You can't be a MAC lover without owning this! It's one of their most famous products, and is a must have in your make-up bag.
If you're not familiar with it, it's a soft intense black pencil.
I wouldn't really recommend it if you're a person who likes a thin line of black eyeliner, cause this doesn't stay sharp for long because of the tenderness of the kohl and gives you more of a thicker line. Great for the waterline and tightlining, though!
I would recommend maybe using an angled brush (like the 266) to apply it if you want a more controlled and more precise line - And then setting it with a powder to prevent it from smudging, if you don't like that look, as this is obviously an easy to smudge pencil.
But yeah, I can not imagine myself living without this.
I use this everyday, but if I do not set it with a powder it usually smudges and gets under my eyes giving me the raccoon look. I've had it for a couple months now and still have plenty left, but it gets annoying having to sharpen it when it gets dull. I'm going to get the fluid line next time I'm at the store.. :/
I love how black and creamy this liner is. It glides on beautifully. However, on me, this pencil smudges like crazy. I cannot wear it on the bottom lash line, because before I know it, it's all over my under eye area. I'd much rather use my milani liquif-eye pencil which is just as black and creamy.
Beautiful creamy black, but smudges too much for my taste.
Smolder is a really gorgeous and intense inky black. It applies really well on the skin and is perfect for smokey and dramatic eye looks. Unfortunately, on my oily eye lids, it smudges. A lot. Even with Urban Decay's Primer Potion as a base. I think it's because black liners just have more pigment, or perhaps they are more oil-based than the lighter colors?
If you don't really have an issue with oily eyelids or you just like the smudgy, grungy look, then this is a great product for you. Use Smolder to line the upper and lower lash line, then take a smudger brush like the MAC 219 or NARS Smudge brush and smoke the product, blending away from both lashlines. Use Smolder to line the lower waterline of your lashes for an intense sultry look. Top with waterproof mascara and you're good to go for a night out!