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 Starlett Scarlet (LE, $18.00) is brighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Outlaw (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC High Heels (LE, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Guerlain #24 (P, $33.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Leading Lady Red (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Kinky (LE, $19.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Hellbent (DC, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Ottoman (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Doubt (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Ruby (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior 999 Matte (999) (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia American Doll (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Weekender (LE, $6.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Very Cherry (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Patrick Woo (LE, $19.50) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $54.00) is darker, cooler (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 No Faux Pas (LE, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC A Killing Smile (LE, $19.50) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Ultra Atomic (660) (P, $37.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Out of Sync (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass I Can't Wait (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Moxie (LE, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Hey Gurrl (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Lancome Rose Lancome (368) (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer (P, $55.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Pat McGrath Psycho Candy (LE, $40.00) is glossier (90% similar). Guerlain #61 (P, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $19.50) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Fuchsia Angora (204) (P, $37.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mix (DC, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Good Kisser (P, $19.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Maxed Out (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Jasmine (LE, $7.00) is lighter (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. Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Clementine (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC So Chaud (P, $19.50) is darker (95% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop K Bop (P, $7.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is darker (95% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $19.50) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Red Square (P, $27.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel First Light (P, $37.00) is glossier (95% similar). Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty #074 (P, $18.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $19.50) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cristiano (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $19.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Temper Tantrum (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dose of Colors Hot Fire (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (DC, $7.49) is darker, 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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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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I’m so relieved that these performed well! I’m not convinced that the value is so great compared to regular/full sized lipsticks, but the pencil format seems to be easy to use and store. I love these colors.

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

Woohoo!!!! All A’s! And every one of these are gorgeous, too!
However, I know that I am stocked up on dupes for each of the 3, so no, I won’t be getting any. It will be fairly difficult to leave that red alone, though….LoL!

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. 🙂

I was curious about this formula. Glad to see they got a good review. I might pick one up. I like the red and orange colored ones. As usual your gorgeous eye look really enhances the pretty lipsticks!

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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