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post #421 of 666

My Dirty Blonde Fluidline Brow Gelcreme (that name's a mouthful, whew!) arrived Thursday. I finally wore it yesterday.

 

I applied it with a brush with somewhat stiff, relatively short, synthetic fibers and a fine point. My natural eyebrows are quite thin/narrow as well as thin/sparse, and i just want to enhance their natural shape and make them show up, not make them "bigger" than they are. Since i can control the Fluidline well, i only add color where i have eyebrows. As far as application goes, i like it a bit better than the MAC powdered eyeshadow, Omega matte, and much better than the (non-MAC) eyebrow pencils i've been using.

 

As for color, Dirty Blonde appears to me to be darker than Omega, so i was uncertain about the look at first. But by the end of the day (after checking my brows several times) i decided it was ok - I'm just not used to very visible brows. I'm not saying Dirty Blonde is really dark - it's just that i've only been enhancing my brows for maybe 1-1/2 years, so i'm still a bit cautious. Dirty Blonde is also a warmer color than Omega which is a cool taupe. That was also a shift for me, but my dark brown hair naturally has auburn tones, so it was fine.

 

This Fluidline Brow Gelcreme certainly is stable, since it lasted from around 10 AM to around midnight, no smearing, no fading, yet was easy to remove.

 

I think this would be an excellent permanent item, because it works well and it is different from other products in the line.

post #422 of 666
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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post
Introducing any form of liquid (glycerin, fix+, MM) other than alcohol can cause mold and bacteria to grow. It's the same reason pressed shadows should never be used wet.

 

Thanks for the heads-up. My eyes are already a bit sensitive, and i definitely don't want to get an infection.

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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

 

Thanks for the heads-up. My eyes are already a bit sensitive, and i definitely don't want to get an infection.

 

Some years back I had a pretty nasty eye infection which developed into a corneal ulcer. It took a long time to heal but fortunately it left no lasting damage. Since then I've been super careful about eye makeup. If something starts to look/feel even a little bit off, it goes directly in the bin. I no longer use pencils on the waterline either. Sometimes I'm really tempted because I love the look but I wear contacts and I don't want to risk another infection.

post #424 of 666
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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

thanks moonzie! i'm glad the pic helped! are you ordering online or going to a store?

i waited to go in store so that i could test it...i also found it looked a bit light in online swatches, but it turns out it's fine when it goes in my brows.

(my skintone's just a tiny bit darker - nc43 (darker in summer).

I ordered it off of Nordstrom. I haven't had a chance to look at it in store, and my usual counter was all out of stock before I had a chance to even think of going to the mall. I totally agree with you about online swatches. They all look very brown and don't have much black in them at all. I'll let you know if it works out for me, too! 

post #425 of 666

went to play in mac today, and the MUA actually wanted to play in my brows.  She agreed that the deep dark brunette was too dark and tried dirty blonde on me.  It defined my brows nicely without creating the grouch marx look.  I loved it.. Now to find it. LOL   I thought ddb was too dark.  My brows look black (but aren't), I'm nc 44/45 with dark brown hair for reference.   Even the smashbox powder I use is a taupey brown color and not a dark brown.   They will have to make these perm.  Doesn't make sense not to. 

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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

went to play in mac today, and the MUA actually wanted to play in my brows.  She agreed that the deep dark brunette was too dark and tried dirty blonde on me.  It defined my brows nicely without creating the grouch marx look.  I loved it.. Now to find it. LOL   I thought ddb was too dark.  My brows look black (but aren't), I'm nc 44/45 with dark brown hair for reference.   Even the smashbox powder I use is a taupey brown color and not a dark brown.   They will have to make these perm.  Doesn't make sense not to. 

I bought 2 when i bought em. Wanna buy my second one from me?
post #427 of 666
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

 

Not to worry.

 

I was texting my daughter once when i was on a long road trip. I'd stop into a restaurant and ordered fried chicken. I'd gotten as far as typing "fried chi..." and my phone finished the word for me as "children". I can assure everyone, fried children were not on the menu.

 

I have seen fried children on a menu before.. LOL

 

I purchased Strawberry Blonde and Dirty Blonde. Although they are not the same colour, I hope I can use one to extend the tail and one to lightly shade my brow in without looking so dark >_<

post #428 of 666
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

Kinda OT, but...

if a gel eye liner gets too dry, would a drop or 2 of glycerine be good to use to try to get the old consistency back?

 

When I am near the end of a fluidline and I wanna use it up, I actually use eye drops with a sterile tool (dipped in alcohol).

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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

Kinda OT, but...

if a gel eye liner gets too dry, would a drop or 2 of glycerine be good to use to try to get the old consistency back?

I spray a couple of spritzes of FIX+ into my blacktrack when it starts drying out and when my paint pots start hardening up and it does the trick. I've also heard that mixing medium works really well also, but I don't have it due to it being a PRO product, so I'd have to order online.

post #430 of 666
I have an extra DDB if anyone is looking for it still
post #431 of 666
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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post


I bought 2 when i bought em. Wanna buy my second one from me?

thanks!  just got it on nordies though. 

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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

thanks!  just got it on nordies though. 

