MAC Dark Spark/Bitter in Glitter Dual-Ended Powerpoint Eye Pencil Review & Swatches

Dark Spark/Bitter in Glitter

MAC Dark Spark/Bitter in Glitter Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended) ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) includes a semi-matte, softer black with a slightly shimmery, warmer plum. Dark Spark was one of the better-performers from the recently-released, dual eye pencils, but it was still harder to work with and nowhere near as effortless to use as a myriad of formulas on the market. Bitter in Glitter was a total disappointment aside from wear (which was decent).

Dark Spark

Dark Spark is a medium-dark black with cooler undertones and faint micro-shimmer over a more matte finish. It did not look that shimmery when applied to the lash line, so it was more of a softer black to use. The texture was waxier, which gave it some glide, but it was a bit stiffer to work with that it didn’t move along the lash line as fluidly.

The waxiness without enough glide is apparent in how ragged the edge looks when applied in a single stroke. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that could be built up to nearly opaque coverage, but it did not layer as evenly as it should have. The color stayed on decently for eight hours before fading/thinning.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Synthetic Wax, Polybutene, Isododecane, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

Bitter in Glitter

Bitter in Glitter is a muted, medium-dark plum with moderate, warm undertones and slightly cooler, more purplish pearl. It had sheer pigmentation in one stroke, which could be built to more medium coverage, though it built up unevenly and had a tendency to push around product already applied. The texture felt drier and didn’t have as much glide as expected, as it still felt waxier, but it was just firmer and didn’t seem to warm up against my skin. It wore for eight hours before fading visibly.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Synthetic Wax, Polybutene, Isododecane, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

MAC Dark Spark/Bitter in Glitter Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended)

MAC Dark Spark/Bitter in Glitter Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended)

MAC Dark Spark Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Dark Spark Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Dark Spark Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Bitter in Glitter Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Bitter in Glitter Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Bitter in Glitter Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Bitter in Glitter Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Bitter in Glitter Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Dark Spark/Bitter in Glitter Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended)

MAC Dark Spark/Bitter in Glitter Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended)

MAC Dark Spark Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Dark Spark Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Dark Spark Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Bitter in Glitter Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Bitter in Glitter Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Bitter in Glitter Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Bitter in Glitter Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Bitter in Glitter Powerpoint Eye Pencil