Swatchmas Day 18: My Top 5 Melt Cosmetics Lip Liners

On the eighteenth day of Swatchmas, I give you my five favorite AllDay/Everyday Lip Pencils from Melt Cosmetics! I know there’s a lot of Melt posts during Swatchmas, but they’re a brand that I really love and these five lip pencils are present in both my personal collection and in my professional makeup kit. They’re very versatile and can be used with a variety of lipsticks and on many different skin tones, so if you’re wanting to try Melt’s lip pencils for the very first time, perhaps one of these will be something you’d fall in love with too!

You can purchase these from www.meltcosmetics.com for $17 each. Melt’s AllDay/Everyday Lip Liners contain 1.20 g / 0.04 oz of product. Melt Cosmetics is a cruelty free company and all of the lip liners featured in this post are vegan.

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The five AllDay/Everyday Lip Liners featured in this post are:

  • Modest:   Peachy nude (Ultra-Matte formula)
  • Hex:   Mauve taupe (Ultra-Matte formula)
  • French Kiss:   Vibrant rust (Ultra-Matte formula)
  • Ambrosia:   Blue toned red (Ultra-Matte formula)
  • Santeria:   Deep wine-stained burgundy with rose gold flecks (Ultra-Matte formula)
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Photo taken indoors using natural, indirect sunlight. Lip liners swatched on MAC NC12 skin.

 

These products were purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

 

 

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: Mamacita Ultra Matte Lip & Lippie Pencil

Last but not least, we have the gorgeous, vampy Mamacita Ultra Matte Lip from Colourpop‘s collaboration with iluvsarahii! This is one of my favorite matte liquid lips for fall and winter, although it can be worn anytime of year and by anyone, just as long as you want everyone to admire that pout of yours! Although it’s a very deep shade, it’s easy to wear with anything from a simple makeup look with no eye liner, up to a full blown glam and glittery look for the holidays or a night out. Even if you may be a little put off by a vampy lip like this, for the price, it’s worth trying, especially if you end up getting it with the entire “kit” from this collection.

There are three lip “sets” in this collection, although each product must be purchased individually OR in the collab/set as a whole. No matter how you buy these, they’re affordable and worth every penny. I’ll go into more detail about them further down in this post, so keep reading!

Also, if you’d like to check out some of the other products from this collab, click the links below:

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: Curvii Ultra Glossy Lip & Lippie Pencil

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: 951 Ultra Satin Lip & Lippie Pencil

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: $aucey Pressed Powder Eye Shadow Palette

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: Chic-y Pressed Powder Eye Shadow Palette

If you’d like to keep up with me and check out any new makeup I’m playing around with, you can follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, all of which are lesley_makeup. I love staying in touch with my readers, so don’t be afraid to hit me up on there if you have a product question or just want to say hi!

You can also check out iluvsarahii on YouTube.

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The packaging is similar to the boxes that the eye shadow palettes come in. They are the same pretty nude color with a golden, crocodile pattern printed on them and feature the “iluvsarahii x Colourpop” logo on them. The text printed on both the Lippie Pencil and Ultra Matte Lip is in gold, and the tube of the Ultra Matte Lip has a golden cap and detailing, rather than Colourpop’s typical silver color. The components themselves (as in the liquid lip tube and pencil) also feature the “iluvsarahii x colourpop” text.

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Although this was my first time giving this brand’s matte liquid lipstick a chance, I must say I like it! It’s thin without being watery, but it’s very pigmented so it doesn’t end up feeling thick or sticky before it dries down. For the most part, it’s comfortable and wears well, but it did make my lips feels a little dry after I had it on for a few hours. Also, because it’s such a deep, bold color, it can start to look and feel like it “cracks” after you’ve had it on for a while. I only really noticed this if I put a little too much on, though. As with most matte liquid lipsticks, it can also emphasize any dry or chapped areas, so be sure to gently exfoliate your lips, apply a balm or moisturizer, then blot to excess off before applying Mamacita!

The matching Lippie Pencil was semi-creamy, but did feel a bit more dry than the 951 or Curvii pencils, perhaps due to the intense, deep pigments used? I don’t know… Anyway, you can see in the lip photo that I struggled a little lining my upper lip, and that was even after sharpening it and applying a primer, so it SHOULD have gone on a little more evenly than it did. You may have an easier time with it or be better at finessing it so it works for you, but I would honestly probably rather use this liner to fill in my lips under the Ultra Matte Lip (which also makes your liquid lipstick last longer) and use something else like a MAC Lip Pencil to line my lips with. I also had the same cap issue as the other pencils, so make sure it’s on there tightly before you end up with a mess in your makeup bag!

Colourpop is a cruelty-free company and both Mamacita Ultra Matte Lip and Lippie Pencil are vegan.

Like the other liquid lip products from Colourpop, this Ultra Matte Lip is individually priced at $6, contains 3.2 g / 0.11 oz of product and can be purchased from their website. That’s about the same amount of product you’ll find in brands like ABH, Kylie Cosmetics, and a few others, but you’re saving at least $10-$14 on average if you opt for Colourpop’s Ultra Matte Lip instead. To make it an even sweeter deal, you can get this liquid lip, the matching liner, and all of the other goodies from this collection as a set for $54.

The Mamacita Lippie Pencil sells for $5 and can be bought by itself from www.colourpop.com, or can be purchased in the collab/set with everything else. This pencil contains 1.0 g / 0.035 oz of product. That’s comparable to most of NYX’s Lip Pencils that cost $4 and contain 0.04 oz of product, and still WAY cheaper than higher end brands, which average $15-$20 for about the same amount of product.

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Mamacita Lippie Pencil + Ultra Glossy Lip photographed indoors using natural, indirect sunlight + a ring light. (I have no idea why my bottom lip is blurred but I’ll redo this pic later)
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Photograph taken in natural, indirect sunlight. Products swatched on MAC NC20 skin.
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Mamacita Ultra Matte Lip:   Colourpop describes this as a “deepened burgundy”. It’s a very deep, rich, neutral to slightly cool toned, blackened burgundy red with some almost eggplant type of undertones. It’s pretty unique, so pardon my long-winded description! It has a truly matte finish once it dries down, which takes a moment, so you have plenty of time to blend it out or layer it if desired. No matter what your skin tone, if you’re looking for a dark, vampy lip, this should be right up your alley!

