Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

MAC Forever Green Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Forever Green Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Forever Green Powerpoint Eye Pencil ($15.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as an “olive green with shimmer.” It’s part of the permanent range (and has been for quite awhile–it’s not new!). It’s an olive green with a khaki-olive sheen and forest green micro-shimmer. In a single pass, it’s so-so pigmented, but it does build up nicely after two passes. The color is a bit greener but still similar to Make Up For Ever #5L, shu uemura ME Khaki, and MAC Rosemary & Thyme.

The Powerpoint formula is supposed to be waterproof, long-wearing, transfer-proof, smudge-proof, and budge-proof. The pencil glides on easily and doesn’t skip across the skin; it’s just creamy (or waxy) enough to do that smooth glide, but it doesn’t deposit quite as much color as I’d like. I also found that sometimes the waxiness makes it difficult to go back and forth to get an opaque line, but it only happened if you do really short areas and do more than two passes. I tested this by taking a shower (some humidity plus water), and it lasted through it easily. After eight hours, I could tell some of it had disappeared, but about 80% was still visible. The good news is that it didn’t smudge underneath the lash line.

The Glossover


Forever Green

I wish it was a bit more pigmented and longer-wearing; it's good but not great, and these days, great eyeliners are easier to find than they ever were before.











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MAC Forever Green Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Forever Green Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Forever Green Powerpoint Eye Pencil

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Nordstrom, $15.

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25 thoughts on “MAC Forever Green Powerpoint Eye Pencil Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Laura R

    i would love this if it had a pinch of teal or aqua shimmer in it. granted it would look nice with a pale turquoise shadow but i think it would look amazing if it were equal parts olive and aqua- like a duochrome effect.

  2. Mariella

    Christine, is this a “twist up” or do you have to sharpen it? I have Gosh Golden Moss which looks similar in colour (though it doesn’t smudge or fade) but it’s one that has to be sharpened. I hate sharpening pencils…I really do!

  3. This looks like it would be pretty for light definition along the lower lash line. :)

  4. Alannah

    One of my fave MAC liners! It’s a weekly staple for me.

  5. Ang

    I love forever green. MAC Rosemary & Thyme is totally a dupe for this, though, IMHO!

  6. Gina

    I actually really like the color of this! It’s pretty enough that I think having to do that extra pass for opacity is worth it.

  7. Marian

    This is one of my favorites. I wear it a lot!

  8. Rexcatz

    Tis was my first Powerpoint pencil purchase when they first came out. I loved iryt when i biught it, and i love it still. As long as they keep making this color i’ll be using it.

  9. Lark

    It bears pointing out that green tends to be th very worst pencil in any brand and any formula. Especially the olive sort of color shown here. As they get bluer they do better, and I have an Avon one in a very blue spruce sort of color that wears well but it may just be a freak…
    As for MACs PowerPoint in general I love them! The tasteful every day colors are great-except for green. The formula will carry a lot of shimmer and glitter and general shiny festiveness; All dressed up it’s called Pearlglide and worth keeping an eye out for. The last big issue was Art Supplies and I had to go five backups on Designer Purple; On the Last One! Are you reading MAC?
    Urban Decay has taken a lot of cues from MAC and if there are two pencils that go head to head it’s PowerPoint and the UD. Strip off the fancy packaging and rebellious names and these will run neck and neck- except PowerPoint was USD $14. Vs. $17 for UD it was easy. Now they’re $15 versus… $19? Or still $17? The fun of MAC was good make up sold like real art supplies at very decent prices. No persona included.

  10. This is a really nice shade! Quite original.

  11. Nadia

    I have this one and I barely use it. You’re absolutely right about its opacity and how trying to do multiple passes is a fail. I wish I’d bought Rosemary & Thyme instead (assuming that’s a better formula).

  12. Lydia L.

    The way to get Power Point pencils to become more pigmented is to make your desired line, let it set for a few seconds, then layer it with a second or third layer of the pencil. The layering punches up the colour and it gives your liner a more bullet proof wear. Tested it at a day at the water park and it didn’t go anywhere!