Product Reviews

MAC Liquid Eye Liner

A liner ideal for creating graphic designs anywhere on the face and body.
Average Customer Rating:
3.35 out of 5
3.3
 out of 
5
(60 Reviews) 60
1 out of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Liquid Eye Liner
Review 1 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:01 18 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Meh/Okay
Tags +Bold Color
Let me say that the only REALLY good thing about this product is the bold color. This product smudges, is not waterproof, and is NOT long wearing.
I was so excited on buying my first MAC liquid liner. I always used the MAC technakohl pencil eye liner and that worked fine, but I wanted more of a bold/darker look. I was quite disappointed the first day I wore it. I used it throughout the day and saw that it has kind of faded. The next day I made sure to cover the line as much as possible, but it still faded. Oh and it does smudge if you rub your eyes. For the first 3-4 hours it would look great! After that, the line would slowly fade with each hour that passes by.
Overall it is OKAY. I just wished it lasted longer. On the brighter side, it is easily washed out!
+30points
30of 30found this review helpful.
 / Houston
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 2 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:03 10 2014
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
not long-lasting
Tags +Smudgeable
This eyeliner has an easy application tip. However, I find that the formula does not stay! Immmediately when I apply it, and it dries, I can easily smudge it off with my finger. This leaves flakes under my eye that i don't want. Its disappointing to pay this much for an unsatisfying product. I had high hopes because it was from a well known company.
+30points
32of 34found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 3 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:07 15 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Disappointed
Almost every claim mac made about this eyeliner is false. First, the color isn't bold, and you have to apply several times to even see it on your eyelid. The applicator was difficult to use so it takes forever to do just one eye. Finally, you can easily remove the eyeliner by just wiping your eye with your finger while flakes go everywhere. The only good thing about this product was the shape of the applicator made it very easy to draw the wings, but that's really it. I'm going exchange it for the liquidlast liner to see if that works any better.
+9points
11of 13found this review helpful.
 / Houston
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 4 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:11 01 2010
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Tags +Bold Color
I like the applicator but this eyeliner smudges, flakes and isn't waterproof. I have "asian" eyes and within a few hours of wearing it it smudges under my eye. Giving me racoon eyes. By the end of the day it's flaked off in patches all over my face. Thinking of trying the liquidlast liner I put some on my hand at the store and it stayed put all day even after I washed my hands with soap. Not too crazy about how thick of a line it makes.
+11points
13of 15found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:06 25 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Not that great
I have always used the same brand of liner, but i wanted to give this one a chance.
It looks nice at first. However, it starts to fade in color and it does not last all day. You also need to use a lot to achieve a dark line. Not my favorite, will go back to my old brand-its cheaper and last way longer.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Downey, CA, USA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 6 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:06 23 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Favorite Eye Liner
Tags +Bold Color, Color true
This liquid eye liner is my favorite and I have been wearing it for years. I have tried many other brands off and on, and I always end up throwing them away and going back to this one. I love the application brush and I love how easy it goes on.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / San Antonio, TX, USA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 7 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:05 21 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Worst eyeliner I've ever used
Tags +costume make up that you will use 2 hours or less.
I had high hopes with this eyeliner since it's a MAC product. I've never purchased or used any MAC products but have heard great things about their products which is why I asked my husband to get me the liquid eyeliner for Mother's day. Like previous reviewers, the eyeliner smudges off way too easily, it doesn't last and it's a pain to put on. Whenever I try to apply it, I am reminded of a dry erase marker, if you try to go over the line you've already applied, it will just erase what you've already put on. Needless to say, I was very disappointed the first time I applied this eyeliner. It's not worth the money. I've had better eyeliners that last most of the day that cost way less.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 8 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:11 20 2013
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Bad
Wasn't very happy. It wasn't dark enough and it smeared all over my eyelid very quickly
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:05 05 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good for pros
Tags +Long wearing, Bold Color
Ive always been good at eyeliner and its really easy to use if you can handle the applicator well. It also lasts a long time
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 10 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:08 07 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
great liner
Tags +Long wearing, Bold Color, eye liner
This is a great liner, however after the brush gets older, it breaks down a little leaving brush hairs that sitck out.
+2points
3of 4found this review helpful.
 / philly
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 11 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:11 14 2014
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Not Worth $20
Tags +Smudgeable
Flakes off - excessive re-applying as a result. Smears. I exchanged it for the LiquidLast Liner - I highly recommend.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / NOLA
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 12 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:11 21 2011
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Smudges
Tags +Bold Color
The product is applied easily, and is well defined, but smudges easily throughout the day resulting in raccoon eyes! I've switched back to my drug store bought brand.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Fort St. John, BC
Review 13 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:09 01 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
liquid eyeliner
Tags +Bold Color, Long wearing, all the time
its really good! only eyeliner that didn't make my eye burn. :) and i love the brush!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / ventura
Review 14 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:09 23 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
disappointed
Tags +Smudgeable
smudges like nothing else, flakes off under the eyes, rubs off in the crease... If i could give this zero stars I would.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
Review 15 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:03 17 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
not impressed
Tags +nothing
This eyeliner is overpriced for how bad it is. It goes on horriby, very inconsistant color, and it actually hurts my eyelids when applying! I love MAC and all the other products I have bought so far, but this one I had to return.
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
 / Minneapolis
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 16 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:01 02 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Pre good I guess
Tags +non-athletes
The eyeliner is a really nice, bold black colour and I was able to create a lot of versatile looks with it. However, it runs with even the slightest contact with tears, sweat, rain or other liquids.
+2points
3of 4found this review helpful.
 / Canada
Review 17 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:02 05 2013
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Messy lashes
Tags +Bold Color, short wear
I tried this eye liner and i like the way it easily defines a sharp line but i dont like how you have to dip the brush, extra liquid is on the stem and when i do my top eye lids it rubs onto my eye lashes and creates little clumps its a small complain for such a good product but also very annoying for me if you have long lashes i would not recommend this product, i feel MAC has some better eye liner products.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / new zealand
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 18 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:08 17 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Flake Free
Tags +Smudgeable, Long wearing, Bold Color, drawing in thin to bold lines along lash line
This is the only eyeliner I use. I read all the other reviews about it flaking. I have been using it for probably 11+ years. The eyeliner does not flake unless you apply it to sparingly and then begin to layer to get a darker and bolder line. I dip and draw to get a bold dark line, making sure not to layer to avoid those flakes and when I want to soften it I use the 208 angle brush. It lasts forever so I buy 2 bottles a year. I throw one out after six months and use the other for the next six months to keep things fresh and clean, but if that isn't in your budget one bottle will last over a year.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Tampa, FL
Review 19 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:04 18 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Can't live without.
Tags +Long wearing, Bold Color, everyday use !
I have used all the liquid liners, and after reading all the reviews, I am surprised this wasn't rated the best. I feel hands down this is my favorite liquid liner that mac provides. I love the brush, it gives you complete control, and i love that is it is also an easy product to remove. Liquid eyeliner is sometimes tricky, so if you make a mistake you need to be able to correct it, this product allows that, and doesn't comeoff when you don't want it to.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
Review 20 for Liquid Eye Liner
Date:06 04 2014
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Great in theory
Tags +Bold Color
This eyeliner is great in theory. I purchased this one after finally getting sick of buying the Penultamate Eye Liner once a month due to it drying out so quickly. However, this one smudges EVERY SINGLE DAY. I can't make it past noon without looking like a raccoon. I'm going to try the LiquidLast liner and hope for better results, otherwise I might have to take my eyeliner needs elsewhere.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / San Diego
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com