MAC Fearless, Kittenish, Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Fearless Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Fearless Patentpolish Lip Pencil

Here are the next three shades from the new MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) range that I’ve finished testing! You can check out part one for an overview of the formula (and in-depth reviews of Go for Girlie, Innocent, Revved Up). To summarize: the formula is lightly hydrating, short-wearing (two to three hours), moderately tacky, and have light to moderate shine. The color coverage varies from semi-sheer to semi-opaque. I’ve also had some issues with even application with some shades.

MAC Fearless Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “deep blue-pink.” It’s a medium-dark, cool-toned pink with blue undertones and a luminous shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it did not apply as evenly as I would like–luckily, with this particular shade, it wasn’t as noticeable from afar. It wore well for three hours. Milani Pink Lady (07) (P, $5.49) is lighter, glossier. L’Oreal Florid Pink (LE, $7.99) is very similar. Edward Bess First Kiss (P, $30.00) is warmer, lighter. Urban Decay Lovechild (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Kittenish Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “mauvey pink.” It’s a softened, muted light-medium pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a creamy, lightly glossed finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and it applied fairly evenly–this is one of the best I’ve reviewed so far. The color lasted for almost three hours. Bobbi Brown Pink Flush (LE, $25.00) is lighter, less glossy. Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Rose (P, $21.00) iis slightly cooler-toned, less shiny. Urban Decay Lovechild (P, $19.00) is warmer, brighter, less glossy. NYX Paparazzi (P, $4.00) is less glossy, slightly warmer. NARS Roman Holiday (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned, lighter, less glossy. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “washed-out lilac.” It’s a cool-toned, light pink with bluish-gray undertones and a light shine. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which applied somewhat evenly–more evenly than anticipated for this type of color–but could use improvement in that area. It wore well for just over two hours. MAC Rose Lily (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less glossy. MAC Long Love Love (P, $19.50) is glossier, lighter. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy. MAC Saint Germain (LE, $15.00) is glossier, brighter. MAC Enchantee (LE, $18.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC Fearless Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Fearless Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Fearless Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Fearless Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Fearless Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Fearless Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Fearless Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Fearless Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Fearless Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Fearless Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Fearless Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Fearless Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Kittenish Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Kittenish Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Kittenish Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Kittenish Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Kittenish Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Kittenish Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Kittenish Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Kittenish Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Kittenish Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Kittenish Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Kittenish Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Kittenish Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
On eyes:
  • Marc Jacobs Intro(vert)

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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These look so sheer on your arm but give pretty good coverage
Loving the look of these and its been so lon (atleast in India) since mac launched a lip product that got me excited.! Kittenish is way cute!

They definitely seemed to adhere better to lips than skin, lol! Like when I was swatching, I was quite nervous about how they were going to look on!

Kittenish is a pretty colour, but these are definitely things I’d pass on easily. I get the feeling that MAC is testing the waters with these two new products (huggables and patentpolishes) and will either develop these more to resemble the huggables in terms of formula or just introduce the huggables as permanent. I dunno, just a feeling. That’s why they’re in more basic colours too.
Personally, I love the huggable formula. I hope MAC makes that permanent; whether it’s in lipstick form or crayon form, I don’t care.

Yes, agreed. These are just okay. The colours are pretty but I’ve noticed Revlon is always expanding their balm line and those are so much cheaper.

I think these are a skip for me. Given their apparent lack of quality and the odd applicator end (it seems really imprecise) I think I’ll save my money for Alluring Aqua.

I don’t feel like I can really apply without a mirror, so it ends up being about as precise as any lipstick, you know?

Yes! Called it! 😀 I’m glad Kittenish performed better – I think it actually looks really nice on you, Christine! A decent, MLBB shade. Hopefully there will be more in this collection that do well.

I’m still not quite sure they’ve captured ‘patent’ shine, but I might be splitting hairs here… 😉

I’m kind of disappointed in the patentpolishes. They’re nice enough, but the colours look too similar, and Mac really needed to do something special to make it worthwhile to purchase the patentpolishes instead of, say, the Revlon balm stains, which are cheaper and have a better range of colours. Really, I think Mac should stick to what it does best, which is to put out gorgeous lipsticks.

Eeep.. double take.. I LIKE kittenish.. looks so similar to an old Sephora brand lipstick of mine that I have had and loved for years. That slight mauvey’ness without going to the level of coolness that doesn’t work on me.

Kittenish is the only one I wanted, but was trying to not buy…until I just saw on you. It looks so good on you and we’re similar in color so now I have to have it. I’m telling The Man it’s your fault when the black box arrives!

So far, I don´t see anything special about this new MAC product that justifies a $20 price tag……maybe the next ones will be better, but with Clinique Chubby Sticks and Revlon Lip Balms out there, I’d think twice about getting one of these.

There are so many jumbo-sized lip pencils available now, twist-up or not, and these seem a bit late to market compared to the many others (that are great) available.

Fearless and Kittenish aren’t BAD, but for my money, I’d rather buy Laura Gellar’s Love Me Dew lip crayons. Surprisingly pigmented, shinier than most lip crayons that I’ve tried, and they smell great!

Kittenish looks gorgeous and something I would wear everyday. Hmm! Rethinking my stance on these pencils, lol 🙂 Would you recommend these over the NARS Satin Lip Pencils, C?

No, I don’t really recommend these at all unless you’re really sold on a specific color. I don’t like these overall.

What will it tke for MAC to realize that a lot of us really want an amplified cream collection of lipstick? All these retro mattes and sheer colors are bumming me out.

Wow…I (respectfully) couldn’t disagree with you more on this product, Christine. I love this product way more than the Huggable lip color (I threw mine into recycling). This one just grabs on the lips beautifully and I love the finish, color pay off and longevity of them. Faveorite color is Patent Pink! Sorry to hear you didn’t find the love on these! M

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