MAC Cherry Lip Liner Review Swatches Photos

MAC Cherry Lip Liner (Rs 990) available at MAC StoresMAC Cherry Lip Liner Review swatches  (4)MAC Cherry Lip Liner Review swatches  (1)As per MAC website

A pencil designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip. Lip Pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for lining the lips or filling them in. They are long-lasting and available in a wide selection of colours that each work well with many different lipstick shades.

Shade – MAC describes it as a Vivid bright bluish red. I agree with the description. MAC Cherry Lip Liner will work with most (or all) of the red lipsticks. It looks amazing on its own too. MAC Cherry Lip Liner Review swatches  (2)Packaging – It comes in a regular pencil lip liner packaging with no sharpener. Nothing fancy.

Texture & Formula – MAC can call it a smooth creamy texture , I also agree to it unless I try to apply it on non moisturized/ dry lips. I literally have to drag it on my lips in that condition, that leads to breaking of tip. Yeah but once you apply it on moisturized lips, it glides on smoothly. Though after some time (if you are wearing it alone) you would need a lip balm to smooth out the fine lines that it tends to highlight. Formula is a bit waxy and not-so-creamy. MAC Cherry Lip Liner Review swatches  (3)Pigmentation – Superb is the only word. I have used it 4 times to fill in my lips along with lining, and haven’t sharpened the tip once. The formula is immensely pigmented and will going to last you a long time.

Staying Power – If worn alone it stays on for good 6-7 hours with slight fading and drying up lips. If worn under a lipstick it increases the staying power by 1-2 hours. Its a beautiful color and would compliment all skin tones.

That’s how it looks on me (I have filled in my lips with it)MAC Cherry Lip Liner Review swatches  (5)

Overall Thoughts

A beautiful color which will go with almost every red lipstick. Superbly pigmented and prolongs the wear time of any lipstick if worn as a base. It provides even coverage without turning patchy in case you want to fill in your lips. However at such hefty price I would have loved it to be a little creamier, but then due to its not-so-creamy texture it doesn’t bleed or slips/ feathers out.

Ratings : 4/5

P.S. I will have a Top 5 red lip liners post soon. You will find some cheap liners with amazing quality there.