MAC x Guo Pei Fluidlines Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Blue Fountain Fluidline
MAC Blue Fountain Fluidline

MAC Blue Fountain Fluidline ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dark green blue.” It’s a medium-dark blue with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff in a single stroke, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage in two to three layers. On me, it lasted for twelve hours without fading or migrating. MAC Mountain Air (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Threshold (P, $15.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Blue Peep (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Darkness of Calm Fluidline ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dark espresso.” It’s a muted, blackened brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish–just a little sheen to it. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency that was easy to draw lines with but didn’t take forever to set. Once dry, the color lasted for twelve hours with no movement or breakdown. Urban Decay Smokeout (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Bustier (LE, $7.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lowlights (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Local Wares (DC, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Iron)y (P, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Last Frontier (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer Coffee (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Spliff (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Avenue (DC, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Last Frontier (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). ColourPop Bustier (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Palm Tree Fluidline ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “charcoal with pearl.” It’s a dark gray with silver and bluish-teal pearl. It had mostly opaque coverage with a moderately creamy consistency that applied well without skipping or dragging. It had the same long-wear (twelve hours) that I typically get with Fluidlines. MAC Metropolis (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Gris Scintillante (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Clay (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Steelpoint (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Nero Vulcanico (939) (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics 125 Years (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Stila Triggerfish (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Stone)Fox (58) (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Starry Sky (DC, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Smoke (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Noir Enigmatique (944) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The MAC x Guo Pei collaboration launches online on September 24th at maccosmetics.com, and it will only be available at MAC 5th Avenue in NYC and MAC at South Coast Plaza (in southern California) for U.S. locations.

See more photos & swatches!

MAC Blue Fountain Fluidline
MAC Blue Fountain Fluidline

MAC Blue Fountain Fluidline
MAC Blue Fountain Fluidline

MAC Blue Fountain Fluidline
MAC Blue Fountain Fluidline

MAC Darkness of Calm Fluidline
MAC Darkness of Calm Fluidline

MAC Darkness of Calm Fluidline
MAC Darkness of Calm Fluidline

MAC Darkness of Calm Fluidline
MAC Darkness of Calm Fluidline

MAC Palm Tree Fluidline
MAC Palm Tree Fluidline

MAC Palm Tree Fluidline
MAC Palm Tree Fluidline

MAC Palm Tree Fluidline
MAC Palm Tree Fluidline

24 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
Katherine T. Avatar

Wow, all of the colors are just gorgeous! I really like Blue Fountain, but I won’t wear it often enough to justify the price, but the other 2 are classic colors. I might go for one of them, maybe Palm Tree, or whichever one I can snag on launch date. I like how it’s a dark gray with some pearl, not as harsh looking as a straight black

Nancy T Avatar

Hmm, I sure do wish Palm Tree had a green reflect or green something to it! Grays *usually* make me look sallow and sick, although I am able to pull off UD Dagger & Slant? And UD Poison too!
I may try out Darkness Of Calm, though. Because a shimmery deep brown is something I know I’d get a ton of use out of.

Bonnie Avatar

Palm tree is awesome. I would totally buy this, I never go in for MAC LE products though. Too much of a hassle IMO. I also wonder wtf is up with the names MAC gives some of its products. Palm tree for a sparkly gunmetal shade? With no green whatsoever? It’s like their new Orchid being orange and Oxblood being nude earlier this year. I wonder if they get a kick out of confusing people with their random names.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!