I am constantly reviewing products and scanning the world wide web for tutorials, and information for my daily beauty cravings, as well as opportunities for my blog. This week, thanks to CATCHY FREEBIES, my quest for an eye liner to review was full filled. As per my usual style let’s talk packaging, product quality, and how easy is this to use.
As you all may or may not know.. MAC cosmetics are apart of the Estee Lauder cosmetic family. We can think of MAC as the high fashion sometimes rebellious child in the family. So had I not received this via CATCHY FREEBIES, my eyeliner would have come in a box pretty standard of the family line. So lets talk packaging of this product. This is the BLACK, EYELINER, it is waterproof and also has vitamin A and E, in the formula. The pencil, comes in a sweet plastic click/turn style pencil with a lid. You can give your sharpener a rest, but keep an eye on your lid, it does not slide on to the bottom of this pencil.
Moving along to product quality. I personally loved this formula and tested it with two separate looks, one of which i have shared in this post. The MAC eyeliner is so creamy and so easy to smudge. It is a standard shade of black. I personally would like to see it darker, but I loved the results. Overall I am going to give this a 5 star rating on quality. This is my first click pencil department store eyeliner to use ever, and it is better than I have ever experienced. Did I mention this little piece of awesome is WATERPROOF? It is. If I had to mention a demerit it would be the white printed label on the pencil. I foresee this rubbing off with use, and that may make it hard for me to be a repeat customer, however not a deal breaker.
So I can hear you asking me, “was this easy to use?” YES. The formula seriously glided on my eyelids, like lipstick, a thousand times better than any drug store click pencil or pencil. I would say that some other formulas pencils such as smash box would compete, but this beats the regular pencil on the points of water proof. My biggest eyeliner pain point, is that my eyeliner rubs off onto my brow bone or the crease in my socket, and i feel like a raccoon. This pencil hardly rubbed off. A HUGE plus for me. If I had set this eyeliner with powder or used a primer, I foresee that I would not have experienced this issue. After 2 test scenarios, one a heavy dramatic night look, the other a lighter kind of smokey office appropriate look, I would recommend this and I am not even a paid MAC consultant. I can feel you wondering was there any dirt to this? No!!! I was able to wash this formula off with a make removal wipe, and didn’t have to lose eyelashes or have huge black under eyes afterwards.
In conclusion, this formula fit my needs, I loved how easy this pencil was to smudge. I love how easy it was to layer for deeper dramatic effects. My false eyelashes stuck so easily to it. This is the benchmark for my future eyeliner trials. Thanks CATCHY FREEBIES team.