The MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Collection for Fall 2013 includes two MAC Veluxe Brow Liners ($21.50 USD / $25.50 CAD) in dark, brown shades. The entire collection is available at MAC stores September 26, 2013, online September 30, 2013 and all other MAC locations on October 3, 2013. Click here to see more information on the full collection.
This particular product can be found in MAC’s permanent range (in more shades than just these two), however if you’re swooning over the matte pink pencil and rose gold metallic caps, then you might want to pick one of these up.
The two shades in the collection are Deep Brunette, a muted, dark black-brown, and Deep Dark Brunette, a dark, chocolate brown. Honestly, I can barely tell the difference between these two shades. They are so similar I have to swatch them on my hand to tell which one is which.
The good news is that I actually love this brow pencil- the formula is quite hard and dry, almost like a charcoal pencil that I would use for sketching. The pigment transfers super easily, so you’ll want to use a light hand when applying these. They give a nice full-look to brows without tell-tale signs of pencil strokes and I found it lasted throughout the day without fading or smudging.
I love the fact the pencil has a built-in spoolie- great for combing brows into place, and distributing the powdery pencil through the brows. Since the formula is so dry and not waxy at all, it really doesn’t do anything to keep unruly brows in place.. you’ll need to top off your brows with a clear gel or wax if you need a little extra hold.
I would have liked to see a lighter shade in this collection instead of two, practically identical shades… but the good news is that you can go to your local MAC counter right away and figure out which shade is best for you out of these two (or just do as I did when trying it out- guess, and you’ll probably be happy as long as you have dark brows).
AVAILABILITY: Limited Edition (Product available in permanent range in standard packaging). Available September 26, 2013 (MAC Stores), September 30, 2013 (Online), October 3, 2013 (Other MAC locations in North America) & October 2013 (International) at MAC.
SELECTION: Two Veluxe Brow Liners available in the collection; both shown here. See the rest of our MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Collection for Fall 2013 coverage here.