Review/Comparison: Black Gel Liners by Avon, MAC and Sleek MakeUp

Good evening everyone!

Today I’m bringing you a comparison post.
It’s a post in which I compare 3 popular gel liners:

  • MAC Fluidline
  • Avon Luxe Lace SuperShock Gel Liner
  • Sleek MakeUp Ink Pot

To make it more comparable, I chose all three products in Black.

The aspects that I will compare the products on will be:

  • Packaging
  • Product
  • Quality
  • Overall

Avon Luxe Lace SuperShock Gel Liner in Black
Packaging: This Gel Liner comes as a pencil, which is convenient for having it in your handbag. The only down-side is that you obviously have to sharpen it constantly which might waste a bit of product. The end of the pencil indicates the color of the liner, so it needs to be stored upside down. And the lid closes tightly, so the product won’t dry out. The body of the pencil is decorated with pink lace print. Pretty! It would have been nice if the pencil came with a see-through cap, so I could store it the right way up. 4 out of 5
Product: The product is super creamy and goes on really easy and opaque. Maybe it’s a tad too soft to do fine and precise lines but for a broad line or water line it’s ideal. The Luxe Lace range is very small and only comes in Black and Silver, but the sister/brother range which comes without the Luxe Lace comes in 3 colors: black, khaki and bronze. Unfortunately I can’t find any information on how much product actually is in the pencil, but my guess is maybe 1.5g. 4 out of 5
Quality: The product is creamy, glides on easily and very, very opage and it lasts forever as it’s smudge and water proof. It dries quickly so if you wanna smudge the liner you want to be quick. It removes easily with waterproof make up remover. 5 out of 5
Overall: Well, the product definitely does what it says (“Smooth-glide eyeliner for bold, intense colour that lasts for hours”). It’s a super great deal especially considering it’s only £6. Shame it doesn’t come in more colors! 4 out of 5

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Packaging: The product is in a glass jar with a black lid which is, when you purchase it, in a little black box with the ingredients written on its back. The jar has a sticker on the bottom with the color and product amount. Because it’s in a jar and some lids don’t screw air-tight, some people find it dries out rather quickly which renders the product useless. I’ve not had that problem, but there’s definitely the risk. I would’ve liked the lid to be see-through so I wouldn’t have to store the jar upside down. 3 out of 5
Product: The product is a tad less creamy and opaque as the Avon liner. Because it comes in a jar you can use different brushes to apply the product which gives you more control when it comes to amount of product to use. The jar holds 3g of product and comes in 6 different colors. 4 out of 5
Quality: The fluidline is creamy and glides on quite nicely and precise (depending on your technique & tools). It lasts forever as upper lash line but not so much on the waterline. It doesn’t apply as opaquely there either. It does dry super quickly, so smudging it is a bit difficult, especially when you want to use it as an eye shadow base. It removes easily with a waterproof makeup remover. 3 out of 5
Overall: MAC describes the product as “Ultra-smooth, {…] with a silkier, softer finish. Goes on “foolproof” [...] Long-wearing. Smudge-proof. Lines up in a rich array of colours and finishes.” I wouldn’t say it’s fool proof as it does depend on the user’s technique & tools and the “rich array of colors” lacks, well, colors. 6 isn’t really a lot, though it’s more than the Avon one. Still, not 100% for it’s £12.50! 3 out of 5

Sleek MakeUp Ink Pot in Dominatrix
Packaging: The Ink Pots come in a milky-glass jar with a flat, black lid with the product range name written on it. The jar has a sticker on the bottom with the product name and weight, etc. When you buy the product, it’ll come in a plastic see-through box with a little pointy synthetic brush. The jar-packing has the same risk as the MAC one – the chances of it drying out from the lid not shutting air-tight, but for its price it doesn’t hurt if it does dry out! At least storing it upside down is easy because of its flat lid (the MAC one is kinda rounded). 4 out of 5
Product: The product goes on very smoothly and ok-ish opaquely. The jar is smaller than the MAC one, but actually holds more product: 4g. And since it comes in a jar same as with the MAC one you have more control over how much product and what tools you use. It used to come in more colors (I remember pink, yellow and white), but right now it’s only available in Dominatrix (black). 4 out of 5
Quality: Ink Pots gel liners are creamy and depending on where you apply it it can be very opaque too! On the waterline, the product struggles to stick and be opaque and last, but on the upper lash line it works great and lasts forever. It dries quickly as well so you gotta be quick with smudging just like with the other two, but it removes easily with the right makeup remover. 4 out of 5
Overall: The brand describes it as “A long lasting, waterproof gel based formula eyeliner which can be used as an eyeshadow or as an eyeliner.” When I tried using the liner as eye shadow base I encountered the same problem as with the MAC Fluidline – it dries too quickly to smudge it evenly. But it lasts for a long while on the upper lash line and for it’s price of £3.99 it’s amazing quality! 5 out of 5

Conclusion
Avon Luxe Lace SuperShock Gel Liner: 17 out of 20
MAC Fluidline: 13 out of 20
Sleek MakeUp Ink Pot: 17 out of 20

It’s a tie for me between the Avon and the Sleek product. They’ve both great especially for their prices! I’ve included two pictures and videos below that show you two tests regarding the products’ claim to smudge-proof and water-proof so you can make up your own mind!

Avon Luxe Lace SuperShock Gel Liner in Black, MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, Sleek MakeUp Ink Pot in Dominatrix

Avon Luxe Lace SuperShock Gel Liner in Black, MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, Sleek MakeUp Ink Pot in Dominatrix

 
 
Avon Luxe Lace SuperShock Gel Liner in Black, MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, Sleek MakeUp Ink Pot in Dominatrix
 I hope you guys found this comparative review helpful. I will continue to use all products obviously, but maybe if you haven’t looked into gel liners, this may save you some hassle and money!
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MsDriftedSW

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