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      01.05.2013 21:24
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      I would recommend

      After recently falling in love with MAC products and gel eyeliner i thought this would be perfect to try.

      The eyeliner comes in a clear glass pot with the brand name in black on the front and a black screw on lid. The eyeliner itself can be bought in six colours but i am going to be doing the review on the Blacktrack one which is a solid black colour. The gel has quite a thick consistency so you will only need a little bit on the brush before applying it to your eyelid. The eyeliner does not come with a brush but as i have previously bought a gel eyeliner from Maybelline which came with a brush i use that one. You can buy a brush from MAC (266 small angle brush) for £16.

      I applied this eyeliner the same way i usually apply my liner to create a winged look, i begin in the middle of the lid and flick it out to the crease of my eye, then return to the corner to bring it up to meet the middle. The eyeliner is very easy to apply it goes on very smoothly without causing clumps. It is highly pigmented so you do not need a lot as a little bit goes a long way. Once applied and dried the eyeliner does not smudge nor does it melt. It also blends very well with other makeup so is brilliant to use on top of eyeshadow.

      Overall i would recommend this eyeliner as it is brilliant to use and easy to apply, but i would recommend trying to use another brush if you have one as it can work out quite expensive buying the eyeliner for £14 and then the brush for £16.

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      09.01.2013 12:59
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      A fab eyeliner

      I couldn't help but get drawn into the MAC counter as I desperately tried to resist when I walked into Debenhams. I wasn't on the hunt for a new eyeliner really, I just fancied having a look as I often do. As usual, I purchased a product that I wasn't sure I would ever use, but that I liked the idea of. Sound familiar?

      -- MAC Cosmetics --
      MAC produce high quality make up, often considered premium, along with application brushes and a range of skin care products. To me, their products tend to be a little quirky and not quite the run of the mill make up you might get from other brands.

      -- Fluidline --
      I had asked one of my friends a few weeks prior to my purchase what eyeliner she was using as she had the most perfect little black flick at the corner of each eye. Admittedly, this envied me somewhat as almost every time I have ever attempted a flick I have just ended up with a black smudged eye that looks like I have been punched in the face. Eyeliner application isn't exactly my forte.

      She pulled out a little black pot which I later discovered to be fluidline. At first I thought it was eyeshadow as it is packaged similarly in a little round pot. I had always thought eyeliners came in a pencil or tube.

      As you can see from the picture, it goes in a little pot (3g to be precise) with a wider base, displaying MAC on the front. The colour is then raised and in its own little compartment, shielded by a black lid. To open, this simply has to be screwed and it will become loose and able to be removed. When the lid is first removed, the eyeliner looks very compact and solid. To my surprise it actually wasn't.

      -- Application --
      As I said above, applying eyeliner isn't one of my best skills. I purchased a brush from MAC which the lady at the counter recommended (I will review that separately), which is very thin and apparently ideal for applying this eyeliner.

      So it isn't strictly liquid or pencil and in fact falls somewhere in between as it is a gel eyeliner. I dipped the brush into the top of the pot very gently and created a faint line in the pot to get some eyeliner onto the brush. It actually applied easily as it was much smoother than I expected. As it isn't as wet as a liquid eyeliner, it doesn't matter quite so much if you don't have a steady hand as it doesn't look like you've drawn a wonky line on your eyelid (hooray).

      The flick took me a couple of attempts, but actually I managed it in the end. Perhaps not quite as well as I would have liked, but practice makes perfect! I was surprised with the ease at which it applied, although I'm not sure how much of this was down to the brush.

      It created a nice black line that could easily be made a little thinner or thicker depending on the look you want. Because of the nature of the gel, the line looks quite bold but this is the way I prefer it to be.

      It came off really easily using a face wipe and didn't stain my skin at all. I have on several occasions worn it for 9/10 hours without it smudging or coming off at all so it definitely satisfies the criteria for long lasting.

