MAC Twig Lipstick & Spice Lip Liner


As I'm sure you all know by now, I'm a big fan of MAC lip products and every now and then, I find myself giving into the hype after I've seen lots of people talking about certain shades. My two most recent purchases are a lipstick and a lip liner that I didn't really need but obviously had to buy anyway. I picked up a lipstick in the shade 'Twig' after hearing it was a great every day shade and a lip liner in the shade 'Spice' after hearing it was one of Kylie Jenner's fave shades for that famous nineties nude look. 

I've been using them for a couple of weeks now so I thought it was about time to share my thoughts. Firstly, the classic MAC packaging has to be up there with my favourite makeup packaging ever. There's something so sleek about those black lipstick bullets and I love that the lip liner has the colour at the end of the pencil - especially handy if you're a lip product junkie like me and have a pretty big collection to rummage through.


The lipstick is described on the MAC website as a 'Soft muted brownish-pink' and whilst I'd agree, it has more pink tones than brown. It's definitely a muted dusky pink and a 'my lips but better' kind of shade. It's also a Satin finish meaning it's very soft on the lips and has the slightest sheen without being too glossy or too matte. I really like this as I hate anything that feels too dry on my lips! 

The lip liner is one I've been wanting to try for such a long time as I've heard so much about it and seen it look amazing on lots of different people. However, for me personally - I'm not so sure. I feel it's a little too brown for my liking and I find the formula very drying to the point I feel it's tugging at my lips when I apply it. I'm not sure if it's just the one I got as my Soar lip liner from MAC is lovely and creamy. Spice is definitely not one I would wear on its own but with the Twig lipstick over the top, it makes for a nice combo and doesn't feel quite as drying. I do much prefer Soar though as I feel it suits my complexion better.


Overall I'd say I do like these two but they aren't my favourite MAC lip products! The brown tones don't suit my skin tone as well as I'd hoped they would and  I'd say these shades are better suited for Winter makeup looks so perhaps this wasn't the right time of year to buy them!

Do you like the look of these MAC products? What's your favourite lipstick and lip liner?

28 comments

  1. twig looks like such a wonderful shade ! shame about the spice liner but i guess brown shades aren't for everyone, myself included x

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  2. ooooh Nice :D I cannot ignore ANY lip products! totally yum!
    xx

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  3. love these shades..they do look like shades more suited for Winter but they're pretty nonetheless <3

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  5. Twig is such a beautiful shade, although I don't think Spice would suit me at all!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

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  6. I love MAC lip products. Both of these are beautiful shades however I would probably purchase/wear them in Autumn/Winter. I will have to remember them when I need a new Autumn lipstick.

    Beth x
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  7. Brown has never been my shade but I would love to give this one a try!
    Thanks for sharing.


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  8. Twig is one of my all time favourite mac lipsticks xo

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  9. the lipstick is amazing, love the colour. The lip pencil , I am not so sure about it. It is too brown for me personally xx

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  10. You should have tried it in store before purchasing them. That's what I did with Soar and I hated it x

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  11. The lipstick looks pretty but brown toned lips don't suit my complexion either, I just stick to pink and red! Thank you for the review though!
    Lots of love.x
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  12. I totally get you lovely! I think they would look a little off on my complexion too :( Maybe one for the colder months
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  13. These do look lovely for the winter, but then I normally opt for darker reds. But these two could make a nice alternative!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  14. These both look gorgeous, I will definitely have to try and pick them up!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  15. I've had Twig since Christmas but last night I ordered the lip liner in Spice. I'm quite nervous to try it now, but like you said it seems to look good on loads of different skin tones so I suppose it'll just take a little bit of time to figure out how it looks best on me?

    Em | beauty&bullshit x

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  16. That is such a beaut duo!

    Sophie x

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  17. Back in the day Mac Spice was a cult product but not so much for me now...it's funny how your taste changes. Perhaps like you said these colours would be better for winter sabiha xx

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  18. Twig was the first mac lipstick I ever bought and remains to be my favourite. I feel like this shade suits lots of people and for me is a perfect everyday lipstick.

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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  19. i really need to pick up twig, it's gorgeous!

    brooke | brooke elise

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  20. These are both so, so lovely! Twig is such a beautiful shade. x

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  21. I was eyeing up Soar in MAC the other day but bought Viva Glam Miley instead as I thought it was perfect for summer. I really want to try these two though as I have dark hair and always opt for dark lippies in the winter, so I'm hoping they would suit my complexion : ) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  22. I'm totally the same when it comes to the Kylie Jenner trend - I feel like the brown tones just don't suit my skintone very well so I often use a more pinky lipliner to soften the brown shades and make it more wearable for me! There are so many choices of Mac lipliners and lipsticks that are supposedly Kylie Jenner-esque so it's great to hear your opinion on these two!
    Nicola x (@itsneecola)

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  23. There's so many MAC lipstick shades they're never going to suit everyone, it's a shame though! Everyone is obsessed with Ruby Woo but personally it really doesn't suit me. I think my skintone might suit 'Twig' so i might check it out x

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  24. I've been wanting to try MAC Twig for a while now. I think it's such a beautiful colour! x

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  25. Use twig with lip liner whirl its beautiful

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