|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
My MAC MA raves about these all of the time and insisted that I pick one up and I'm so glad that I did! I love the fact that I can use this as an eyeliner and an eye shadow base. The staying power is amazing but you must work quickly because once this sets, it's not budging. Love, love, love and wish they would make these permanent!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I held off on buying this incredibly attractive product due to peoples negative feedback. But here's the thing for me personally- I do not belong to the Calvin Klein school of less is more. I see Burberrys gorgeous new line of cosmetics and then see the ridiculous magazine ads with three of the plainest faced runway models in history. This makes no sense to me. Somewhere between clear gloss and Lady GaGa is my Happy Place. I think people can be terrified of color I, however, do not fall in this category. I love winged eyeliner and cat kohled eyes. So I'm sorry I didn't grab these fun products when all the colors came out. I think Victorian stage makeup is sexy and clearly this is an item made for drama. I consider it easy to use with a little practice, sexy on it's own or under another gorgeous shade. Yummy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This for me, is truly love,
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I didn't pick this up when the Art Supplies collection was released, but gradually acquired them after I picked up the last "Dirty" at my local Macys. Temptalia suggested NOT picking this up if you already own Blacktrack Fluidline. While they look similar in finish and color, the wear time is completely different for me. Blacktrack, no matter what I do, always smudges on my oily eyelids. Slick Black GPS glides on smoothly, sets, then lasts pretty much all day. The only issues I have with it are that it doesn't blend well because it dries really quickly. I will apply it one eye at a time and blend out with a 214 smudger brush. Just like the DSquared and Style Black GPS, there is a sharpener hidden in the base of the product. I really like this product and would buy again if it wasn't LE.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Ooooh this is like a smooth, creamy, eyeliner - but it's not a jabby pencil.
It's soo smooooth.
It doesn't smudge on me. I wouldn't say it dries, but it sort 'sets'. And I like that it's not a flat black. Yes, it goes on a bit thick. And yes, it's not very delicate on my eyes. But after using Uniformly Blue this definitely exceeded my expectations. The formula in this one is much better.
It isn't waterproof. Or more, it isn't tear prooof. I was lying on my side and my drooled a bit. It sort of ate the liner but oh well haha.
This is actually quite good if you like hardcore heavy black eyeliner
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love, love, love this! It's easy to apply, jet black color - almost like a liquid liner - stays put until I take it off. And it does not irritate my waterline where I apply it the most. Cannot recommend enough.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Blech. Doesn't smudge if you only wear it on the upper lid (but I always have TFSI on the lids, so that probably affects it, positively). Really hard to blend because it sets SO fast. The makeup boards told me that this wouldn't come off the waterline. MAC says it's waterline-safe. But regardless, in half an hour, it's all gone. I returned it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I had high hopes for using this successfully to tightline my upper lash line, but this fell very short of my expectations. I have used Dirty and Below Ground on my lower lashline and waterline, and they both applied smoothly with no flaking. They both also lasted into the evening, except on the outer corners of my waterline, but it IS allergy season here and my eyes have been watering off and on- even without makeup. Anyway, the Slick Black didn't apply as smoothly as the other two, and it flaked! I don't know why... but it was a big disappointment. Guess I will stick with UD Zero for tightlining my upper lash line. I am not giving up on this, though! If I find another great use for this Slick Black Greasepaint stick, I will most certainly update this review and hopefully increase the rating. =)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
My experience with this product has been quite amazing with not many drawbacks. As an artist who often does smokey eyes for stage and on very dark people, this is an absolute must have. I've tried all the MAC products you can imagine in order to create the darkest black smokey eye, and most of the time somethings ends up failing me, turning the eyeshadow slightly blue in color or giving it a greenish cast. Even the ever so popular "smolder" liner I find gives this horrible greenish cast that is most noticeable on darker skin tones.
In any case, this is a true black color that works perfectly as a base for both the lid and the lashlines. Yes, the blendable factor could be a problem for some, as it is a very thick product and you have to really work your way through it to spread it, but for me, this insignificant to its many advantages. It stays put forever and it's very easy to remove with a couple of swipes of makeup remover or a towelette. Nothing fancy needed.
If you are an artist or just love creating smokey eyes the quick and easy way and appreciate a really black pigmented item, you need this in your kit. Totally worth it for me and I am going to get all the other shades.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Disappointing! For all intents and purposes, this is a chunky black eyeliner pencil. It comes in a shiny black twist-up case that negates the need for sharpening. Rumour has it the greasepaint sticks make excellent bases for smokey looks, and I didn't really have a dark base before Slick Black came out, so I picked it up. Honestly, there's nothing this product can do that a regular black eyeliner pencil can't, plus it has the major drawback of being incredibly difficult to spread over the eyelid. When I try to blend out the edges, I end up wiping patches of colour away... and this is when I'm working fast, doing one eye at a time. This might be due to the fact that I must prime my eyes with UDPP because of my extremely oily lids, so perhaps that renders it less blendable. Still, when I've attempted the same technique with black liners from Prestige in the past, it's worked a treat. The one thing I found this product great for was lining the waterline... but then I heard from a YouTuber that they're not waterline safe! I don't know if that's accurate information or not but I don't care to risk it. I feel like this product was a waste of my money (it cost about $20). Edit: This is more forgiving when not used over UDPP; obviously, the primer grabs it and makes it harder to blend than it already is. Problem is, I don't necessarily want to use this as a base all over my eye (rather, I prefer to concentrate it in specific spots to intensify colour there), and if I don't have some sort of primer down, my shadows will crease. Too labour intensive to make it work = not a fan.