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MAC Lip Pencil Review

mac lip liners review

What’s Up Folks? Thank goodness it’s already Friday! a time to chill and hopefully enjoy the weekend. But wait, lemme just share you my tiny collection of MAC lip pencils or lip liners. There was once a time when I was so obsessed with MAC lip pencils because I was  really in love with their wearable and easy to match shades, and my love for these lip pencils were ignited even more when the Kylie lip phenomenon came and the rest of the Kardashian makeup trend. These MAC lip pencils looked really good on them, but the best thing about these lip liners are their creaminess, good color payoff, long lasting, and a few of their shades are also available in lipstick form so you can pair them easily.


mac lip liners review

I really like all the shades of my MAC lip pencils since they’re extremely wearable and I admit that sometimes I use them as a lipstick or underneath a lipstick if I needed a lasting and reliable pigment on my lips, specially at the end of the day. These MAC lip pencils have never failed me and I continue to adore them even up to this day. Plus, they’re also affordable and they come in an array of different shades.

FYI: I would love to swatch them on my lips as a lipstick but it’s kinda tricky and tedious to apply them. Also, these are meant to be lip liners, so I suggest you guys should buy the lipstick counterpart of a few of these lip pencils, just to have both lip products to use and for that uniform lip color.


mac lip pencil lip liner swatches

  • Half-RedSoft Burgundy. Comes off as a matte brown-red for me.
  • Subculture –  Underground Pink. A great pair to any nude lip color.
  • WhirlDirty Rose. Rumored to be Kylie J’s lip color. (Though she has her own line of lip products.) Also comes in lipstick form.
  • Spice – Pink Cinnamon Stick. Another Kylie J’s shade. It really has a warm cinnamon tone to it. 
  • Boldly BareDirty Red Brown. Great warm-nude shade for medium skin tones.
  • SoarMid-tone Pinkish Brown. Also rumored to be Kylie’s lip shade and one of my most favorite MAC lip pencil colors, the other one being Whirl.
  • StripdownCreamy Brown-Beige. Kim K’s fave. It appears to be quite a medium-brown shade on me. 


mac lip pencil review

As a summary, my top shades are (though I like them all) : Spice, Soar, Boldly Bare, and Whirl


What’s yours? 


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MAC Matte Lipsticks Review & Swatches

mac matte lipsticks

Hi guys! It’s Friday again, how time flies…before you know it, it’ll be Monday soon, then the cycle goes on. But hey! let’s keep the reviews coming, right? Today is all about you MAC cosmetics addicts! and yes it’s about lipsticks, again?! Yeeeah… But before we continue, please checkout my review on MAC Satin lipsticks HERE

I adore MAC lipsticks. They’re affordable, the shades are plenty and very wearable, the textures are true to its description, the formulations are great, and they also have great customer service in general. In other words, they’re basically the “no fuss” kind of lipsticks or cosmetics. Though there might be a few miss, but MAC’s popularity is a no brainer at all.

So I did the MAC Satin lipsticks review previously, but now here’s my personal take on MAC Matte lipsticks;



mac matte lipsticks kinda sexy velvet teddy and taupe

Kinda SexyNeutral Pinky Rose. For someone with an NC30-35 skin tone, this shade appears like a nude-coral tone on me, which is what I actually like because it didn’t make me look too washed-out. Just a bit of a coral flush.

TaupeMuted ReddishTaupe Brown. One of my most favorite shade in MAC’s Matte lipstick line. It truly matches my skin tone with just enough hint of muted brown and a bit of red. The formula is also quite creamy and it’s a great shade for those who wants/likes a very wearable brown shade of lipstick.

Velvet TeddyDeep-Tone Beige. Probably my least favorite of all the mattes mentioned here. If you’ve read my previous lipstick reviews, you knew that I’m not really a fan of nude or too nude lipsticks that much, since my skin is quite on the middle or medium tone. Nude lipsticks tend to make me look like a zombie, haha! This particular shade is great for fair-skinned gals, but to me, it just blends on my skin, plush the formula is quite drying.

mac matte lipsticks in mehr so select persistence and whirl

MehrDirty Blue Pink. Pretty in deep muted pink. Ah, love this shade! I reach out this shade when I want a wearable berry-pink shade that’s not too ostentatious. It’s so pretty in matte texture and would work really well from light to dark skin tones.

WhirlDirty Rose. The popular Kylie Jenner lip shade that was once usually sold out together with its Satin sister, Twig. This is indeed a gorgeous rose-brown shade that changes its color intensity depending upon the application. To me, I find it to be the “most brown” of all the MAC matte lipsticks that I have. Sometimes, I find myself applying this lightly on my lips, so as not to look too ghastly.

PersistencePeachy Cinnamon. A gorgeous coral-brown shade that I tend to substitute for Whirl when I feel like it’s too dark mode for me. It’s a lighter version of Whirl, but darker than Taupe. For someone with naturally tan skin, I simply love this wearable shade.

