Release Date: August 23, 2012 (U.S.) / September 2012 (International)
Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Ultra-smooth, Fluidline’s gel formula provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish. Goes on “foolproof” with a brush in an easy dip-and-stroke action. Long-wearing. Smudge-proof. Lines up in a rich array of colours and finishes. Brush sold separately.
This review is for the new, limited-edition Fluidline shade in Local Wares, which releases with MAC’s upcoming Style Seeker Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches:
- Local Wares: Mid-tone olive with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments
Local Wares is the only new color from the Style Seekers. Rich Ground and Blacktrack, included in this collection, are both permanent shades. Dark Diversion, also re-promoted in this collection, has been released multiple times before. You can see a review of it, including swatches and photographs, here.
Fluidlines come in small glass jars with twist-off tops. The packaging keeps the product from drying out effectively.
MAC describes Local Wares as an olive color with multi-dimensional pearls. The shade does technically have a brown-olive tone to it with small gold shimmer. For practical purposes, though, this shade looks like a grey-brown liner. You can’t really see any olive tone or the gold shimmer particles when Local Wares is applied in a thin line on your lid.
As is typical of the Fluidline formula, this shade is very creamy. It leaves a pigmented and even line of color across the lash-line. The liner lasts all day without any flaking, fading, or smudging.
If you don’t already have a deep brown or grey cream or gel liner, then this is a good choice. But if you were expecting a more unique color or to get a noticeable olive-green tint to this shade, you should pass on Local Wares.
Ease of Use: 9.8/10
The formula is extremely easy to use. It glides across the lash-line with zero skipping or tugging and gives you a pretty opaque line.
Fluidlines cost $15.00 each and contain 3 grams of liner. This is the standard price and size. These will last you a very, very long time.