MAC Aeros Blue Prolongwear Fluidline & Bionic Bae Technahol Liner Reviews, Photos, Swatches
MAC Aeros Blue Pro Longwear Fluidline ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark blue with strong, cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had medium coverage in a single stroke, and it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage.
The formula is supposed to have 8-hour wear and be waterproof and smudge-proof. I found the the texture to be very emollient, which made it difficult to build up color or get really thin, even lines (I used MAC’s 266 brush in the swatch and in practice). It would actually work better as an eyeshadow base for that very reason rather than an eyeliner (where even, opaque coverage is typically more ideal). It did wear for over ten hours on me, though.
- MAC Royal Wink (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
- Lancome Cote d'Azur (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar).
- Urban Decay Chaos (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar).
- Estee Lauder Electric Cobalt (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
- Melt Cosmetics Santos (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- NARS Most Wanted (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
- Tarina Tarantino Glamorous Thief (DC, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
- NARS Ocean Drive (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).
- Chanel Intense Teal (946) (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).
LELimited Edition. $16.00.
MAC Bionic Bae Technakohl Liner ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a blackened blue with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single stroke, which did not build up that well. It seemed to get more uneven and patchy-looking as I tried to build up the color.
The formula is supposed to have “intense colour” with 8-hour wear, be transfer- and smudge-resistant, and is “safe for use [on the] waterline.” The consistency was lightly waxy and did not drag (though it may look drier in the swatch) on the lower lash line or waterline for me. It wore well for six hours on the waterline and eight hours on my lower lash line before noticeably thinning.
- Make Up For Ever #8K (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar).
- MAC Sudsy (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
- MAC Blue Stripe (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar).
- Maybelline Striking Navy (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar).
- NARS Darklight (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
- Urban Decay Sabbath (DC, $22.00) is darker (95% similar).
- MAC Waveline (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
- Sephora Endless Night (62) (P, $11.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
- Urban Decay Push (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
- Wayne Goss Blue Sapphire (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
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I don’t really get why a company would release a grade B or below product. I understand that not everyone is the same, but eyeliner is fairly simple.
Would anyone want an eyeliner that didn’t apply nicely, smoothly, fully pigmented, long lasting?
Does no one at Mac say “You know what? I think we could do better. I don’t want to put out a product that is not what we advertise. Something that is not an A+ product.”
It vexes me!
I’m not sure – that was my thought – they even included a 266 with the Fluidline sample, so I was surprised at just how poorly it went on!
While I’m really let down by their lack of smooth, even performance in application, I’m also feeling a little bit relieved….or shall I say; my wallet is breathing a huge sigh of relief! ?
aeros blue is stunning!! It looks like it would be bright, and blue enough to pop with my light brown/hazel eyes!!
The color is cool in theory!
Too bad they didn’t turn out better!
I normally like blues, but I don’t like these – too bright for me.