MAC Illustrated’s Smoky Eye Plum Kit

MAC Illustrated – Smoky Eye Plum Kit ($49.50) includes three eyeshadows, two travel-sized brushes, Technakohl Eyeliner, and a travel-sized Zoom Lash mascara. It’s a Nordstrom exclusive set and available both in-stores and online. There is another palette available, but it contains all permanent shades, so I only purchased this one for review.

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MAC Illustrated - Smoky Eye Plum Kit

MAC Illustrated’s Smoky Eye Plum Kit

D+
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
8
Application
3
Total
69%

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner ($24.50 for 0.07 oz.) is described simply as “turquoise.” It’s a very subtly green-tinted blue, less than what I’d envision teal being (which is a perfect–and hard to achieve–balance of blue and green). If you’re familiar with bluer turquoise gem stones, the color is reminiscent of those. There is a faint teal shimmer throughout. Urban Decay Flipside is a little more teal. It looks like it does in the pot, which is fairly blue, but the name says “teal,” so I was a bit disappointed to see it apply as more of a blue hue.

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Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner
Lancome Liner Design Long-Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner Dress-Up Teal
C
Product
6
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
4
Total
76%

MAC & Beth Ditto Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liners

MAC Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liners ($22.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a brand new product type for the brand that launches specifically in this collection. There was originally five shades in the collection, but one was pulled out of production (no reason given). According to the very nondescript blurb online, it’s a dual-ended product with an eyeshadow on one end and a Greasepaint liner on the other end to create “the perfect smoky eye.” If you read through the color description that MAC gives, it’s easy to figure out which side is supposed to be the shadow and liner.

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MAC Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner

MAC & Beth Ditto Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liners

F
Product
0
Pigmentation
3
Texture
1
Longevity
3
Application
0
Total
16%

MAC Hey, Sailor Powerpoint Eye Pencils

MAC Hey, Sailor Powerpoint Eye Pencils ($16.00 for 0.04 oz.) include three shades: Blue Stripe (dark navy), Emerald Sea (kelly green), and Handforged (metallic yellow gold). The Powerpoint formula is supposed to be very soft with “deep, fully opaque coverage.”

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MAC Hey, Sailor Powerpoint Eye Pencils

B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
3.5
Total
81%

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencils

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencils ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) come in six shades: Black Navy (deep midnight), Black Plum (rich eggplant), Hunter (deep emerald green), Jet (blackest black), Mahogany (rich brown), and Smoke (charcoal grey). The formula is supposed to wear for twelve hours, glide on smoothly, be waterproof, and not smudge or smear. Each pencil comes with a sharpener.

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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencils

A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
92%

Chanel Peche Cuivre Le Crayon Khol

Chanel Peche Cuivre Le Crayon Khol ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a golden peach with a subtly metallic finish. It’s actually very similar to Giorgio Armani’s #5 Copper from the holidays–it might be the faintest bit darker.  This shade is one that is best as a brightener–it’s the kind of hue that works really well on the water line to wake up peepers, but the texture of this doesn’t lend itself to comfortable application on the water line.

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Chanel Peche Cuivre Le Crayon Khol
Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil Peche Cuivre
D
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
5
Longevity
6.5
Application
3
Total
66%