MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner in Black Walnut

by Sub Editor Akanksha on May 15, 2017

in Eye Products, Eyeliner, Grade A, MAC, Reviews


Guest review by Gurpreet (Light skin tone, Normal to Dry skin)

Product Description : MAC describes it twist up kajal pencils as long wearing and water proof. The kohl-like liner that’s sultry, seductive and a little bit scandalous. The easy-glide formula makes this pencil a one-stroke wonder with a silky, soft texture perfect for rimming the sensitive waterline. Its color intensity and extreme depth creates a look with unparalleled impact.

My Experience : I was a little cautious when I picked up the MAC Kohl pencils because they were indeed expensive. I tried them on and went around shopping the entire mall and checked out the status of the Kohl on my eyes and decided to pick this one up. I was so overwhelmed to see that it was intact even after 5 -6 hours of application.

Packaging : The pencil comes in a classy black, glossy twist up style packaging with MAC written on it. The pencil has a tight fitting cap which fits well to keep the tip of the pencil from drying.


Shade : The shade is greyish black – not jet black. But a few swipes of the kohl gives a nice dark color on the water line.

Formula : The pencil is a perfect blend of creamy and matte texture which makes it stay longer. The texture enables smooth application of the kajal on the water line without any tugs or pulls.


Application : The MAC Walnut pencil can be easily twisted up during the application without any need of sharpening and hence no wastage of product. The tip renders a good line and its intensity can be easily built up. I have tried using this as an eyeliner also and it worked like a charm and did not move once set, hence no smudging or bleeding.

Finish/Effect : It gives a nice matte finish on application. Since the intensity is easily controllable one can define the eyes with a soft look by a single swipe of the kajal or build it up to a bold look. The kajal looks dark greyish black once set.

Lasting power : The Twist up pencil lasts easily for 6 to 7 hours when 2-3 coats are applied.


Pros :

  • Sturdy black twist up pencil packaging
  • Creamy soft texture
  • Smudge-proof and water resistant
  • Ophthalmologist tested.

Cons :

  • Requires a few swipes to give long lasting effect and color
  • Reverse retraction is not possible
  • Product needs to be capped upon usage to prevent the tip from drying
  • Expensive


Verdict :  A

Price : Rs. 990 for 0.3 gms

RecommendationMAC Black Walnut is a twist style soft creamy matte kohl which has a buildable intensity to give a smudge proof and long lasting kohled look.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Dipti May 17, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Looks like a great water resistant kajal! The pigmentation is awesome.


Garry May 17, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Have you tried the twist kajals Dipti?


Sangeeta G May 19, 2017 at 7:37 pm

Not the deepest black, but it definitely looks creamy.


Garry May 19, 2017 at 10:38 pm

Its worth a try Sangeetha


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