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Monday, November 26, 2012

MAC Fluidline review and swatches: Blacktrack, Avenue, Macroviolet


Time to pay homage to one of MACs best products, their Fluidlines! This is just a quick review of the three that I currently have. Of course I have the most well known shade Blacktrack, I also have Avenue and Macroviolet. In Australia these cost $32 each, and I must admit, these are probably the best value MAC product available. They are cheaper than a MAC lipstick or an eyeshadow, I can guarantee that you will get more use out of it, and it will last you aaages! Since these are gel products, you can run the risk of these drying out, but if you keep the lids on tight and keep them out of the sun then they can last you years. I also heard that its good to store gel products upside down which keeps the top from drying out. I have had both my Blacktrack and Macroviolet for well over a year, and they are still in perfect condition.

These gel liners contains 3g of product, and you need to apply these with a brush - I generally use the MAC 209 brush. These apply very smoothly, and once these set, they are smudge proof. They aren't waterproof, so they are easy to remove with makeup remover. These also work well on your waterline, but I don't use them on my waterline often because I find applying liner to my waterline with a brush tickles far too much, so I prefer to use a pencil.


I love the packaging of these! They come in heavily little sleek looking glass jars, which feel super expensive and good quality. If it weren't for the Back To MAC recycle program, I would probably keep these little jars when I am finished with them.


So the three shades I have are:

Blacktrack: this is the most popular shade, as it is the matte black of the range. It is super easy to apply, and this liner is very pigmented and dries pretty quickly. This is a staple in any makeup collection.

Avenue: I think this might have been a limited edition, as I can't find this on the MAC website. This is a black brown with gold shimmer. I love this colour because I love the look of brown liner, but I find that if you want to create that bold liner look, you need to use a very dark brown, and this one is perfect! The shimmer is quite noticeable, so I make sure I wear this with a more matte eyeshadow look. This is a really pigmented, and applies really easily.

Macroviolet: I got this in one of those limited edition tartan collection packs, but this Fluidline is part of the permanent collection. This is my least used of the three, as I don't tend to wear purple eyeliner often. I also find that it is the least pigmented of the three, and you do need to apply a thick coat, or two coats, to make this look really bold.

After doing this review, I really want to run out and buy more of these! Do you have any MAC Fluidlines? Which are your favouries and which would you recommend?

17 comments:

  1. macroviolet looks beautiful on you!

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  2. These look awesome :D I want one of these in navy blue!
    x

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    1. They do have a navy one! That would actually be an awesome colour to get!

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  3. I'm pretty hopeless when it comes to gel liner, so I'm always using liquid. Avenue is GORGEOUS xx

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    1. Thats funny, I am horrible with liquid, but ok with gel!

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  4. micro violet looks beautiful on you.

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  5. I love, love, love backtrack - it's my absolute favourite gel liner. Macroviolet looks stunning! I think you've just convinced me to get it haha. It looks amazing on you!

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  6. MAC Fluidlines are such a classic product- really a go-to, no-fail gel liner. I own several! Avenue looks absolutely gorgeous. Wish it wasn't limited edition!

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  7. Haven't tried Fluidlines but Avenue looks like something I would love x

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  8. these are on my 'to try' list! I really want the black one but the other colours are lovely :) really enjoyed this review chick! xox

    My Blog : The Style Khaleesi

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    1. you must try them! I am glad you enjoyed the review, I am happy to know someone gets something out of them :)

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  9. The only MAC products I've bought so far are Paint Pots... haven't delved into Fluidlines yet, but Macroviolet looks amazing! Even if this post didn't have swatches, I'd have liked it just because of its name.

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    1. I only have one paint pot, and I tend to use color tattoos more... but these are my go to gel liners

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  10. I really wanna try the MAC Blacktrack!

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  11. i totally agree,these are the one reasonably priced product that mac has! i love these colours especially the macroviolet,it would be really pretty as a base colour :)
    http://allthingsbeautybytiarni.blogspot.com.au/

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