MAC Berry Black Friday Patentpolish Lip Pencil

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mac berry black friday patentpolish lip pencil

MAC Berry Black Friday Patentpolish Lip Pencil

For me Black Friday means sitting in my pajamas and eating leftover Thanksgiving pecan pie for breakfast.


And maybe also for lunch…

And perhaps dinner…

Aaand it also means playing Fill the Online Shopping Cart, which is a game I like to play where I see how much I can put into various online shopping e-carts with no intention of actually completing the checkout, and going “WOW!” as the tally grows into the thousands of dollars. 🙂


For MAC, Black Friday means another limited edition makeup launch on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

This year, they’re putting the focus on lips with a new shade of Patentpolish Lip Pencil called Berry Black Friday. It’s a blackened plum with a shiny finish, and it’ll be $20, available exclusively on the MAC website (I believe it’s a one-day limited edition product available only on Black Friday).

If you like sheer-to-medium coverage dark lip shades, it’s a beauty.

mac berry black friday

MAC Berry Black Friday Patentpolish Lip Pencil

I like colors like this one, which reminds me a little of an old-school Clinique Black Honey, because it lays down a good amount of pigment, but I can still see my natural lip color through it. That, and because it’s on the sheerer side, I don’t have to use it with a lip liner if I don’t feel like it. 🙂

Coverage-wise, the Patentpolish formula is flexible. When I apply Berry Black Friday, I usually just do it straight from the bullet for a sheer, but noticeable, blackened plum, but I also know that if I want to crank it up, all I have to do is apply it with a lip brush for more opacity.

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MAC Berry Black Friday Patentpolish Lip Pencil (I’m a MAC NC42)

Also, the moderately moisturizing formula feels nice and smooth. Lately my lips have been a High Flake Zone, particularly my bottom lip, but with Berry Black Friday, you can’t tell.

Wear time is around two or three hours, and I don’t really notice a flavor, but I can smell a very light vanilla.

What are your plans for Black Friday? Do you have any shopping lined up? I don’t think I’ll brave the crowds and traffic this year…but I do expect to be VERY concerned about the household pecan pie situation.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. UMMM…. I think I love this. I’ve been off MAC ever since I realized that every single MAC lipstick I own dries out my lips (even the Lustre formula!), but I *need* this. Sheer plums are my jam!
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  2. Such a pretty color! I wonder if they´ll release this in Germany too, as there is no such thing as Black Friday here.
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  3. I really like this shade on you! And like I said, I also like the Patentpolish formula lot.
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  4. Agata says:

    This shade looks really pretty on you.

    I have to work on Black Friday so no shopping for me. But I prefer to just shop the deals online anyways. I don’t like crowds!
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  5. jessica says:

    I am so put off by the insane commercialism of holidays. They have just turned into BUY BUY BUY. Every single one of them.


    My darkest lippie is Urban Decay Blackmail and it. is. awesome.
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  6. Jane says:

    It’s so funny, but I was thinking that the shade reminded me of a Clinique lip color, but I went totally blank. I knew it had honey in the name. I remember wearing that to work many years ago. It was pretty radical for me then.

    I am staying away from the stores on Black Friday. I’m just glad I don’t have to work or drive a bunch of 14 year old boys to High School that day. The holiday season is no longer a crazy time for us, now that Zack is older and the “eight nights of gift giving ” is history. I plan on chilling and eating leftovers. I love making a Thanksgiving sandwich (just take everything and put it on a bun), YUM YUM!

  7. Kim says:

    I immediately loved it because I instantly thought of Black Honey which, as you know, I STILL love. Of course I do – stuck in the 90s with lip color. 🙂

    I usually avoid shopping like the plague so there’s about zero chance that I’ll venture out on Black Friday. I’m sure I’ll check out some online deals, though. The boys just keep getting more expensive. HAHA!

    Side note: have you seen Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella yet? I watched it last night and I think you’d really like it. Naturally, since I’m me, I cried about 1000 times. 🙂

  8. hanna says:

    That color is so pretty! Mac always gets me with their colors.
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  9. Erin says:

    Oh, maybe I’ll throw on Black Honey today! It’s pretty but it seems super similar!
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  10. Rachel says:

    I need this in my life!

  11. Rachel R. says:

    It’s very pretty, though I wouldn’t call it a blackened plum. I agree with those here who says it looks like Black Honey.

  12. Trish says:

    I gotta have that lip color – so glossy and plummy good!

  13. kellly says:

    Online only? That probably means it will be totally sold out 10 seconds past midnight on Thanksgiving.

  14. Sambo says:

    I totally got sucked in with the color of this beauty! I ordered mine online at the comfort of my recliner chair😂 Forget the crowded malls—-I’m loving the bargains on some make-up on Mac seeing the 25% off on some of the Holiday colors. Btw…..the blackberry shade is cute on you!

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