MAC Art Supplies Collection Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner Reviews and Swatches

I have always loved MAC’s Pearlglide Eye Liners so how can I resist the newly formulated Pearlglide Intense Eye Liners?


MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liners

MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Undercurrent, Black Line and Almost Noir
MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Undercurrent, Black Line and Almost Noir
MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Undercurrent, Black Line and Almost Noir
MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Undercurrent, Black Line and Almost Noir


These babies come in 6 gorgeous colors that are highly metallic with awesome pigmentation. Like the original Pearlglide Eye Liners, the texture is ultra creamy and apply smoothly without tugging the skin. The liners also stay put very well once they set with zero fallout. Definitely worth the $14.50!

MAC Industrial, Petrol, Undercurrent, Almost Noir, Designer Purple and Black Line Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner swatches
Industrial, Petrol, Undercurrent, Almost Noir, Designer Purple and Black Line swatches


Almost Noir is a burgundy plum with golden flecks, which reminds me of MAC Trax eyeshadow.
Designer Purple is a beautiful vibrant violet.
Petrol is a dark navy color. I don’t find this color to be that special.
Undercurrent is a bright teal with gold shimmer.
Industrial is a lighter version of Petrol with more silver undertones.
Black Line is nothing like the “true black” as described on MAC’s website but a gorgeous dark gold mixed with green. One of my favorites for sure.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

13 COMMENTS

  1. I worn Black line today and it’s a gorgeous colour !!!! I buy undercurrent too. This is the first time that I try Pearlglide Eye Liners and I’m totally in love with the texture !

  2. petrol is suchhhh a beautiful color
    i never bothered trying these because i thought they would smudge like crazy o_o but maybe i’ll try them now since you say they stay put.. :D

  3. I didn’t get all the hype for these at first.. and then I swatched them at the store and it was instant love! All the colors are so pretty, but I limited myself to just two (for now lol).

  4. Princesa Livia,

    I only picked up 3 cos Designer Purple was sold out in Vegas AND here in Chicago. I ended up having to order it online. Will post pics once it comes =)

  5. Yay the consitency of these are awesome! I bought black line (like Phyllis says its more greenish with gold flecks) I love it! I actually like using it for daytime. It’s softer than using black but still enough to define very well. I hope they make it permanent too!!

  6. hey phyllis
    would you say these stay on better as compared to those rimmel underground shimmer eye pencils (i think that’s what they’re called) ?

    let me know :)

  7. Undercurrent looks so much greener in your picture, but on the MAC site it looks much more blue. I’m looking for similar colored shadow – any suggestions? Trying to match to the blueish color on their site could be a disaster!

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