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MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil

Mac Patentpolish in Revved up



When MAC’s PatentPolish lip pencils arrived on our shores, I couldn’t wait to try it, especially would all the hype surrounding the launch. I got one (get one or two first even if you are a pro make up artist before spending your shoe fund on the entire shade range. I have learnt from experience, expensive lessons)


MAC’s website claimed it to be The colour and shine of a gloss, the precision of a lip pencil - now in one colour stick. M•A•C Patentpolish Lip Pencil instantly achieves a luscious shine with a single swipe. Effortless twist-up keeps application clean and simple, with no need to sharpen. Enjoy colour in a range of 12 new shades - from bright corals to soft, rosy pinks and natural nudes - that stay bright and true on all skin tones.

Did it live up to it’s promises . . . well the twist up mechanism is great because you don’t have to sharpen the pencil. It does glide on and doesn’t leave any tacky residue. Oh and it is glossy . . .

That’s it . . . I’m afraid.

The colour I got didn’t rev me up in the least, rather I felt like I was parked in neutral, trying to change gears as I swiped and swiped and swiped . . . took a breathe then swiped some more. There was no colour payoff. Maybe it was the shade, but the pigment in the product is poor in my experience. The pencil is too blunt and rounded at the top to give you any precise, control. I was interested in it because I do have hyper-pigmented lips and based on the website’s claims, I though this was going to work. If what MAC says about the colour being true on all skin tones (they are talking about the lips, not the colour selection) it’s a pack of lies.

I really like the idea of a one swipe lipstick, balm and gloss in one, but it definitely didn’t deliver. I wanted to try the Kittenish shade, but I don’t think I’ll be wasting another cent. Definitely won’t repurchase.  Clinque’s chubby sticks and Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable lip balms are far superior options

I work it over a nude lipstick and it did give the lipstick a glossy rosy tint, but nothing memorable but I’ a firm believer in that you don’t buy a product that needs another product to work, the product should do what it claims all by itself!


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