The quality of this fluidliner is what you would expect: glides on smooth and effortless. I personally use a Mac Brush 266 to apply it on both my upper and lower lash line. I loved the Blacktrack Fluidline and wanted to try a brown color. I wanted to get away with a more natural look and didn't want the type of brown with a red tint in it (which I stumbled upon buying a pencil liner--when I accidentally rubbed my eye, the smudge made my eyes look irritated and made me look like I was crying all night). Dipdown is the perfect brown I was looking for; a dark, true, deep brown! I am a golden beige/NC 40 color with dark brown eyes and dark brown hair--this color alone with no mascara is a perfect everyday wear for me! This fluidline is NOT waterproof or smudge-proof. BUT I am impressed with the staying power of it! It does not easily come off when water is splashed on my face nor does it come off when I accidentally rub my eyes--but when I do both (washing my face with water and rubbing the liner off my eyes), it takes skills for it to come off. Of course make up remover will take it off but my point is that I can wear this fluidline liner to a water-park or take a swim with it! =) I think they recently raised the price on these items because I remember purchasing the Blacktrack fluidline around $14.00. Now they are about $16.00 + you have to pay for tax! I would invest in this item again because it does last me a long time! So far I have had this particular item for 5 months, going on 6. I've had the blacktrack fluidline for 1 year and before I purchased another one, I gave the dipdown fluidline a try! I plan to purchase the blacktrack fluidline but I don't think I would use it as often/daily as the dipdown (maybe for only special occasions). Swatch this color at the nearest Mac counter to you because it may not be the color you're looking for. To me, it's perfect! And I recommend this to all skin colors because I think dark brown is such a universal color! Brown is the new black...at least in my world! ;) P.S. Hope my review helps!
I had the 190 Foundation brush, which got stolen! I was so devastated but when I was introduced to this brush...I can't live a day without it! I love how you can use it on everything: liquid foundation, to blend out your concealer, apply powder base AND cream products! Such a total must have! As a beginner, you may find yourself wanting the either 187 or 188 brush because of the bristles making a larger circular range of motion, but with this brush, you're able to control the amount of product on your face. This is a daily must use for me whether I apply my liquid or powder foundation. P.S. Hope my review helps!
LOVE THIS COLOR--AS A BLUSH! How I came around this eyeshadow--I was trying to match a Maybeline blush to one of Mac's blushes...the closest thing was this blush. One of the Mac Artist told me that we can use an eyeshadow as a blush and showed me another color but this is caught my eye--love at first sight! As soon as I got home, I tried this out and it gave me the perfect shimmer that I was looking for. Just for imagination: I use an NC40 Studio Fix Powder (Tan) with black hair...so you would think the pink would be too much but the undertone compliments my skin color =) P.S. Hope my review helps!
For the price you're paying, you're better off buying the Revlon one and getting 5 of them throughout the whole year! I was upset with this purchase since it looked like any other curler. Shu Uemura should at least make the curler pink or add some design to it. And add at least 2 refills rather than 1! When it comes to functionality, I was thinking that one pump would do the trick-FAIL! Just like any other curler, I would still have to hold my lashes down for 10 seconds and do 3 pumps and repeat 2x or 3x. Honestly, I was hoping for a miracle curler with the price I was paying for. I did not return the curler and kept it till it worn off because I was hoping I would have a change of heart. I understand it might've worked for some people but I really think that it's just in their head because I don't see how a $21+ curler is any different to a drugstore $3+ curler. P.S. Hope my review helps!
I have the typical pointed, straight down, Asian eyelashes. So my perspective of this primer is a daily must-have! When I first tried the Mac Prep and Prime Lash, I hated it!! I hated it because it made my lashes drag down even lower and made my lashes clump up...but I was 15 at the time and didn't know better. I stumbled upon this product again when I had scored a deal from Mac recently; buying a kit with the price of two mascaras. I got the Zoom Lash, Prep & Prime Lash (both in full sizes), a travel eye make up remover, a pencil eyeliner, and a case to go with it! I began experimenting with it and slowly adding it to my daily routine. My application of this product: After I have done my eyeshadow, I would curl my lashes and apply this product. Right away, I would add my face primer, concealer, and powder. I re-curl my lashes and finally add a my 1st coating of mascara. Then, I would slightly define my eyebrows and re-curl my lashes. If I would like an extra "oomph" to my lashes, I add a 2nd coating and then add eyeliner. In conclusion of my type of lashes, I would have to curl my lashes at least 3x. And with using this product, it has made my lashes stay curled & up for the whole entire day!! The pros of the Prep and Prime Lash: it has made my lashes thicker and stronger, it holds my lashes...actually till the next day, and I have that "Ooo-La-La" lashes without having to using fake lashes on top of them! The con about this item is that it still does drag down my lashes and if you use too much of the product, you will clump up your lashes!! With using this product as well, makes it harder to take off my eye make-up. And honestly, the Mac Eye Make-up Remover that came along with the package does not work with taking my make-up off!! So I have simply converted to using Vaseline to take it off. Other than that, it takes time and practice to keep using this product that has become a Holly Grail for me! P.S. Hope my review helps!
My cousin had bought me this eyeliner from Sephora and I had only used it once. Through out that day of use, I did NOT...may I repeat--"NOT"--have to reapply my eyeliner nor did I have to wipe my under eye for smears! BUT I must say--it was extremely difficult to take off without Eye Makeup Remover! Sadly, the next day, I dug into my purse to use it for the 2nd time and it wasn't there! Out of my entire collection of junk in my purse, I am missing this incredible eyeliner! I was so bummed out that I couldn't find it and was unsure if I wanted to purchase such an expensive product when I had only used it once. It took me 3 weeks to cave in and get this eyeliner! I usually use Mac's Paint Pot, which usually smears after an 8 hour shift (due to my over excessive use of under eye concealer). But as for on the go application or for going out purposes (such as the club/cruise and even to the gym), I turn to this eyeliner! I would like to use it when I go swimming and I will get back to everyone about that! =D P.S. Hope my review helps!