      -- Price and Availability --
      MAC don't have many stand alone stores so you are most likely to find them within a department store. I have seen a MAC counter in most Debenhams, but other large department stores will not doubt stock them too. They are also available to purchase from the MAC website directly and no doubt other third party websites.

      They have a variety of colours available: blacktrack, blitz & glitz, dark diversion, dipdown, local wares, macroviolet, rich ground and waveline. They are very imaginative names, but basically there are all colours from green to black to purple.

      It is priced on the MAC website at £14. This is above average compared to what you pay for a high street brand, but the quality makes it worthwhile and it is still priced at a lower price range compared to some premium branded products.

      -- Overall --
      I would definitely recommend this product for an everyday eyeliner as it is quick and easy to apply and it will last you all day without the need for reapplication! 5/5

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        05.11.2012 17:32

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        great eyeliner

        This fluid line comes in a small pot, which doesnt look like much however it does last for more than 6 months with regular use. In order for you to work out how good this eyeliner is, then you need a great brush, preferably one that is narrow to ensure you have full control of where you are applying this.

        The balck fluidline creates a deep black, which is darker than any pencil I have used. This is also great for filling or covering the line, for when you apply lashes, to ensure you cannot see any of the glue, even if it is transparent.

        This is a creamy texture at first, quite like a gel, but when it dries it stays put. Even when it is drying it doesnt transfer on to your upper lids.

        This pot is great value for money and considering it is a premium brand, it feels like a premium brand. This is one that is used by many makeup artist also. This is available in a range of colours although I have only tested the black. Also ensure you keep the lid on well to ensure this does not dry out. I have tried this on a range of eyeshapes and it provides a great look for all.

        I find this product great for creating that perfect flick ( as long as you have a good brush). You have to get use to it initially if you are use to using a pencil. Unlike a pencil which tends to pull on your eyes if you are looking for deep colour, then you can achieve this in one stroke. You can apply it to your lower line also and if you do happen to accidentally get it in your eye then dont worry, as I didnt find it irritated my eye.

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        20.09.2012 12:08
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        A long lasting (with primer), high pigmented eyeliner great for precision work

        I have been loyal to this product for about 2 years now, mainly due to the fact finding the 'perfect', long lasting eyeliner is near impossible. MAC has been one of my favourite make up brands for many years, and the decision to try this was a fairly good one.

        The packaging is a small class container - I have found the best way for this product to last is to store the container upside down, ensuring it doesn't dry out too quick.

        The application itself of this eyeliner is good, I personally use a fine point brush, and can get a good even steady line - practice makes perfect with gel liner! (Obviously you have to be prepared to purchase an eyeliner brush if you don't have one already, for the application.) I have had a few problems with the longevity of the product, as it has creased and spread onto my lid, however I have solved this by using a MAC paintpot as a base. I have found it's quite a multi purpose product in the way that you could use it as a base for eyeshadow, an eyeshadow alone and smudge it, or precise BLACK eyeliner. The colour varieties available in fluidlines are fairly broad, so there's something to suit anyone who's feeling adventurous, as well as classic blacks and browns.

        Price wise, I haven't had to repurchase for a good 6 months so far, and I use it everyday. As well as this I haven't found it to have dried up. (This is my second purchase). I would definitely recommend this to any MAC fan, or anyone who want's a defining, high pigmented gel eyeliner.

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        13.08.2012 14:29
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        Really good wearing but can be costly especially when you need to buy the brushes.

        I am a bit of a fan of MAC, the chic packing, the longetivity of wear and the vast vast choices and special editions they bring out on a regular basis make MAC a fresh and exciting brand.
        After watching some online beauty blogs I noticed that a regular favourite online tended to be the gel eyeliner and so I decided to purchace one myself and give it a try.
        I must point out that although it seems an expensive buy for an eyeliner (£14 for a 3g pot) it does seem as if a pot of this would last a long time as a little goes a long way.
        There are 6 different colours to pick from and these are:

        1. Rich Ground: A brown with reddy undertones.
        2. Dipdown: Another brown but just a flat brown, no undertones.
        3. Blitz & Glitz: A black with gold pearl
        4. Blacktrack: A solid black (and the most popular online)
        5. Waveline: Navy blue.
        6. Macroviolet: A deep dark purple with reddy undertones.

