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MAC Fluidline

A long-wearing gel liner that applies with a brush for foolproof application.
Average Customer Rating:
4.551 out of 5
4.6
 out of 
5
(254 Reviews) 253
3 out of 3(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Fluidline
Review 1 for Fluidline
Date:09 01 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nothing Better!
Tags +Waterproof, Smudgeable, Long wearing, Bold Color, eyeliner/shadow it's versatile!
I used this liner to really brighten and whiten my eyes. Inner lower lash and under lower lashes it gives great light play, which gives you a fresh awake look.
On a whim I started using it as as shadow and WOW it was a fantastic look. Really bright, stayed in place lasting all day sometimes more than 19-20 hours. Many women have oily lids and using this seemed to avoid problems with oily lids (makeup traveling, sliding, or fading is GONE).
A few moths ago I went to restock and found only 6 shades. As the stores are always busy I didn't ask about the item I needed. I fnally had to ask and was told it the SilverStroke was discontinued!
This is a dritical product for my daily adn spedial makeup use. Why do they just stop making colors ater they have them availael or years. I thought this was a classic, adn could not be dropped. I am sad to say I am wrong.
I don't often care enough about a product to beg. BUT I am begging, Please please bring this excellent product back. I never thought a liner in a pot was going to work, and as it turns I've had the best results with this product. There's nothing like it it to replace and help me. I hope you can send me some overstock you may have had in sample, or misplaced in the warehouse....
Thank you for listening. But you've shaken me as a loyal client since I never know when you will stop making other key products I use daily.
+44points
51of 58found this review helpful.
 / Los Gatos
Review 2 for Fluidline
Date:10 10 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing.
Tags +Long wearing
I have been wearing this eyeliner for the past 6 years. I have traveled to Suriname, Guyana, India and Nepal and everywhere I have gone, women have asked me what do I do to my eyes to make them look as they do. Fluidline has to be the best eyeliner I have ever used. I have recommended this to so many people, MAC should give me commission!
I have worn this eyeliner swimming and in the humid hot summers of India and it has managed to stay on nearly perfect. It does not run, it tends to melt a little around your tear duct but with immense sweating in India's environment, this eyeliner definitely outlasted the others. I have never been afraid to wear this eyeliner- I know it will last no matter what type of environment I am in.
The colors are also the type that you can wear without fear of looking overly intense or underdone. You cannot go wrong with fluidline. It may be pricey for a tiny jar, but I wear this eyeliner EVERYDAY and I wear a healthy amount and it manages to last me up to 5months. MAC is also wonderful and has their recycling program so I never feel bad going through it the way I do.
It is worth the investment. The brush, 266, has lasted the 6 years that I have had it and ultimately everything pays for it self with all the compliments I get!
+43points
46of 49found this review helpful.
 / West Virginia
Review 3 for Fluidline
Date:07 10 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Won't buy anything else!
I love love LOVE this product. I've used both the 210 and 211 brushes for this product, but I favor the 211 the most. The description says "ultra-smooth" and that's spot on. I use this for myself and it lasted over 18 months before I needed a new one. I don't use pencils anymore, just this.
+23points
23of 23found this review helpful.
 / Atlanta
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 4 for Fluidline
Date:01 09 2014
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Great product... Until it dried! :(
Tags +Waterproof, Long wearing, eyebrows, liner
When I first used it... AMAZING. Perfect precision line for brows with my MAC 266 brush. HOWEVER, after some time the product dried and was incredibly flaky. I visited the MAC counter and was told to try mixing with an oil (olive oil, coconut oil, etc.) This method worked OK, but was too much of a hassle for me. It's really unfortunate because the product is PERFECT when the consistency is normal. When/IF you buy, make sure to keep a closed (tight!) lid. :)
+113points
121of 129found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 5 for Fluidline
Date:11 29 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Great at first...
Tags +Waterproof, Smudgeable, Long wearing, Bold Color
When I first bought Fluidline, I thought it was the best thing ever. It was very easy to apply and made a great bold statement - exactly what an eyeliner should do. Fast forward 6 weeks and the eyeliner has dried out, making it (1) much more difficult to apply (2) less bold. I never leave the container uncovered, and this happened with two different eyeliners I bought, so I don't think there is anything I'm doing "wrong". I expect more from Mac, and I won't be purchasing this product again.
+84points
91of 98found this review helpful.
 / San Diego, CA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 6 for Fluidline
Date:11 05 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great after some getting used to
Tags +Waterproof, Long wearing, Bold Color
I researched what brushes people had good experience using with this gel liner and found many suggesting using a bent liner which definitely makes it easier.
