Marc Jacobs Beauty – Highliner (Gel Crayon)

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Marc Jacobs Highliner
Price: $30 CAD
Shade: Blacquer
Size: 0.1 Oz

Being a fan of Marc Jacobs, I was very excited when I heard he was coming out with a line of makeup. I have always loved his style so I had very high hopes for the line. When it first came out in Sephora, I wanted to buy and try it all but the price was definitely on the higher end. With the price in mind I limited myself to one item I needed most from the collection, so I ended up buying the highliner.

On the website it claimed to be waterproof, long-wearing, and colour-intense. It is described to be a gel pot eyeliner encased within a crayon. The liner contains vitamin E and rosa canina seed extract, which is supposed to soothe, soften and protect the delicate skin around our eyes. It also suggests that after applying the eyeliner you should blend it quickly as it sets within 15 seconds.

With this in mind I bought it hoping it would be great for tight lining because of its smooth consistency and claim to be waterproof. In my opinion the eyeliner would not be my top choice for tight lining as it transfer to my under eyes after 2 – 3 hours. Not only would it smudge but it would also collect in my outer eye corners due to my watery eyes. When using it to line the eyes I agree the application was smooth but the line would jump creating blank spaces, also due to it being so soft, it broke easily when being used and would occasionally crumble when I lined my eyes. I tried to fix it by smudging it with a brush but the line would be really inconsistent and because it dried quickly I would not be able to fix the whole line before it set. Another problem I had with it was its diameter of the product. I would use the sharpener to sharpen it but as it drew the line it would quickly become dull because of its extremely soft formula creating a thick line. I definitely would not recommend this for drawing the winged eyeliner look. On the positive side the black liner was very pigmented and black, which I did enjoy. However, for its price and my experience with the highliner I would not purchase it again as I do prefer the Make Up For Ever eyeliners for tight lining and lining the eyes.

Overall I was not very happy with this product. Since I have watery eyes it smudged faster than I anticipated. I even tried using an eyeliner brush to grab the product and then drawing it onto my eyes, but it dried faster than I could apply it. I hope they improve the product a little, because I loved the packaging and pigmentation.

**If you wish to purchase the item I have provided a link. Just click on the photo and it will take you there .

– SL.

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