|Would buy this product again.||89%|
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: Combination, 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: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
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
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I recently bought Dipdown as a recommendation for my brows, I originally used Brun eyeshadow to fill them in however it didn't last all day so I was on the hunt for something better and this is definitely it. Dipdown has a slight red undertone when compared to Brun so it's far more realistic for my brunette/auburn hair colour. I apply this with an angled brush for a strong and precise application, it lasts all day and doesn't smudge or fade at all. I've never owned a fluidline by MAC before but there appears to be a lot of product in the jar which is also a huge plus for the price. It's also great for using as an eyeliner aswell for more natural looks. Overall, I would definitely purchase this again unless I come across something better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The quality of this fluidliner is what you would expect: glides on smooth and effortless. I personally use a Mac Brush 266 to apply it on both my upper and lower lash line. I loved the Blacktrack Fluidline and wanted to try a brown color. I wanted to get away with a more natural look and didn't want the type of brown with a red tint in it (which I stumbled upon buying a pencil liner--when I accidentally rubbed my eye, the smudge made my eyes look irritated and made me look like I was crying all night). Dipdown is the perfect brown I was looking for; a dark, true, deep brown! I am a golden beige/NC 40 color with dark brown eyes and dark brown hair--this color alone with no mascara is a perfect everyday wear for me!
This fluidline is NOT waterproof or smudge-proof. BUT I am impressed with the staying power of it! It does not easily come off when water is splashed on my face nor does it come off when I accidentally rub my eyes--but when I do both (washing my face with water and rubbing the liner off my eyes), it takes skills for it to come off. Of course make up remover will take it off but my point is that I can wear this fluidline liner to a water-park or take a swim with it! =)
I think they recently raised the price on these items because I remember purchasing the Blacktrack fluidline around $14.00. Now they are about $16.00 + you have to pay for tax! I would invest in this item again because it does last me a long time! So far I have had this particular item for 5 months, going on 6. I've had the blacktrack fluidline for 1 year and before I purchased another one, I gave the dipdown fluidline a try! I plan to purchase the blacktrack fluidline but I don't think I would use it as often/daily as the dipdown (maybe for only special occasions).
Swatch this color at the nearest Mac counter to you because it may not be the color you're looking for. To me, it's perfect! And I recommend this to all skin colors because I think dark brown is such a universal color! Brown is the new black...at least in my world! ;)
Hope my review helps!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love MAC fliudline! For my first few years using gel liners, I was only using black. However, when I went to a department makeup counter, the saleswoman told me that even though I am young (in my 20s) and can "get" away with black liner, she recommended that I switch to dark brown liner for a softer look that would "open" my eyes more. I am so happy that she recommended that for me.
At first, I was admittedly scared of trying dipdown, because it looks so light-colored when viewed through the glass packaging. Yet, it applies as a more dark brown and works perfectly as an eyeliner.
Just like the rest of the fab MAC fluidline line, the liner is easy to apply, lasts all day, and does not wear off. I use mine practically everyday, and it has lasted me over a year. It does get dry when there isn't much product inside (just like any other gel liner), but I recommend just adding a couple small drops of water and mixing with the brush. I was also told by a MAC sales associate to store fluidline containers upside down (which is hard to do, since the top has a rounded edge).
