MAC Ablaze Lip Pencil Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Ablaze Lip Pencil

MAC Ablaze Lip Pencil ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bright apricot.” More like a medium-dark orange with red undertones and a matte finish–can’t say I’ve seen an apricot quite this color before! MAC Temperature Rising is brighter, more orange. MAC Entertain Me is more orange. MAC Lasting Sensation is lighter–the difference is more apparent when worn. MAC What a Blast is more orange. MAC Redd is redder, slightly darker. MAC Throw Me a Line is a bit redder.

It has good color payoff in a single stroke, and it is certainly buildable and yields a fair amount of color. The problem is the texture of the lip pencils is rather dry, so it can be hard to get even, opaque color on the lips. I just find the formula drags and tugs and pulls – I feel like I have to press so hard to deposit the color. I was able to apply this one enough that it looked mostly even, but it definitely took some doing to get it there. My experience with MAC’s Lip Pencils is that they tend to be rather drying when worn alone, but they work better when used underneath another lipstick or gloss to either prolong the wear or add oomph.

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MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Ablaze Lip Pencil

MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Ablaze Lip Pencil

MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Ablaze Lip Pencil

MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Ablaze Lip Pencil

MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Ablaze Lip Pencil

MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Ablaze Lip Pencil

MAC Ablaze Nail Lacquer
MAC Ablaze Fashion Set

MAC Ablaze Nail Lacquer
MAC Ablaze Fashion Set: Lipstick, Lipglass, Lip Pencil

MAC Ablaze Nail Lacquer
MAC Ablaze Lipglass over Ablaze Lipstick over Ablaze Lip Pencil

MAC Ablaze Nail Lacquer
MAC Ablaze Lipglass over Ablaze Lipstick over Ablaze Lip Pencil

MAC Ablaze Nail Lacquer
MAC Ablaze Lipglass over Ablaze Lipstick over Ablaze Lip Pencil

MAC Ablaze Nail Lacquer
MAC Ablaze Fashion Set

Lip Pencil
MAC
$17.50/0.05 oz.

86%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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This looks good but i think it is too reflective i mean bold with its color. I personally like light color. Maybe my friends would like it and i will spread it in my circle. Thanks.

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