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MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Stick
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on 6/7/2011 6:28:00 PM
More reviews by BunnySlippers
Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I actually bought this product a few years ago (I think).I went to my fave make-up store and there was a new MAC counter, and some sort opening promotion. It was very quiet and de MUA almost fell over from enthusiasm when she saw a customer walk in.Before I could say 'Hello' I was already in the chair and getting a make-over.She told me about this limited edition greasepaint stick. I usually am not a fan of liners of any kind. Don't get me wrong, I love the look of them, but as soon as my hands get near my eyelids they shake uncontrollably and you can guess what happens next..She showed me the multiple purposes like, eyeliner, eyeshadow base.. I was really in doubt whether or not to get them, and most of all: what colour?I didn't realize at the moment (I was not into the whole MAC craze then) that these sticks were in high demand, and people were literally running to the store desperately trying to get their hands on them.I guess since it was a relatively new store in store, the location of these new MAC wasn't really known to the public yet, which is why they still had the whole collection.I am really not good at choosing, so I decided to get all three of them: uniformly blue, green grease and charred mauve.Once I got home I actually regretted the purchase since the application seemed to suck for a newbie like me.But that's all in the past! A few months ago, while digging in my unused make up drawer, I found these babies again. And I am glad I gave them another chance!!!!I use them as eyeliner, will soon try them as a eyeshadow base. I carefully apply a, not too thick, line on my eyelids, it doesnt matter if it's a bit wobbly or uneven. After applying I use my eyeliner brush, with the short stubby hairs and with a slant (was a LE mini eye makeup brush set from last Christmas) to even it out en create an even smooth line and even get between my lashes. You really have to give it a good smear, since it is definitely not liquid and doesn't blend out easily.However, this is not a downside for me. Another way of application, and a bit safer If you have to rush rush: rub your eyeliner brush on the tip to get the product on te brush and then apply to your lids. The colour is a bit softer this way and less harsh, perfect If you want a more subtle look.This is the ONLY product ever that will last the entire day (actually even longer if, it's still on after a night's sleep when I've been to lazy to remove it.) even though it rains, if it's hot, if I rub my eyes once in a while etc. Love it! Very good product for those days you just want a good lasting look.The point can dry out a bit, the texture is not as greasy as you'd imagine by the name. Yes, it is grease, but when I think of grease I would actually expect it to be very oily and easy to blend, which is not the case. Although the does tend to dry out, this is not a problem. In the bottom of the stick, if you pull of the coloured '' cap' there is a special sharpener for your Greasepaint stick! Works like a charm, and I don't really mind if some product gets wasted while sharpening (or just scraping the top of with something sharp) since you really don't need a lot each time you use it. It wil last a really long time.The packaging is easy to take along with you in your bag as an emergency-didn't-have-time-to-do-my-makeup-today touch me up. he only problem I have is I sometimes forget to retract the entire stick as far as possible, and If you dont pay attention while putting the cap on you can easily damage the tip and scrap some of.. Sucks at the moment, but since you don't need lavish amounts of product to get a great eyeliner I really don't mind so much, it's not really a terrible waste.I use Bergman Clean Eyes eye makeup remover (like a two-phase cleanser part watery part oily shake first) , and it comes of easily and I don't need to rub my eyelids like a maniac. I can imagine that with a light non-oily remover it is harder to remove, since it won't budge during the day.I am really glad I bought all three colours and will definitely purchase some more colours if they came across!Pro's:- Beautiful colours- multifunctional- longlasting, won't budge all day in almost every weather condition!- product itselfs lasts quite a long time- Built-in sharpenerCon's (not all for me, but can imagine for some people it is):- Tip dries out easily, so really make sure you pop the cap back on- Doesn't blend easily- You definitely need an eyeliner brush to even things out (for some this may be a nuisance)- Some are LE, harder to get by- Some product goed to waste while sharpening/ putting the cap on.- Really need a waterproof/ oilbased eye makeup remover (not a problem for me, but some really don't like the feel of it.)I suggest you give it a try if you come across one of these! I really really love it, and it's also fun to experiment a bit to work out what application works best for you!
