Remember how I said that it always takes me forever to review my favorite everyday products? Well today I’m finally knocking another fav off the must-review list! It’s MAC Fluidline in Added Goodness from the Spring MAC Shop MAC Cook collection. If you’ve never tried MAC Fluidlines before, run out and grab one from your neighborhood MAC store or Nordstrom! Seriously, these little guys are awesome. The Fluidline is pretty much a MAC gel eyeliner. It’s super easy to apply and is long wearing.
I’ve always had an issue with using eyeliners and stayed away from them for YEARS! YEARS I tell you! On the rare occassion that I used liner, my weapon of choice was always pencil eyeliners. It wasn’t until I discovered the awesomeness of MAC Fluidline that I converted over to the gel formula. It’s easier and quicker to apply than a pencil, gives you much more precision and lasts longer on my oily lids. It lasts especially long if I’ve primed my eyes beforehand!
I actually prefer using MAC Added Goodness over the iconic MAC Blacktrack fluidline for everyday use. Added Goodness is a black/brown mauve with a bit of shimmer. I like that the liner doesn’t look as harsh as Blacktrack against my light skin. It’s a great shade to start practicing with since the color is more forgiving than straight up black.
My much loved MAC Fluidline pot :]
Let’s be honest- I didn’t learn how to use MAC Fluidline overnight. It took some practice but most importantly I had to figure out which eyeliner brush I could maneuver the best with this silky smooth formula! It actually wasn’t until I tried using the fluidline with my Benefit shadow liner brush that I started using and loving my MAC fluidline daily. Obviously, it’s the bottom brush that doesn’t say MAC on it. :]
I was looking at the Sephora site to pull up information for you guys since that’s where I bought mine but it looks like they don’t sell this anymore! I think the cream shadow brush ($22) on the Benefit site is the same thing just labeled/designed a little differently.
The other two eyeliner brushes that I use are MAC 210 Precision Eyeliner ($19) and MAC 263 Small Angle Brush ($19). These were actually the first brushes that I bought to use with the fluidline and it took more time to learn how to use them. The MAC 210 brush is great for precision at the corner of your eyes and the MAC 263 helps you create a flick for a cat-eye. But by far, I have the easiest time using the Benefit brush and then using either the MAC 210 if I need to clean up the edges.
Unfortunately, MAC Added Goodness Fluidline was limited edition and they don’t sell it anymore. I know, I’m still kicking myself for not buying a back-up! But MAC is always coming out with fun new shades with different collections so I’ll definitely keep an eye out for a new fluidline color! As of now, Waveline (navy blue with low-level gold pearl) is looking tempting.
What is your favorite form of eyeliner? Have you tried any of MAC’s Fluidlines before? What shade is your favorite? Was this MAC Fluidline review helpful? Let me know in the comments below!
And let the weekend begin… NOW!