Hello from a Blizzard Tuesday! It’s March and yeah it’s still snowing from where I am. Anyway, I have to let it go, let it go, the cold doesn’t bother me anyway, ows? Anyway, I have a very interesting eyeliner to counteract the cold. It may be a winter storm out there, but my eyeliner is always sleek and ready for whatever may come, ha!. I mean, you don’t wanna be caught looking like a hot mess in the snow, right? Hehehe. No ice bucket challenge makeup look here. I don’t ‘bout y’all, but I want my face to look as flawless as ever (though it’s not) even if I just slipped onto a huge pile of ice. Like nothing happened at all. What ice? My eyeliner slays. LOL. Anyways, this eyeliner that I’ve been using recently is by Marc Jacobs, called Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner. It’s the slim version of the very famous Marc Jacobs Highliner. Now that MJ Highliner has been updated recently with its new release of the Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner, and the shades are really GOOD. I bet the formulations remain to be good if not better too. But my problem with the MJ Highliner is the fact that its tip is too thick for my small hooded eyes. Whenever I use it, I feel like I’m attracting the wrong elements. Haha! I just think that it looks too much for my eyes, specially during the day.
The thing I love about this Marc Jacobs Fineliner is simply its thinness. It’s easier for me to work it around my eyelids, and it really allows for a very precise if not accurate application. Plus, it doesn’t make me look like I’m auditioning for Into The Badlands. Hehehe. In fact, for a very long time, I’m a huge fan of skinny eyeliners. The sharper, the better. That’s why I love Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner and Kat Von D Tattoo Liner because their applicators are really thin and their formulas are very long lasting, but you really need a steady hand and skillful application technique because it’s hard to make a mistake once these eyeliners are applied. So for the days when I feel like I may need to apply my eyeliner quickly and precisely, I use non-liquid skinny eyeliners like this Marc Jacobs Fineliner.
There’s not a lot of color choices for this Marc Jacobs Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Eye Crayon. But its formulation is pretty much exactly the same as the MJ Highliner. It’s also waterproof, long-wearing, well-pigmented and it glides easily on the lids. It’s very easy to use and is also ideal for tightlining and on the waterline.
A lot of people said that this particular eyeliner smudges, but it really depends. While it doesn’t smudge immediately upon application, I suggest using an eyelid primer to prevent that, even if you’re not gonna wear any eyeshadow at all. The same is true for someone who is prone to have oily lids like yours truly here. Removing this eyeliner requires a waterproof makeup remover, or any waterproof eye makeup remover and perhaps with the aid of a few cotton swabs.
I fell in love with the shades; Blacquer – the backest and darkest shade in the line, and Blacquerberry – a berry-violet shade, which is a unique and simply different shade that won’t make your eyes look bruised.
The Marc Jacobs Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon retails for $24, while the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon retails for $25.
Have you tried these two? Which ones do you prefer?
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