        I bought number 4, Blacktrack and so my review is based on that one.
        As usual the packaging is the sleek black lid and a see through glass pot with 'MAC' on the front so top marks there it looks nice in my make-up collection.
        MAC describes the finish this product gives as 'a silkier, softer finish' and I have to admit it does feel nice on, some liquid eyeliners tend to have a heavy or sticky feel when wearing and this certainly doesnt, it is perfect for both day and night wear for this reason and I often wear it to work during the day and don't feel 'overdone'
        Application is smooth and doesn't pull on the eyelid as you brush along your lashline which I like, I always feel myself cringe when a brush pulls at the skin on your eyelid as the skin is very delicate there and you want to avoid damage, MAC's gel liner goes on plentiful and easily in one swift line, however this is where the part comes in that I dont like, all the brushes that come as 'eyeliner brushes' to use with this product are long handled and I dont know if it is just me but I find manoeuvring myself in the mirror to get a perfect finish with a long brush difficult as I wear glasses and need to be close to a mirror... This will probably be no problem for people with perfect eyesight though.
        One other nagative is that I've found that inside the pot it seems to get very messy after a few usages and looks a bit like I've let a toddler loose in my pot when I open it, it is just such a soft product that chunks temd to come out of it easily that need to be wiped on the sides etc but this is just me being picky and no critisism to wear.
        The product is very long wearing as after a day of work I've often had it on my lids for 12 hours when I come to take it off and it is still there, unsmudged by the end of the day so it really is a good product but due to the smaller technical problems on my side I am deducting a star.

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        06.02.2012 23:37
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        A very good gel eyeliner

        Despite hearing the hype surrounding the fluidline gel eyeliners by MAC, I was sceptical to purchase one since I was doing pretty well with my pencil eyeliners and didn't see a great need to buy another eyeliner product, especially from a brand that is pretty expensive. I ended up having a little splurge session several months down the line by buying the BlackTrack Fluidline from the MAC website at £12 for 3g of product, as well as some brushes. The eyeliner brush (209) actually cost me even more than the eyeliner at £13!

        ~~Product Description~~
        (maccosmetics.co.uk) Ultra-smooth, Fluidline's gel formula provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish. Goes on foolproof with a brush in an easy dip-and-stroke action. Long-wearing. Smudge-proof. Lines up in a rich array of colours and finishes.

        ~~Current Price & Additional Information~~
        The price is actually up from what I paid. The official MAC website sells them for £14 a pot for the same 3g amount. On the website, the fluidline gel eyeliner comes in 9 different shades. Unfortunately, this is likely to be the price you'll find from other retailers unless you decide to use Ebay (buyers beware!).

        ~~Ingredients~~
        INGREDIENTS: ISODODECANE, CYCLOPENTASIL OXANE, POLYETHYLENE, TRIMETHYL SILOXYSILICATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, PRORYLENE CARBONATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, LECITHIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, CERAMIDE 2, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, BARIUM SULFATE, BHT, PHENOXYETHANOL[+/- MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891). IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163). BLUE 1LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), FERRIC FERROC YANIDE (CI 77510), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), YELLOW 5 LAKE(CI 19140)]<ILN30794>

        ~~Packaging~~
        I've still kept the outside packaging which is roughly a 4x4x2.5cm black box. Information is pretty minimal on here with ingredients on one side, and the colour and weight on the front with manufacturer's details on the back. The actual product is housed in a nice glass tub which is around 3cm in diameter and about 2.5cm tall. Although the product looks and feels quite heavy and expensive, one look sideways and you'll see just how little 3g of product is! The container is extremely shallow so you see this tiny dip of, in my case, rich black pigment. The lid is actually around 1.5cm thick, whereas the base that contains the gel is around 1cm thick!

