Thursday, January 17, 2013

MAC Fluidline Eyeliner


   After a disappointing experience with Stila's liquid eyeliner I thought I'd talk about an eyeliner I've relied on for literally years.  I used to struggle applying eyeliner so when I heard about MAC Fluidline being raved about when I was around 18 or 19 I saved my pennies and splurged on it.  Ever since that first day I tried it I've been wearing winged eyeliner and I thank MAC Fluidline for being so easy to use and thus letting me practice my skills over time.

  MAC Fluidline is described as a "gel" but to me it's more like a paste.  You can use various brushes for it (which I'll get to in a moment) to create different looks.  It comes in quite a few colours and MAC also occassionally releases limited edition shades. It lasts through an 8 hour work day without any fading and comes off easily with a baby wipe at night.  One pot generally lasts me 6 months of frequent use.

 Now onto brushes!  All of these do different styles of lines:
MAC #212 ($27.50): For simply lining the eyelid without a wing or lining your waterline.  This isn't my favourite but I thought I'd throw it in here.
Sephora #17 ($14): For doing a thin flick.
Sephora #23 ($20): For doing medium to thin flicks.  I'd recommend this to beginners as it's the easiest to use.  Benefit also sells a brush like this.
Cheap paint brush (Galeria #2 from Curry's Art Supplies): I think this was $5 and it works very similarily to the Sephora #17 for a fraction of the price.

  The only other gel eyeliner I've tried is the Maybelline one which I hated.  I want to try the L'Oreal, Essence, and Sleek versions to see if they live up to MAC.

Availability: MAC, $18

27 comments:

  1. This looks like such a great eye liner!

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  2. Looks lovely! I've never quite managed winged eyeliner but I guess practice makes perfect!
    I'm using Rimmel Gel liner at the moment, stays put but does fade after a few hours xx

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    1. I didn't even know Rimmel made one. Definately going to check it out next as they make great eyeliner.

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  3. Looks amazing! I've had my eyes on this product for ages! I'll definitely try it out soon! <33

    XO,
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  4. My go to is the Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner - and I love, love, love it! I agree the "bent" brush is by far the easiest to use, I also like the NYX B23 "all purpose".

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    1. I've been tempted by the Bobbi Brown eyeliner but I'm afraid of liking it more since it's exspensive haha. I didn't know NYX even made brushes, thank you :)

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  5. I loved the maybelline one in black. I splurge on the other colors of guideline, and just get my black liner from maybelline to save a few pennies. you are right about the cheap makeup brushes to use paint brushes. I do that all the time. and they last through washing better too!

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    1. I know a lot of people loved the Maybelline one but it just didn't work for me :( I like my paint brushes better than the MAC eyeliner brushes I've tried!

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    2. Me too! But I find and have an angled brush. I find it's like 50times easier to apply and do the flick with an angled bristle brush, not the handle itself is angled.

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  6. I agree it's such a great eyeliner! I have it in Blitz & Glitz and love how smooth the application is. I think I even like it better than my clinique gel liner - I find the MAC one is smoother in application and dries a bit slower which makes it easier to blend. Great review Christine!

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    1. Yeah it's really easy to clean up a mistake with this since it dries just fast enough. Thanks Annick :)

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  7. This looks interesting! I am actually not a huge fan of eyeliner, maybe because I can never apply it properly ;0

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  8. I've heard a lot of good things about this gel liner but i've also heard that it dries out quite easy in the pot.

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    1. I've never had that problem but I use it almost everyday so I use it up really quickly. My mum has had that problem though and adds oil to it to make it creamy again.

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    2. what kind of oil? like cooking oil?

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  9. I've never used a gel liner but I'm tempted as a lot of people swear by them! Thanks for the review lovely!

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    Megan xxx

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    1. It's so much easier and quicker to apply :)

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  10. this sounds like a great eyeliner! personally i wouldn't recommend the lorea'l one i found it didn't stay put for long and smudged a lot xx

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    1. Thanks for the warning! I'll definately avoid it :)

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  11. Interesting that you hated the Maybelline one. I've had it for a while now and it doesn't seem to bother me, but then again I've never tried the MAC Fluidline. Might it be worth investing in?

    xo Abbey

    abbeylovesallure.blogspot.com

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    1. Well if you like the cheaper one I'd always say to stick with it!

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  12. This looks a lot like the Smashbox eye liner I used to use, makes me think I should buy that one again because I had forgotten about it until seeing your post. I used a Smashbox brush a lot like your top MAC one, and always got a great line. So thanks for the post as you reminded me about something I used to love lol x

    Would love if you could pop by my blog as I have only been blogging two weeks and I am trying to get to 100 GFC followers so I can host a give away xx I always follow back too hon x

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    1. Yeah Smashbox have amazing products and I have a brush set from them that I love! I'll go take a look at your blog now :)

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