Thursday, March 28th, 2013

MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Ablaze Lip Pencil

MAC Ablaze Lip Pencil ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bright apricot.” More like a medium-dark orange with red undertones and a matte finish–can’t say I’ve seen an apricot quite this color before! MAC Temperature Rising is brighter, more orange. MAC Entertain Me is more orange. MAC Lasting Sensation is lighter–the difference is more apparent when worn. MAC What a Blast is more orange. MAC Redd is redder, slightly darker. MAC Throw Me a Line is a bit redder.

It has good color payoff in a single stroke, and it is certainly buildable and yields a fair amount of color. The problem is the texture of the lip pencils is rather dry, so it can be hard to get even, opaque color on the lips. I just find the formula drags and tugs and pulls – I feel like I have to press so hard to deposit the color. I was able to apply this one enough that it looked mostly even, but it definitely took some doing to get it there. My experience with MAC’s Lip Pencils is that they tend to be rather drying when worn alone, but they work better when used underneath another lipstick or gloss to either prolong the wear or add oomph.

The Glossover

LE
product

Ablaze

B
I just find the formula drags and tugs and pulls - I feel like I have to press so hard to deposit the color. I was able to apply this one enough that it looked mostly even, but it definitely took some doing to get it there.

Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

3.5/5

Results
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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $15.00 (coming soon).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Temperature Rising is brighter, more orange. MAC Entertain Me is more orange. MAC Lasting Sensation is lighter--the difference is more apparent when worn. MAC What a Blast is more orange. MAC Redd is redder, slightly darker. MAC Throw Me a Line is a bit redder.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Giorgio Armani #10 Eyeshadow Palette, Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner.

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4 thoughts on “MAC Ablaze Lip Pencil Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ablaze looks gorgeous!! I cannot wait to get Ablaze l/s, l/g and l/l soon!

  2. Avatar of Amanda Amanda

    wow i have to say that matte lip looks gorgeous on you! im loving this color.

  3. This looks good but i think it is too reflective i mean bold with its color. I personally like light color. Maybe my friends would like it and i will spread it in my circle. Thanks.

  4. Avatar of Deb Deb

    I love the matchy-matchy look, and this liner looks great for the Morange-family of colors. :)