I’ve previously given a quick preview of the M·A·C Après Chic Collection for Spring 2013. This collection is perfect for the sort of weather a lot of us are facing as it provides “effortless natural glamour” and the ability to “heat up winter looks”. This collection features coveted Mineralize Skinfinish, Blush and Eye Shadow, and Tinted Lip Balm. It also includes lipsticks, nail lacquers and Pro Longwear eye liner.

In this post I will focus on one line of products in particular: the Pro Longwear Eye liners!

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The eyeliners in this collection are described as:

Pro Longwear’s long-lasting eye liner delivers creamy, dense colour that glides on smoothly. 12-hour waterproof formula stays put and smudge-free.

There are 5 shades available:

Mountain Air: Vibrant teal

Snow Shadow:: Purple violet


Rich Experience: True brown

Night Trail: Deep blue navy

Black Ice: Rich black

I went to the store determined to get 3 shades: Mountain Air, Snow Shadow, and Rich Experience. I swatched the first two and was disappointed by the color payoff. Somehow I had expected vibrant colors in one go, but I really had to build it up and even then the finish was not great. Rich Experience, however; was very good. And since I lost my Urban Decay Demolition liner (sad face), I was on the market for a rich brown color. Then I got this!

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What’s good about it

  • Nice and creamy formula that applies very easily and gently to both top and bottom lash line
  • Great color payoff in one stroke. That is possitive because you don’t want to pull the eye area too much anyway, by building up liner
  • You can easily get 6 to 8 hours without smudging. The color stays rich and vibrant
  • Definitely waterproof. I tested this extensively and I can vouch for the water resistance

Swatch in the back of my hand. I thought it would come off easily with water and soap. I was wrong. I had to scratch the thing out of my hand (wasn’t home and did not have makeup remover)

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What’s not so good about it

  • For a higher end brand like M·A·C is a bit pricey at 18.50€, however; not unreasonable
  • I don’t know if you can get 12 hours with this one. On the bottom lash line I definitely could not get more than 6 hours without smudging.

View of the full size pencil

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View of the color. Yes, I need to sharpen this thing

Right now this is my go-to brown pencil line and it’s made its way into my makeup bag!

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Paola’s mood after using this product:
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