These new lip pencils come in 12 shades which fit under three colour families (Nude, Pink, and Red). Today, I'm sharing swatches of two! #10 is a warm beige that leans on the peachy side. On my pigmented lips it's barely noticeable but adds that little bit of extra "oomph." #20 is a great classic pink that will pair well with lots of different pink lipstick shades.
In terms of wear, I'd say these pencils are pretty comparable to MAC's Pro Longwear. However. the texture is on the harder side rather than the extreme creaminess of Charlotte Tilbury's Lip Cheat. This doesn't mean they don't apply smoothly or lack pigmentation... on the contrary, I think the pencils actually work great for their intended purposes (volume and natural lip enhancement) if you follow the below tips from MUFE on application.
If you're looking for volume:
- Trace the center of the cupid’s bow and the center of the lower lip with to create perfect symmetry.
- Trace the corners of the mouth. Then, in one motion, connect corners with the cupid’s bow and then with the center of the lower lip. This technique will help add volume and create a plumping effect.
- Apply along the lip contour, then blend to the inside of lips with a lip brush.
- Use the same lip brush to fill in lips, then cover with lipstick.
The High Precision Lip Pencils retail for $22 CAD and are available at Sephora.