MAC DSquared: Lovin’ the Feline Eye Kohl and Greasepaint Sticks

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Hey there, Tenderonis. How was Monday? I bailed on my responsibilities this afternoon and hit my nearby MAC counter to play with the new DSquared collection for lips, face and eyes.


I swatched everything the counter had in stock, which was nine of the 11 items. Of course, the two that were missing just happened to be the two I was MOST looking forward to (Lip Erase ($16) and DSquared Tinted Lip Conditioner in Fuchsia Fix ($15)), but c’est la vie, le sigh!

I’ll track down the two stragglers later this week. In the meantime, let me know what you think about these.

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DSquared Shape and Sculpt Powder in Bone Beige and Emphasize

DSquared Shape and Sculpt Powder in Bone Beige and Accentuate and Sculpt

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From left to right: DSquared Lipstick in Nude Rose and Blood Red

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From top to bottom: DSquared Greasepaint Stick in B, DSquared Greasepaint Stick in V, Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline

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DSquared Sculpt and Shape Powder in Bone Beige and Emphasize, 165 Tapered Cheek/Highlight Brush

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Swatches from left to right: Greasepaint Stick in B, Greasepaint Stick in V and Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline

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DSquared Sculpt and Shape Powder in Bone Beige and Emphasize

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From left to right: DSquared Lipstick in Blood Red and Nude Rose

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Nude Rose

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Blood Red

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NOTE: The DSquared collection includes a repeat of MAC’s Greasepaint Stick in Black, which they also released last week with MAC Style Black. I think it’s hawt (stays on for ages and can be layered beneath colors to ramp up their intensity).There’s a shot of it here.


A few quick notes

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We (DSquared and I) still need to get better aquatinted over the coming days, but …

  • I fell deeper in love with the Greasepaint Sticks when I discovered that each one houses a hidden sharpener in the base. Nice for when I want to use one as liner. 🙂
  • The Feline Eye Kohl flat-out rocks. No joke. A lot of black pencils will look blueish or greenish on my skin, but not this little lover. It’s a true black with no blue, green or purple undertones at all. And it goes on smoothly, with a formula that hasn’t irritated my eyes when I’ve worn it on my waterline. I think this one might be worthy of stockpiling.
  • I may skip the Sculpt and Shape Powders (contouring and highlighting powders). The MAC mua I chatted with today thought they’d probably appeal more to professional makeup artists than to everyday makeup fanatics on account of how sheer they apply, and I can see her point.

So what do ya think? Do any DSquareds catch your eye?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jeanne says:

    Feline is one of my all-time favorite pencils, full-stop! I’m so glad every time they re-release it. The Greasepint sticks are KILLER, and I love Blood Red! But alas, I’m on a beauty product diet… shucks.
    .-= Jeanne’s last blog post… Science Fair for September 21st – 27th =-.

  2. Kailey says:

    Didn’t the liner in Feline come out in a previous collection ages ago (for a short time)?
    or am i hallucinating? xD

  3. Nina says:

    Hmmm the Sculpt & Shape are waving “hi” to me …

  4. shontay says:

    Haaay Karen, 🙂

    I flipped for this collection. The feline liner is amazing. I get all the raves now. I need a backup ASAP. The GPS are INCREDIBLE. The blue is my favorite (since it is my face color and all). I will also need backups of these. Blood Red is a pretty lippie and I bought the lip erase. I’m not too sure about the lip erase, but I will keep it and try to make it work. I think it works better with gloss. I’ll skip on the sculpt and shape b/c I have one from MUFE that I don’t use much. I might pick up the brush, though. I love love love this collection.

  5. ainsleigh says:

    wow! I’d love to see the greasepaint sticks layered, I love an intense blue purple on the lids

  6. Kristen says:

    I cannot get enough of these Greasepaint Sticks! I’m so glad to see the positive response they’re getting — that makes me hopeful that they’ll eventually be a part of the permanent collection.

    They are the most amazing product MAC has released in a LONG time!
    .-= Kristen’s last blog post… MAC teams up with DSquared for new collection =-.

  7. Tania says:

    I don’t know about you but I’m so pumped about both the Style it Black AND the D’squared collections. The past few MAC collections haven’t been so eventful. I def want the grease paint stick and possibly a lippie or two. I already own a Fushia Fix lip cond and although I wear that sucker all of the time the jar looks like I’ve barely even dipped in it. Thanks for the swatche and reviews!!! Oh and the new season of the Hills is coming back. Are you ready for Speidi’s jelly???

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tania,

      LOL, I’m NOT ready for Speidi’s jelly. El Hub is now refusing to watch The Hills with me (apparently The City is still acceptable though) so now I have to watch the eps on the ‘low on my computer.

