MAC Ash Violet Fluidline Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Ash Violet Fluidline
MAC Ash Violet Fluidline

MAC Fall Colour: Ash Violet Fluidline

MAC Ash Violet Fluidline ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described simply as a “blackened purple.” It’s a new and limited edition shade from the MAC Fall Colour Collection, which debuts in North America on September 29th, 2011 and will roll out internationall in October. There is another fluidline, but it’s the ever-permanent Blacktrack. It’s housed in a small glass jar with a black rubberized screw-on lid. Fluidlines are a gel eyeliner formula that works a treat; I’ve always had great success with the formula over the years. It’s creamy and blendable, but it sets and stays in place all day long.

I’m surprised MAC did not include any word to indicate this is a shimmery fluidline–maybe the word pearlized or shimmer should have appeared. Nonetheless, it’s a blackened purple with very subtle red undertones flecked with silver and burgundy-red micro-shimmer. I was concerned it would have fall out issues, but I’m pleased to report that all was well. I wore it all day on the lower lash line and didn’t find that shimmer traveled at all.

I find it has good pigmentation when I used it as an eyeliner (and I used the new 211 brush), though it looks slightly sheer even in the heavier swatch. I will say the shimmer doesn’t translate much on the eye; it just looks like purple-tinted black. Β It seems like it’s a slightly redder version of WavelineΒ (which I don’t think I own) but darker than Non-ConformistΒ (which I don’t own).

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MAC Ash Violet Fluidline
MAC Ash Violet Fluidline

MAC Ash Violet Fluidline
MAC Ash Violet Fluidline

MAC Ash Violet Fluidline
MAC Ash Violet Fluidline

MAC Ash Violet Fluidline
MAC Ash Violet Fluidline

MAC Ash Violet Fluidline
MAC Ash Violet Fluidline

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Do you currently prefer the 211 over angled liner brushes? I am looking to purchase an eyeliner brush, I have small almond shaped eyes that slant upwards a bit; I want to achieve a line that has thin-medimum thickness. I find the other Mac pointed brushes to be to flimsy; can you compare and recommend me a brush from your favorites? Thank you so much πŸ™‚

For underneath the lashes, I liked it a bit more, since you don’t have to maneuver it just right to get the appropriate angle. It’s definitely stiffer than the other thin liner brushes (as in the tapered ones). I tend to prefer angled brushes for the upper lash line, though πŸ™‚ The 208 is my favorite – very small and thin.

Meh. When I saw the swatches here, my opinion on this one changed completely.

A different effect, but something similar to Stila starry night smudge pot is what I was expecting I guess.

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