MAC Grey Tide, Groundbreaker, Long Espresso Modern Twist Kajal Liners Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Grey Tide Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Grey Tide Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is supposed to be an “easy-glide formula” with a “soft texture that’s perfect for rimming the sensitive waterline” that has “colour intensity and extreme depth” in a “long-wearing waterproof formula.” It’s a slim, twist-up eyeliner thas has light slip–not enough to slide around too easily but enough not to tug–with semi-opaque to mostly opaque coverage in one stroke. They felt creamier rather than waxy to me. On me, the formula wore between six and nine hours on me before noticeably thinning. None of them lasted for more than a few hours on the waterline, and some shades applied better/worse on the waterline. Some shades flaked while they wore, between four and six hours in (noted by the shade). The new formula launches on February 25th online and in-stores March 3rd.

Grey Tide ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “platinum.” It’s a medium, taupe brown with warm undertones and a sparkly, silver sheen. This was the most sparkly of the range. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single stroke that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage but was always a little sheer in places. The consistency was lightly creamy without smudging easily nor dragging or tugging the skin. It lasted for four hours on the waterline (and it was a little irritating when I tried it that way), and it lasted for eight hours on the lower lash line.
Zoeva Nude Reflection (P, $7.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Pistol (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Perle de Lune (916) (LE, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) (LE, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Groundbreaker ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “warm, rich bronzy brown.” It’s a dark, red-toned brown with fine bronze and copper shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage in one pass, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with two to three layers. The consistency was a little drier than other shades, though it didn’t tug (it felt and applied better than it looks swatched!) and set quickly. It didn’t last long on the waterline–four hours–but stayed on the lower lash line for eight hours. MAC Broque (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Our Secret (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Overboard (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Zoeva Glance (P, $7.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Eternal Bronze (P) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Overboard (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Amber Moon (LE) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Hustle (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Cocoa (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Long Espresso ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as an “espresso brown.” It’s a dark brown with slight, warmer tones (but not strongly warm-toned) and a matte finish. This was one of the more matte shades in the range. The texture looked drier than it felt, which isn’t usually how it goes, but ultimately it’s a good thing as it doesn’t tug on the lash line. It wore for five hours on the waterline and eight hours on the lower lash line. Colour Pop Stomper (P, $6.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Buxom Here's My Number (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Burberry Chestnut Brown No. 02 (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Lush (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Coffee (P, $16.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Express-Oh! (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Stubborn Brown (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Stomper (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Stag (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Grey Tide
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
76%
MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Groundbreaker
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
74%
MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Long Espresso
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
76%

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MAC  Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC  Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Grey Tide Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Grey Tide Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Grey Tide Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Grey Tide Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Grey Tide Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Grey Tide Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Groundbreaker Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Groundbreaker Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Groundbreaker Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Groundbreaker Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Groundbreaker Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Groundbreaker Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Long Espresso Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Long Espresso Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Long Espresso Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Long Espresso Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Long Espresso Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Long Espresso Modern Twist Kajal Liner

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