Sunday, October 2, 2011

More Than Black: MAC Me Over MAC Avenue Fluidline Review & Swatches

The second of my MAC Fluidline purchases from the MAC Me Over Collection is Avenue.  Avenue is a deep blackened brown with gold micro-shimmer.  It's definitely one I'm reaching for on a regular basis.  The micro-shimmer is so subtle but adds that extra oomph when you may want to reach for good old Blacktrack.

Even with micro-shimmer lacing through Avenue, it is smooth and glides on with ease. It is well pigmented and only requires a bit of extra work compared to Blacktrack.  While it is smooth, the shimmers need a few swipes over just to lay the product flat and evenly.

Avenue reminds me of NARS Aigle Noir Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in shade, however it has very different textures.  In addition, I find MAC Fluidlines to have much more versatility and longevity.  Avenue holds strong and doesn't smudge for hours and hours on end.  I have no problems wearing it all day in the rain or in hot humid weather.  It could also be used as an eye shadow base.  I tend not to do this because I do have a rainbow of MAC Paint Pots, Cream Color Bases and Greasepaint Sticks in my stash that I am more than happy to use instead.  But in a pinch, it does the job.

Unfortunately, Avenue is sold out.  I truly hope they repromote it one day for all the MAC Addicts that didn't get a hold of this one.  These were available at MAC counters and stores for $18 CAD.

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