Thursday, September 27th, 2012

MAC Beet Lip Pencil
MAC Beet Lip Pencil

Three Classic Lip Liners for Your Many Reds

MAC Marilyn Monroe Lip Pencils ($16.50 for 0.05 oz.) sees the promotion of three permanent shades: Beet (vivid reddish-pink), Cherry (vivid bright bluish-red), and Redd (clearly red). They come in glossy black boxes and have a glossy black exterior on the actual pencil, as compared to the typical matte black packaging for both the box and pencil. MAC is charging more for this difference–these three shades can be purchased for $15.00 each normally, because of the glossy packaging, MAC is charging $16.50 each for these.

  • Beet is a pinky-red with a matte finish. It would pair well with Love Goddess.
  • Cherry is a barely blue-toned medium-dark red with a matte finish. It could work with Charmed, I’m Sure or Deeply Adored.
  • Redd is an orange-red with a matte finish. It would pair well with Scarlet Ibis.

The Lip Pencil formula is supposed to be used for “shaping, lining, or filling in the lip.” The texture is described as smooth and creamy, while the pencil itself is long-lasting.  I wouldn’t describe them as creamy, though they’re not totally stiff and rough or anything, but they’re just somewhat smooth and creamy. The drier my lips get, the harder I find these are to apply and to apply smoothly/evenly.  All three shades are plenty pigmented, and you can get even color coverage.  I like these as a standby lip liner, as they do wear long and well (six hours or longer) and work well underneath lipsticks to prolong the wear (one of these easily adds an extra hour or two).

Keep in mind, online retailers like Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Bloomingdale’s will also launch the collection online. These retailers typically launch close in time to the in-store release date (October 4th).

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MAC Marilyn Monroe Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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I like these as a standby lip liner, as they do wear long and well (six hours or longer) and work well underneath lipsticks to prolong the wear (one of these easily adds an extra hour or two).

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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MAC Beet Lip Pencil
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MAC Cherry Lip Pencil
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MAC Cherry Lip Pencil
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MAC Cherry Lip Pencil
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MAC Cherry Lip Pencil
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MAC Redd Lip Pencil
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MAC Redd Lip Pencil
MAC Redd Lip Pencil

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MAC Redd Lip Pencil

MAC Redd Lip Pencil
MAC Redd Lip Pencil

MAC Redd Lip Pencil
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MAC Redd Lip Pencil
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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics; September 27th online at maccosmetics.com and October 4th for in-store. $16.50.

Is it limited edition?

Yes, in the glossy packaging, but both shades are part of the permanent range.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Chanel Apparence Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow, Chanel Harmonie du Soir Eyeshadow Palette (taupe), Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, MAC Smolder Eyeliner, and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Waterproof Mascara. On cheeks: MAC The Perfect Cheek Blush.

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25 thoughts on “MAC Marilyn Monroe Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. I think you burned out my damn retinas on that last one.. yow! (O.O)

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alexandria Alex

    I *love* the intense black liner on your waterline here! So beautiful. Is that MAC Smolder eyeliner?

    I was a little confused by your description in “What Makeup Are You Wearing?” because you say that you’re wearing dazzleglass on your lips…

  3. Jamie

    I know this isn’t the right place to post this, but I thought you’d want to be aware of your pictures being used without permission

    [link removed]

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Wenz Wenz

    Oh those earrings are super cute Christine!!!!!!!!!

  5. Zuza

    Dear Christine, which one do you prefer for your look? I think they all three look great on you, but totally different! And: your teeth are wonderful! What did you do and which products do you use? Thank you for your reply.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cecile Cecile

    Hi Christine! I wanna know what’s your lipstick/gloss used in your twitter profile pic. :D i can’t find it! :)

  7. ChicFairy

    Hi, is the longevity anything like their pro longwear lipliners? Thise are my favorite :) thanks!

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Hajar Hajar

    Hey. What blush are you wearing? It seems to go with anything you put on your lips.

  9. Sheena

    Hi Christine! Would the Redd Lip Pencil pair well with Morange Lipstick?

  10. Mimi E. Stanford

    I just went ahead and bought all three in regular packaging. Saved 4.50.

  11. Kim

    I just bought Charmed, I’m Sure and actually it’s really beautiful with Beet lip liner!!

  12. rachel

    went to the MAC website and like the MM collection was sold out BOOO :(

  13. Kat

    I really love the Cherry one! Im definitely getting that on my next trip to a MAC store.

    P.S: You look really pretty in these pics but your eyeliner seems a little bottom-heavy… try doing liquid liner on top and winging it out a little :) that would look even better!

  14. Victoria

    Hi Christine, would Ruby Woo look good over Cherry?

    • I think so! Cherry might not be blue-based enough, though.

    • Natasha

      Hi Victoria!
      Ruby Woo is my all time favorite and most used MAC lipstick. What I like to do is pair it with MAC’s cremestick liner in red enriched. It is absolutely stunning. You should give it a try :)

  15. adriana

    Hi chirstine are the 3 lipliners permanent?

  16. Janine

    Hello! I couldn’t figure out exactly where to post this so hopefully it’s alright with you! I’m trying to find a dupe for MAC’s “Raquel” from the Raquel Welch collection circa 2007. It’s my absolute favorite lipglass and, sadly, I’m running out of my last backup. Any suggestions?