The formula is thin enough to layer and apply evenly, but it’s not the least bit runny and is very well pigmented, so a little goes a long way. Because the applicator isn’t all that precise, it was a little tricky to get a perfect application without using a lip brush (for me, anyway). Color payoff actually end up being deeper than it looks in the tube, as Mamacita dries down to a be a little darker and less reddish toned. Coverage is full, but you may have to layer in some areas to get it extra dark. It took one dip into the tube for my top lip and another dip for my bottom lip, and I don’t even have very big lips! It wore comfortably for a solid 4 hours before my lips felt a little dry and it started to fade in the center of the lip, but I had no problems with it fading anywhere else until around hour 6.

Dupes:   To be honest, I couldn’t find the perfect dupe for Mamacita. A couple of matte liquid lipsticks that come close are Crimson Luxe Matte Liquid Lipstick from TIME Los Angeles, which is a little lighter and more red; MAC’s Carnivorous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour, which is still more red toned; and Sad Girl from Anastasia Beverly Hills, but it has an iridescent shimmer to it and is a bit more purple.

Liners:   Of course the Mamacita Lippie Pencil works perfectly with this liquid lip, but there are a few others I like too, especially in MAC’s regular Lip Pencil formula. Burgundy is nice, but it’s more reddish/true burgundy; Currant and Vino are also great options but they are both slightly darker and do have a more wine-stained undertone. Cyber World and Nightmoth are the darkest, most purple based liners, but they’re gorgeous for a more vampy vibe. If you’d like to tone down the color, you can also use something more neutral like Chestnut, which is a neutral, medium-dark brown. Vinyl, from Morphe’s collaboration with Ourfa Zinali, is also gorgeous with Mamacita, although it’s a little warmer and more red. For a longer wearing option, you can go with MAC’s Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in either Ms Diva, which is a little lighter but still defines the lip well, or Bespoken For, which is darker and will give you a beautiful, dramatic ombre look.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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Mamacita Lippie Pencil:   This pencil is referred to as a “deepened blackberry” and is a deep, rich, mostly cool toned blackberry shade with a hint of burgundy undertones that are similar to the matching Ultra Matte Lip. Mamacita pencil is darker than it’s liquid lip twin, but that’s so it adds more depth and contrast. I like to line the edges of my lip, then fill in the corners and blend it inward a bit all around the lip to add a deep, ombre effect. This is a really nice liner with nearly any other deep purple or red toned lipstick I have, too, so it may come in handy to have in your collection!

This Lippie Pencil did feel drier than the other two from this collection, so it was a bit more difficult to apply. It’s also more matte, so that could have something to do with it. Eventually, after sharpening it and warming it up by rolling it in a tissue between my fingertips, it did go on much smoother and more precisely but it still wanted to pill up on any dry patches around the edge of my lips. I’m hoping this isn’t typical with this liner and maybe I just got a bad batch or something? Color payoff is excellent and it looks the same as it does in the pencil, if not even deeper once applied to the lip. Coverage was full and opaque but as I said, it can skip on dry areas. Wear time was longer than 951 and Curvii pencils and lasted about 6 hours before I had any fading occur at all.

Dupes:   Bespoken For, from MAC’s Pro Longwear Lip Pencil line, was the closest dupe I could find, though it’s a teeny bit more purple toned. MAC’s Currant and Vino Lip Pencils are also very similar, with Vino being the closest dupe of those two.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

 

*** This post expresses my own honest opinion. I purchased these with my own money and did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this review. ***

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: Curvii Ultra Glossy Lip & Lippie Pencil

Curvii is my personal favorite of the three lippies in the iluxsarahii x Colourpop collection, mostly because I’ve become a big fan of glosses in the past few months! I love it because it can be worn alone, with the matching liner, or over another lip liner or lipstick. It also works well with any skin tone, depending on what liner or other lip product that you pair it up with. I feel like this whole collection was made with EVERYONE of EVERY skin tone in mind, which I really appreciate and respect from a brand and collaboration.

There are three lip “sets” in this collection, and each product may be purchased individually OR in the collab/set as a whole. No matter how you buy these, they’re affordable and worth every penny. I’ll go into more detail about them further down in this post, so keep reading!

Also, if you’d like to check out some of the other products from this collab, click the links below:

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: Mamacita Ultra Matte Lip & Lippie Pencil

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: 951 Ultra Satin Lip & Lippie Pencil

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: $aucey Pressed Powder Eye Shadow Palette

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: Chic-y Pressed Powder Eye Shadow Palette

If you’d like to keep up with me and check out any new makeup I’m playing around with, you can follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, all of which are lesley_makeup. I love staying in touch with my readers, so don’t be afraid to hit me up on there if you have a product question or just want to say hi!

You can also check out iluvsarahii on YouTube.

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The packaging is similar to the boxes that the eye shadow palettes come in. They are the same pretty nude color with a golden, crocodile pattern printed on them and feature the “iluvsarahii x Colourpop” logo on the box. The text printed on both the Lippie Pencil and Ultra Glossy Lip boxes is in gold, and the Ultra Glossy Lip has a golden cap and detailing, rather than Colourpop’s typical silver color. The components themselves (as in the liquid lip tube and pencil) also feature the “iluvsarahii x colourpop” text.

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The formula of Colourpop’s Ultra Glossy Lip is really nice! I find that a great deal of glosses feel sticky or heavy, but this one melts right onto the lips and doesn’t feel terribly goopy. It’s not a runny type of gloss, but it’s not that thick, honey-like texture either. The applicator is the same doe foot type that’s found in the Ultra Satin Lip that I previously reviewed, so it doesn’t make for the most precise of applications, but I feel like that’s less of an issue when applying a gloss.

The Lippie Pencils are very pigmented and feel nice on the lips. They glide right on and wear pretty well, but can skip a little if they haven’t recently been sharpened, which you can do with your typical sharpener even though the pencil component is a plastic type of material. Because the pencils are so creamy, they wear down and need sharpened more often than most pencils do. I feel like I’ve used them up pretty quickly, but it’s not a big deal, considering how affordable they are. Another minor complaint I have about these Lippie Pencils is that the caps don’t seem to want to stay on there sometimes, so be sure you put it back on tightly before tossing your Lippie Pencil into your makeup bag or purse!

