MAC Throw Me a Line Pro Longwear Lip Pencil: Review, Swatch

Lip pencils are something I’ve started using in recent days. I have a red from Avon, a berry one from Inglot and the third and most recent addition is the MAC Throw Me a Line from the Hey, Sailor! collection! I was keen on getting a good red orange lip pencil(which is soooo difficult to find here!!) so when this collection was launched I didn’t hesitate to get this one although the price burnt a huge hole in my pocket πŸ˜›

Throw Me a Line?? Like seriously! I would probably throw this one a line, catch it by the hook and never let it go! I love this color so much! :X It is a reddish orange lip pencil and is totally matte. Now I’ve always stayed away from anything matte (lip products) since I feel that it shows the fine lines on my lips prominently and dries my lips further. But I had to get this one thanks to the shade. πŸ˜€
Price: 1300 INR
Qty: 1.2 gms
Finish: Matte
Packaging: A pencil which has a blue cap and blue white nautical stripes on the pencil. Tres chic!

I love the color but let me get to some points beyond that. πŸ˜€ This pencil is so matte that it makes my lips looks like a shrunken tomato (I have thick lips so you can imagine! πŸ˜› ). It isn’t difficult to use it on the lips, it doesn’t tug or pull but once applied my lips look shrunk.(This was the same problem I had with the Kryolan lip pencil as well but I had other issues with that as well!).

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Throw Me a Line is a Pro longwear lip pencil. The staying power is very good. It lasted on me for an entire outing with friends (from morning 10 to about 7 in the evening) which I thought was good except that it faded and I did not like the fact that my lips looked shrunk.

The major factor which might really not favour the product is its price! 1300 bucks for a lip pencil! Are you kidding me! (I bought it anyway :P) If it wasn’t for the color, there is no way I would spend so much on a lip liner! And this isn’t a soft orange either. It is a full on bright red orange so it isn’t a color one might wear regularly. So spending so much on something which might not be used regularly is definitely a point to think about.

Swatch:

swiped once

Final word: If it wasn’t for the color this wouldn’t have been on my list. Way too expensive for a lip pencil although the quality and staying power is really good!!

P.S: I’ve also reviewed the MAC Fleet Fast blush from the Hey, Sailor! collection. Click here to read the review.

Which is your favourite lip pencil? Do leave your suggestions below!

14 thoughts on “MAC Throw Me a Line Pro Longwear Lip Pencil: Review, Swatch

    • August 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm
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      ya Preethi πŸ™ The entire Hey, Sailor! collection is priced unusually high. :/

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  • August 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm
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    thats a unique shade deeps πŸ™‚ surprisingly it doesnt look that matte in the swatch.. I guess its a universal problem with matte lip liners.. I had a similar exp with bhcosmetics lip liners.. my lips looked exactly like a shrunken tomato πŸ™

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    • August 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm
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      It seems pretty creamy while swatching but translates a whole lot differently on the lips.
      Lol so all of us have faced the “shrunken tomoato” problem! and I thought it was only me because of my horrible lips πŸ˜€

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  • August 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm
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    True..this is such a fab shade.Ive seen a similar one in inglot deeps..wil let u know the number soon..i have only one lip pencil from mac from the permanent line..they r quite ok..nothing great..1300 is really heartbreakin..u get a foundi for 1700..MAC is goin crazy..n makin us also crazy..lol.we macoholics..:)..anyways such fab pics n awesum review

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    • August 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm
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      lol curse us mac-o-holics!! πŸ˜› we spend more than we earn thanks to mac πŸ˜›
      thank you Pree for your encouraging words <3 πŸ™‚ each time you say my pics and review are nice it makes my day πŸ™‚

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  • August 10, 2012 at 5:25 pm
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    hahaha mujhpe line maro πŸ˜‰ the pencil n swatch r soo different πŸ˜€ but loved the color πŸ˜€ <3

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    • August 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm
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      lol πŸ˜€
      i guess that is due to the lighting πŸ˜€

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    • August 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm
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      πŸ˜‰ hehe.. it is one awesome shade.. would have been a total catch if it wasn’t for the price πŸ˜‰

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    • August 12, 2012 at 5:33 am
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      the entire Hey, Sailor collection is expensive πŸ™

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  • August 11, 2012 at 6:14 am
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    I love the shade so much..will look for a dupe of this…but never m i spending 1300 for a lipliner.. Deepsi… i think u got crazy at the MAC Counter ..:p “just kidding” πŸ˜‰

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    • August 12, 2012 at 4:50 am
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      lol πŸ˜€ maybe I did go crazy because of the color πŸ˜›
      If you find a dupe for it please let me know!! πŸ™‚

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