MAC Pro LongWear Lipcreme Reviews and Swatches

Once I lost count of the number of lipsticks I own (I stopped somewhere around 100), I figured it’s time to go on a no-buy. I was doing quite well and was about to give myself a pat on the back until I got to play with the new MAC Pro LongWear Lipcremes ($16) – I couldn’t help but caved!

MAC Pro LongWear Lipcreme

The Lipcremes come in 12 wearable colors that range from your everyday nudes and pinks to bright reds, browns and even a metallic purple. They go on very creamy with just a touch of shine but once you blot or let it dry naturally, they turn completely matte. They do have amazing staying power and lasted even after a meal – but definitely not up to 12 hours as claimed.

One thing I do really really like though, is how they manage to give great color payoff with a matte finish but feels totally non-drying, even on my constantly chapped lips. The new, sleek packaging also reminds me of a smaller, more compact version of MAC Pro Paint Sticks and is so much better than the regular lipsticks. Would definitely love to see more colors in the future!

The colors I picked up are:

* Till Tomorrow – A nude brown that screams Angelina Jolie on my lips.
* Unlimited – A muted rosy color that looks like my lips but better.
* Good To Go – A super loud orange just like the one you see on the Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 show. I love bright orange lipsticks and this is by far one of the brightest that I have seen.

MAC Pro LongWear Lipcremes in Till Tomorrow, Unlimited and Good To Go
Till Tomorrow, Unlimited and Good To Go

MAC Made To Last, Faithfully Yours, Sweet Ever After, Good To Go, Perpetual Flame and Prolong Pro LongWear Lipcremes swatches
Made To Last, Faithfully Yours, Sweet Ever After, Good To Go, Perpetual Flame and Prolong

MAC Overtime, Love Forever!, Unlimited, Extended Play, Till Tomorrow and Goes and Goes Pro LongWear Lipcremes swatches
Overtime, Love Forever!, Unlimited, Extended Play, Till Tomorrow and Goes and Goes

Overall Rating:

So what do you think? What’s your favorite color? Lip swatches to come next week!

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I really love these lipsticks they are really moisturising and have amazing staying power! I bought Till Tomorrow.

  2. I bought Overtime. :) the color appears to be much more lighter than I thought but it’s very matte like you said. And I love the packaging…it’s so SLIM! I want to go back to buy more hehe

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