Product Type: MAC makeup
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Another great product from MAC
MAC Technakohl Liner
Member Name: StarletVB
MAC Technakohl Liner
Advantages: Easily achievable solid, clear and even lines. No need for a sharpener.
Disadvantages: A little pricey. May not be as good for conservative wearers of eyeliner.
I went for a makeup consultation at MAC on recommendation from a friend. I have typically purchased cheaper brand makeups in the past. I'm a little older now and have a little more disposable income which, you need if you want to buy several products from MAC. (I tend to find the things I like from different brands.)
I find it difficult to get a decent eyeliner and this is one thing I have always been perpared to spend some money on. I have tried expensive and cheap and middle of the road but they are often too soft and you end up with one eye with a thin line and the other with thick line or they are so hard that you can't see any difference after nearly gouging your eye out in attempts to apply the stuff.
I typically buy black eyeliners but occassionally go for blue or purple. MAC has a number of different colours to choose from including your staples; Black and brown.
Most of my eye liner purchases have been of the type that you have to sharpen which, if I am going away usually means that I have to also take a sharpener. I purchased the black Technakhol eyeliner on recommendation from the MAC makeup consultant. I had been impressed by the look on me in the shop and how easy it seemed to use, plus the fact that it didn't need sharpening (to be honest I'm lazy and often misplace the sharpner).
I have found it easy to use. After a few uses I started to wonder if it would cease to function as effectively as the tip begain to look alot more rounded. I was suprised that this was not the case. I was still able to get solid, strong and clean lines which I found easy to apply. I like to have my eyeliner on both the top and bottom lids and this liner was effective for this purpose (no bleeding in to the eye itself or build up in the corner of the eye). I like a bold look with my eyeliner and I can achieve this with the product. I'm not sure that someone who likes a very subtle eyeliner would like this as much as I do.
Being a non sharpening liner it was difficult to know when it is going to run out. It involves a little guess work and I didn't guess well. I was without the make up and as I needed some there and then (it was a makeup emergency) and I wasn't anywhere near to a MAC store. I ended up buying a different brand. It is not as good and I will be getting another MAC technakhol eyeliner soon. I have since found serveral places to purchase MAC makeup, including their own stores, makeup sections in department stores such as debenams and the internet but I would suggest seeing if you like a product by going in to a outlet and using the net to stock up on your loved items.
I can recommend this eyeliner if you want your liner to make an impact. The consultation is also fab.
Summary: I'd rather spend a little extra on this than throw away a useless cheaper alternative.