MAC Graphblack Technakhol liner EyeLiner Kajal

Hey my Angels

Hope you all had a great festival. I did some online and offline shopping this holiday which soon I will review it. Well Kajal has always played an important role in Indian tradition and we have always see growing up our mom and aunts applying kajal to start their day with. To be honest, I am not a kajal person as it does not stay much on my waterline plus it get smudged. Also, I have a dark circle which makes my eyes appear more darker, so another reason to avoid kajal but sometimes your makeup look does not get complete without tight lining the eyes. As I was running out of kajal so thought to grab one. So, I came across this beauty in MAC store which is 2 in 1 i.e. can be applied as liner and kajal as well. So, here I am going to share my experience with you while using this product, so let’s get started-

Price- Aed. 80/- (Dhirams) for 0.35gm

Product claims-

A mechanical pencil-style liner with a soft and creamy formula and intense colour. Blends on an application: Dries quickly to a long wearing, no smudge finish. Versatile. An easy way to line the top and lower lash line of the eye. When applied at a 90-degree angle, provides a thin precision line. For thicker application, apply at a flat angle.

Key Claims and Benefits-

  • Transfer- resistant
  • Long wearing, 8 hours
  • Smudge- resistant
  • Safe for use in waterline
  • Non- acnegenic
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Safe for contact lens wearers

Usage– Draw in desired shape along the lash line.

My Experience with MAC Hyper Glow Palette –

MAC graphblack technakhol liner/kajal comes in a black cardboard box like most MAC product. When you take out the product you can see black cylindrical shaped sleek pencil with a kajal/kohl inside its plastic body in a twisted form. The best part about this twisted pencil is you have complete control on the product to take out of that case plus it also saves time as we don’t have to sharp again and again to get that tip. The pencil cap fits tightly and a very travel friendly product. It’s a black beauty which really look a chick and also sleek and can fit in anywhere.

The texture of this product is too creamy, smooth and soft so one must be very gentle while applying as rough use can break the lid of kohl which can waste your product (happened with me thou ☹). The color is deep/dark black which really highlight your eyes once applied. Being smooth in texture it easily glides on upper lash line as well as on water line and you can build intensity of kajal by reapplying it. The good thing is after application it dries quickly which also helps youo to create good smoky eye look. When I applied it in one stroke I didn’t found that pigmented until and unless I reapplied it 2-3 times to get that intense color. So, it’s completely your choice how dark you want the kajal to appear in your eyes.

Honestly speaking, this kajal didn’t stay much on my waterline and smudged after 4 hours. Also, it’s been too much of humidity in Dubai, it melted quickly. So, the purpose for which I bought this product didn’t justify. When I applied on my upper lashline it stayed till more than 5 hours and then slightly started smudging due to heat and sweat outside. So, I won’t claim that its completely smudge proof. Also, the tip of the pencil is thick so when you draw the eyeline you will get thick lines until and unless you are expert or a pro in drawing eyeliners.  Being a dark black color you need a good makeup remover to get the product completely off from your eyes. The best thing about this product is it didn’t irritate my eyes while applying the kohl and also after few hours. Being my eyes sensitive and watery, I was still comfortable with this product.

Overall, I liked this pencil for it smooth and soft texture formula, also it glides so quickly without irritating eyes which is really great. Being a sleek product, it can get fit easily in bag which makes it travel friendly. To have that intense dark black color, I have to apply kohl 2-3 times on my waterline. You can see the intensity of color in a stroke on my upper lash line which is very impressive. Wish they were good on pigmentation side. Thou they say it’s a smudge proof but even after it dries it get smudged slightly so be careful and don’t rub your eyes :D. Rather spending a big fat amount of money, I would prefer different option in another brand.

Pros-

  • Soft, smooth and creamy
  • Glides easily
  • After setting does not smudge
  • Travel friendly
  • Good to create smoky eyes
  • Being a twisted pencil have complete control on the product
  • Good black color and for intensity have to build it
  • Have lots of shades to choose

Cons-

  • Pricey
  • Get smudged in hot and humid climate
  • Lid can get break easily if used slightly hard.

Will I buy this product again?

No.

TVB rating- 3/5