Colourpop is a cruelty-free company and both the Curvii Ultra Glossy Lip and Lippie Pencil are both vegan.

Curvii Ultra Glossy Lip is priced at only $6 and contains 2.4 g / 0.085 oz of product. It can be purchased from www.colourpop.com. The price point is on par with most drugstore brands, but seems to contain less product than some of them do. On the other hand, if you compare this to higher end brands, such as Kylie Cosmetics, MAC, or ABH, it contains roughly the same amount of product (maybe a little less than some) but the price is MUCH lower! As I mentioned, you can also buy all of the products from the iluvsarahii collaboration in a “kit” for $54.

The Curvii Lippie Pencil sells for $5 and can be bought individually on the Colourpop website, or can be purchased in the collab/set with everything else. This pencil contains 1.0 g / 0.035 oz of product. That’s comparable to most of NYX’s Lip Pencils that cost $4 and contain 0.04 oz of product, and still WAY cheaper than higher end brands, which average $15-$20 for about the same amount of product.

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Curvii Lippie Pencil + Ultra Glossy Lip photographed indoors using natural, indirect sunlight + a ring light.

 

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Curvii Ultra Glossy Lip:   This gloss is a “sparkly light peachy nude in a crème finish”, according to Colourpop’s website… It’s a light, warm toned peachy nude with very, very fine particles of golden, peachy-pink shimmer that reflect the light beautifully, making your lips look full and luscious. It looks a little different on everyone, depending on your skin tone and the natural color of your lips, but it’s universally flattering and can be worn by anyone. If you aren’t a fan of lighter nudes, you can always layer this over a liner to deepen the color and add extra dimension.

As I mentioned earlier, the formula feels amazing. It’s creamy and honestly feels a bit moisturizing, but doesn’t feel sticky or heavy on the lips. It’s very comfortable to wear. Color payoff is good and this gloss is very well pigmented. Since it is a gloss, the coverage isn’t full, but according to the website, it’s only intended to me medium coverage anyway. I personally like that because I feel like fully opaque nude glosses can show all the lines in your lips in a not-so-flattering way! Wear time was around three hours before it began to fade a little bit in the center and around the edges of my lips, but it clung to the other areas for about 5 hours, if not a longer.

Dupes:   The two most similar dupes I found for Curvii were Kim from KKW’s Creme Liquid Lipstick collection, although it lacks any micro shimmer and is more pigmented and full coverage, as opposed to Curvii being semi-sheer. The color is almost the EXACT same, though. Another decent dupe is Fenty Glow, which is Fenty Beauty by Rihanna’s Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer. Fenty Glow has a slightly more pinky-nude undertone, much more subtle shimmer, and is also a little more sheer. I actually found that if I apply KKW’s Kim, then put Fenty Glow on top of it, it’s a VERY good match for Curvii!

Liners:   Naturally, Curvii Lippie Pencil compliments this Ultra Glossy Lip perfectly, but there are many other liners that you can use with it! If you want to stick with a lighter nude, you can try MAC’s Subculture or Boldly Bare Lip Pencils, both of which are light to medium peachy, warm toned nudes. NYX’s Beige Lip Pencil is also a good light nude and is more neutral/less peachy than Subculture or Boldly Bare. For something with a more pink tone to it, MAC’s Dervish Lip Pencil and NYX’s Nude Pink Lip Pencil are good options. MAC’s Stripdown Lip Pencil is much more cool toned, but it’s nice if you want to cool down or neutralize the look of this lip overall. MAC’s Spice and NYX’s Natural Lip Pencils are medium to medium dark, warm toned nude liners that work well with Curvii, especially if you have a medium to medium dark skin tone. Last but not least, a few nice darker liners to use with Curvii are MAC’s Lip Pencils in Hover, Chestnut, or even Auburn or Mahogany. All of those but Chestnut are warm toned, peachy or reddish browns that will give you a much more natural sort of ombre blend if you have a dark to deep skin tone, or just want to create a lot more contrast.

Overall Rating:   4.6 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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Curvii Lippie Pencil:   Curvii pencil is a “warm beige” and is a medium, warm peachy-brownish nude and shares the same creamy, satin type of finish as the 951 Lippie Pencil. It works well not only with the gloss of the same name, but with SO many other lip products too! If you’re wearing Curvii gloss and you have a dark to deep skin tone, you may opt for a different liner. Do keep in mind that this Lippie Pencil can also be used all over the lip and layered under the gloss to deepen the color of it some.

Like 951, the texture for this pencil is extremely creamy, allowing it to apply easily. Like I said before, though, you’ll want to keep it sharpened so you can get a nice, precise line. Color payoff is great, but this liner does seem to pull warmer on me when I’m more pale and not spray tanned. Coverage is opaque even when using a light hand and very little product. Same as 951 Lippie Pencil, I only got about 4 hours of wear time before I had to do a quick touchups around the edges of my lips.

Dupes:   There are three liners that are VERY similar to Curvii Lippie Pencil! They are NYX’s Natural Lip Pencil, which is almost identical, perhaps with a hint more of a mauve undertone. MAC’s Spice Lip Pencil is also nearly the same color as Curvii Lippie Pencil, while MAC’s Hover is close too, but is cooler toned.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   4

 

*** This post expresses my own honest opinion. I purchased these with my own money and did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this review. ***

 

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: 951 Ultra Satin Lip & Lippie Pencil

Time to move on to the lip posts for the iluvsarahii x Colourpop collab! I’ll be starting with 951 Ultra Satin Liquid Lip, which is a liquid lipstick formula, but it doesn’t have the typical matte finish. Also in this post is the matching Lippie Pencil! 951 is one of those colors and formulas that works well for all skin tones and ages. It’s not dry and matte, but it’s also not sticky and glossy. It’s nude enough that it will work with nearly any look you create, too, plus it makes a great every day lip!

