I recently received two Marc Jacobs Matte Highliners ($25) for review (Thanks Crowdtap!). I have never tried an Marc Jacobs Beauty products but I have only ever heard good things. They are a bit pricy, so I’ve shied away from them a bit, but was really excited to get the opportunity to try these new eyeliners.
These gel eyeliners claim to last for 12 hours and boast super-rich pigmentation. This is the matte formula, so it is formulated without any shimmer. The company also warns that you have about 15 seconds to smudge or move the liner before it sets. This liner is also waterproof, is a screw up liner, and also has a sharpener hidden in the bottom!
The two colors that I received were (Earth)quake, a dark brown, and Pink of Me, a baby pink.
These eyeliners are the softest liners I have ever used and I love them! I hate when you buy an expensive liner and it just pull and tugs at your lid as you try to get it on. Not only does that irritate your eye and cause potential wrinkles, but you’re never able to get a straight line! That is not the case with this liner. You barely have to apply any pressure to get an intense color payoff.
As for the 12 hour wear claim? I don’t know if I can confirm the full 12 house, but I can definitely confirm long-lasting wear that doesn’t smudge. I feel completely confident putting this on at 7 in the morning before work and knowing it will stay in place until I get home around 4-5.
There are also so many fun colors to choose from. I’ve never worn a burgundy or hot pink eyeliner, but man do these liners make me want to! There is also a beautiful cobalt blue that I’d love to get my hands on. While there isn’t a black in this collection, there is a dark gray that comes pretty close.
Compared to other high-end eyeliners that I’ve used, this one wins out. The Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner which is a similar product, is $1 more expensive for a slight bit more product, .2oz compared to the .1 for Marc Jacobs. To me though, there is no contest. The Marc Jacobs Highliner is so much creamier that I will pick that one every time.