|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am a fan of this product. It does exactly what it says and it does it well. I love wearing a nude lip & before I found this, I was using concealer on my lips to tone down my naturally rosy lips, which never lasted long enough. This lasts several hours on me, which sometimes includes me drinking from a straw & whatnot. I have read some have had some issues with this being a bit drying, but I have never had that problem with it. But, I always exfoliate my lips before putting any lip product on and I am an avid chapstick user (it's an obsessive-compulsive issue...I can't survive without my chapstick. LOL), so my lips are in good shape & I never have any cracking problems, even in the winter, so maybe that has something to do with me not having a drying problem with this product.
I'm not too crazy about the packaging. It comes in a pan, like a lip balm pan, only much larger. It doesn't seem very hygienic, but then again, I'm not sure how else they could package it. Because of this, I use a brush to apply, then I blend it with my fingers. I like how much product you get: 15 mL/0.5 US oz. I paid $24 for this on eBay. I couldn't find it on the MAC website. I suppose that's because it's a MAC PRO item. Not exactly sure. Either way, it was worth every penny. I would recommend it to anyone with pigmented lips, looking for a way to wear lipstick or lipgloss in its true color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This product is meant to cancel out the natural hue of your lips. Why? Well, if you have little to no color in your lips, you may not find this product at all necessary. But, if you have rosy, pigmented lips, you may find this product helpful. Your natural lip color has a big impact of how certain lipsticks and lipglosses will look on you. It's only usually when lip colors are very opaque, that your natural lip color may not have an affect on how the color will look. On the other hand, with sheer lip colors, your natural lip color has a very big impact on how the lip color will look. The best way to achieve the color you see in the tube, is by giving your lips a clear canvas, with little color (unless, like mentioned, the lip color is very opaque & will cancel out your lip color regardless). Of course you can use a concealer or foundation on your lips, but sometimes the foundation or concealer can be too thick & end up "mixing" with your lip color, completely altering the shade or it can be very drying to your lips. What I like to do, is apply a moisturizing lip balm to my lips, and after I have applied my foundation to my face with a brush, I take the brush and tap it gently over my lips to cancel out any rosiness. This only adds a little foundation residue to my lips & isn't heavy or drying. Some may find that their foundation/concealer trick works fine for them & don't feel the need to invest in this product (or similar). I really like this product though. If you are familiar with MAC Lip Conditioners & Tinted Lip Conditioners, this product comes in the exact same packaging and has a very similar feel. I originally thought this product would be thick and heavy like a concealer - but I was completely wrong. It's actually incredibly thin, and lightweight and has the consistency of a lip balm. It was actually a little difficult to get a decent swatch of the color because it is so sheer, but it cancels out the lips wonderfully. Once applied to my lips, I don't find that the color moves around after I apply my lip color over it. I also don't find it drying. My lips are normally dry, but I didn't find that this dried them out any more than usual. Because it is light, it will emphasize dry skin, so I like exfoliating my lips prior and putting a light coating of lip balm on. I think this product is extremely handy and it will be a product that I can pop in my bag and pat on my lips after meals before I apply my lip gloss or lipstick. I'm very happy I decided to get this product, and I'll surely be wearing more of lip glosses that I tend to neglect. I love this especially under my YSL Rouge Volupt #26. Without the lip erase it appears very rosy/coral on my lips. With the lip erase, it appears much more pink - exactly how I always wanted it to look on me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have very dark lips and have always found it hard to wear lipstick because it never shows its "true" color on my lips. I found out about MAC lip erase and was very excited to finally have a solution in my hands.
I bought this product at a MAC pro store in dim. Exfoliating your lips before using it is a must because like everyone has said, it will accentuate your fine lines. Put a lip balm then pat it dry with your back hand then put MAC lip erase on. Wait for a few minutes then apply your lipstick by dabbing gently. This saved me and I was quite happy with it.
However, I noticed that it actually wears off so fast. Retouching is very hard with this because you have to take off the whole thing then do the process all over again. Moreover, even though I exfoliate, I have vertical lines on my lips that when I smile, you can actually see the lipstick settling in to them (courtesy of MAC lip erase). The packaging could use some improvement as well. It would've been better if it was in a more hygienic package like a twist up lipstick Since I have long fingernails it's harder to get the product as well.
