|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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 :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I love this product, its easy to put on and stays all day.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
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!).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
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!).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
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 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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
EDIT: *I found my perfect blackened-brown gel/cream liner! Check out NYX gel liners/smudger in Scarlette, aka dark brown...cheap, pigmented, great application and longevity.*
It's not that Dipdown is a *bad* eyeliner...it's just not particularly good. Back in the day, when gel liners first got popular, the fluidlines where kind of the benchmark for me. But as other companies came out with great products, I strayed from the fluidlines and found other superior gel liners. My test for all eyeliners on my oily skin is a hot, sweaty, humid 12-hr shift as a floor nurse with a very short and thin winged liner.
Now I love Blacktrack and it's been my sole black liner, pot after pot, since the Fluidlines were released. But black is a little harsh for me for daily wear....
Dipdown: Wear is average and may require touching up towards the end of the shift, and while it stays on alright, it's prone to smudging a little bit on oily skin throughout the day...and no way does it stay on the waterline. Pigmentation is the real drawback for Dipdown: imo, it's weak. I have to get a nice blob on the end of my brush or go over the line a few times to get a nice dark brown. And that's the other problem with Dipdown for me: on the skin it's dark brown (much darker than the milk-chocolate color that's in the pot)...and while the color is ok, I far prefer blackened browns...so Dipdown is a hair too light for my preference. The color in combination with weak pigmentation are what will keep me from purchasing Dipdown again. My all time favorite was Maybelline's gel liners in Espresso...but it's d/c stauts has me hunting for another glorious blackend-brown color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Grey
Have this in both black track and dipdown. Love love love this product.
Its not as light as it looks in the pot, and there are no reddish tones to it, its a simple straight up brown!
I use this daily as eyeliner (if I have time, I'll attempt a cat-eye effect - can usually do one perfect and the other..well far from perfect) and to fill in my brows. I use mac brush 209
if wanting a more dramatic hollywood glamour effect for night, I use the black track. sometimes only black will do. But for everyday or for people who are unsure about using a gel liner for the 1st time, Dip down is perfect