MAC Fluidline for me represents the transition from high school makeup user to Real Adult Woman makeup user. It’s one of my favorite things ever. It’s a pot of eyeliner liquid, essentially, and use can use a skinny brush to use it for the easiest, most dummy-proof winged eyeliner ever. They don’t advertise this, but you can also use it as a tough-as-shit eyeshadow primer. Since all the fluidlines are dark, I only do this when I’m doing “going out” makeup — but a fluidline base with an eyeshadow over it will.not.budge the entire night you are sweating and dancing. It’s the most life-proof makeup combo I’ve tried.
I have deep-set eyes so it’s absolutely essential that I use an eyeshadow primer. When I discovered the paint pots, I went from keeping whatever eyeshadow I was wearing in my purse all day so I could touch it up when it creased… to my friends saying, “how does your makeup still look so good?” after work. I use “painterly” because the color is pretty on its own and you’ll never get a crease from it. You can just swipe it on with your finger and your eyeshadow will stick to it all day. A+.