Rated 4.59 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Stone is back?!?!?! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
I came on the site today to reorder a lipstick that had run low, and decided to check my "Favorites" list to see if there was anything there that I needed. And lo and behold an old friend reappeared - Stone lip pencil. I thought I must be seeing things. But no, it's there. And it's not marked as a limited edition.
Since it was discontinued several years ago, I've searched high and low for a replacement. But nothing was ever quite right. For the last year I had to use an EYE LINER to try and copy the color. Yes, an eye liner. I became desperate.
This was the perfect color for me to line my lips. It magically seemed to make my lips seem fuller (probably since it seems to almost mimics a very light shadow - thus giving the allusion of fuller lips). It also tones down brighter shades and turns pinks and nudes into colors that seem natural, healthy and beautiful. Some people may be turned off because it is described as grey muted taupe. But it is a truly natural looking color. Just not as yellow or orange as most "natural" or "beige" liners tend to be.
I ordered the maximum number that I was allowed with the largest smile on my face. PLEASE, PLEASE NEVER DISCONTINUE THIS AGAIN.
Most Helpful Critical Review PRODUCT HAS CHANGED
I've been buying the MAC lip pencil in Stripdown for over ten years. It's the only product I use to line and fill in my lips. The color closely matches my natural lip color and every pencil I've purchased through the years has never varied in color or consistency, its always been exactly the same. I just received an order of two Stripdown lip pencils and something has definitely changed. The color is different. It's more of a matte light brown and the consistency is awful. It's soft not firm. It's more like a lipstick consistency. I can't use it to line my lips because it smudges, is messy and the tip breaks off with very minimal pressure. Both lip pencils I received are this same new product.
Did I just get a bad batch or has my favorite color lip pencil really changed? I'm so disappointed.
Has anyone else experienced this problem?
Reviewed by 554 customers Good
Al from Louisville
I bought mine in the shade subculture as I wanted something very close to the natural shade of my lips. My pencil is kind of dry, like other complaints have mentioned. But once it's warmed up, I find it applies well and the color is pretty.
A Pretty Liner
Alyssa from Washington State
I'm actually not sure if it helps lipstick wear longer or adhere better (which I feel is usually the purpose of lipliner). It looks really good under my nude lipsticks though and blends really easily if I want to fade the liner into a color. It glides on super smooth, almost melting down to an oil texture as it touches my lips.
Very comfortable to wear, never dries my lips. The color is so pretty that I often just wear the liner by itself.
Dry from Dry
I have been ordering this for years. This is the first time I ordered online and it came in dry cannot put it on my lips. I reached out to Mac and they did not respond
Whirl lip pencil
Lori from Texas
I do love this lip pencil as it is very versatile. I would love even more to actually receive it in the mail. Ordered it over a month ago and still nothing. Was told to be patient as they are very busy! But yes it's a great color!
Cherry is great!
D from Ohio
I bought the shade Cherry looking for a red liner that would work with most of my red lipsticks. This seems to be it! This particular shade goes on smooth with minimal effort, but is not so soft that it breaks. Somehow, it seems to be smudge proof as well! I attempted to rub it off to see and it didn't go anywhere.
However, I do understand what some people are saying about dryness. Another pencil in a coral shade I bought some time ago is that way and requires a lot of force to get a real line. I'm not sure what the deal is with the inconsistency :(
The color I've been looking for!
Katy from Orange County ca
I saw Laura beverlin use this on IG to make her lips look bigger, I didn't think the color would suit me since I have fair skin, but it's amazing!!! I feel like this is a color that would look good on everyone! I also paired it with Kylie's liquid lip in "Koko" and it's verry pretty!
Jasmine from Illinois
This lip pencil was very dry and harsh on my lips. It hurt to apply and felt like I was scraping myself. There was not much color pigmentation either, so it's not worth the price.
Penny from Delaware
I love the fact that it goes on smooth, full of moisture and it wears long.
Pencil is so dry, it's impossible to use
Scarlett from Emerald City
I love Ruby Woo lipstick so I decided to try the matching pencil. The pencil's colour is great but the pencil is so dry that I have to scrape and scrape to get any colour at all from the pencil to my lips. I have tried using it with completely dry lips, freshly oiled lips, and everything in-between. I just can't get this colour to actually transfer any colour to my lips! It eventually starts tearing the flesh of my lips, which is painful, and STILL THERE IS NO COLOUR TRANSFER! I am beyond aggravated!!
i would not buy this product again
mary from lakewood, oh
I feel like im ripping my lips off trying to use this liner
needs to be creamier so it glides on
Should of taken it back
Carol from Michigan
This pencil is very hard and dry. Thought Mac would be a good brand pencil. Almost hurts your lips to use it. Should of returned it.
Very natural lip liner
Khim from Indiana
Since I'm currently living lipstick free, I wanted a natural looking liner to still feel pulled together. This lip pencil provides exactly that.
I love my Mac lip pencils
Janell from Choctaw, OK
I have used Mac pencils for years after trying many brands. Lots of color choices and long lasting.
Can from Arizona
I'm all about a low end dupe but with lip liners, Mac lip liners are so different in consistency and quality! I will splurge for these and just tip them with my lower end dupes lol
I have olive skin, light berry colored lips. This particular color is a little too light.
Favorite Neutral Lip Liner
Sooner Gal from Tulsa, OK
It's just creamy enough and long lasting. This is my second one to purchase...
Really like this color!
Jimminicrkt from McKinney, TC
Bought this lip liner in both Plum and Soar. I've only tried out Plum so far, but it's easily going to become my new fave! I really like how smoothly it goes on, no tugging (even on super dry lips), and the staying power was great!
Nice nurse from Dallas
Bought this along with a c-thru lip glass. Unable to handle in store , salesperson rang purchase and bagged. Got home to find a squeeze tube of clear lip gloss. Purchased the correct item online from another retailer. Lip liner was fine as always.
I won't buy this product again, will be returning.
Teri from KY
The pencil is dry and color doesn't go on as it appears in pencil. The first one was too red and the second was orange. I was trying to buy a pinkish brown or pinkish nude.
M from Tx
I got this because I'm pretty sure I saw Alexa Demi use it in a video, anyways, the shade is so gorgeous but it just rubs off easily especially if you are making out. This man barely had lips but it still rubbed off ugh. The lip liner wasn't the only disappointment I guess.
Perfect pair with Red Scare
K from Austin
A longtime lover of all thinks MAC and this liner is a great quality product to wear alone or with a lipstick. I don't do liquid lippies and instead, use the MAC prep and prime for lips with a liner for the perfect lip. I purchased the Cherry lip line to pair with Trixie Cosmetics Red Scare lipstick and it a fab match. Pulls very red-blue.
Yogawoman from Hopedale, MA
Whirl is a great color that goes with a lot of lip colors
I would buy this product again
Heather from Yucaipa
I love Mac products. Perfect shade
Sissy from Alexandria, La
This color goes with just about any lipstick
Ruby from Charlotte.NC
Love the color Is beautiful and stay longer that I thought
All time favorite lip liner
Viktoreyah from Portland
This is my all time favorite liner : so smooth, plumps my lips . The color is perfect it matches a lot of different shades of lipsticks