A few weeks ago my amazing friends got me some lovely gifts for my birthday – MAC is always a lush present to receive right??
They got me both of the items below, the limited edition Cinderella Fluidline Eyeliner and the Toledo Ombre Blush. I will come to the blush in a separate post so this one is for the Cinderella liner.
If I’m honest I can’t say the packaging excited me that much. I loved the look of the eyeshadow palette but that’s maybe because it has Cinderella plastered across the front!
I just didn’t feel like it was as magical as it could have been – though it is a pretty blue and matches the dress that she wears in the film. It needed a little more sparkle in my opinion!
The MAC Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel is called ‘Little Black Bow’, and is classed as a grey liner with silver pearl.
It’s quite a dark grey liner gel with silver glitter particles, though it isn’t gritty. It’s one of those shades that can be used as intended as an eyeliner, but also as a cream eyeshadow. The texture is very smooth and has a sheen finish, it’s a thin gel so applies really easily regardless of your application.
So for application as a eyeliner gel, how does it look?
I applied this using the Real Techniques liner brush, it was super easy to get a perfect flick considering I haven’t worn eyeliner for a good few months recently. It may need a few layers to get a decent uniform effect but I didn’t find it was too much of an problem.
I normally love liner but it’s too fiddly for work and I haven’t had any occasions for anything different.
I liked this in the pot but I wasn’t sure I’d get much wear out of it. Having used it a few times now I can say that I surprisingly love it and it’s a beautiful alternative to a black. I could in theory wear this grey to work as its a great subtle alternative to black (though maybe the glitter wouldn’t be ideal….)
I was also impressed with how well the liner lasted too, it didn’t smudge or budge all day and I think that wearing it alone as I have above or with a subtle or full blown smokey eye would be a really nice alternative to a black, especially for summer nights out when minimal make up is the best option.
What do you think of Little Black Bow?
I love receiving limited edition products but they can be hard to write about especially as they sell out so fast! Allegedly this has been brought out before under a different collection but a dark grey liner is generally a good addition to any make up collection.
Do you wear dark grey instead of black liquid liner? Do you buy from MAC limited edition collections?
I normally lust after them as they sell out!