MAC Nightingale Lip Pencil Review & Swatches


MAC Nightingale Lip Pencil

You have seen endless MAC Lip Liner review here from permanent line but today am sharing a LE shade which launched with Pencil In LE collection some time back. They were sold out pretty fast but my darling sis managed to pick one for me from her home town. Here I’m with the review for this gorgeous shade.

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About MAC Nightingale Lip Pencil

Size– 1.45 gm

Price- INR 1450  Available at MAC stores across India

Shade– MAC Nightingale is described as Mid-tonal Cream Plum, it is cool toned deep berry magenta pink shade and is very flattering on all skin tones and something you would want to use as a base for berry lipsticks and that’s why I picked this although the price is too steep .

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Texture and Staying power- I adore MAC Lip Pencils a lot and have almost every permanent line shade , don’t remember which LE shade I picked but as far as I know this is the one . It is nice shade but texture is bit too drying and I find that I need to drag it back and forth to cover my lips and my lips feel very dry. I get some 5 plus hours of wear with this shade and after that I do find my lips a little dry .

mac lip liner swatch

Pigmentation- It is opaque in 2-3 swipes however looks very dark but needs a little bit of layering to get opaque and even coverage.

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After lip pencil I applied LANCOME 381 Rouge in Love– See how deep it looks with liner underneath


What I like about MAC Nightingale Lip Pencil?

  • I love the deep berry magenta pink shade.
  • The pigmentation is good if not great.
  • The staying power is great.
  • The pencil is great to create a solid base for berry toned lipsticks.

What I don’t like about MAC Nightingale Lip Pencil?

  • The pencil can be drying if you already have dry lips.
  • It may accentuate lip lines if you they are not well exfoliated.
  • The price is little too steep.

Rating: 4/5

Recommendations–  If you like deep berry shades a lot and want a good base shade, it is nice choice. I find it little too drying for my liking as after trying MAC Pro long wear lip pencils I find them the best in terms of texture and pigmentation with exception from MAC CHERRY , which is OOHHH MMYYY GOD!

Have you tried MAC Nightingale Lip Pencil before?

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