MAC x Sharon Osbourne Patentpolish Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC x Sharon Osbourne Patentpolish Lip Pencils
MAC x Sharon Osbourne Patentpolish Lip Pencils

The upcoming MAC x Osbournes Collection features four shades of Patentpolish Lip Pencils, which were a new (and limited edition) formula that released at the end of March of this year. Two of the shades are repromotes, so since I just tested them two months ago, I didn’t re-test them for wear, but the shades are the same in regards to texture/color/application. The Patentpolish Lip Pencil formula is supposed to have “the colour and shine of a gloss, the precision of a lip pencil.” They come housed in a jumbo-sized, twist-up lip pencil and contain slightly less product than a lipstick (0.10 oz.). The two new shades in this collection are actually better than many shades I tried when the formula initially launched, as both applied evenly and lasted a bit longer.

MAC French Kiss Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($21.50 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “warm caramel.” It’s a warm-toned, medium brown with muted, orange tones. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage, and the color actually applied quite evenly and smoothly. The shade only lasted two hours on me, though. Maybelline Charming Cocoa (125) (LE) is more opaque, lighter. MAC Show Me (P, $19.50) is darker, more opaque. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($21.50 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “nude beige.” It’s a light, warm-toned beige with a creamy, lightly glossy finish. This applied very unevenly, but it did have semi-opaque pigmentation. It lasted an hour and a half. MAC Naked Bud (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Maybelline Nude Lust (920) (P, $7.49) is slightly warmer. MAC Softly Lit (LE, $20.00) is glossier, more shimmery. Buxom Nudist (P, $21.00) is a touch less warm-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($21.50 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “washed-out lilac.” It’s a cool-toned, light pink with bluish-gray undertones and a light shine. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which applied somewhat evenly–more evenly than anticipated for this type of color–but could use improvement in that area. It wore well for just over two hours. MAC Rose Lily (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less glossy. MAC Long Love Love (P, $19.50) is glossier, lighter. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy. MAC Saint Germain (LE, $15.00) is glossier, brighter. MAC Enchantee (LE, $18.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Ruby Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($21.50 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone rose.” It’s a medium-dark, muted berry with cool undertones and a glossy shine. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque poigmentatoin that applied evenly, smoothly, and didn’t settle into lip lines. This shade wore for three hours but didn’t really leave a stain. NARS Sixties Fan (P, $26.00) is brighter. NARS Quito (P, $26.00) is brighter. MAC Fashion Perk (P, $22.00) is more berry-hued. Milani Ravish Raspberry (06) (P, $5.49) is brighter, cooler-toned. Milani Berry Tempting (05) (P, $5.49) is cooler-toned. Marc Jacobs Beauty Studded Kiss (310) (P, $28.00) has shimmer. MAC Colour Saturation (LE, $20.00) is brighter, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC French Kiss Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC French Kiss Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC French Kiss Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC French Kiss Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC French Kiss Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC French Kiss Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC French Kiss Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC French Kiss Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC French Kiss Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC French Kiss Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC French Kiss Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC French Kiss Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Innocent Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Patentpink Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Ruby Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Ruby Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Ruby Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Ruby Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Ruby Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Ruby Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Ruby Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Ruby Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Ruby Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Ruby Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Ruby Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Ruby Patentpolish Lip Pencil

Patentpolish Lip Pencil
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$20.00/0.08 oz.

80%

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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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I have to say, I don’t know that I’ll be getting anything from this collection. The lipsticks are in hard-to-pull-off shades, the quad looks like something anyone with neutral palettes has dupes of, and if I’m going to go for cream blush products this year, I think YSL’s kiss and blush beats Mac out. And then there’s the patentpolishes: it would have been great to see them revamped into something more special, but as it is, I think I’ll pass. Mac has been so hit and miss with its collections this year; the Maleficent collection was kind of boring, but the Alluring Aquatics and Pedro Luenco collections both look stunning. Maybe Mac should take a page out of the Nars playbook and concentrate on a few really big collections instead of several very small ones.

I guess when you put out 50, if 30 are good, it’s still quite profitable? I don’t know about MAC dropping down to the 4-6 NARS does, but they could definitely reduce somewhat!

Omg Ruby! Christine, do you think Ruby is comparable in color to the Viva Glam Rihanna lipglass? They look similar. I’ve been looking for something similar in color to the lipglass but in a sheer, non-sticky formula.

I actually have Innocent and I love it. I really like the formula since I am not a big lipstick fan. I’m really trying to get into lipstick more though.

Though not with a winning formulation, you managed to pull off wearing them quite well, Christine. πŸ˜€ Do you cheat to make them look as best as possible? (Curious) xo

I think 3 of 4 of those are pretty. But what I’d really like to know is what eyeliner you are wearing on your lower lashline in the top pictures? Now that is pretty!! πŸ™‚

THE MAKEUP LOOK
On face: Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder, Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight Liquid Luminizer, MAC Corol Blush Duo. On eyes: MAC Nude Eyeshadow Quad, Marc Jacobs Beauty Plum(age) Eyeliner.

THE MAKEUP LOOK
On face: Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder, Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight Liquid Luminizer, MAC Corol Blush Duo. On eyes: MAC Nude Eyeshadow Quad, Marc Jacobs Beauty Plum(age) Eyeliner.

I like French Kiss most, but still not enough to pick it up. Although I do appreciate the “appropriateness” of each subcollection–Kelly’s is more vibrant and young, Sharon’s is more forgiving and flattering.

Ruby is definitely the best here! The Patentpolishes in general leave me pretty cold, but this one does look pretty, I’ll give it that! πŸ™‚

Wow, Ruby looks lovely on you!
I actually like that they don’t leave a stain, I have sensitive lips and the lip pencils I have tried before irritated my lips. Do these have a minty scent? I think it might be the mint that causes me trouble.

I wore French Kiss today for the first time. It doesn’t show up very well on my lips but I found a great use for it. I layered a bronzy gloss over it and it made the perfect base. My gloss was on 4 hours later and I had to remove it to eat lunch. Love it!!

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