MAC Oh Honey, Promise Me, Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “warm chocolate.” It’s a muted, medium, peachy brown with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, though not fully opaque, with a lightly creamy texture that was thin but applied evenly. The color lasted for four hours and faded slightly unevenly, and it was, unfortunately, slightly drying as well. ColourPop Ruffle (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Het Loo (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (DC, $18.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Persistence (P, $20.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Candy Floss (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (DC, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Buffy (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Hot Buttered Rum (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Huda Beauty Trendsetter (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Raw Chocolate (P, $7.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Slow Ride (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Speed Dial (PiP, $6.50) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Automatic (Right) (LE, ) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Dose of Colors Aftermath (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Clay Crush (P, $7.99) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Nude (P, $18.00) is lighter (80% similar). ColourPop Screenshot (PiP, $7.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Sephora Warm Nude (75) (P, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). ColourPop At Twilight (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “soft beige nude.” It’s a light, rosy beige with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was thin and velvety, so it didn’t tug, but it emphasized every imperfection on the lips. It had a dry look to applied, even though it didn’t feel particularly dry or clingy. It settled into lip lines and faded unevenly, while total wear was only three hours. NYX Forbidden (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Beau (DC, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Barfly (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Peach Beige (LE, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). NYX Shy (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Barely Bloomed (700) (P, $7.49) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Miso Pretty (P, $21.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Muneca (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Beige Babe (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Vice (LE, $6.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Noble (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Salty (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Blushing Beige (915) (P, $7.49) is glossier (90% similar). MAC What's Haute? (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Pillowtalk (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Agatha (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Midi (P, $6.50) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Strip Poker (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Desert Sun (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Child Star (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep brick red.” It’s a deep, slightly muted red with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff, though not fully opaque, paired with a lightly velvety, smooth texture that glided on without issue. The color wore well for almost six hours, and it was just a bit drying after four hours of wear. Urban Decay 714 (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). ColourPop Jingle (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (DC, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $27.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (100% similar). Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $38.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). ColourPop TGIF (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Dynasty Red (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel La Bouleversante (51) (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Leading Lady Red (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Rouge Stiletto (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Fearless Red (LE, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Fire Down Below (DC, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Deeply Adored (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter (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 Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Reddy to Go Velvetease Lip Pencil

Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC
$20.00/0.05 oz.

84%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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A dupe for Oh, Honey is in order! Either MAC Persistence or UD Carnal.
Oh, and that red is super glam and well done, too. But I’ve got different red lippys up the wazoo.
So 2 really nice ones….and then Promise Me. It actually DOES look dry. And corpse-y!

Christine I know you are swapped with reviews, bless your heart! But can you sometime give instruction on some of your eye looks? So pretty , would be great to try and duplicate ! I really loved the last two eye looks, makes any lipstick look good!

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