The color is great, but the formula requires going over a line a few time before a nice dense color is achieved on the skin and the wear is nothing impressive for a gel liner. Ill be sticking with my NYX gel liner in Scarlett (dark brown), which out performs MAC, and costs less. (I also have a review for the NYX if interested.)
COLOR: A basic, deep, dark, neutral toned, blackened brown thats the perfect substitute for black, when black is too harsh. Its a matte finish. From afar, you could almost call it a soft black, especially on light complexions. This could very well be your only liner
it still delivers the drama, but its just not as stark. I have no clue what has taken MAC s *so long* to come out with a dark/blackened-brown color.
COMPARISON: If Dipdown is the color of milk chocolate, Lowlights is the color of dark chocolate. Again, my NYX gel liner HG is, for all practical purposes, the same color.
FORMULA: Like many of MACs Fluidlines, to achieve a full on, dense, rich color, you have to go over the line a few times, especially on the inner rims (and just a word of caution, not all liners/colors are "safe" for wear on the inner rims). This drives me nuts, especially when considering the cost of MAC vs the many other, lower cost and higher performing competitors out there. (And now, you cant even stretch that MAC doesnt test on animals, so they dont even have that going for them anymore
WEAR: On my 34 year old, normal skin, wear is on the low end of average for a gel liner, meaning that I it does slip off my inner rims and settles into a nice tightline around lunch, but on a whole, it stays put throughout a busy eight hour day with no smudging, but I cant get away with gently rubbing my eye. I do see Lowlights start to fade around hour ten, so it would benefit from another application if I need to make it through a sweaty, high stress, twelve hour shift.
PRICE/PACKAGING: Typical MAC Fluidline packaging in a nice little glass pot that keeps the liner fresh. $16 for 3g/0.10 us oz.