Rated 4.61 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 522 customers Perfect liner color for nude lipsticks
Sofi from Bay area
This color is great to pair with nude colored lipsticks
Bvegas702 from Las Vegas
I love love this lip liner I recommend it. It's my go to!
Very light . NC43
Shal from NJ
It is very light and can't b seen on my lips . NC43
Pleasantly surprised by Soar
I love sales from Arizona
I'm a POC and I tend to stray away from pink nudes because what might be perfect for some does not mean perfect for others. A lot of popular lip products are marketed towards fairer skin tones and often times do not feature a variety of skin tones modeling those shades. I was curious and excited by the sale so I took a chance and got it! It's my perfect pink nude. My only complaint is that it can enhance the wrinkles of your lips if your lips aren't fully hydrated prior to wear. A nice and smooth formula though.
Love Cork lip liner
René from the South from Alabama
Long lasting liner color. Deep and rich color but blends well with lighter lip shades to give a well defined lip shape. Waiting for FRENZY lip color to come back. This was a great look together!!
A great color for your nude lipsticks!
Lyn from Texas
This pencil glides on well over the lip and goes with many different nude colored lipsticks and glosses. I love it!
Most Versatile Color
Ampworks from Oregon Coast
I ALWAYS use lip liner and I Only use MAC. WHIRL is my favorite shade because it goes with anything and looks amazing by itself with some clear lip glass. I've been using MAC for over 20 years. The first thing I tried was their lip pencil. From that first time I haven't used anything else. Mac's so much better than all the rest that anything else just annoys me.
E. C from Tx
It is a great product for lip contouring. If you are wanting to lip contour chose the color of your shadow beneath your lip line. Glides on smoothly.
AmberG.field from Orange to
Literally my lip color. Makes filling in the corners of my lips really easy and natural looking. It is dry though I really wish it was a little creamy.
Just as expected
Ulta member from California
Perfect with Yash color!
JChoy from Cypress, TX
I love the color, very neutral. I use it as a lipstick. I first apply a lip primer and then the lip pencil.
Loved from Texas
I love this color I've gone through 4 lip pencils in the last year. It suits my skin tone perfectly! Buying another one now
GA Jen from Georgia
If Lancome's Le Lipstique in Sheer Raspberry and Kevin Aucoin's The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Minimal had a beautiful baby and named it MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl.
Love love love
Krys from California
Very creamy and matches my lips perfectly
Shelia from Arlinton
This was my first time ordering MAC online. I was very disappointed in the color. The color was faint. It looked more nude than plum. It did not glide on my lips like other MAC lip liners I have used. It felt dry on my lips. I would not recommend this color.
Lori from Modesto
It looks like a 5 dollar pencil. It doesn't stay on your lips for so long
Great application and color
ladyboothby from Washington
easy to use even on mature lips.
LOVE LOVE LOVE< 3
AA from Ohio
I bought the shade 'cork'. it's such a beautiful nude tone for my brown skin
The only one I truly trust
Yvonne from Anchorage
I always come back to this. I try to venture out but this one stays and is easily blended. It's like a creamy matte lipstick in a liner. I get dark colors like chestnut and do ombré nudes, and I am pale as all heck. I find the lighter colors aren't great on me but the formula is consistently amazing. Been buying for years
Bright and Bold
Dr.Sandi from San Antonio
So pretty. Definitely one you need to add to your collection if you enjoy a bright red lip.
Not too impressed
Dawn from Menifee CA
Does seem to bleed outside of lip line, don't think I'll be using this again
Found my perfect match
Alexandra from CT
I first tried Stripdown but it was too yellow on me when I bought it months ago (now that I'm tan it's looking a lot better). I recently purchased Whirl and Spice. Spice was darker than I thought it would be but still pinky brown and very warm, Whirl is a perfect mauve that is a few shades darker than my natural lip color. I love lip liners and usually used bff, have gone through 2 sticks of that shade, but Mac's staying power is hands down the best. I'm happy I found my shade in Whirl, it's the perfect contour for me. Don't give up looking for yours!
To hard, so I have to press really hard.
Scobb from NV
Hey guys PLEASE fill me in as to why THE MAC LIPLINER IS THE #1 bestselling liner at ulta?! I feel that it is so outdated as the new ones are so creamy and glide on with hardly any effort. Sometimes I have to press so hard to get a MAC lipliner to transfer that it hurts my lips and for almost zero color payoff? So once again I ask, what gives? How is it the bestseller? PASS!!! What am I overlooking here?
Got 2 shades....both are delicious
VintageHippie from Appalachia
I am working on using these for my older (and less plump) lips in my senior citizen days. I've had to let my silver hair grow out and needed new colors to make it work. The colors I chose (Soar and Whirl) work with my MAC lipstick very well to create a day and night look with my silver locks. The pencils are smooth and go on easily. They last a decent amount of time and didn't feel either dry or sticky to me (both a plus). I strongly recommend these to anyone who requires a silky pencil that isn't looking for a "teenager look" because they are perfect.
Alex from CT
Stripdown was super yellow on me, no matter what I try it doesn't look right. I have a light-medium complexion with neutral undertones. I was so excited to receive this too :( it was also surprisingly light, the staying power and application are great though, just definitely not my shade