I can’t believe this is my first blog post of 2018! I am literally the worst person in the world for leaving it so long, but things have been pretty hectic in my little life – we had Christmas and New Year and I started a new job back in December so I wanted to put all my time and energy into making a great first impression. Anyway, I am here because I received two new products from Marc Jacobs Beauty through the post during the week and I wanted to tell you all about them, plus need to get back onto the blogging bandwagon.

You all know I am more of an eyeshadow kinda gal and most days I just wear mascara on my eyes (Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara – see my review on that product here). Marc Jacobs Beauty sent me two Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons. So, minus the long name I was slightly worried on the word ‘crayon’ – eyeliners are supposed to be dainty and slim line because we all know doing eyeliner is one of those tasks you pray to the Make-Up Gods that it goes right! But to my surprise, there is nothing chunky about this product. As always, the packaging of any Marc Jacobs Beauty product is amazing – simple black and white packaging with their signature silver writing which oozes luxury. The eyeliner or should I say Highliner is encased in matte silver with their signature ‘Marc Jacobs’ on the side. I received two colours ‘41 (Earth)Quake and ‘59 Pink of me’ of which both colours are printed on the case itself. At the bottom of the product is a mechanism which lets you twist the product which means no sharpening the nib (YAY!). Marc Jacobs really do know how to package something so simply but so sophisticatedly.


Let’s get onto the two colours. The first is ‘41 (Earth)Quake’ – a deep brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. I know Marc Jacobs do a non-matte version with a wider variety of colours, but matte works for me. The colour payoff here is amazing, no need to press hard just a gentle swipe across the eyelid or waterline and you have an intense colour. The Highliner application is smooth due to the products creamy texture, so if you have sensitive eyes this would be perfect for you as it wouldn’t drag or tug on the skin. Marc Jacobs claims the forumal is supposed to have an ‘intense colour payoff’ with ’12-hours longwear’ and with a ‘bold matte finish’ that is supposed to me waterproof which makes it ‘well-suited’ for the waterline. I would say that was pretty accurate – I mean I’m someone that doesn’t wear any eyeliner, even for that fierce cat-eye look and I would definitely wear this colour as a smoked-out liner.


The second colour is something not so ‘wearable’ for someone that doesn’t typically wear any pink. ‘59 Pink of me’. This pale pink with warm undertones and the same matte finish as ‘41 (Earth)Quake’. When I pulled out the product from the packet I knew I wouldn’t be able to wear it like the brown or even black however, the one place I thought I could wear it is on my waterline – to give the illusion of bigger and brighter eyes, and this is where I think this product works best. It’s light enough to give that opaque look, but apply a few more layers and you will get that baby pink eyeliner (but that’s not for me). ‘59 Pink of me’ has the exact same smooth, creamy texture as the brown.


Overall, the formula of these Highliners from Marc Jacobs are amazing and at £20 each, I would expect so – they are on the pricey side but if you’re after a smooth creamy, tug-free matte eyeliner these are for you.  The matte range of Highliners also come in 10 other colours ranging from blues to grey and even red.

You can find the whole range at John Lewis.




I received these products complimentary from Marc Jacobs Beauty for John Lewis and Influenster for testing purposes.