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Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil by Pat McGrath Labs
Pat McGrath Labs

Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil

1980Bare RoseBuffContourDeep VoidDone UndoneGround ControlMajor RedManhattanNight FeverSuburbiaSupernatural



Key Benefits:

  • Longlasting

Ratings & Reviews

4.791% of 395reviewers recommend this product

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Sephora user
November 15, 2017

Bow To The Queen of All Lip Liners!

I’m a bigmouth, wordy chick who’s NEVER at a loss for words but these lip liner pencils are so incredibly perfect they leave me near speechless - they make me want to weep! I honestly don’t know how to express how insanely perfect these liners are. Pat McGrath is a genius. She should be canonized as the patron saint of cosmetics! In fact, want a bobble head Pat McGrath figure for the dash of my car! These are THAT good! I started out by buying Buff first and I’ve since purchased six different shades of these. Another reviewer here very wisely said once you use these you really will wonder why you have any other brands. 100% agree! These are sublimely creamy. I’ve never before used a lip liner (and I’ve been buying and using lip pencils for...yikes...30 years) so creamy and smooth. These do not skip, tug, or pull at all. They glide on yet somehow don’t smudge, smear, or budge once set. These are very soft yet also somehow hold their shape and are a cinch to sharpen. I’m laughing thinking of some past silly struggles I’ve had w/ other lip liners. I’ve popped other brands in the freezer before sharpening. I’ve used a match or lighter to soften other inferior liners. Well THIS formula is utterly perfect. One would certainly never need to do anything to these aside from sharpen them. And the staying power is the best I’ve ever encountered BY FAR. I’ve used these under matte and satin lipsticks, under many different brands of gloss, and under lip balm. No matter the staying power of w/e I put on top, these liners stayed out all day long. I’m talking 8 hours of talking, eating, kissing, drinking. Wow! The colors are beautiful. I would say they might tend to appear lighter than the provided swatches so if you’re choosing between two similar shades you might want to opt for the darker of the two. I’m pale but my lips are somewhat pigmented - and these have appeared a tad lighter on me than expected. But I truly love every color I’ve bought and hope more colors are coming! « less user
March 2, 2020

Lovely Liner

I purchased suburbia to match with the heavy petal gloss and it works a dream.It glides on without sitting in lines with a gel like application. Colour pigmentation is good and it's also waterproof so lasted the whole day even after dinner!Added bonus it comes with it's own sharpener! 

sephora user
July 08, 2020

Gel like texture that doesn’t rub off

Pigment is good but it kind of gets stuck on your lips and you can’t rub it off. It’s got a very gel like yet rough texture. Not my favourite. And doesn’t last long either. Not worth the money.

sephora user
March 15, 2018

The best!

The best long lasting pencil and creamy texture!

sephora user
October 30, 2017

All That Other Liner You Have? A Waste

You'll probably just keep your old liner as backup in case you run out of this stuff or because you bought it and you've used too much of it to return it or because you're just one of those people who can't let go of a mistake (and the color is still really nice). This stuff rates above every lip liner I've come across for both staying power AND texture. That's the thing, it has a smooth texture that just glides on. You have a nice window of opportunity to blend, smudge, and contour before it settles in for a nice long visit. I'm not sure if this is a pro or con, but it outlasts McGrath's lipstick. If you read the reviews on her lipstick, you'll find that her lipstick doesn't like to leave the party, so the lip liner outlasts the party animal. I personally don't care, but some of you may be picky about that sort of thing. I am silently judging you. I will conclude this interview by saying that this is a solid $25.00 investment.

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