Product Reviews

MAC Penultimate Eye Liner

A liquid pen-style liner that provides the ultimate precise, bold line.
Average Customer Rating:
3.112 out of 5
3.1
 out of 
5
(125 Reviews) 125
1 out of 13(8%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Penultimate Eye Liner
Review 1 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:01 26 2016
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Drys out too quick
Tags +Long wearing, Color true, Bold Color
I love this liner, but it dries out way too fast. I can literally only use it a handful of times before it is dried out and won't work anymore.
0points
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 / Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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Review 2 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:12 15 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
A waste of money
Honestly, the first couple of times i used this it was so nice and glided really well. But it dried out so fast that I can't even apply it. You get one line on and try to define it and the pen rubs it back off. I'm not pleased with the quality especially since it is a MAC product and I spent $24 on it.
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Canada
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Review 3 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:11 25 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
This eyeliner is not good quality at all. It's almost as if it was not a MAC product. Just got it today and had to glide it several times just so it looked ok. Dries out rapidly and not very dark.
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
 / MA
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
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Review 4 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:11 25 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
HORRIBLE
Very bad product, i was very disappointed with MAC
I WANT MY MONEY BACK
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
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Review 5 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:11 17 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
horrible.
Tags +Bold Color
I as a younger makeup user am very frugal when it comes to purchasing makeup, I looked at this product online and fell in love. I went to go purchase it and when the lady swatches it it was beautiful but this product dried out so fast. 20 dollars gone. I would not recommend and while not repurchase. I hope not all Mac eyeliners are like this
0points
1of 2found this review helpful.
 / Washington
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Review 6 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:10 18 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Dries Out
Despite some of the reviews, I decided to buy this eyeliner as I found the style to be ideal for me. It works great for a short time. However, like others have said, it dries out very quickly. I didn't think, being a MAC product, that this would actually happen so soon, but it did. I was very disappointed. Luck for me, a different brand makes a similar style liner that doesn't dry out and is cheaper.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / WI, USA
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Review 7 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:10 06 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Liquid eyeliner
Tags +Long wearing
This is my first liquid eyeliner and it is disappointing. I spoke to the Mac make up artist that I would like to use a pen because it is easy to manipulate. The make up artist chose this one for me. It was easy to apply but the of ink didn't come out right and the make up artist said because of running out ink for testing. I didn't ask for a brand new one to try (which was a mistake). I bought it and applied it the following morning. I could put on only for one eye then the ink didn't come out for my another one!!! This liquid eyeliner is good for putting on one eye only at a time!!! No matter how much I tried to put on another eye, the ink just didn't come out. I would never recommend this eyeliner to anyone.
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
 / Whitestone, Queens, NY, USA
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Review 8 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:09 01 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Terrible product
I bought this, costing £25 from Debenhams and was very disappointed, I intend to take it back as I am not sure if they are all this bad or this is a bad batch? Hardly any colour comes out when applying it and I find I have to go over and over the area to even get a faint line. Mac really need to rethink this product as I have used the pen liner of other brands and have not had this problem.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / London
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Review 9 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:08 28 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My HG eyeliner
Tags +Bold Color, Color true, Long wearing
This eyeliner pen makes it easy to do winged liner or a cat eye look. It lasts all day on me and doesn't fade or flake off. It shows no sign of drying out, I just keep it stored on its side as recommended. I prefer this to pencil eyeliner because this doesn't smudge or budge one I apply it. Highly recommend!
0points
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 / NYC
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 10 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:08 16 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Works well when you get a good one
As a user of this product for 8 years, I've recently decided to stop buying it. After getting a faulty liner that hardly worked and could not give my eye a smooth clean finish. I thought maybe it's just a bad one and replaced it. The new one worked great and after about 5 months I decided to replace it. The new one also wouldn't work so I finally decided to complain and let MAC know of their issue. They were prompt and sent me a new one, but funny enough. THE REPLACEMENT WOULDN'T WORK EITHER!
I love MAC, but very disappointed for the quality that I pay for.
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Denver, Co
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 11 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:07 25 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Disappointing
Tags +smudges
I was so excited to try this, it looked great in the store. The color for me is good and is dark, unlike other reviewers. Unfortunately it does not last. If i touch my eyes at all, it completely rubs off. This does NOT last. It is a great pen but I would not waste money on this again because it never stays on.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / California
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Review 12 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:07 16 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I don't like this, :(
-3points
0of 3found this review helpful.
 / New York
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 13 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:06 28 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Dries out !
Tags +Bold Color
As soon as I purchased this it was already drying out ! Not worth buying !
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
 / Tennessee, USA
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Review 14 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:06 03 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
THE BEST
Tags +Long wearing, Bold Color
This is my all time FAVORITE liner. It gives the perfect cat eye. The tip is defined & precise, every time.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Lake Ridge, VA
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Review 15 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:05 05 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Worst ever
The pen runs out very quickly and it doesnt go on smoothly or dark. It only lasted me a couple weeks. I wouldnt ever buy it again.
0points
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Review 16 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:04 28 2015
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I had high hopes
Tags +Long wearing
The Good: The tip looks awesome, and when you first swatch it the product it looks great, strong colour pay off, smooth, good staying power. The Bad: sadly over eyeshadow (as you would normally use it) it drags and catches and runs out of product, you have to apply pressure to get more product, which made it hard to work quickly, and before I could truly use this it started to dry out - about 3 weeks, tested twice and worn out once, I am too afraid to use it in case it ruins my makeup. May be good for a more skilled makeup user. I was so careful to cap it properly the few times I opened it because I’d read the reviews, and still it dried out. I thought everyone who said this product drys out quickly was over reacting.... I was wrong.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / New Zealand
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 17 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:03 23 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
would not buy again
the color comes out very light; seems almost as if you're already running out of product since use 1.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / dallas
Review 18 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:03 18 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The best eyeliner ever!
I'm so happy I decided to buy this eyeliner! Easy to put on, dries quickly and looks great!
0points
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Review 19 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:03 13 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
dissapointed
when i first got this i was excited but i tried it and it only lasted a few days maybe a week tops.. it started coming out a greyish color and it took so many strokes to get anything out of it. Very disappointing i expected more out of MAC :( i felt like i wasted 20$ defenitily not purchasing again would not recommend this for anyone, i want to try the fluidline but i dont want to be dissapointed again
0points
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Review 20 for Penultimate Eye Liner
Date:02 04 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I do not recommend this product
This liquid liner is not very good at all. The liquid does not run consistently and in fact, other than when you first touch the lids, it does not run at all.
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
 / Jackson, TN
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com