Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon* | Influenster | Review + Swatches

Hi everyone! I have a very exciting post to share with you today! As I'm sure you know, I've been using Influenster for a while, and it's always very exciting when I receive high-end makeup. My last makeup box was from The Estee Edit, where I received four full sized products! For those of you that never heard of Influenster, it's basically a website that sends you free products. You answer a bunch of questions, connect your social media accounts, and if they think you're a good match, they'll send you the products they are currently sending out. In exchange for the product, you test it out and post reviews about it online.

When I saw that I was receiving this box, I was ecstatic! Because, hello! It's Marc Jacobs beauty! I've never really tried anything from the brand, so this eyeliner is very new to me. I received two of the Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons*. The first color is in the shade (Iron)y, and it is a dark gray, and the second shade is (Earth)quake, which is a dark brown. To be honest, I was nervous I would receive a bright color, which is something I would never use. But these shades are perfect, and 100% something I would use every day.

According to the Sephora website, this product is described as:
Experience the intense color payoff, amazing glide, and 12-hour wear of Marc Jacobs Beauty’s original award-winning Highliner Gel Eye Crayon eyeliner—now re-envisioned in a bold, matte finish. Each of the hues are glitter-free and intensified by super-rich pigment. They’re formulated to glide on smoothly for precise application, and they give you 15 seconds of play time before setting in place for wear that lasts all day, making it ideal for pulling off versatile eye looks. Line to define your eyes, smudge it before it sets to impart an instant, smoky eye, layer as an eye shadow base, or draw on artistic graphic liner looks. Its waterproof gel formula makes it well-suited for lining the inner rim. It’s designed with a clever sharpener, hidden in the base of the liner to allow for a precise point.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon | Influenster | Review + Swatches | (Iron)y and (Earth)quake Packaging

In terms of packaging, I am always impressed by Marc Jacob Beauty's packaging. It's also so sleek, luxurious, and makes the price worth while. These pencils have a nice weight to them and are very sleek with the silver design. I also like how each pencil clearly shows the color and name, which is pretty accurate to the actual swatch. I was also very pleased to see that the bottom of the pencil has a sharpener, which means you can always get a precise application.


When I first swatched these, I could instantly tell that they are very pigmented and creamy. When I applied it to my upper lash line I noticed that it did not create a straight line, but I found it super easy to grab a precise brush to blend out the edges to clean it up. I haven't tested the lasting power, but I can tell you that after I tried to remove the swatches, it took A LOT of effort to remove it. I used my usual makeup wipe and even after a majority of the product was gone, there was still a small stain. 

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am so happy with these! In recent years I have moved away from pencil liners, but this might be a new favorite. I love how they are so matte, creamy, and easy to use. I can't wait to play around with these more to create new looks. I love how these were so easy to smudge to create a smoky look, and I might give it a try on my lower lash line to test the staying power. If you are interested in purchasing this, they are $25 from Sephora, and I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed!
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon | Influenster | Review + Swatches | (Iron)y and (Earth)quake

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon | Influenster | Review + Swatches | (Iron)y and (Earth)quake

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon | Influenster | Review + Swatches | (Iron)y and (Earth)quake
Top: (Iron)y Bottom: (Earth)quake
Have you tried the Marc Jacobs Highliners? What are your thoughts? 

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  1. I haven't tried them but I do love the look of them. They are so pigmented!

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  2. These shades looks so pigmented! The packaging is also geat

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  3. Haven't tried them. but want to give it a try. Liked it.