BEAUTY 101: Your Long Lasting, Fresh Face

Ever see those women who are fresh faced from morning 'till night, and wonder how they do it? It could be a new obsession with MAC’s Pro Long Wear Collection. Per the usual, MAC has kicked it up another notch with new fall colors for cheeks, lips and eyes. While the blushes come in more complementing shades of sheer cocoas and soft mauves, the eye shadows and lip glasses range from neutral nudes to seductive purples. Here are some of the editor’s top picks!

Pro Long Wear Lip Glass: Now, this is where you get to have some fun! The array of colors are amazing, and since it creates more of a stained, glossy affect, translating from your work day to your social nightlife is easy. Add less in the AM when heading to the office, gloss on an extra coat just before you leave for happy hour. And get this: it actually does last for 6 hours. I caught myself in awe while at the gym, realizing that I had yet to apply a new coat.

TIP: Keep your hair from your face as the glass is a bit sticky and scrub your lips before and after each use.

Pro Long Wear Blush: Ultra fine with rich pigmentation, this blush is expected to last up to 8 hours. For me, it lasted about 4, but I also touch my face a lot. Don’t expect a dramatic feel though, as the blush blends very well, adding more of a sheer, yet flawless complement to your face, rather than a striking statement. Perfect for work, though.

TIP: When using lighter shades, dust on a few extra layers for added pigmentation and apply in a well lit room.

Pro Long Wear Eye Shadow: This shadow feels like the mastered art of combining moisture into powder form. Creamy and silky, the shadow barely creased on my eyes, and offers maximum color impact. My biggest infatuation is the range of hues the shadows come in; yellows, pinks, blues and grays are just in time for the fall season.

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TIP: Since the shadow is very fine, give your brush a light shake to relieve of excess before sweeping across lids. This will help keep the product on your eyes, and not on your face.

-Melanie Yvette Martin


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