Last month I posted an eye of the day featuring one of my MAC Pro Longwear eye shadows called Lie Low. I mentioned that I would later do a post talking about it's wear time... Well that post is this one...
Ok, so here's the run down...
MAC claims - A unique long wearing Eye Shadow with a silky, creamy texture formulated for maximum colour impact. Easily blendable and buildable; lids are visibly smooth no matter how intense the application. Lasts 8 hours.
Pro Long wear eye shadows cost £15.50 and there are 16 shades in the permanent collection.
The first two pictures were taken at 9.30 am before I set off for the day ahead. They were taken in natural light and uploaded that same day as an eye of the day post.
The second two pictures were taken at 5.30 pm when I gotten home and was just about to take my make up off. These pictures were obviously not taken in natural light, as it is the winter, it gets dark here around 4 pm. They were taken in my bathroom with a bright light.
So, as you can see there is definite wear signs. I do not suffer from greasy/oily lids and have never needed to use a primer as a result. I always use one of my MAC paint pots as a base but purely to make the surface even or in some cases coloured.
I would say the eye shadow held up around 5 hours before I started to notice the cracking. Normally, if I have nothing with me, I would try to blend the crease with my finger so that it doesn't look messy. I didn't do this as I knew I would need to take a picture later.
To sum up, I agree that these eye shadows are silky and creamy and are easy to blend and build up. I think it is impossible to have an eye shadow/lipstick/foundation last more than 6 hours - in my opinion! So 5 hours wear from an eye shadow? That doesn't sound too bad to me!
You could of course take different measures to try and ensure a longer wear (a strong primer for example) but I wanted to do as little as possible for this result.
Well done if you made it through and I hope you found this helpful :)
What do you think of the Pro Long wear collection?
Thank you for reading :)