Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eyeliner Swatches +  Review

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It’s long been known that I’m a big fan of the original Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner (reviews here). I love that they work well in the waterline, last all day and have good pigment. Now there’s a new kid on the block – the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($25.00 // Sephora). Because you know everything gots ta be matte.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner Pink of Me and Earthquake

The Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliners are said to be “a waterproof, gel eye crayon for a bold, matte finish”

Of the 12 shades available I have two to show you today in 59 Pink of Me and 41 (Earth)Quake.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner Pink of Me and Earthquake

Pink of Me is described as a powder pink. I find it to be a light pink that leans toward being a lilac shade. I love to waterline with shades like this to make my eyes look more awake and they’re also fabulous to incorporate into a “graphic” eye look. A lot of times with these light shades they can look chalky when worn but that is not the case with Pink of Me. So gorgeous.

(Earth)Quake is described as a dark brown. I loved this one for the top liner but it was a bit finicky for the bottom waterline. I found that the best way to apply was to do one pass, let it sit for a few seconds than go over it again in the same direction. If I simply went back and forth the line would all but disappear. 

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner Pink of Me and Earthquake swatches

Personally, I prefer a matte eye liner because I like to waterline my lower lash line and products that have a shimmer and sometimes even a pearl finish tend to really make my eyes water. These two shades were creamy and really easy to apply and the claim of “well-suited for lining the inner rim” is definitely accurate once you get the method down.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner Pink of Me and Earthquake

With the shipment of these two eyeliners came a little booklet which gives you a few ideas on how to wear the shades together. Those looks are all below.

LINE

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner “Line”

SMUDGE

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner “Smudge”

LAYER

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner “Layer”

DESIGN

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner “Design”

I’m interested in picking up Deja Blue next since that light, sky blue shade really helps to open up the eyes. If they got a matte black shade I’d also definitely want to grab that one too!

What shades of the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner are you putting on your wish list?

Marc Jacobs Beauty can be purchased at Sephora, Neiman Marcus and marcjacobsbeauty.com.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner Pink of Me and Earthquake

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