The first NYX lip pencil I owned was in Natural. I purchased it when I was in high school during a time when nude lips were the big trend. Matte nude shades tended to look like concealer on my lips to the little lip pencil was a lifesaver. After that I forgot about NYX products for a while I started working and making my own money so I found myself spending on high-end brands. After my shopaholic phase I realized that maybe there could be a compromise when it came to price and quality. I owned a couple of MAC lip pencils and even though they worked great it I wasn’t willing to spend $30 dollars every time is bought a lipstick and a corresponding lip liner. While lusting over two particular Mac lip liner shades (nightmoth and stone); I visited a small beauty supply store which had a variety of NYX products including about 40 different liners. I was able to pick up Cola and Taupe, almost perfect dupes for Nightmoth and Stone. Cola is a very dark burgundy color, while taupe is a beautiful grayish nude. NYX lip pencils are smooth enough to apply easily but also waxy enough to get a neat crisp application. Most places have them for about $3. They are available in almost every color imaginable. The main differences I notice between Mac and NYX is their blendability. Mac’s pencils are typically creamier and easier to blend while NYX tends to be somewhat waxier. However I noticed it was easier to create cleaner lines with the NYX pencil. NYX is a great alternative to Mac not only due to their price but also because of the variety of shades available. Have you guys tried NYX lip pencils? Tell us what you think below.