MAC Tease Me, Temper Tantrum, Velvet Teen Velvetease Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “light pink.” It’s a light-medium, bubblegum pink with cool, blue undertones and fine pearl. The texture was thin and unforgiving on the lips, as it accentuated lip lines and the natural texture of the lips, despite having a seemingly-smooth feel on the lips. The color wore for three hours but settled noticeably into lip lines and was drying.

MAC Temper Tantrum Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bright orange coral.” It’s a bright, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a fine lighter orange shimmer-sheen finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a creamy, smooth texture that was thin but not clingy. The color wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Kat Von D A-Go-Go (P, $19.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). NARS Timanfaya (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Neon Orange (P, $20.00) is brighter, glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Crash (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Felix (P, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Sweet Nectar (P, $5.49) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Darling Clementine (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Orange (LE, $26.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Ravishingly Rich (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Red Square (P, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Clementine (LE, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Anastasia #7 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Warmed Maple (LE, $24.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Shiseido Fire Topaz (OR417) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Soaked (P, $26.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Scorpio (LE, $26.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Quirky (P, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mariko (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Tiger Tini (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Velvet Teen Velvetease Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep blackened plum.” It’s a deepened, dark burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a natural finish. It had a lot more slip compared to all of the other shades; this one actually slid around, which made it appear patchy and uneven on the lips. This was also the least pigmented of the entire range. On me, the color wore for three and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Living Legend (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Soulfully Rich (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Sin (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Motorhead (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Deep Love (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Prince Noir (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $55.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Endless Drama (P, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Eugenie (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Eton Moi (P, $90.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Hangry (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). 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 Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Temper Tantrum Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Temper Tantrum Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Temper Tantrum Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Temper Tantrum Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Temper Tantrum Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Temper Tantrum Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Temper Tantrum Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Temper Tantrum Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Temper Tantrum Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Temper Tantrum Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Temper Tantrum Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Temper Tantrum Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Velvet Teen Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Velvet Teen Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Velvet Teen Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Velvet Teen Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Velvet Teen Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Velvet Teen Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Velvet Teen Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Velvet Teen Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Velvet Teen Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Velvet Teen Velvetease Lip Pencil

MAC Velvet Teen Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC Velvet Teen Velvetease Lip Pencil

Velvetease Lip Pencil
MAC
$20.00/0.05 oz.

84%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD
  • Tom Ford Wicked Blush
  • Laura Mercier #001 Matte Radiance
On eyes:
  • Zoeva En Taupe Palette
  • Lancome Cote d'Azur Eyeliner
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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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Tease Me looks like a Panetone pastel pink, and it looks chalky (ugh). I think there’s a typo on Velvet Teen -it says this was “the least pigmented of the entire range”, but it looks pretty pigmented to me, just not that smooth.

No, that’s correct – it was one of the least pigmented within the formula, not that it wasn’t pigmented, just that most of the other shades were more pigmented.

I am truly sad about Velvet Teen. That honestly could have been a nice one if it had been better formulated! Tease Me looks absolutely ratchet, like Pepto-Bismal used as lipstick! D-, indeed!
Temper Tantrum, however, is a beauty!

Pity about Velvet teen, I had a little bit of hope that it would be good. I like the colour a lot, even though it doesn’t perform as well as it should. Not getting it, though.

Glad I snagged Clementine. Blood Orange and many of these bright oranges pull pink on me and have a Mercurochrome undertone, which doesn’t suit me. LOVE bright red oranges, but how many does one need? (unlike brown reds, need ’em all! No sh!#!). But I can’t help being overcome by the gorgeous En Taupe.

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