Okie winks.gif
post #433 of 666
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Originally Posted by purplerinne View Post

I have an extra DDB if anyone is looking for it still

Tempting...
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I found these swatches online because I wanted to compare Deep Dark Brunette fluidline to Dipdown fluidline

 

From top to bottom

DDB,

Dipdown,

Quite Natural Paint Pot, not pop lol

 

 

So glad I went with DDB because it is lighter than dipdown, perfect for me :)

post #435 of 666
I'm confused about the status of the gel cremes. As far as I'm concerned, they were limited edition! however, I went to mac today to try and get a backup of DDB (which they were out of), and the MUA said not to worry they had already ordered more and will be receiving them in a couple weeks. Does that mean they will be made permanent, or are they just getting a restock?
post #436 of 666

I'm thinking there's going to be a restock. I base this on the fact that Nordies products are on backorder shipping at the end of the month.

 

Today I received an email about this collection and it recommended using the Fluidline gelcremes with the 263 brush. I'm a total brow novice. Does anyone know the difference between the 263 and the 208 and perhaps which may be better?

post #437 of 666

You've all done me in. I just ordered Dirty Blonde - it should be here tomorrow. I like the way my brows look with Indie Spirit, but the e/s doesn't seem to hold for the entire day on me. If DB isn't quite warm enough, I'll add just a touch of the IS while the fluidline is still damp.

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I finally decided to go to the store and check these out and DDB was sold out grrrr...

post #439 of 666

I thought sure my DDB Fluidline would be here on Saturday but here it is Monday and it still hasn't arrived. oh.gif Tracking hasn't changed since Friday. 

post #440 of 666
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

I'm thinking there's going to be a restock. I base this on the fact that Nordies products are on backorder shipping at the end of the month.

 

Today I received an email about this collection and it recommended using the Fluidline gelcremes with the 263 brush. I'm a total brow novice. Does anyone know the difference between the 263 and the 208 and perhaps which may be better?

I don't have the 208 yet but I do have the 263. I use the 263 as an eyelining brush. I think the 208 is stiffer and may be a bit smaller. I might try my 263 with the brow fluidline but I think the 208 may be better because of the stiffness.

post #441 of 666
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

I'm thinking there's going to be a restock. I base this on the fact that Nordies products are on backorder shipping at the end of the month.

Today I received an email about this collection and it recommended using the Fluidline gelcremes with the 263 brush. I'm a total brow novice. Does anyone know the difference between the 263 and the 208 and perhaps which may be better?

I have all 3. 208 is stiffer and smaller 266 and 263 are almsot the same but 263 seems to be the softest and less stiffest out of all of them. I think the 263 is slightly more slanted/longer than 266
post #442 of 666
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Originally Posted by ForeverJenn View Post

I'm confused about the status of the gel cremes. As far as I'm concerned, they were limited edition! however, I went to mac today to try and get a backup of DDB (which they were out of), and the MUA said not to worry they had already ordered more and will be receiving them in a couple weeks. Does that mean they will be made permanent, or are they just getting a restock?

It's not really a restock. Sometimes if a collection sells out quickly, a location can TRY to order more. But it doesn't mean they'll get it. It all depends on that locations current inventory level of on-hand LE products, as well as the availability of the item they're trying to order.

Again, just cuz they ordered more, doesn't mean they'll get more.
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

I'm thinking there's going to be a restock. I base this on the fact that Nordies products are on backorder shipping at the end of the month.

Today I received an email about this collection and it recommended using the Fluidline gelcremes with the 263 brush. I'm a total brow novice. Does anyone know the difference between the 263 and the 208 and perhaps which may be better?

The 208 is smaller and stiffer, making it great to get i to the hairs and deposit brow colour. The 263 (synthetic) and 266 are bigger and more flexible, making them ideal to hug the lid and lashline. Great for liner.
post #443 of 666

i need the 208 now....i feel the 266 is too soft 

post #444 of 666
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Originally Posted by Yazmin View Post


Tempting...

it's your's if u want it....i barely dab my brush in the one i have so no need for a backup

post #445 of 666
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Originally Posted by purplerinne View Post

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Originally Posted by Yazmin View Post

Tempting...
it's your's if u want it....i barely dab my brush in the one i have so no need for a backup

That was just my inner makeup hoarder talking. I already have it so best yours goes to someone who couldn't get one in the initial release.
post #446 of 666

Thanks everyone.

post #447 of 666
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Originally Posted by sandrah View Post

I found these swatches online because I wanted to compare Deep Dark Brunette fluidline to Dipdown fluidline

 

From top to bottom

DDB,

Dipdown,

Quite Natural Paint Pot, not pop lol

 

 

So glad I went with DDB because it is lighter than dipdown, perfect for me :)


thank youuu!!! These comparisons are super helpful :)

post #448 of 666
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Originally Posted by honey on boost View Post

I finally decided to go to the store and check these out and DDB was sold out grrrr...

I have an extra one if u want it

post #449 of 666
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Originally Posted by katelyn0 View Post

I spray a couple of spritzes of FIX+ into my blacktrack when it starts drying out and when my paint pots start hardening up and it does the trick. I've also heard that mixing medium works really well also, but I don't have it due to it being a PRO product, so I'd have to order online.

MAC Pro products have been available for everyone since October 2012. 

 

http://www.maccosmetics.com/search/esearch.tmpl?search=mixing&search_submit.x=0&search_submit.y=0

 

I wasn't sure which product you wanted. 

=]

post #450 of 666
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Originally Posted by BlissfullyYours View Post

MAC Pro products have been available for everyone since October 2012. 

http://www.maccosmetics.com/search/esearch.tmpl?search=mixing&search_submit.x=0&search_submit.y=0

I wasn't sure which product you wanted. 
=]

She was talking about the water-based mixing medium, which isn't on there. Only a handful of pro products are available to the public online. There's TONS of stuff that isn't tho.
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