May 21, 2010

MAC Chromagraphic Pencils - Thoughts...

MAC Chromagraphic Pencils - Thoughts...

These pencils are a part of a MAC PRO Collection which means they are only available at MAC PRO Stores and on the MAC PRO Website only. Remember of course that you can always call in an order via the 800 number (1-800-866-6464).

From MAC:

Draw on your creativity. The fundamental tool of body art, this pencil's soft, smooth new formula is destined to enhance and invigorate your art. Sketch, outline, doodle, blend - with eight key shades, these are the real score.

A creamy, soft-point pencil ideal for use as a liner, or to outline and define designs. Provides a bold, intensely smooth application with a well-defined, pigment-rich line.

Price: US$14.50, Net Wt.1.36g/0.048 US Oz

These pencils have been long awaited since the beginning of the year but first I encountered these at the Makeup Show in NYC.

They are a follow up to the existing MAC Chromalines which are waterproof colored gel/cream liners. So they are available in the same colors and names as the MAC Chromalines. The colors are basic and include red, yellow, blue, green, purple, orange, white, black. They also threw in the PRO colors Blue Cyan and Process Magenta along with the Nude Story concealer/foundation colors NC15/NW20, NW25/NC30 and NC42/NW35.

These pencils are not meant to be waterproof and are not declared as such. They smudge easily and wear very well but will not stay on the waterline. They do however have good wearing power on the lashline. I love the bright array of colors and the ease of use of the pencil form. They pack a lot of pigment in a couple of swipes. The yellow is the only bothersome one I encountered but it still had decent color payoff.

Overall, if you have been looking for fun colored eye pencils you will love these....but don't expect them to be waterproof like the chromalines.

I got:

Pure White - Whitest white
Landscape Green - Lush bright green
Genuine Orange - Bright orange
Primary Yellow - Bright clean yellow
Hi-Def Cyan - Cyan blue
Process Magenta - Matte magenta

I didn't get the Marine Ultra (Blue), Black Black (black) or Rich Purple (dense purple) because these were not unique/standout colors for me and they can easily be duped. Basic Red (Primary red) would be a good one to get but it is of course not eye safe.


  1. That blue is crazy! You picked gorgeous colours. What do these retail for? xx

  2. They retail for $14.50 each. I love Blue Cyan! These colors r so bright and vivid. My kinda stuff!

  3. These are nice colors. I can't wait to see what you do with them

  4. I was going to ask you if you bought them, I got the Marine Blue, Magenta, and the green. I actually like the blue, but will definately go back for rest, LOL

  5. Hi Kim! I can't wait to play some more with these :) Should be lots of fun.

    No prob 1xellus1!

    I had to order them Tysh because the MAC counter was out of commission at the Makeup Show (I swatched of course). U like it? It seemed plain to me and the actual chromaline is so much more vivid. Girl u know u won't feel complete without the rest. LOL!

  6. hahahaha, you does really make me laugh, LOL

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