MAC Prolongwear Colour Stick and Pro Beyond Twisted Lash Mascara
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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