I’m sitting here at my ask wearing a tank top and shorts (no, not booty shorts…although I kinda wish they were) for the first time in… I can’t remember, and, of course, to go with my springtime ensemble, I’m also wearing blue and green eyeshadow. Because it’s spring (the sunny part). And fun times shall be had by all. 🙂
What’s an unsung makeup hero? For me, it’s an oftentimes underrated makeup morsel, a permanent collection product that scoots under the radar screen of many makeup lovers but regularly rocks my world. The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorites.
So, on account of the blue/green action on my lids today, I’m also wearing MAC Technakohl Liner in Take the Plunge.
Intensely pigmented teal Take the Plunge is a knockout on water lines, and if you wear blue, green or, heck, gold or neutral eyeshadows, and you pop Take the Plunge along your water line, your eyes will strike down strangers in their tracks. BOOM! Especially if you have brown eyes.
No, seriously! Take the Plunge would stop somebody dead in their tracks, and they’d be like, “GURL! What’s happening on your water line?!”
OK…so maybe most people wouldn’t do that, but I totally would (and I may have in the past, haha #makeupweirdo).
Take the Plunge is part of the MAC Technakohl Liner fam, which is MAC’s line of twist-up eyeliners. They have a super skinny tip, so you don’t have to use a pencil sharpener to sharpen them.
I mostly wear it along my water line, because I love what it does for my brown eyes. I think they look much more chocolatey. 🙂 But I also think it looks amazing along lash lines, too. Plus, you can really get between your lashes with that tip.
The creamy formula also smudges well, so it’s easy to buff out with a brush, which means that it ALSO works great as a base for powder shadows.
Sometimes I’ll use it as a cream shadow by layering it on top of powder shadows in the outer corner. No matter what I do with it, it lasts all day, too!
And, most importantly, on my eyes, which are prone to freak out, Take the Plunge never makes my water lines water, or feel itchy, dry or otherwise funky.
It’s $17, and I love it so much that I maintain not one, but two backups at any given time. Because I can’t risk not having one around.
Like I mentioned, I think it rocks with green and blue shadows like MAC Steamy, Plumage, Club, Deep Truth and Electric Eel, but I think it also looks lovely with any sort of peachy/beige/champagne neutral (All That Glitters is a good one). Sometimes I’ll do a golden brown like Soba on my lids and smudge Take the Plunge along my lash and water lines for a little something extra.
Take the plunge! Check it out! 🙂 It’s well worth a swatch.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,