5.26.2012

MAC Hey, Sailor! Lip Pencil in Shore Leave Review and Swatches

Let me start out by saying that I love lip liner. It makes your lips full and sexy and increases the wear time of your lipstick! But while I love lip liner, I definitely don't love THIS lip liner:

MAC Hey, Sailor! Lip Pencil in Shore Leave
MAC Hey, Sailor! Lip Pencil in Shore Leave

Yikes. MAC Hey, Sailor! Lip Pencil in Shore Leave ($19) is not cute. It looks chalky, applies unevenly, accentuates dryness and lines. To top things off, the tip of the pencil snapped off the first time I used it:

MAC Hey, Sailor! Lip Pencil in Shore Leave

Formula aside, the pale, vibrant coral peach color of MAC Hey, Sailor! Lip Pencil in Shore Leave is cute in a retro, Sixties way. The color would have been perfect for my Brigitte Bardot post, but I doubt Brigitte would tolerate the uneven, chunky formula.

MAC Hey, Sailor! Lip Pencil in Shore Leave Swatch
MAC Hey, Sailor! Lip Pencil in Shore Leave Swatch

I applied one of my favorite lip colors, NARS Lipstick in Niagaraon top to see how MAC Hey, Sailor! Lip Pencil in Shore Leave plays with lipstick.

NARS Lipstick in Niagara over MAC Hey, Sailor! Lip Pencil in Shore Leave
NARS Lipstick in Niagara Over
MAC Hey, Sailor! Lip Pencil in Shore Leave

MAC Hey, Sailor! Lip Pencil in Shore Leave makes Niagara look a bit brighter, but it also detracts from its creamy finish. Though the lipstick covered up some of the chunkiness of the liner, I think my lip lines are still more visible than usual.

I will say this: MAC Hey, Sailor! Lip Pencil in Shore Leave definitely extended the wear time of my lipstick. Much more remained on my lips after eating and drinking than what is typical.

However, I don't think the increased wear time is enough to redeem the difficult application and uneven, unsightly formula. 

Sorry, sailors, but consider this ship sunk.

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2 comments:

  1. Can you imagine what it would look like on me??? Zoinks!

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    1. It is NOT a very flattering lip liner!!

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