MAC Playland Chromagraphic Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil
MAC Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil

The MAC Playland Collection features four shades of MAC Chromagraphic Pencils ($16.00 for 0.04 oz.). This formula is permanent at PRO stores, and all shades have existed for awhile now. I have reviewed the formula a few times in the past, so this is a quickie review to include updated swatches, add dupes, and individual ratings. I’m a big fan of the Chromagraphic Pencil formula, because it’s very creamy, intensely pigmented, and long-wearing, but there are some shades that can’t be used on the water line and/or eye area, as well as some shades aren’t to be used on the lip area (all warnings are below).

The following shades are not to be used in the lip area: Black Black, Marine Ultra, NC15/NW20, NW25/NC30, NC42/NW35
The following shades are not to be used in the eye area: Basic Red, Genuine Orange, Process Magenta
The following shades are not to be used in the inner rim of eye: Basic Red, Process Magenta, Genuine Orange, Primary Yellow, Landscape Green, Marine Ultra, Hi-Def Cyan, Rich Purple

Black Black is described as a “deepest black.” It’s a deep, dark, inky black with a satin finish. Intensely pigmented, incredibly long-wearing, and fantastic on the water line. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Genuine Orange is described as a “bright orange.” It’s a medium, yellow-toned orange with a matte finish. It had rich, opaque color in a single stroke. This shade includes a warning that it is not to be used in the eye area or the inner rim of the eye. I couldn’t think of any dupes for this shade!

Hi-Def Cyan is described as a “hi-def cyan.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark sky blue with a matte finish. It had great pigmentation, and it was very buildable and creamy. This shade includes a warning that it is not to be used on the inner rim of the eye. I couldn’t think of dupes for this shade either.

Process Magenta is described as a “matte magenta.” It’s a vibrant, fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was rich and opaque in a single pass. This shade includes a warning that it is not to be used in the eye area or the inner rim of the eye. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Chromagraphic Pencil Black Black
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil Genuine Orange
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil Hi-Def Cyan
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil Process Magenta
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%

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MAC Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil
MAC Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil

MAC Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil
MAC Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil

MAC Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil
MAC Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil

MAC Genuine Orange Chromagraphic Pencil
MAC Genuine Orange Chromagraphic Pencil

MAC Genuine Orange Chromagraphic Pencil
MAC Genuine Orange Chromagraphic Pencil

MAC Genuine Orange Chromagraphic Pencil
MAC Genuine Orange Chromagraphic Pencil

MAC Hi-Def Cyan Chromagraphic Pencil
MAC Hi-Def Cyan Chromagraphic Pencil

MAC Hi-Def Cyan Chromagraphic Pencil
MAC Hi-Def Cyan Chromagraphic Pencil

MAC Hi-Def Cyan Chromagraphic Pencil
MAC Hi-Def Cyan Chromagraphic Pencil

MAC Process Magenta Chromagraphic Pencil
MAC Process Magenta Chromagraphic Pencil

MAC Process Magenta Chromagraphic Pencil
MAC Process Magenta Chromagraphic Pencil

MAC Process Magenta Chromagraphic Pencil
MAC Process Magenta Chromagraphic Pencil

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