Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lipglasses
MAC Tour de Fabulous Lip Pencils

MAC Tour de Fabulous – Lip Pencils

Just in time to spend those holiday gift cards, there are eight new and limited edition shades of MAC Lip Pencils ($14.00 for 0.05 oz.). These shades include: Embrace Me (vivid pinkish fuchsia), Entertain Me (clearly orange), Have to Have It (soft warm beige), Hip ‘n’ Happy (dirty blue-pink), Just My Type (intense warm brown), Just Wonderful (dirty mauve), Lasting Sensation (bright coral), and What Comes Naturally (pale peachy beige).

MAC Lip Pencils are a drier lip pencil, so the application can pull and tug at the natural lip, but some are drier than others. I’ve discovered there is a fair amount of inconsistency within the texture in this particular range. There is a trade-off, though, because while that drier texture does nothing to endear itself to your pillowy lips, it does mean that the color clings on and doesn’t fade away easily. These are fairly transfer-resistant on their own, though if you apply really, really firm pressure, you may see some transfer. You could drink a cup of coffee or the like and see very minimal, if any, color on the edge of the cup.

The texture is dry, but if you are only applying one at the start of your day (rather than attempting to do eight back-to-back; not recommended!), you won’t find your lips parched by the end of the day. They are not moisturizing, and if you only wear this and this alone for eight hours or longer, your lips will likely want some hydration, which is really expected after prolonged wear without any additional moisture. They feel drier, initially, compared to the Pro Longwear Lip Pencils, but when worn on their own, these feel better overall. If you’re looking for something to use in conjunction with balm, lipstick, or gloss, I’d opt for the Pro Longwear Lip Pencils just because the glide and creaminess of the texture made them easier to apply, especially around the edges.

See more photos & swatches!

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
Embrace Me, Entertain Me, Have to Have It, Hip ‘n’ Happy, Just My Type,
Just Wonderful, Lasting Sensation, What Comes Naturally

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
Embrace Me, Entertain Me, Have to Have It, Hip ‘n’ Happy, Just My Type,
Just Wonderful, Lasting Sensation, What Comes Naturally (bottom to top)

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
Embrace Me, Entertain Me, Have to Have It, Hip ‘n’ Happy, Just My Type,
Just Wonderful, Lasting Sensation, What Comes Naturally (bottom to top)

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Tour de Fabulous Lip Pencils

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
Embrace Me, Entertain Me, Have to Have It, Hip ‘n’ Happy, Just My Type,
Just Wonderful, Lasting Sensation, What Comes Naturally

MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil

MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil

MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Entertain Me Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Entertain Me Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Entertain Me Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Have to Have It Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Have to Have It Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Have to Have It Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Hip ‘n’ Happy Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Hip ‘n’ Happy Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Hip ‘n’ Happy Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Just My Type Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Just My Type Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Just My Type Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Just Wonderful Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Just Wonderful Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Just Wonderful Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics on December 26th, $14.00 each.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade reviews! :)

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34 thoughts on “MAC Tour de Fabulous Lip Pencils Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Alix Alix

    Just Wonderful looks exactly that!

  2. Naz

    ohmygod…your poor lips.

  3. Christine, do you know if these are eye safe? Just My Type sounds like a nice eyeliner.

  4. Avatar of Jincy Jincy

    Love that you do full lip swatches because that’s what I have to do for my pigmented lips!

  5. Judy

    I need to get Embrace Me for my Nars Schiap lipstick!
    Have to have it looks really good, too.

  6. Avatar of Vanessa nessa

    some colors remind me of NYX’s slim lip pencils.. they’re dirt cheap and i think they’d work the same..

    i’m more interested about your cheeks.. what’s on them?

  7. I love Just Wonderful and Lasting Sensation!

  8. Oh dear. Your lips must be totally sore!

  9. Josie

    How do you think Hip’n’Happy will go with a shade like Snob? I have such a hard time finding liners for snob, saint germain, or even more lilac shades like fashion mews or NYX power. Let me know if there is anything that goes well with those!

  10. MN

    How does What Comes Naturally compare to the Naked lip pencil from MAC? They look identical in photos.

  11. Amy

    Have To Have It couldn’t be more aptly named.

  12. Alyssa

    I know that just my type is brown, but since its dark, how do you think it would look with Black Knight Lipstick?

  13. VivaglamVI

    I have some Peacocky Lippies that would go great with some of the colors so I am excited!!

  14. sara

    i need Embrace Me ! I love any lip product that is fuchsia ! c:

  15. Edelmc

    Do you think embrace me is similar to magenta or process magenta pencils? Thanks

  16. Cassie

    Your makeup in the first three pictures looks so beautiful! What are wearing on the eyes?

  17. Avatar of artemis artemis

    i like the first and have to have it only

  18. Sine

    Oh wow they look great

    thanks for the swatch. It’s really helpful

    but hey, what did you use as your cheek highlighter ? it’s so beautiful

  19. Jenny

    I really like the color range of this collection. Except for Have to Have It they look like fairly unique colors. There are a few I would like but I think Just Wonderful is so pretty. I never buy high end lip pencils, but might have to make an exception this time.

  20. Melissa

    Have you ever tried NYX Lip Pencils? They cost around $2.50 and have a lot of different colors. I LOVE Dolly Pink.

  21. Eva

    I’ve been looking for a good lipliner to pair with Candy Yum Yum–do you think Embrace Me would fit the bill?

  22. Avatar of Ana Ana G.

    Embrace me is gorgeous!!! Christine, do you think it will go with an NC40 skin?? Because it’s blue based, I’m afraid it won’t go well….

  23. Embrace Me is perfect for pink lipsticks such as MAC’s Girl About Town. Wish it would become part of the permenant line.