Have You Tried Any of These MAC Technakohl Liners?

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I’ll just come out and say it: I love the MAC Technakohl liners ($14.50).


They glide like skates on my waterline and stay put all day long. I’ve been using two of them pretty much nonstop for a month, Graphblack and Brownborder, so when I stopped by a MAC Pro Store last week I decided to grab a few more: Smoothblue (a shimmery ocean blue), Earthline (a shimmery grayish brown) and Uniform (a khaki green with golden pearl).


From left: Earthline, Smoothblue, Uniform

From left: Earthline, Smoothblue, Uniform

Anyhoo, just thought you’d like to see swatches. Do you have these or any of the other Technakohl liners? How do you feel about ’em?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Kit says:

    Wait – these stay put on your WATERLINE?!?! :O for realz?? all day???

  2. Shannon says:

    i actually use to work for MAC & have always been a huge fan of the technakol liners. i have the black one… blackgraph i believe? it’s been a while & im horrible with remembering the names! but you’re right, they stay put quite nicely =)

  3. Nancy says:

    uniform is my FAV-OR-IT!!!! i never thought green would do much for my brown eyes, but i use this one with the majority of my shadows instead of my brown. but…that earthline is pretty…

  4. Christina says:

    Earthline looks almost purplish here! Does that translate in real life or is it more of a true gray brown?

    • Karen says:

      It does have a little bit of purple. My skin tends to bring out purples and blue though, so it might not be as amplified on your skin.

      • Christina says:

        πŸ™ I’ve been looking for a dupe to a discontinued VS purple shade. They revamped the line and the plum they have now is too blue! I’ll probably go and check this out, it looks beautiful in the swatch!

  5. lexi says:

    Are these three shades exclusive to the PRO shop or are they at all stores/locations? They are they at all locations?

    • Karen says:

      You can buy them at regular MAC stores, counters and online. Click the links above — they’ll take you directly to the items on the MAC website.

      • lexi says:

        I was hoping to find one of these colors across the street from my office at the Company Store -boo but they do have the pearlglide liners in Raven and Black Russian – 2 colors I have always wanted…

  6. Meghan says:

    These are beautiful! I LOVE the blue color I just don’t know if I could pull it off for everyday wear! The earthline shade is also beautiful, from the picture it kinda looks the covergirl exact eye bright liner that I have for green eyes (i think thats what the covergirl liner is called but i could be wrong)… I might have to stop by MAC and check these out!

  7. I haven’t tried them but I think I need to now–esp. Earthline. How’s the lasing power?
    .-= Cindy (Prime Beauty)’s last blog post… Spring Makeup Madness at Sephora! =-.

  8. Anita says:

    Gosh I loooooove uniform; it’s my staple don’t-have-time-for-anything-else look. I find browns a bit blah and blacks too harsh, this is a perfect in-between shade. And it looks wicked as a liner for a brown or green EOTD. I go through one of these every year or so.

    My other faves are the navy blue and the plum one, I think the plum’s discontinued but the navy blue lives on. πŸ˜€ Let me know what you think of them, I’m curious!

    Cuddles to Tab-ilicious!

    • Karen says:

      Oooh, I think I have to pick up the navy blue one next!

      What are your favorite shades to wear with Uniform?

      • Anita says:

        a wash of all that glitters, or naked lunch + sumptuous olive. Mostly though I wear Uniform all by itself, it’s easy and interesting enough that I can amp up the lips and not worry about the eyes that day.

  9. Lily says:

    Hi Karen!

    I’ve been lurking for a while! I just had a quick question… how do these eyeliners compare with the UD eyeliners? I just tried one a few months ago and loved them!

    • Karen says:

      These are a little harder than the UD ones… I like them, though, because the point is very thin, so I don’t have to keep sharpening them. They’re fantastic for backing the lashes or hitting the waterline!

  10. Kelly says:

    Hey Karen!

    I don’t know why, but I have never bought any of these! But now that you say they really last on the waterline, I think I will check them out.

