MAC Chromagraphic pencils NC15/NW 20 and NC25/NW30: Review, Swatches and EOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing MAC Chromagraphic pencils in shades NC 15/NW 20 and NC 25/NC 30.  These pencils and soft, creamy flesh toned pencil liners that can be used on the waterline, inner corners and under brow bone for a more open, fresh look to the eyes.

Price : Rs 900

Quantity: 1.36 g

I did not find these listed on the website. They were first launched with the Pret-a-Papier collection and then again in the Cham Pale collection.

 

MAC Chromagraphic pencil

MAC Chromagraphic pencil

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MAC Chromagraphic pencil

MAC Chromagraphic pencil

 

MAC Chromagraphic pencil

MAC Chromagraphic pencil - Ingredients

 

MAC Chromagraphic pencil

MAC Chromagraphic pencil

 

 

 

Shades available :

  • NC 15/NW 20 : It is the lighter shade of the two. Meant for light to medium complexions.
  • NC 25/NC 30 : The darker ,warmer shade. Meant for medium to dusky complexions.

 

MAC Chromagraphic pencil

MAC Chromagraphic pencil


MAC Chromagraphic pencil

MAC Chromagraphic pencil

 

MAC Chromagraphic pencil

MAC Chromagraphic pencil

 

MAC Chromagraphic pencil- swatches

MAC Chromagraphic pencil- swatches

 

How they are meant to be used :

  • On the waterline, gives a more open, awake look to the eyes.
  • In the inner corners to brighten the eyes.
  • On the browbone , similar to the way highlighters are used.

What it does?

  • Brightens up the eyes
  • Gives a more open, awake look

How I like wearing it :

  • With a thick sharp line of black liner on upper lash line and lots of mascara for a polished, glamorous look. Looks especially good when paired with bright bold lipsticks.

 

MAC Chromagraphic pencil NC15/NW20 -on waterline

MAC Chromagraphic pencil NC15/NW20 -on waterline

MAC Chromagraphic pencil NC25/NW30 -on waterline

MAC Chromagraphic pencil NC25/NW30 -on waterline (After few hours)

 

 

 

The GOOD about MAC Chromagraphic pencils :

  1. Simple sturdy classy black MAC packaging. Easily sharpened.
  2. The texture of the pencil is soft and creamy.
  3. Lines waterline smoothly and evenly in one stroke.
  4. Can be smudged easily on the browbone.
  5. Does not irritate the eyes- safe for contact lens wearers.
  6. Does not transfer to eye lashes.
  7. Stays out all day long.
  8. Gives a brighter, more polished look to the eyes.
  9. Since they are flesh-toned  instead of stark white or shimmery- they give a natural bright,open look to the eyes.
  10. Last quite long.
  11. The pencil packaging is colored at the end so its easy to identify the shade of the pencil from outside.

The NOT-SO-GOOD about MAC Chromagraphic pencils :

  1. Expensive!!
  2. Not sure if they are part of the permanent collection.

Overall Verdict : It is soft, creamy, flesh-toned ,sharpen-able pencil that instantly opens up and brightens up the eyes when applied on the waterline, inner corners and brow bone. It doesn’t smudge or transfer to the lashes and lasts all day on the waterline. It gives a very polished, sophisticated look when paired with thick black liner , mascara and bright lipstick and I personally love using it. Would not call it a must-have product but once you use it, its hard to not love it!

Rating: 4.5/5 (-0.5 for the price)

Have you tried MAC Chromagraphic pencils?

 


18 Comments

  1. July 2, 2011 / 3:35 pm

    I liked the darker one. It probably would give a more natural look. Sad it’s not part of permanent line.

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 2, 2011 / 3:50 pm

      I feel so too. Though both suit me, the darker one looks a little more natural.

  2. VibrantHues
    July 2, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    The second pic is good and as usual u have paired it up well with thick dark liner on upper lashes

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 2, 2011 / 3:57 pm

      Thanks VH!

  3. Taps
    July 2, 2011 / 5:53 pm

    Ankita, me not able to understand its use in your pics 🙁 , may be if I would see you face to face wearing this, I would be able to understand better.

  4. Manali
    July 2, 2011 / 7:25 pm

    Why MAC products are so expensive… 🙁

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 2, 2011 / 11:10 pm

      🙁

  5. Ritika
    July 2, 2011 / 7:50 pm

    It looks so pretty ! Just the kind of liner I was looking for..Looks wayyyy more natural than a white liner . I am definitely going to check it out :-*

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 2, 2011 / 11:10 pm

      Thanks 🙂 I do remember having a conversation abt this with u..we were talking abt NYX stuff I think! You’re right, it looks much more natural than white liner.

  6. Neha S.
    July 2, 2011 / 8:49 pm

    somehow iv never been comfy using white or fleshtoned pencil on my waterline… it makes me feel pale..its one trend/technique im never giving into 😐

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 2, 2011 / 11:09 pm

      But it looks really nice! Esp with thick black liner and bold lipstick..you could one of those Keira Knightley kind of smokey eyes..the smokey part starts from the lower lash line with flesh toned pencil on the waterline..I love the look…will try that soon!!

  7. Shai
    July 4, 2011 / 5:22 pm

    Had to look twice to figure out its use..interesting! I have small eyes and I do try the trick of putting a light colour in the inner corner, but I never knew such things existed 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 4, 2011 / 5:26 pm

      This would work very well for small eyes…especially if u want to make smokey eyes work for you..start the dark smokey look from the lower lash line instead of waterline..gives illusion of bigger eyes 🙂

      • Shai
        July 5, 2011 / 5:20 pm

        Ooh.. am gonna try that!

        • Corallista
          Author
          July 5, 2011 / 11:11 pm

          Ok 🙂 Let me know how it turns out!

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