You know, I don’t think I’ve ever actually finished an entire pot of MAC Fluidline. I’ve gotten pretty close several times with Blacktrack, but I usually get distracted by something else (it happens), and then misplace or forget about the particular pot I’m working on, so I open a new one.
This inevitably leads to someone saying, “What sane person needs five half-used pots of gel liner?” when they visit my house and notice the five half-used Blacktrack Fluidlines on the counter, to which I can’t make a smart-a$$ remark because, c’mon, only crazy makeup hoarders keep five pots of half-used Blacktrack.
Now, though, I’m betting I’ll actually be able to finish one of the new MAC Fluidline Eye Pencils ($16 each US, $19 CAD), richly pigmented twist-up gel pencils coming soon to MAC counters with the A Novel Romance collection.
I’ve been wearing Black Brilliance, the black shade, a lot lately, and I seem to be going through it quickly. The soft formula glides so smoothly across my lids and lash lines that I sometimes get carried away with it.
There are also many other colors available, like Earth Sign (a deep, shimmery brown, which is a lot like Teddy, but not as reddish bronze) and Water Willow (a deep khaki green), which have also become close, personal faves. I love ’em on lash lines, where they stay put for 12-14 hours.
On my water lines, however, they smear and smudge as the day wears on, leaving me looking like I should be sheepishly walking home in the wee hours of a Sunday morning with a single broken high heel and club stamps all over my hands…and not like a responsible cat mom in responsible cat mom jeans driving a cat mom minivan filled with kittens on the way to soccer and ballet practice.
Basically, when I want to look like an upstanding citizen, I’ll just wear the new Fluidline Eye Pencils on my lash lines…
PRICE: $16 US, $19 CAD each
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition; available August 14 online at maccosmetics.com; August 21 – October 2 in North American stores and counters; internationally this September
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A- (best for lash lines)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,