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Mac Smolder Eye Kohl Review and Swatches

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Mac Smolder Eye Kohl: Review and Swatches

By contributor: Swati Reddy

Here is a little story behind this smokey kajal.

Me:  Mama, can you give me a thousand rupee note?  Need to get a smudge proof kohl for daily use.
Mom:  Whaaaaat? You want to spend a thousand bucks on  a kajal and that too for daily use? How dare you?!
Me:  *looking at her owl like eyes*  Awww, have I asked something wrong? Why should I dare to get a kajal?!   *confused*
Mom :  Too much of speech is not gonna help you. Go prepare for your board exams.

 *End of conversation*

This smart pencil was all my dreams and nightmares. Dreams of a smudge proof and kohl rimmed eyes. Nightmares of breaking my little piggy bank. What to do? What to do? *thinking* *thinking*

Then appeared the Angel Swati.

Angel: Oh Baby , Why can’t you save all your canteen, movie and library money to get your dream?
Me: *bulbs* Ahhhh!! You mean my ice creams, samosas, chocolates, books, films???!!! NO WAY.
       *angel disappeared* 
Me:  Icecreams and samosas are not good for my skin. Oh yes. Films will divert me from studies. There is nothing wrong in saving money to make my dream come true. *touchwood*

So that was my history behind the kohl.

MAC says: A soft-on pencil liner that lines, defines and shades the eyes with rich colour and a silky-smooth,matte/pearl finish. Ophthalmologist tested.

It comes in a standard matte black MAC packaging. Looks quite chic and classy. It comes in a pencil form that needs sharpening which leads to product wastage. The texture of this kohl is really SMOOTH and CREAMY. It glides on eyes like a butter, hence no tugging and pulling around eyes. Even though its creamy, it doesn’t break while sharpening. No to mention its the BLACKEST BLACK color that every girl wishes to have in her kohl. The pencil will last for a long time as it is well pigmented. You just need few swipes to get that jet black look. It is actually NOT SMUDGEPROOF. I have watery eyes and it smudges a lot on my waterline if I rub it accidentally. If I don’t rub it, then it stays for a whole day. At the end of the day, it fades into eyes but doesn’t give you that raccoon eyes. I wear contact lens and it doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes.


  •  The texture is quite SMOOTH and CREAMY.
  • The pencil is quite long so it lasts for a long time.
  • Easy to sharpen, standard sharpener can be used.
  • BLACKEST BLACK COLOR, only few swipes are needed.
  • Stays for the whole day if eyes are not rubbed.
  • As the name says it is easier to create dramatic smokey eyes with this.
  • Although it is not waterproof  it is WATER RESISTANT.
  • Safe for contact lens wearers as it is OPTHAMOLOGIST tested.
  • Its MAC!


  • It is NOT SMUDGE PROOF. Especially on watery eyes it smudges a lot.
  • Oh yes, it is EXPENSIVE.

Let’s look at the photos and swatches:

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Mac Smolder Eye Kohl Review and Swatches


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Mac Smolder Eye Kohl


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Mac Smolder Eye Kohl


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Mac Smolder Eye Kohl India


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Mac Smolder Eye Kohl Swatches


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Mac Smolder Eye Kohl Swatches


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Mac Smolder Eye Kohl Swatches


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Mac Smolder Eye Kohl Review and Swatches

Rating: 4/5

Price: Whooping Rs.790

Is it for you? Absolutely YES if you don’t have watery eyes and hyperactive hands! And not to forget, if you don’t mind the PRICE. Its soft, creamy and the blackest kohl you can ever find anywhere.

13 thoughts on “Mac Smolder Eye Kohl Review and Swatches”

  1. Colorbar I-Glide Eye Pencil “Blackout” Seems to be an Exact Dupe Of This, In Fact Maybe Better :P

    It’s water-resistant and smudge proof as well

      • Yes! It’s the best liner+kohl I have ever used.

        I have water eye corners and if I apply any liner till the end of my eyes, it smudges. But this one doesn’t. It even stays on waterline for long and I was in rain, when I was wearing it. It didn’t budge at all :)

  2. I love this one from MAc , price tag notwithstanding. It has lasted me for ages literally and nothing else I’ve tried, Maybelline, Lakme comes a close second!

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