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). 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. Colour Pop Bustier (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Smokeout (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Lowlights (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Iron)y (P, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Avenue (DC, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Last Frontier (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Local Wares (DC, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Bustier (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Last Frontier (P, $24.00) is darker (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 Nero Vulcanico (939) (P, $33.00) is darker, warmer (90% 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). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Stone)Fox (58) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Starry Sky (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Stila Triggerfish (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Noir Enigmatique (944) (P, $33.00) 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.

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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

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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

From the press release description I thought Blue Fountain would be more green/teal. It’s just similar enough to UD Gonzo that I won’t get it.

Now Palm Tree on the other hand, I actually really like. I might get that if I remember 🙂

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.

Definitely have to have Palm Tree. Glad to see it is not too similar to MAC Little Black Bow, although I will have to look too see if I have MAC Avenue. Fluidlines are my favorite, so it’s hard to keep them straight!

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.

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