        ~~My Thoughts~~
        So I cringed and I cringed about spending so much only for 3g of product in a shallow tub to arrive, thus making me feel even more guilty about this purchase!

        I used the 209 Mac eyeliner to dip it into the product and instantly noticed how richly pigmented the eyeliner was...maybe it isn't so bad after all... the 209 brush is pretty thin and precise although there are lots of good brushes at a fraction of the MAC price(!), and after one swipe near my upper and lower lash line, I was pretty impressed with the results. The colour is a really dense true black that goes on extremely smoothly and even though I've not dipped my finger in (hygiene, hygiene!), it feels pretty creamy on the brush. Silky and soft like the description says!

        I've used this on quite a few occasions and have been amazed at how much product is left (of those 3 precious grams!) Each time I look there is still lots of use to be had! Despite the cost being pretty high for so little, you can easily use this for a year (or more...)

        This is not something I would recommend for smokey eye looks if you want to do some smudging straight after applying. But this is perfect if you like doing the winged-eyeliner effect or other precise work with your eyeliner. I don't like putting eyeliner on my waterline so I can't say how well it stays on there!

        With the "Long-lasting" claim... I thought it was better than a lot of eyeliners I've used, definitely, but it still smudges after a while since my lids are quite oily. I try and use a primer for this product and it does help, but I still have to check in the mirror for fear that it has gone astray. Since the eyeliner is so pigmented, when it starts to fade and smudge, it can look messy. This is not a problem if I'm careful though, and I actually have no better substitute for this rich, high impact eyeliner!

        ~~Overall~~
        I would recommend this to anyone! Great for precision lining and creating dramatic looks. Very richly pigmented.

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          12.01.2012 11:04

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          Brilliant product for a dramatic look

          I had been trying (and failing miserably!) to achieve perfect upper lid eyeliner and flicks for a while so thought it was time I did some research into the best products to achieve this look. The general consensus online seemed to say that MACs fluidline gel liner was the product to go for.
          I went to one of London stores and had a chat with one of the make up artists in there about achieving good eyeliner with flicks. She recommended one of their angled eyeliner brushes to apply the liner with and felt that this would be the easiest brush to start with. If you are hoping to achieve a dramatic look, then this product definitely creates that effect. It is quite easy to apply, but does take some practice which is what the make up artist in the shop had also advised. I recommend you put some of the gel onto the back of your hand and apply from there to make sure you don't have too much on the brush. Despite looking small, the pot does last a good amount of time and the product lasts well when applied and doesn't smudge. It dries very quickly once on so you can continue applying your other eye makeup very quickly. It you are looking for a less dramatic, daytime look, the I'd suggest a black kohl pencil liner.

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          10.01.2012 20:18
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          Long lasting, easy to apply

          I absolutely love this product - I find it so easy to use and even though I consider myself to have a very steady hand this looks a lot better than liquid eyeliner! It is easy to get close to the lashline so no more gaps. I don't use the MAC brush with it but just a lip brush which seems to work just as well. It doesn't smudge or flake in the way the liquid liner did and you can use it on top or bottom. I also like that you can build it up on the brush to get a stronger or softer line. It is also easier to use over the whole lid without irritating the sensitive skin on the corners of your eyes. If you want something longer lasting than pencil but easier to apply than liquid, this gel liner is a good investment and lasts ages.

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          23.07.2011 12:23
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          nearly spot on, but still room for improvement

          I bought this eyeliner because 1) I'm a huge fan of MAC cosmetics in general, and 2) I still haven't managed to find 'the perfect eyeliner' after years of experimenting with different pens and pencils.

