Thursday, 7 August 2014

MAC Spice Lip Pencil


When I was younger I thought that lip liner belonged on Pamela Anderson and was literally just used for its namesake - to line lips. As I've grown older I have realised that while beauty trends may come and go some things never go out of style. The nude lip liner is one of those staples you should have in your makeup collection. Like that stylish fitted blazer hanging in your wardrobe, this product can be dressed up or down for a variety of occasions.

MAC Spice is likened to a "pink cinnamon stick" but serves as a lovely fleshy nude colour with my paler skin tone. It's great for lining, shaping, and filling in the lip completely. I also find lip liner really useful for keeping your lipstick in place for much longer. In the photograph below I've paired Spice with Chanel lipstick in Boy - near enough the perfect match! The great thing about these pencils is that they suit a range of lipsticks, not just from MAC, and come in a whole host of shades to suit a plethora of skin tones.


MAC are known for gorgeous formulas (and so they should be for their price tag) and this one is no different. Rich in nourishing vitamin E, the pencil is really soft and blendable, and the colour transfers well onto the lips. I've known some pencil liners to be quite sharp and hard to draw with which has put me off using them - I can't tell you the amount of high street liners that have just been left in the back of one of my draws! I have a feeling I'll be giving this one a much longer shelf life in comparison to previous contenders.

What do you think about lip liners? Is it a product you reach for?

MAC Lip Pencils retail at £12.50, and are available from MAC stores and online.
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  1. i love this shade! i've never really been one for liners, but do want to try the mac ones!

    laura | lauramaexo.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Honestly, they are such a lovely texture to work with! Xx

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  2. I'm not huge on lip liners but I'd like to be, I'm always cautious that I'll end up with the Pamela Anderson result. I've got a MAC liner that I'd forgotten about but I'm going to dig it out and have a play. I really like this shade, it suits you so well. X

    Barbie Sparkles | UK Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Same, especially with nude toned liners! Thanks Charlotte! Xx

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  3. Yes! I really do believe lip liners should be given more credit in general. I have a favourite little red Rimmel one that I wear as an all over lip colour regularly, the staying power is amazing! This one is another colour I'd go for too, looks lovely :) xx

    www.natashaofthesaints.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They should, they're such a practical piece to have in your stash. I love red lip pencils as well; the boldness makes for a great all over colour! Thanks Natasha! Xx

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  4. I want to get more into Lip Liners and this one looks really nice!
    I've never tried a mac product before and you've made me want this one to be the first!

    Leah @ Peaches and Smoke

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  5. This colour looks lovely! This post makes me want to go check out the MAC lipliners! x

    http://amuslimahslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks lovely! They have a great range of shades, they're worth a look! Xx

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  6. I don't actually use lip liners at all but I really should as my lip line lacks definition all the way round my lips and is virtually non-existent on the left-hand side of my top lip. I do have The Body Shop invisible lip liner thing knocking around in a drawer, I really should find it out and actually try it x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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    1. You really should! Lip liners are great for shaping your lips and making them much fuller! Xx

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  7. This made your lips look amazing! I have the RED pencil and I love it but I really want to try this now!
    www.shemightbeloved.com xx

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    1. Thanks Georgina! I have the Redd pencil too - another one of my favourites! Xx

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  8. I just bought this recently and *love* it! Great review!
    Lydia x
    www.LydiaRosexo.blogspot.co.uk xo

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  9. Hey gorgeous! Just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!

    http://raincoatesbeauty.com/2014/08/13/one-lovely-blog-award/

    :)

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