So SelectAnother Dirty Rose. Not really sure about the name of this lipstick, but this is only available to those MAC Select Members. Its description says Dirty Rose, but it’s nothing like Whirl. It’s nothing like the satin Twig either, like some people describe. This shade is probably the most perfect blend of muted rose-mauve-brown I’ve ever seen. Quite similar to Kat Von D Lolita, actually. But to sum it all, this shade is darker than Twig, but lighter and rosier than Whirl, while Persistence is more in the coral range. Now do I love this shade? You kidding me? I’m crazy about it. 🙂


mac matte lipsticks swatches


To sum it all, MAC Matte Lipsticks are some of the best matte lipsticks I’ve ever tried. A few may not be wearable in terms of colors, some may be drying, but most are really amazing when it comes to shades, lasting power and are really worth the money.


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MAC Satin Lipsticks Review

mac satin lipsticks review


Hey there MAC addicts! I’m not talking about MAC like Apple, but MAC like Make-up Art Cosmetics. I know almost of us love M.A.C. They have such great products without being too expensive. Me, personally, I haven’t bought a MAC product that I didn’t like. Perhaps I might get slightly disappointed with a few colors, but MAC has always been reliable, well-pigmented, and overall, has good quality, not to mention its wonderful customer service.


mac lipstick review satin


We’ve all been kinda crazy with all the matte lipsticks craze lately. MAC has wonderful selection of Matte colors, and they never disappoint. After all, they’re Kylie Jenner’s favorite. But, how about the Satin line? they’re like Matte but not so Matte. They’re not as drying compared to their other cousin, yet they look Matte when applied. Application-wise, they glide better and very pigmented. It smells the same as any other MAC lipsticks.




mac satin swatches on lips


MAC Satin Amorous – Mauvish Light Fuchsia Pink. Lighter than Captive. Has a cute pinkish                        fuchsia hue. Great for everyday wear, specially during summer. Could also be worn for the evening. Well-pigmented and glides easily on lips. Great on ladies with lighter tone.

MAC Satin Brave – Light Pink Beige with very very slight shimmer. Another great for light-skinned ladies. It’s kind of a nude tone to my NC30 skin,with pigmented baboon lips. 🙂 I like this color even if it’s on the lighter side since it doesn’t contrast much with my skin tone.

MAC Satin Del Rio – Plum Brown. The name says it. Kind of a brick red color, great for ladies with tan to darker tones.  Very much like what Brazilian gals would wear. I like it but it’s a bit slightly too dark for me. It’s definitely lighter than Verve but not much. I would use this for evening occasions.


mac satin lipstick review


MAC Satin Faux – Muted Mauve Light Pink. Another nude and light color that’s different from Brave. This one has no shimmer and appears bright and a little washed-out on my lips. I don’t dislike it though because it doesn’t completely make my lips look pale. It’s great when paired with smoky eyes.

MAC Satin Twig – Muted Brownish Pink. This? I love. It’s the right kind of color for my lips. Not too bright, not too dark. Not too brown, not too pink. Blends well with pigmented or non-pigmented lips enough to make it look natural. Works for any skin tones.

MAC Satin Verve – Dark Brown Plum. This is dark. Too dark and too brown for me. I wouldn’t wear this for daytime. It’ll make me look like I live in Transylvania. It’s not ugly though, but if you have an NC30 skin, girl…hold your horses, keep it for the big night. Dark toned girls? you’ll make this work.


mac satin lipsticks swatches


MAC Satin Captive – Dark Fuchsia Plum. This color is more muted and darker than Amorous. Too much Fuchsia on me, so I’d wear this when it’s bright and sunny. It’s a beautiful and bright color, if you love dark pink lips. This can work for any skin tones.

MAC Satin Mocha – light Peach/Coral Yellowish Light Brown. There’s just something about this color. It’s really like a mocha, but much more beautiful than its coffee-like comparison. I was bit not sure about this color, as I didn’t know how it would translate on my lips. But once I tried it, I was sold. It’s different, unique and very interesting. It’s orangey, yellowish brown that doesn’t look intrusive but complements on your lips very well. Actually, this is my most complemented MAC lipstick and my second favorite of all the MAC satin line.

MAC Retro – Peach Pinkish Brown. This color suits its name well. Appears slightly darker on my lips, but still very wearable and quite retro. It is lighter than verve, but more peachy and not as brownish compared to Del Rio. This is still ideal for tanned girls, but might work for lighter tones, specially for night events.



Arm Swatch


mac satin arm swatches


A word of advice: you notice me mentioning “ideal for this skin tone…this and that…” well, let me tell you “If you love a particular lipstick, it doesn’t matter what tone you are, wear it and rock it like it’s nobody’s business.” Okie dokie? Ciao friends!


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