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Marc Jacobs Beauty – Highliner Pencil Review

I am a huge fan of Marc Jacobs. I own a few Marc by Marc Jacobs items because it’s pretty wallet friendly compared to his signature line. The Marc Jacobs woman is an effortlessly cool.  Polished but just a little rough, mussed up around the edges – this is my style in a nutshell. I just wish I could afford more Marc Jacobs. Well, my wish is coming true because early this fall, he released his self-titled beauty line.

I’m not going to review the entire collection, just the one item I picked up and has been used in my current rotation of beauty items.

The Highliner pencil:


I almost picked up basic black but I wanted something different, perhaps a shade that could also double as a lid shade. So I went with this beautiful, shimmery bronze, Ro(cocoa).


Honestly, I was a little hesitant because it reminded me of a bronzer liner I currently own that is near and dear to my heart – Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner in Smog, a deep brown with shimmer.


Ro(cocoa) on the left and Smog on right – I’m so glad I was wrong. Ro(cocoa) is more copper on my skin, whereas Smog is a deep brown bronze.

When trying as a lid base, I drew thick lines on my top lash lines and then smudged the color right below my orbital bone. Please pay no attention to the stray hair on my face.


I then drew another line right along my top and bottom lash lines. I also used an eye pencil brush to soften and smudge from mid to outer bottom corner. Finish up with layers of black mascara and you can call it a day. It’s perfect for weekends, simple eye looks that won’t compete with bright lips or for morning when you hit the snooze button just one too many times.

But being the beauty junkie I am, I added on:


I layered a light golden beige on top, a matte neutral brown in the crease and a creamy bisque as my highlight. This is a great component for a smoky bronze eye look. I also love wearing this on my bottom water line when wearing black liner on top lash lines.

When wearing this on top of a good lid primer, I get a full eight hours and surprisingly, up to four hours on my bottom water lines. I should preface this by mentioning that I do not have oily lids. If you do, you make experience some product movement. I love this liner – the formula is smooth like a traditional potted gel liner and packaged in a slim twist top pencil. It’s very light weight and can be easily carried in your pocket or a slim wristlet.

Bonus points – it comes with it’s own sharpener:


The Highliner comes in six shades and I’m pretty sure more to come in the very near future. Next on my “to-try” list are the blushes,  lip lacquer glosses and the lip gel lipsticks. If my lips take well to MJ lip product formulas then my wallet will be very fearful.

Marc Jacobs Beauty is exclusively found at Sephora and Marc Jacobs’ boutiques.

Product price range – $18 – $59/USD.

Highliner pencil, $25/USD


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