Thursday, 14 February 2013

MAC Power Surge Eye Kohl

I thought I'd pop a post up today on one of my all time favourite makeup items- Power Surge eye kohl by MAC.
When I was just getting into makeup in my teens one of the first eyeshadows I ever bought was a gold shimmer dust from Natural Collection in Boots. Sadly these are now discontinued, I don't know why as they were one of the best products in the line. Anyhow, every time I wore it people would always comment on my blue eyes. Lesson learnt gold+blue eyes=winner! From then on some variation of a gold/bronze eyeshadow combo has been my go-to no-fail eye makeup. Whether its a wash of light gold during the day or a dark smokey brown-gold at night it works for me. I wear a black or brown kohl at night but sometimes I feel like this can be too harsh, and close the eye up. This is where Power Surge comes in.
It's a beautiful gold kohl pencil, and you can see from the swatches below it can be applied lightly for a shimmery gold effect or layered up to a darker bronze/gold colour. In the daytime sometimes ill just wear no eyeshadow, mascara, and Power Surge on the waterline which is a no fuss look but still enhances my eye colour. However it's also beautiful paired with almost any eyeshadow look. If you've done a dark smokey eye this adds some golden shimmer to open your eyes up without leaving the waterline bare or having to apply a white or nude kohl. Ahhhh can you tell how much I love it!!!
The best thing is that gold does the same for all eye colours, it's a universal colour in my opinion and I don't think there's anyone who couldn't wear this pencil.its so versatile, as with all kohls it can be smudged all over the lid and used as an eyeshadow base too. I've used this a LOT since I bought it a few months ago and haven't had to sharpen it yet so it's going to last ages, which is a good thing considering the price (£14). It can be found in all MAC stores or online at The swatch on the website does not do it justice. I've shown it below swatched on my hand and on my waterline. Seriously, go check it out!
Thanks for reading, Love Steph xxx


  1. This is so pretty! I love gold eye make-up - I have a liquid gold eyeliner it's lovely and pigmented x

  2. your eyes are amazing! the makeup really makes them pop, they're such a bright blue ! XXX