MAC Archie’s Girls – Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

There are four Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners that are being repromoted with the Archie’s Girls collection… Two are part of the Veronica side (Petrol Blue and Designer Purple), and two are part of the Betty side (Black Swan and Lord It Up). These are actually all part of the permanent line so don’t worry if you can’t get your hands on the ones with the special Archie’s Girls packaging!

Keep in mind that the ones I photographed for these posts are the permanent version, so they do not have the special Archie’s Girls packaging… The boxes that the limited edition ones come in are white with the Archie’s Girls logo, while the pencils themselves are a glossy white with cute little hearts all over them.

Veronica Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner Labels

 

Betty Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner Labels

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners have a very creamy texture that’s smudge-able but once they set, they won’t budge! These are one of the few liners that I can wear below my lower lashline that don’t move around and end up smearing and sliding into the little lines under my eyes. I typically get about 8-12 hours of wear with these before any fading occurs. Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners are exactly that too… Intense! The color payoff and pigmentation is really bold so you don’t need much product to get the look you want. Even when you blend these out, they don’t lose that intensity. Along with bold color, these all contain shimmer, which adds to the intensity but makes them unsafe to use on the waterline. Of course you can try it, but MAC (and myself) suggest against it, especially if you wear contact lenses! What can happen is that the shimmer particles get into the eye and can cause scratches and irritation.

The Archie’s Girls version of the Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners are limited edition and available now online at www.maccosmetics.com, or at any MAC counter or store. They contain 1.2 g / .04 US oz of product and sell for $16.50. The ones from the permanent line that do not have the special packaging have the same amount of product and cost $15… So it’s up to you if the cute little hearts are worth an extra $1.50! Honestly, I prefer the limited edition packaging and would have bought them but I don’t need two of the same thing haha.

 

Veronica Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners:

Designer Purple and Petrol Blue

Designer Purple and Petrol Blue

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Eyeliners swatches on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Eyeliners swatches on NC15 skin.

Designer Purple:   Designer Purple is a “violet with pearl”… It’s a medium-dark purple with red-violet undertones and light, silvery lavender shimmer particles, which are numerous, but not super big or chunky. It’s one of the brighter Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners, but it seems like it sets a bit faster than the others do. It also doesn’t give the super bold color payoff with one swipe, so you may need to build on it a bit. The texture makes that easy to do though and it shouldn’t look heavy even after layering the product.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Petrol Blue:   This is a “deep navy with pearl”… It’s a dark navy blue with lighter, sky blue shimmery bits. There doesn’t seem to be so much shimmer in this one but there’s enough to notice even once it’s applied and even blended out. The bold color of Petrol Blue is the first thing you notice when you apply it… It’s also one of the creamier Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners and glides on easily. I like this color on people with brown eyes… It really makes them pop!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

 

Betty Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners:

Black Swan and Lord it Up

Black Swan and Lord it Up

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Eyeliners swatched on NC15 skin.

Black Swan:   Black Swan is a “black with gold pearl”… It’s a warm black with multidimensional shimmer, as in it looks different depending on the angle you look at it. You can probably tell from the photo that some shimmery bits look silver while others look blue or green. The color payoff is amazing with one swipe of this eyeliner so you don’t need to apply a lot. The texture is super creamy and it blends out easily if you like a softer, more smokey look.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Lord It Up:   This Pearlglide is described as a “bronze with pearl”… It’s a medium-dark, warm toned brown with fine bronze and rosey-golden, shimmery particles. Even though it’s not a super dark liner, it has a smooth texture which makes it easily buildable if you want to look a but darker. It has good color payoff and coverage and is a great liner for a softer, more daytime kind of look. Lord It Up also looks amazing on blue eyed people… There’s something about warm browns and golds that make blue stand out!

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

 

 

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3 comments
  1. Oh I looove Petrol blue! I have blue/grey eyes and this type of blue makes any eyecolor pop 😉

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