There are three lip “sets” in this collection, although each product must be purchased individually OR in the collection/set as a whole. No matter how you buy these, they’re affordable and worth every penny. I’ll go into more detail further down in this post, so keep reading!

Also, if you’d like to check out the eye shadow palettes from this collab, click the links below:

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: Mamacita Ultra Matte Lip & Lippie Pencil

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: Curvii Ultra Glossy Lip & Lippie Pencil

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: $aucey Pressed Powder Eye Shadow Palette

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: Chic-y Pressed Powder Eye Shadow Palette

If you’d like to keep up with me and check out any new makeup I’m playing around with, you can follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, all of which are lesley_makeup. I love staying in touch with my readers, so don’t be afraid to hit me up on there if you have a product question or just want to say hi!

You can also check out iluvsarahii on YouTube.

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This is the first time I’ve purchased any lip products from Colourpop, and I’m just as impressed with these as I am with their eye shadows!

The packaging is similar to the boxes that the eye shadow palettes come in. They are the same pretty nude color with a golden, crocodile pattern printed on them and feature the “iluvsarahii x Colourpop” logo. The text printed on both the Lippie Pencil and Ultra Satin Lip components is in gold, and the Ultra Satin Lip has a golden cap and detailing, rather than Colourpop’s typical silver color. The components themselves (as in the liquid lip tube and pencil) also feature the “iluvsarahii x colourpop” text.

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The Ultra Satin Lip formula is lovely. It’s very creamy and pigmented and applies pretty easily. Unfortunately, I think the applicator could be a little more precise. I had some trouble getting a nice, clean line around the edges, so you may want to try to use steady hand and gradually build up the product if you have smaller lips, or grab a lip brush. I also noticed that this darkens a bit after it’s applied, but that happens with many liquid lip formulas, so that’s not a dealbreaker for me. Overall, I think that 951 is a great product and worth the money for sure!

The Lippie Pencils are also very pigmented and feel nice on the lips. 951 glided right on and wore pretty well, but this formula can skip a little if the pencil hasn’t recently been sharpened, which you can do with your typical sharpener even though the pencil component is a plastic type of material. Because the pencils are so creamy, they wear down and need sharpened more often than most lip liners do. I feel like I’ve used them up pretty quickly, but for the price, I can certainly afford to get a few backups! One more teeny complaint I have about my Lippie Pencils is that the caps don’t seem to want to stay in place sometimes, so be sure you cram that thing back on there before tossing it into your makeup bag or purse!

Colourpop is a cruelty-free company and both the 951 Ultra Satin Lip and Lippie Pencil are vegan.

951 Ultra Satin Lip costs only $6 and contains 3.2 g / 0.11 oz of product. It can be purchased individually from www.colourpop.com, where you can also purchase this product with the entire collaboration set for only $54. The set includes the Ultra Glossy, Ultra Satin, and Ultra Matte lips, the three matching Lippie Pencils, and both Pressed Powder Shadow Palettes. When compared to ABH’s Liquid Lipsticks, although they’re mattes, this contains the same amount of product but costs $14 less! Kylie Cosmetics’ Velvet Singles are $16 and contain the same as this Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip does, so you’re also saving $10 when compared that product.

The matching 951 Lippie Pencil sells for $5 and can be bought individually on the Colourpop website, or can be purchased in the collab/set. This pencil contains 1.0 g / 0.035 oz of product. That’s comparable to most of NYX’s Lip Pencils that cost $4 and contain 0.04 oz of product, and still WAY cheaper than higher end brands, which average $15-$20 for about the same amount of product.

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951 Lippie Pencil + Ultra Satin Lip photographed indoors using natural, indirect sunlight + a ring light.
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951 Ultra Satin Lip:   On Colourpop’s website, this is described as a “mid-tone, warm nude”. It’s a medium, warm toned brownish-mauve nude with what Colourpop calls a “satin-matte” finish. Even though it’s a liquid lipstick, it dries down to have a subtle shine to it rather than being completely matte. It doesn’t seem to emphasize the lines in my lips so much as true matte liquid lipsticks do, so I like that about this formula. I love this color too because it works for just about any skin tone, even dark to deep skin tones if you pair it with a slightly deeper liner.

The texture is creamy, but not too thick and not too liquidy, so it applies well and feels very comfortable on the lips, even once it dries down and sets. Color payoff is great but it can darken a little once it’s applied to the lips. You can even tell in the swatch that the mauve undertone became more apparent once it had set on my skin. Coverage is full without having to use a ton of product. The applicator doesn’t hold much, though, so even on my lips I had to dip into the tube once for the top lip and once for the bottom. Wear time was 5 to 6 hours before I noticed any fading, with most of it being in the center of the lip at first.

Dupes:   Dose of Colors’ Matte Liquid Lipstick in Truffle and MAC’s Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor are both incredibly similar to 951. Even though they’re matte, they still have a softer type of matte finish that’s a lot like 951’s finish once they set. Morphe’s Jealousy Liquid Lipstick is close too, but it’s more matte and a little darker. Jealousy also has more of a mauve undertone.

Liners:   951 Lippie Pencil is obviously a great liner to use with 951 Ultra Satin Lip, but there are a couple of other liners I like to use with it too. Pretty much all of the liners I found are MAC Lip Pencils, so let’s get into those first! Stripdown and Chestnut are great but are cooler toned and more brown, which can help you tone down the warmth of 951 if desired. Chestnut is beautiful if you have a dark to deep skin tone, btw. Whirl is lovely too because it’s close to a natural lip color for most people and will give you definition without much contrast;  it is more pinky/mauve, though. Auburn and Mahogany are both darker and more reddish-brown to rusty toned, but can help you create an ombre type of look, especially for those of you with a medium dark to deep skin tone. If you want to stick with a more neutral liner that’s closer to 951 in color, Spice and Hover are nice since they’re both medium, warm toned brownish-nudes. For a cheaper drug store alternative, you can also use NYX’s Natural Lip Pencil.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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951 Lippie Pencil:   This is described as a “mid-tone warm nude, slightly darker than 951 Ultra Satin Lip to define the lip and create an ombre look”, which is exactly what it is and what it does! It has the same warm, medium brownish-mauve nude tone, but it’s definitely darker than the Ultra Satin Lip version of 951 so it adds the perfect amount of contrast and dimension to the lip, no matter what your skin tone may be. The finish of this liner is not matte, though… It’s more of a natural satin type of finish. This can be used with all sorts of lipsticks and glosses, too, so it’s a great liner to keep on hand. As I mentioned earlier, if you have a dark to deep skin tone, this liner may be a little too light to create the perfect ombre look if you’re using 951 Ultra Satin Lip, and will appear more nude on you.

