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MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil Review, Photos, Swatches | Go for Girlie, Revved Up

“The colour and shine of a gloss, the precision of a lip pencil” M•A•C

Getting shiny gloss-like lips is getting easier (and less messy) these days with nearly every brand introducing their own version of a chunky glossy lip pencil, and I’m happy to see M•A•C get on board with this.  M•A•C recently introduced the new Patentpolish Lip Pencil, a lip product that delivers the look of a gloss, but in a convenient twist-up tube.  This new collection has twelve shades, ranging from nudes to rich reds and everywhere in between.  Today I am sharing a review, photos and swatches of two shades, Go for Girlie and Revved Up, but I will be honest and say I’ve got more on my wishlist!


M•A•C Patentpolish Lip Pencils are twist-up lip product in thick “pencil” form with a rounded end.


The black speckled packaging is similar to their permanent products.


Go for Girlie is described as a “bright yellow pink”. Revved Up is described as a “creamy peach”.

• swatches •

Swatched – L Go for Girlie and R Revved Up


Go for Girlie on the Lips


Revved Up on the Lips

• review •

M•A•C’s Patentpolish Lip Pencil formula is easy to work with, the color is buildable to an extent, and I achieved excellent coverage on my lips, even with two of the lightest shades in the collection.  Go for Girlie is a vibrant, creamy yellow pink that is perfection – it is my favorite of the two!  Revved Up is a little more on the nude-peach side with slight sparkle, which gives the lips a soft golden peach sheen.  Patentpolish has a sweet vanilla cookie scent, which is the same as other M•A•C lip products.

What I do not care for as much is the rounded tip on this product.  Because of this rounded shape, I do not find it to be “precise” as M•A•C claims, certainly not as precise as a doe-foot applicator from a Lipglass.  It almost feels like I am applying a lip balm when I am working with it.  I still cannot complain too much since I can achieve a glossy lip without having to dip an applicator into a tube a couple of times.

Patentpolish is softening and hydrating to the lips and also feels like a lightweight lipstick during wear time (no sticky here!).  Although I mentioned it isn’t precise in application, once on the lips it does not travel outside of my lip line.  The longevity of the Patentpolish Lip Pencil was an impressive 2 1/2 hours and was still going strong for me.  After about 1 hour the glossy shine begins to soften, but the color stays vibrant.  The product wears down evenly and does not leave a stain behind, which I find to be a relief (Revlon Balm Stains I’m looking at you in all of your hot-pink stained glory!) ;)   Although the finish of the Patentpolish is glossy, it reminds me more of a finish of a M•A•C Lustre finish lipstick, not a gloss.


Although I admit I'm more of a traditional lipstick girl, these lip pencils are excellent quality and wear beautifully, something I'm not surprised about coming from M•A•C.  If you have tried other lip pencils in the past and haven't been wowed, definitely give these a try.  They are beautiful!


Glossy, softening on the lips, yet still packs a punch with the pigment - I'm loving these!

M•A•C Patentpolish Lip Pencil 'Go for Girlie' , 90% A-

Formula 9/10  |  Pigmentation 10/10  |  Application 8/10  |  Longevity 9/10  |  Overall Product Rating 9/10

M•A•C Patentpolish Lip Pencil 'Revved Up' , 84% B

Formula 9/10  |  Pigmentation 7/10  |  Application 8/10  |  Longevity 9/10  |  Overall Product Rating 9/10


$20 US, 2.3 g / 0.08 US oz.  Limited Edition.  Currently available online at

Available Shades:

  • Innocent - nude beige
  • Revved Up - creamy peach
  • Go for Girlie - bright yellow pink
  • Teen Dream - bright coral orange
  • Fearless - deep blue pink
  • Berry Bold - orange red
  • Pleasant - rosey pink
  • Hopelessly Devoted - bright clean fuchsia
  • Patent Pink - washed out lilac
  • Kittenish - mauvey pink
  • Spontaneous - soft plum with pearl
  • Sultana - dark grape

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  1. Suma says:

    I am so excited about this! I’m happy they jumped on the bandwagon already. Beautiful colors you picked out! I love how on top of the beauty game you are! xo Suma

  2. tianna says:

    these look so pretty and subtle for spring!

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