Battle of the Gel Eyeliner: INGLOT Matte 77 vs. MAC Blacktrack Fluidline

Move over MAC Blacktrack Fluidline, I hereby declare INGLOT to be my holy grail black gel eyeliner to- date. Call it trivial but it was another ecstatic moment when I found a couple of Inglot products at Macy’s Ala Moana (Oahu, Hawai’i). This gel eyeliner and a mascara. 

Matte 77, $10

At about $10, it is definitely a steal. Used with an angled eyeliner brush, this gel glides effortlessly despite having a matte finish. 77 is black, the only shade available at Macy’s. Don’t you just hate the lack of selection? Don’t tease me, I’m game!

Side by side comparison
MAC Blacktrack vs. Inglot

Content-wise, you are getting more product with Inglot (5.6g/0.19 oz) compared to MAC Fluidline (3g/0.10 oz). I don’t mind the plastic container of Inglot as opposed to MAC’s glass. Inglot 77 is matte while MAC Blacktrack has a creamy finish.

Now the ultimate revelation! In my experience, MAC has a tendency to smudge and melt on my primed OILY lids (yes, with caps on) even if I set it with black eyeshadow. With Inglot, almost nada! Let me repeat that in CAPS.  I intentionally skipped setting Inglot 77 matte with an eyeshadow to test its longevity and power. Girl, impressive is an understatement.

Left side (10 am) against natural lighting
Right side (7:30pm) with flash on

Plain gel eyeliner only!

There was little smearing in my inner eye corner on the sixth hour but not enough to cause panic and anxiety. It was tolerable to say the least. Long story short, Inglot survived my standard 8-hour test without fading. Now it’s time to remove.

So how difficult (or easy) is it to remove compared to MAC? Be my fabulous judge.

Left: One stroke using cotton pad moistened with Earth Science Makeup Remover
Right: 4th attempt to remove using the same technique

No-brainer, Inglot finished the (black) line with flying colors!

Have you tried this gel eyeliner?


* Own purchase. Link for reference only *



  1. September 19, 2012 / 10:30 pm

    Such a great review! I love this product too. Do you mind if I add a link to this post on my "Dupe List" page? I have Inglots liner listed as a dupe for Mac blacktrack but I don't currently own blacktrack, so I wasn't able to do a comparison for this dupe and your review is so helpful!

  2. September 20, 2012 / 3:42 am

    Love how the Inglot looks! I can't get it unless I order online.

    • September 20, 2012 / 4:35 am

      Yeah me too. I hope to see more selection at Macy's.

  3. September 23, 2012 / 6:52 am

    Looks great but your review seems to show that it's hard to remove. I hate when I can't get my eyemakeup off.

    • September 23, 2012 / 7:16 am

      It'a a little difficult to remove if you use liquid makeup remover because of the matte /dry finish.

    • September 23, 2012 / 7:44 pm

      Me too, I want to try more! We can order online though, but I'm the type who wants to see and touch a product first

  4. April 8, 2013 / 11:03 pm

    I saw this too the other day, and I talked to the sales rep and she said they are planning on getting the rest of the inglot collection this summer @ ala moana! *fingers crossed*

    • April 9, 2013 / 6:11 am

      Hi Jammie! Hope they stock up on Inglot soon! Mahalo for stopping by.xo

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