MAC Sterling Silver, Counterfeit, Clay, Steelpoint, Superfly Technakohl Liners

MAC Technakohl Liners ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) are supposed to have a “soft and creamy” formula with “intense, rich colour deposit” while being long-wearing (specified as eight hours) and smudge-proof. This is the last of the reviews for the new shades, and we don’t end on a very happy note; there are better eyeliner formulas on the marketplace, both more, less, or equally expensive and accessible. MAC created some more unusual colors, but I found the formula to be lacking in color payoff, longevity, and texture.

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MAC Technakohl Liners
MAC Technakohl Liner Sterling Silver
D-
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
62%
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MAC Whirlpool, Take the Plunge, Vent, Cool Jazz, Metalhead, Cast Iron Technakohl Liners

MAC Technakohl Liners ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) are supposed to have a “soft and creamy” formula with “intense, rich colour deposit” while being long-wearing (specified as eight hours) and smudge-proof. Most of these were disappointing with sheer color payoff that was only somewhat buildable and shorter (six hours) wear.

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MAC Technakohl Liners
MAC Technakohl Liner Whirlpool
D-
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
4
Texture
6
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
61%
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MAC Funfare, Broque, Plank, $$$, Brass Band, Twinked Technakohl Liners

MAC Technakohl Liners ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) are supposed to have a “soft and creamy” formula with “intense, rich colour deposit” while being long-wearing (specified as eight hours) and smudge-proof. Most of the shades had a waxier consistency, so while the eyeliner would feel soft and glide decently, it doesn’t deposit color evenly, and often, color payoff was lacking–even when layered. These don’t seem to be as soft or as intense as many other Technakohls I’ve tried in the past (but some of the limited edition varieties have been less impressive). The wear varied from five to eight hours, depending on the shade, but overall, they seemed to wear shorter than most eyeliners on me.

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MAC Technakohl Liners
MAC Technakohl Liner Funfare
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Chanel Berry Lucky, Cocorange, Sweet Star Precision Eye Definers

Recently, three new, limited edition shades of Chanel Precision Eye Definer ($29.00 for 0.03 oz.) were released in some brighter pops of color. I’m usually disappointed by Chanel’s limited edition eyeliners, and unfortunately, these weren’t impressive. Chanel’s formula is quite waxy, so it does glide across the skin, the color payoff is often uneven and sheerer. Sometimes they layer decently, other times the waxiness seems to build-up while the color stays about the same. I get noticeable fading after six hours of wear, and by eight hours, they look smudged.

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Chanel Precision Eye Definer
Chanel Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer Berry Lucky
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
78%
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NYX Trickery, Risque, Scandalous Wicked Lippies

NYX Wicked Lippie ($6.00 for 0.15 oz.) recently released, and the formula is described as “richly pigmented” and having a “dazzling metallic finish.” The best way for me to sum up the formula was: surprising, in a good way. Most of the shades are quite metallic, and most of them have good color payoff. The formula is creamy and slippery, yet many of the shades went on well without too much unevenness (though some were problematic, see Scandalous below). I expected they’d wear away quickly, due to the slippery nature of the texture, but they wore about average (four hours) or longer. I didn’t notice any scent or taste for most, though a couple had a very subtle waxy scent that I noticed in the tube but not on.

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NYX Wicked Lippies
NYX Wicked Lippie Trickery
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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Kat Von D Slayer Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Slayer Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “matte pitch black.” It’s a medium-dark black with subtle warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. MAC Hautecore (LE, $16.00) is glossier. Make Up For Ever #50 (P, $19.00) is more opaque, less matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Kat Von D Slayer Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Slayer
D+
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5.5
Application
4
Total
69%