Review: M.A.C.’s Penultimate liquid eyeliner in Rapid Black

I’ve always tried to find the perfect liquid eyeliner in the form of a pen or a marker. They’re usually the simpler way of using liquid liner to make the perfect winged eye look (a la Lauren Conrad and Adele) without major mistakes or smudges. I knew that the first time I ever tried a liquid liner pen, I had to try M.A.C.’s penultimate liquid eyeliner. This pen comes in the shade Rapid Black and I have to say I have completely fallen in love with this liner. Since Liquid liner is very hard to apply, this pen does a great job in making sure that you don’t go off track while lining the eyes. Thanks to the pointy tip, you can control the thickness of the line! At $23 (CDN), you are getting the most precise liquid liner out there. The colour is opaque and it doesn’t fade (at least until you’re about to run out!). But, the best part about this liner is its longevity. The liner does not budge…unless you’re using an eye makeup remover. You can find this at your local MAC retail counter or store! If you’re looking for a simple liquid liner that’s easy to use or just a liquid liner lover…then this is for you!

Tip: When lining your upper lash line, don’t try to get the line in one stroke. Instead, make many little strokes to attach the line, so that you get an equal line!

Happy Shopping Dolls! x


  • Easy to use
  • Opaque black; pigmented; slightly matte
  • Does not smudge or fade easily
  • Pointy and precise tip; can create thick or thin line based on how you use the tip


  • Seriously, the product runs out quickly and I find myself repurchasing this multiple times now and again
  • Make sure the cap is shut otherwise the formula will dry up

Rating: 8.5/10 (I just don’t want to have to repurchase it; perhaps if MAC puts more product into the pen then I could give it a 10…but if that’s not a concern..this is a great liner to add to your makeup routine!)

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