I wish I found out sooner about Make Up Forever's Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick Line. I just love it. It has so much pigment that whatever colour I choose, It actually still shows up on my dark lips. I can't believe I don't have to go through that long process of putting on MAC lip erase everyday, instead I can just glide the lipstick with one hand and touch up whenever I can like everyone does.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
BEST PRODUCT I HAVE EVER BOUGHT IN MY LIFE!!!!!!! I have extremely deep red pigmented lips and i got this in DIM and it works fantastically!!!! COMPLETELY removes and kind of color on your lips which is what i have been looking for FOREVER!!!!! feels amazing on the lips (exfoliate lips before using). It dries perfectly on lips after 4 or 5 minutes so you can apply a lipstick over it and not have it mix colors with the lipstick you put on top!!! I recommend this 9092834092809423232 % hahaha i just absolutely am in love!!!! <333333
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am deeply in love with this product. I wanted to have this product a long time before I got a chance to buy it. I really liked nude lips and the concealer trick was not working for me. It got into my lines and it didn't stay on for very long.
I got a chance to go to a pro store and without thinking I grabbed this. And I am so glad I did. It takes all of the color out of my lips since they are very pigmented which I don't like. I really like nude looks and I think you can wear them when ever you want. And I couldn't without THIS!
Okay, you have to make sure your lips are smooth, but I use a scrub or a toothbrush. Then I put on some lipbalm and it looks fine!
Other thing is that if you use your fingers to apply the product (which I do) little frizzies stay at the surface. I don't mind but it looks a bit dirty...
I would really bbuy this product again but I don't think I need to because I have had this product for about 4 months now but you can't tell I have used it every day. It looks like it's still new !!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Unfortunately I don't love this product at all and actually I barely like it. If you have an ounce of dryness anywhere it will show. I even used lip scrubs and could not get an even coverage with this product. It dimmed my lip color down, it was semi-drying in general, but it did help bring out true color in lipsticks and glosses. The pot packing is completely unsanitary. I can't see myself using this and it is being returned online. FYI I'm nearly 100% sure that this is the EXACT same product as the Prep + Prime Eye. Seriously.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i got this online
i can understand the packaging but it's not the best
i really wish they can have it in a tube but using finger might be the best way to put it on because your body temperature kind of warm and melt the product so it's easier to apply
i have really pigmented lips (which i don't like at all, and they're super dry...)
i really want to try nude lips but it's always impossible
this product...drys out my lips and make my already cracked(nasty) lips look horrible
it's kind of the same as using a regular concealer on you lip...so...i'm disappointed
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love this product. I have really really pigmented lips and it takes out MOST of the color. I think it will be hard to just wear this alone. I use it as a base and its fantastic. My lipstick lasted a long time and made the color pop more.Everytime I re applied more lipstick it was still nice and smooth, not all balled up and in lines. I use this with Myth and sometimes fleshpot. Love it!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is a lifesaver for anyone with pigmented lips who enjoys wearing nude lipcolours!
If you're looking for a nice nude lip alone then THIS IS NOT THE PRODUCT, it's to mute out excess pink/red in the lips so pale colours appear more true on the mouth. It is a little drying but you must dab it around the edges of the lips and work it where necessary, I use this every single day and I couldn't wear lipstick without it!
So if your lips are fairly pale, skip this, if they are pigmented keep it to a small amount and go from there!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was hoping this would be my HG nude to wear...but alas, it fell a little short. I have really dry lips, and wearing nude colours makes them even drier (at least makes them look really dry). When the MUA told me this was a nude colour in a lip balm, i thought i had found a miracle cure! but it was still a little drying, and was hard to get an even colour. looked a little tacky. Maybe i am not wearing it properly, so will continue to play around with it, but for the time being, a bit of a waste of money
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Ok let me start by saying that I am an nc45 in mac/ tahoe/syracuse in nars powder foundation. I have brown pigmented lips and with that said i obviously can not use lip erase alone for a nude look because my lips would look like those of a crackhead.
I got this in Dim and this really muted out the colors in my lip and it worked great with my amp creme lipsticks, mattes, and satins. This did not work for lusters and cremesheens because my lips still looked pale. I loved how it made Vegas Volt look more true to color on my lips.
I would not buy this again for 2 reasons... 1- i only use a tiny bit each time and it covers my whole lip so i can see this lasting til forever. 2- i recently purchased Guerlain kiss kiss lip lift ($31) for my lip primer, and it also has some coloring to mute out my lips just like Dim! so 2 this was a win for me. So on my lips Guerlain kiss kiss lip lift is a dupe for lip erase in Dim. I did not mind that it was more expensive just because its also a primer so i feel like its 2 products in one. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
After reading tons of reviews and doing some research, I finally caved and bought one of these. I purchased it off of the regular MAC website for $18 with a free shipping coupon. It's a few dollars cheaper for MacPro members.