          I liked the idea that this is applied with a brush and that you can therefore have more control over the thickness of the line and the amount of product to use. I also hoped that since it is a high end product it would be very long lasting and the price would match the quality (a 3 gram pot of this is £13.50 from a MAC store or MAC online).

          Here is what the website has to say about this product:

          "Ultra-smooth, Fluidline's gel formula provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish. Goes on foolproof with a brush in an easy dip-and-stroke action. Long-wearing. Smudge-proof. Lines up in a rich array of colours and finishes."

          I have to agree that the application is good. The product is easy to pick up with a brush and does apply smoothly and evenly. I can't agree with the 'foolproof' comment, since there is always room for error, even with a brush! However, it takes a while to dry so it is easy to wipe away a mistake.

          My main issue with this liner is that is doesn't live up to it's "Long-wearing. Smudge-proof" claim. I wore this for maybe 4 hours and one eye had already smudged considerably. Quite disappointing!

          The product over all is one that I would recommend (a little pot would last for ages, fairly easy application, good finish), but still isn't my perfect eyeliner that I've been searching for. Maybe with a little more consideration to the formula this could be perfect, but for now my eyeliner quest must continue!

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          17.06.2011 11:53
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          Great little pot

          This product comes in a little glass pot with a black lid and costs £13.50. There are six shades to choose from. They are: Rich Ground which is a light brown, Dipdown- a dark brown, Blitz and Glitz which is a green/ grey one, Blacktrack is you guessed it -black, Waveline is blue while Macroviolet is a purple shade.

          I will be concentrating on my review on the Blacktrack one which is what i have.

          Pencil eyeliners are great but sometimes they don't last that long especially when you apply to your waterline and they can be prone to smudging, whilst i have never been a fan of liquid eyeliner as i find them too fiddly and really awkward to use. So when i heard about these so called 'gel' eyeliners i thought i would try it out.

          According to the product information on Mac's website: ' Ultra-smooth, Fluidline's gel formula provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish. Goes on foolproof with a brush in an easy dip-and-stroke action. Long-wearing. Smudge-proof. '

          As you can see by the product information, you have to apply this with a brush and im afraid to say that a brush doesn't come with this; it has to be bought separately. I bought a brush from Mac at the same time as buying this and it was recommended to me that i got the 212 Flat Definer Brush, so that is the one i got. The brush cost me £16 though!! More than the product itself and when you put the two together it came to a grand total of £29. 50-which is a hell of a lot more than pencil and liquid eyeliners. It may be worth trying to find a cheaper brush in other places like the Body Shop which do good brushes.

          I found this really easy to use. You dab the brush into the gel and then brush it on. The effect is like liquid eyeliner but it is so much easier to apply. I applied a line to my top lid and a line on my waterline and it looked really dramatic. The black was a proper intense black and looked really silky too.

          I applied this before a night out and it lasted all night and dint need to be topped up whereas with a pencil eyeliner i sometimes do have to top up. Although i found it loads easier to apply then liquid eyeliners but it wasn't as quick to apply as pencil ones so i wouldn't apply this if i was in a rush and didn't have much time.

          At the end of the night it was harder to remove than pencil eyeliner but it still came off, it just took a bit more effort. I was impressed with this product and would now like to try the other colours in the range. I wouldn't wear it in the day as i like to be quick with my make up in the mornings and i feel this is too black for day time but for the evening it looks gorgeous and lasts throughout the night. I was also able to create cat's eyes with a little flick which i have never been able to do.

          But it is very expensive when you take into account the brush so i will not award it the full five stars.

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          03.06.2011 13:26
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          High definition fluid gel eyeliner!

          I own both MAC Fluidline liner and the MAC Liquid eyeliner (see review) and love them both equally. I tend to use the liquid eyeliner on my upper lid and fluid liner under my bottom lid, however, the fluid liner is just as good applied on the upper lid. I've just got myself into the habit of using both as the fluid liner is perfect for under my bottom lid as it does not wear off and gives a lovely finish. Normally, eyeliner under the bottom lid is prone to smudging, but the fluid liner never smudges.

