Is It Love? Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon

by Joyce in


When the Marc Jacobs line launched at Sephora in August, I was a bit excited and also a bit apprehensive. I had heard about the line in magazines and such leading up to it, but as a previously avid participant in Sephora's BeautyTalk forums, I remembered how I had filled out a survey about what I would think about a designer beauty line. Hmm!  

Anyway, I wasn't so sure about the packaging from the initial photos, and I waited until I could check out the line in stores. I thought the foundation, concealer, lipstick, and nail polish looked interesting, while the rest of the line seemed hit or miss. What really caught my eye were these Highliner Gel Crayons - part of me has an obsession with deeply black, creamy pencil liners, so I immediately wanted one. 

marc jacobs highliner review

After swatching the colors available, I knew I wanted the bronzey Ro(Cocoa), and lucky for me that Blacquer was available at that time (very briefly) as a 100 point perk. I grabbed them, and I was quite excited, especially since the swatches seemed impossible to remove. Always a good sign.  

Unfortunately, Blacquer irritated my eyes, as many black waterproof liners have been doing this year. Ro(Cocoa) on the other hand, is just as gorgeous of a shade as I expected. The formula, however, is not as bulletproof as I was expecting based on the swatching experience. On my monolid eyes, they creased somewhat at the end of the day. I'd say that's probably 8+ hours, and the creasing wasn't bad (definitely wearable haha) but I was hoping for the wear I get from Armani Waterproof Smooth Silk Pencils, which really do seem to last forever. 

Swatches L=R: Marc Jacobs Highliner in Blacquer, Ro(Cocoa)

Swatches L=R: Marc Jacobs Highliner in Blacquer, Ro(Cocoa)

All in all, I'm really loving Ro(Cocoa) despite my high hopes for wear. I probably wouldn't purchase another one unless there was a really unique shade, but I'm definitely loving this one while I have it! What do you think? Have you tried this or anything else from the Marc Jacobs line? How did you like it? I'd love to know! :)

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