I have to admit, I even tried a non- MAC brush and have to say I was definitely disappointed and thank goodness I had also purchased a couple MAC brushes that would work with the gel liner.
The one I love using with this is the 209 Eye Liner Brush which is thick enough to hold shape but not too thick. I could easily pick up the gel liner with this brush and draw the line as thin and as thick as I want.
I also tried the 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush but found it to be too thin for me and I couldn't get it to draw the line. It is probably more suited for liquid.
I have always used pencils and powder before using gel but hated having the smudge look after a few hours and look tired at the end of the day.
This gel liner is amazing because it goes on easy and looks sharp as if it was just put on without the smudge.
+36points
42of 48found this review helpful.
 / Arizona
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 7 for Fluidline
Date:06 24 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I was in love with this at first....
Tags +Bold Color, Creamy, Color true, Long wearing
When I first bought this liner, I was SOLD! It went on so smoothly and last all day. Unfortunately, It dried out after a few months. I NEVER leave my makeup uncovered so I wasn't sure what happened so I purchased a new one only to have it dry out on me again. As much as I love this product and am still on the hunt to find one similar, I just cant see myself spending anymore money on a product that will only last a month or two.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Houston, TX, USA
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 8 for Fluidline
Date:07 25 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Editing review
Tags +Smudgeable, Long wearing, Bold Color
In my past review for fluidline which I love, I said I used a 219 brush- Wrong- I used a 209 line brush...got my numbers wrong.
I recommend a MAC 209 liner brush for application and it's great!
+16points
19of 22found this review helpful.
 / GA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 9 for Fluidline
Date:05 28 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great staying power
Tags +Long wearing
Super strong liner that has great staying power day and night.
Keep jar tightly closed as once it dries out , you'll need a new one.
For liquid liner though it's lasting power on eyes and in jar is the best . Thin brush recommended .
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Cherry Hill, NJ
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 10 for Fluidline
Date:04 23 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Staying Power
Tags +Waterproof, Long wearing
After trying numerous supposedly "smudge proof" eyeliners I thought I'd give one last product a try (Seriously, I was giving up my search if this one failed me). I was looking for a waterproof/smear proof eyeliner I could use on my bottom lash including my water line. Every other one I have ever tried has always left me with "racoon eye". Well, this one did not disappoint. I use a skinny liner brush to apply the "Blacktrack" color to the top lash line, to the bottom water line for a more conservative look or thicker for a more dramatic dress up/going out look. So far it hasn't run, smeared, smudged (and I live in humid TX weather) or caused any eye makeup emergencies. This liner is awesome. Smooth and easy to apply. It does take some work to get it off when I wash my face (Hey, that's a good thing if you're looking for a waterproof liner!) It hasn't caused any irritation or flaked/run into my eyes either. And FYI-this is the least expensive eyeliner I tried and it has worked the best for my needs. I've heard others say it can dry out fast so I would double check you've closed your container properly after using.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / San Antonio, TX
Review 11 for Fluidline
Date:09 01 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Would you consider changing the container?
Tags +Waterproof, Bold Color, Long wearing
I have used Fluidline for years. I appreciate the dramatic look it gives, and that it holds all day. I give it a "5" for being a great product. Nonetheless, would you consider slightly modifying the packaging? The container is so small - with a narrow jar and lid - and so round and so smooth that it is easy to go flying out of hands. I wrap rubber bands around the jar and the lid so I have something to hold on to. Would you consider a square shape or, if that is too drastic a change, roughing up the surface of the jar? A change like that to the jar would enable it to sit more securely in the hands, and would be greatly appreciated...
+5points
6of 7found this review helpful.
 / Denver
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 12 for Fluidline
Date:02 08 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Staying Power
Tags +Waterproof, Smudgeable, Long wearing, Bold Color, all skin types, especially oily eyelids, active on-the-go people
This is one of the best eyeliners you can find! No smudging, smearing or raccoon-eyes! Great for use in the water-well area in your eye for that sultry-look. It has awesome staying power and highly pigmented in color. If you're active and running around, this is the liner that you want! Definite "must have"!!!
+8points
8of 8found this review helpful.
 / Hawaii
Review 13 for Fluidline
Date:02 16 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I like it.
Tags +Waterproof, Long wearing, Bold Color, anytime
It's a little challenging to apply to my 58 year old crepey eyelids. but if I take my time and am very careful I can make it look ok. It definitely stays on all day and doesn't smear. I think it works better if warmed up.
+8points
9of 10found this review helpful.
