Friday, March 29th, 2013

MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil

MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “vivid pinkish fuchsia.” It’s a bold, bright fuchsia pink with a matte finish and blue undertones. I couldn’t think of a dupe for this, but if you have any ideas, I’d love to hear from you! ¬†This shade was also launched twice previously–first in 2011 with¬†Tour de Fabulous and then re-released with MAC for Beth Ditto.

I was able to apply this shade evenly and also with mostly opaque color coverage. The consistency wasn’t as creamy as I would like, so it did still pull and tug at the lips. It requires a lot of back and forth motions to color in the entire lip with it. MAC’s Lip Pencils can wear like iron on me–six hours or longer, no problem–but are very drying when worn alone. I find that I have to wear them underneath a lipstick or gloss to make them tolerable.

The Glossover

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product

Embrace Me

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MAC's Lip Pencil lacks creaminess, so it can be hard to apply evenly and smoothly (and it can be rough on lips, as it tugs and drags a lot). If you only intend to line the outer edges, then it is a lot less painful to use.

Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

Results
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MAC Embrace Me Lipstick
MAC Embrace Me Fashion Set

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MAC Embrace Me Fashion Set: Lipstick, Lipglass, Lipstick

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MAC Embrace Me Lipglass over Embrace Me Lipstick over Embrace Me Lip Pencil

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MAC Embrace Me Lipglass over Embrace Me Lipstick over Embrace Me Lip Pencil

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MAC Embrace Me Lipglass over Embrace Me Lipstick over Embrace Me Lip Pencil

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MAC Embrace Me Fashion Set

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $15.00 (coming soon).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

I couldn't think of any.

What makeup are you wearing?

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

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14 thoughts on “MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Laura

    O.M.G. I love it! Gorgeous.

  2. Karoline_Felicia

    I wonder whether this is a good lip liner to use with Mac Impassioned Lipstick? Looks as neon :)

  3. YH

    This was also re-released at the recent “strength” collection

  4. admmgz

    I LOVE this lip pencil!! I use it w/ all of my bright pink lippies

  5. shontay

    The trick is to use a primer. I use Mac’s prep and prime. I don’t even think of putting any lip pencil on my bare lips. It’s like plucking out my own eyelashes.

  6. admmgz

    Btw, it was re-released with the “Strength” collection too

  7. Stacey

    good to line with candy yum yum, embrace me and pink pigeon.

  8. Neha

    Wow Christine, very nice reviews as usual. I have a NYX lipliner Pinky which is very similar to this. Also, you once reviewed MAC Process Magenta CP which might be a possible dupe. Thanks a lot!

  9. Awesome review on Embrace Me. I have it and this is the fourth time that MAC has repromoted Embrace Me. It was with Tour de Fabulous, Iris Afphel, Beth Ditto and Strength.

  10. Sheila

    This is amazing! With my black hair and oh-so-pale skin, this would look fabulous with a smoky eye. I want it desperately!!! :)

  11. Joanna

    I just adore the Embrace me set!

  12. ann

    How does the lipstick compare to candy yum yum

  13. Astrild

    I was waiting for this to be repromoted because it’s a gorgeous shade, but now I’ve checked that it’s very similar to my NYX lipliner in Hot Pink. Very good dupes.