MAC Fascinating + Smolder Eye Kohls

MAC Marilyn Monroe Eye Kohls ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) sees the promotion of two permanent shades: Fascinating (intense matte white) and Smolder (intense black). If you purchase from the collection, the pencils you’ll receive come in a glossy black box and are packaged in a glossy black pencil, compared to the matte black packaging of the permanent shades. They cost exactly the same, and while online is listing these as 0.05 oz. (or 1.45g), my pencils say 0.048 oz. (or 1.36g), making them the same size as the permanent ones as well.

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MAC Fascinating Eye Kohl

MAC Fascinating + Smolder Eye Kohls

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
88%

Tom Ford Exotic Teal Eye Defining Pencil

Tom Ford Exotic Teal Eye Defining Pencil ($35.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a rich, blue-based teal with a pearly finish. Prescriptives Blue Grotto is similar, slightly greener. NARS Kaliste is a smidgen lighter. Estee Lauder Electric Teal is less blue, slightly lighter. I can’t tell you how long I’ve been looking for an eyeliner that dupes Prescriptives’ Blue Grotto!  (NARS Kaliste wears terribly on me, unfortunately.)

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Tom Ford Exotic Teal Eye Defining Pencil
Tom Ford Beauty Eye Defining Pencil Exotic Teal
C
Product
6
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
4
Total
76%

NARS 47th Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

NARS 47th Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “black with silver shimmer.” It’s a dark black with chunky silver sparkle–it’s definitely larger than what you’d expect of shimmer. I couldn’t think of anything similar to this (not to say that there aren’t dupes, just nothing I know of). The closest that I could come up with was MAC Black Swan, which is black with more of a blue shimmer-sheen. MAC Smooth Manoeuvre is also black with a couple of bits of silver shimmer but hardly any. Update: A few readers suggested Urban Decay Oil Slick, which is a silver-shimmered black, and it is a softer, lighter black (almost looks gray in comparison), and the sparkle is a lot subtler/smaller, so it’s not quite the same, but it is similar!

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NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner 47th Street
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
89%

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set ($59.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes eight shades: Hustle (medium brown metallic), Junkie (teal with bright gold shimmer), LSD (navy with bright turquoise shimmer), Mushroom (taupe-pewter metallic), Perversion (blackest-black matte), Psychedelic Sister (bright purple shimmer), Rockstar (darkest eggplant), and Stash (dark green/gold).  It also includes Grindhouse, which is a sharpener.

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Urban Decay Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set

A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%

Urban Decay Whiskey/Zero 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Urban Decay Whiskey/Zero 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($12.00 for 0.02 oz.) is described as a “rich brown” and “zealous black.” It costs less than a full-sized eyeliner ($19), because it’s half the size–but you do get to try two shades. Unfortunately, Whiskey is not available individually, though Zero is, in case that’s the side you would use most often!

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Duo Whiskey/Zero
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%
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Illamasqua Wisdom Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner

Illamasqua Wisdom Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner ($27.50 for 0.06 oz.) is described as an “antiqued gold.” It has a deep olive brown base with antique gold and copper micro-shimmer. When it’s applied and seen from a distance, it does resemble antique gold more than it seems when you first swatch it. Chanel Khaki Dore is much lighter. When applied, MAC Buried Treasure is comparable. Urban Decay Stash is greener. MAC Blackline looks greener. MAC Desires & Devices and Stila Flash are much greener. MAC Defiantly Feline is more coppery.

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Illamasqua Wisdom Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner
Illamasqua Precision Ink Wisdom
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
93%