In addition to some gorgeous LE Summer Collections like the MAC Vibe Tribe (reviewed here), MAC also launched a brand new, limited edition formula. The MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Stick is a jumbo pencil meant to provide intense, long-lasting colour in a single swipe. Available in 21 shades, I received the MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Stick in Iris Eyes and Madly Sunny to test out and share with you.
The MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Sticks come in a twist up crayon format, which is honestly my favourite format for any product ever. Each shade is also colour-coded by the end, which is super convenient for telling them apart when they are shut.
In terms of the packaging, I love that you don’t need a sharpener, but that means that these point tips do wear down and then they are less precise. I think it would be best to have a sharpener on the bottom regardless, and while I have heard that these have them, mine do not, possibly because they are press samples.
I have the MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Stick in Iris Eyes, which is a blue steel metallic and Madly Sunny, a bright matte chartreuse. Both shades are very opaque in a single swipe, as promised. However, the formula of Iris Eyes is actually much creamier and glides on better, while Madly Sunny is easier to blend out. That said, both shades dry quite quickly, and once they set, they stay put.
In the above look I applied the MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Stick in Iris Eyes along the lower lash line and Madly Sunny all over the lid. I found that Madly Sunny was a bit drying to wear as an eyeshadow. It was also very difficult to blend out–as you can clearly tell, and although it is opaque when swatched, I found while attempting to blend I often had to go over an area and had a hard time getting even, opaque coverage.
When I used Iris Eyes on the lower lash line I had no issues as at all. Creamy, opaque, easy to apply. It’s probably clear which method I prefer!
Both the MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Stick in Iris Eyes and Madly Sunny stayed put all day and I noticed no creasing or fading or smudging. These truly are longwear products. However, to me they work a billion times better as an eyeliner than as an eyeshadow base. I much prefer the creamy consistency of a MAC Paint Pot for something I’m going to blend all over my lid, and the Colour Sticks are actually too smudge-proof for me to do that effectively.
I’m really in love with the shades and formula of both the MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Stick in Iris Eyes and Madly Sunny, but only when used as a liner. You could definitely use this is a shadow base, since you’ll be blending out shadow on top, but I just have other base products like my MAC Paint Pot that I prefer for that purpose. However,iIf you are looking for a great pop of colour that will last all day, I definitely recommend checking out this product!
What do you think of the MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Stick? Let me know how you feel about that Madly Sunny shade on me, it’s not for everyone but I love it!