MAC Superslick Liquid Eyeliner

Thursday, 6 June 2013

 Although things have been on the up since the other weekend, I still don't appear to have caught up in terms of  work, sleep, general relaxation, and blogging.It's almost a month since the #SheffieldMeetUp, yet I still haven't finished photographing everything (I really need to as I want to start using some of it!) and I've got not 1, but 2 new handbags to share, plus lots and lots of other posts that keep popping into my head as the days go by thinking "I must blog about that." I'm not going to apologise for not blogging all the time or anything like that, as I'd rather wait until I've genuinely got the time to blog properly rather than just bash something a bit half hearted out.
However, saying that, this post has been loitering in my drafts, so I've pulled it out of my blog-bank so to speak, whilst I have a word with myself and generally stop becoming the disorganised mess I seem to be right now (in general, not just blog wise!) I'm hoping once this weekend of birthday shenanigans is out of the way, it's all downhill to two free weekends and a nice country holiday.
Anyway less of my random ramblings!
I don't generally own much MAC make-up - I'll be completely honest, the counters and the counter ladies scare me! Its really loud, really busy, every seems to know exactly what they are doing, and the counter girls are so heavily made up I'm scared what I may come away looking like. I've had bad MAC experiences in the past where I've just been made to feel a bit of an inconvenience and have been looked at by some of the staff, almost as if I've got lost on my way somewhere else! But following a twitter chat many moons ago, talking about my fear of liquid liner, along with a few other bloggers, I figured where better to start than MAC, for something as dramatic as liquid liner.
The girl who served me this particular day was absolutely lovely! I cannot for the life of me remember her name, but she works in the Meadowhall store and is hard of hearing/deaf, so if you do know her, please pass on my regards! She was really sweet and helpful and didn't make me feel as though I was wasting my time. An added bonus was her own make up style didn't frighten me off, which I think is always a plus point, and she happily guided me in the direction of the liquid liners. She recommended that as a newbie with probably an unsteady hand, I should try the MAC Superslick Liquid Eyeliner. She explained the brush tip was quite fine and easy to handle, and it dried quite quickly so I could draw it on a little at a time and build it up. She also explained that this would additionally stop it transferring onto the top of my eyelid  - that along with wobbliness and generally runniness have been just some of my problems - along with not getting it close enough to the lash line. I left the counter feeling excited and happy, rather than frightened and intimidated.
I'm still not a complete expert in it's application, but I feel I've been much more able to apply liquid liner in a way which is more daytime appropriate than I've ever previously been able to manage, as usually it's so thick it's only been appropriate for night time. At £16.50 a pop, it's not a particularly cheap eyeliner to have a 'play around' with, but if you are a genuine beginner at liquid liner, but fairly competent in make up application in other areas, I think it's certainly worth your money if you genuinely believe you are going to continue using it, once you've perfected your technique. I think its likely to be great for seasoned pro's as well, as the tip is superfine and, with a steady hand, will create a super slick thin flick with no problems. I'm certainly a long way off this yet, but a girl can hope!
Have you tried MAC Superslick? What tips do you have for people who aren't very confident in applying liquid liner?


  1. Looks lovely x

  2. Looks like a great liner - love your makeup and blog design :)

  3. Gorgeous! It looks great :)


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