    It’s my never ending mission to find a liner (other than Blacktrack) that stays. I have naturally watery eyes and allergies, so it’s hard!
    .-= Kelly’s last blog post… Zoya Flash Collection Summer 2010 Swatches & Review =-.

  11. Sarah says:

    I love earthline! Try it with you Nars Kalahari duo – it’s one of my favorite combos! Earthline looks like it definitely pulls more purple on you skin, but on me it’s more of a taupe. It is one of my favorite mac products and I’ve probably gone through 3 or 4 since they first brought out the technakohls a few years back.

  12. Ithfifi says:

    I’ve never bought any of these, I am really tempted to get smoothblue when I’m next at a counter, it looks perfect for laying down something even brighter on top! I’ve always had trouble keeping liners on the waterline but I’m so giving this a go!

  13. HC says:

    I think I really really like earthline!

  14. NINA says:

    I have Earthline but ive neglected it when I got the UD24x7 liners. I should resurrect it and use it to go with my everyday neutral eye look. πŸ™‚

  15. amy says:

    Uniform and Earthline look very pretty and wearable for everyday basics. I should pick up a few of these. I have only used the Technakohl liner in Full of Fuchsia and I use it on my lips for the perfect hot pink matte/cream lip, but not on my eyes.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… EOTD MAC Art Supplies Collection Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners in Black Line Swatch on Eyes =-.

  16. DallasBrownEyes says:

    These look really pretty! I will definitely take a look at these colors, and also purple dash!!

  17. gio says:

    I’ve never tried them but Smoothblue is tempting me, the shade’s beautiful!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Does sunscreen in hair care products really work? =-.

  18. Frances says:

    I agree – these are great! I love Plank. I think I need to add graphblack and Earthline to my collection.

  19. ooh Smooth Blue looks so vibrant. I haven’t tried any of these yet, will definitely have to go look at them in store
    .-= makeup morsels’s last blog post… CVS (mini, I promise) Haul =-.

  20. I’m going to give these a try!
    .-= The Crochet Queenn’s last blog post… Response cached until Fri 9 @ 20:43 GMT (Refreshes in 23.97 Hours) =-.

  21. Vero says:

    I have Smoothblue and I like the colour very much but I prefer other liners.

  22. mcclain says:

    ooh uniform is my homegirl!! haaayyy

  23. Roxy says:

    OMG i looove love love graphblack! it’s the only black liner that will stay on my water line =]
    .-= Roxy’s last blog post… MAC Art Supplies Collection & Haul =-.

  24. Rebecca says:

    I have Uniform and I love it! But now I really want Earthline πŸ˜›
    .-= Rebecca’s last blog post… And the winner isÒ€¦ =-.

  25. Daya says:

    I love the blue one! It would be great for the waterline for fun. I’m going to go get Hey so will check them out. Thank you!!

  26. Paris B says:

    Hmm… I’d like to try something else from MAC besodes the regular eyeshadow blush face thing so this might be it! Most timely as I might head down to the MAC store later πŸ˜€
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… New Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisture Range =-.

  27. LT says:

    Uniform smudged with MAC club eyeshadow is divine!

  28. Elle says:

    Love your two standbys and I also really love Jade Way (I think that’s what it’s called…it’s green…). You’re making me want to buy these too!

  29. Marisol says:

    I have Smoothblue and I like to use it whenever I am doing a pretty neutral eye and line my waterline and lower las line for a pop of color. BAM!
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Europe here I come! =-.

  30. I have Uniform and really like it. I don’t know why I haven’t gotten around to getting more Technakohl liners!
    .-= SoVeryFabulous’s last blog post… MAC Art Supplies Greasepaint Sticks Review =-.

  31. Angela says:

    I own Smoothblue, and I love waterlining with it for a pop of colour on otherwise boring, everyday eyes. Brownborder is another great brown for neutral, toned down eyes too. Especially since I’m a blonde, pale gal with transparent lashes!

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