Review & Swatches: MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Eye Liners

Glitter & Ice Technakohl Eye Liners

Limited Edition
Release Date: October 27, 2011
Availability: MAC online & MAC stores

MAC’s Glitter & Ice collection includes 6 limited-edition Technakohl Eye Liners:

  • Silver Skates: Silver with pearl
  • Going for Gold: Gold with pearl
  • Seasonally Spicy: Brown with pearl
  • Fancy Moves: Purple with pearl
  • Practice Makes Perfect: Blue with pearl
  • Smooth Manoeuvre: Black with pearl

Packaging: 8.75/10

These are plastic pencil liners with twist-up applicators. The packaging in this collection is white.

I have noticed over time that this packaging isn’t a sturdy as other MAC packaging. The applicators wiggle around and seem flimsy.

Quality: 8.25/10

These liners were a little disappointing. Silver Skates and Going for Gold don’t have the vibrancy I expected a silver and gold liner to have. Silver Skates also needs many layers to show up. The other colors are fairly good and all of the colors have subtle shimmers. Practically speaking, you likely won’t see the shimmers since you’ll only be applying a thin line to the lid.

There’s nothing particularly terrible about these liners, but the formula just isn’t that soft and the colors aren’t as vibrant as I hoped they’d be.

Ease of Use: 8.25/10

You’ll need to layer plenty when it comes to Silver Skates and Going for Gold; the other colors need fewer swipes (though Practice Makes Perfect requires more layering). Other MAC kohl liners apply more smoothly and effortlessly than these.

Price: 7.75/10

You get 0.35 g for $16.00 compared to $15.00 for regular MAC Technakohl liners. It bothers me when MAC charges extra money for special packaging. Unless it’s packaging that requires the company to pay copyright/licensing fees (like with Wonder Woman or Venomous Villains), that extra money for going from white to black packaging just feels like squeezing the customers’ pockets.

Final Grade


Glitter & Ice Technakohl Eye Liner Box Packaging

Glitter & Ice Technakohl Eye Liner Names

Glitter & Ice Technakohl Eye Liners

Swatches: Silver Skates, Going for Gold, Seasonally Spicy, Fancy Moves, Practice Makes Perfect, Smooth Manoeuvre
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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Glitter & Ice Technakohl Eye Liners

  1. Soesje200 says:

    I might still buy going for gold, I think it would look nice paired with a black liner.

  2. Lisa B. says:

    Seasonally Spicy and Practice Makes Perfect looked pretty good on the initial swipe. 🙂

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