MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil
MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil

MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil

MAC & Beth Ditto also includes four lip pencils, three of which I knew I reviewed fairly recently (December ’11). You can find Embrace Me, Entertain Me, and In Synch reviewed previously. :)  Even though it was permanent, I wasn’t sure if I reviewed MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil ($14.00 for 0.05 oz.), which is described as a “blackened plum.” It’s a really deep, dark wine burgundy with strong red undertones. This will work well with shades like MAC Soulfully Rich, MAC Prince Noir, and MAC Smoked Purple.

This is a classic color. I remember hearing about it for nearly as long as I’ve been buying MAC products. I so rarely wear lip liner (usually only for special events or when I’m going to be out all day and can’t touch-up at all), and thus, have never been compelled to pick this one. I want to make sure to mention that Nightmoth was applied after I had already applied over ten other lip products, so my lips do show some of the effect of that many swatches when combined with the drier formula of the lip pencil.

MAC’s Lip Pencils work best on freshly hydrated and exfoliated lips, which is true for most long-wearing lip liners. Nightmoth wears and wears and wears. I get eight hour wear, minimal transfer, and while it doesn’t look so pretty on its own (not many lip pencils do!), it doesn’t actually dry out my lips. It absolutely will prolong the color of anything you put on top of it.

MAC Lip Pencil Nightmoth
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
92%

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The Good
  • Long-wearing (28)
  • Easy To Apply (26)
  • Easy To Sharpen (15)
  • Smooth (15)
  • Great Value (13)
  • Creamy (11)
  • Great For Beginners (4)
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  • Highly Pigmented (29)
  • Buildable (11)
  • Smudgeable (6)
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  • Dry (10)
  • Tugs/pulls (3)
  • Hard To Apply (2)