The MAC Eyeliner That Everyone Told Me I Needed.


When I issued a request a month or so ago for the perfect warm brown eyeliner I was inundated with one unanimous answer – MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy. It’s almost like I could sense your persuasive glares through the screen. You lot are an enabling bunch, let me tell you. So last week I traipsed into a MAC and did what I had to do and now the cult favourite Teddy is in my hands, I’m not letting it go. You guys were so ridiculously on point…

I must issue a little disclaimer here that my grasp in the language of eye liner is pretty basic. I’m a newbie and so don’t have much to compare it to, but I have tried a handful and I’m telling you they are no competition for Teddy. First let’s address the colour. It’s like rusty chocolate – not the most sexiest of descriptions, but you get the jist – there’s a redness to it, but it’s not overpowering, it just makes the green in my eyes look even more witchy and brings a warmth to the complexion. It’s one of those ‘softer than a black, more exciting that a straight-up brown’ ones.

As with all liners, I’ve so far only managed to work my way up to lash line use, though I’ve had a google and the majority say it’s a good’un for the waterline too. I blend a stroke or two on the outer corners of the top and bottom of my eye, smudge a little with my finger, wait for it to set and then buddy up with a heavy handed application of mascara. It stays put, doesn’t move around throughout the day and can double up as a bronzed-up base for other colours all over the lid. I’m in love. Who knows, maybe this will be the one to push me over the edge and into water lining?

So THANK YOU! Anyone more makeup must-haves that I’m lacking in? Seeing as you were so right last time it seems rude not to ask…


  • Anna Blush

    Ooo love a brown liner, this one sounds extra lovely. Also, loving the photo haha x

  • emiller1233

    I’ve also been on a brown eyeliner quest so I guess you just gave me the perfect solution as well! I’ve just gotten sick of black and I’m starting to think it’s a little to dark for everyday and want something a bit more natural, so just in time, thanks!


  • I love love love Teddy! and its usually out of stock around here! Such a beautiful color, cannot be recommended to everyone enough! 🙂

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  • Beccy

    Right this has convinced me – I think I definitely need this!

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

  • It sounds lovely! x


  • Lindsey

    I really want to try this!

  • Sophie ♥

    I was tossing up between this and Coffee but I did like the more sheeny quality to this liner so I may just have to go back for it. Coffee is such a great one too though! It’s perfect for a subtle eye and I love how it looks smudged in to the lower lashes. x

    Sophie | nanawintour

  • Hi Anna! The kohl power eye pencil in “Raven” is also a beaut….I’m guessing it’s quite similar to Teddy. I use it on a regular basis and absolutely love it 🙂 xx

  • You say we’re the enablers… you are the biggest enabler out there – but you do have the best recommendations! This liner sounds/looks perf, I’ve been loving a bit of brown liner lately.

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  • Abi Thrasher

    Love this liner so much, so beautiful! x

  • chntl

    My bank account would agree with me when I say you’re one of the biggest enablers! Any product you mention, I almost (almost) buy all of them (or put them on my wishlist at least)!! Your opinion has yet to let me down!! I don’t own this yet, but after your review that must be rectified. Who doesn’t love a good brown eyeliner right?

    Chantalle x

  • You look great in the eyeliner! and I love how you are showing your freckles! I have freckles envy…

  • This photo is so cute!!


  • Such an awesome colour, I need to try this!

  • Manouk

    I’m going to Google some swatches now! I never really wear anything but black eyeliner/kohls but it’s worth the try right?

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait

  • The liner looks amazing on you! Will definitely have to pick it up, I’m on the hunt for a brown liner xx

  • Have it, love the color, but for some mysterious reasons it smudges on me like crazy 🙁 and every time I decide to give it another shot hoping that this time it all would be different… no 🙁 have you noticed smth like that?

  • Ah, one of my favourites! Teddy is such a great everyday liner, love it!

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

  • This is a lovely shade – I prefer brown for every day to a dark black!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  • It looks very pretty x

  • It does look a gorgeous shade…I think I need this!

  • this sounds fab, and looks so pretty!

    Ciara x | Ciara Pocket

  • Thanks for the tip – have added it to my (already extensive) shopping list of things I wanna try out!

    Victoria, x

  • Simoneg

    Anna, it’s sensational on the waterline! Use it there ASAP and you’ll see what I mean x

  • Kingdom of Tides

    Just by seeing the title I knew it would be Teddy :).

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  • Lorena

    You need to try Marc Jacobs’ waterproof Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Ro(cocoa), for me it was love at first swatch ! Beautiful formula, even more beautiful golden brown color

  • I’m a struggler when it comes to liner, but I think a colour like this one, might be a bit more forgiving than others I’ve tried.

