Friday, August 27, 2010

MAC Fabulous Felines Superslick Liquid Eyeliner Review and Swatches

This fall, statement making eyeliner was all over the catwalks. MAC's highly anticipated fall collection - Fabulous Felines, delivers a new product designed to make those runway looks achieveable at home. The Superslick Liquid Eyeliner is a waterbased formula which applies with a firm pointed dense foam applicator. These are a LE product ($21.00 CA/ 17.50 US).

Available in nine highly pigmented shades, this liner is unique in that even when dry, it has a slighty shiny, wet look. Photos taken in natural light, NC 42 skin.

Superslick Eyeliners (l to r): Treat Me Nice, Desires & Devices,
Defiantly Feline, Smoky Heir and Nocturnal

Superslick Eyeliners (l to r): Signature Blue, Marked for Glamour,
Pure Show and On the Hunt

General Comments

The best features of these liners are their intense colour and pigmentation, long wear and ease of application. I also love the glossy finish and the wide variety of shades. However, my main and somewhat large reservation with this product is the consistency of the formula and drying time. On MAC's website they claim that these liners dry in 15 seconds. When I tested these in the store I found they took at least 2-3 minutes to dry. As well, their consistency is very watery, which means while they are drying they are more prone to smudging and running. It also means that having an excess of product on the applicator could be an issue. I would suggest users have a hairdryer set on cool nearby to speed up the process (sounds silly but it works!). Either that or practice your meditation while waiting for one, then the other eyelid to dry!

My picks out of the bunch are Treat Me Nice, Desires & Devices, Smoky Heir, Signature Blue and On the Hunt.

What are yours?


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