This liner feels SUPER creamy and glides onto the lips easily, but does lose it’s shape and definition after one or two applications, so be sure to keep this sharpened so you can get a perfect line for your lips without it looking wonky or uneven. Color payoff looks just like it does in the pencil without any darkening once applied. Coverage is full and even, since it’s VERY pigmented. Wear time was only about 4 hours before I noticed some fading around the edges of my lips.

Dupes:   MAC’s Lip Pencils in Hover and Spice are SUPER close to 951 Lippie Pencil and if you mixed the two, they would literally create 951. NYX’s Natural Lip Pencil is also a very good dupe, but it has the tiniest bit of a mauve hue to it. However, the mauve tone is barely noticeable once applied to the lips.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   4

 

*** This post expresses my own honest opinion. I purchased these with my own money and did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this review. ***

 

 

 

MAC Flamingo Park: Sneak Peek

Mac’s new Flamingo Park collection for Spring 2016 is full of bright pinks and corals to brighten things up since winter will hopefully be coming to an end soon! This is a sneak peek of all the upcoming posts I’ll be making about this collection through Sunday…

Enjoy and thanks for reading!

Note: I will also be reviewing the Beauty Powders, but I still need to photograph them.

 

 

Blush:

Let’s Be Friends – Life’s A Picnic – Oh, My!

Spring Flock – This Could Be Fun – What I Fancy

(Pink Swoon is permanent so I did not purchase or review that one)

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Lipstick:

Be Silly, Have Your Cake, Flocking Fabulous, Long Legged & Fabulous, Nice To Meet You, Please Me, Saint Germain, Silly, The Fashion Flock

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Cremesheen Glass:

Look Who’s Here, Petite Indulgence, Playful Petal, Such Sweeties, Sweet Tooth

(from top to bottom)

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Lip Pencils:

Chic Trick, Embrace Me, In Synch

(better photos will be in the blog post)

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MAC – Sharon Osbourne – Cranberry Lip Pencil: Photos, Swatches and Review

Yesterday, I finished the reviews for the Kelly products I got from the MAC x Osbournes collaboration, so today it’s Sharon’s turn! I’m starting off with Cranberry Lip Pencil… Now some of you are probably thinking “umm just one lip pencil, what’s so special about that?”… Well, Cranberry is GORGEOUS! It was permanent at one time but has been discontinued for several years, so I was excited to see that it was making a comeback with this collection! It seems I was not the only to be so happy about this lip pencil, though, as it’s already sold out online and at most locations that I’ve been to or called recently. Luckily, I have some dupes in mind that I will share with you in this post!

Sharon Lip Pencil Box

MAC Lip Pencils are highly pigmented and typically wear for a minimum of 6 hours. Although the texture is somewhat dry, they still apply pretty smoothly and will go on even smoother if you apply MAC’s Prep + Prime Lip first… It’s a silicone based primer which contains Vitamin E, so not only does it completely smooth out the lip, even on the drier, chapped areas, it also adds moisture and makes everything you apply on top of it last even longer than usual! If you apply Prep + Prime Lip first, you can even put your Lip Pencil all over the lip to use on it’s own, or to layer under a lipstick or gloss.

The packaging for Sharon’s Lip Pencil is a bright red color with her signature in lavender… Just the opposite of Kelly’s side of this collection. The box is also a satiny red with the same signature and MAC logo on it. I love this packaging just as much as the Kelly products… It’s classy, feminine and eye-catching, but not overdone and gawdy. It costs more due to this special packaging, but it’s worth it to me.

Cranberry Lip Pencil is limited edition and was released one week ago on Thursday, June 12th. It is available now (if it’s in stock) on MAC’s website at www.maccosmetics.com, as well as at counters and stores. Like all Lip Pencils, this contains 1.45 g / 0.05 US oz of product, but Cranberry sells for $16.50 rather than the usual $15, due to the bright packaging.

Sharon Lip Pencil Label

 

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Lip Pencil swatched on NC20 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Lip Pencil swatched on NC20 skin.
Cranberry
Cranberry

Cranberry:   This Lip Pencil is described as a “soft yellow pink”… It’s a medium to medium-dark (depending on heavy handed you apply it), warm toned , soft pink with yellow based undertones. It has a matte finish and can actually be work by itself on the lips as well as under a lipstick or gloss. However you wear this, I definitely suggest applying Prep + Prime Lip first… Cranberry has a dry texture, but not TOO dry. It feels soft and slightly creamy, yet it’s dry enough to wear well without feathering/bleeding outside of the lip line. Depending on how dry your lips are, it can tug a bit, but this is not normally an issue. If you DO have chapped or dry lips and have a problem with liners tugging, Prep + Prime Lip will solve that little problem for you! The color payoff is wonderful and looks exactly the same on the lips as it does in the pencil. Coverage is great too, giving full opacity with little product applied. As far as wear time goes, I got a solid 6+ hours before this pencil began to fade!

Dupes:   To be honest, I have yet to find the perfect dupe for Cranberry and I’ve even looked at the other brands outside of MAC! The closest thing I’ve found is In Anticipation Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, which is a warm, yellow based pink too, but it’s brighter and lighter than Cranberry. Beet Lip Pencil is also similar, but darker, cooler toned, and has more of a bright pink/magenta color to it… It’s a lot of work, but mixing In Anticipation and Beet together actually creates a color that’s nearly identical to Cranberry!

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Fall 2013 – Pro Longwear Lip Pencils: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

MAC released two new Pro Longwear Lip Pencils with this collection that match some of the Lipsticks also part of RiRi Hearts MAC. I’m SO glad these are Pro Longwear! Not only do I think they’re such great quality, they work perfectly with Matte and Retro Matte Lipsticks!

