If you can only buy one of MAC's new pearlglide eyepencils THIS IS THE ONE 2 GET!!! It is a gorgeous teal color with very very FINE gold sparkles. The lasting power is AMAZING! I'm a person that anything that goes on my waterline disappears with in an hour, but this stays on until I take it off. Last night I wore it on my waterline & accidentally fell asleep with my makeup on (I know...a NO NO, lol) & it was still on this morning. I have sensitive eyes & it does not irritate them. All of the pencils in this collection are beautiful, but I <3 <3 <3 this one! Get one while u still can!
I generally don't use or gravitate towards bright e/l but I make exceptions every now and then. I did this with Tealo, and when Rave came out, I had to have it.
So here is Undercurrent, sitting there on display at the MAC counter, and I swatch it on my NC40 hand...oh WowwoOOWwWooOOoWW! Bright? Yes. Green (and I love green)? Yes, but a green teal. Sparkly? Yes, but very fine micro sparkly gold bits. Do I love it? YES! It truly pops without looking cheap or garish (as long as you use it judiciously). I applied some to my lower lash line today and my eyes look more awake...only problem is, I look like I should be out somewhere instead of stuck at home working on the computer!
I think this would be absolutely lovely at night...I want to try this with Steamy to see how bright this will go...SO glad I bought two of these (they were the last two the MAC SA had!)...
UPDATE (4/25/10): I am removing a lippie because this e/l irritates my eyes like crazy! After wearing this, my lower lash line is all red. I have tried this e/l and Black Line several times with the same result. Booo...
As so many have already said, this is the absolute standout color of the Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners! I don't so much view this pencil as teal as much as I do green, but it is an amazing color. MAC is finally getting it right with these pencils, and I'd say that if they keep up this Pearlglide Intense line they will be barking right up UD's tree with their 24/7 Glide On Eye pencils, which are my absolute faves in terms of color selection and quality. I initially bought one of these and went back and got the last one. A beautiful find!
I'm going to agree with everyone and say this is a beyond gorgeous e/l..I wear liquid liner on my upper lashline so I try not to collect too many pencil e/l because I only wear them on my lower lashline and not even in the waterline. I saw swatches of this though and had to have it. I love the glitter BUT whenever I wear this I get alot of fallout throughout the day. It's hard to tell if it's the glitter thats flaking or the product itself, I'm just left with dark specks on my cheeks that I have to wipe off during the day and I hate that! UD 24/7 liners don't do this to me so minus a lippie for that! The unique color and glitter combo and price (compared to UD) would still make me repurchase though and maybe I can find a way to use this so it won't flake!
I'm not that excited about glitter but I do love a good pencil liner.
Let me tell you a money saving secret. If you aren't a glitter lover either (and yes, this is very tiny, fine glitter in Undercurrent)-go the the drugstore and get yourself Rimmel Kohl Kajal Pencil Liner in Jungle Green. The EXACT same color-sans glitter and for a lot less money, too.
MAC once again disappoints.
I have to start by saying that this is the most beautiful eyeliner I have ever owned in my life. I am such a sucker for teal, so when I saw the swatch of undercurrent, and saw that the color was leaning more towards the green end of the teal spectrum, I was sold. I have never owned one of MAC's pearlglide liners, but I have used other high end brands like MUFE Aqua eyes and UD 24/7, and they are fantastic. But I was not expecting such amazing pigmentation! There is a lot of glitter but it is very fine and compliments the color beautifully. Undercurrent is best used for an evening out or special occasion since it is so bold. My husband and I attended a formal event for his work and I wore All that Giltters on my lid, Satin Taupe in my crease and Undercurrent smudged on my lower lashline for a pop of color. It was GORGEOUS!! This color was the showstopper of the collection so if you can find one, pick it up!! You won't be sorry.
I was lucky enough to snag the last one of these at my MAC counter. The color is absolutely stunning--a bright, deep teal with green and gold sparkles. The Pearlglide Intense formula is wonderful. It glides right on, blends well, and lasts ALL day. Looks great as a pop of color on the lower lash line (especially with a natural or taupe shadow). These are as amazing as Urban Decay's 24/7 pencils, but for a bit lower price. Definitely a must-buy if you have the chance. This color is a true standout.
wowsa! this is so freakin' gorgeous--i should've bought two. described perfectly by previous reviewers---intense teal with sparkle, fantastic formula--just glides right on, super duper smooth...doesn't budge...i've reached for this just about every day since i received it...as stated prior, swatches don't do this beauty justice...a must-have out of this pearlglide collection (and i must say, the new round of pearlglides seem better than the first, if that's possible)...
This is the most gorgeous teal with silver sparkles, I absolutely love it. The pencil is buttery smooth and doesn't tug at all and it stays put until you wash it off. It's like a dreamy mermaid color! I will absolutely repurchase, even if it has to be through Evilbay!