I love the look of liquid eyeliner but it takes forever to put on. And I still can't draw a thin seamless line! The brush gets in the way and my lashes clump together so they look like spider legs.
It's common for European girls to wear heavy black eyeliner as it makes their eyes pop. I want to try a more natural look so it's not OTT.
Read rave reviews for MAC Blacktrack Fluidline. While there are a number of gel liners in the market, this is the original and best. Application is easy because it's super pigmented and creamy. I can take however long I want to put it on and not worry about it drying out on my brush.
The product is packaged in a glass jar and doesn't come with a brush. Watch out for fakes on Ebay. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've read that "Fluidlines" packaged with a brush are fakes.
MAC is cheap in the UK. It gave me an excuse to buy something from my favorite department store Selfridges. Fluidline is only £12.50, compared to $32 AUD in Australia.
While I was waiting for the tills to open, I asked the makeup artist if I could try the eyeshadow in Woodwinked. This is a popular colour for blue eyes. (I have blue contact lenses.) Woodwinked is a warm antique gold. It's shimmery and pearlescent so light reflects along the contours of your lids. It looks really pretty in real life!
I think it's too warm for me so I'll stick to using NYX Pearl Mania in Walnut.
As for the MAC Fluidline, Blacktrack is a deep black. It's blackest liner I've seen. I used MAC brush 266SE (small angle brush pictured above) to apply and it was super easy!
The liner lasts all day and hardly smudged at all. Removing it was tricky because it's a longwearing formula. I hate scrubbing away at my eyes. Just make sure you use a good eye makeup remover!