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MAC colour excess gel pencil eye liner merges art & technique

The all-new MAC colour excess gel pencil eye liner merges art and technique which allows you to unleash your inner graphic artist with 12 pigmented long wear shades.

Unleash your inner graphic artist with the M·A·C Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner with the new collection of liners with a hi-def, technicolour edge.

“M·A·C Colour Excess is THE product for 2022,” says Dominic Skinner, Global Senior Artist. “These liners help you break the mould and reclaim your individuality with ease while tapping into the trend of Colour for the season. From bold and expressive to intense and sultry, you’ll be able to define your style with a single swipe.”

MAC Colour Excess

And with unparalleled long-wear technology that delivers 12 hours of wear on waterlines and over 24 hours of wear on lids, these pencils were created to create lasting moments. “As a makeup artist, I am obsessed with pencils to build intensity, flatter an eye shape, create lines or simply deepen the gaze,” says Tom Sapin, Global Senior Artist. “What I love about our new M·A·C Colour Excess liners is their total versatility. It is a much-needed product for transfer-proof waterline wear, drawing graphic shapes on your lids or adding a soft wash of colour to your lash lines.”

The pencil’s first-to-market Line-Lock Technology is rooted in performance and praised by MAC’s Artists to deliver gel-like precision with the ease of a pencil for simple application. Paired with the formula’s Pigment Alchemy, all 12 shades deliver smooth-glide, single-swipe potent payoff. There’s a shade for every day, every way and every mood – from electric pops of colour to exacting earthy tones. “The application is easy, but making a choice between the diverse selection of colours is tough!” says Sapin. “Discovering M·A·C Colour Excess is like getting crazy at a craft store. There are options for everyone to either self-express or just enhance their eye colour.”

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Get Inspired

Smoke It Out: “For an easy smoky-eye look, start by applying Skip the Waitlist all over lids and soften edges with a 217S Blending Brush. Next, wrap top and bottom lash lines with Serial Monogamist and smudge out with a 219S Pencil Brush. Finish off by lining waterlines with Glide Or Die. Your flirty look will last all day and all night!” ––Dominic Skinner

Play Like A Pro: “For those summer festival vibes, apply Commitment Issues all over lids and soften the edges with your fingertips. Tap a little Dazzleshadow Liquid in Diamond Crumbles to the centre of lids, then draw a bold feline flick across lash lines with The Last Word.” ––Dominic Skinner.

MAC Colour Excess


  • Glide Or Die Carbon black (Matte sheen)
  • Incorruptible White (Matte sheen)
  • Sick Tat Bro Dark brown (Matte sheen)
  • Skip The Waitlist Golden brown shimmer (Shimmer)
  • Serial Monogamist Hunter green (Shimmer)
  • Commitment Issues Bright lilac (Matte sheen)
  • Nudge Nudge, Ink Ink Dark dirty red (Matte sheen)
  • Graphic Content Aubergine (Matte sheen)
  • Perpetual Shock! Cobalt blue (Matte sheen)
  • The Last Word Teal (Matte sheen)
  • Permanent Vacation Bright yellow (Shimmer)
  • Tat Last Fuchsia (Matte sheen)

Suggested Retail Price: R350

Available in South Africa Instore and online on

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