Thursday, October 20th, 2011

MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liner
MAC Technakohl Liners: Fancy Moves, Going for Gold, Practice Makes Perfect, Seasonally Spicy, Silver Skates, Smooth Manoeuvre

MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liners

MAC Glitter & Ice Technakhol Liners ($16.00 for 0.012 oz. each) include six limited edition shades: Fancy Moves (purple with pearl), Going for Gold (gold with pearl), Practice Makes Perfect (blue with pearl), Seasonally Spicy (brown with pearl), Silver Skates (silver with pearl), andSmooth Manoeuvre (black with pearl). The collection is slated to hit stores on October 27th.

  • Fancy Moves is an eggplant purple with silver sparkle. It’s dry, stiff, and not well-pigmented. It’s closer to Urban Decay 1999, though it is purpler, less burgundy. It’s closest to Make Up For Ever #4L, which doesn’t have shimmer.
  • Going for Gold is a darkened, yellow-based gold with gold sparkle. It’s dry, stiff, and isn’t opaque in a single stroke. It’s a bit darker than Urban Decay Eldorado.
  • Practice Makes Perfect is a medium-dark blue with a hint of teal. It’s not quite as teal as NARS Kaliste, but it is reminiscent of it. This shade was one of the best performing ones, as it didn’t apply unevenly when you went to build up the color, though it was still on the drier side.
  • Seasonally Spicy is a warm, medium-dark chocoalte brown with subtle burgundy-brown shimmer. It’s a bit warmer than MAC Brownborder. This one had the creamiest texture, though it was still drier than other Technakohls. The color payoff was better, too.
  • Silver Skates is a light silver with a metallic finish. It is, quite possibly, the most underperforming silver eyeliner I have ever come across. The pigmentation was poor, and the texture was stiff and dry, so it tugged at the lash line. Consider one of these silvers instead.
  • Smooth Manoeuvre is a dark black with silver sparkle. I like that it can be built up without causing the color to become uneven, but it does need a few passes to be opaque. I couldn’t think of a dupe for this one (it appears I just have a metric ton of non-shimmery black eyeliner).

I like the Technakohl formula a lot; I used to use Graphblack exclusively, because it was a nice black, smooth, creamy, and wore well. I don’t know what happened with these. The soft, glide-on creaminess of the formula is completely missing from all six of these. MAC touts these not only as “soft and creamy,” but that you should expect “intense, rich colour deposit.” I’m majorly disappointed by these, because they’re nothing like the formula I know.  The good news is at least they’re still long-wearing (eight hours no smudging, budging, or migrating).

The texture is just such a miss here, and the lack of color payoff on some is just the kicker of it all.  You want an eyeliner that glides across the lash line in a fluid, even motion that deposits even color (and opaque, preferably!) without tugging, pulling, dragging, or skipping.  It’s like a scaredy-cat eyeliner, too skittish to move, so it jerks and skids when you force it to go from one side to the other.

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MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liners Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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The eye area is delicate, and the last thing you want is a dry, stiff eyeliner that pulls, tugs, and skips on the lash line that you need to go over two or three times to get decent color payoff.

Product

6.5/10

Pigmentation

5/10

Texture

6/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3/5

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MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liner
MAC Technakohl Liners: Fancy Moves, Going for Gold, Practice Makes Perfect, Seasonally Spicy, Silver Skates, Smooth Manoeuvre

MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liner
MAC Technakohl Liners: Fancy Moves, Going for Gold, Practice Makes Perfect, Seasonally Spicy, Silver Skates, Smooth Manoeuvre

MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liner
MAC Technakohl Liners: Fancy Moves, Going for Gold, Practice Makes Perfect

MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liner
MAC Technakohl Liners: Fancy Moves, Going for Gold, Practice Makes Perfect

MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liner
MAC Technakohl Liners: Seasonally Spicy, Silver Skates, Smooth Manoeuvre

MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liner
MAC Technakohl Liners: Seasonally Spicy, Silver Skates, Smooth Manoeuvre

MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liner
MAC Fancy Moves Technakohl Liner

MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liner
MAC Going for Gold Technakohl Liner

MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liner
MAC Practice Makes Perfect Technakohl Liner

MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liner
MAC Seasonally Spicy Technakohl Liner

MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liner
MAC Silver Skates Technakohl Liner

MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liner
MAC Smooth Manoeuvre Technakohl Liner

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics, October 27th, $16.00 each.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review! :)

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33 thoughts on “MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liners Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Melissa divinem (Melissa)

    Oh, YUK! They looked so promising in the pencil! 8-(

  2. I never liked the Technakohl Liner formula and was disappoint to not see the Pearlglide liners re-promoted again this year. :(

  3. How is this possible? It looks so unbelievably beautiful in photos! The swatches I suppose speak for themselves…. *sigh*

  4. Avatar of Deb Deb

    Yuck! What a mess! Such a shame, because MAC can do so much better with liners.

  5. oh god these are not promising

  6. I’d be much more likely to use these as bases than as liners.

  7. Darn. I was hoping Seasonally Spicy would be a winner.

  8. Layni

    I was already indifferent toward these; the colors aren’t anything special either, very dupeable.

  9. Aww shucks..i had high hopes from these!

  10. Avatar of Alannah Alannah

    Eye liners are basically the only things I buy from Mac any more so this is super disappointing! Even without your review, they don’t look enticing. What a boring collection!

  11. Sarah M

    I am so disappointed. Technakohl liners are my all time favourite and I was really looking forward to new colours. :(

  12. Lisa

    I’m disappointed that these didn’t perform better. Albeit, the colors do seem dupeable. It’s a shame that it seems like most of MAC’s holiday collection is either subpar, dupeable, or not going to work on my skintone. Oh well, at least I’ll have more money to spend on other holiday collections. :)

  13. Monica

    This sucks
    (the eyeliners I mean, LOL)

  14. Yumemi Sakai

    for the final thoughts, do you mean the eye is delicate? i don’t know if that’s an error or my error haha. anyway, im disappointed in these eyeliners ): meh.

  15. dee

    YEP! I definitely had the same reaction when I swatched them. Super dry :(

  16. I had the same problem with the those bright Technakohl liners from a year or so ago. (What collection was that?? That’s going to bug me all day! LOL) There was an orange, blue, pink and I think green… But I thought they were too hard, they tugged and pulled and I couldn’t use them.

  17. Avatar of Marina Marina

    I’m so so so sad. I was looking forward to these!

  18. Zoe

    That’s really unfortunate :c I haven’t had very good luck with MAC’s holiday collections though. It’s funny/sad to see how different they are in the pencil than when they’re swatched!

  19. cherryglass

    Smooth Manoeuvre potential dupe might be Black Russian (MAC). The latter is smooth and awesome. They would be better repromoting that one.

  20. Allie

    This might be completely off, but would you say Going for Gold is like a lighter, less intense version of UD’s 24/7 Glide On in Baked? Minus the shimmer, of course. :)

  21. Violet

    Getting a D, that’s really disappointing from a brand like MAC. How do these compare to the Milani pencils? I love those.

  22. Lorena

    wow a D.. i never seen one of those, lol

  23. Blue

    Fwuah, MAC has gone down in quality so much lately. D: I haven’t wanted anything from any of their recent influxes of collections – and that’s rare for me. Nothing has stricken my fancy, but usually, at least one thing does. It’s just… disappointing from such a respected brand like MAC. I think we all want less collections, and ones that are more well-thought out and a greatly improved upon formula. Or, at least, that’s just me. :D

  24. michelle

    I just purchased the Fancy Moves liner in Dublin for a rip off €19 and its awful!! It went on OK on my hand but I have it on my eyes now less than three hours and its faded away to nothing. Sooooo not worth the money Im raging I paid that much for it :-(