Hey There! As a constant eyeliner user, it’s hard not to notice Marc Jacobs’ latest eyeliner released. The Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliners (0.01 oz for $25) are pretty much the same type of eyeliners as the cult-favorite Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayons, but of course, these are all in matte finishes. They all share the same amazing pigments which are vivid and they glide like butter, which makes them really easy to apply around the eyes. Most importantly, these don’t smudge because they’re waterproof.
Since I was running out of my favorite brown eyeliners from Urban Decay and also the Fineliners from Marc Jacobs which I also love and tend to use every spring and summer, I thought of trying the latest MJ Matte Highliners. I was eyeing the (Brown)ie and (Earth)quake shades. But before this particular matte finish of eyeliners were released, I had my eyes set on the Ro(Cocoa) and Brown(Out) shades, yet somehow, I couldn’t bring myself into purchasing them because they’re really shimmery, and I’m not really a fan of shimmery eyeliners. Oh well, finally, with the release of these Matte Gel Highliners, I feel like, now there are even more choices for high-quality matte eyeliners in store.
(Brown)ie 43 – Medium Brown. This is my most favorite brown of all the Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayons. It’s a creamy, well-pigmented, chocolate-brown that glides smoothly like butter and settles like it means business. It won’t transfer, won’t crease, won’t bleed, and it’s totally waterproof.
(Earth)quake 41 – Dark Brown. This is a dark muddy brown that also works well for my light to medium skin tone with a warm undertone. It also glides like a dream and it’s very easy to correct while applying it. Once it settles, it’s there for a long time. You’re gonna need a good waterproof makeup remover to take it off.
You can cry a million river with these Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayons and they still won’t budge, unless you intentionally rub them, and even then, they’re still as reliable as they’re meant to do their job. Which means that these are really good quality eyeliners and you can count on them to deliver no matter the circumstances. Because you know that whatever you’ll do, you’ll never look like Corpse Bride, LOL.
I like these eyeliners a lot, and these are gonna be my staple eyeliners from now on. I like the overall sleek pencil-type packaging and they come with a sharpener on the other end. They’re easy and practical to use by just twisting the bottom of the pencil and releasing enough product to use. While they glide very well around the eyes, you can still have enough time or room (15 seconds) for correction if you’ll ever make a mistake because these won’t dry immediately. You can even blend them to create a smokey eye makeup. Once they set, then you won’t have to worry about them moving around, and they’ll stay for at least 12 hours or more.
The Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon is available at Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, and MarcJacobs.com
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