It's my first MAC purchase, and probably the most expensive piece of makeup I've ever bought LOL.
I have fair Asian skin with yellow undertones. Lip Erase comes in two colors: "Dim" for medium to dark tones and "Pale" for fair tones.
It's for people with particularly pigmented lips; it's meant to lighten and even the tone of your lips to make lipstick/gloss pigments show much better. It creates sort of a blank canvas. I love the nude lip look, so I decided to give it a shot.
The product comes in a small twist-top tub. Not very hygenic (some may prefer applying this with a brush), but I like using my fingers, as it melts with my body heat and I can apply it much more smoothly and evenly.
I think there's definitely a correct way to applying this stuff, and it might take some practice...
It's a little tricky to work with. You definitely have to prepare your lips before putting this on. I really, really recommend exfoliating your lips before applying (I think the best time to do it is during a shower. I just use sugar and water to form a paste and rub for a minute). Then moisturize! After your scrub, apply a little bit of basic lip balm on your lips. Let it set.
It's advertised as a "balm", but it's actually quite drying (hence the lip scrub beforehand). It will highlight any traces of dryness/flakyness on your lips. I certainly do not recommend wearing this all by itself. If you like the nude color it gives your lips, you should at least put on a coat of clear gloss to keep your lips looking hydrated, because they will look gross if you don't lol.
After application, I think it's also a good idea to let it set for a couple of minutes. It's dry, but this stuff has decent staying power. Also, letting it settle into your skin ensures that it won't mix with whatever you put on top of it.
The consistency is okay; it's not sticky, too thick, too watery, etc. The color is buildable.There's no noticeable smell or taste to it either.
I've been trying to look for cheaper alternatives to this. I recently ordered "Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Lip Concealer" on eBay, which is supposed to do the same thing for a fraction of the price. But if that doesn't work out, I think I'll be sticking with this. I'll update soon.
UPDATE (May 2): I've been loving the way Lip Erase looks once I've got it set, but I've gotta say, this stuff is soooo fussy to work with. It takes a while to get it to look decent and clean... Anyway, I finally got the Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Lip Concealer today, and I've gotta tell you, this stuff is probably a great dupe for Lip Erase in Pale. It comes in a twist tube, so it's much more hygenic. It also feels much smoother and softer. Doesn't highlight flakies. It's also got SPF14 so that's pretty awesome. It cost around $13 (US) on eBay. So if you're looking for a cheaper version of Lip Erase in Pale, give it a shot!
UPDATE2: Forget what I said about Heavy Rotation Lip Concealer. Doesn't last for more than about a half hour to one hour. Will stick with my Lip Erase.
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Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have put this product as '2' on the expensive scale, as I managed to get it from ebay for a snip of the price! Worth looking at, as it is only available in Pro stores otherwise, as far as I know.
I'm very glad I got hold of it. I have super pigmented poppy pink lips, which is all well and good when I'm leaving them bare but they change the colour of every lip product I put on them, pretty much! I am so sick of buying beautiful (pricey) Mac and YSl lippys and having the colour oxidise after 15 mins to beige or brown. I hate using concealer underneath lipsticks as it blanks the lips out a bit too much, and then dries them out after a couple of hours wear.
Prior to Lip Erase I had been using NYX professional eyeshadow primer on my lips (it is also great as an eye primer!) It was doing the job, but was not designed for lips and so was still slightly drying. Plus, I could only wear it with matte, creme or satin lipsticks, as under sheer ones it was still too pale.
Now I have dsquared lip erase I can happily buy whichever new lipstick takes my fancy! It is really good. It is marketed as a 'lip balm' that erases lip colour, and while no product like this is going to be totally moisturising and still work efficiently, it is still silky soft compared to what I expected.
The best way to apply it is to dab your finger into the pot and pat it on gently and evenly over the lips. For this reason I don't mind it being in a pot rather than a tube or other container, and get it on your fingers etc, as this is the best way of applying - it also makes it less likely to streak, and longer lasting, than if you use a brush I find.
All lip colours whether they be lipstick or gloss of difference pigmentations look great on top of it - i'm experimenting with items in my collection I had thought were unusable! It also looks quite nice to pat on a small amount on top of bare, moisturised lips for a natural matte nude effect. I highly recommend it.
