MAC Beth Ditto Lip Pencils from the left: In Sync, Embrace Me, Entertain Me and Nightmoth
Matching your shoes to your bag, your dress to your eyeshadow, your striped shirt to your striped fat-@ss tabby… Sometimes, it’s just fun to match!
Take the four MAC Beth Ditto Lip Pencils ($14), for instance. I get a kick out of wearing ’em with their coordinating Pro Longwear Lipcremes from the collection.
I think In Synch (a bright yellow pink) goes great with You’re Perfect Already, Entertain Me (an orange) pairs perfectly with BOOYAH!!, Embrace Me (a vivid pinkish fuchsia) looks darling with Dear Diary, and Nightmoth (a blackened plum) says holla! with Heart Hangover.
Okay, but why bother with lip liner? Well, I like to wear matching lip liners when I need a little help keeping a brighter color from going beyond my natural lip line and/or to increase the wear time of lipsticks and glosses. Plus, sometimes I actually like taking the little extra makeup steps, ya know?
For the Lipcremes in the MAC Beth Ditto collection, having a matching Lip Liner is like a sundae with an extra cherry on top.
MAC Beth Ditto Lip Pencils from the left: In Synch, Entertain Me, Embrace Me and Nightmoth
Pro Longwear Lipcreme in You’re Perfect Already, Lip Liner in In Synch, Prolongwear Lipcreme in BOOYAH!! , Lip Liner in Entertain Me, Prolongwear Lipcreme in Dear Diary, Lip Liner in Embrace Me, Prolongwear Lipcreme in Heart Hangover and Lip Liner in Nightmoth
I’ve worn the Beth Ditto Lipcremes both with and without their matching Lip Pencils, and I like the way they look both ways. Fortunately, they never really stray too far outside of my natural lip line, a testament to their awesome staying power.
But I think if you’re in the mood for it, having one of their coordinating Lip Liners around can be kinda fun. And handy, if you tend to stockpile similar shades.
Like, if you have a lot of really bright pinks similar to Bith Dittoâ€™s Dear Dairy, like maybe Girl About Town or Quick Sizzle, then also having Embrace Me on hand makes a lot of sense, because you could also pair it with your other pinks.
PRICE: $14 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at maccosmetics.com, and coming to North American MAC counters and stores June 7; internationally, later this month
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,