MAC Dirty Blonde Fluidline Brow Gelcreme
MAC Stylish Brow: Fluidline Brow Gelcreme
MAC Fluidline Brow Gelcreme ($15.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a new, limited edition brow gel that’s supposed to be long-wearing, waterproof, and sets quickly. It comes in three shades: Dirty Blonde (soft taupe brown), Redhead (muted golden brown), and Deep Dark Brunette (rich brunette).
- Dirty Blonde is an ochre-toned brown with a gray cast; it’s a bit yellow-brown to be a true taupe, but there’s a definite grayness to it that give sit a taupe-like coloring.
- Redhead is a warm, yellowed, medium tan-brown.
- Deep Dark Brunette is a dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones.
Ooh–I really like these. They have the same consistency and feel of MAC’s Fluidlines, which is a fantastic formula. It’s creamy, pigmented, smooth, and it sets efficiently–not so quick that you have no time to fix mistakes, blend, or the like, but not so long that it has time to move around. I used Deep Dark Brunette to fill in my brow using the 208 (which is the brush promoted with this launch), and it was lovely. The creamy consistency allowed for a really crisp line and edge along the upper and lower edges of the brow. The color wasn’t too harsh against my skin tone and with my brow color, so on dark brown (with a bit of black) brows, it’s an appropriate color.
All three shades had incredible pigmentation; the color payoff in a single pass was opaque and didn’t skip or drag. When I tested the shade closest to my brow color, it lasted all day long. I had no problem getting a full eight hours of wear, and even after twelve hours, 90% of it remained. Mere water did not smudge or cause it to run, either, so it holds up to the waterproof claim as well. I will be curious to see how suitable Dirty Blonde and Redhead are for those with lighter brows. I wish this formula was permanent, and I could see a few more shades being added to round it out more.