Monday, March 31st, 2014

MAC Go for Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Go for Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a new, limited edition formula that’s available online now and will debut at stores and counters on April 3rd. The formula is described as having “the colour and shine of a gloss, the precision of a lip pencil.” You can “[achieve] a luscious shine with a single swipe.” There are twelve shades in total (and I will review all as I finish wearing them!), and each is housed in a twist-up jumbo-sized pencil. Keep in mind that most jumbo pencils contain less product than your average lipstick, and the same is true here; each has 0.08 oz. whereas a full-sized MAC lipstick is 0.10 oz.

In general, the formula has semi-opaque color coverage that’s buildable from semi-sheer to semi-opaque with moderate shine, light hydration, and short wear time (two to three hours). The shine seems to fade away rather quickly–in about an hour–which is faster than most glosses. It’s somewhat tacky, though nowhere near as tacky as regular Lipglass, and it has a thinner texture, so it is lighter-weight and almost hugs the lips. The latter part makes them somewhat comparable to the Huggable formula, but I think the Huggable is better all-around. If you’re looking for a jumbo-sized lip pencil with semi-sheer color coverage and a light glossy shine, I’d recommend Clinique’s Chubby Sticks, as they’re very similar in feel (but a little less tacky than these), are more hydrating, wear longer, contain more product, and are cheaper ($17 for 0.10 oz.). Another thing to note is that the thinner, tackier consistency means the color catches on any imperfections on the lips, which can be more or less noticeable depending on the color, intensity, and finish.

MAC Go for Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “bright yellow-pink.” It’s a light-medium, yellow-toned pink with no shimmer and a lightly glossy finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that went on so-so–it wasn’t as even as I’d like, and after two hours of wear, had some noticeable settling of the color into my lip lines. It wore for a total of three hours. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is darker. Paul and Joe Beaute Carnaval (06) (P, $29.00) is more muted, sheerer. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is slightly darker, less glossy. Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is darker, less glossy. MAC Viva Glam Nicki (LE, $15.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “nude beige.” It’s a light, warm-toned beige with a creamy, lightly glossy finish. This applied very unevenly, but it did have semi-opaque pigmentation. It lasted an hour and a half. MAC Naked Bud (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Maybelline Nude Lust (920) (P, $7.49) is slightly warmer. MAC Softly Lit (LE, $20.00) is glossier, more shimmery. Buxom Nudist (P, $21.00) is a touch less warm-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “creamy peach.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-orange with gold micro-shimmer. It’s semi-sheer in color payoff, so the natural pink tones of my lips influence the end result, making it appear more like a pinkypeach applied. This applied slightly better than the last shade, but it only lasted for two and a half hours on me. MAC Flare for Fantasy (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, glossier. MAC Touche (LE, $20.00) is warmer. Chanel Interlude (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC Supreme Style (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches /
view dupes.

The Glossover

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product

Go for Girlie

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Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4.5/5

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Innocent

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Product

6/10

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9/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

5.5/10

Application

4/5

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Revved Up

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Product

7.5/10

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9/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

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Application

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MAC Go for Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Go for Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Go for Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Go for Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Go for Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Go for Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Go for Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Go for Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Go for Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Go for Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Go for Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Go for Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencil

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On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation, Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder.

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43 thoughts on “MAC Go for Girlie, Innocent, Revved Up Patentpolish Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Jules

    LOL, “Revved Up” is quite the misnomer. Disappointed in the color payoff of these!

  2. Love them all. The last one is my favorite :D

  3. Based on the promo, I was expecting a seriously glossy finish, like semi-opaque to opaque lipgloss. I feel these do not have anything remotely special about them. Meh

    • Gloss is definitely WAYYYY glossier (it’s amazing by how much, because they do read shiny/glossy, but compared to Lipglass, they have a dullness to them).

  4. I need a long wearing time on all my lip products so I am definitely not wasting 20 dollar (prob euro too) on these things!

  5. All of these look really pretty, but I can’t say that one is jumping out at me.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lily Kelley Lily

    Thanks for your honest review. I will skip this and stick to my Clinique Chubby Sticks which I love!

  7. >:-(

    Extra frowny face because these will be $50-60 each here. Not impressed MAC! I hope Kittenish at least turns out ok – I’ll stick to my Clinique Chubby Sticks, but the swatch for kittenish looked decent and I want there to be some good ones in this line, at least. Do they not test these things, or consider market competitors?

    Sorry for being grumpy, but sometimes I feel like MAC just doesn’t really care…
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  8. Ugh..these are sooo disappointing.

  9. It’s been awhile since I got myself anything MAC! Passing on these ones, though! Will stick to my NARS lip pencils, thank you :) Thanks for the super honest reviews, Christine!
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  10. They do look pretty, but they don’t seem to perform better than most drugstore products!
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  11. Mary

    I’m disappointed, I thought I’d love these but the wear time is a serious problem. I’m not interested in reapplying my lip product that frequently so I’ll be skipping these, maybe the deeper colors will have better wear time but if not I’ll be skipping this entire collection. It’s been a long time since I’ve purchased anything from Mac besides brushes and it looks like that’ll still be the case.

  12. I think I’ll be passing!
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  13. I like these! Though of the ones I got I’ll agree that Revved Up and Innocent were the least pigmented. I have super pigmented lips so like formulas that lean sheer…like these. No, the wear time isn’t great but I love the look of them. I can’t wait to see reviews on more colors!

  14. I really did not have a good feel abt these. but bfore writing it off maybe the darker shades might perform better. Thats how its been with mac lately ! :-(
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  15. Seems like I am in the minority here like I always am when it comes to lip products. I love the finish, shades and opacity. It is a shame that they don’t last longer, though.

    • In regards to the finish, I don’t think they hit the mark (because they’re not nearly as glossy as a lipgloss) based on the description, but the unevenness, wear, and texture were disappointing. The shades themselves were fine for me – more basic than groundbreaking – but there is always room for easy-to-wear shades!

      • They don’t look uneven at all to me. I’m on my iphone right now, though, so maybe I’ll change my mind when I see them on a large screen. I agree that they don’t look nearly as glossy as the description, but to me they have the right amount of shine for a everyday lip product :)

  16. Chanel

    This seem similar to revlon color burst balm stains……which is better in your opinion, these or the revlon balm stains?

  17. Go for Girlie is so pretty but I just can’t bring myself to purchase these. For $20 I need better pigmentation, more product and a longer wear time. I would run right through one of these pencils in no time lol
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  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sarah Sarah S.

    I love Go For Girlie! Might have to spoil myself. :D

  19. When I saw your first post about these and other promotions, I expected something different. They’re all pretty shades, though!

  20. Go girlie looks lovely but the color payoff have been quite disappointing..