14.9.10

MAC SMOULDER

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Ok....so, My really really really good friend ANAMIKA....has asked me to review this particular eyeliner pencil from MAC as I keep on using the name in my various FOTD'S. And for those who are yet to know ANAMIKA(am sure most u guys will know) PLS visit her uber cool blog here.





















So, let me begin with the GOOD
There is absolutely no denying the fact that I AM IN LOVE (no exaggeration) with the eyeliner & to be honest I am the most "partial" person in the world to review this product as I have so bluntly stated above & this is my baby, a keeper as far as I am concerned. I am on my 2nd liner now.It actually comes in the kohl category and for me it is a "true black" shade and I love how smoothly it applies on to my eyes. It has a waxy texture & the price you pay for this thing at the mac counter....it shows(close to 700/-). This is one kohl pencil that delivers.Anyone wants the "sexy" "smouldering" eyes?????? Then GRAB THESE!!! The claim is delivered!You just have to slowly put it on ur eyes(upper / lower lashline or waterline)...no tugging required.....this one glides on and on creating that perfect kohl eyes.And for those, BEWARE this falls into the "SMUDGER" category (MAC itself sells it as a smudging kohl)...so obviously its not for those who don't need the smudged look.......but heyyyyyyy isn't the smudged look the new "IN" thing??????

THE BAD
Well.......it just doesn't stay on the "waterline" for too long. 2 hrs max or even less...so for ppl who hate reapplying.....hmmmmm then this is no good. But I have been using this for sometime now...so I know about this and 'coz of that I layer it on really thick on my waterline and smudge it out a bit and if i want the really dark eyes then I set it with some black eyeshadow....and for those days when I feel that I don't need that much intensity ...what I do is....I take my mac blot powder take some of it on my brush and put it lightly underneath the lower lashline so that the liner doesn't come off from the waterline and start running all over. It works for me everytime and You wouldn't catch me a single day without wearing these.

THE UGLY
Ok.......Don't cry and I mean LITERALLY......DON"T CRY! If you do........then if you have put smoulder in the waterline you will end up looking like a raccoon .......ahhhhh if u like sporting the "emo" or "goth" look...go ahead and cry this is the best option to achieve the look easily with minimum effort!And please don't touch your eyes frequently when wearing this.....'coz remember this is a SMUDGER!!!! and the product being true to its word...IT WILL SMUDGE!!!! And the one bad thing that I personally don't like is the fact that one has to constantly sharpen the pencil to get those pointy tips....the product itself is waxy in nature so once it touches your eye it has a tendency to melt and become a bit rounded.(That's my only pet peeve).So constant sharpening is a must!

And finally this product is used by MICKEY CONTRACTOR (the official spokesperson for MAC in INDIA) to achieve those dark eye,pale lip(he uses mac sandy B lipstick) looks on the actresses...esp ....ASH!
























Anyone not liking the MAC SMOULDER effect in the above pic??? Am sure everyone will love it!











Not comparing myself to ASH lol. just wanted to show how beautiful smoulder can look on light colored eyes(am wearing contacts in this pic)

22 comments:

anamika said...

Ohh gosh !!! Ash eyes are looking damn damn good with ...I need this badly now..

indianmakeupways said...

told ya! even with all its shortcomings i looooooooovveeeeee this!

anamika said...

and hey !!! thank u so much for mentioning me..love yaa:)

indianmakeupways said...

I wouldnt have reviewed this if u hadn't asked me 'coz i thought everyone might be knowing abt this liner & i guess....maybe not. so,thanks to u i finally reviewed it :)

Tanveer Parmar said...

OMG! You have totally sold me on this liner. It looks amazing on Ash, and I think this will be now my first purchase from MAC :)

Thks for the review, I had no idea this was so amazing :)

indianmakeupways said...

@tanveer:- i think it will look even more amazing on you as i think u have green eyes rt? it will look smashing!!!! try it

Mehak said...

Wow, this looks amazing- but im concerned about the smudging- i end up looking like a panda with smudging kajal.. :(

G.G.G said...

Hmm...that was one helluva review and guess you sold it to me :-)

Tanveer Parmar said...

Yea, I have grey - green eyes. Very similar to Ash in the pic - hence one look & I knew I had to have this :)

I guess I'll pick it up this week itself :)

indianmakeupways said...

@ggg:- its great to know tat all u ladies liked smoulder & I aint the only one :)
@mehak:-if u dont like smudgey kohl then stay awayyyyyyyyyyy from this product
@tanveer:- glad to be of assistance. do check it out

Sonia said...

I have this horrible habit of touching my eyes for no apparent reason so I will have to give this one a miss.

indianmakeupways said...

@sonia:-ya if u do touch ur eyes often dont use this at all. its a disaster waiting to happen :D

3ate4 said...

Was thinking about getting this but prefer something that will stay on the waterline for as long as possible!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Fabulous blog! I really wanna try this eyeliner now, although I'm not sure I could make it look as good on me as it does on you. :)

I am looking forward to going through your old posts and reading more product reviews!

indianmakeupways said...

@3ate4:-ya it doesnt stay much on the waterline...so it sure is a bummer but that isnt stopping me from loving my baby :)
@jennifer:-thanks so much for stopping by & leaving a comment.its nice to know tat u liked the review :-)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

You have a new follower now too! :)

I like that our blogs are so different. It makes things a bit interesting. Hehe!

indianmakeupways said...

@jennifer:-ya i know. but hey can i point out summin interesting to u? u kinda look similar to one of the bloggers I know. i dont know whether its my imagination or not? 'coz i was taken aback when i saw ur pic...i was like whoa...she is having another blog in another name lol. anyway just check her out ...i feel she resemble u from nose down(i know weird rt?)http://www.lovelifelace.com/.check tat out :)

Rentu said...

wow, that was a great review...ash looks fab, and so do u

indianmakeupways said...

@rentu:- whoa now i will definitely hit the roof coz of ur compliment. thanks a lot.

Tanveer Parmar said...

I did go to MAC this weekend to pick this up. The MUA over there kept insisting that this was to be used only on the waterline and not on lashlines. She said it is not meant for lash lines, it will smudge within 30 mins even if you don't touch it, due to blinking..

I got very confused, coz I remembered that you had also used it on the lash lines - so just wanted to confirm if it can be used on the lash line.. Also, btw the price of this has been increased to 900 now :(

indianmakeupways said...

@tanveer:- no no.......i have used it only on waterline and lower lashline to smudge it. if i want a smudged effect on top too then I do put it on upperlashline ,smudge it a bit and set it with a black eyeshadow. I mainly use it on waterline & lower lashline. what the mua said is correct....but i use it on lower & upper for the smudged effect(for the creativity license ..u can use wat u want with ur cosmetics rt????? hee hee) but putting it on waterline and smudging it will give u the best effect as u have light colored eyes.

Tanveer Parmar said...

Ok.. cool! Thks for clearing my doubts. Will now get it this weekend :)

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