MAC Serial Monogamist, The Last Word, Perpetual Shock Colour Excess Eye Liners Reviews & Swatches

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MAC Serial Monogamist Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Serial Monogamist Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Serial Monogamist Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Serial Monogamist Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Serial Monogamist Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Serial Monogamist Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Serial Monogamist Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Serial Monogamist Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Serial Monogamist Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner

Serial Monogamist

MAC Serial Monogamist Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner ($23.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a medium-dark olive with warm, brownish undertones and lighter, truer olive green micro-sparkle throughout that gave it a more metallic finish.

  • Semi-opaque, buildable coverage
  • Smooth, glide-on consistency, did not tug
  • Applied somewhat evenly, was comfortable to use
  • Longer-wearing (10 hours) but brand claimed 24 hour+ (plus, even!) wear

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
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Formula Overview

$23.00/0.01 oz. - $2300.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "utlra-pigmented, waterproof" and have "24+ hours of wear on lids" and "12 hours of wear on waterlines." The pigmentation was all over the map--some shades were quite pigmented, others were sheerer or somewhat uneven and had to be layered to look decent.

The texture was smooth with good glide, which made them comfortable to work with on the lower lash line or on the lid, and they weren't prone to tugging or skipping.

The wear was longer-wearing than the average pencil--between nine and 12 hours of wear on the lid and six to nine hours on the waterline--but certainly not 24+ hours. The more matte shades seemed to last the longest for me. They didn't smudge on me but faded gradually and appeared thinner over time.

Browse all of our MAC Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Candelilla Wax Hydrocarbons, Synthetic Wax, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax Extract, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Dipentaerythrityl Pentaisononanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Trihydroxystearin, Synthetic Beeswax, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Alumina, Benzyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC The Last Word Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC The Last Word Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC The Last Word Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC The Last Word Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC The Last Word Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC The Last Word Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC The Last Word Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC The Last Word Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC The Last Word Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner

The Last Word

MAC The Last Word Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner ($23.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a medium-dark slightly green-leaning aqua with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It seemed to be a more unusual hue for eyeliner!

  • Semi-opaque, buildable coverage
  • Smooth, glide-on consistency, did not tug
  • Applied fairly evenly, was comfortable to use
  • Longer-wearing (10 hours) but brand claimed 24 hour+ (plus, even!) wear

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.01 oz. - $2300.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "utlra-pigmented, waterproof" and have "24+ hours of wear on lids" and "12 hours of wear on waterlines." The pigmentation was all over the map--some shades were quite pigmented, others were sheerer or somewhat uneven and had to be layered to look decent.

The texture was smooth with good glide, which made them comfortable to work with on the lower lash line or on the lid, and they weren't prone to tugging or skipping.

The wear was longer-wearing than the average pencil--between nine and 12 hours of wear on the lid and six to nine hours on the waterline--but certainly not 24+ hours. The more matte shades seemed to last the longest for me. They didn't smudge on me but faded gradually and appeared thinner over time.

Browse all of our MAC Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Candelilla Wax Hydrocarbons, Synthetic Wax, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax Extract, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Dipentaerythrityl Pentaisononanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Trihydroxystearin, Synthetic Beeswax, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Alumina, Benzyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC Perpetual Shock Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Perpetual Shock Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Perpetual Shock Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Perpetual Shock Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Perpetual Shock Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Perpetual Shock Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Perpetual Shock Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Perpetual Shock Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner
MAC Perpetual Shock Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner

Perpetual Shock

MAC Perpetual Shock Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner ($23.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a bright cobalt blue with strong cool undertones and a mostly matte finish.

  • Sheer, somewhat buildable coverage
  • Overly waxy in feel, glide-on consistency, did not tug
  • Applied unevenly, hard to build up evenly, was comfortable to use
  • Longer-wearing (8 hours) but brand claimed 24 hour+ (plus, even!) wear

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.01 oz. - $2300.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "utlra-pigmented, waterproof" and have "24+ hours of wear on lids" and "12 hours of wear on waterlines." The pigmentation was all over the map--some shades were quite pigmented, others were sheerer or somewhat uneven and had to be layered to look decent.

The texture was smooth with good glide, which made them comfortable to work with on the lower lash line or on the lid, and they weren't prone to tugging or skipping.

The wear was longer-wearing than the average pencil--between nine and 12 hours of wear on the lid and six to nine hours on the waterline--but certainly not 24+ hours. The more matte shades seemed to last the longest for me. They didn't smudge on me but faded gradually and appeared thinner over time.

Browse all of our MAC Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Candelilla Wax Hydrocarbons, Synthetic Wax, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax Extract, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Dipentaerythrityl Pentaisononanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Trihydroxystearin, Synthetic Beeswax, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Alumina, Benzyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Z Avatar

These are so, so badly rated you’d like to think at some point a responsible party would have stepped in and gone “c’mon, you guys, this is an ungodly amount of waste. scrap it and move on.” instead of putting out this trash for people to waste their money on. Or just throw in a landfill a few months from now.

raja Avatar

I love all these colors, but the quality seems to be in keeping with the rest of MAC’s output over the last few years (dare I say decade?)

Valerie C. Avatar

I really should have waited for your reviews. I had an event to attend, so I bought Serial Monogamist for winged liner and Perpetual Shock for the lower lid. I completely agree with you on both reviews! The blue just clumped up and I had to redo it several times. It’s a great shade for my eye color, so I will try your dupes asap. Lesson learned.

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