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MAC Studio Chromagraphic Pencil
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil / Work It Out
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on 4/6/2017 5:23:00 AM
More reviews by MaryEllen
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Other, Medium
I can't believe there are no reviews for this, and that I haven't reviewed it myself! This has been an everyday staple in my kit for years because it's one of the most versatile. It's a magic wand filled with concealing goodness. As I'm an NC20/25, it matches my skin perfectly, and I use it only as a concealer, not on my waterline. This pencil is perfect for outlining lips (makes a barrier when powdered to keep lip products in place), concealing little veins under the eyes or broken capillaries around the nose, correcting mistakes on brows or with lip pencil, for covering up little spots you don't want to get out a concealer and brush for, or any detail work. It's creamy and blends easily, yet it has serious staying power, especially if set with powder. I recently bought my third or fourth pencil, and each has lasted a long time--more than a year with regular use. It needs to be sharpened, but if you put it in the freezer for several minutes before sharpening there's no product breakage, and the chilling does not change the texture. Everyone should have one of these pencils. There are so many uses for it, and I keep finding more. It's also a lifesaver on the days when you're in a rush and, of course, mess something up. If there's a match for your skintone, buy this. You will not regret it.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 12/19/2016 12:15:00 AM
More reviews by DanniSparkes
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Caused significant allergic reaction with my eyes. Puffed up and had to go to doctor. BUYER BEWARE!
on 12/17/2015 7:15:00 AM
More reviews by valmont32677
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
What an amazing pencil!!!!! I just ordered 2 more (Macys.com has them! Macy's has a ton of MAC), so I will have 3 total in my stash. These are so perf for rimming the waterline. Also highlight cupid bow (don't get it on ur lips?), or to use down the bridge of my nose & on blemishes. This stuff stays put! Once it's dried it's not going anywhere which is awesome sauce for using as an eyeliner. I used to use Rimmel's Nude eyeliner (comes in a pencil & a twist up = there are 2 versions floating around) to clean up my eyebrows but now I use this instead. The Rimmel is a cheap dupe if ur on a beauty budget big time. I love versatile multipurpose products! I already have the MAC pencil sharpener. This will really wake up ur entire face if u have to fake looking well-rested or are hungover. Pure genius well executed MAC is winning!!
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 12/8/2015 10:59:00 AM
More reviews by luusk1125
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This is great as a spot concealer for small pinkish purple acne Scars. The color in NC15/NW20 neutralize the slight purple it can be used under or on top of foundation without Smearing or smudging off Since it tad waxy.The shade is great for NC15/NC20. Best for covering purplish/darker acne scars because a lot of conceals make the spots look worse or emphasizes it some even make the spot look ashy grey like shadows this did not. No more grey ashy spots.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 3/16/2015 6:35:00 PM
More reviews by jchoi128
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I initially purchased this chromagraphic pencil on my waterline but that didn't give me the effect I was going for so now I'm using it as a concealer pencil. This pencil is amazing as a concealer. I don't use any MAC foundation anymore so I can't give you a reference shade but I use Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation 3 and 4 (depending on time of the year) and this chromagraphic pencil is a very good match my Asian skin. What can I cover with this concealer?1. Redness on skin2. Old acne spots (fully healed but still left a brown/gray mark)3. Sun spots4. Freckles(Mostly FLAT, (not raised) marks or spots) You can work this pencil into a raised acne but little difficult to do. This pencil doesn't particularly build well so you'll have to be very skilled in order to build this concealer up. Why I love this as a concealer:1. Good neutral shade blends in well with my skintone2. Low maintenance, easy to use due to its pencil form. Sharpen and go, easy to carry in bag.3. No need for a concealer pinpoint brush! I feel like I'm photoshopping my face when I use this concealer pencil. It's precise - Just tap 2-3 times on the blemish and tap tap with my finger to blend around the edges to feather it out. 4. It sets and does not seem to move once it sets!!! (BEST PART!!) I tend to be very self-conscious when I'm going out and my concealer wearing off over time. But this pencil, once it sets it seems to last all day, at least for me! I touch my face when I'm talking and it stays put even through all the "Face touching"! I can't say enough good things about it because it works so well for me. I will repurchase over and over and over again!!!
8 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 2/27/2015 7:32:00 PM
More reviews by Rania3105
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
ive heard so much great reviews and i saw a makeup tutorial that looked gorgeous with this product. Bought it recently. have to say i am slightly disappointed, the color didnt match my skin that well (also tried other colors but this one was the best) at home under natural lighting ..and my eyes did become itchy in the first half hour so that was a bit annoying ..the color wasnt so wow as i expected either, i still prefer my old benfit eye bright. i'll give it a 3/5. will think about repurchasing, it's still good for highliting brows and cupid bows though
on 1/9/2014 9:54:00 PM
More reviews by mariscrane
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This pencil is so ingenious to me that I committed to it immediately. I'm reviewing it for use on my waterline. My eyes are large-ish but they look small in photos, so when I'm going out I like to give them a little boost. Whitish pencils have caused an unintentionally creepy effect in the past. This pencil is creamy, natural, and kind of stays out of the way to let the focus go to the lashes and shadow, which is what I wanted. It also stays put for several hours, which is unusual for me but definitely an added bonus. I am NC20/25 and would definitely recommend the NC15/NW20 pencil if you are working your waterline. The contrast is perfection.
10 of 10 people found this helpful.
on 5/20/2013 10:30:00 PM
More reviews by Pambryant
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
I love this pencil! It gives great control to cover small spots, has good staying power, is not too soft so doesn't smear, and matches great!I don't use it for the waterline, but I have some red spots (keratoses?) and broken capillaries. It gives me an almost flawless face.I use this, and little tightlining, and I look great and natural for daytime!
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 3/4/2013 12:59:00 PM
More reviews by dddoxie
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
lasts for less than an hour and then smudges all over my contacts.
4 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 2/2/2013 9:20:00 PM
More reviews by helloroo
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
Bought this because of all the rave reviews. To keep it short: it has zero lasting power for the waterline and the color looked unnatural on my NC25/NC30 skin. And yes, I am aware this pencil says NC15/NW20 but the darker color for NC30 was too dark and almost a greyish color.
8 of 9 people found this helpful.
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