MAC Swamped, Shoreline, Nothing On, Polar Ice Modern Twist Kajal Liners Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Swamped Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Swamped 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).

Swamped ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “deep khaki green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark forest green with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke, which built-up to opaque coverage in two layers. The consistency has noticeable sparkle, so I’m not sure if it’s truly recommended/safe for the waterline (the formula is supposed to work for the waterline). When I tested it, the color lasted for four hours on the waterline and about eight hours on the lower lash line, but there were some flakes of eyeliner at the six-hour mark. Urban Decay Zodiac (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Zodiac (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Khaki Intense (951) (LE, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Devotion (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora T-Rex (P, $10.00) is brighter (90% similar). Sephora Go For a Ride (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Dark Green (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Night Porter (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Nepturnt (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Legendary Green (857) (LE, $33.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shoreline ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “grey.” It’s a muted, medium-dark taupe gray with cooler undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with two to three passes. It was lightly creamy and didn’t tug on the lash line. The color wore for four hours on the waterline, eight hours on the lower lash line. Smashbox Moody (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Coin Operated (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Mute (P, $7.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Uzi (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Starry Sky (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Desperation (PiP, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Dove)affair (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Clay (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Lancome Pluie (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Moonspoon (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Steelpoint (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Haight-Ashbury (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Steadfast Slate (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Perle de Lune (916) (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S50 Satiny Taupe (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Stila Triggerfish (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Stray Dog (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nothing On ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “light beige.” It’s a light-medium, peachy beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation in a single stroke, and it had a lightly creamy consistency that felt thicker than other shades overall. It didn’t layer on itself as well (seemed to become uneven). The color lasted for five hours on the waterline, eight hours on the lower lash line. Revlon Empire (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Swanly (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Coconut (P, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Walk of Shame (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Bare Asset (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Polar Ice ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “pearly white.” It’s a medium white with cooler undertones and a mostly matte finish. It doesn’t read that pearly to me, though it is not quite matte. It had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to mostly opaque. It had more slip to it than other shades, so it seemed to look almost streaky when passed back and forth. On the waterline, the color wore for four hours, seven and a half hours on the lower lash line. Fenty Beauty Wet Tshirt (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M16 Matte White (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Santa Monica Blvd (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Fascinating (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Santa Monica Blvd. (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Alpine (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Iced (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Exit (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Exit (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bump (P, $22.00) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel Blanc Graphique (949) (P, $33.00) is darker, warmer (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 Swamped Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Swamped Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Swamped Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Swamped Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Swamped Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Swamped Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Shoreline Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Shoreline Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Shoreline Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Shoreline Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Shoreline Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Shoreline Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Nothing On Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Nothing On Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Nothing On Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Nothing On Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Nothing On Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Nothing On Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Polar Ice Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Polar Ice Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Polar Ice Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Polar Ice Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Polar Ice Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Polar Ice Modern Twist Kajal 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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Easy pass on these. Already have Sephora Go For A Ride and the Nyx skintone pencil in light for lightening my lower waterline, and both of them have much better quality and lasting power than these MAC ones. And the gray one is just “meh” for me.

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