It is a very intense black eye pencil, very pigmented. I find it impossible to use on the water line for it slides off creating a lot of mess. Yet it is perfect for smudged eye liner look or push lining. It is creamy and blends easily. No problem removing it with a regular eye make up remover.
Best eyeliner with the most intense black pigment, the best for smokey eyes. my favorite.
I love this eyeliner, it smudges just right to give that great smokey effect. Plus it glides on really easily. The effects are an intense, soft smokey look which stays on for hours.
This is a great product for smudging. This glides on like a dream. Very rich, smooth and black. But, let me repete, this is great for SMUDGING. This product will definately transfer and smear given how creamy it is. For a MAC pencil that sets after it's applied, I'd go for Engraved.
I like this liner. It isn't my HG, but it gives me an easy smoky eye look pretty easily. Good pigmentation, lets me "work" with it, only decent staying power. I haven't had major issues with smudging/travelling, but I think the wear/staying power could be better than it is. Overall, though, I like and use it quite a bit.
This smudges like nobodys business. As a contact lens wearer with sensitive, allergy-prone eyes, there's no way I'm letting this near my water line. However I gave this a high rating because I use it two ways successfully - smudged over the lid, under a primer, as a dark base for smoky eyes, and as a base liner underneath beauty marked eyeshadow. I only need a little bit of smoulder straight from the pencil and then I go over top with a smudge brush dipped in eyeshadow. The shadow sets the liner while the liner brings out the true color of the shadow.
Wow, this SMUDGES! Seriously? I have used many, and none smudged as bad (Revlon Colorstay, Estee Lauder, Sephora, Styli-Style, Avon, Clinique, BE and others). This is intense black, I agree. It glides on well. But it is embarrassing to be at work (I have direct patients' care) and then go to the bathroom and realize that your eyeliner is smudges all over my lower eyelid. I bought couple. Please let me know if you wanna swap or something. (New ones of course)
This is a great product & gives a really dark intense look! Really good for a dramatic evening look or a more intense day look. The only thing I would say is wrong with this product is that it does tend to smudge & fall throughout the day. Other than that, its a lovely eyeliner!
I absolutely love smolder. I've had mine for at least a year and it's only half gone. I use it a good three or four times a week. It's creamy, and really dark and pigmented, and VERY black. It doesn't flake like other pencil liners I've used in the past. I never apply it straight from the pencil however, I use a MAC 209 thin liner brush then smudge it into my lashes with a 219 pencil brush. I find it looks less harsh this way and also it means you use less product which makes it last much longer. Overall, a fantastic staple that I will purchase over and over again. X
I absolutely love this liner!!! I've owned a million different drugstore liners, and even a couple different ones from MAC and this is my favorite one!!! Smolder stays on my waterline so well and I love how easily I can smudge it out on my upper lash line. I haven't had any problems with running or fading. I also love to smudge this all over the lid for a dark eyeshadow base. This liner is also incredibly creamy and goes on without tugging -- which is one of the most important qualities in a liner imo. I have a blog post with swatches that compares the different MAC liners... check it out if you'd like to see:
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