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These colors work overtime, even on your days off!
MAC rules the makeup universe and when it comes to collections, they stand alone. I eagerly await emails keeping me “in the know” of their latest launch, and have been guilty of placing phone orders when a particularly hot, limited edition color hits the MAC Store. So, when Office Hours arrived for review, the happy dance (that my husband sadly witnessed) was only the start of my excitement for this launch.
Office Hours, MAC’s latest answer to longwear, will take you through a full day at the office. So if you’re a “glamorous go-getter with a real head for business and beauty”, as they put it, you won’t want to miss out on this one. Ok, so I might not be the epitome of a sophisticated business woman, teaching 150 crazy ninth graders, but I do need makeup that will make it past my second hour class…this line of eye shadows, blush and lipglass does just that.
The Pro Longwear Eye Shadows ($21) are twice the size of MAC’s standard shadows and come in a perfect array of fall colors; you’ll have a hard time picking just one or two.
I tried Ever Ivory and Mauveless, both perfect for my “office” and coloring. They have a smooth formula that glides on effortlessly but doesn’t pack a ton of pigment. But the Pro line’s matte finish isn’t bogged down with shimmer or glitter, making them perfect for work.
The Pro Longwear Blush ($23.50), is noticeably rich and comes in eight beautiful shades. Whole Lotta Love proved to be a great pink for the season and has become my new blush of the moment. It blended perfectly, with a soft, natural finish.
These blushes have what MAC calls “extreme color perfection,” achieved after one brush over the cheeks. (I think that may depend on your skin tone and selected shade ~Stef) But as promised, these blushes provide the staying power needed for a full day of wear.
My favorite product products of the launch? The Pro Longwear Lipglass ($19.50), of course! Can I just say, I adore these, and you will too.
Available in a variety of eight colors, with six cream formulas and two frosts, it’s the richest, thickest, lipglass MAC has…it sticks on and stays put! These also have enough color to be a stand alone. Forever Rose will forever be a part of my makeup bag.
The big question… do they last? MAC claims eight hour wear for the shadows/blushes, and six hours for the lipglasses. Final verdict…they DO! Sipping morning coffee and after lunch, I could still see and feel the lipglass. As for the shadow and blush, both stayed on all day, but the blush was much more visible. Office Hours is a must-have for the working girl and yet another collection we’ll all want from MAC.
we heartsters and testers, is MAC’s Office Hours collection working hard for you too?
MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass
Everlasting Nude – Mid-tone warm nude (cream)
Patience Please – Light pink-blue (cream)
Love Love Love – Light cool pink (cream)
Next Fad – Mid-tone cool pink (frost)
Persistent Peach – Light warm peach (cream)
Boundlessly Beige – Light warm beige with pearl (frost)
Driven By Love – Red-blue with slight pearl (cream)
Forever Rose – Mid-tone neutral rose (cream)
$19.50 US / $22.50 CDN
MAC Pro Longwear Eye Shadow
Ever Ivory – Pale Ivory
Bloom On – Light burnt rose
Always Sunny – Light yellow brown
Uninterrupted – Dark camel
Endless Passion – Mid-tone rose
More Amour – Mid-tone red
Mauveless – Dark dirty mauve
Fashion Fix – Dark cool slate grey
Linger Softly – Light frosted grey blue
$21 US / $25 CDN
MAC Pro Longwear Blush
Stay By Me – Light peach coral
Baby Don’t Go – Light cool beige
Rosy Outlook – Light yellow pink
Stay Pretty – Light bright blue pink
Blush All Day – Light dirty rose beige
Whole Lotta Love – Light blue pink
Eternal Sun – Warm brown
Stubborn – Mid-tone rose plum
$23.50 US / $28 CDN
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