MAC's Greasepaint Stick in Black is perhaps the most coveted item from the Style Black Collection. It is a multi-purpose black crayon that can be used as a liner, an eyeshadow and eye primer. Though it goes on completely black, it also contains a hint of fine purple shimmer. A sharpener is hidden in the base of the stick and the crayon itself is waterproof.
The Greasepaint Stick reminds me of a creamier and smoother eyeliner kohl. It glides across the lid without the slightest bit of pressure and works great for a smokey eye. Though it can be used as an eyeliner, the crayon is so thick that it is very difficult to draw a precise line. Despite it's name, it is not very greasy and settles rather quickly. It does not smudge or fade after it dries but this also means that if you are going for a smokey-eye look, you will need to smudge and blend quickly before the crayon settles. As a shadow, I feel that the Greasepaint Stick is a bit dull because its sparkle is so subtle but as a base/primer, it works like magic. The crayon really brings out and intensifies the colors of eyeshadows worn over it, that would look sheer and less brilliant without it. This is most definitely a must-have product if you have purchased or plan to purchase one of the Mineralize Eye Shadows from the Style Black Collection. It is important to remember to use a proper eye-makeup remover as Greasepaint will not come off easily. The Greasepaint Stick in Black is 2,940 yen (including tax) at MAC counters in Japan.