I really like the MAC gel liners, I have the colors dipdown and blacktrack. They are very pigmented and I do not need to go over my line multiple times to get even coverage. The formula is moist and you have some time to smudge it before it sets if that is the look you are going for. Even once it is set it can smudge a bit if rubbed, but I generally don't have problems with touching my eyes once made up. I use a Lancome angled liner brush to apply and find it easy to obtain a winged liner look. I use gel/potted liners often and they take some practice to master, but once you do they are great. I have dry skin and therefore do not have oily eyelids. Something worth mentioning is that I only use this on my top eyelid as I have problems with watery eyes. This liner will not stay on my bottom lash line without bleeding into my foundation. This is the reason for 3 lippies. To remedy this problem I use the MC prolong wear eyeliner for my lower lashes. Packaging is good, this liner could last you years which is why I gave it a decent rating for price. However, I said that I would not repurchase because I really feel that the Maybelline studio gel liner really rivals this and the price is better. MAC definitely has a better color selection though.
Love it. I like to alternate between using this and Blacktrack.
I love this product.. I use it for my eyebrows.. Wouldn't use anything else.. U just need a good brush to go along with it :)
I've seen so many people using this for their brows, and I wanted to give it a go and when I bought it i was actually highly disappointed it dries WAY too quickly to be able to do anything. I have a cheap gel liner I bought for $3 and its 100x better than this. Very sad. I really wanted to love this product seeing how I love Mac as a whole brand. I will not be buying this again as I haven't even used it more than 5 times. Hope this helps!
I love this product, its easy to put on and stays all day.
I'm too lazy to deal with/wash a brush and prefer a warmer brown, so I've switched to Almay's liquid, but I wore this on one eye and maybelline's brown on the other and they both looked and wore exactly the same. Hope that helps someone!
I love this eyeliner! I've been using for more than a year now, and have absolutely no complaints at all. It's so easy to apply, and easy to control the thickness of the line. I can put it on my lower lid waterline (for a heavier night look) and it stays. In fact it stays all over! My eyelids tend to become oily - I work long hours, and apply a full face of make up for work - but Fluidline will easily last me the whole day without smudging.
HG eyeliner. Will keep buying until it's discontinued (which I hope it never will be!).
Drawing a precise, neat winged line is foolproof with this buttery eyeliner. One stroke is enough, no corrections needed. Even better than my HG YSL Moiré eyeliner - especially as regards the unique color! On me, a pale blonde, it shows up as muted taupe, very soft and flattering, not as harsh as usual eyeliners. It is not as comfortable to have to cleanse a separate brush though - but not much ado either because a bit of mild soap and water is sufficient. On the eye (over Painterly paint pot) staying power is exceptional - I noticed no fading.
For reference: NC50/NW45. I use this for my eyebrows. This is a wonderful alternative to powders or pencils. The brown is not dark/light and because the product has some texture, at times I do not need to apply wax to tame my unruly brows. I have several other brow products in rotation (DD Brunette Gelcreme, MAC Spiked, and MAC Expresso), but I am always reaching for this. It is simple to apply and I use the Laura Mercier dual brow brush (HG brush!).
DESCRIPTION OF ME ~ DESCRIPTION OF ME ~ Very warm, yellowy complexion with a tendency to get redness on my cheeks and around my nose, mid 30s. MAC C2/NC20 Large clog prone pores, oily skin which is also sensitive, blackheads, occasional simple acne.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCT ~ Fairly wet, highly pigmented, genuinely smudge proof gel liner. http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/151/898/Products/Eyes/Liner/Fluidline/index.tmpl
PACKAGING ~ 3 gr/.1 oz screw top pot.
CONSISTENCY/TEXTURE ~ Thick, fast drying gel.
APPLICATION ~ I apply it with a E05 Sigma or MAC 210 liner brush and because it's a tad wet it can get away on me, it's not as easy to use as a waxy/oil based liner but, those liners will smudge, this WILL NOT.
FINISH ~ This is a matte finish.
SHADES ~ I own four shades, Blitz and Glitz, Dip Down, Blacktrack and Rich Ground. Dip Down is my go to shade. It's way more soft than black but Rich Ground isn't dark enough. I can say I rarely reach for Blitz and Blitz :\ the glitter is chunky and I think it irritates my eyes. But, Dip Down is perfection. I recently tried the Makeup Geek "Gel" Liners and while application was soooo lovely and the prices are great (pretty sure they've gone up recently though) they are NOT gels...they are wax based and they smudge. Now, Makeup Geek eye shadows are TO DIE FOR and inexpensive! I'm not sure if I've missed it but we don't have this brand at Makeup Alley and I'm not sure why not! I would review the heck outta these eye shadows! :D
COVERAGE ~ Highly pigmented I rarely have to double line.
STAYING POWER ~ Lasts all day on my oily skin. To the person below who said it doesn't have staying power, I dunno what you are doing. :S After my MUG experience and coming back to this there is no comparison, this stuff doesn't budge. Not even on the water line.
SCENT ~ Unscented.
OVERALL ~ Love it, it's my holy grail eyeliner. I don't use pencil, only those that will dry down to a smudge/waterproof finish, my skin is that oily.
Thank you Seclusae2 giving me permission to use your great reviewing format.