MAC The Stylish Brow – Fluidline Brow Gelcremes: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

MAC is releasing a small collection today that’s all about brows and includes the brand new Fluidline Brow Gelcremes. I’ve been testing these for about a week now and they’re one of the best products MAC has ever come out with! It seems like brows are a bigger focus for people than they used to be… You can change a whole look just by making your brow stronger, thicker, softer, or more defined. Fluidline Brow Gelcremes can help you do all of that!

Sorry these aren't perfect and new... I had to redo photos after swatching them.

Sorry these aren’t perfect and new… I had to redo photos after swatching them.

Fluidline Brow Gelcreme Labels

Fluidline Brow Gelcremes are a long wearing waterproof gel that’s smooth and well pigmented, just like MAC’s Fluidline gel eyeliner. They glide on smoothly and set within a few moments, but you still have enough time to blend it out if you like or fix any mistakes (which are hard to even make with this product). Fluidline Brow Gelcremes have a velvety matte finish with no sheen. They are very well pigmented, so a little bit will go a long way… I got 8-10 hours of smudgeproof wear with these and was even out when it was drizzling but my brows still looked perfect, so the waterproof statement is legit! Only later on when I fell asleep on the couch 12 hours after applying did it smudge, and that was only at the tip of my brow.

My only complaint with these is that they are not part of the permanent line, although I’m hoping MAC will keep them around! I also wish that there were a few more colors to choose from. These three work well for nearly every hair/brow color, but there is always room for more.

To apply Fluidline Brow Gelcreme, you can use a few different types of brushes… My favorites are the MAC 208 angled brow brush for a softer application, a MAC 263 small angle brush for a more precise and defined application. They’re both angled brushes, so it makes is easy to shape the brow in smooth, consistent brush strokes. If you like, you can line and define your brow with a Fluidline Brow Gelcreme, blend it out with a clean mascara spoolie brush, then use an eye shadow to fill in the rest if you’d like a softer look.

All three of these colors are limited edition and are available now at MAC counters, in stores, and online at www.maccosmetics.com. Fluidline Brow Gelcremes contain 3g / 0.1oz of product and sell for $15.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.Fluidline Brow Gelcreme swatched on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Fluidline Brow Gelcreme swatched on NC15 skin.

Dirty Blonde Fluidline Brow GelcremeDirty Blonde:   Dirty Blonde is described as a  “soft taupe brown”. It’s a medium taupey brown that has slightly cool, but nearly neutral undertones. Since you can apply these lightly or heavily, anyone from a dirty blonde to a brunette could use this, so long as your hair has neutral to cool undertones. Dirty Blonde is also suitable for people with some gray in their hair, since it’s not as warm as the other two Fluidline Brow Gelcremes. If you also like to use eye shadows to fill in and soften your brow, you could pair this product up MAC’s Brow Duo in Blonde, which contains Omega and Soba eye shadows. For a slightly darker brow, try Coquette or Charcoal Brown eye shadow.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

RedheadFluidlineBrowGelcremeRedhead:   Redhead is a “muted golden brown”. It’s a medium slightly tan/reddish brown with warm undertones. I can see this being suitable for anyone with medium, warm blonde or strawberry blonde hair, red hair, or even auburn hair. If you have darker auburn hair, you can fill in with this, then add an eye shadow to darken it. There are a ton of combinations that you could use! If you want a Brow Duo to use with Redhead Fluidline Brow Gelcreme, you could go with MAC’s Redhead Brow Duo, which contains Cork and Espresso eye shadow. If you want to go lighter and softer than that, try Bamboo or Arena. For some darker options, you could even go with Saddle or Folie.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Deep Dark Brunette Fluidline Brow GelcremeDeep Dark Brunette:   Deep Dark Brunette is a “rich brunette” color. It’s a rich, dark brown with warm undertones. Although it’s dark, it can be applied lightly, depending on what brush you use and how much you blend it out. This color is suitable for anyone with warm brown hair from medium to deep. It goes will with MAC’s Brunette Brow Duo, which contains Coquette and Brun eye shadow. You can also use it with Espresso, Charcoal Brown, Folie, Embark, or any other medium to dark brown.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

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