MAC – Magnetic Nude – It’s Physical Fluidline: Photos, Swatches and Review

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With MAC’s Magnetic Nude collection, there were three brand new Fluidlines released. I only purchased It’s Physical because, well, it just caught my eye! The other two are gorgeous too, but I didn’t really feel the need to get them.

Chilled is a light, warm golden type of color that’s pretty, but not something I feel like is wearable all the time. It looks best with something else on anyone that’s lighter than a darker type of skin tone. I would have bought Our Secret but it looks super similar to Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot, which I have two of and use as eye liner anyway!

Anyway, without further ado, here are the photos and review for It’s Physical!

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MAC Fluidlines are an “Ultra-smooth, gel formula that provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish”. They’re a very smooth, easy to apply formula that wears all day without smudging or flaking. I’m not a big fan of liquid liners, but this gel formula is thicker so I feel like it’s easier to control. While there aren’t waterproof, they are smudge-proof on most people (unless your eyes are excessively watery). I don’t recommend these for the waterline, especially these shimmery ones, but they do wear well on both the upper and lower lashlines.

For application you can use so many different brushes… It really depends on personal preference. For a smaller line with more control and detail, a MAC 210 brush will work well… A MAC 209 is also suitable and is a bit bigger, so you’ll get a thicker line. My favorite brushes, especially for a winged look, are the MAC 263 or 266 angled brushes… Fluidlines are the perfect eye liner for a winged look, so I definitely recommend picking up a 263 brush if you’re into that look and get this liner!

The Fluidlines from the Magnetic Nude collection are available now and were released online at as well as at stores and counter on Thursday, December 26th. These are limited edition products but as far as I know, the Fluidlines are all still available online and seem to still be around at most retail locations. These sell for the usual $16 and contain 3 g / 0.1 US oz of product.

TIP:   When storing your Fluidlines in your makeup case or drawer, make sure they’re upside down with the label up! This will keep them from drying out.

It's Physical Label

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Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. It's Physical Swatched on NC15 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
It’s Physical Swatched on NC15 skin.

It’s Physical:   This Fluidline is described as being a “brown with purple pearl” and has a shimmery finish. The base is a neutral, medium-dark taupey brown with a hint of a grayish undertone, while the shimmery part is multidimensional with warmer pinkish purple microshimmer particles. It looks darker and more intense in the pot than it does when applied, but the color payoff is still good. I did notice that the thinner the wing, the more it just looks like a plain, taupey brown and the less shimmer it has. Coverage was good, though only about 80% opaque on first swipe. It does build well without flaking, though. Even with the microshimmer, the texture was very smooth and glided on easily. As with most Fluidlines, I got about 12 hours of wear before any smudging or fading occurred.

Dupes:   Added Goodness Fluidline from the Shop MAC, Cook MAC collection is close but not quite a perfect dupe… It’s warmer, darker, and more brown. I went through all of my eye liners, pencils and Fluidlines alike, and I couldn’t find anything else similar!!

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5


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