Monday, 13 August 2012

Investing in lip liners

MAC lip Pencil in 'Spice', £11.50 for 1.45g.
MAC lip Pencil in 'Magenta', £11.50 for 1.45g.

I'd become tired and quite frankly unfufilled with my current few lip liners! Having never particularly embraced the importance until fairly recently, my cheap ones just weren't living up to any long lasting standards, and were available in a pretty dire colour range.
I knew that MAC would probably offer some good quality lip liners in some exciting colours and so I puchased three there. I'm showing two regular lip pencils in this post and will talk about the prolongwear lip pencil at another time!

'Spice' is an Amy Child's favourite, though this isn't the reason I bought it I can assure you! I wanted a nude lipliner but I'll be honest and say that I am disappointed with how brown this actually is. The pencil is so pigmented that it's actually hard to even apply it lightly to achieve that nude 'barely there' look. In terms of formular it's perfect; it glides on well and has excellent lasting power, but the colour just isn't for me, it feels a bit 90's and old fashioned. In the photograph I've applied it all over the lip to demonstrate the colour.

'Magenta' is a gorgeous purpley fuschia colour. It is absolutely divine and works with purple, bright pink, and mid tone pink lipsticks (as long as it is blended out). It is pretty much a perfect match to one of my oldest standing MAC lipsticks, which is 'Gladiola' from the Dame Edna collection- a colour I lived and died in for about 6 months of my life! If worn on it's own for a length of time, as to be expected, it is drying however this can be avoided with a lipgloss on top and doesn't matter too much as this isn't it's purpose.

Beet and Brick are next on the list as I know they're colours I'll get a lot of use out of. Do you own any MAC lip liners or can you recommend another brand to me?


  1. love these shades, they really suit you. I've been using one from the body shop, it's like a dark browny nude so goes with most shades x

  2. I adore anything that comes in magenta, it looks so pretty on you! These both look lovely, I don't own any MAC ones but I think I'll be looking into them now! xx

  3. Love the fuschia colour on you! I tend to use Rimmel or Elf lipliners because they make my lipstick last longer & don't stain my lips :) Never really think to look at what Mac have to offer xo

  4. I dont think I own any lipliners. I've never really thought about wearing them before but I probably should. Magenta is gorgeous, so pigmented.

  5. Magenta is gorgeous on you. I own MAC Whirl its a great everyday liner X

  6. Magenta really suits you. I love the Armani lipliners x

  7. These both look so pretty! I want them both now:P i love mac lip liners but i only have 1 so far :) xx

  8. Both of these look gorgeous, and amazing on you! :)

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  9. i have magenta... i bought that to go with mac rebel! another staple lip liner i use most week days is 'barely bold' (i think) by mac xxx

  10. i really need to purchase some of those lip pencils love mac lip products
    love how you were honest and gave the good and bad points
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