MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil Lover's Lane Review Swatch

The MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil in Lover’s Lane and My Season-Detecting ‘Superpowers’

Spring is coming. You know how I know that? I mean, without looking at the calendar… Well, for two main reasons:

  1. Last night I sent Mr. Page out on a gelato mission (for those who don’t know, gelato is Italian artisan ice cream – AKA the real deal). The thing is, I LUUURVE gelato, but only crave it in the spring and summer. As soon as the sky gets duller and the temperatures drop, my appetite for it goes into hibernation until leaves start growing back on trees.
  2. Recently, I’ve been feeling like wearing orange lipstick ALL. THEFREAKING. TIME. Again, even though I ADORE orange lipstick, I mainly wear it in the warmer months. But these days, whenever I check out a new collection, I’m instantly drawn to the brightest of bright shades.

And my latest MAC acquisition confirms that.

MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil Lover's Lane Review SwatchWhen I heard MAC were adding the Velvetease Lip Pencils to their permanent range, I just knew I had to have one to see if their formula would compare to my beloved NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl. The one I decided to pick up was Lover’s Lane, a bright orange – obviously, otherwise my little introduction would have been completely pointless…

The MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil in Lover’s Lane is a twist-up lip crayon that applies smoothly and evenly to the lips. It has a semi-matte finish and is very comfortable to wear. It’s not super long-lasting, but doesn’t look patchy as it wears off and is really easy to reapply.

Even though I like the formula of NARS Dragon Girl better (as it’s more matte and long-lasting, but just as comfortable on the lips), I still think MAC Lover’s Lane is a pretty good product and totally worth checking out, especially if you prefer twist-up pencils over traditional ones, which require sharpening.

What about you, guys, can you feel the spring coming?

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    February 27, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    What a brilliant colour for spring :-*

    Melanie /

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    February 27, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    This is such a lovely colour! It suits you so well!

    Darriyan x

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    February 27, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    That is a gorgeous color that was made for you! Oh yeah, spring is totally coming here, I find it funny to be wearing a t shirt and shorts in February!


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    Shireen L. Platt
    February 27, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    That is a gorgeous colour on you and it reminds me of Mac Lady Danger which is my no. 1 favourite lippy from MAC!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    February 28, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Wow this shade was made for you. Looks beautiful .

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    February 28, 2016 at 2:35 am

    I love this shade! It’s so bright and fun!

    Mallory // Perhaps Bananas

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    February 28, 2016 at 5:17 am

    The pigmentation of the lip pencil is amazing and finish looks creamy & glossy.

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    February 28, 2016 at 5:36 am

    Wow, this is a great color, and it looks great on you.

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    February 28, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Woww Carol. Love it ! Red and orange lippies look stunning on you 🙂

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    February 28, 2016 at 9:56 am

    This orangey-red is absolutely gorgeous on you! This is great for spring/summer! It looks very even on the lips!

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    Joice J
    February 28, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I love MAC and this color rock! love it. xoxo

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    February 28, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    This is a perfect color for spring and it looks so nice on you!


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    February 28, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I love this color and it looks amazing on you! I’m so looking forward to spring! 🙂
    xo, M

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    February 28, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    This color really suits you! It’s not very springy here yet although it’s 60 degrees out today.

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    February 28, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    What a gorgeous vibrant shade! It looks amazing on you, dear. I think orange is like a fun twist for the classic red that we can wear all year round. Thanks for sharing, dear!

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    February 28, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Whenever I feel like spring is coming I wake up the next morning to freezing cold and snow, so I have been very careful with my prognosis.
    But I am so over the brown smokey eyes and dark lips, maybe that is a sign?

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    February 28, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    This colour looks so gorgeous and vibrant on you – a serious colour pop! I’ve been wearing fairly subtle shades lately and this makes me want to change things up and inject my face with colour haha 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    February 28, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    The only reason I can’t feel spring coming is because we have no seasons here in Southern California haha. The color looks really good on you though! The pigmentation (and formula) look really nice too. I love twist up crayons as opposed to using a sharpener, it’s just so much easier. I’ll have to check this out – thanks for sharing!

    Sam |

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    February 28, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I admire how good bright colours look on you! I’m the same with ice cream but unfortunately it’s still winter in London so I have a few months until I can have it haha.

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    February 29, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Beautiful color! Need this lipstick!
    xx Pisa

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    Uzo O
    February 29, 2016 at 1:48 am

    I’m in love with this shade of Red , i use MAC lippies too and i love it.

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    Mademoiselle Coconath
    February 29, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Love the color!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

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    kakul singh
    February 29, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Girl you carry the color so well. After a long time I feel intrigued to try a shade from Mac Rewind to Classics – The ‘new’ Vintage

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    Meron Dymphana
    February 29, 2016 at 7:35 am

    This lip pencil is so colorful and the color looks amazing on you. I am a huge fan of Mac products.

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    February 29, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Its definitely time to wear those bright shades! This one looks so creamy love it on u!

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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    February 29, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I can usually tell Spring is near when all of the bugs come out of the woodwork and harass me during my daily walks. I’d rather have the gelato lol.

    The lipstick looks great! Definitely Spring friendly. 🙂

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    Kiss & Make-up
    February 29, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I have one of these too (Anything Goes) and it fast became my favorite lip pencil!

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    Chaste & Beautiful
    February 29, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Ah Spring! It makes one splash out on all things colorful. I like orange lipsticks too but a bit muted ones. 🙂

    Chaste & Beautiful

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    February 29, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Wow! Such a beautiful shade! Looks so good on you.

    ~ Styleccentric Fashion’ | BLOGLOVIN

    xo, Alyssa

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    Sun Moon
    March 1, 2016 at 2:31 am

    You’re funny! 🙂 I enjoyed this post. This shade of orange lipstick is right for you, it accentuates your white teeth and beautiful lips. But I’m sure you know it.

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    March 1, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Perfect red for spring! Love the color on you 🙂

    Maireem | My Fair Autumn | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat: myfairautumn

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    March 1, 2016 at 11:59 am

    The perfect shade for spring! Great pick! 🙂

    Angelie // Sleek Makeup Base Duo Kit Review

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    March 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Wow, you are totally rocking that lipstick, girl! I don’t think I could pull it off myself, but it looks absolutely stunning on you. 🙂 <3


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    Wendee Isaacs
    March 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    that lip colour is gorgeous

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    Trishna Patel
    March 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Oh my goodness Carol, could this shade look any more perfect on you! I love a good orangey red for the hotter seasons, there’s just something fruity about them haha ♥

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    March 1, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I’ve never tried a Nars nor Mac lip pencil actually, I really want to though! That shade looks really beautiful on you, the orange brings out the warmth in your eyes. Gorgeous!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    March 2, 2016 at 7:30 am

    The shade looks so pretty. I have one such shade from inglot..

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    March 3, 2016 at 11:39 am

    It is a beautiful color which screams spring is here 🙂 you are looking chirpy 🙂

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    March 3, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Hi Carol… I’m such a fan of all things orange, but usually stop with my clothing. LoL However, this lipstick looks super fab on you and I think I might actually be brave enough to try this myself. Thanks for sharing.


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    March 5, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    This shade suits you ! I haven’t tried their velvetease lip pencil but I feel like I must 🙂

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