Pretty In Pink: MAC Go For Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil swatch & review

MAC Go For Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Go For Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

Hands up all those who love lip crayons? Me too, brother/sister, me too. I am a fiend for all things lip crayon-y because I am 100% all about that convenient/effortless/practical life – all the colour of a gel lipstick in a wind-up chubby pencil, no sharpening or lip brushes required. My latest lip crayon acquisition is MAC Go For Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil, a limited edition chunky lip crayon in a brilliant yellow-based pink.

MAC Go For Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Go For Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

A Patentpolish Lip Pencil is essentially a gel lipstick in stick form – and it’s no secret how much I like gel lipsticks – with a generous amount of cellophane colour and slick, non-sticky shine. The finish has more of a moist ‘slip’ than, say, a Clinique Chubby Stick or a Face of Australia Sheer Gloss Crayon, but it’s not as wet as an actual gloss or balm. If anything it reminds me a little of the comfortable and pillowy lip feel that Korres Lip Butters have.

The wear time on Go For Girlie is around four or so hours, so about average for a gel lipstick or lip gloss. The formula maintains its moisture and doesn’t dry out to a tacky finish, so it’s mercifully free of that horrible lip-smacking dry feeling even after a few hours. It doesn’t leave a stain or fade away unevenly, so reapplication is as easy as swipe’n’go.

MAC Go For Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Go For Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

My stars, I love. Go For Girlie looks almost neon coral in the tube, but on my bare, unlined lips it transforms into a lustrous dainty pink that’s neither too bubblegum nor too pastel. There’s no need to wear a lipliner or lip primer with it (good!), and it’s comically easy to get a lush level of colour with just a swipe or two.

Pale pinks can occasionally be a challenge with my fair, cool complexion (NW20-ish, give or take some sunlight), but Go For Girlie nails it for me. Flattering, wearable, and not too bold. Très bien!

MAC Go For Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Go For Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

The verdict: I really, really like this lip colour. Patentpolish Lip Pencils are the first MAC lip products I’ve been really into for a while now, and it’s a bummer that they’re limited edition. I’ve already picked up a couple more shades from the line (neutral beige and orange), but this is the first time in a while I’ve considered going and getting some backups to stash away and future-proof myself against the Limited Edition Blues.

Nice. Nice, nice, nice.

Who: MAC Cosmetics
What: MAC Go For Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil
How Much: AUD$39
When: limited edition, available now
Where: MAC Cosmetics

This item was purchased by swatchgirl.com.

MAC Go For Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Go For Girlie Patentpolish Lip Pencil

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