      I don’t know if I’ll be able to deal with Kristin. I just watched some old eps of Laguna Beach: Season 1 this weekend and her voice is like nails on a chalkboard.

  8. nikki says:

    Wow im in LOVE with this collection! im not too excited about style it black but this is amazing!

    did they name this collection after the desginers DSquared?

  9. Babybubblz says:

    ooh thanks for telling me about the sharpener on the greasepaints! these make them more appealing…

  10. Doreen says:

    The greasepaint sticks and Feline liner WILL BE MINE. They look soo gorgeous…I’m going to check them out this weekend, hopefully none of them are sold out!

  11. lexi says:

    OMG hidden sharpener? I am so glad I have the black grease paint and i preordered V. I also preordered feline – looks like I may need a second pencil if it hasn’t sold out already. I’ll pic up my loot tomorrow and I’m really excited about it. i am still thinking about adding #165 to my brush collection.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lexi,

      Yes!! It’s like the Transformers of eye pencils… more than meets the eye!

      I’m gonna give the 165 a go today! I hope it is all that and a bag of chips.

  12. Tami says:

    Hey Karen,

    I am such a doofus. After you mentioned that the Greasepaint Sticks have a sharpener, I jumped up from my computer and grabbed the one I bought from Style Black. Bam and there it was!! I even woke up my husband to tell him of my discovery lol. Thank you Karen! If it wasn’t for you, I would have been wondering how the heck I was going to sharpen the stick after it lost the point:D

  13. Tami says:

    P.S. I am only interested in few products in this line. I want to try out the Shape and Sculpt powder and maybe the Greasepaint Stick in B. After hearing so many wonderful things about it, I will definitely pick up Feline Kohlpower Pencil:)

  14. Kate & Zena says:

    Oh, those are beautiful! I love B and V!

    Yes, I am finishing my essay as I type this. I deserve a little make-up photo pick-me-up while I finish typing.

  15. Aleksis says:

    Think the only thing I’ll be getting is the black greasepaint stick…seems like a great staple!

    .-= Aleksis’s last blog post… ‘SAW VI’ blood drive photoshoot =-.

  16. amy says:

    I picked up all the grease sticks and I played with the black on today. I didn’t know they have a hidden sharpener! The grease sticks are the bomb! I thought I would be going gaga over Nude Rose lipstick but when I swatched them I wasn’t that excited. I did pick up Feline but when I got home I discovered that I dropped on the way back from MAC. I am still kicking myself! Oh well I have one on hold and I will pick it up tomorrow. I am still on the fence on getting the shape and sculpt and the brush. I do like that the shape and sculpt is sheer and natural looking without being too bronze or shimmery but I am just not sure how much I will use it.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… FOTD MAC Style Black Young Punk Eyeshadow, MAC Intense Black Grease Paint Stick and Medusa’s Makeup Flamingo Mineral Eyedust =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Amy,

      Oh no! That’s a bummer. 🙁 Well, at least your counter still has them in stock. A mua I was chatting with told me that she loves Feline so much that she plans of buying 10 of them for her kit!

      What did you think of the other lip products?

  17. Eliane T. says:

    The Blood Red is fantastic!!! I love this color.

  18. Tiffany says:

    blood red looks great on you! I may have to pick that puppy up. I already got the black grease paint stick!

  19. I’m loving Blood Red lipstick and the Greasepaint stick!! I referenced you in my post re: my Style Black haul. It was all the pretty looks you were doing with Style Black that had me running back to MAC to HAUL HAUL HAUL! LOL.
    .-= Michelle (LipstickRules)’s last blog post… New lipstick love: MAC Blood Red with Bling Black Glimmerglass =-.

  20. Astrid says:

    I have the Sculpt and Shape powder from when it was first out, and I LOVE it. Hello cheekbones!

    Love Nude Rose, btw

  21. Indi says:

    How does the Feline compare to their other kohl eyelinder in smolder? I live by Smolder ever since I’ve worn make-up because it gives me that black as black kohl look without buying loose kohl powder. I usually wear eyeliner on my waterline as well, so if this is even better, then I should stockpile..

    • Karen says:

      Hi Indi,

      It’s more of a true black. On some skin tones, Smolder turns blue or green. Also, I think it’s a little bit more smudgy when worn along the lashline if it isn’t set with an eyeshadow or an invisible powder.

  22. Michelle says:

    I need Feline! A lot of black liners almost turn a blue-ish color on me (especially if I’m wearing purples or blues for shadows). The nude rose lippie looks pretty — I will always have a fondness for nude lips! 🙂 I just spend a load of money on MAC over the weekend . . . but I just *need* a few things from this collection!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Michelle,

      I have that problem too. Are you strictly a MAC girl, or are you open to other makeup lines? Cargo makes a fantastic black pencil called Plant Love Eye Liner. It’s a true black that stays on all day long (even on the waterline). If you want to check it out here’s the post. 🙂

  23. Monica says:

    OMG! I’m loving it all!! Must get thee self to MAC. Great image pics by the way.
    .-= Monica’s last blog post… Clean Start you Skincare regime {Dermalogica’s Clean Start} =-.

