Thursday, 20 December 2012

MAC Lip Pencil ' Whirl ' swatch & review

Hello lovelies,
No, I am not dead or migrated to another planet...was just keeping busy at the home front !! I hope I was missed :p

Onto business now :p

If there was one thing that I never thought of buying from MAC, it was lip pencils. I actually am so lazy that I always kept thinking I don't need one. I still think so. But the worst part about being a blog reader is that you tend to buy even those things that you consciously don't need or can do without. But once that product is bought, we beauty addicts, can find a hundred ways to use it and justify our purchase.

So what made me buy MAC lip pencil(s) ? This beautiful MACed-up lady, Rashmi of indyabeauty.com 's MAC Lip Pencil Gallery post....Have a look and I am sure you will mentally be updating you to-buy list by the end of her post :p





MAC says:

A pencil designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip. Lip Pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for lining the lips or filling them in. They are long-lasting and available in a wide selection of colours that each work well with many different lipstick shades.


Mac lip pencils come a card paper box with a colored block at one end of the box. The color of the block is the shade of the lip pencil. The pencil itself is wooden with the actual product at the core. The pencil end is colored with that of the product, making it easier to locate in your stash.




Whirl is a dirty rose lip pencil with matte texture. It glides on easily on the lips and is opaque at the first go. When I tested it for wear, it stayed on for nearly four hours on it owns before fading away. On its own it also makes a good neutral lip color.The only con is that you need to sharpen the pencil leading to product wastage !



The bonus of MAC lip pencils is that you can mix them with the lipsticks to create variations. I bought Whirl to mix it with MAC Yash to make it more wearable for my skin tone. It also makes the lipstick stay longer. A win-win ?



Price: Rs. 950/1.45 gm

Rating: 4/5 happi :)

Recommendation: Even though I rate it 4 as a product, this is something you can easily skip and go for the ones which are less expensive. But if quality and the brand matters to you, go ahead, indulge ;)

What do you think about MAC Lip Pencils ? Lemme know below :)