I very rarely get a chance to try/swatch MAC products in real life, so when I was flying to visit my family at the beginning of December, I had to pop into MAC to get a couple of things at Duty Free prices :) Yay! One of the products I picked up is the MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (£15.00) in Absolutely It and it is simply stunning!
I wanted a dark nude shade and I was hoping to get my mitts on Soar or Whirl, but they are sold out almost everywhere, so I opted for 'Absolutely It'. It is more of a soft berry shade than a dark nude, but it looks beautiful on the lips and goes with many lipsticks. I tried it with pink, berry and nude colours and it goes with all of them perfectly. The finish of the liner is a mixture between satin and frost and I love wearing it on it's own or with MAC Hug Me Lipstick (review coming soon).
I noticed that the formula and pigmentation of Absolutely It are much better than my previous purchases from MAC (Staunchly Stylish and Subculture). I find this one a bit more creamy and slightly more pigmented. The lasting power is the same though - 3 to 4 hours.
Overall, I am really pleased with this purchase and I will be sticking to darker MAC lip liners from now on, as the lighter shades aren't as good.
What lip liners from MAC would you recommend? I think I need Cherry in my life.