Forever evolving and delivering new products, next on the MAC chopping block is the Prolongwear Colour Sticks. These are longwearing vibrant, waterproof, pigmented medium-full coverage sticks that deliver in one swipe. This jumbo pencil can either be applied as a thick chunky liner across the lash line or across the whole lid. There are 21 shades available in two textures, rich matte or sparkling frost.
I received three of the 21 shades; Cinder Black, which is as you would expect, a pigmented deep dark matte black, which works great applied to the lash line and smudged for a messy liner look and lashings of mascara. Next up and my favourite of the three is Frisky Blue, it’s described as a cobalt blue, but I feel it has an air of royal blue about it, either way, it’s a gorgeous shade of blue that glides on and blends beautifully.
I also like this one swiped near the lash line for a summer alternative to black liner, but even on the lids for an evening look this colour is gorgeous. And the last shade I have is Sweet Praline, it’s a cool toned pale chalky peach that is not very flattering on my skin tone, but might work as an eye shadow base. I found this one did not apply or blend out very smoothly on me and it looked a little patchy.
The Pro Beyond Twisted Lash Mascara has a flexible wand that can be bent in all directions up to a complete 90 degree angle. The brush is also very very small, allowing you to reach the inner and outer corners without obstructing your view during application. I like the flexible wand, and I do find this works well to reach those tiny lashes that can be forgotten, but due to the tiny brush this mascara focuses more on lengthening than volumising, and gives a natural look to the lashes. It’s a nice very black mascara, that’s a little wet upon initial application, so can get a little messy if you blink too hard or sneeze before it’s dry. Once dry though it lasts well all day, I like to layer this mascara with a more volumising one to get the best of both worlds.
MAC Prolongwear Colour Sticks are priced at £16.00 and the Pro Beyond Twisted Lash Mascara is £19.00.
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