MAC Zenith/Can You Chill Dual-Ended Powerpoint Eye Pencil Review & Swatches

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MAC Zenith/Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended)
MAC Zenith/Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended)
MAC Zenith/Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended)
MAC Zenith/Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended)
MAC Zenith/Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended)
MAC Zenith/Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended)

Zenith/Can You Chill

MAC Zenith/Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended) ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) contains a sparkling gray paired with a purplish, navy blue. If you’re someone who likes almost faded color on the lash line, this formula might work, but it just didn’t deliver even coverage, lacked pigmentation (and it was supposed to be pigmented!), and was not the most comfortable formula to apply–not to the point of tugging painfully but not that emollient either. The only good thing was that they didn’t wear terribly.

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MAC Zenith Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Zenith Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Zenith Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Zenith Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Zenith Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Zenith Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Zenith Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Zenith Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Zenith Powerpoint Eye Pencil

Zenith

Zenith is a light-medium gray with subtle, warmer undertones and flecks of silver and gold micro-sparkle. The consistency didn’t feel overly textured, despite being am ore sparkly shade, and instead, felt waxier with light glide. It had sheer, uneven coverage that applied poorly, as it did not build up well (it was almost worse built up!) and created a thick, uneven layer of product and color. It stayed on for seven hours before thinning/fading, which is always a weird “upside” to a product that goes on so poorly.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Synthetic Wax, Polybutene, Isododecane, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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MAC Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Can You Chill Powerpoint Eye Pencil

Can You Chill

Can You Chill is a muted, deeper navy blue with cooler undertones and flecks of violet micro-shimmer throughout. It had semi-sheer color coverage that applied unevenly in a single layer. I was able to build it up to semi-opaque coverage, but it had a more faded, washed-out look to it when applied because it just didn’t layer that well. The texture had light glide, though it felt waxy to the point where it was like more wax depositing than color at times. It lasted for eight hours before fading visibly on me.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Synthetic Wax, Polybutene, Isododecane, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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These suck! I’m genuinely surprised that MAC let this get past R&D. That navy-blurple could’ve been great for my blue-green eye color. Oh well.

There is so much good makeup out there for lower price points than this offering. Why put out crap? Honestly, there just isn’t room for this sort of sub par product in people’s lives.

To think that the first dupe of Zenith was also a MAC product, Little Black Bow – which was so much more pigmented and received a B+ rating, to this poor, badly formulated eye product is quite sad. The original was so much better. I just don’t know how a brand can release something as shoddy as this.

Do you think you can let us know how it works out for you?
I really like this one and hope there’s a batch problem.

What the “F”??? MAC should be able to crank out perfect liners – they’ve been in this business for so long that they should have pencil liners down pat!

What a pity!
I really like this pairing, the colours are beautiful, but the swatches looks just like the grades they got. I hope it’s a batch problem, as MAC should know how to make pencils, though they probably rest each batch. Oh, well, I can hope, can’t I. 🙂

What Wednesday said. This has been such a disappointing year for us liner nerds. I had dupes, but some died a natural death or were discontinued. As Gen notes, virtually all brands have a vastly superior dupe in their rear view mirrors, so there’s really no excuse. I suspect most will agree w/Janine. Money saved.

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