MAC Styleseeker Fluidlines: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

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Gosh, it’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to review a new MAC collection, so I’m pretty excited about Styleseeker! I’m really loving all of the deep, rich colors for fall and this collection definitely has something for everyone.

Two of these Fluidline Gel Eyeliners are permanent (Blacktrack and Rich Ground), while Dark Diversion is limited edition but is a repromote (it’s been out several times). Local Wares is brand new, limited edition, and is my favorite from Styleseeker.


Photo taken indoors with natural, direct sunlight.
Sorry for the glare… I was losing my light and the sun was in a bad spot!


MAC’s Fluidline formula is gel based eye liner, which goes on smoothly and effortlessly. It’s long-wearing and smudge-proof, but not waterproof. For me, This wears all day long with no smudges, unless my eyes are exceptionally watery from bad allergies. Even then, it only barely smudges at the outer corner of my eye. My favorite brush to apply this with is the MAC 266 angled brush… It’s a soft, precise angled brush that’s perfect for creating a cat eye look. If you want a thinner, more detailed line, a MAC 210 or 211 brush is great. Those brushes will also work for a cat eye, but it takes a little more effort to create the cat eye shape.

As I mentioned before, Blacktrack and Rich Ground are permanent, while Dark Diversion and Local Wares are limited edition. These are all available now both online at and at any MAC store or counter. Fluidlines contain 3g/0.1oz of product and sell for $15.


Styleseeker Fluidlines Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   4

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin


Blacktrack:   Blacktrack is a “solid flat black”. It’s a deep, bold, not too matte but not shimmery black… I would say it’s slightly satiny, but dries nearly flat. When I think of a classic cat eye look, I think of this liner. Blacktrack is permanent and is one of MAC’s most popular products! This is a must have for everyone… As you can see, mine is used quite often haha.

Dark Diversion:   This Fluidline is described as a “blackened plum”. In the package, it looks a bit more shimmery than it does once it’s been applied. Once applied, it still has some shimmer, though, so it gives it a nice sheen and adds dimension to this Fluidline. Coverage and color payoff are awesome… It’s nice and bold with one quick swipe. This is the second one that I have purchased (I got them both last time they came out), so obviously I think quite highly of Dark Diversion! It’s a nice break from Blacktrack, and is flattering with all eye colors and skin tones. Although this looks good on everyone, I find that it really brings out the color of brown or green eyes!

Local Wares:   Local Wares is the newest Fluidline from MAC and it’s GORGEOUS! It’s a “dirty olive with multidimensional pearl”. It’s a slightly brownish, grayish, olive with tiny little bits of multicolored microshimmer. The color payoff and coverage for Local Wares is on par with most other Fluidlines… The shimmer shows up more once this is applied, but the olive tone fades a bit and can look more grayish-brown. Either way, it’s beautiful and looks amazing on everyone. Local Wares is great all year round too, not just for fall!


Rich Ground:   Rich Ground is a “reddened coco with frost”. It’s a beautiful reddish coppery brown that has intense amounts of frost. It’s not so much multidimensional pearl or microshimmer like Dark Diversion or Local Wares, but true frost. The color payoff is great, although the coverage is not as heavy as some other Fluidlines. Still, this is unique and one of my recent favorites. Although this is suitable for all skin tones and eye colors, I find this to be especially pretty on people with blue, green, or hazel eyes… It REALLY makes blue eyes pop!

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