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on 4/29/2011 10:21:00 PM
More reviews by Annushka
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
this was so expensive when i bought it, i got it as part of the venamous villains range...i dont know if its even part of the LE range but anyway, i paid a d*** and leg.i have the one in slick black, its good, and i wear it as an eyeshadow (because i didnt know you could wear it as an eyeliner) and i find that it doesnt blend very well, and if you do blend it, you need to blend it really quickly otherwise it dries very fast. best brush to use is the one with the domed head for beldning, in a synthetic if you can find it.because this is black and i cant really get much colour out without dragging it across my eyelid, i find that im using MAC CARBON to do the shading part right. i just use this for intensity because it is such a rich black. i always end up with half my eye black too, instead of just the corners like i wanted cause i didnt know there was a sharpener in the bottom lol so i just kinda smudge it everywhere then blend with CARBON.i dont think id buy this again, i could probably just overlay carbon ontop of itself to get the same black dramatic look...taupographic (black) is actually better than carbon to be honest
on 4/27/2011 5:33:00 PM
More reviews by maggiejeanjones
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
These greasepaint sticks are the most AMAZING eyeliners (good as a base under a smokey eye as well)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I initially bought one for a very particular friend as a gift, and she loved it! I knew if it was good enough for her, then it must be amazing. I bought it first in Greengrease and when I found out they were LE, I scoured the COO's to find more colors. I now own 7 colors! The sharpener that's built into the end of the product (you have to pull out the colored tab at the opposite end) is another nice perk. As a liner, it goes on smooth and dosen't drag and leaves a liquid-like dramatic finish if not smudged. If you ever come across them at the COO (or if MAC reissues in another LE line) DO NOT hesitate to purchase.
on 4/20/2011 6:56:00 PM
More reviews by canaspam
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I love this! When I bought it, the MAC artist put it on my eyelids as a shadow, which I was not a fan of. But I started using it just as an eyeliner, and it is the *best* eyeliner ever! It stays on all day & night, which is great for weekends. I highly recommend it!
on 2/27/2011 4:29:00 PM
More reviews by HoNeYBuNc
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
I wanted to love this, and I did for the first few applications. Trouble was that it kept breaking on me, leaving me with a stumpy pencil to work with. Sharpening is a nightmare. The product in itself is good, but no use to me. I had to bin it after 5 applications, at the most
on 11/1/2010 2:38:00 PM
More reviews by kyphie
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
I bought my greasepaint stick from the style black collection last year. It's more of a dark blackened purple than a true black. I didn't use it much at first but I have recentley dug it out and have started using it as a liner. I use it all around my eyes and smudge it a bit. A little mascara and I'm good to go. I guess I got tired of all the blending of shadows, bases, highlights, new collections blah blah blah. It's a nice simple look and the blackened purple shade adds a nice dimension. The formula is slightly dry so if I'm not careful I end up with a little flaking and smudging. However, it's this same dry formula that makes it stay put all day. I like it..I'm glad I bought it.
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on 10/8/2010 6:09:00 AM
More reviews by Twinkelstar
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I like the greasepaint stick so much I allmost finished mine (purchased from the style black collection).. But I don't know if its a necessity. If you have a black gelliner, and a black khol liner you won't be really needing this. Its nice, and very black. But you need to keep sharpening it to be able to use it as eyeliner (or else it will be too thick), so a khol liner like mac's feline is a better option.. And if you want to use a black base, I think a gelliner will do too.. So, do I love the product? YESDo I use it a lot? YESCould I life without it? YESI already bought a backup, but I don't know if I would repurchase after I finish that one.. I like the product, but to me its not a must have..
on 7/21/2010 3:54:00 PM
More reviews by RainyDayAngel
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
I love the greasepaint sticks as eyeliner. I have both Slick Black, and Greengrease and love them both. They stay all day, up to par with the Urban Decay 24/7 liners, and perhaps even better. When used as an eyeshadow base over liner, they really make colors pop. They can get a bit smudgy when used as an eye base with no primer, so just be aware of that. Otherwise, an amazing product.
on 7/17/2010 2:51:00 PM
More reviews by curlie4
Skin: Normal, Other, Warm
I bought this product in a taupe color in hopes it would be a long-lasting, smudging eye liner for under my eyes. It works perfectly for this purpose. I apply it under my eyes and smudge it with my finger or a smudge brush from Trish McEvoy and the smudged line lasts ALL day!! Using it as a shadow was not easy unless I primed my lids with a little aquafor. When my lids were primed with a little "grease" it applied very well and stayed all day.
on 6/4/2010 8:46:00 PM
More reviews by MadameFabulina
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Maybe I'm stupid...nah, I don't think that's it; but I just don't get these idiotic things!!! People rave about them, and the colors, when swatched in a single line on the back of my hand, admittedly are pretty; but they never apply the same to my eyelids. They are ugly, chalky, and I look like a kid playing in some drag queen's makeup when I put them on.The next "step" is that you are supposed to then blend them out - really quickly, I might add - to make a base for your REAL eyeshadow! Sorry, but that's what my UDPP is for. "F" that. I don't have the time or patience.These truly do suck ass. I'm sending 'em back, Mac; return my moolah!!!
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