Swatch & Review: MAC Added Goodness Fluidline (Adds Goodness to Your Looks) from Shop MAC, Cook MAC

Hey everyone, happy weekend!

This weekend I’m going to show you some products from MAC’s spring collections, including Added Goodness Fluidline from Shop MAC, Cook MAC, Butterfly Dream Plushglass and Sunday Afternoon Pearlmatte Face Powder from Vera. Today I’m bringing you Added Goodness, which happens to be the first MAC fluidline that I own!

I have always been a loyal fan of black liner, because I suspect that anything less intense will not define my eyes properly. When I saw Added Goodness however, I knew it was more than promising. It seems to be dark enough to define my eyes, but soft enough not to make my eyes too fierce.

Added Goodness is a very complex color. It is a blackened taupe with multi-color shimmer. I see brown, gray, black, and even some mauve in it. Fortunately, the complexity translates very well when it is applied on the lids. The texture of this one is absolutely fantastic. It is so light and smooth, perhaps much more so than Blacktrack which I also swatched on the back of my hand during my shopping trip. The staying power, like what most people experience, is no joke. I have worn it for 17 hours, and at the end of the day it showed no sign of fading or smudging.

The only thing I would wish for, is probably for this color to be more opaque. It takes a while to build up for it to look like this:

I have tried to layer it on top of a black gel liner, and that worked out very well. The color shows when I blink, which is an interesting effect. Because of the complexity of this color, I’d say it is easy to pair with the eyeshadows you have. I have used it with both cooler and warmer eyeshadows, and it looks stunning with all of them!

What do you think? Did you pick up Added Goodness? Would you like to if you have the chance?

Keep your eyes peeled tomorrow for my Vera swatches and reviews!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

  • Lily

    I like this shade! It looks taupe and I’m obssessed with taupes. LOL!

    • Sunny

      Go out and grab it while you still can, Lily!

  • Chris

    This looks wonderful on you. Can you believe I haven’t swatched my pot yet? I’ve been waiting for daylight, but when it gets here, I forget about photographing anything! :)

    • Sunny

      LOL I understand! The thing is good daylight is kind of hard to come by here (it rains a lot and it’s gray), so every time when I see decent daylight I take out everything I still have to photograph and then I have a whole bunch of pictures for many posts :)

  • Bellachique

    It’s such a lovely colour! I really like the Mac gelliners, they stay on great the whole day and they don’t smudge :). Pretty swatch too btw!

    • Sunny

      Hey Teri, I’m thoroughly convinced by fluidlines too! I wore it for a solid 17 hours and NOTHING changed at all. That and the texture of this one is so nice and smooth :)

  • Joyce

    Ooo pretty! I’ll have to see of that’s still in stores! (not that I need more eyeliner..!)

    • Sunny

      Haha I understand, but there isn’t so much any girl “needs.” We just WANT! xx

  • Jessica

    Why did I ignore this shade!? I love Fluidlines, and this one looks absolutely stunning on you.

    ♥ Jessica

    • Sunny

      Thanks Jessica! You should see if you can still get it somewhere. I bet it’ll look fantastic on you too xx

  • pearlessence

    Oooooooooh pretty! Is this new?

    • Sunny

      Hey honey! It’s part of the Shop MAC, Cook MAC collection. It finally hit the store in Belgium last Saturday, but in the US it came out a while ago. I don’t know if it’s sold out everywhere. Maybe you can still check the MAC store near you!

      • pearlessence

        Hmm…. definitely on my to-do list next time I’m at the mall!

        • Sunny

          Do it fast! I just checked, it’s been in the US for a month!

          • pearlessence

            Hopefully this means they’ve been released in Canada too. Mall next week after exams! >=]

          • Sunny

            Great! I didn’t know Canada also gets collections slower! In that case you probably still stand a pretty good chance. Good luck with your exams & getting Added Goodness :)

  • lena

    this color is lovely!
    straight-up black could look harsh sometimes. this one is dark enough but very interesting. 😉

    • Sunny

      Exactly, Lena! The harsh look doesn’t bother me per se, but it’s always interesting to switch things up a little :)

  • fieran

    This fluidline looks great on you. I picked up MAC’s Wholesome fluidline instead. It’s a bit of a blacky brown shade with some shimmer in it. Hoping to wear it soon.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Fieran! You should! This collection has the best fluidlines I’ve seen in a while!

  • kofykat

    No i didn’t pick up added goodness but i’m definitely picking it up sometime within a month. it looks so lovely.

    • Sunny

      You should! It is a lovely gel liner :)

  • Rainy Days & Lattes

    This is a really flattering color. I like this over the dark intensity of Black Track. I like Black Track, but this one just has the softness to it :)

    • Sunny

      Hey Jen, thanks for the compliment! It takes a bit longer to build this up, but paired with bolder lips for example, I find the softened look really pretty :)