RiRi Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Packaging

 

RiRi Pro Longwear Lip Pencils 2

RiRi Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Boxes

 

 

Like the rest of the products in this collection, these have the special pink packaging and boxes, but they’re like all the other Pro Longwear Lip Pencils on the inside!

Pro Longwear Lip Pencils are all highly pigmented lip pencils that are surprisingly creamy for a long wearing formula, gliding on without any tugging or pulling at the lips. Once these set, they feel a bit more dry but won’t budge or transfer, wearing for around 6-8 hours. Since both of these are a bright and dark, they tend to leave behind a bit of a stain but it’s easily removed with a wipe or remover oil. If you feel like these don’t glide on easily enough, or if you want to fill in with them, I suggest applying something like MAC’s Prep + Prime Lip first, giving it a smooth base to glide over.

Both of these Pro Longwear Lip Pencils are limited edition and came out at counter today, although they were released online earlier this week and at freestanding stores last Thursday. As far as I know, they’re sold out online at probably at a lot of stores, but maybe you can still grab them at your local counter! Because these have special packaging, they cost $21.50 compared to the typical $19.50, although they contain the same 1.2 g / 0.04 US oz of product.

RiRi Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Labels

 

RiRi Pro Longwear Lip Pencils 1

 

RiRi Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Swatches

 

RiRi Woo
RiRi Woo

 

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Products swatched on NC15 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Products swatched on NC15 skin.

RiRi Woo:   This Pro Longwear Lip Pencil is a “cool red cream” with a creamy, yet matte finish. It’s a medium to medium-dark, cool, blue based red that’s a perfect match for the Lipstick that shares the same name. It had the usual creamy texture, like other Pro Longwear Lip Pencils and glided on giving perfect color payoff and full coverage. I got 6-8 hours of wear with this before I had to touch up.

Even though this is made for RiRi Woo, it works well with any blue based red… Ruby Woo and Russian Red are other good Lipsticks to pair up with this liner.

Dupes:   Cherry Lip Pencil from MAC is going to be the closest match to this pencil, even though it isn’t Pro Longwear. If you want a Pro Longwear, try Kiss Me Quick… That one is a tiny bit darker but it’s very close!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Talk That Talk
Talk That Talk
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Products swatched on NC15 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Products swatched on NC15 skin.

Talk That Talk:   This pencil is a “dark plum cream” with a creamy matte finish. It’s a deep, slightly warm toned plum. Like most Pro Longwear Lip Pencils, this felt smooth and creamy, applying easily and giving me perfect color payoff and great coverage. I got about 7 hours of wear before this liner started to fade. It is a bit darker than the Lipstick with the same name, so if the Lipstick doesn’t give you enough color payoff, I suggest layering Talk That Talk Pro Longwear Pencil underneath!

Since this liner is such a beautiful, dark plum, you can use it with tons of Lipsticks… Some of my favorites to pair this up with are Diva, Viva Glam I, Media, Cyber, and Rebel. You can also try it with lighter and brighter colors for a vampy ombre look.

Dupes:   Talk That Talk is certainly one of a kind as far as Pro Longwear Lip Pencils go, but Currant, Vino, and Nightmoth Lip Pencils are pretty close, with Nightmoth being the best dupe I’ve tried. So don’t worry if you can’t get Talk That Talk!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

 

MAC Retro Matte – Pro Longwear Lip Pencils: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

Part of MAC’s Retro Matte collection, which was released just yesterday, is some brand new additions to their lineup of Pro Longwear Lip Pencils. These are all brighter types of colors, which was much needed in the Pro Longwear formula! All but one of them is permanent and hopefully the single limited edition will stick around if enough people ask it to. Three of these are already permanent and are just being repromoted because they work well with the lipsticks also released with this collection.

RM Pro Longwear Lip Pencils

 

Pro Longwear Lip Pencils are “A new generation of longwearing lip pencil technology. Glides on fluidly and adheres instantly. Defines the lips with an instant release of rich, saturated colour. Pro-longs the hours between re-application. Transfer proof.”

These are all highly pigmented lip pencils that are surprisingly creamy for a long wearing formula, gliding on without any tugging or pulling at the lips. Once these set, they feel a bit more dry but won’t budge or transfer, wearing for around 6-8 hours. The brighter colors also leave a soft stain behind even after fading, so they’re great for layering under lipsticks as well as using them as a basic kind of liner. If you layer these and fill in the whole lip, you may want to apply a primer like Prep + Prime Lip first so they don’t emphasize any dry or chapped areas on your lips, which they rarely do, but it will also make them wear longer and apply more smoothly!

All of these Pro Longwear Lip Pencils are permanent, with the exception of the limited edition color, Fashion Boost, which I hope will end up sticking around! These were released online at www.maccosmetics.com last week and in stores and at counters yesterday, Thursday September 12th. Pro Longwear Lip Pencils contain 1.2 g / 0.04 US oz of product and sell for $19.50.

TIP:   Due to the dry, yet creamy formula of these lip pencils, make sure you get a good sharpener to use with them… Using the cheap drugstore kind can lead to unwanted breakage and wasting your pencil! I suggest the ones from MAC, Benefit, or NARS.

RM Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Labels

 

RM Pro Longwear Lip Pencils 2

 

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Pro Longwear Lip Pencils swatched on NC20 skin.
Dynamo
Dynamo

Dynamo:   This is one of the new, permanent colors and is described as an “intense pink cream”. It’s a medium-dark, hot creamy pink with some soft coral-ish undertones. It looks the same on the lips as it does in the stick, giving great coverage and color payoff. It works well with most warm toned bright pink, soft reddish pinks, corals, or coral-pink lipsticks and glosses.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Fashion Boost
Fashion Boost

Fashion Boost:   This is a brand new “bright purple cream” and is, unfortunately, the only limited edition Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in this collection… Why do they ALWAYS do that with the purples?! GRR!! It’s a bright, medium-dark, purple-magenta with some warm, pinkish undertones. It’s a soft, creamy type of finish but still gives amazing color payoff and perfectly opaque coverage. This liner works well with nearly any purple, fuchsia, magenta, or cool toned bright pink lip.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

High Energy
High Energy

High Energy:   High Energy is a “bright orange red cream” that is new and will remain in the permanent lineup of MAC’s Pro Longwear Lip Pencils. It’s a very bright, medium-dark, warm, orange-red. Like the other lip pencils in this collection, I got great color payoff and coverage. You can use this liner with any medium to medium-dark orange, yellow/orange based red, or deep coral lipstick or gloss.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

In Anticipation Please excuse how hideous it looks... the cheap sharpener I used sort of ate it up!
In Anticipation
Please excuse how hideous it looks… the cheap sharpener I used sort of ate it up!

