Marc Jacobs Cosmetics recently introduced a limited edition collection of mini versions of the Highliner Gel Crayons, sold exclusively at Sephora. I first heard about it a couple of weeks ago, but when I read about the collection and saw the photos and swatches on Prime Beauty Blog here, Cindy easily convinced me that I had to splurge on this set. Although I’ve been a long time Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil lover, I had to stray to try these beauties.
There’s a big difference between regular eyeliner pencils and these gel crayons. The gel crayons are so soft and smooth, so easy to apply without the tugging that you can sometimes get with a pencil.
They are definitely waterproof. I found that out when I did swatches on my arm. Not only could I not smudge them, I couldn’t remove them with soap and water! I had to use makeup remover to get them off. The only time I find that the color does transfer a bit is when I tightline with the black crayon, a little does come off on my lower waterline, but I can live with that. That said, the Marc Jacob Highliner Gel Crayons stay on all day for me.
Two things captivated me about this collection:
- the petite/mini size
- the stunning jewel-tone colors.
I’m all about minis these days. As I’ve said, I have a ton of makeup and I love the possibility of actually finishing something up before I have to throw it out. The SA at Sephora tried to convince me to buy a second set, since these are a limited edition and they are flying off the shelves. But who knows, there may be another collection of shades I want to buy in the spring 😉
There are seven 0.37g/0.01 oz twist up pencils in the collection. I have no idea how much product that actually is, and I hope it’ll last beyond a couple of weeks, especially the deep, rich black that I use every day!
The shades are given evocative, clever names:
- O(vert): olive green
- Brown(out): rich brown
- Sunset: metallic copper
- Midnight in Paris: blue/green/black shade shifter with a sheen
- Th(ink): navy blue
- Plum(age): purple
- Blaquer: black.
Five of the seven shades are matte, one is metallic and one has a bit of bling, but not too much. Although I adore Sunset, the copper shade, that one doesn’t show up quite as well on my lid as I would like. But when I look at the pix, it’s not too bad. I have to try it with lighter shades of eyeshadow and see if that helps. Here it is. What do you think?
Like all Marc Jacob products, the Sky-Liner Petite Highliner Collection is elegantly packaged with a beautiful shiny black silver trimmed outer box over a heavy black plastic case to store the silver crayons.
Though fingerprints are an issue, it’s OK because the packaging is so darn gorgeous!
The price for the Marc Jacobs Sky-Liner Petite Highliner Collection is $45. If you’re interested, act fast because they will sell out. I’m enjoying mine. Thanks, Cindy, for being my enabler!