Mac Fluidline VS Maybelline Eyestudio

If you have been reading my blog from the beginning then you know that I have been on a hunt for a replacement of Mac’s Fluidline. So I decided to try Maybelline Eyestudio gel liner.
Click down below to find out which gel liner I thought was best.

I love my fluidline but at $15 a pot, that’s a lot to buy for a little container of gel liner. While Yes fluidline last a long time for me, a little over 7months. As a college student I have to cut back as much as I can so I can save money. So buying another brand – Maybelline – at a cheaper price $10. (When I bought mine I got it for $6 due to CVS extracare bucks) I will buy the cheap of the two, if its just as good or better.

Mac’s fluidline goes on like a dream. It’s smooth and creamy. There’s no snagging when applying like with most gel liners.  It dries pretty quickly. Also a little goes a long way. One container goes for $15, and last a little over 7months.  Last all day.

Do you know which one is Fluidline?

Maybelline Eyestudio comes in the same size pot. It also comes with it’s own brush but I still prefer to use my angled paint brush over the brush given. Eyestudio is just as creamy and glides on smooth like my Fluidline. I like Maybelline’s Eyestudio best because when I have to go in the pool at work, it stays where I put it with no smudging. It’s even there when I get out. Fluidline disappears in the pool. I’ve had my Eyestudio for a little over two months and I barely even made a dent in it. So I’m not even worried that it won’t last 7months. I’m thinking it’ll last 8 or 9 months.

If I didn’t know they were two different products I would have never guessed.  Down below are two pictures of me wearing Fluidline in one and Eyestudio in the other. Can you guess which is which?

VERDICT: I would suggest everyone to by Maybelline Eyestudio gel liner. I can honestly see no difference in between both the products. The formula looks and feels the same. The color is the same. The only difference that Maybelline’s gel liner can with stand water while MAC gel liner can not. So give your budget a break and try out Maybelline Eyestudio gel liner. This fits into a college budget easily. 


  1. Anonymous
    October 25, 2011 / 5:15 pm

    they first pic of the liner on your eye looks a bit darker, so ill guess thats the fludline. they looks almost identical

  2. Anonymous
    October 25, 2011 / 7:47 pm

    Gorgeous, I think they both look great but the price on the maybelline one is definetely a winner !

  3. If Curves Could Talk (Stefanie)
    October 25, 2011 / 8:42 pm

    I swear by this stuff!!

  4. EveryDay Makeup blog
    October 26, 2011 / 5:06 am

    Great post and comparison. Honestly, I can't even tell which one is which lol. Once I finish my Stila and Sonia Kashuk gel liner, I will try Maybelline 🙂

  5. Hunter87
    October 26, 2011 / 6:44 pm

    I will need to try this out!!~Jazmin

  6. Staci - Makeup Chic Blog
    October 28, 2011 / 3:33 am

    I have never tried MAC fluidline, but it's good to know there is a cheaper alternative

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