When MAC Patent Polish Lip Pencil arrived as a limited edition, it flew out. It’s a high gloss lip pencil..feels like a lip sheen, looks like a gloss, smells like a cupcake. It’s now back permanently. I feel like I need to take a degree in MAC – it’s so hard to keep up with the changes. When I first started blogging and meeting other bloggers, my jaw was literally dropping at how much knowledge they all had about the brand. I was asked – on more than one occasion – ‘what are you in MAC?’ and I didn’t even understand the question! It referred to my foundation shade in MAC’s signature letter and number code and to this day a common question is, “I am NC11 in MAC, so what would I be in Clinique?” or similar. Which is kind of like asking how many blueberries make an apple. But, whatever you might think about MAC – and I’m very far from loving everything they do – they’re getting it right more often than they’re getting it wrong these days.
These pencils are a good case in point. MAC Patent Polish Lip Pencil follows a familiar theme as far as reinventing the lipstick goes, but put simply, they’ve done it better than anyone else.
The pay off is lush, glossy and doesn’t disappear at the first sip of a crisp white wine. The colours are vibrant and juicy, the wear is good – there is just nothing not to like here (other than the vanilla scent, but that’s a personal preference – it’s catnip to many). They launched on the 2nd of July in a 14 strong line up for £17.50 each HERE.
The shades that I have swatched up from bottom to top are: Teen Dream, Sultana and Fearless… I’m currently wearing Fearless and love it as a milky bright pink.
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I havent bought much MAC for a long time but am in LOVE with these bought two and have worn them everyday since. I may get more I bought my daughter two of the disco eyeshadows too.
I love the look of those but I prefer matte finishes…MAC I hope you are listening!!
I think they have listened already 🙂
I’m never great with Mac limited editions as I never make it in time so glad this is in their permanent line, I’ll have to give these a whirl as they seem great for the warmer months when you want a no fuss lip.
I love the variety of shades and textures MAC provides, but for me there are few big BUT-s in there: first, their limited editions – quite often it occurs to be VERY good tints and hues (and a very beautiful package – think Monogram collection, for example), but disappears swiftly and you’re staying weeping; second, here in the Netherlands everything coming late or never and not possible to properly order – makes the first point even worse, and… last, but not least, ALL face products, no matter how perfectly they match me at the moment of putting on, in 10 min oxidize ugly yellowish and pretty obvious…