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Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliner Review

Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliner

 

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.

 

Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliner review

 

 

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.

 

Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliner (brown)ie 43, (earth)quake 41

 

 

(Brown)ie 43Medium 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 41Dark 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.

 

Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliner swatches

 

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.

 

Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliner review

 

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.

 

Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliner

 

The Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon is available at Sephora, Neiman MarcusNet-A-Porter, and MarcJacobs.com

 

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Marc Jacobs Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner Review

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.

 

marc jacobs fineliner ultra skinny gel eye crayon eyeliner review

 

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.

 

marc jacobs fineliner ultra skinny gel eye crayon eyeliner

 

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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