MAC Lip Duos

MAC Lip Duo Cherry and Cockney

MAC Lip Duo Cherry & Cockney

Over Christmas I visited my sister, and we made a little trip to the MAC store in Halifax. I love going to MAC in person because there is no MAC store where I live. We had an awesome SA who showed us some of the new MAC Lip Duos and helped us try some on. I think the duos are a neat idea. You get a lip pencil and lipstick combo for less than what it would cost to buy them each separately. My sister bought Chicory/Brick-o-la and, can you believe it, it was her first ever MAC purchase!? I decided on Cherry/Cockney. However, I noticed that I had some of the lip pencils and lipsticks from the other duos, so I’m going to do some swatches from three of the other MAC Lip Duos for you in this post as well.
The duo I picked was Cherry Lip Pencil with Cockney Lipstick. Cockney is a lustre finish, which is my favourite. I have a lot of lustre lipsticks from MAC (if you’d like to see them all, you can check out my lustre lipstick collection post). Cherry Lip Pencil is described as “vivid bright bluish-red.” I have cool undertones so I find that blue-reds are the most flattering on me. This Lip Pencil would look amazing on its own to fill in the lips with, and top with a little lip balm or gloss.

MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry

MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry

Cockney is described as “sheer yellow red with multidimensional pearl.”

MAC Lipstick in Cockney

MAC Lipstick in Cockney (Lustre)

Together they are so pretty! I love Cockney on its own. I love that its sheer, yet buildable, so on its own its a very wearable red that you could totally wear to work. Then, if you want to really amp it up and do a more dramatic, full-on red lip, you could fill in your lips with the Cherry Lip Pencil and top it with Cockney. Intense! In the swatches pictured below, the first swatch is Cockney layered over the Cherry Lip Pencil. You can see the two very different lip looks you can create.

swatches MAC Cockney and Cherry

L-R: Cockney & Cherry together, Cherry Lip Pencil, Cockney Lipstick

I love lip liners and occasionally someone will ask me why I like them/use them. What I love about a lip pencil is that you can pair it with a lipstick to create a custom colour. A lipstick can look completely different depending on what liner you put it over.

There are 16 MAC Lip Duos. It turns out that I already own three of them. I was very intrigued with a couple of the pairings – I hadn’t thought to pair those particular Lip Pencils with those Lipsticks. Now I am inspired to use them together. I thought I’d delve into my stash and do some swatches for you in case you were interested in some of these duos. The three that I have are: Whirl Lip Pencil/Whirl Lipstick, Soar Lip Pencil/Twig Lipstick, and Subculture Lip Pencil/See Sheer Lipstick.

MAC Lip Duos Whirl/Whirl, Soar/Twig, Subculture/See Sheer

Whirl/Whirl, Soar/Twig, Subculture/See Sheer

MAC Lip Duo swatches Whirl/Whirl, Soar/Twig, Subculture/See Sheer

The pencil and the lipstick on their own, and then what they look like combined

MAC Lip Pencils are regularly $22 CAD and Lipsticks are $22 CAD. The MAC Lip Duos are only $32 CAD, so that’s a savings of $12. I think this is a great idea from MAC! What do you think? Are you interested in any of the MAC Lip Duos?

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful 🙂

Thanks so much for reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤


Filed under Lip Liner, Lips, Lipstick, Reviews

3 responses to “MAC Lip Duos

  1. What a great idea! I checked the colour pairings and I’m eyeing either Twig + Soar or Mehr + Soar (they do they have to offer such similar shades?). Thanks for letting me know about this.

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  2. Khanak

    The Whirl duo is calling out to my makeup-obsessed heart!
    Great post!
    I’d love it if you’d check out my new post at
    Khanak x

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