Skin Type: Normal to dry, tans easily, rarely breaks out. Skin tone: LLL (olive skin tone) Hair color: Changes frequently Right now, light brown with golden highlights. Eye Color: Espresso brown. Foundation colors I use: Bobbi Brown Sand; Chantecaille Cream; RCMA KO-1, KO-2; Joe Blasco-Special Medium Olive-1, Olive Beige-1; Julie Hewett Lily, Theda; Laura Mercier-Warm Ivory; MAC NC 20, 25.
Size: (pencil w/ cap) 5.5"/14cm Cost: $16.50USD Website: maccosmetics.com
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The name of this pencil just makes me laugh. MAC describes this as a fowlishly soft brown grey which makes me think of a Cornish game hen and then I get hungry. But that is just my mind wandering which MAC does when it names a pencil after an animal.
The color of this pencil is soft muted brown. Depending on your skin tone, it can have a slight warm yet ashy undertone that leans towards a green/grey/yellow. To simplify, it does look like a dark ashy taupe. The only difference I find between this is and Stubborn Brown is the amount of grey or the tone. It can be used on eyes as dark as mine (espresso brown) and just as light as blue and it will work as an everyday color.
Surprisingly, I find this color to open up my eye area because it blends in with the surrounding eyeshadow on my lashline. While black and dark brown are nice to provide drama and to draw attention to my eyes, sometimes I like my eyes to look wide awake than sultry!
Ingredients: cyclopentasiloxane, paraffin, c-11-12 isoparaffin, polybutene, hydrogenated cottonseed oil, jojoba seed oil, ceresin, ozokerite, microcrystalline wax, ascorbyl palmitate, tocopherol. May contain: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, aluminum powder, bismuth oxychloride, blue 1 lake, carmine, chromium hydroxide green, chromium oxide greens, ferric ferrocyanide, manganese violet, ultramarines, yellow 5 lake.
This is a great alternative to black. It is a matte deep dark expresso brown. I like to use powerpoints on my lower lash line because it lasts all day and glides on easily. I don't like to wear black liner on my bottom lash line and this color really makes my eyes stand out with black liner on my top lash line.
A matte dark brown liner with no red tones
I love the powerpoint eyepencils for their superb staying power and this color is a staple
Very pretty cool dark brown color. No reddish tones. I can't pull off black eyeliner but this a dark enough brown to create the same effect without looking too harsh on my light skin. The eyeliner is great. It doesn't flake, lasts forever, and only smudges a small bit. It's kinda hard to wash off though. I probably would buy again but I don't wear eye liner that much so I doubt I'll ever use this up.
Wanted to try something different and bought this to replace an old Clinique Eye Shading pencil. I was also hoping for more lasting power too as the Clinique pencil would melt by the end of the day. Boy, this is it. If you let it set up for about 30 seconds, it's there all day. I use it over or under MAC shadows (depending on the look I'm going for) and even alone. It's worth the bucks. I can't wait to try other colors. I think the Powerpoint formula is great too. Non-irritating, long-lasting, but very washable.
After wearing Black eyeliner as a staple for goodness knows how long I finally realised I could do with wearing a softer colour in the day. Eyeliner is important to me because if I don't wear any other make up for whatever reason I will always wear eyeliner no matter what and makes me look more awake. I tend only to wear eyeliner in the waterline and so went to MAC and asked for a brown eyeliner and the MU suggested duck powerpoint. I absolutely love this colour! Its a soft, chocolately brown and I apply it 3/4 of the way of my waterline(because I don't want to end up with tiny eyes because they're not that big anyway) It is fantastic because it doesn't smudge! I will definitely be rebuying this and is now my HG eyeliner. Make sure you get yourself a good quality sharpener too, I have a little MAC one which only costs something like £2.
I love Duck! Black was starting to look too severe on me, so I decided to research some brown eyeliners. Well, everyone was totally right about Duck - it's perfect. I wanted a taupe-brown -- no red at all in this as I have found in other brownish liners -- and it makes my light brown eyes stand out. If you're looking for a color less intense than black but still gives your eyes a certain je ne sais quoi, then this is it!
edit:I dont know but I find it really hard to apply over eyeshadow and I found a better one from guerlain.the only advantage it doesnt seem to smudge and its waterproof.maybe its my eyelids but this didn't work on me
I love this almost as much as I do ostentatious fluidline. Fabulous soft taupe/brown. Perfect for a wearable neutral eyeliner. Its a fabulous colour, I'd say it was unique but I find it similar to ostentatious fluidline which I also love. Suprisingly great as an eyebrow pencil for me also! continued >>
This is my HG brown liner. A friend of mine gave me hers as she didn't use it all that often, and I love her for giving it to me! It's not my fav brown liner :) It's the perfect everyday brown, it has excellent staying power, doesn't smudge, It applies really well too, very smooth, great application. I love it. Would recommend it to anyone.