MAC Bare Asset, Risque, Snowed In, Army Style, Sourpuss Technakohl Liners Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Technakohl Liners
MAC 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. The lighter beige shades actually performed a lot better than the ones I reviewed previously, so those might be worth considering if you prefer a mechanical eyeliner. The two green-hued shades were a miss for me, though, due to their stiffer consistencies, shorter wear times, and color payoff (or lack thereof).

MAC Bare Asset Technakohl Liner ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) is described as a “medium beige.” It’s a light-medium, peachy orange with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation in a single pass, and it was buildable to mostly opaque color coverage. The texture was creamy without being too waxy, so it applied smoothly. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes. (I don’t have single swatches available in the gallery, as the original swatches are quite old, but this seems quite similar to MAC NW25/NC30.)

MAC Risque Technakohl Liner ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) is described as a “pale beige.” It’s a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in one stroke, which was buildable to mostly opaque color with two layers. Like Bare Asset, it was creamy without being too waxy or too emollient, and it also wore well for seven and a half hours. See comparison swatches/ view dupes. (I don’t have single swatches available in the gallery, as the original swatches are quite old, but this seems quite similar to MAC NC15/NW20.)

MAC Snowed In Technakohl Liner ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) is described as a “light peach off-white.” It’s a brightened, warm white with a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when applied in a fluid stroke, and it was slightly buildable but wasn’t fully opaque no matter how many layers I attempted to apply. This shade stayed on well for seven hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Army Style Technakohl Liner ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) is described as a “military deep green.” It’s a muted, dark olive green with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was drier, somewhat stiff, yet waxy, and the resulting color payoff was sheer. At best, it was semi-sheer, but it looked so unevenly when layered. It had faded after six hours of wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Sourpuss Technakohl Liner ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) is described as an “acid green.” It’s a brightened chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in a single pass, and it was slightly buildable but the color tended to bunch up in places, so it wasn’t as even as I’d like. The consistency was a bit stiffer than other shades, too, which made it less pleasant to apply. The color started to fade after six and a half hours. I couldn’t think of any dupes for this.

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MAC Technakohl Liners
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MAC Technakohl Liners

MAC Bare Asset Technakohl Liner
MAC Bare Asset Technakohl Liner

MAC Bare Asset Technakohl Liner
MAC Bare Asset Technakohl Liner

MAC Bare Asset Technakohl Liner
MAC Bare Asset Technakohl Liner

MAC Risque Technakohl Liner
MAC Risque Technakohl Liner

MAC Risque Technakohl Liner
MAC Risque Technakohl Liner

MAC Risque Technakohl Liner
MAC Risque Technakohl Liner

MAC Snowed In Technakohl Liner
MAC Snowed In Technakohl Liner

MAC Snowed In Technakohl Liner
MAC Snowed In Technakohl Liner

MAC Snowed In Technakohl Liner
MAC Snowed In Technakohl Liner

MAC Army Style Technakohl Liner
MAC Army Style Technakohl Liner

MAC Army Style Technakohl Liner
MAC Army Style Technakohl Liner

MAC Army Style Technakohl Liner
MAC Army Style Technakohl Liner

MAC Sourpuss Technakohl Liner
MAC Sourpuss Technakohl Liner

MAC Sourpuss Technakohl Liner
MAC Sourpuss Technakohl Liner

MAC Sourpuss Technakohl Liner
MAC Sourpuss Technakohl Liner

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Loving the sheen on Snowed In and Sourpuss is just funky! I’d really like to meet the person who could justify buying a full sized Sourpuss liner, I’m sure they’d be awesome! Lol 🙂

Would be really nice for brightening the lash line – like using it on the inner 1/3 to 2/3 and then using a darker teal on the outer 1/3!

