MAC New Marine, Nightcast, Ocean Liner Modern Twist Kajal Liners Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC New Marine Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC New Marine 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).

New Marine ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as an “emerald green.” It’s a medium-dark, bluish-teal with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage after two to three layers. The consistency glided on easily without tugging on the lash line and deposited color fairly evenly. This shade flaked away as it wore down, rather than just fading away, with noticeable flakes after seven hours of wear on the lower lash line. It lasted for four and a half hours on the waterline. Make Up For Ever I32 Iridescent Lagoon Green (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Ocean (DC, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy (DC, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Ody(sea) (62) (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Vacancy (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Lancome Paradis (P, $23.00)(90% similar). Urban Decay Deep End (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Electric Empire (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Waterfall (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Gemstoned (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Whirl(pool) (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Deep End (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Junkie (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #52L (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nightcast ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “grey muted plum.” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one pass, which didn’t built up much beyond that but seemed to darken and intensify slightly by layering. The color lasted for eight and a half hours on the lower lash line, five hours on the waterline. ColourPop No Shame (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Ash Violet (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). ColourPop No Shame (P, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Bishop Blue (P, $17.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ocean Liner ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “deep blue.” It’s a dark, navy blue with cool undertones and a subtle, pearl sheen. The consistency wasn’t too waxy or too creamy, and the eyeliner glided on without tugging on the skin, even though it didn’t have great color payoff in one stroke. It was buildable to fuller coverage, but it was hard to get fully opaque coverage. It lasted for five hours on the waterline and eight hours on the lower lash line, but it started to flake after six hours of wear. Buxom Pick Me Up (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Midnight Blue (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Over(night) (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sudsy (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Blue Stripe (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Sailor Suit (P, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Wave)length (68) (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Cool Jazz (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Petrol Blue (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Navy or Die (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Goddess (PiP, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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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 New Marine Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC New Marine Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC New Marine Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC New Marine Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC New Marine Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC New Marine Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Nightcast Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Nightcast Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Nightcast Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Nightcast Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Nightcast Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Nightcast Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Ocean Liner Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Ocean Liner Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Ocean Liner Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Ocean Liner Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Ocean Liner Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Ocean Liner Modern Twist Kajal Liner

Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC
$17.00/0.01 oz.

78%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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These are some of the saddest eye liner swatches I’ve seen in a while 🙁 They look so faded to begin with, I can’t imagine any of them lasting for more than a couple of hours on my oily lids, even with primer. Drugstore liners look waaaay better than this and are much cheaper. If I was in charge of MAC, heads would be rolling

Oh my, so sad about their performance, as these, especially Nightcast, are lovely shades. I’ll be checking out some of the listed dupes for that one and the teal. Already have Sephora Contour Pencil in Sailor Suit. So I’m good there. Plus, I do already have several teal liners, so maybe for the teal I’m good too.?

If you had the Sephora 12 hour collection or the L’Oreal Silkissme eye pencils, you wouldn’t need these. These eye crayons are not worth the money. Lovely colours though.

So so sad. These three were the shades I was most interested in. I don’t deal with flaking at all so marine is definitely out. Nightcast had so much promise as a color, but that swatch! If it looks that faded upon fresh application I can’t imagine how it would look after an hour or so. Thank you as always for the review!

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