          The Fluid liner comes in six colours and you will have to purchase your own brush to apply this gel liner. MAC's 210 Precise Eyeliner brush works fine with the liner, however, there are plenty of cheaper thin brushes in shops. So, search around if you want a cheaper alternative. I would also advise you to always clean the brush after use as the gel liner can sometimes make the brush hard when dried - wash with warm water after use.

          Fluidline liner will last you long, as you only need a tiny bit on the brush to line the eye - which is a strong advantage with this product. As you may know MAC products are quite pricey and this product retails at £13.50. I got my pot last Christmas and there is still plenty left, considering we are half way through the year - it should last me the rest of the year.

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            22.08.2010 18:26
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            The perfect cross between liquid and pencil, in a cute little pot!

            I was never an eyeliner person until I got this. Despite this being the only sort of make up my mum tends to wear, I never really warmed up to the look as 9 out of 10 times the eyeliner would just water down my face, giving me the dreaded raccoon look.

            It was hell, eye pencil would smudge, and liquid was just disturbingly messy for me back then. So, after gaining an obsession with make up and living without eyeliner, I decided to give the gel sort a try.

            MAC is already a winning company in my eyes, though expensive, they are cheaper than other high-end brands (but also hard to find!) so I had no problem in spending the £12.50 this costs.

            The packaging is a glass pot with a plastic lid, which is made to be quite a bit wider than the section that actually holds any product. This gives the illusion of more product, but makes it more convenient to use.

            In order to use this product, you obviously need an eyeliner brush, unlike the other options, however, my mum seems to able to apply it with her fingers, a miracle I don't suggest trying unless you have good practice! Using an eyeliner brush makes application steadier and less product is wasted.

            The product is in gel form, which makes it very creamy and soft, in my opinion this makes it easier to apply than pencil kohl or liquid, while still giving a strong effect. MAC claims that this eyeliner has the precision of liquid, while having a silkier, softer finish. It also claims to be long wearing and smudge proof. I had to totally agree, I've never loved wearing eyeliner so much, and the brush I bought was particularly cheap, yet works perfectly with it (you don't need an expensive MAC brush to use this!)

            And as an extra note on this product, it might be good enough for sensitive eyes? This is no confirmation as we're all different, but my mother suffers from sensitive skin and always complained on other eyeliners she used were too harsh and made her eyes sting, but then she tried out my fluidline and soon enough I had to buy another pot!

            Its never a good idea to share eyeliner, but in pot and brush form it makes it more hygienic to use as well. If you're looking for a HG eyeliner, this may be the way to go.

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              19.07.2010 15:58
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              Easy to apply eyeliner that won't budge!

              I've only recently been introduced to MAC make up and have already built up a small collection. I have always been intrigued by this brand and wanted to see for myself if the products really deserve the high praise surrounding them. The prices are what made me a little hesitant, £16.50 for a blusher is a little too much for a student's budget. However, armed with birthday money and little else to spend it on, I headed for MAC.

              It is a little overwhelming in the shop as there are more colours than you can imagine and so many different products. However, the assistants are very friendly and helpful and one soon approached me after probably seeing the lost look on my face! She took me around the shop, after asking what I was looking for in particular and showed me suitable shades for my skin.

              One of the products I was eager to buy was MAC Fluidline Gel Liner. I had read up about it before purchasing and was confident it would live up to expectations. I already own a Sleek gel eyeliner, (I don't get on well with liquid) but it was beginning to dry up and was becoming harder to apply.

              At £12.50 for 3g, it did seem a little steep, but I knew from experience that with gel liner, a little goes a long way. It is lovely to apply, very smooth and pigmented. I bought Blacktrack, described as a 'solid flat black'. It is very black and a lovely texture, making it very easy to apply. Previously, with other eyeliners, I have had to use an eye primer underneath to stop it from smudging or sliding around my eyelid.

