6.07.2012

MAC Beth Ditto Lip Pencil in Embrace Me Review and Swatches

If you are a regular reader, you may recall that I had horrible luck with MAC Hey, Sailor! Lip Pencil in Shore Leave. I decided to give MAC lip pencils another try with Beth Ditto Lip Pencil in Embrace Me ($14), and I will say that it's an improvement, albeit not a staggering one.

MAC Beth Ditto Lip Pencil in Embrace Me
MAC Beth Ditto Lip Pencil in Embrace Me

I found that MAC Hey, Sailor! Lip Pencil in Shore Leave applied unevenly, looked chalky, and strongly accentuated lip lines. In contrast, MAC Beth Ditto Lip Pencil in Embrace Me applies much more evenly, has a smoother appearance, and gives lips a beautiful, plump shape. However, it still accentuates dry skin.   

 MAC Beth Ditto Lip Pencil in Embrace Me is a pretty bright fuchsia with pink. I like this color a lot, and I think it fits in well with Beth Ditto's candy-coated punk aesthetic.

MAC Beth Ditto Lip Pencil in Embrace Me Swatch
MAC Beth Ditto Lip Pencil in Embrace Me Swatch

MAC Beth Ditto Lip Pencil in Embrace Me does a great job of improving the wear time of lipstick. I wore it under MAC Beth Ditto Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Dear Diary ($17) and found that the color was intensified and the lipstick clung to my lips for much longer.   

Bottom Line: I like MAC Beth Ditto Lip Pencil in Embrace Me more than other MAC lip liners that I've tried. The color is pretty and the liner improves the appearance and wear time of lipstick. However, I am still convinced that MAC could make the formula of their lip liners creamier so that they wouldn't accentuate lip imperfections so much.

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3 comments:

  1. I find that its only if I use expensive branded satin/velvet lipsticks that the dry skin on my lips isnt accentuated. If you find a better one let me know - I've got the same problem!

    Alice

    www.SecretsOfAWannabeCharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hey there! Honestly, I've had way better luck with Avon Glimmersticks lip liner. The texture is much more creamy so your lips actually look smooth!

      Here's a link: http://shop.avon.com/shop/product.aspx?level1_id=300&level2_id=301&pdept_id=311&dept_id=386&cat_type=C&pf_id=30991

      The price is right too :)

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