MAC Tour de Fabulous Lip Pencils Review, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Tour de Fabulous Lip Pencils

MAC Tour de Fabulous – Lip Pencils

Just in time to spend those holiday gift cards, there are eight new and limited edition shades of MAC Lip Pencils ($14.00 for 0.05 oz.). These shades include: Embrace Me (vivid pinkish fuchsia), Entertain Me (clearly orange), Have to Have It (soft warm beige), Hip ‘n’ Happy (dirty blue-pink), Just My Type (intense warm brown), Just Wonderful (dirty mauve), Lasting Sensation (bright coral), and What Comes Naturally (pale peachy beige).

MAC Lip Pencils are a drier lip pencil, so the application can pull and tug at the natural lip, but some are drier than others. I’ve discovered there is a fair amount of inconsistency within the texture in this particular range. There is a trade-off, though, because while that drier texture does nothing to endear itself to your pillowy lips, it does mean that the color clings on and doesn’t fade away easily. These are fairly transfer-resistant on their own, though if you apply really, really firm pressure, you may see some transfer. You could drink a cup of coffee or the like and see very minimal, if any, color on the edge of the cup.

The texture is dry, but if you are only applying one at the start of your day (rather than attempting to do eight back-to-back; not recommended!), you won’t find your lips parched by the end of the day. They are not moisturizing, and if you only wear this and this alone for eight hours or longer, your lips will likely want some hydration, which is really expected after prolonged wear without any additional moisture. They feel drier, initially, compared to the Pro Longwear Lip Pencils, but when worn on their own, these feel better overall. If you’re looking for something to use in conjunction with balm, lipstick, or gloss, I’d opt for the Pro Longwear Lip Pencils just because the glide and creaminess of the texture made them easier to apply, especially around the edges.

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
Embrace Me, Entertain Me, Have to Have It, Hip ‘n’ Happy, Just My Type,
Just Wonderful, Lasting Sensation, What Comes Naturally

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
Embrace Me, Entertain Me, Have to Have It, Hip ‘n’ Happy, Just My Type,
Just Wonderful, Lasting Sensation, What Comes Naturally (bottom to top)

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
Embrace Me, Entertain Me, Have to Have It, Hip ‘n’ Happy, Just My Type,
Just Wonderful, Lasting Sensation, What Comes Naturally (bottom to top)

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Tour de Fabulous Lip Pencils

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
Embrace Me, Entertain Me, Have to Have It, Hip ‘n’ Happy, Just My Type,
Just Wonderful, Lasting Sensation, What Comes Naturally

MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil

MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil

MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Entertain Me Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Entertain Me Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Entertain Me Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Have to Have It Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Have to Have It Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Have to Have It Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Hip ‘n’ Happy Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Hip ‘n’ Happy Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Hip ‘n’ Happy Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Just My Type Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Just My Type Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Just My Type Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Just Wonderful Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Just Wonderful Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Just Wonderful Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil

MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection Lip Pencils
MAC What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil

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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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some colors remind me of NYX’s slim lip pencils.. they’re dirt cheap and i think they’d work the same..

i’m more interested about your cheeks.. what’s on them?

How do you think Hip’n’Happy will go with a shade like Snob? I have such a hard time finding liners for snob, saint germain, or even more lilac shades like fashion mews or NYX power. Let me know if there is anything that goes well with those!

I really like the color range of this collection. Except for Have to Have It they look like fairly unique colors. There are a few I would like but I think Just Wonderful is so pretty. I never buy high end lip pencils, but might have to make an exception this time.

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