MAC What Comes Naturally & Half-Red Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil
MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil

MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil ($16.50 for 0.05 oz.) is desdcribed as a “light nude.” It’s a light, warm-toned peachy-beige with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and the consistency was somewhat creamy but will tug and pull at the lip during application. This particular color seemed to catch on my lips easily, even though I tried swatching it a few times after exfoliating, but I could never get it to look smooth. It’s drying when worn on its own, and it tends to pull and look cracked after a few hours of wear (but it lasts for about six hours). It is better used underneath a more hydrating lipstick or lipgloss. This shade is a repromote. MAC Saunter (LE, $19.50) is slightly less peach, more pink. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Half-Red Lip Pencil ($16.50 for 0.05 oz.) is desdcribed as a “soft burgundy.” It’s a medium-dark, plummy rose with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, and this one was easier to apply, as it didn’t catch on the lips but applied evenly and fairly smoothly. It wears six hours, though it will “crack” as it wears, and is drying over time (again, best used as a liner underneath your favorite lipstick/lipgloss). Just a heads up, this shade is part of the permanent range, so you could purchase it in standard packaging for $15 instead. Urban Decay Liar (P, $19.00) is warmer. MAC Absolutely It (P, $19.50) is darker. MAC Pink Treat (P, $15.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil
MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil

MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil
MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil

MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil
MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil

MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil
MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil

MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil
MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil

MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil
MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil

MAC Half-Red Lip Pencil
MAC Half-Red Lip Pencil

MAC Half-Red Lip Pencil
MAC Half-Red Lip Pencil

MAC Half-Red Lip Pencil
MAC Half-Red Lip Pencil

MAC Half-Red Lip Pencil
MAC Half-Red Lip Pencil

MAC Half-Red Lip Pencil
MAC Half-Red Lip Pencil

MAC Half-Red Lip Pencil
MAC Half-Red Lip Pencil

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These look to be abnormally dry for a MAC lip pencil; a product which I generally tend to like when I wear a bright or dark lip.

Half-Red seemed par for the course for me (most lip liners don’t look so hot on their own), though What Comes Naturally reminded me why I don’t like most lip liners.

MAC just changed the packaging of half-red and they want to charge extra just for that. That’s a marketing strategy that a lot of companies use, and I think that’s so wrong. Consumers pay for product not packaging.

I really need a good lip pencil similar to the colour of what comes naturally, but this one just seems too drying, maybe over a lip balm it could work?

What on earth could you wear’ What comes naturally’ with? You have beautiful lips Christine and it does them no favours with this on. I thought you were generous with the C+!

It’s kind of, er, appropriately inappropriate, the name of ‘What comes naturally’, isn’t it? 😛 Half red is a lovely colour though!

So I literally went and ordered half red 30 seconds after reading this post lol It looks like just the shade I was looking for, red but not bright red or too dark, the perfect in between lol But I odered it from the permanent range because I actually prefer the black over the shiny blue outer colour and am not really willing to pay more for it.

Now if only they could come up with a cremesheen or amplified lipstick in the color of Half Red…Currently could you suggest any dupe lipcolors?

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