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).
- Embrace Me is a bright fuchsia-magenta pink with opaque color coverage. This one applied fairly well without too much tugging. MAC Show Orchid is more iridescent and not as light. MAC Candy Yum Yum is much bluer-based. It’s very similar to Milani Rose Hip.
- Entertain Me is a medium-dark orange. This was a little on the dry side. MAC Good to Go and MAC Neon Orange are similar though a touch brighter from their sheens.
- Have to Have It is a peachy nude with a hint of rosiness. This was one of the creamier shades. MAC Can’t Get Enough is similar but less rosy. Bobbi Brown Bare Pink is more nude. MAC To the Future is lighter.
- Hip ‘n’ Happy is a very cool-toned, blue-based light-medium pink. It was a little dry. It’s similar, but bluer, than MAC Dress It Up and MAC All Styled Up.
- Just My Type is a just barely warmed-up chocolate brown–it almost looks cool-toned in some lighting! This shade was the creamiest of the bunch. None of the brown lipsticks I have compare to how dark this one is. MAC Bittersweet comes the closest.
- Just Wonderful is a rosy berry-pink with a slight frosted finish. It was the driest of the shades I tried. MAC Red Dwarf is darker, MAC Positively Dashing is very similar, and Milani Sexy Rose is a bit pinker.
- Lasting Sensation is a softened orange, just barely coral. This was a drier shade. It is similar to Chanel La Ravissante. It also seems similar to MAC Temperature Rising, though less orange.
- What Comes Naturally is a pale beige nude, and it was a little dry to work with. It’s a bit darker than MAC Fleshpot and MAC Supremely Confident.
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.