Pro Longwear Lipcremes and the matching foundations and concealers hit Australian counters yesterday, so I had a quick peek at the display as I was cutting through the Myer on Pitt St. I was initially more interested in the foundations, but the twin factors of a.) I’d rather go to the Pro store so I can use my pro card when purchasing and b.) I’d purchased a bottle of MUFE HD liquid foundation not two days prior prevented me from exploring the range. I did, however, make a random lipstick purchase knowing that later this week I have work booked with some posh make-up houses who require polished, minimal make-up.
Overtime Pro Longwear Lipcreme is a clean yellow-tinted pink in a cream finish with no sparklies or glitter. The yellow tint isn’t overwhelming, just enough to give it a slightly peachy hue. It’s fractionally lighter than Creme Cup and much, much pinker than Speed Dial. The main thing I noticed with this lipstick – beyond it really, really needing a lip brush to apply properly and/or blending with a fingertip to get it nice and smooth – is that it’s faintly sticky on the lips. Not lipgloss sticky, just slightly gluey feeling. Weird!
Click the jump for colour comparisons and tube pictures!
New packaging! The new tube design is like a wind-up lipbalm, much like the Nivea lipcare tubes. There’s no tapered tip to the lipstick so you don’t get that nice breaking in period where the lipstick tip shapes itself to how you apply it. Just big’n'chunky straight away.
Awww yeah, the best part: comparisons. In order from top to bottom:
- MAC – Overtime Pro Longwear Lipcreme
- Too Faced – Lip of Luxury lipstick in Centerfold
- MAC – Poise Mattene
- MAC – Snob Appeal
- MAC – 15 Minutes
- MAC – Creme Cup
- Lipstick Queen – Pink Sinner
I also did a quick comparison to NARS Niagara. Overtime is much pinker, Niagara is more of a true sheer salmon.
As for the rest of the Lipcremes, nothing really grabbed my attention. They were either identical to lipstick colours I already owned or something that just wouldn’t be flattering to me. There are colours in the range that would be ultra flattering to women of colour which is an excellent change. No ashy lips!