For a lasting pop of color on the lips, I am really digging MAC’s new Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker!
Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker in Purposefully Red
The Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker comes in a fat marker so you can literally draw the color on. There are a total of 9 colors available, most of which are red/brown-based and they all showed up very similar on my lips. The only pink (which I was set on getting since I <3 pink lips), Stylesetter, was a disappointment and showed up a lot darker with barely any pink so I end up getting Purposefully Red, which is a beautiful pinup red. Would love to see more pinks and lighter colors in the future.
Pigmentation-wise, these are on the sheer side but very buildable. You can easily create a natural stain to an intense, defined look like the one you see on the promo picture. The formula also feels non-drying and uber lightweight. Plus the felt-tip applicator gives such great precision you can finally say bye bye to lip liner.
As for its wearability, let’s just say this stuff IS long-lasting! While these are not completely waterproof, the Lipstain Markers do stain pretty badly to the point where it will require an oil-based remover to get the color off completely. I learnt my lesson when it took over 2 days for the swatches on my hand to wash off.
The only con I have is that these can show up very differently depending on your natural lip color (I still can’t believe Stylesetter didn’t work out for me – sadness!!) I highly suggest you try these on before you purchase. Other than that, they are AWESOMEEEE!