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

In Lips, MAC by Angie Canning4 Comments

“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.

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  1. 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

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