 / Florida
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 14 for Fluidline
Date:05 16 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
blackest eyeliner
Tags +Bold Color
creamy and very black when applied. will make this my new eyeliner purchase when i run out.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / boston
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 15 for Fluidline
Date:04 09 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing!!
Tags +Smudgeable, Long wearing, Bold Color, all ages - day or night - i put some glitter on, top of the liner in the evening for some twinkle :
I LOVE fluidline!! I am NOT good at doing makeup but this goes on perfect each time. YES -it dried out over time out but all i do is wet my angle brush with plain ole water and it goes on, perfectly, NOT flaky. The product stays on all day. It's a definite must have!!
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Wisconsin
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 16 for Fluidline
Date:12 24 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE
Tags +Long wearing, natural or bold
LOVE this stuff! I got Dipdown for my eyebrows and its amazing! I've been having a battle with my eyebrows for a while now. Everything I tried either made my eyebrows too dark or too light or too fake looking. I ended up watching a YouTube makeup tutorial and the girl used Dipdown and the Mac #208 brush. I loved her eyebrows so I bought both and wow! I use a brow pencil to first shape my eyebrows and the the Fluidline to fill them in. It looks so natural its amazing. You can go for a bold look or a light natural look as well. I love doing the gradient brows where it goes from light to dark so this stuff is perfect for that! I love it :)
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Montana
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 17 for Fluidline
Date:07 29 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for winged liner
Tags +Waterproof, Smudgeable, Long wearing, Bold Color
Tried many "24 hour" liquid and black liners, and this is by far the best product. I have hooded and oily lids and this doesn't budge. A must have for artists!
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 / Phoenix, Az
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 18 for Fluidline
Date:01 08 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My FAVORITE MAC Product
Tags +Waterproof, Bold Color, Smudgeable, Long wearing, liner, long-wear shadow
Fluidlines are absolutely my favorite MAC product! I think I have about 15 of them now and they are still some of my absolutely holy grail products. Long-wear, smooth consistency, easy to apply, usually great pigmentation. Mostly use as a liner, but have used as a bulletproof shadow in the hot & humid summers of Texas when visiting and they stay perfect!
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Eastern Oregon
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 19 for Fluidline
Date:12 02 2013
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fluidline-Blacktrack(Pros/Cons/Tips over 6 months)
Tags +Waterproof, Long wearing, Bold Color
ABOUT ME:
I have normal to dry skin, so oily lids are not a problem for me.
I have sensitive eyes.
I used my small angled brush # 266 from MAC with this liner.
I use MAC makeup & am familiar with proper usage/technique applications.
Date I purchased this liner: June 15, 2013.
Today: December 2, 2013.
PROS:
This liner stays put all day long.
Has a great feel, not watery, but not super thick. You can control it easily.
Water & Sweat Resistant (I've gone swimming- got dunked, without it ever smearing or smudging, also gone to the gym & it stayed put)
Does not smudge easily, hence why it's called GEL liner- it sticks so it lasts.
(If you're trying to do a smokey/smudged look, this is not the best- for that use the MAC eye kohl.)
This liner lasted me from June til now December, so it will last months.
This liner has bold color, little needs to be used to go a long way.
CONS:
This liner will dry up towards it's last month. I have about 1/4 left at the bottom of the pan that I can not use very well.
This liner will flake, leaving small black specks on your face. It gets worse when it's on it's last days because it dries up faster. It crumbles if you will.
The flaking & Crumbing really did it for me, if it hadn't done that, this rating would be better. That stuff gets in your eyes throughout the day & feels like you're getting your eyes scratched out. I have sensitive eyes, this is a huge issue for me towards the last days of this product.
MAC can do some serious improvement on this liner, for the cost I bought it, this liner's pan should be empty, instead I'm wasting quite a bit of it because it dried up. I read several reviews on this issue & even asked my makeup artist about it, she agreed, but it did go months without that issue. This issue doesn't come til the 5th month or so, but still.
This also doesn't look it's best on you in it's last days, it no longer has a bold color, so you'll have to pack more on when you're low on the product because it dries up fast.
TIPS:
For best application results:
Use the 266 Small Angle brush by MAC and cover both sides of brush with liner, then PAT DOWN the product on to water lines with the SIDES of the brush- not the line/tip. DON'T STROKE-SWEEP it on the lid or it will increase chance of it crumbling/flaking and getting inside your eyes & the rest of your face. For the lid, do use the line of brush to pat down to the lash line & "connect the dots" if you will. Don't sweep, let the brush do the work.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / TX
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 20 for Fluidline
Date:07 25 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best liner
SHADE NAME: Blacktrack
Tags +Long wearing
Stays put! Long wearing.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Georgia, USA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com