Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Midweek post: What A Blast!

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Liner in 'What A Blast!', £14 for 1.2g.

It's no secret that I love bright lip colours. Whether it be coral, pink or red I feel most comfortable with a pop of colour on my lips, nudes just aren't for me.
I bought this Pro Longwear lip liner in 'What A Blast!' hoping that I could use it as an all over lip colour due to it's unashamedly vivid neon colour.

The Pro Longwear pencil promises to be longwearing, with smooth application and high pigment. The pencil does tick two of these three boxes; the pencil is so creamy and buttery soft in comparison to the regular MAC lip liners, there's no dragging or discomfort. Secondly, the pigmentation is so fantastic that it'll make you wince. This shade is one of the most vivid, bright neon colours I have ever seen or experienced in lip colour and for that reason I don't want to write a totally negative review...
The one issue I have is that it isn't longwearing on me. The texture is so creamy yet when it sets on the lips it does that typical thing that so many 'longwearing' products end up doing, and that is it becomes dry and crumbly. As soon as I take a sip of a drink, let alone eat, the colour is gone and I'm left with a delightful ring around my lips along with flakes and crumbs of orange how attractive does that sound? I find this issue really frustrating as I absolutely hate being paranoid when I'm wearing a makeup product, it takes all the fun out of it when you're constantly checking if it's still in place- and in this case, it never is!
As a lipliner on it's own it is ok, and I find I can pair it with my 17 listick in 'Hot Chilli' fairly well, so unfortunately for me it'll have to remain solely as a lip liner.

Sadly my opinion on What A Blast! is a split one. I adore how vivid the shade is with it's high end edge, yet the dry consistency and it's embarassingly poor lasting power put me off picking it up as often as I'd like. Sad face.


  1. Such a beautiful colour, I used to be terrified of bright lip colours but this really appeals to me now. It really suits your skin tone :)


  2. The colour is absolutely gorgeous! I love, love bright lips. It's such a shame that it's not long lasting, so many good shades seem to come with that problem! xx

  3. Oooh that's too bad, I hate lip liners that slide off to an unflattering dry mess! Maybe this long-wearing formula isn't the best for lip liners :(

  4. Gaah, that's such a shame! The colour is absolutely gorgeous, I'd love to wear it as a full colour too. XO

  5. What a gorgeous colour! I could never get away with such a bright colour
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  6. The colour is so nice. Dont think I'd be brave enough to wear it but it looks lovely on you. Theres nothing worse than being left with a ring around your mouth. How annoying!

  7. wow its such a stunning colour, shame about the lasting power and crumbly-ness. There is literally nothing worse than when a lip product goes dry on you and doesnt stay put! naughty mac! x

  8. What a gorgeous color! I would to get my hands on MAC's Lady Danger or Morange just to wear orange but this really suits you :D xx

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  9. Love the name of your blog :) This colour looks extremely flattering!!

    xx Veronica

  10. It's a shame it doesn't live up to expectations because it looks lovely on you. But you do have perfect lips, so I think anything would look good on you! x

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