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Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon by Marc Jacobs Beauty
Marc Jacobs Beauty

Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

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Variation: (Brown)ie 43
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the pros- stays on all day (sometimes all night) stays super pigmented all day looks freshly applied all day waterproof smudgeproof tearproof flakeproof doesn’t irritate my contact lenses no need to sharpen creamy glides on without tugging cons- a bit expensive but you get what you pay for i currently wear grapevine which is a beautiful dark purple that makes my brown eyes pop

- Sephora User

*review time* i’ve been trying these products 5 days now (i want to try them properly so i can tell my opinion) let’s talk about pro: very creamy, even if these are creamy they last on my waterline throughout the day (i think these are waterproof

- John Lewis User

staying power


this the best eyeliner i've ever used it is very creamy and blendable and highly pigmented i recommend this eyeliner to anyone looking for a great long lasting eyeliner

- Sephora User

these liners are unlike anything i've ever tried, they apply very easily, and their texture is very creamy and buttery, yet they are versatile to stay put all day

- John Lewis User


not smudging

it's glided on really well and stayed on smudge free

- Sephora User

i highly recommend these eye liners, i received them in the colors overnight (deep blue) and earthquake (dark brown), they are highly pigmented, so smooth and blendable and can also be used to smudge

- Sephora User


precise application

i love how precise it went on

- Sephora User

i am so impressed with the precision and absolutely love everything about this eyeliner

- Sephora User
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mira userSeptember 15, 2019

this product lasts all day! i’ve used this for months now and it never smudges when i wear it outside. i like having a wing so i use an eyeliner brush to get the shape i want and it doesn’t take much to get the job done! i can definitely say it’ll last you a while.

- mira
John Lewis userJanuary 6, 2018

I want more!

These highliner matte crayons are amazing! I absolutely love them. The pigment is incredible and once it's on, its on and it's not going anywhere!I swatched them on my hand first to really test how long they were going to last, to see if they would smudge and also see how waterproof they really are, as I find a lot of these types of products say waterproof and then wash down the drain a few minutes after water has gone near it. They didn't smudge, water didn't budge them either, and even after purposely trying to rub them off, neither colour budged, yet they came off with ease with a makeup wipe. I am thoroughly impressed.I have tried them on my face today, using the creamy formula on a brush to see if I could apply them with more precision and it worked perfectly, I also smudged it under my eye (which needs to be done quickly before they set in place for the day) and that looked amazing too!I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for a long lasting look. Overall they are bold, highly pigmented, creamy, versatile, long lasting and waterproof, I cant wait to try other colours as soon as possible!**I received these products complimentary for testing purposes ** « less

- John Lewis
Sephora userSeptember 17, 2017

A Absolutely Beautiful!

I had the pleasant experience to try (Earth)Quake and Pink of Me. These two colors compliment each other beautifully. I used the Pink on my eyelids and (Earth)Quake on my waterlines. The colors are intense, and glide on so easily. Applies smoothly for precise application. I have about 15 seconds to smudge into the look I want before setting in place. It sets with a beautiful Matte finish. Best part is the it last all day. That's right! It really does last for 12 hours. I love that it's waterproof gel keeps the inner rim color. It doesn't fade like other brands. With the built in sharpener, I always have a precise point for accurate lines everytime. I have always used Marc Jacobs products because they don't disappoint. I definitely agree with this being Marc Jacobs Beauty’s original award-winning Highliner Gel Eye Crayon eyeliner. Overall, this has bold intense highly pigmented colors. Long lasting 12 hour coverage with waterproof gel. Easy application with matte finish. Highly recommended! A Less

- Sephora
Sephora userMarch 29, 2017

Smooth, pigmented & long wearing!

I really like this MJB Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon and after having used them for about a month now, I’d have to say I’m really impressed! I received these in the colors (Earth)quake (a dark brown) and Over(night) (a deep blue). What I love most about these eyeliners is how smooth and creamy they are. As I get older, my eyelids aren’t as smooth and as taut as they used to be, so some pencil type eyeliners tend to tug and pull at my lids, end up skipping, and being streaky, thus making it more time consuming than it should be to apply eyeliner. With these Highliners, however, I don’t have that issue! Since they are so pigmented (my boyfriend actually commented on how vivid my eyeliner looked when I was wearing Over(night), and he never notices those kinds of things) and have a gel formula, applying them in a nice clean line is really easy! The built-in sharpener in the bottom of the pencil is also a nice touch!Another thing I love about them is they are long lasting… and waterproof! I’ve worn both of the colors for about 10 hours straight and tested them on both the upper lid and lower lash line/waterline, and they lasted pretty well! It’s awesome because when you first apply the eyeliner, you have a little bit of time to smudge them for any smoky eye looks, but after a couple of minutes they don’t budge. I even tried rubbing my winged liner a few times with my finger (which probably didn’t do my eyelid any favors haha), and to my surprise it didn’t smudge at all (keep in mind I have normal to dry lids). I also swatched them on my hand, ran it under water and tried to rub the eyeliner swatches off, but again, they didn’t disappear or smudge and had very minimal fading. My eyes can get pretty watery, so after a few hours I did notice some fading on the outer parts of my waterline, but besides that, everything was pretty much intact until I removed my makeup that night (I just used my usual waterproof eye makeup remover, and it removed them pretty well with no issues).I’m hoping they expand the colors in this collection (which are inspired by Marc Jacob’s boldly bright resort 2017 collection) and eventually add a black eyeliner because it would probably be my holy grail black pencil/gel liner! « less

- Sephora
John Lewis userJanuary 12, 2018

Not for me

I was sent this product complimentary for review purposes. I am not a big fan of bright coloured eye make up and this product won’t convert me. So pigmented and bright, too bright for me. The formula is so creamy that impossible to sharpen it enough to draw a precise sharp line with it. I managed to broke it off twice while tried to sharpen it. I tried to creat different looks, used it on my upper lid and on my water line. Tried to smudge it but a couldn’t, instead of blending out just sliding around my eyelid. The finish was messy and cheep looking. It last all day long as I did swatches on my hand in the morning and it stayed on until late evening, not sure on the eye tho as I don’t want to walk around looks like a clow all day long. Sorry not for me.

- John Lewis



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