              However, with the Fluidline gel, I felt brave and decided to try it without. When applying, the line was sharp and neat (this isn't due to any skill of mine!) and the colour was very black. With some eyeliners, you have to build the colour before getting it so dark. Please note, the eyeliner does dry quickly, so you do have to be fairly fast, but it does stop it from smudging.

              With most gel eyeliners, when you go over a line, you tend to smudge a bit off and end up with faint gaps in your eyeliner. Fluidline does do this, but a lot less than cheaper brands and because it dries fast, it is easy to go over and fill in any gaps. After about 6 hours of wear, i rubbed my fingers across my eyelids and made only the smallest smudge.

              The product comes in a small glass container with a black lid and the MAC logo on the front and looks very pretty and sleek to display. Any eyeliner brush will work with the product, so it isn't necessary to purchase a MAC brush (I use a NYX eyeliner brush).

              I would definitely repurchase this, it is simple to use and gives a professional finish even with the shakiest hands (personal experience...)

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              25.04.2010 18:07
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              easy to use and lasts ages

              I decided to give MAC fluidline eyeliner a try, because i wear eyeliner almost every day, and generally prefer liquid over khol pencil, but don't have a very steady hand. One of the biggest advantages to choosing this type of eyeliner is that MAC do several different brushes which are suitable for use with fluidline, so you can pick whichever shape and thickness of brush you want, to customise your look. I chose a slanted brush for helping to create a vintage style flick at the outer corners of my eyes. The sales girl in MAC told me she prefers a rounded brush, as these are easier to use if you don't have such a steady hand, but i have had great results with their slanted brush. The fluidline goes on smoothly , and mistakes are easily corrected with a cotton bud dipped in a little eye makeup remover. It stays put all day, and looks softer than a liquid liner, but more defined than a khol pencil, they do a great range of colours too. The only disadvantages to the fluidline are that the little glass jar plus a separate brush aren't as compact as a bottle of liquid liner, and so not great for carrying round in your makeup bag during the day. The other diasdvantage being that you will need to make sure you wash/clean the fluidline off your brush as soon as you have finished to keep the brush in good condition - not great if you're getting ready in a hurry. All in all though, this is a fantastic eyeliner, and i've been really pleased with tthe results.

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              07.04.2010 22:57
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              ****Mac fluidline****
              I love mac products and have been wearing them for some time but for some reason It was only recently that I got round to trying their fluidline.

              **Mac**
              This is a high quality make up brand and I have been really happy with everything I have tried from them so I was quite confident that I would like this product. Mac can be bought online or at department stores such as Miss Selfridges. Don't buy it from ebay as a lot of fakes are sold there.
              **Packaging**
              This comes in a small round clear glass pot with a black screw on lid and the word mac on the side.I like this but I wish that it came with a little brush to apply the eyeliner with.

              **Product**
              The product itself is solid(a gel substance?)-i like this because it means I cant spill it everywhere but it worries me that it could dry out. The jar size as 3g which I don't know if this is normal because I got mine in the gothette travel kit. I think that this is going to last me ages. To apply this I use a mac 209 but any lipbrush would probably do and I put it in my waterline which I know your not supposed to do because it is waterproof but it makes your eye liner look amazing and it lasts for ages!! Im not that great and putting on eyeliner but I had no problems with this. My only problem is that they don't have these in more colours(currently have 6 on the site)!!! Come on Mac , coastal scents have loads of gel liners!!

              Overall I love this product and will be buying it again when I finish it.(one other thing-can any1 tell me if these are included in back2mac?)

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          • Product Details

            MAC Fluidline / Ultra-smooth / Fluidline's gel formula provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier / softer finish / Goes on foolproof with a brush in an easy dip-and-stroke action / Long-wearing / Smudge-proof / Lines up in a rich array of colours and finishes / All skin types.