In Anticipation:   This is one of the existing permanent Pro Longwear Lip Pencils that’s being repromoted with the Retro Matte collection. It’s described as a “soft yellow pink”… It’s a bright, medium, warm toned pink that gives absolutely opaque coverage and wonderful color payoff. This works well with most medium, neutral to warm pinks, as well as pinkish-nudes if you want to brighten them up a bit.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

More to Love
More to Love

More to Love:   This is an “intense bluish pink” and is one of the existing permanent pencils being repromoted. It’s a medium-dark, bright, slightly cool toned fuchsia, which once applied, can turn more neutral to warm, depending on your own lip color. It gives intense color payoff and full coverage. This works really well with any bold pink, cool toned reddish pink, or fuchsia lipstick or gloss.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Shock Value
Shock Value

Shock Value:   This lip pencil is a “bright pink cream” and is one of the new, permanent Pro Longwear Lip Pencils… It’s a very bright, medium, cool/blue toned pink that looks a little darker and even more cool toned/slightly magenta once applied. The color payoff and coverage were both fantastic, but this pencil did feel a little more dry than some of the others in this collection. This looks really good with any bright, cool toned pink lipstick or gloss.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Staunchly Stylish
Staunchly Stylish

Staunchly Stylish:   Staunchly Stylish is a “pinky beige” that is already part of MAC’s permanent range of Pro Longwear Lip Pencils. It’s a medium, neutral, slightly pinkish brown/nude. It’s kind of one of those you-lips-but-better type of colors. It gives great color payoff and coverage, and as you can see from the photo, has a soft sheen to it so it doesn’t look totally matte until it sets. Staunchly Stylish is a good liner to use with any medium nude-ish pink, nude, brown, or any kind of neutral lip.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Trust in Red
Trust in Red

Trust in Red:   This new and permanent Pro Longwear Lip Pencil is a “bright cool red cream”… It’s a medium-dark, cool toned, blue based red that’s not as bright once applied as it is in the stick… It actually looks a bit darker on the lips too. The texture feels a little dry (and looks that way in the photo as well), but it doesn’t tug on the lips when you put it on or make application uncomfortable. It gave me totally opaque coverage and great color payoff. Since it’s a true, cool toned red, you can use this with nearly any cool toned red lip!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

 

 

MAC Fashion Sets – Lip Pencils: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

MAC’s Fashion Sets collection is full of bright, bold products that all share the same name and color. These Lip Pencils have Lipsticks, Lipglasses, Eye Shadows, and Nail Lacquers that coordinate with them for a fun, monochromatic look.

Fashion Sets Lip Pencils

 

Fashion Sets Lip Pencils

 

MAC Lip Pencils have a somewhat dry type of formula that wears for around 6 hours or more and is intensely pigmented. Although they can feel dry at times, they still apply smoothly! If you want these to apply as smoothly as possibly, I suggest starting off with something like Prep + Prime Lip… That will also make these wear longer. All of these Lip Pencils work perfectly with their coordinating Lipsticks and Lipglasses and will make those products wear longer and look more defined if layered underneath… Lip Pencils are a must have with a bold lip, so if you plan on getting the Lipsticks, you should definitely pick up these Lip Pencils too!

Fashion Sets Lip Pencils are limited edition,  available online now at www.maccosmetics.com and will be for sale at MAC stores and counters on Thursday, April 4th. Each one of these sells for the usual $15 and contains 1.45 g / 0.5 US oz of product.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.Lip Pencils swatched on NC15 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Lip Pencils swatched on NC15 skin.

 

Ablaze Lip Pencil

Ablaze:   Ablaze Lip Pencil is a “bright apricot” with a matte finish. It’s a bright, medium orange that I don’t see any apricot to at all! There is more of a soft coral tone than apricot.

Like other MAC Lip Pencils, I get around 6 hours of wear before any fading occurs. These type of lip liners have a somewhat dry texture that helps them wear longer and appear extra pigmented, but they still apply smoothly.

At first glance, this Lip Pencil looks like Entertain Me but Ablaze isn’t as much of a true orange and is lighter. Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil is also similar but Ablaze is darker and less coral. What A Blast Pro Longwear Lip Pencil is also close but looks much more bold and is a darker orange when applied.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Embrace Me Lip Pencil

 

Embrace Me:   This is described as a “vivid pinkish fuchsia” and has a matte finish. It’s a medium, bright fuchsia with blue undertones.

I got about 7 hours of wear with this Lip Pencil before it started to fade at all and like Embrace Me Lipstick, it left a stain for an additional hour or more. As with other MAC Lip Pencils, it’s a dry type of liner but it’s not so dry that it tugs.

Embrace Me Lip Pencil probably looks pretty familiar to you by now… It’s been released in the past with numerous collections including Beth Ditto, Tour de Fabulous, Iris Apfel, and most recently with the Strength collection in December of 2012. Hopefully they just keep it around and make it permanent this time! There really aren’t any dupes for Embrace Me… More To Love Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (which is permanent) is the only other hot pink lip liner that MAC has to offer, but it’s duller, darker and not as cool toned.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Heroine Lip Pencil

 

Heroine:   Heroine Lip Pencil is described as a “bright purple” with a matte finish. It’s a medium-dark purple with warm, reddish undertones… It’s very very similar to the coordinating Lipstick!

I got fantastic color payoff with this Lip Pencil and over 6 hours of wear before it started to fade away. Even after it faded there was a bit of a stain left that lasted another hour or more. This Lip Pencil felt softer than many other MAC Lip Pencils so it applied easily with no tugging.

