MAC Hip N Happy Lip Liner – the perfect base for pinks and nudes

mac hip n happy Lip liners are a really big thing at the moment, did you know you can even get lip liner tattooed on your lips?!? I prefer to go for something a lot less permanent, at the moment my absolute favourite is Hip N Happy from MAC. Hip N Happy is a cool toned, blue based pink shadow which comes in a pencil form that can be sharpened. ย The formula is creamy and super easy to use, however I do find it can drag just a tiny bit on my lips, but it’s not enough to worry me as it doesn’t actually pull.

I like this shade so much that I often chose to wear it alone. It lasts all day and is the perfect nude pink for my skin tone. It is also a shade which if you have naturally pinky lips you could use to have a go at the whole overdrawing trend without looking too ridiculous.

Hip n Happy goes perfectly under my most used pink lipsticks such as ‘Saint Germain’ by MAC, Lime Crimes ‘Great Pink Planet’ and ‘Lick the Icing’ by Australis. I also often wear it under my more nude shades just to brighten them up a bit. You can see in the swatches below it wears really nicely under ‘Tea Rose’ by E.L.F (which is my fav pinkish nude shade of all time and you need to try it asap) and also how it slightly brightens my Australis Velourlips in Pa-ree.

mac hip n happy swatches

I tried to add in a shot of me wearing Hip n Happy on it’s own, but turns out that my i-phone quality Instagram snaps won’t cut it on a bigger screen. However click here to check out my Instagram and have a look. Do you have Hip N Happy or any other MAC lip liners? I’m thinking about investing in some more and would love some suggestions!

  • I own Hip N Happy, but to be honest it’s probably the MAC liner I use least! Now I prefer Soar or Spice as my neutral lip bases. I think Hip N Happy is too cool toned for my face, though.

    • That’s interesting, out of all my liners I use it the most! It works well for me because I tend to wear pink lipstick quite often, and my nudes always tend to be on the pinker side too. I really want to try Soar!

  • Emily White

    I seriously need to invest in a couple of Mac liners. I’ve got some Colourpop ones coming as we speak but the only other one I own is the Chi Chi Nude one.

    • oooo I’d love to hear how your Colourpop ones go. I haven’t tried the Chi Chi liners, but always hear really good things about them. When I go to find one the shades I want are always sold out =(

    • Please let me know how the Colourpop ones are! I’ve heard amazing things about the Chi Chi liners, but every time I go to buy one the shades I want are sold out =(

    • I was just looking at a blog about the new Maybelline liners, have you tried them? I wanna rush out and buy some, like, right now.

  • This looks gorgeous under Paree and on its own โ™ฅ I have to get my hands on it asap ๐Ÿ˜ฎ x

    • Last night I wore it out on its own (slightly overdrawn on the lips) and it was just perfect. I think it would really suit you!

  • I’ve never heard of this one, it’s gorgeous x
    http://thebeautybloss.com

    • It’s so pretty! Do you have any other MAC lip liners?

  • Stella

    ooooh looks good! i recently got ‘Syrup’ by MAC ๐Ÿ™‚ first makeup purchase!

    So I also nominated you for this Liebster award ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you’re keen to answer some questions and pay it forward by tagging other awesome bloggers aswell ๐Ÿ™‚ xox

    https://stellaxox.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/the-liebster-award-xox/

    • Woohoo, what a great purchase as your first one. Thanks so much for thinking of me and nominating me. I will definitely be answering and passing it on!