I love chartreuse for the same reason Christine gave. Especially on a really color/brights-heavy look, chartreuse is an awesome inner corner highlight or works amazingly as an added pop of color. If Sourpuss scored higher, I’d definitely be all over it. But MUFE, Sugarpill, and UD already make awesome chartreuse shades that can be easily worn as liner and don’t bunch up 😉

Snowed In is pretty! Not opaque, but that might be ok if you want some sparkle in waterline or lower lashes w/o being over the top. Definitely an eye brightener

I’m on shopping ban, but I’m digging those light colors! Way to go, MAC! Portable conealer for, hopefully, all colors! Keep up the shopping and showing, Christine! Woohoo! These have been waiting for reviews by you! 🙂

The Bare Asset, Risque, and Snowed In shades are really appealing to me, especially since I have no similar eyeliner colors! I’d have to admit I’m a bit hesitant, though, because you don’t seem too impressed with the formula. 😆

Do you happen to have better recommendations to replace the three shades I mentioned? Not necessarily dupes, just a similar nude and white shade that you think are more worth purchasing. 🙂

I really like MAC’s Chromagraphic pencils (I think there are two or three permanent flesh-y shades) for waterline, because they actually go on easily and feel comfortable during application. For water line stuff, I prefer a creamier pencil with less wax (I find waxier formulas don’t transfer color as well onto the water line, since it is wet). For a shimmery beige/champagne, I like Sephora’s Blonde Ambition.

Sourpuss was actually the colour I was most interested in, to continue my run of liking colours that will never look good on me, LOL! I’m glad it’s not absolutely terrible, but I’m still disappointed. I’m kind of glad and not glad that the beige ones turned out OK – glad because I’ve always wanted a decent matte beige eyeliner, and not glad because, well, they’re MAC, LOL!

Looking at the dupes, the NARS Rue Bonaparte might be better for my skintone anyway…

Bare asset was the one I was considering in the set and I’m glad to see its not as bad as the rest. I do wonder if it’ll work in the waterline.

I’m so glad Bare Asset performed well because it’s one of the shades I wanted most. It looks perfect for brightening the eyes. I’m so disappointed in Army Green though. I love the color but it just looks awful. At least Sourpuss wasn’t a complete disappointment.

I’d just use a chartreuse eyeshadow, and I wouldn’t be surprised if maybe MUFE or Inglot had a chartreuse eyeliner somewhere in their range 🙂

I have the NARS Rue Bonaparte for my waterline, but that Risque looks closer to my skin color (less peach), which makes more sense for brightening my eye.

May also want to check out the Chromagraphic pencils – they’re really creamy, and I find they apply better to the water line!

There are NO liner dupes for Sourpuss?! D: Aw man. The stiff/bunching issues keeps me back, that tends to irritate my lids quickly as I try to get a decent,smooth line. I also can’t use the majority of liquid eyeliner since the formulas made in Germany irritate my eyes without reason (but liquids made in Japan are OK) so any bright green liquids are totally nixed. An eyeshadow this color would be a decent alternative possibly, with a mixing medium.

I think it would look pretty cool as a cat eye/winged liner, hence why I want it, with just a little bit of brown on the lower lash line to offset the brightness. But I wear glasses, so it’ll be pretty toned down as is lol.

I wouldn’t be surprised if a brand like MUFE or Inglot had a chartreuse eyeliner somewhere in their ranges (both seem to put out every shade!), I just don’t have anything in my stash that is similar that I can recall!

I looked through MUFE’s selections of eyeliners/shadows last night and nothing is quite as blindingly green 😉 I didn’t think of checking Inglot, but the closest to Sourpuss is AMC Gel in 85. Now I just need to find a good bright eyeshadow to pair it with! More companies should really make insanely bright eyeliners lol. They have a purpose!

So far, in all the reviews, the shades I like best (Whirlpool, Army Style) are the worst performers and, judging from your preview swatches, I fear the rest of the ones I like best will probably do just about as poorly. Good for my wallet!

Wow, most of these are kind of disappointing. I’m not big on owning a lot of eye liners – so it’s has to be good for me to purchase. I think I’ll pass on these. Thanks Christine!

Felt pulled in by Risque for the waterline but am realizing that it appears to be exactly like my NYX Wonder Pencil in light that I already use for that purpose. So I may swatch in store to compare but prefer gel or liquid to pencil for most colored liners.

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