Magenta Lip Pencil would be the closest dupe to this, but it’s still way off! Magenta is, well, a magenta color and is brighter and more pinkish.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Silly Lip Pencil

 

Silly:   This Lip Pencil is a “bright pink” with a matte finish. It’s an absolute perfect match to the Lipstick in every way… Including in the way that it looks warmer toned than it really is! On the lips it’s an ever so slightly cool toned, medium bright pink.

This Lip Pencil had a drier texture than the others in the Fashion Sets collection so it didn’t apply all that smoothly… It skipped and tugged a bit, but that’s not uncommon with many types of lip liners. You do want some degree of dryness so they wear well! It had great color payoff and wore for 7 hours before it began to fade, so that made up for the drier texture. I did apply this over Prep + Prime Lip, which may have extended the wear time by an hour or so… It also helped it apply smoothly with no tugging.

Silly is really different from any Lip Pencil that MAC has, either permanent or limited edition, so there aren’t any dupes that I can think of… If I find one I’ll be sure to post it!

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   3

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   3

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

MAC Fashion Sets – Silly Lip Pencil, Lipstick and Lipglass: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

MAC Fashion Sets are bold brights with a modern edge… They’re coordinating sets of products that include a Lip Pencil, Lipstick, Lipglass, Nail Lacquer, and Eye Shadow that are all the same color. I only purchased the lip products, so there will only be reviews and photos for those… Sorry!

Silly Lip Set

 

Not everyone wants to be totally match-matchy but it’s fun to do monochromatic looks sometimes… It’s definitely not considered a “makeup don’t” any more!

My favorite part of Fashion Sets are the lip products, since it’s always nice to have a coordinating liner, lipstick and gloss… I do like the Eye Shadows and Nail Lacquers too, I just didn’t think it was necessary to add to them to my collection or kit.

Since the Eye Shadows and Nail Lacquers are totally different products and textures than lippies, they aren’t perfect matches to them… That said, they don’t have to be a perfect match for a monochromatic look to work. They’re all high quality and nicely pigmented so they work well on their own and get a big thumbs up from me!

All three of these lip products are limited edition, although I am hoping these return as permanent like some of the products from Fashion Sets of 2012 did. Fashion Sets are available online now atwww.maccosmetics.com and will be for sale at MAC stores and counters on Thursday, April 4th. Each one of these products sells for the usual $15. MAC Lipsticks and Tinted Lipglasses are lightly vanilla scented but have no flavor.

Silly Lip Pencil, Lipstick and Lipglass all used together.Photo taken indoors with indirect sunlight as well as light from my OttLite makeup mirror
Silly Lip Pencil, Lipstick and Lipglass all used together.
Photo taken indoors with indirect sunlight as well as light from my OttLite makeup mirror
Silly Lip Pencil, Lipstick and Lipglass swatched on NC15 skin.Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Silly Lip Pencil, Lipstick and Lipglass swatched on NC15 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.

 

Silly Lipstick

Silly Lipstick applied over Prep + Prime Lip.
Silly Lipstick applied over Prep + Prime Lip.

Silly Lipstick (Matte):   Silly is a “bright cream pink” with a Matte finish. It’s an intense, medium, nearly neon pink that’s almost neutral but looks slightly cool toned once it’s applied. It looks warmer in the tube and when swatched. Like the other Fashion Sets Lipsticks, Silly has a slight sheen at first but it faded quickly on me, turning into a true Matte finish in less than an hour.

I got totally opaque coverage and awesome color payoff with Silly. It felt especially creamy and applied evenly without feeling dry at all. This Lipstick gave me just less than 6 hours of wear before it began to fade. Since this is a Matte Lipstick, it can emphasize chapped or dry spots on the lips, so I suggest applying it over something like Prep + Prime Lip to smooth and even out the texture of the lips.

Silly is a unique Lipstick and doesn’t have a dupe that’s all that close to it… Candy Yum Yum is a little darker but is much more cool toned. Pink Nouveau is also more of a blue based pink and has a considerable amount of sheen because it has a Satin finish.

Silly Lipstick is limited edition, contains 3 g / 0.1 US oz of product and costs $15.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

 

Silly Lipglass

Silly Lipglass applied over Prep + Prime Lip.
Silly Lipglass applied over Prep + Prime Lip.

Silly Lipglass:   This Tinted Lipglass is described as a “bright pink cream” with no shimmer. It’s a medium, bright, creamy pink that looks slightly cool toned and blue-based once applied to the lips, although it looks warmer toned or at least more neutral in the tube. It’s a tiny bit cooler toned than the coordinating Lipstick is, but MAC matched these two products really well!

Silly is mostly opaque and gives fantastic color payoff. It feels thicker and creamier than many other Lipglasses so it applies easily and wears well… It wore for just over 4 hours on me before it started to fade. The only issue I had with this Lipglass is that it settled into the lines on my lips a tiny bit when I applied it without a primer, so I would definitely suggest using Prep + Prime Lip before you put on this Lipglass.

I can’t think of many Lipglasses that look similar to Silly… Pink Nouveau would probably be the closest but it’s more blue based/cool toned and is lighter and brighter.

Silly Lipglass is limited edition, contains 4.8 g / 0.17 US oz of product and sells for $15.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

 

Silly Lip Pencil

Silly Lip Pencil:   This Lip Pencil is a “bright pink” with a matte finish. It’s an absolute perfect match to the Lipstick in every way… Including in the way that it looks warmer toned than it really is! On the lips it’s an ever so slightly cool toned, medium bright pink.

This Lip Pencil had a drier texture than the others in the Fashion Sets collection so it didn’t apply all that smoothly… It skipped and tugged a bit, but that’s not uncommon with many types of lip liners. You do want some degree of dryness so they wear well! It had great color payoff and wore for 7 hours before it began to fade, so that made up for the drier texture. I did apply this over Prep + Prime Lip, which may have extended the wear time by an hour or so… It also helped it apply smoothly with no tugging.

Silly is really different from any Lip Pencil that MAC has, either permanent or limited edition, so there aren’t any dupes that I can think of… If I find one I’ll be sure to post it!

Silly Lip Pencil is limited edition, contains 1.45 g / 0.5 US oz of product and costs $15.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   3

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   3

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5