Blacktrack was simply not black enough for my very dark brown eyelids, even after using a primer. It looked like a dull inky diluted black. Obviously this depends on your skin tone but this was the major reason for my disappointment. It does dry fast too so you have to work quickly before it sets--I don't have this problem with Clinique's True Black creme eyeliner or with Jane Mineral Gel Eyeliner for instance. Additionally the latter are extremely pitch black, which is what I was looking for. It did not irritate and was otherwise fine. I returned it.
This beats out all competition for me. Stays true all day and is easy to apply. I have never had great luck applying eyeliner, and this product made it easy.
There is a reason why there are 795 reviews for this product. It is amazing, lasts all day, it has the perfect consistency. I would recommend investing in a good brush to go with it, I had been using a MAC brush but found out that the Sonia Kashuk brush I use to apply concealer works even better and draws a perfect line.
This product comes in a nice, small, black, container and goes on very smoothly. Blacktrack is very dark and it is not forgiving, so the application of it has to be precise. I use the 209, 231 and BE slanted brush to apply this product. They all work great when applying this product, I just like to try new brushes out. For the gel application newbie, I would go with the 231. But again the 209 is great, I just had to take a few hours (okay, a whole day) to practice. At first I was afraid of this dark color, so I purchased dipdown as well, which is more forgiving of mistakes. Overall I love both dipdown and blacktrack. Picture included>>>>>
Basically, I'd die without this. It goes on super smooth and i almost always get it perfectly in one try. No other gel/gream liner compares! No flakes, no clumps just a matte, very black eyeliner. perfection.
EDIT- this dries out a little too quickly for me. switched to buxom lashliner, love it!
HG status. I love this basic black gel liner, it stays on, doesn't smudge and it looks intense!
I wanted this to be the eyeliner that would stay on and not smudge for me! It goes on okay but it flakes if you wait too long or something & it almost always gets in my eyes. It smudges after a while and doesn't stay on my waterline. What a shame.. used so much money on this. Since I hear so many raves, I figure maybe I don't apply it well enough so I'll keep trying and update this later.
i absolutely love this creme gel eyeliner. it has awesome staying power and it is easy to use. i haven't had any problems with it at all. it doesn't smudge or get too messy.
excellente. Provides a long lasting, dark black thin or dramatic eyeliner look. I have problems using gel e/l on my lower rims so I can't but i can say this lasts.
i'm on the fence with this, noticed that it stays more put with UDPP, but then again, slight smudging.. i tried to love it but i love mad mineral's indelible gel eyeliners more! (plus the price comparison is.. huge)