January 26, 2017

MAKE UP FOR EVER High Precision Lip Pencils (#10 and #20)

Over the last year or so, I've been using lip pencils with increasing frequency since I realized it was a great way to keep a base lip colour on even when my lipstick inevitably wears off. I know, I know... definitely not some secret, unknown beauty fact and yet a total game changer in my daily beauty routine. So far my favourites have been the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Re-Shape & Re-Size Lip Liner in "Pillow Talk" (so creamy!) and MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencils (so longlasting!), but I'm also adding MAKE UP FOREVER High Precision Lip Pencils to the list.

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:
  1. Trace the center of the cupid’s bow and the center of the lower lip with to create perfect symmetry.
  2. 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.
If you're looking for natural lip enhancement:
  1. Apply along the lip contour, then blend to the inside of lips with a lip brush.
  2. 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.


  1. I'm not a lip pencil person, but these look lovely! #10 is such a great shade on you, Alison. :)

    1. Thanks, Rae! I've been reaching for that shade a ton -- it's works so well with my everyday lipsticks!


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