Thursday, 2 May 2013

MAC Temperature Rising: Powerchrome Eye Pencil

After Bronze Strobe Liquid, next in my shopping bag was MAC's version of the eye pencil. I am in love with Rimmel's high street dupes and with the likes of Laura Mercier, Clinique, Nars etc. having similar products, these seem to be sticking around. Not only are they great for traveling, I find application to be fool-proof, perfect if you're in a rush.

MAC Powerchrome Eye Pencil in Polished Jet Review
MAC Powerchrome Eye Pencil in Polished Jet Review
MAC Powerchrome Eye Pencil in Polished Jet Review
MAC Powerchrome Eye Pencil in Polished Jet Review

MAC's Powerchrome eye pencil comes in four shades, of which I have Polished Jet. The other shades are more golden brown, and I just feel like this has been done amazingly by Rimmel, so I'm not going to pay more for the same. The shade is a shimmering dark not-quite-black not-quite-grey shade that will work perfectly in a crease blended in to make a quick smokey eye. The pigmentation is incredible, the swatch shows one very light stroke. It's very soft and creamy, and easy to work into the look you want. Stay power is around the 6-hour mark, longer with a primer, so perfect for a night out.

Packaging wise, there is an appearance on the outer box of the burnished bronze packaging associated with this collection. The actual product is a glossy pencil, with a shade indication at the end. It is not self-sharpening which in a way, I'm glad about as I have had issues with some breaking. However, this inevitably leads to wastage. It's all swings and roundabouts.

Overall, I'm glad I bought this because the color is exactly what I love and I needed it in a pencil form for traveling, but I'm not going to rush out and buy more. As I've already mentioned Rimmel and Clinique do some excellent versions in a wider shade range for cheaper, so it makes little sense to spend more on something I can get for cheaper and at a similar quality.

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