M.A.C. Penultimate Rapid Black Eye Liner is Not Value for Money!


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M.A.C. Penultimate Rapid Black Eye Liner

Applying eyeliners could be a much hassled task – especially when you are not a pro. You really have to be patient and master this art. As if mastering one style wasn’t hard enough – now there are 100 other styles to try and experiment with – not to mention that winged eyeliner look – which leaves you matching the length of your wings with exact precision. 😀
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I guess in times like this, having eyeliner that helps you achieve that perfection with just one stroke is nothing less than a miracle. No wonder, Pen Eyeliner’s have become the must-have’s to achieve the most stylish eyeliner looks in the most effortless fashion! Keeping in mind the ongoing fad about the effortless new magic pen eyeliners, I too wanted to buy one and hence I vouched for none other than M.A.C Penultimate in Rapid Black. M.A.C. claims that this is an ultimate liquid pen-style liner that helps you achieve those precise, rich, deep, bold lines without any hassle. Let’s found out how many of the claims made are true.
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Cost– Rs. 3,819 for 1g

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My experience with M.A.C. Penultimate Rapid Black Eye Liner:

I have had Penultimate Rapidblack eye liner for 2 months now, and I have to say when I first bought it, I couldn’t be more pleased. M.A.C. claims that Penultimate liner range has been designed to help you experiment with varied liner styles, with single stroke of a brush/pen – and trust me it really does. Infact, I would say applying eyeliner using Penultimate is more like drawing in easy strokes. 😀 It glides on smoothly and does not smudge either. The tip of the pen is fine and soft, it comes with just enough hardness to help you apply your liner in a smooth manner.

Also, this eyeliner is more on the lines of charcoal black which in my opinion is a great alternative to jet black eye liners – which tend to appear harsh at times. I find this shade really pretty and delicate. Also, what I absolutely like about this charcoal black eye liner looks stunning with most of the eye shadow shades! 😀


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However, what I don’t like about M.A.C. Penultimate Eye Liner is that it tends to dry up really quick – mine dried within one month.  This is a big BIG turn off. You really don’t want to spend close to 4k on a product which just dries off in a month! Also, this liner is not well pigmented too- as against the claims it won’t leave you with deep, bold liner with a single stroke.

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Pros of M.A.C. Penultimate Rapid Black Eye Liner :

  •  Smudge Free.
  •  Smooth glider tip.
  •  Beautiful Charcoal Black – Looks stunning with almost all eye shadows.
  •  Stays on for long – 6/8 hours

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Cons of M.A.C. Penultimate Rapid Black Eye Liner :

  •  The price – Rs. 3,819 for 1g – need I say more?
  •  Dried off quickly – Applied it like 4 -5 times and after that it just dried up. (So, I am really happy, I waited this long to review Penultimate for you guys – else this review would have been so different!).
  •  Not well pigmented.
  •  Going hard on the tip will result in softening the tip – making it hard to achieve precise winged liner look.
  •  Expiry – 5 months.

IMBB Rating :

1.8/5

Would I repurchase M.A.C. Penultimate Rapid Black Eye Liner ?

No!
Would I recommend M.A.C. Penultimate Rapid Black Eye Liner ?

No, I guess that’s obvious. This is one product you can skip from M.A.C as it does not offer value for your money.

I hope you liked the review. If you have purchased this one too – Please do comment below – I am sure others would like to hear your take on M.A.C. Penultimate too.
Till we meet next – Take Care .

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12 thoughts on “M.A.C. Penultimate Rapid Black Eye Liner is Not Value for Money!

  1. I agree its totally not worth it if it dries up so fast. I am a huge fan of felt-tip liner and I was glued to Oriflame stylo until I found this Chambor eye-definer. It’s one-stroke eyeliner with a soft felt-tip. Love reading your reviews.. 🙂

    1. Well, I haven’t tried oriflame or chambor one’s – But it’s good you mentioned maybe others can take a cue. Ans yes thank you so much Hami – I am glad to know you find my reviews helpful and you love reading them! 😀

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