|MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liners|
The three I have T -> B: Petrol Blue, Black Swan, Black Line
The MAC Pearlglide eyeliners came out originally in the Art Supplies Collection (as far as I recall) and were once LE but are now part of the permanent line. I am in love with these liners. They're soft, soft, soft. There's no pulling, tugging, dragging, skipping or missing with these. One swipe is enough to deposit quite a lot of these - there's no messing with several applications. There's no having to warm them up prior to use. They go on and set in place. They last and last and last for ever and a day without fading. All good things.
|MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liners - the shades are really not done justice on the MAC website|
L -> R: Industrial, Lord It Up, Designer's Purple, Black Line, Undercurrent, Black Swan, Petrol Blue
- Industrial (Periwinkle Grey)
- Lord It Up (Bronze with Pearl) *1
- Designer's Purple (Iridescent Violet - Violet with Pearl) *1
- Black Line (Black with Gold Pearl)
- Undercurrent (Teal with Pearl)
- Black Swan (Black with Pearl) *1
- Petrol Blue (Deep Navy with Pearl) *1
The ones marked *1 are currently also available in LE packaging (but the same product) under the Archie's Girls collection.
|T -> B: Petrol Blue, Black Swan, Black Line|
I have three of these - Black Swan, Black Line and Petrol Blue:
|L -> R: Petrol Blue, Black Swan, Black Line|
Petrol Blue is one of the few blue eyeliners that I can wear, with my colouring/eye colouring. It's a gorgeous dark blue, think a very darkened, almost blackened, cobalt, shot through with an opalescent pearl to lift it.
Black Swan is the only liner I've ever used up completely, I love it that much. It's an intense black, shot through with an almost blue-toned silver glitter.
But my absolute favourite eyeliner, of all time, is Black Line. Purporting to be "Black with Gold Pearl" it looks like a blackened antique-golden olive-green shade.
|Other similar liners L -> R: MAC Pearlglide/Black Line, Avon Supershock/Khaki Shimmer (LE),|
Smashbox/Antique Gold, Pixi Lid & Line/4-Smoky Olive, Stila SmudgeStick/Moray
Black Line is similar enough to a bunch of other liners I have, but the Pearlglide offering is much softer, much more pigmented, and much more long lasting, than any of the pretenders:
|Comparison swatches L -> R: Stila SmudgeStick/Moray, Pixi Lid & Line/4-Smoky Olive,|
Smashbox/Antique Gold, Avon Supershock/Khaki Shimmer (LE), MAC Pearlglide/Black Line
It could be that I'm a little bit addicted to olive green shades :-)
The glittery Pearlglides (ie all but Periwinkle Grey) are not technically waterline-safe, but I wear them on my (upper and lower) waterline with no issues. For contact lens wearers, or those with sensitive eyes, it's probably a good idea not to use them in the waterline however.
Highly recommended. Plus, these are permanent, so you can get 'em - assuming they're in stock. Makes a nice change, MAC! Look here for more information.