I purchased this from my local MAC store, but it can also be purchased from MAC counters and www.maccosmetics.com. This 1.45 g/0.05 US oz pencil cost me about $12-$13 CDN, though I see that now they're retailing for $14 US a pop, so it must have gone up here in Canada too.
I purchased Dervish for my wedding makeup, as recommended by the makeup artist at MAC. On my wedding day, I used Dervish around the lip line, and in the corners, with a bit of NYX's Lipliner Pencil in 048 Rose in the center of my lips. It gave a beautiful look that lasted most of the day (until supper at least), and my hubby wasn't covered in unwanted gobs of lipstick or lipgloss. Win-win!
Dervish is described as a "pinky mauve." This color is like, my-lipcolor-but-better; it's just a smidge darker than my natural lipcolor. Dervish seems to have a slightly golden metallic sheen underneath the color. It's not shimmery or glittery, it's just got a golden undertone, that is incredibly gorgeous.
I find that this pencil can be somewhat drying with time, however. Since it isn't an exceptionally moisturizing product in-and-of itself, I usually apply a layer of chapstick, either before or after applying, just to keep my lips feeling hydrated and moist.
Overall, I really enjoy this pencil. I'm not really fond of the fact that I need to pack a sharpener with me in case my lip pencil starts to get dull, but it's a really great color and product. It would have to be a pretty extraordinary color for me to pay $12-$13 for another one of MAC's lip pencils, but I would make an exception just because of the quality.
4 out of 5 stars.
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What's your favorite lip liner??