From left to right: Ebony, Engraved, Smolder
EBONY: Ebony is called an "Eye Pencil" by MAC but it is drugstore quality disguised in MAC packaging... what a huge disappointment! The color is so light that it isn't even black. It also is a very dry liner so when used on the eye lots of pulling and tugging -- NOT cool! When you finally get it on, the wear isn't very good, and just forget about trying to get it on your waterline! Fail. Rating: 1
ENGRAVED: Engraved is called a "Powerpoint Eye Pencil" by MAC which basically means that it is waterproof and longwearing. It has medium darkness, but it is a total neutral black, not leaning cool or warm! What makes Engraved special is it's wear. I love that it won't smudge or budge, but that's also what I don't like about it. That may sound crazy, but hear me out... because it wears so long it applies sticky. When used on the waterlines, it feels especially so. I don't like for my eyelids to feel like they are sticking together everytime I blink. Some people love this liner, but personally the stickiness is a deal breaker. Rating: 6
SMOLDER: Smolder is called an "Eye Kohl" by MAC, which means that it is a soft-on liner that is very pigmented and great to smudge out. This is my favorite of the three and I highly recommend it to anyone! It's amazing on the waterline, and stays put most of the day. Ladies with oilier lids may need to set it with a black eyeshadow on the upper lashline. This one is definitely the deepest of the three, but has the slightest blue undertone. This liner smudges when I want it to, sets quickly, and stays where I put it. LOVE. Rating: 9
MAC makes a couple other blacks and occasionally they'll even come out with limited editions. My next purchase will be Feline, which is considered to be the blackest of them all! I will be sure to do a review. I passed on Graphblack, their twist up black, because I'm not a fan of twist up liners. I hope this post was helpful! Don't forget to subscribe!