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Yep, still the best: MAC Fluidline in Dipdown

You know that feeling of going back to an old love, then finding out (with the utmost delight) that it's even better than you remember it? That's what I felt when I dipped into the MAC Fluidline in Dipdown (P1,100). The Fluidline was my first ever high-end eyeliner and I loved it so much that I used it for almost two years. I kept it for three years just for the nostalgia, and believe it or not, it was still creamy and usable until the day I threw it away. 

I received a fluidline in a MAC event that I attended a couple of months ago. I didn't want to use it since I have got quite a few brown eyeliners on rotation already, but I was curious to see if this gel eyeliner is as good as I thought it was. It is!

This is the best gel eyeliner I've tried, hands down. If you thought your drugstore gel eyeliner was creamy, the Fluidline is waaaaay creamier than you'd think possible. This stuff just glides on the lids effortlessly! It's a lot like liquid eyeliner except that it's solid and housed in a pot. Oh, and this will almost never dry up if you store it properly and keep the cap on tight. In my experience, anyway.

I wasn't kidding when I said that this can stay creamy and usable up to three years (it does get drier as time goes by of course). I wouldn't recommend using it beyond 1.5 - 2 years though, just for hygienic reasons. 

The Fluidline is long-wearing and non-smudging, so it's something you can just put on your lids and waterline then forget about. It's also water-resistant which means that you can cry a river and it will still be there. Nonetheless, this eyeliner is easy to take off with a normal makeup remover.

Dipdown is a rich deep brown shade that offers just enough definition to the eyes for a natural, "it's not makeup!" look. You only need a bit of product to get an opaque line so one jar will last you until it expires! I know it's not cheap but you will definitely get more than what you pay for.

So yes, great stuff! If you're into gel eyeliners, then this is THE product to have. If you don't like bothering with extra brushes though you're better off with pencil or liquid eyeliners. :)

What do you think - worth the splurge or are you happy with cheaper alternatives?

Reader Comments (15)

I think it's worth the splurge! With its longevity and performance it's definitely worth it! Well, now that I'm still sticking to a humbler budget, ELF's, Maybelline's and Etude House's are enough for me. :P I dig the dark brown liner look! :) My brown gel liner of the moment is San San's. Cheap and smudges sometimes but then you get what you pay for. Still works decently though and good for the natural look. :)

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNin

I can't splurge on this one, i can stick with cheaper alternatives..:) I've tried ELF's cream eyeliner though, and i dont like it. Its as dry as clay now; and it hasn't been a year yet. I'll stick with The Face Shop eyeliner. It comes like a black marker pen so no worries about bring a brush for its application.;) Its waterproof too but comes off with make up remover.

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLian

I'll stick to my Maybelline one! Haha no budget (yet) for this one! How does MAC Fluidline compare with Bobbi Brown Gel Liner? :)

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRomzs

hi liz, what brush did you use for this?

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterskyray

I'm happy with Tony Moly and Maybelline. Someday maybe, someday teehee :p

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaja

Is it better than the Bobbi Brown gel liner? :) That's the only high end one I've tried and now I'm using the Maybelline ones since I don't often go for gel liner.

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMariana

I think if you will be able to use a pot of eyeliner for two years, then 1,100 isnt bad for its price. :) would love to try this, but I still have to finish some of my current eyeliner pens. :)

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVal Basinillo

I like the fact that it is long wearing and water resistant and yet can be removed by normal eye mu remover. Ive heard a lot about blacktrack. This is a nice shade though, for the everyday eye MU .

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

Would really want to try Mac's Fluidline. However I am very happy with my Wet n Wild Eyeliner :) no smudges for me compared to Mac ( I had a chance to use one in an event ). I never tried a brown eyeliner as for daily makeup :| wish I could buy next time! it looks more natural <3 Mac is still the best brand for me as I have lots of them in my makeup kit :P *biased haha! Well, who will ever say that Mac products aren't good?

Thanks for this Ms. Liz :)

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMau

Super pretty, it looks so natural Ms. Liz. Actually medyo surprising for me to see that this product is like this, it looks s natural and usually kasi with MAC products parang Lang production lags ang effect, but this one is not. It looks so pretty without all the drama, and I like the color too. Since its dark brownish, parang mas tamed yung effect.

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngel2123

I use Wet n' Wild and Maybelline, both in black but that deep brown is very tempting. Maybe when I run out and have money for it, I'll give it a try.

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYca

It really looks good on you Ms. Liz, it looks very natural! :)

I think there's no harm in sticking to what really works for you and trying out other options than what we are used to. In my case, I rotate between that of Maybelline and MAC's Blacktrack. I'd say both are very wearable, long wearing and worth very peso. Both my save and splurge eyeliners worked out for me well.

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMsHabibi

A great natural look! Nice color... I wish I had this color instead of the black one because I have this but in black! And I have a problem with gel liners.. or gel liners have a problem with me haha! But this one, when I set it with powder, it lasts a long time! Super agree. Love this gel eyeliner

September 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKmmyp

Cool product shots, as usual! :) The formula does look creamy. I'm more of a liquid eye liner girl now, though, but nice to know MAC's fluidline is the best gel liner out there!

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

mahal! but i included this in my to buy list. to buy list from your blog haha

December 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJA

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