CarlaN's review of MAC Pro Longwear Lustre - Night Rose


15 reviews

80% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$



Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

The name of this one is a bit mis-leading; I'm surprised at how light it is. In fact, I was concerned (I bought it online) that it would turn out to be too dark for me(pale pink-ivory skin; dark brown hair; dark green eyes).

As it turns out, I'm actually wondering if it's too light. It's described on the MAC site as "ultra-rich plum" but it's in reality a light-to-medium slightly rosey mauve.

That said, I should add that it's a pretty, though low-key, color with a decent amount of shimmer. The "mirror" topcoat" is quite sparkly, though not obnoxiously so. I love the fact that the topcoat portion of this product is detachable, and sold separately; I wish more companies would offer this kind of packaging.
UPDATE: I upped the rating of "Night Rose" after I saw it in natural light! It's definitely an understated YLBB shade, but it won't kill me to wear that sort of shade once in a while. ;)

Though I do usually prefer bolder, brighter shades, NR is pretty(it is cool-toned with no brown, which suits me) and(especially when topped with the sparkly topcoat that comes with it) has a lovely flattering shimmer. It also has the pleasant vanilla taste, comfortable feel, and long wear typical of a MAC Longwear.

As for whether or not I'll buy again, this one is a definite "maybe." Since this particular shade is not really me, I may or may not buy "Night Rose" again, but I plan to try other shades of Pro Longwear Lustre.

NOTE: I decided to try mixing a dab of MAC "Ruby Red" pigment into the topcoat to "kick the color up a notch." It works beautifully, deepening the color and the shimmer without making the total effect over-the-top.

This way, I can get my money's worth out of both "Night Rose"(which is too pale for me) and "Ruby Red"( a color I adore but don't like on my eyes). continued >>

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