Anyway, for those who have always stuck to black eyeliner, I highly recommend experimenting with brown to see the difference! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
i've been using dipdown for several months now and can't skip a day without it. i use this to fill in my brows and with a dense angled brush, it does wonders for achieving the perfect shape u want for ur brows. it stays put all day, doesn't fade or smudge and suits my dark brown/ black hair. dipdown is a definite staple in my makeup routine.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Finally! A decent dark brown gel liner that has no glitter, isn't reddish, and most importantly of all it does NOT transfer to my upper eye lid. This is fantastic stuff and easy to apply with a bent liner brush. I put this on at 5:30 a.m. and it's still going strong until I take it off at night. I think I will get this in black track. I have MAC's liquidlast liner too, and it does not budge however it is much trickier to apply. Thank you MAC for this fabulous gel liner! Please never ever discontinue.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this on my brows to fill them in and i love to use it on my waterline too ,i have used it as an eyeliner on natural eye look too
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love my cat-eye flicks but black eyeliner tends to look "too much". I wanted a product that can be used as cream eye shadow, as brow filler and eyeliner (I know, I'm a fussy customer) and this is it. I don't have sparse brows but I like to fill the ends of my brows to make them look even and I have dark brown - almost black hair which makes this a good brow colour for me. As an eyeliner, this looks natural on me without having to sacrifice my liking for cat-eye flicks. This has a great staying power and I like to use this to define my eye socket. Will repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is the first MAC eyeliner gel I ever used. I don't know how are the other colors but this one is not pigmented enough. Also, it dries out too quickly. Nice one overall but i don't think I'll use it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a matte dark brown eyeliner. It's creamy, smooth and applies without skipping. It's easy to make precise lines and curves. It is long wearing - doesn't smudge, budge or flake off. Super easy to remove without any excess rubbing, irritation or need for a special product other than your regular facial cleanser.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight Eyes: Green
Staggeringly good product. The brown is strong and dark but so much softer and more flattering than a harsh black. Instead of using an eyelid primer on my oily eyelines, I take a cheap eyeshadow brush (Lydia) and brush on Estee Laude Double Wear Stay In Place Powder Foundation over the entire eyelid area - this is a good use for the leftover powder foundation that forms a circle once you've hit the pan. Any decent powder foundation would work the same way. Then apply the MAC eyeliner over the powdered lid, with a £4 angled-bristle brush bought off Ebay. Don't get sucked into buying the expensive, floppy, short-lived brush that the MAC staff will try to get you to buy. The eyeliner is a very soft texture in the pot and it will last perfectly from 8am to 10pm on my oily lids if I do the prep with the powder foundation first. Is not displaced by crying or sweating at the gym either. I use a lot of this for big flicks every day and one pot has lasted four years so the purchase price is negligable. Note - wanting a grey eyeline, I purchased the Bobbi Brown equivalent of this and it was dreadful. Avoid. Despite both companies being owned by Estee Lauder, the MAC eyeliner is hugely superior.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I LOVE THIS. I use it purely for my eyebrows, which I draw on everyday. It is VERY opaque, rich and BROWN. I am not a fan of brown eyeliner, but when I do decide to soften up my cat-eye look, I go for this because the color is dark, without being black, if that makes any sense? In fact, this jar has lasted me about 4/5 months and after %100 daily usage, I still have just under 1/2 a jar left. I was so happy with it, I decided to try BLACKTRACK, but that was a big disappointment for me (see my review on that). I think the price is very much worth the product, and again, for some it could be a big splurge, but compared to the other beauty items I use, it is average priced for me. (I don't really use drugstore). My only qualm, would be the packaging. Not really a fan of the heavy jars. I would prefer a heavy plastic, but it's not that big a deal.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I lied when I put I wouldnt purchase this product again because I was dumb enough to do it! I tried it about 2 years ago and had the same results but apparently forgot. My experience with this liner is that it looks great on, great packaging, pretty good price but what makes this product awful is that it has ruined more that 1 of my brushes (expensive ones too) I was told I needed to pull some of the liner out of the pot and warm it up on the back of my hand. Well that made the application much more amazing looking but my brush still dried out and clumped forcing the bristles to seperate making the brush unusable. So it looks great but ruined my brushes i can not believe i threw and pot out and then rebought it a year later.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
MAC products are pretty hit or miss with me, but I love Dipdown! I have three fluidlines (the other two are Wavelength and Macroviolet) and definitely like Diptown the best (both the color and how smooth it is). Highly recommend it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is honestly the best eyeliner I've ever used! I absolutely love it!
I've tried to apply so many different eyeliners to my lids and for some reason it always turned out looking like a blind man did my make up in a dark alley during a thunder storm.. but not this one.. it goes on so easily and the line is always smooth.. Again, I absolutely LOVE this product and can't wait to get it in all of my favorite colors!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i just have a question,I'm wondering if this would be okay for my brows THEY'RE supER black i mean super i'm Nw40 as well I've used so many different brow products,i've used spiked,at once i used lingering(what was i thinking) i've used UD brow box, Sleeks brow box,nothing seems to work
help would be divine.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
This is my first MAC holy grail product!! The formula is creamy and long lasting, it will all day even on my very oily lids. Definitely a staple for every day.