Wednesday, March 6, 2013

MAC Archie's Girls Collection Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners in Black Swan, Lord It Up, Petrol Blue, and Designer Purple Review and Swatches

Have you checked out MAC's Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners yet? If you haven't picked these up yet, now might just be the time. Released originally in classic, chic, black packaging, these liners give superior blendability, staying power, just a bit of shimmer, and last all day - even on the waterline! With the release of Archie's Girls MAC released these again in special packaging for only 50 cents more. Yep, you heard me correctly! So not only can you try these at the near normal price, but also get them in super cute packaging! It is also great to know that if you love them, and you will, you can always use your normal packaging one before these. Win, win? I think so!

What really caught my eye was the adorable little red hearts all over the white pencil. While it would have been cute to see Betty or Veronica on these pencils i feel spared from overkill. They are cute but not gaudy, and they fit perfectly with the rest of a makeup collection since they still appear a little grown up. Each pencil is capped on the bottom with a band indicating the color of the pencil and also has a white cap to protect the product. These pencils do require sharpening and are very soft so be gentle.

While all these colors are available in the regular Pearlglide varity MAC decided to split these up between Betty and Veronica. Betty- the sweet girl next door with a soft and natural style- is given the more conventional colors  Lord It Up (Bronze with pearl) and Black Swan (Black with gold pearl). Veronica - the fierce, sultry, vixen style - is given the more bold shades of Petrol Blue (Deep navy with pearl) and Designer Purple (Violet with pearl). These shades not only suit the characters personalities but also mesh exceedingly well with their respective color schemes in their individual collections.

The formula of MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner Pencils are soft but also hard enough to get a full line without turning to mush. If left in a warm room they may become too soft simply put in the fridge for about 20 minuets to make them a little harder. Because they are soft they are easy to blend on the lid and do not tag at the lid at all which is a great plus. Once set these liners will not budge even on the water line. I found they staid put through eye tearing and even taking out and putting on contacts. These apply opaque and the pearl shimmer is apparent just enough to add a little shimmer but not over power any eye look.

MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Designer Purple. Veronica.

MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Petrol Blue. Veronica

MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Black Swan. Betty
MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Lord It Up. Betty

MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in (L-R) Designer Purple, Petrol Blue, Lord It Up, and Black Swan.

MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in (L-R) Designer Purple, Petrol Blue, Lord It Up, and Black Swan. With flash.

Overall i would recommend these to anyone who is a fan of MAC, MAC special/limited edition packaging, and to anyone who likes intense, smooth, eyeliners in pencil form with just a bit of shimmer. Easy to apply even for an eyeliner novice and great for creative eyeliner pro's. At only 16.50$ each you are only paying 50 cents more than the normal packaging, which is a nice plus. You can find these in MAC stores or you can click here!

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