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If there’s one thing I am very picky about when it comes to makeup, it has to be eyeliners! For one, I have sensitive eyes and I tear up right away upon contact with an irritant. Secondly, I wear contact lens. I hate pigments that migrate to my contacts because they cloud my vision. L’Oreal Silkissime, e.l.f, Nyx, Laura Geller, Tarte, MAC are just some of the brands I had issues with in the past. That’s why I have strong allegiance to eyeliners that are compatible with my peepers. Loyalty = Repurchase.
When Marc Jacobs debuted his beauty line last year, the only product that truly wowed me was Highliner Gel Eye Crayon. It’s a retractable, waterproof, long wearing, tug-free, and richly pigmented eyeliner which can also be used as eyeshadow or base. I have reviewed Ro(cocoa) (brown-bronze) and Th(ink) (dark blue). In multiple occasions, you may have spotted Blacquer (black) which I never wrote about until today.
Blacquer was part of the original launch collection in 2013 and (Luna)tic, along with other bright shades, was released early this year. Blacquer is matte black, I use it mostly for tightlining my upper lash line and occasionally on waterline. (Luna)tic is metallic lavender, a great accent color for the lash line! Both liners are very creamy, they apply easily and blend seamlessly. I hate being echolalic but if it’s worth repeating to emphasize a point then I would. These liners are budge-free with impressive wear time (which is pretty much the whole day). They remain intact after an intensive workout, something worth-mentioning to my ladies out there who want to look just as fabulous in glorious sweat! The only con is the rounded tip which in time becomes flat due to constant use. Hence, this is not my preferred liner for creating sharp cat eyes. I know $25 for a single eyeliner is quite a splurge but I put high regard on quality more than anything, especially since it involves my eyes.
So here’s moi wearing (Luna)tic on upper and lower lash line and Blacquer on waterline, I also used it to tightline my upper lashes. Still struggling with tightlining? I shared my dummy-proof tricks here.
Sorry for drowning you with macro shots of my face craters. Okay, let’s try one more time from a distance. Truth is, I just want to show my second-day natural hair, haha!
I did mention about workouts, here’s moi scouting for a treadmill. Yeah, still wearing the same eye makeup.
P.S. Can you believe I purchased additional shades right after writing this post? Convince thyself was the protocol, lol!
Do you own this eyeliner?