MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine | Review, Photos, Swatches

 MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine - "A pencil designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip. Lip Pencils have a smooth, creamy ...




MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine

MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine - "A pencil designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip. Lip Pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for outlining lips or colouring them in. They are available in a wide selection of colours that each work well with many different lipstick shades." Net Wt. 1.45g / 0.05 oz., $17.50 - via maccosmetics.com
MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine
MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine
Hey there guys. New week, new review. I did a bunch of pictures last week and over the weekend so I have several products lined up for reviews this week. Yey. This week is unofficially MAC week as I'll be reviewing MAC products.

First up is a lip pencil in the shade Heroine. This pencil was part of the MAC Fashion Lover kit that I bought eons ago. While I love lipsticks, I haven't really got into lip pencils and the few that I have bought just get relegated in the corner, forgotten.
Swatch: MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine
Benefits:
- Features a smooth and creamy formula
- Features a texture that won't skip or drag
- Applies quickly and precisely
MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine
Swatch: MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine
Heroine is described as a "bright purple." This color is a medium, brightened magenta purple with a matte finish and warm undertones. I don't often wear this kind of purple as it's very statement-ly and attract lots of attention. Come to think of it, any kind of purple lips would naturally get some looks.
MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine
On lips: MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine
The formula of this pencil is smooth and velvety. I would expect any lip pencil to be harder to apply vs lipsticks. MAC claims a "creamy formula" for their pencils and I did find this to be creamier compared to the pencils that I have used in the past. However, it still has a tendency to pull and drag on the lips.
MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine
MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine
This applied evenly and had good pigmentation and almost opaque coverage. I was able to get full coverage with a single layer. The color stayed put for up to seven hours and I didn't notice any bleeding or feathering. The pencil did cling on my dry patches so I would recommend a good exfoliation before applying this. I also found it more comfortable and less drying if I apply a balm beforehand.

I do appreciate that this pencil is convenient and I'm able to apply it precisely. However, at $17.50 a pop, it's a tad more expensive than a MAC lipstick ($17). I am hesitant to buy a pencil that needs to be sharpened (more product wastage) and with less product in it (1.45g vs 3g).
MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine
LOTD: MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine
Pros:
- Bold, bright color
- Lightweight formula
- Full, opaque coverage
- Almost smooth, even application
- No bleeding, feathering
- Long-lasting
- Precise, easy application

Cons:
- Drying formula
- Pulls and drags
- Clings on dry patches
- More expensive, less product
- Needs to be sharpened
MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine
MAC Lip Pencil in Heroine

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