Thursday, October 25th, 2012

MAC Feminine Edge Fluidline
MAC Feminine Edge Fluidline

Paint Pots Dressed Up as Fluidlines

MAC Glamour Daze Fluidlines ($16.50 for 0.10 oz.) includes three new (and limited!) shades: Catch My Eye (cool taupe grey with dazzle pearl), Feminine Edge (pink mauve with dazzle pearl), and Little Black Bow (charcoal with dazzle pearl).

These were an odd bunch of Fluidlines. I don’t like them as Fluidlines at all; I don’t think they work well for lining–I tried using all three by applying them with MAC’s 208 brush (which is what I typically use for Fluidlines), and so little product gets dispersed. The line is uneven, and these were really, really creamy, so they tended to smudge easily while you were trying to line. All three looked significantly different when used as an eyeliner than how they appeared in the pot, and a lot of it is because they’re not very pigmented from the get-go. They’re buildable, and the Fluidline formula is very conducive to layering, but to get an opaque line, I had to re-line two to four times.

Ultimately, they felt more like Paint Pots in Fluidline clothing! They would work better as Paint Pots, too, because as a sheer wash of sparkly cream eyeshadow, they work. The Fluidline formula is great here: it’s creamy but stubbornly long-lasting, so it dries down in thirty seconds or so, and then it stays on for eight hours or longer. There is almost no fall out during the wear; I saw a couple stray sparkles but it was very, very minimal.

Catch My Eye is a gray-ish taupe with champagne sparkle. When layered heavily, it has a metallic finish and looks very taupe, but when used as an eyeliner, it looks almost mauve and is quite light and sheer. Sheered out, as kind of a base or wash of eyeshadow, it is more taupe but still mauve-y. The metallic finish is a lot less apparent unless it is layered.

Feminine Edge is a sparkly sheer medium pink with chunky sparkle. This one was the sheerest and most difficult shade to work with, because it was very sparkly and gritty. It doesn’t really show up as pink unless you use several layers of product, as it shows up as a sheer, warm-ish pink tinge as an eyeliner and mostly just sparkles.

Little Black Bow is a soft brown-black with sparkle. When it is layered heavily, you’ll see the brown tones come out, but when it is sheered out as a wash, it looks more like a soft black with mere brown tones. As an eyeliner, it looks like a faded almost taupe-like brown.

As Fluidlines, they’re disappointing, because while you can always use a Fluidline as an eyeshadow base or cream eyeshadow, that’s not really its primary purpose.  These don’t line well; they’re the kind of product that is better layered over your favorite eyeliner, because then these can add sparkle but you wouldn’t have to rely on it for providing color, too.  As more of a wash of sparkly eyeshadow, they’re better, and they are buildable to fairly opaque coverage, but it will take some layering.

For a particular type of use and for the right person, I could see some of these shades being must-haves, but for someone who’s looking for Blacktrack with sparkle, you won’t find that kind of payoff here.  They were more reminiscent of last year’s Glitter & Ice Paint Pots than the Fluidline range.

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MAC Glamour Daze Fluidline Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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For a particular type of use and for the right person, I could see some of these shades being must-haves, but for someone who's looking for Blacktrack with sparkle, you won't find that kind of payoff here.

Product

6.5/10

Pigmentation

5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

3.5/5

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MAC Feminine Edge Fluidline
MAC Feminine Edge Fluidline

MAC Feminine Edge Fluidline
MAC Feminine Edge Fluidline

MAC Feminine Edge Fluidline
MAC Feminine Edge Fluidline

MAC Feminine Edge Fluidline
MAC Feminine Edge Fluidline

MAC Feminine Edge Fluidline
MAC Feminine Edge Fluidline

MAC Feminine Edge Fluidline
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MAC Glamourdaze Lipstick
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MAC Little Black Bow Fluidline
MAC Little Black Bow Fluidline

MAC Little Black Bow Fluidline
MAC Little Black Bow Fluidline

MAC Little Black Bow Fluidline
MAC Little Black Bow Fluidline

MAC Little Black Bow Fluidline
MAC Little Black Bow Fluidline

MAC Little Black Bow Fluidline
MAC Little Black Bow Fluidline

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35 thoughts on “MAC Glamour Daze Fluidline Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. tyanna

    I LOVE the shade ,catch my eye…it applies beautifully for me! i passed up on the other two though.. since they weren’t as creamy and easy to apply. the pink is beautiful though!

  2. Laura

    Despite thinking these fluidlines were all a bit pants I absolutely LOVE the look you’ve done with the Smoky Eyes Palette & Feminine Edge! It makes me actually want feminine edge!

  3. How disappointing! I loved how these looked in the pots, but the swatches are just such a letdown — what’s the point of a Fluidline if you can’t even line your eyes with it? :(

  4. Elysia

    i’m bummed about feminine edge, it looked so pretty!

  5. Miss J

    Hm. You know… I like these. Not the pink one, but the other two have my attention. As cream shadows. Labeling them as a Fluidline is kind of ridiculous. I kind of knew they wouldn’t great liners. Didn’t make come out with something similar before? IDK…I can never keep up with MAC and their releases, lol.

