MAC Sterling Silver, Counterfeit, Clay, Steelpoint, Superfly 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. 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.

MAC Sterling Silver Technakohl Liner ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) is described as a “silver.” It’s a bright, metallic silver. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in a single stroke, and it didn’t build up color from there. This shade had a waxy consistency, and it lasted for six and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Counterfeit Technakohl Liner ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) is described as a “silver grey.” It’s a medium-dark gray with warm undertones–almost looks like a silvery taupe–with a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in a single pass, which was somewhat buildable to semi-opaque coverage, though it didn’t apply evenly. This color wore well for seven hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Clay Technakohl Liner ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) is described as a “deep grey.” It’s a dark warm gray with a pearly sheen. It had a drier, waxier consistency that made it hard to get good color payoff out of it in a single stroke, but it seemed to be more buildable compared to many of the other shades, as after a few layers, I was able to get opaque color. This shade started to look blown out after six and a half hours of wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Steelpoint Technakohl Liner ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) is described as a “deep smoky metallic grey.” It’s a dark gray with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in one pass, which was fairly buildable to opaque color. The consistency wasn’t too waxy, and the color wore well for seven hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Superfly Technakohl Liner ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) is described as a “soft black.” It’s a rich black (not a soft black at all, actually) with a satin finish. It had a waxy feel to it, but it was buildable to opaque color after two layers. The eyeliner looked softened and smudged after six hours, though. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC Technakohl Liners
MAC Technakohl Liners

MAC Technakohl Liners
MAC Technakohl Liners

MAC Sterling Silver Technakohl Liner
MAC Sterling Silver Technakohl Liner

MAC Sterling Silver Technakohl Liner
MAC Sterling Silver Technakohl Liner

MAC Sterling Silver Technakohl Liner
MAC Sterling Silver Technakohl Liner

MAC Counterfeit Technakohl Liner
MAC Counterfeit Technakohl Liner

MAC Counterfeit Technakohl Liner
MAC Counterfeit Technakohl Liner

MAC Counterfeit Technakohl Liner
MAC Counterfeit Technakohl Liner

MAC Clay Technakohl Liner
MAC Clay Technakohl Liner

MAC Clay Technakohl Liner
MAC Clay Technakohl Liner

MAC Clay Technakohl Liner
MAC Clay Technakohl Liner

MAC Steelpoint Technakohl Liner
MAC Steelpoint Technakohl Liner

MAC Steelpoint Technakohl Liner
MAC Steelpoint Technakohl Liner

MAC Steelpoint Technakohl Liner
MAC Steelpoint Technakohl Liner

MAC Superfly Technakohl Liner
MAC Superfly Technakohl Liner

MAC Superfly Technakohl Liner
MAC Superfly Technakohl Liner

MAC Superfly Technakohl Liner
MAC Superfly 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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Wow, following the reviews for this line has been like watching a slow-motion train wreck. Each batch is even worse than the one before! What a disappointing line of liners

I’m beyond grateful for Marc Jacobs Beauty. This… Just, no. I hope these were free and didn’t hurt your eyes upon application, if possible to apply… 😀

I’m so disappointed in these. Some of the shades I wanted to love (Sourpuss, Steelpoint and Superfly in particular) and it just seems like these are lacking all together. I wish I could get a little more excited about this release, but sadly, I’m not.

I can’t understand why MAC released these knowing what poor quality they are. When the promo pics came out I was trying to narrow down what I wanted to three and now I’m passing on all of them.

LOL, I would have raged so hard if they’d *totally* stuffed up the black one! As it is it’s still disappointing though. Seriously!! :-/

Ya see Christine? This is why I couldn’t’ be a good blogger like you because I’d have given up reviewing this lot after the first batch and chucked ’em in the bin!! Well done for being so diligent and persevering !
What a Big. Fat. Disappointment they were.

It sucks that these were so disappointing, but I love to see negative reviews here. I trust that you’re as discriminating as I am, so the positive reviews are something to celebrate!

It shows integrity. One of my favorite things about this site.

Thank you, Amy! 🙂 The bad reviews help balance everything out – not everything is GREAT! and it’s good for comparison of what is good and what is horrible!

MAC gets to go sit in the time out corner next to Bare Minerals. If you can’t make the formula work splendidly in black, you probably shouldn’t market the eyeliner.

Meanwhile, on a crazy whim, I bought a couple of automatics from Avon at $3 a pop–the blackened purple eyeliner goes on smooth, lasts ages, and the clear lipliner is about as smooth as UD’s Ozone, without the annoying need for sharpening. If Avon can manage this…any company should be able to.

They can go fight over who puts out the worst eyeliner, though these were less painful to use than the bareMinerals’ ones. Small favors.

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