Thursday, October 17th, 2013

MAC Stares & Speculation Fluidline
MAC Stares & Speculation Fluidline

MAC Stares & Speculation Fluidline ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dirty olive with gold pearl.” It’s a subdued, green-tinged brown with warm undertones and a golden bronze micro-shimmer. Sephora Collection Roof Top Party (P, $9.00) is similar–a little lighter. Urban Decay Stash (P, $19.00) is very close but in pencil form. bareMinerals 10AM (LE, $15.00) is greener. See comparison swatches.

It had fairly good color payoff in a single stroke (applied with MAC’s 208) and can be applied more heavily, as if it were a cream eyeshadow. The consistency was creamy, not too thick or too thin, and spread well–it was very true to the Fluidline formula.  I wore this along the lower lash line, and it didn’t move for twelve hours (until I took it off).  No smudging or flaking!

I’ve reviewed Deliciously Rich and Macroviolet is part of the permanent range (each time they repromote it, I think I’ve reviewed it, and each time, I find out I’m wrong), but I have a swatch of it here.

The Glossover

LE
product

Stares & Speculation

A

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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MAC Stares & Speculation Fluidline
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MAC Stares & Speculation Fluidline
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MAC Stares & Speculation Fluidline
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MAC Stares & Speculation Fluidline
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22 thoughts on “MAC Stares & Speculation Fluidline Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Such a beautiful Shade.. loved the shimmery finish and the olive hints.. Can you suggest any drugstore dupe of this shade..??

  2. Is it limited edition?

  3. WOW I love this! This may be coming home with me.

  4. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Generally, I’m not a huge fan of the LE fluidlines, but I admit this is really beautiful. I may have to go for it. :)

  5. I noticed there wasn’t a grade or glossover for the items in the Divine Nights collection. Are you scraping the grading system? Somehow it helps me a lot better in making a decision!

    • Hi Fiona,

      Please make sure to read the post above! :) In it, I stated: “I’ll update this post with wear time and a rating once I’ve finished testing it! :)” I wrote this on nearly every Divine Nights post as they are sneak peeks since I just received the items yesterday and haven’t had a chance to test everything yet. I’m currently working through the products and am updating posts as I wrap up testing. Thanks!

  6. jkj

    Definitely don’t need another eyeliner but this is beautiful! Could this be worn in the daytime or would it be too much, I wonder? If it wears well once you test it, I will be very tempted. :)

  7. Oh boy, total wish list material. The color is exactly right for me!

  8. beck

    this looks amazing in person, i pre saled it i think
    it will go fast

  9. Saw this today at MAC and talk about gorgeous. I still have a swipe of it on my hand and I’m sorry I didn’t at least ask for a sample! It’s not a shade I’d be likely to wear as a liner but I would love it as a shadow. I’ve never used the Fluidlines (I prefer pencils) – can anyone tell me how well (or poorly) they perform as shadows?

    • They have worked well for me as cream eyeshadows, but they can be hard to blend over once they set.

      • Thanks for the information, Christine. I might just pick this up (I don’t know why I didn’t just grab it yesterday but my brain was sort of “checked out” and I had a throbbing headache!). Since I’d be more likely to use this as a shadow on its own (as I often do with paint pots), the issue of blending another shadow over-top may not be a deal breaker so I may well grab this next time I’m near the MAC counter.

  10. Avatar of Lauren Lauren

    Beautiful. This will be coming home with me. I’m supposed to be cutting back on my makeup purchases, but I work less than 1/2 a block from a MAC store…

  11. This reminds me of my Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Forest Shimmer Ink. It’s a grey/bark color, not so much green as the name might suggest.

  12. Fluidlines are one of my favorite MAC products – this will probably be the only product of this year´s holiday collection that I will truly hunt for!!

  13. Avatar of SandraJT SandraJT

    The only Fluidline that I saw from the fall/winter collections that I loved was Deliciously Rich, and I did buy it. Nothing else from any of the collections that are in stores now impressed me. Funny, because so many other brands are coming out with amazing collections this year! I’ve already spent a boatload of cash on everything *but* MAC.