  6. I feel like these were designed with the main intention of looking pretty in the jar. I really love seeing new and creative colors/shades/products, but not at the expense of function!

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    As awful as these are as liners, I actually want these as shadow bases, LOL! MAC should have just marketed these as Paint Pots.

  8. Francesca

    Again, I agree with a bit of what you have to say. I was at my MAC counter and my favorite MAC artist told me that this would be best to use as a shadow (much like we had done with the darker liners from Style Seeker). I have used Little Black Bow and Catch My Eye on a blue eyed lady and they looked wonderful. They have staying power but really aren’t good liners, per se.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa divinem (Melissa)

    You were very generous with a C, Christine. These fluidlines are appalling to me, and I don’t even use gel/liquid liners. I would never purchase crap like this. It looks like Wet ‘n Wild quality. Again, MAC disappoints. :-\

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of rebecca blueraccoon

    Strange that I just came from the Muse’s blog and she’d approved Feminine Edge…but as an eyeshadow wash, not a liner. I’ll pass on all of them – if I’m buying eyeliner, I want it to act like eyeliner!

  11. Kelly

    What a shame. LE Fluidlines are one of the few products I always look forward to, since the quality is almost always great. Not so this time :/

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ashley Ashley

    Its basically a paint pot with the fluidline price. If thought of that way, these are awesome!

  13. I am a total fluidline junky but this three is not for me… i absolutely dont`t get what MAC was “thinking” launching this bunch.

  14. Something had to bite. LoL. Colour wise, I wouldn’t be partial to these even if they were excellent performers.

  15. Lucille

    Do you think ‘Feminine Edge’ will be irritating to the eyes for someone who gets irritated by glittery paint pots like ‘Let’s Skate’?

    I swatched it in the store today and loved it as an eyeshadow but I was scared to get it since ‘Let’s Skate’ and ‘Genuine Treasure’ make me look like I have pink eye the next day.

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Feminine Edge… those glitter chunks… ugh.

  17. Mari

    Your eye looks very irritated /teary in the first picture where you are trying smokey eye palette and femenine edge
    Question:Did the fluidline gave you a reaction? I tried on today and femenine edge is very sheer and gritty like 20 mins after I put it on I felt something hot on my eyelid like something was “cooking” LOL I had to take it off.The fluidline sparkles are big and had some fallout. I didn’t even thought a of a bad review just give it a chance but It didn’t work out… sigh

    • A lot of testing back-to-back tends to irritate my eyes overall – I don’t really remember the Fluidline irritating my eyes, though, in particular! My eyes are a bit flaky today, and my cheeks are gnarly – red, angry, and dry.

      Sorry to hear it didn’t work out! Where did you apply it?

      • Mari

        Upper and lower lash.I have done this with other fluidlines/pencil eyeliners liquid eyeliners etc and never had a reaction like that. It is such a pretty though.
        Sorry you have to go through such pains to test products I do appreciate your work.
        PS: You need to enjoy your honeymoon. We all can wait for reviews!

  18. madii

    OMG these are just a joke. To me it seems that now MAC is SO overrated. The LE products are always crappy quality, it’s like they think, “we’ll put out any old crap and they’ll buy it all anyway because we’re MAC!”. That’s how I see it. I’m passing!

  19. VickyM

    This good be great eyeshadow bases they look nice, even though they are terrible fluid lines, they could still be worth something if you already have them though, use them as shadows.

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rebecca Rebecca K

    I bought Catch My Eye and Feminine Edge, and use them as cream shadows. I love them! I have a lot of creasing problems, and these don’t budge. They make a really pretty go-to look for a simple eye. But I agree, I wouldn’t even bother trying them as a liner.

  21. Feminine Edge looks great in the pot it’s a bummer it has to be packed on to achieve the desired color, it’s so pretty in the pot. I’d buy it to just display it, the color is so pretty.

  22. Lisa

    I’m surprised at the review but I understand it. I actually think these fluidlines are beyond fabulous. I use them as a liner on my top lid, with a thicker line, and then go back over it with a very thin black line at the lashes, either with liquid liner or shadow. They add a wonderful pop of sparkle. I think these are one of a kind!

  23. Carla

    Hi Christine, I had a thought, Isn’t Mac Feminine Edge, very much like Mac Liquidlast in Visionaire? (Just without the glitter)?

  24. I actually find the need to disagree. It depends on your function for them. I use the little black bow as an extremely light liner for job interviews with a day-time nude smokey eye. It helps make me look put together and makeup-ey without the over-done look that I would normally wear out. It looks neutral and business professional because it is so light. For this purpose, I think they are great.

  25. Christina

    When the Mac artist applied Little Black Bow on me, I would have never guessed it was sold as a Fluidline (and I am a major fan of gel liners). She used it as a cream shadow on the entire lid for a fabulous smoky eye, and this is what I have been using it for several weeks now that I hear it is supposed to be a Fluidline. It is a great cream shadow with glitter for party smoky eyes, can be used relatively sheer and quite intense. For that use, it’s just fabulous.