Mac Dervish Lip Pencil Swatches, Review and FOTD

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MAC Lip Pencil in Dervish

By Contributor: Tejinder Kaur

Today I will review and swatch a lip pencil from MAC named Dervish. I bought two pencils of which one I have already reviewed and now want to share my views on this one. It is the perfect lip pencil to use when in a hurry. I quickly line and fill my lips with it and then pop a little clear gloss or lip balm on top to makes lips look juicer or healthy so it does not take more than a minute while leaving early morning for work.

Mac Claims: A pencil with smooth, creamy texture designed for perfectly shaping,lining or filing in the lips. Available in a wide selection of colours that work well with many different lipstick shades.They are long lasting and colour of lip Pencils is protected by vitamin E which acts as an anti-oxidant. It can be worn alone, with lipstick, or lip-gloss. Formulated for a soft, creamy application! Smudge-free and long-lasting definition of the lips!

Mac Dervish Lip Pencil photo

My Review:

Mac Dervish is a cooler pink shade with brown beige undertone. It is one of the nude shades which match the natural colour of my lips perfectly. Also it looks amazingly well with smokey eyes. It can be used under number of lipsticks like mac Craving, Taupe, Syrup, “O” and Sandy “B” lipsticks. It is perfect for defining the lips and makes them look sharper. You can also make your lips look bigger by lining outside the edges if you have thin lips.

I would say you can even use it on its own as it’s a very pretty shade. It helps to prevent colour from bleeding and to keep vibrant lipsticks stay on longer and the glosses in place. It’s decently pigmented as two or more swipes on lips build up the colour. It provides an average coverage to pigmented lips.

Mac Dervish Lip Pencil

The staying power is great at almost 6-7 hours. The texture is very soft. It is quite creamy and buttery in texture. You need to pull and tug to make it more intense. When applied on the lips it gives a matte finish and makes lips a bit drier so I recommend a lip balm first to make the application smooth. You can apply any lip balm or gloss which can take care of the dryness part. The formula is very nice and you can use it while lining the outer edges of lips and best used underneath a more opaque lipstick and one that is slightly hydrating or moisturizing. The range comes in a wide variety of shades that work with many different lipstick shades. It works as a soft base for pink, peach and brown lipsticks. The great thing about this shade is it seems to work on all skin tones. It is a neutral lip liner that brightens up the complexion and goes great with all looks.

Packaging: This pencil comes in a black box where all the necessary information is given. The pencil itself is greyish in colour and the pencil top matches with the pencil shade. So it’s easy to locate shades and you can pick it out the shade easily if you hoard so many. You have to sharpen this pencil as its not retractable. It is very light weight and quite sturdy so can be carried in purse while travelling.

Mac Dervish Lip Pencil Swatches

Swatch of Mac Dervish in natural light

Mac Dervish Lip Pencil Swatch

And this is how Mac Dervish looks on my lips

Mac Dervish Lip Pencil Swatch on lips

My lip swatches with Dervish

Mac Dervish Lip Pencil lip Swatches

And this is how the lip pencil looks on my face

Mac Dervish Lip Pencil FOTD

My FOTD with Dervish

Mac Dervish Lip Pencil Swatch FOTD

Pros of Mac Dervish Lip Pencil:

  • A nude cool tone shade
  • Can be used on its own or underneath any lipstick
  • Creamy and soft texture
  • Does not smudge at all
  • Colour doesn’t transfer
  • Does not get patchy
  • Stays on longer for around 7-8 hours
  • Suitable for all Indian skin tones.

Cons of the Mac Lip Pencil:

  • Can make yours lips drier on application
  • Need to use lip gloss or balm over it to get rid of dryness
  • No sharpener comes with it
  • It can accentuate lines but does not settle
  • It provides medium coverage to pigmented lips.

Mac Dervish Lip Pencil Review

Price: 950

VNA Rating: 4/5

Final Verdict: Mac Dervish Lip Pencil is a shade which is the closest to my natural lip colour and makes my lips look fuller without looking unnatural. Its a good nude pink shade which can work with fair to medium Indian skin tones. It can be used on its own with a clear lip balm or gloss on top or can be used under other lipsticks to make them stay on for longer. It can also be used to define the lip edges and make the lips look fuller by lining outside the lip lines.


  1. I think this will go well with Fast Play too. Nice pick! ^_^
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  2. Di, aap toh maar hi daaloge ab apni ada se. You make really cute faces :P Me more interested in seeing your pic

    • me too love bold n bright shades but i bought this one with Mac craving lipstick..
      n alwayz i wear lip pencil underneath the lipsticks ..never wore them alone…

      Thanks dear :)

  3. Lovely shade of lip pencil Teju loved the clicks and Lip swatches <3
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  4. Awesome LOTD and you are looking fab as always!! Loved the review..
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  5. Great review, looks good on you. As always!
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  6. Lovely shade di. Loved ur eye look <3
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  7. Hey Tej

    Nice colour… specially for everyday use. And lovely lip swatches as ever..
    Love your blog Ansh…
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  8. I agree with Poo, bold and bright lip colors suit you more even though this is a beautiful shade you picked up. :)

  9. Lovely shade doll, I have a similar from Nyx and it is really easy to wear alone or under lipsticks!

  10. Looks amazing on you Tej :D Lovely swatches and FOTD :))
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  11. Tej this color is so pretty and it suits you so well


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  12. Ooohhh…Such a pretty color!
    You always give such cute poses Tej! Love it… :)
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  13. Used to crazy about lip pencils and now, I have totally forgotten about it. Your post is a reminder to go back to where I started and for MAC brand. I use quite a bit of products from the brand, so I don’t mind buying it. The shade suits you perfectly.
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  14. Lovely shade! This would go well with so many lippies! Its a perfect everyday color.. perfect for work. I tend to prefer brighter and bolder colors but this looks like such a refreshing change! and looking lovely dear :)
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    • yeah i agree with you i prefer dark shades too but for a change i reviewed this pencil..
      thank you soo much for a lovely comment…:)

  15. Amazing lip swatches Teji Darling <3 :* <3
    Shade looks very pretty on you .. Beautifully reviewed dear :)
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  16. Amazing shades… great result on your lips!!!!
    Kisses my dear Tej!!!
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  17. Love the colour range of mac lip pencils but they dry my lips out like no other. Have to be worn with gloss or lipstick. Dervish looks superb on you
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    • yes u r rite supriya i also perfer wear lip pencil with lipsticks or gloss to get rid of dryness ..i never worn it alone..
      thanks dear :)

  18. Such a pretty and unique shade! I always love something new and different and I love this shade! Tej dear, you look just stunning specially with your naughty smile :) Love <3
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  19. Super prettyyyy on you dear :)
    love love loveeee mac lip pencils :)

    nicely reviewed yaa
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  20. lovely color…perfect everyday color
    love your smile tej :)
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  21. Nice Review Dear :D But expensive as usual :D
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  22. Wow you are looking so adorable Tej:) loved the FOTD, and its a nice color on the lip liner….will check it out.
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  23. wow…this colour looks so subtle yet so glamorous. I love it and your lotd Tej :)
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  24. It looks so good on you Tej!! <3 <3 lovely I somehow missed this post earlier.:)
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  25. loved the shade on you tejinder… look so beautiful!!!

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  26. Awesome Review Tej :D :D :D
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