  24. Yaya says:

    the sculpt and shape looks great. haven’t ever tried it but now i really really want to
    .-= Yaya’s last blog post… It’s My Birthday! =-.

  25. Erin says:

    Hey Karen, does the Feline Kohl last a long time on the waterline? I’m having a problem with the liner I use on my waterline, it is migrating all under my eyes after about 1 hour= GROSS!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Erin,

      It lasts a really long time. I popped some on yesterday at 3, and it was on until I took off my makeup at 10.

      Another long wearing eye kohl to consider is Cargo’s Plant Love Liner. It goes on super smooth, doesn’t irritate the waterline and lasts a really long time! Here’s a review and some swatches in case you’d like to check it out. 🙂

  26. Elle says:

    Feline is gorgeous. I think I bought four of them when it was re-released last year with the Starflash eyeshadows. 🙂

    Those greasepaints look awesome. Do you use a primer under them or just put them on your bare lid?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Elle,

      I’ve done both. It stays put both ways. When wearing the Greasepaints on the lower lash line as liner, though, they can get a little smudgy, but all you have to do is set them with an invisible powder or a coordinating eye shadow. 🙂

      Do you plan on getting anything from this release?

  27. Tiffany says:

    Hey Karen! Nope – I am still waiting for it to arrive in the mail! it should get here tomorrow!

  28. Lee says:

    I’m tempted to buy.
    .-= Lee’s last blog post… Home Digging Finished =-.

  29. Marce says:

    Oh yeahhh I want Feline BAD! Sososo bad! Every time it was supposed to be released with a collection, it didn’t. Maybe now that there’s MAC PRO they’ll get it. That’s probably all I’ll be picking up from the collection, since I’ll be spending a bit more on Style Black =D
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Chanel Glossimers – Swatches =-.

  30. Karen B says:

    Ooh well, Feline and the grease sticks for sure!

  31. So many great collections released so close to each other! I can’t keep up!
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… A Smoky Eye With Just 1 Product! =-.

  32. Kate & Zena says:

    Ha ha, usually I feel relieved too unless it’s something I think is crap or way out of my comfort zone. I’m truly my own worst critic. I’m not an essay person. I’d prefer to take a test anyday! I did like writing my C.L. essay though. My G&S essay will be easy peasy too since I’m doing a story that I love (Brothers Grimm’s Snow White) to analyze in a feminist criticism point of view. It can’t get any easier than Brothers Grimm. 🙂

  33. Stef says:

    Oh yeah, Feline is the cat’s meow! (sorry, I could not resist that bit of cheesiness.)

    How does it compare to Smolder from Style Black? It’s funny cause I was convinced Feline would be re-released for Style Black, since it’s like, the best black eyeliner evah!
    .-= Stef’s last blog post… We heart Illamasqua, a review… =-.

  34. Sarah says:

    I love love Greasepaint Stick in B and Greasepaint Stick in V!
    Why does MAC have to come out with so many things I love!?!? (am I complaining?…shame on me)
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… Coffee Cats =-.

  35. amy says:

    Hi Karen,

    Well I manage to pick up a Feline Pheeww! I thought I would be all over the lipsticks especially Nude Rose, but when I tried them in the store I didn’t like it as much. The Lip Dim is a good product, but I am holding off on that for a while since it is a permanent product at the PRO store.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… MAC DSquared Greasepaint Sticks in Black,V, B Swatches and Review =-.

  36. Bellalina says:

    How do you use the hidden sharpener attached to the greasepaints? I tried to use it but ended up getting product stuck all over the inside of it. Nothing was sharpened.

  37. Alexandra says:

    Im definatly getting the feline eye kohl. Just because of the cat name lol. Might check out the grease sticks too 😀

  38. kim says:

    fuchsia fix is worth hunting down! i actually have it from when it was a regular TLC awhile ago…picked it up at my local Cosmetics Company store. gorgeous color, glad they are re-releasing it because I’m running out. 😀

  39. Erin says:

    Thanks for answering my question about the eye kohl Karen! I think I’ll probably pick some up!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Erin,

      Sure thing! 🙂 Please let me know what you think of it… and save your receipt just in case you don’t love it.

      How’s your Thursday going so far?

  40. Emma says:

    I just love everything. I want it all!!!!
    .-= Emma ‘s last blog post… FrÃ¥n stora landet i väster… =-.

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