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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

MAC Teddy Eye Khol Review

MAC Teddy Eye Khol Review

Consider me a convert, not only to khol pencil but brown hues in liner form. A few years ago when I was still in school I went through a phase of heavily lining my eyes with a black khol pencil - less than flattering when you have small eyes to begin with. Needless to say I have a few school photos that will never see the light of day again. Fast forward and I'm flirting with the soft pencil formula once again, this time around I do favour warm, almost ruddy bronze browns that are applied sparingly. One shade that I have but sharpened to a nub and have now had to purchase a new pencil is - MAC Teddy Khol or as I lovingly refer to it - my do all, suit all eye pencil of choice.

MAC Teddy Eye Khol Review

Do we really need to discuss the packaging? As sleek as MAC liners in general are, I don't find them to be the easiest to sharpen, to resolve this I tend to freeze them (yes really, I pop in the freezer for around 10 minutes and then remove) and sharpen with a metal pencil sharpener. It tends to be the easiest method, well at least as far as I am concerned anyway.

MAC Teddy Eye Khol Review
MAC Teddy Eye Khol Review

MAC Teddy Eye Khol is perhaps best described as a warm, slightly red toned, mid chocolate brown - a mouthful of a description but a dazzling shade that has to be seen to be believed. It is very similar to MAC Constructivist in colour/tone but obviously in a solid, pencil form that is by far easier to use to line and define the eyes. Due to the somewhat ruddy tone of MAC Teddy, it really enhances blue and green eyes - it of course looks great on all and is a great everyday staple. The beauty of the shade is that it can be used to line the eyes, applied all over the eye lid and blended out for a smoky, brown look or even used as a eyeshadow based - not to shabby for a £14 pencil huh?

MAC Teddy Eye Khol Review
MAC Teddy Eye Khol Review

Despite being a somewhat firm texture, MAC Teddy Khol glides onto the skin fairly easy with next to no pulling nor tugging at the skin. I would recommend warming the pencil a little with your fingertips to further ease application but this is not completely necessary. Yes MAC liners are not the most budget friendly option out there but in this instance, you get what you pay for - a well pigmented, easy to use liner that is not prone to smudging nor smearing and wears exceptionally well (around 5 hours per application), even when applied to the waterline.

I never thought an eye liner of any description would sneak its way into my top five products of all time and yet here we are. Trust me you need to try this out for yourself.

MAC Teddy Eye Khol £14 via Debenhams - link.



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17 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I've been contemplating brown eye make up for a while for a more natural day look. do you wear this with brown mascara or black?

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  2. I love this liner! I also have the Teddy shade and it makes for a gorgeous alternative to black! I find it much easier to work with when I don't want to go full glam and it's much less harsh than an intense black khol. I'd also highly recommend it too! xxx

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

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  3. Looks like a really nice shade and texture. Great review!

    Anika | www.anikamay.co.uk

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  4. I've heard great things about this and keep meaning to pick it up!

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  5. Ohh I need to pick this up! it looks great :)

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  6. I keep hearing about this! I am not much of an eyeliner wearer but I really need to give brown eyeliner a go! It sounds like a much softer alternative to black!

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  7. This looks like a great shade! I stopped wearing liner but I might check this out! xx

    A Little Dose of Makeup

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  8. I have this, and must admit I was horrified at the price of a pencil... But it is good, and I do love it :)

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  9. I've never tried the mac eye kohl pencils before but this color looks gorgeous, I used to like wearing black eyeliner pencils but I've been really into the brown shades recently. This brown shade is definitely not too dark or not too light, this is on my wish list for sure.

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  10. This shade looks stunning! I can't wait to swatch it the next time I'm in MAC.

    xo, Liz
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  11. Really like this shade, I sometimes find black too harsh for day time.

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  12. I love the Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil in Brown, it's so creamy, glides on and the brown is perfect for me as well.

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  13. Looks very warm. I prefer browns because black is too harsh for me & I look like I died. Also prefer brown mascara, or brown/black if brown is gone; however, it can be a hit and miss to find it. Special sales, kits, or bonuses usually are black.

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  14. I've heard quite a lot about this eyeliner. Sometimes it's nice to go for a not so harsh colour, i.e. black. I'll be picking this up next time I visit a MAC store.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger

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  15. I keep meaning to pick this up, it looks great for every day use!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  16. I was looking for some good MAC products to buy on my next payday and you made my choice easier! Right next to Hover lip pencil I will be buying this Kohl liner!

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  17. Thanks for reminding me that I have this one! I've got so used to weraing Kiko's bronze liner that I've pretty much abandoned the others........will take another look at my Mac Teddy.

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