It isn't much of a secret that I'm not the biggest fan of MAC lip products. The selection of shades and finishes is unrivalled, but so many that I've tried have left me feeling a little underwhelmed in the past. Even so, after seeing so many winning shade combinations it had me eager to find a nude-based pairing that could work for everyday. I'm still not completely won over in terms of longevity, especially considering the mid-range price tag, but the pair look so pretty together that I'm almost ready to forgive a touch up every now and again.
The two shades I went for are the lip pencil in 'Boldly Bare' and the lustre finish lipstick in 'Patisserie', a shade that I've been itching to try for quite a while now. I've been practicing at slightly overdrawing my top lip to give a little more pout and definition and I think I'm slowly getting the hang of it. I'm not a Jenner just yet, but enhancing the outer edge of my lips allows me to get things looking a little more even and plump; especially around my upper lip where I need it most.