I've tried this off and on for a few months as it was pretty expensive and i'd say to anyone wanting to buy it it's not worth it. Very little pigment dries out very easily and the nib softens quite quickly so it's hard to get a very precise line after a few uses. Would definitely not recommend.
This was the first time I've tried a pen style liquid liner. Really wanted to like it since there's not much other option around where I live, but for the price I was paying I'd say this was not really good value.
First up, I like the style of it. I'd say pen style is definitely the way to go. it's a lot easier to navigate, but a great deal of the precision relies on the tip. The tip of this particular pen was okay, it was not too hard, but for a novice like me it did take a little practice to get right. I have since found other pens that do a better job because the tips are softer and finer.
Now on to the real negative point, it dries up really fast. I had this for possibly 2 weeks, used it about 2-3 times and it started dragging on me. Now for the price I paid NZD40, I expect way more product than that.
I don't think I would repurchase this particular product. It doesn't quite live up to its purpose, the tip is just so-so, and the price is just too much for the amount of product or use we get.
This product is seriously disappointing. The eyeliner doesn't go on easily. I literally have to push the pen down pretty hard to get any product out of it. The black is definitely not a "deep carbon shade". The only good thing about this product is the firm tip, which have would made it easy for beginners (that is if product would actually come out).
I bought this product because I'm a huge fan of pen eyeliners, and constantly wear winged eyeliner.
Having some experience with pen eyeliners, I should have seen a red light when I noticed the chunky tip of this particular pen, but I thought "I can probably work with this."
WRONG! This is by far the worst eyeliner I've ever spent my money on. Not only is it nearly impossible to create relatively thin lines, this eyeliner isn't true to the name "Rapid Black" at all! It's more or less a dark grey that you have to swipe over repeatedly to even achieve a dull black.
I tried creating a wing seven different times, and each time was a disaster. Keep in mind that I do have experience with pen eyeliners, and this just didn't work for me at all.
Save your money, or check out Physician's Formula's Serum Boosting Eyeliner if you're interested in a quality pen eyeliner.
I went to the MAC counter looking for the normal black eyeliner. The saleswoman put the bullet proof black eyeliner on one eye and the penultimate on the other. After thinking about it, I decided to get this one, and knew right after I left the store that I would regret my splurge purchase.
Later that day after I went swimming with both eye liners on, I saw that the bullet poof eyeliner hadn't moved AT ALL, but the penultimate had smeared all over the side of my face and took some rubbing to get it off. Come the next day when I went to work, the eyeliner went on with no hassle and stayed on throughout my shift at work. Two days after purchasing this eyeliner, I tried to see how it would go....one word...TERRIBLE. I had a doctors appointment, and this eyeliner had smudged all over my eyes, and was a pain in the butt to remove without having to take off all my makeup.
I'm going to the mall this weekend, and getting my $21 back and buying Urban Decay Eyeliner. This is the one time that I was actually disappointed with MAC since my mom had been using it since she was about my age and so had I when I started wearing makeup a few years ago. The price is absolutely ridiculous when you can get pen eyeliner at your local pharmacy for $6-$10 that will actually last and not be such a nuisance in your everyday life.
I hate this product with a passion. I went to MAC looking for a liquid eyeliner and the saleswoman recommended this one because it should be easier to use as it is a pen. I am from Chile so I can't buy Stila products and I've read many awesome reviews of their pen eyeliner so I thought this could be a dupe. Big mistake, BIG MISTAKE. Yes, it is easy to use, the pen shape is very comfortable (excellent for beginners) but it has ZERO pigment. You have to go over the same place many times to get a black line and if you dare to use this over eyeshadow, it's gone! I think I got 5 uses out of this pen before it lost all the pigment and dried out. Aweful. Don't do it, go for MAC's Superslick Liquid Eye Liner. You've been warned!
I've tried this product for about a month or so to make sure i didn't jump to conclusions.
After testing it, i really can't say i like it. From reading the other posts, I believed I had the same concerns.
The pen tip is great, but it doesn't put on enough product so i have to try and apply it over and over again. Its been a great help on how to perfect precision, but the practice doesn't out-way the cost of the product.
I will not buy this product again.
I've used many eyeliners of various types for fifteen years. I bought this because it had a firmer tip than the pen eyeliner I had been using before (stila) and thought it would help with precision. While it is more precise, there is basically no pigment...so precision is pointless when you have to put several layers on allowing for more chance of mistakes and smudging.
Will not buy again.
I bought this eyeliner because the seller of MAC advised me that this is ideal for beginners like me in the art of eye liner.
It's very easy to use because it is in pen and the felt applicator adapts very easily to the shape of the eyelid.
However this eyeliner hasn't the finish and the pigmentation of a professional eye liner.
This is being the ideal for me to improve my technique but the next eye liner that I will buy gonna be a liquid eyeliner.
It doesnt stay all day, just a few hours. But i love the way the brush follow de shape of ur eye so perfectly. Totally cool for beginners.. But i prefer something more professional for special occasions.