Monday, April 4, 2011

MAC's Superslick Liquid Eye Liners Rock My World! Swatches and Review

Just because I like the world to be aware of my failings, I want everyone to know that I'm terrible with liquid eyeliner.  Pretty much the only eyeliners I'm okay at using are pencils.  I have a shaky hand and more than once have gouged my eyeball.  Between that and wearing contacts for 12 years, I have eyeballs of steel now.  The other day a drop of vinegar flew in my eye and all I had was a mild burning that went away after 5 seconds.  Because of my shakiness, my eyeliner usually ends up looking like it was applied by a 6 year old with caffeine jitters.  To remedy this I apply my eyeliner a bit thicker to even it out and by the time I'm done, half of my eyelid is "lined".  And I will still have a gap right by my lash line.

Okay, maybe this is a bit of an exaggeration, but not much.  It has taken me years to get mildly proficient at applying eyeliner.  Which is why I thought MAC's Superslick eyeliners would never work for me.

Well spank my bum and call me Sally!  Was I ever surprised when I was able to get a smooth even line on my first try!  I attribute it to the pointed applicator that has a bit of give to it and glides along perfectly along my lash line.  Also, the colors are beautiful and opaque.  I'm still a novice and don't quite have the application down perfect yet, so sometimes I need to go back and put another coat because I push down too hard and the liquid smooshes out on either side of the applicator leaving a little trail in the middle.  You know what I'm talking about?  I attribute that to user error though.  The formula is great; it's thin but not watery.  It dries down very quickly and won't budge until you want to remove it.

I currently own 4 colors and plan on picking up more when my budget allows it.

I have:
  • Pure Show- a neutral gold microglitter packed in a sheer base
  • Treat Me Nice- a medium green with gold shimmer
  • Desires & Devices- a blackened dirty gold with olive tones
  • Smokey Heir- a darkened purple shimmer


  • Extremely long lasting
  • A good range of colors
  • Easy to apply
  • Great pigmentation
  • Dries quickly
  • A relatively small amount of liner for the price
  • The gold may need two coats for opacity if you aren't careful in your application
  • Needs more than soap and water for removal.  An oil-based eye makeup remover works best.
Thank you for reading and have a great day/night/whatever!


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  2. I love these too! I actually have the same four as you do. They're addictive.

  3. @Diane
    They ARE addictive. I was the silver and the navy next. It's funny that we have the same ones!


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