MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liners Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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. ย 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. ย You want an eyeliner that glides across the lash line in a fluid, even motion that deposits even color (and opaque, preferably!) withoutย tugging, pulling, dragging, or skipping. ย 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.

MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Liners Reviews, Photos, Swatches

D
6.5
Product
5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
9
Longevity
3
Application
66%
Total
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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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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

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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I feel the same way. Pearlglides are awesome they are vibrant, creamy, and stay in place at least on me. and thats not common with most Ive tried!

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!

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

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.

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!

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

I just purchased the Fancy Moves liner in Dublin for a rip off โ‚ฌ19 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 ๐Ÿ™

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