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MAC Marilyn Monroe Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Beet Lip Pencil
MAC Beet Lip Pencil

Three Classic Lip Liners for Your Many Reds

MAC Marilyn Monroe Lip Pencils ($16.50 for 0.05 oz.) sees the promotion of three permanent shades: Beet (vivid reddish-pink), Cherry (vivid bright bluish-red), and Redd (clearly red). They come in glossy black boxes and have a glossy black exterior on the actual pencil, as compared to the typical matte black packaging for both the box and pencil. MAC is charging more for this difference–these three shades can be purchased for $15.00 each normally, because of the glossy packaging, MAC is charging $16.50 each for these.

  • Beet is a pinky-red with a matte finish. It would pair well with Love Goddess.
  • Cherry is a barely blue-toned medium-dark red with a matte finish. It could work with Charmed, I’m Sure or Deeply Adored.
  • Redd is an orange-red with a matte finish. It would pair well with Scarlet Ibis.

The Lip Pencil formula is supposed to be used for “shaping, lining, or filling in the lip.” The texture is described as smooth and creamy, while the pencil itself is long-lasting. Β I wouldn’t describe them as creamy, though they’re not totally stiff and rough or anything, but they’re just somewhat smooth and creamy. The drier my lips get, the harder I find these are to apply and to apply smoothly/evenly. Β All three shades are plenty pigmented, and you can get even color coverage. Β I like these as a standby lip liner, as they do wear long and well (six hours or longer) and work well underneath lipsticks to prolong the wear (one of these easily adds an extra hour or two).

Keep in mind, online retailers like Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Bloomingdale’s will also launch the collection online. These retailers typically launch close in time to the in-store release date (October 4th).

MAC Marilyn Monroe Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Beet Lip Pencil
MAC Beet Lip Pencil

MAC Beet Lip Pencil
MAC Beet Lip Pencil

MAC Beet Lip Pencil
MAC Beet Lip Pencil

MAC Beet Lip Pencil
MAC Beet Lip Pencil

MAC Beet Lip Pencil
MAC Beet Lip Pencil

MAC Beet Lip Pencil
MAC Beet Lip Pencil

MAC Cherry Lip Pencil
MAC Cherry Lip Pencil

MAC Cherry Lip Pencil
MAC Cherry Lip Pencil

MAC Cherry Lip Pencil
MAC Cherry Lip Pencil

MAC Cherry Lip Pencil
MAC Cherry Lip Pencil

MAC Cherry Lip Pencil
MAC Cherry Lip Pencil

MAC Cherry Lip Pencil
MAC Cherry Lip Pencil

MAC Redd Lip Pencil
MAC Redd Lip Pencil

MAC Redd Lip Pencil
MAC Redd Lip Pencil

MAC Redd Lip Pencil
MAC Redd Lip Pencil

MAC Redd Lip Pencil
MAC Redd Lip Pencil

MAC Redd Lip Pencil
MAC Redd Lip Pencil

MAC Redd Lip Pencil
MAC Redd Lip Pencil

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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I *love* the intense black liner on your waterline here! So beautiful. Is that MAC Smolder eyeliner?

I was a little confused by your description in “What Makeup Are You Wearing?” because you say that you’re wearing dazzleglass on your lips…

Dear Christine, which one do you prefer for your look? I think they all three look great on you, but totally different! And: your teeth are wonderful! What did you do and which products do you use? Thank you for your reply.

I very rarely use lip liner, so if I do, I go with whatever matches the lipstick I’m wearing at the time! πŸ™‚ I use white strips every 6-8 months or so!

I really love the Cherry one! Im definitely getting that on my next trip to a MAC store.

P.S: You look really pretty in these pics but your eyeliner seems a little bottom-heavy… try doing liquid liner on top and winging it out a little πŸ™‚ that would look even better!

Hi Victoria!
Ruby Woo is my all time favorite and most used MAC lipstick. What I like to do is pair it with MAC’s cremestick liner in red enriched. It is absolutely stunning. You should give it a try πŸ™‚

Hello! I couldn’t figure out exactly where to post this so hopefully it’s alright with you! I’m trying to find a dupe for MAC’s “Raquel” from the Raquel Welch collection circa 2007. It’s my absolute favorite lipglass and, sadly, I’m running out of my last backup. Any suggestions?

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