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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