MAC Just Add Romance, Just My Type, Lover's Lane Velvetease Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Aim to Please Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep red.” It’s a medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, though you can still see a hint of lip freckle peeking through, so it is not quite full coverage. The texture was a little creamier than some shades, which made it more comfortable to wear, and it may have helped prolong the wear, too, as this one lasted for six hours. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Red Rock (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). KVD Beauty Outlaw (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Starlett Scarlet (LE, $18.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Kinky (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Leading Lady Red (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC High Heels (LE, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain #24 (P, $33.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $55.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). KVD Beauty Hellbent (DC, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Self Esteem (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). KVD Beauty Santa Sangre (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Very Cherry (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Weekender (LE, $6.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia Ruby (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Ottoman (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Silhouette (LE, $6.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Patrick Woo (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior 999 Matte (999) (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “clean blue fuchsia.” It’s a slightly brightened, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. There seemed to be very, very finely-milled pearl that gave it a less-than-matte sheen, but I wouldn’t describe it as shimmery. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that applied without tugging on the lips. The color wore well for five hours and was slightly drying after four hours of wear. MAC A Killing Smile (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Ultra Atomic (660) (P, $37.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Hourglass I Can't Wait (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). ColourPop Out of Sync (LE, $7.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Cancer (92) (LE, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Moxie (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Good Kisser (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Jasmine (LE, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop I Heart This (LE, $7.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Billion Dollar Smile (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer (P, $58.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Psycho Candy (LE, $40.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Framboise (DC, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mix (DC, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Fuchsia Angora (204) (P, $37.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Hey Gurrl (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain #61 (P, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Exaltee (93) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Lover’s Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep orange.” It’s a bright, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a semi-matte finish. This had great pigmentation with full coverage and a lightly creamy consistency that applied easily and yielded smooth, even coverage as well. The color wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty #074 (P, $18.00) is more muted (95% similar). Chanel First Light (P, $40.00) is glossier (95% similar). KVD Beauty Countess (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC So Chaud (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Clementine (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Red Square (P, $27.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop K Bop (P, $7.50) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cristiano (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop I Ain't Bad Atcha (LE, $7.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Warmed Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Salsa (LE, $12.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is supposed to have “the vivid colour impact of a lipstick” with a “smooth” and “matte finish.” The pencil has a really soft, smooth texture that is thin and glides on without tugging or skipping, but it is noticeably thin on the lips, which I find can be unforgiving if you have any dryness or flakiness on your lips. The wear is between three and five hours with lighter shades disappearing more quickly and deeper shades lasting a little longer and/or staining. They are slightly drying to just not drying (but none are hydrating). Overall, they are comfortable to wear, but a few shades tend to look patchy as they wear down on me. They are twist-up, jumbo-sized lip pencils, so they don’t require sharpening (no waste!). Keep in mind, twist-up jumbo pencils like this one often contain less product than a traditional lipstick (which usually contain 0.10 to 0.15 oz.).

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MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Lover's Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Lover’s Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Lover's Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Lover’s Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Lover's Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Lover’s Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Lover's Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Lover’s Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Lover's Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Lover’s Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Lover's Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Lover’s Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil

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Katherine T. Avatar

Well, I’m glad these add a punch of pigment, as the regular Patent Lip Polishes were too sheer for me, but these are a lot more expensive per oz compared to BITE High Pigment pencil, and I would buy the MAC one only if BITE didn’t have a similar color. I wish MAC would either lower the price or up the amount of product in here

chris Avatar

I bought Aim to Please and Reddy to Go this weekend. I have worn both. Aim to Please is a dupe for NARS Dolce Vita. I found this formular a little more moisturizing that NARS. It might also be bigger. I love the automatic sharpener. Not to mention the MAC Pro PPID price. 🙂

Helene Avatar

Love them all! I think I’m a lip product junkie. I want them all, even though I have dupes for all of them. I might get Just Add Romance, as I find Ruby Woo so drying I have to really prepare befor using it, and rehydrate like crazy after, so it’s not a lipstick I just pick because I feel like it.
I would like to get Just My Type, because that is what it is 🙂
As for warm orangey I love Lady Danger and need no other.
A very MAC post, this.

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