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MAC Styledriven Swatches and Review

The MAC Styledriven Collection is a gorgeous set of Pro Longwear Products that will be part of the MAC Permanent Collection. In true MAC fashion, they are full of pigment, and indeed, do wear long. This is a huge collection with 16 new eyeshadows, 12 lipcremes, 9 lipglass shades, 10 lip pencils, and a brush. My photos here are all taken indoors with flash, which I think actually tends to show the shades the best. But I also took outdoor pictures and will post those on Girl Gloss.

MAC Styledriven Swatches

The MAC Pro Longwear eye shadow in the Styledriven collection is listed in my press materials as having a “creamy” texture. It is a powder shadow, but it does hold up much like a creme to powder type of shadow in terms of long wear and no creasing. Just don’t get confused by the press and think it really is a creamy type of shadow–it is not–it is a powder.  The pigment in it is fantastic. Below are  Styledriven Eye Shadow swatches. From left to right are the shades Carefree, Styledriven, One To Watch, Hot Paprika, Thru the Night, and Legendary Black.

ProLongwear Eye Shadow Swatches

MAC Styledriven eyeshadow Swatches

Next  are the Styledriven Lip Pencil swatches in the shades Nice N’ Spicy, Staunchly Stylish, What a Blast!, Absolutely It, Morning Coffee (which is almost the same as Nice N’ Spicy-just ever so slightly darker), and More To Love. These are seriously long wear pencils. I got very nice wear out of the one that I tested. Fill in your lips with a pencil and cover it with one of the new lipcremes and you are good to go for quite some time!

MAC ProLongwear Lip Pencil Swatches

MAC styledriven Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Swatches

MAC Pro Longwear lipcreme rocks. The lipsticks feel great—they are nicely moisturizing—and the color lasts extremely well. It is hard to wear these very sheer, so if you don’t like a lot of color, stick to a lighter shade. When paired with lip pencil I can get some seriously good wear out of these. Below swatches of the shades Endless Drama, Soft Sell, Dress It Up, and So Very Good

ProLongwear LipCreme Swatches

MAC Styledriven Lipcreme Swatches

The Pro Longwear lipglasses are the only items I’m not a huge fan of. The pigment in them is fantastic, but they also tend to be on on the sticky side. That can be an unfortunate side effect of really well pigmented glosses. Below are swatches of five of the shades: Ready or Not, Driven by Love, Whoops!, Dark As Night, and Infinitely Likeable.

MAC ProLongwear Lipglass Swatches

MAC styledriven Pro Longwear Lipglass Swatches

The MAC Styledriven Collection will be available September 22, 2011 and will be part of the permanent collection.

Disclosure: This review is based on products provided by a representative of the company. For more, please see the disclosure page.

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