- Amylee D.
I Have tried alot alot of lip liners from different brands but Mac is definalty my favourite! There liners are really creamy and soft when applied so you dont need to use alot of product or press really hard on your lip when applying!! Would also recommend Spice & Boldy bare which are simalar in colour to hover! :)
My go to lip pencil, a definite staple in my makeup bag
I have this pencil in numerous colours but I chose to review Whirl because it is so versatile with different skin tones, as well as lip shapes. I would recommend using this not just as a liner, but as a primer or to fill in the whole lip as the colour is quite neutral. Gradually built up it gives a lovely mink-light beige/pink colour and really fills out the whole lip. I took off half a star though because they simply aren't long enough!
I tried this with Dark Side and I'm just not really a fan. The lipstick itself is pretty intense, but this made it way too dark on me. Not to mention, the pencil is extremely drying and drags and stabs on my lips when applying. Definitely a miss for me. Maybe it's just the color, but... Eh.
I have been looking high and low for a lip liner that could neutralize my lips and finally found one! I have pretty pigmented lips as a natural colour and it's harder to find nude shades in lip products that are a "true nude". I find that conclear is a bit too harsh to use, it makes a "dead look". This lip pencil shade has just the right amount of pinky peach in the tone that it still gives warmth to your nude lips. This shade is also opaque enough to completely nude your lips not matter how much colour your natural lips have. This is a bit pricey for a lip liner, but it is great to use as a base and it makes brighter lip products pop. You do get a good amount of product for the price, but I highly recommend this lip pencil shade if you are looking for a true nude lip.
Cork is my go to lip liner. I have been using it for years and it was my first lip liner from Mac. You can apply Cork to be a light brown or build it up to a dark brown. The wearing time for this lip liner is normal nothing major fancy but for me it goes with pretty much any lipstick I wear.
The only con for me is the $14.00 price tag.
Mac lip liner in Oak is only the second lip-liner color I have ever purchased from Mac besides Cork. Oak is a nude brownish pink color that I pair with whatever lip stick I am wearing for that day or I will fill my lips in with Oak and apply a clear gloss over it. What I like about this lip liner is it can be buildable, it’s not too drying but it is not over oily to where the lip liner slips off your lips.
My con for this product, the $14.00 price tag.