MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils – Review, Photos & Swatches

Hi there! Here to talk about a series of MAC releases this weekend, starting with these gorgeous Patentpolish lip pencils.


MAC Patentpolish summer 2015


Somehow it seems MAC can never bore us with their lip products. Even though they release so many new collections each year, they still surprise us (surprisingly) with new and exciting formulas and trendy colours.

The Patentpolish pencils are exactly that winning formula, gorgeous summer colours with a fabulously glossy texture. Before we proceed any further, I’ll just say it now, I’m in love. These pencils are ideal for no fuss makeup during summer, be it lounging by the beach or just wearing one for everyday errands etc. For summer nights, you can choose a brighter shade and wow with glossy, sexy lips. They adapt to every occasion quite easily.


MAc Patentpolish pencils



These lip pencils come in standard jumbo lip pencil style packaging in soft matte black sprinkled with silver specks.

I appreciate that they don’t require any sharpening and just twists up for more product. No wastage and zero maintenance. Best of all, the fuss free packaging lends itself to stuffing several in your makeup bag for a spontaneous colour change mid day!


Formula & Texture

The Patentpolish lip pencils are a sheer formula. Swiped once, they impart just a whisper of colour and with more passes can easily be built up to a solid semi opaque. Building up isn’t a problem with this product as it’s a very thin formula and doesn’t feel heavy on the lips.

The texture of these are quite emollient and waxy and hug the lips providing surprisingly long wear similar to a standard lipstick. I usually get close to 3 hours wear time with these and didn’t need any touching up. It’s basically the best of both worlds, glossy colour with longevity and pigmented colour of a lipstick.

On to swatches of the Patentpolish pencils I received. As you can see these are ultra glossy and are pretty pigmented for a gloss pencil.

Mac Patentpolish swatches summer 2015


Kittenish is a medium mauvey pink with semi opaque colour payoff. It glides over the lips like silk depositing the colour evenly. It’s my favourite from the bunch and is a perfect pink for day to day use for adding just enough colour for an effortless barely made up look.

Pleasant is a bright strawberry red with a rich payoff. I found this one to feel even glossier than the rest. A very youthful and fun way to wear a red lip that’s easy to maintain.

Teen Dream is a medium coral orange. Colour payoff was quite nice and a beautiful colour for summer. It’s one of my favourites along with Kittenish.

Hopelessly Devoted is a bright medium watermelon pink. It even looks like juicy watermelon once worn! I found this to be extra glossier than the rest and delivered an amazing patent shine.

Innocent is a milky ivory beige. It looks strange on my pigmented, rosy lips. I feel this would work on less pigmented pale lips for a milky nude look.


Some lip swatches.

P.S- I believe Kittenish & Teen Dream was captured better in the lip swatches in comparison to those I took on my arm.


MAC Patent Polish

Overall thoughts

These are low maintenance lip products to consider for summer time. I love the shine and gloss they bring to the lips without the stickiness of a traditional lip gloss. They are long wearing which is ideal, and keep lips subtly hydrated throughout wear. Prefect for teens to working mommies with busy, long days.

I noticed that these tend to migrate slightly (more noticeable in the darker shades), however since the colour is more on the glossier sheerer side it looked like the lips were plumper, almost a slightly overdrawn lip.

Product info

Patenpolish lip pencils come in 14 shades and are currently available at all MAC counters.

14 thoughts on “MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils – Review, Photos & Swatches

    1. I believe most of these are repromotes. although they were all LE products. Anyways they are here to stay and I’m happy to finally try this formula 🙂 Glad you like them too!

  1. These sound like just the thing for me! I love sheer lipsticks and love the twist-up crayon-style products as well – like you said; so easy! Pleasant looks especially stunning! 😀 xx

  2. I walk past the MAC counters with my eyes closed because I do not need yet another sheer lipstick 😀 But I’m loving the look of Pleasant and Kittenish on you. *sigh* *time to surrender*

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