FYI: i have it in 'dim' as opposed to pale, as I am quite tanned and I didn't want the concealer lip effect! I haven't tried pale but I'm sure everyone can work out which of the two would suit them best - fair skins go for the pale, medium to tan/darker skins try dim.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I was excited to try out this product since I am always on the look out for that perfect nude lip look. I ordered this online since it is available at MAC Pro stores only and the closest one to me is about 40 minutes away. I got it, tried it, and disliked it. It does not glide on smoothly and it dries my lips. If you have any kind of fine lines or dryness on your lips, this will only accentuate it. I will use this up but I will not be buying it again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have used the Lip Erase for years. When you apply mu to others you need to have this in your working stash.
Why? No only do you get true lipstick colors coming thru, you also have the capacity to effectively blur someone's lip lines and re-construct a new one or a better one. I think the object of lip definition has been forgotten with the idea that these products will produce a more true color of lipstick.
For both purposes, these products in any of the shades should be in every mua's stash.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I got Dim Lip Erase with the Dsquared Collection, this is also a pro product. At first when I tried it on it made my lips look soooo dry. I thought I wasted money yet again on a useless product.
Then I thought I can't sell it as it has been used, so I worked with it, and here are some tips I have tried to get it to work better for me.
#1 Exfoliate your lips Gently first - this helps get rid of all the dead skin and gives you luscious smoove lips.
#2 Only use on moisturised lips - unless you don't have problems with chapped lips. If you have naked honey skin salve / Chapstick or any lip moisturing product leave this on your lips for at least 5 mins before applying your Lip Erase
#3 Dab the Lip Erase on you lips - I find that smiring it on like a lipbalm maked my lips appear a little dryer than if I dab the product on. I do this by getting a little of the product on my ring finger and lightly pat it on and around my lips which makes them not look dry at all.
#4 Allow Lip Erase to dry for at least a Minute after application - This helps the product not to mix with the lip product you use on top.
Overall at first I hated it as I did think this product was a waste of money but after knowing how to use it properly I totally recommend this if you have pigmented lips like I do. Or just to wear as an everyday neautral lip colour.
I said I would buy this product again if I ever run out, but this product is worth the price for the amount you get I don't think I would ever use it all up.
Another Tip - I have also used this as an eyeshadow base and it works just as good too :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
i pretty much wear light colors on my lips and some colors dont show their true pigmentation unless i use a base...not a fan of using concealer as a base, as i find it drying...i always use a balm prior to using this (palmers swivel stick)....coverage is buildable..make sure ur lips r exfoliated and moisturized really well prior to putting this stuff on! dep on the pigmentation of ur lips.....this can look slightly grayish..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I have the one from the Dsquared collection and it's in the shade Dim, which is a shade darker than Pale. I'm very fair skinned and was afraid this would be too dark, but it's actually perfect. I think anything lighter would look to ghostly, as I find that with this shade I could wear it alone with some gloss if I'd like.
From reading the reviews, I was expecting concealer-like dryness, but surprisingly it isn't. It feels slightly lighter than a concealer and pleasant on my lips. It certainly doesn't add in any moisture, but when I apply my lipstick on top I didn't notice any extra dryness. This does a great job in helping your lipstick color appear more 'true', but I actually don't like it on myself for a nude look. I usually apply MAC Hue (2 layers) and then MAC Pervette (another 2 layers) to get a pinky-nude, but when I added the step of the Lip Erase, I didn't like the end result. It looked too washed out on me. I suppose I just like my lipsticks mixed in with my natural lip colour better. I'm still keeping this to use on my clients and I still gave it 5 stars because it serves it's purpose well & I definitely see it's potential for others - I just don't like it for myself. And of course, I encourage the use of a lip conditioner/balm not only for using in conjunction with this product, but with other lip products, and for regular use without makeup just for healthy & moist lips.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is a very good lip erasure. I have to scrub my lips first, then put on MAC Prep and Prime. After that you can put on Dsquared Lip Erase smoothly. This lip erase does what it supposed to do. It conceal my pigmented lips very good. I could never wear any nude lipstick without it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
What an interesting concept. I avtually got the new dsquared one...dim i think. i agree with the other reviewers that your lips must be moisturized and all the dead stuff sloughed away. but it is a great base. takes away all the redness in my lips thus making the perfect nude lip effortless. My perfect combo is as follows: C.O Bigelow Rose balm. leave it on for a few minutes and then remove. put on a coat of lip erase. add my marcelle nude liner. creme d'nude lippie and then chai lipglass. i know it seems like a lot of steps for what is essentially supposed to be a natural lip look but it only takes me seconds once the rose balm comes off. i did this lip yesterday with smoky eyes(my new Mac mineralize shadow...gilt by association) very dramatic. i like the effect.