    Beth. x

  • it does look so pretty on you ! This is going on my wishlist 🙂

  • Nicola

    Mac Designer Purple and Undercurrent pearl glide eyeliners are both a must try!

  • Emily Knott

    I love MAC coffee pencil!

  • nazira

    looks gorgeous on you x love the shade, perfect!


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  • Nicole McIntyre

    Teddy was the first MAC eyeliner I ever purchased. Good choice:) Oh and Schiap is now on my lemming list.

  • This looks so nice and you make it sounds so easy! I like a brown liner for my work day look rather than black.

  • Sej

    Your eyes look so pretty and striking! Nowadays I think brown liners are much more flattering than black liner.

    I haven’t tried this but I really want to. i’m still madly in love with Sable by Topshop. I’d recommend it as it’s a great kohl liner in a chocolate brown shade. It lasts a good 12 hours. It isn’t shimmery, which I rather like, and although not too waxy in texture, it’s great for smudging.

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  • exploringwardrobes

    Love brown it seems so much more sultry without being harsh. My fav MAC product of the moment is Springsheen blush, a shimmery peach that is amazing for Spring/Summer. Like Nars Orgasm without the crazy pore enhancing glitters.


  • That looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the look of a chocolate brown liner 🙂

  • for a change us population could be of use to the beauty guru! it is a perennial shade that flatters almost all skin tones

  • Tanya Werger

    When I saw your tweet I had a feeling it was this product but just couldn’t believe you have never had it before! It sure is a good one.

  • AB

    I love this liner, only problem I have is sharpening it.
    Any tips there?

  • Parisian To Be

    Since I wear eyeliner everyday–how you do it–this sounds fantastic. I’m a really big fan of the Rimmel ones, too. x

    xo Lillian from Parisian To Be

  • I really want to try this liner. Lovely post x

  • cherieedle

    I want it! Your freckles are gorgeous by the way! xx

  • Jess

    This looks great! I really want a good brown eye liner, I usually just use a brown eye shadow to line my lids if I don’t want to use black. Great post as always!

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  • This looks so pretty on you, love the colour! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • Laura Markle

    As a fellow green eyed girl it sounds like I need this in my life!

  • Celine C

    Looks pretty against your green eyes! x

  • This looks fabulous, I love a brown eye when I do wear eyeliner so will be popping this on the list of things to try

    Lauren x

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  • I would love to see how it looks on the waterline. Still it looks great on you.

  • I’ve heard lots of good feedback about this liner too but have yet to splurge. Maybe it’s time I did! It looks pretty!

    Shel x

  • Pinkydots

    I like Urban Decay Whiskey and Bourbon for a warm brown, it makes my eyes look even bluer 🙂

  • Katie Free

    I find my black eye liner can often look too harsh- especially if I wear it in the daytime, so this looks like the perfect liner.. may have to have a cheeky visit to a Mac store!

    Katie //

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  • Arianne

    I love the NARS eyeliner 😀 it doesn’t smudge as much as MAC in my opinion.

    • Completely agree! The NARS one stays put longer and super pigmented!

  • nicole

    this reminds me..please could you do a wedding look? #alwaysabridesmaid

  • Love the color it looks so natural! Might pick this up next time getting stuff from MAC 🙂
    Bonnie |

  • Lina

    Mac Eye Kohl in Prunella, Chanel Precision Eye Definer in Gris Scintillant, Tarte Smolder Eyes in Gunmetal, Tarte Smolder Eyes in Taupe, UD 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pensil in Mushroom and Underground

  • Sounds great! Might pick this little gem up after my current loves have run out.

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  • I LOVE Teddy! It is my holy grail bronze liner.

  • Can’t beat a good versatile brown liner. Glad you’re loving it! Have a great weekend, Anna 🙂

  • I’ve never tried it, but my friend bought this while I was in Mac with her and she absolutely loves it! If I’m ever in the market for a brown eyeliner, I know what’s up.

  • Hmm, seems like I have to try this too. 🙂

  • Another liner to add to my shopping list!

  • Bella

    I was also recommended Teddy by a friend (7 years ago now!) and it’s an always must-repurchase. Other great Mac eyeliners are Powersurge (I like Teddy on upper lash line, Powersurge on lower for some looks) and Black Line, which is kind of shimmery blackened gold. My other Mac favourite pencils are unfortunately LE!!

  • Sybil Mae

    I have heard so many good things about this eyeliner too! I think I need to check it out now too…

  • Trudy

    I like the color but I find it smudges everywhere…. 🙁

  • Great colour and I have it in my collection…however….. there is a Topshop one that is a similar colour but has a much nicer consistency and lasts a lot longer, think it’s called ‘saddle’ – you need this too! (sorry!)

    Lis x

  • I’m loving your nail polish! Which one is it?! xx

  • that pic of you is so cute! 🙂