This is a wonderful coloured pencil. I don't enjoy sharpening, and I think $20 is a lot to spend on eye liner, but this colour is gorgeous and I will purchase it again. I love how it looks on my waterline and I also use it to blend out liners on my top lid.
I stumbled upon this by searching in the Top Picks category of MUA. I needed something subtle for the daytime. Black or even dark brown is too harsh in full sunlight on my light tanned skin, platinum blonde hair, blue eyed look.
I bought this at the MAC store a few days ago and I'm in love! The color is similar to Teddy, but less reddish if that makes sense. It makes my eyes look HUGE and bright. Applied with eyeshadow primer this eyeliner lasts all day with no retouching. I'm really happy I found this eyeliner! It's a fuss free find. I think this would even be lovely with a brown/bronze smokey eye as well.
The eyeliner is the perfect consistency! It's soft and doesn't pull at my skin, but it isn't too soft where it crumbles and breaks.
Highly recommended - I think it is a fantastic find for lighter skin tones!
Prettiest bronze/brown/gold eyeliner EVER made. I met a Hollywood makeup artist at an event a few years back and she asked what I was wearing on my eyes. Three other people asked what eyeliner I had on recently. I will cry buckets of tears if it ever gets discontinued. (Mary Kay used to make a similar color but they don't anymore) You too will feel like a movie star when you wear it! I would say it compliments any eye color and the pencil lasts forever making it a great value....
EDIT: DUPE ALERT!!! NYX Golden Dune eyeshadow is almost identical to this! Golden Dune is a smidge warmer and not as gold but it is very close.
I got this based on the MUA reviews. I originally got MAC Teddy, but the staying power sucked and I found a dupe for $0.99 at Ulta (Essence Teddy e/l). I put on Powersurge (an antique gold) and went "WOW". Yes, it is subtle, but it gives brown eyes such a pretty glow. This makes my dark brown eyes a bit lighter and glowy, instead of making them look richer like a dark brown e/l does. Since the color is light, it's hard to over do it. Sometimes I wear it all around my eyes and inner lower rim and sometimes I smudge it on my eyelid so it looks like eyeshadow (I don't wear any other eye makeup except black mascara). It really does brighten and open up the eyes and gives a sexy bedroom eyes look, LOL. I'm still getting used to this look since I've been wearing brown/black eyeliner for years, but I like this light eye look more and more everyday!
This is a really lovely eye pencil, I have grey blue eyes and I use this kohl on a daily basis. I find it brings out the colour, and you can either use a small amount or you can layer it up and make quite an impressive deep bronze colour. I love it! I only wish Mac wouldn't charge so much for a pencil....
Pros: Easy to layer, easy to use, unusual colour.
I usually go for black/navy blue coloured kohls (because of my blue eyes) but I thought I'd try this rather beige brown kohl, especially as Samantha Chapman (pixiwoo) uses it a lot in her youtube videos, just to see if i was missing out on anything. Powersurge makes my eyes look bigger and rounder, especially compared to MACs Smolder (black kohl), but also a lot less defined. I'd say Powersurge is more for someone who wants a non-dramatic and almost 'barely there' colour on their waterline to define the eye. I personally still much prefer the high pigment, definition and intense blackness of Smolder.
Wonderful color. Satiny muted dirty gold. Perfect for lining the waterline during daytime as it's not harsh or dramatic and it just adds a bit of classy definition to the eye, and equally perfect for a sophisticated evening look when you don't want to go too dark and close up your eye with black or brown. I can't say enough good things about it - its staying power is amazing, but the color itself is what's so unique and beautiful about this product. Will definitely repurchase.
Someone at the MAC counter tried this on my lower waterline and just... wow. I went from 'ho hum' to some kind of blue eyed goddess -- sexy as all get out. As I get older darker colors on my lower lids can look a little harsh and close up my eyes. Like others have said, this is absolutely perfect for creating soft, sexy definition to the eyes. I'm about halfway through already and will definitely repurchase.
Powersurge was a fabulous recommendation to me by an MUA member. I'd posted a request for ideas for my "mother of the bride" appearance, wanting an eyeliner that would add some definition (not looking for drama or glamour). As the MUA-er remarked, a dark liner can look too harsh when you get older (I'm 64), something I hadn't considered before. Nor would I have considered the golden-bronze Powersurge without her recommendation, but it turned out to be perfect for the wedding day. I used it on my upper lids only, and it gave me just the definition I wanted and made my lashes look thicker. I haven't been wearing eyeliner regularly since my cat's-eye college days, but Powersurge has changed that - it will become part of my everyday routine. It's easy to apply and gives a subtle but definite and flattering effect. I would recommend this to anyone who is finding that their dark eyeliner is no longer giving them a look they like.
This is one of the best, next to Smolder, eyeliners out there!! I'm olive skinned and and I use this for my lower waterline since white tends to be so harsh on me! I also use this as a base for my neutrals and the colors just come out so wonderful!