MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner Designer Purple Swatches, Review and EOTD

MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner Designer Purple reviews


MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Designer Purple Review, Swatches and EOTD

By Contributor: Samannita Modak

Finally after satisying my thirst for MAC Lipstick to some extent this time I gave some attention to the eye makeup range from Mac Cosmetics and bought an eye shadow (Plum Dressing) and an eye pencil. Recently I have a great fascination towards colored eye pencils and this time wanted to try something different than the usual blue, teal, green or emerald so I grabbed this new shade in my vanity. Presenting you my review and swatches of Designer Purple from the Pearglide Intense Eye Liners range by Mac. Actually I wanted that purple pencil under Veronica’s range from the LE Archie’s Collection and this one is almost similar to it so I jumped at the chance when I got to know they are almost dupes of each other.

Mac claims: An eye pencil that provides rich, luxurious colour with a touch of shimmer and sparkle. Soft, smooth, creamy formula glides on for a perfectly intense line, yet its soft texture allows you to blend. Long-wearing. Smudge-proof.


MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner Designer Purple review


Mac Designer Purple is a shimmery violet shade that looks really flattering on brown eyes. Although it has shimmer but it doesn’t look OTT and can be worn daily. Infact some shimmer in eye pencils looks good and keeps them from looking flat. It is quite pigmented and one swipe is enough to show up well on pigmented eye lids.

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Now coming to the texture of the pencil. The texture is soft as well as creamy. And being creamy it glides smoothly on the eyes. After few seconds of application it turns smudge-proof which is true to its claims.

It stays on my waterline for more than 6 hours. But being smudge –proof I find removing it a little bit difficult and due to the shimmer in it the Mac MUA advised me not to apply the pencil on the inner lash line as while removing it I might hurt my eye…so I always use a good Makeup remover to remove it. In short it has a great formula that stays pretty well and worth buying for just that I think.


MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner Designer Purple photo


It comes in the usual black sleek box packaging with colored end at the bottom of the box as well as at the bottom of the pencil to show the shade of the pencil. The pencil comes with a tight fitted cap. It is not retractable so it needs to be sharpened. But since it doesn’t come in a twist up packaging, you cannot use it for the Back to Mac programe. Back to Mac essentially means that you can take back 6 empty lipstick tubes or pans to get a new product from Mac.


MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner Designer Purple swatches


Swatches of Designer Purple in day light and natural light


MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner Designer Purple swatch natural light
Swatch of MAC Pearlglide Designer Purple


MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner Designer Purple swatch on eyes
Swatch on eyes of MAC Pearlglide Designer Purple
MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner Designer Purple eotd
My eye makeup using MAC Eye Liner Designer Purple


MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner Designer Purple swatches photo gallery


Thumbs up points for Mac Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner Designer Purple:

  • Pretty violet purple shade that would suit brown eyes a lot
  • Sleek packaging.
  • Colored end helps to distinguish the shade.
  • Long wearing and Smudge-proof.
  • Glides super smoothly because of the soft and creamy texture.
  • Pigmented.
  • Stays on waterline for 6+ hours.
  • Presence of subtle shimmer in it.

Now coming to thumbs down for Mac Pearlglide Eye Liner:

  • Removing it might be a pain.

MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner Designer Purple review photo


Price: Rs.1100

VNA Rating: – 4/5

My Recommendation: MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner Designer Purple is a pretty shimmery purple shade which looks quite flattering on Indian eyes. This is my first eye pencil from Mac and after using it I have decided to grab all the other shades from this range as I love the texture, pigmentation and staying power.I admit that being pricey its a tough decision but its worth the price in every way.


  1. Love the shade n pretty eotd <3<3
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  2. I really like to wear purple as a pop of color around my eyes, and this is a gorgeous shade. I’ve never tried any of the MAC pencils yet, but I’m very tempted now :o). Xx

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  3. Lovely shade! I am a big fan of purple eye pencils. And the EOTD is really pretty :)
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    • Thank you Swati . Yes i have started loving purple too :) before than i was not sure how it would look upon me :)

  4. Shade is awesome but Y are MAC products so expensive Grrrrrrrr !!!
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    • I have same question if you get to know the answer let me know coz only the price that keep pull me back to buy mac products often :P :)

  5. Ahhhmmaazzing shade Toa.. Somehow MAC eye makeup range didn’t fascinates me.. I see them very expensive when i get same quality in any drugstore brand with half of the amount.. :D

    • i know and it is so true sharmi , that’s y i guess it is my first buy … :( and may be last :P unless i save a lot to afford it :P

  6. This one is awesome !! I just loved that color..
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    • Yes the color is really awesome but can’t capture the actual color, trust me it is much much better than it is in these pictures :)

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