Eyeliner Love Feat. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Blacquer & (Luna)tic :: Review, Photos, Swatch

marc jacobs highliner gel eye crayon review, swatch, how to tightline

marc jacobs highliner gel eye crayon review, swatch, how to tightline

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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.

marc jacobs highliner gel eye crayon review, swatch, how to tightline

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.

marc jacobs highliner gel eye crayon review, swatch, how to tightline

marc jacobs highliner gel eye crayon review, swatch, how to tightline

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?




  1. June 24, 2014 / 7:04 am

    I love the names of the products. They look great on you.

    • June 25, 2014 / 6:42 am

      Thanks much. Yeah, I like how Marc Jacobs named these eyeliners

  2. June 24, 2014 / 8:18 am

    (Luna)tic looks very very pretty!

  3. June 24, 2014 / 1:26 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing on you. It's so soft and natural looking even thoughost it's silver and black. Simply beautiful. I have heard wonderful things about these liners, I think I need to swing by Sephora and grab me a few. Great post girl!

    • June 25, 2014 / 6:43 am

      Yeah, grab a few. I purchased green and plum and can't wait to play w/ 'em.

  4. June 24, 2014 / 2:41 pm

    I LOVE Blacquer. Have been using it to line my upper and sometimes lower waterline for about 3 months now. No other black liner that I've ever used compares to it!

  5. June 24, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    I seriously want both. As a contact wearer as well, I too, find it hard to find eyeliners that don't irritate!

  6. June 24, 2014 / 8:22 pm

    I don't own any of these, but I totally need to!

  7. June 24, 2014 / 10:30 pm

    As pretty as they are, those are steep prices! Good luck on finding a treadmill you like. I love mine that has a tablet built into it. Keeps me entertained while I run.

    • June 25, 2014 / 6:46 am

      That's what the hub wants. I just want a basic treadmill that I can use to break up my other exercise routines

  8. June 25, 2014 / 2:43 am

    I tried blacquer last year and it moved on me…. so returned, but I keep hearing such great things about these liners – maybe I need to give it another go. That metallic lavender is stunning on your eyes.

    • June 25, 2014 / 6:47 am

      Too bad Blacquer didn't work out for you. That's my fave eyeliner ever

  9. June 25, 2014 / 4:24 am

    Holy smokes, these eyeliners are gorgeous! I don't own any MJ products yet, but you are making me want to purchase a few just to try.

  10. June 25, 2014 / 5:21 am

    (Luna)tic is absolutely gorgeous on the swatch. I'd probably use it as an eyeshadow base instead of an eyeliner.

  11. June 25, 2014 / 6:03 am

    what a soft pretty look! Girl, look at you with your wedges on the treadmill. lol!

    • June 25, 2014 / 6:49 am

      LOL! Great eyes Nidia. Those wedges are God's gifts to petite women like me who don't wear stilettos, lol!

  12. June 25, 2014 / 7:39 am

    these are gorgeous. I don't own any of the Marc Jacobs cosmetics… but certainly – they all look appealing.

  13. June 25, 2014 / 8:01 am

    I love your whole FOTD. The cheeks, the lips, and the liner. Bravo!!

  14. June 25, 2014 / 10:23 am

    I swatched a couple of these while I was in Sephora but I couldn't see a convincing argument to buy them at the time. Perhaps when they are stocked in Australia I will feel differently.

    • June 26, 2014 / 4:50 am

      I won't be surprised if these eyeliners would be $40-$50 there in Australia. You should've picked up one when you did your major haulage in the US!!!

  15. June 25, 2014 / 3:24 pm

    so jealous lol i want to try Marc Jacobs products so bad, need to go out and finally buy some!

  16. June 25, 2014 / 3:33 pm

    I haven't taken the plunge with Marc Jacobs makeup but the liners sound excellent.

  17. June 25, 2014 / 7:25 pm

    So gorgeous, Kath! I, too, love the MJ Hi-Liners and believe that Blacquer just may be the best black ever for the water line. What are you wearing on your lips? So lovely and chic!


    –The Beauty Professor

    • June 26, 2014 / 4:48 am

      Thanks Rachel for stopping by. I agree, Blacquer is the best black eyeliner I have tried to date. Lippy is YSL Pink in Confidence. xo

  18. June 25, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    You look stunning! I also approve of your treadmill footwear hahahahahahaha oh and I love MJ liners. the end =)

    • June 26, 2014 / 4:47 am

      Suddenly I'm reminded of Romy and Michelle High School Reunion Movie. Have you watched that? they are wearing heels while exercising, hahaha!

  19. June 26, 2014 / 3:58 pm

    they are both beautiful…but heals while walkin the treadmil. that is legit.

  20. Anonymous
    June 28, 2014 / 10:57 pm

    Pink lips on you looks so SPECTACULAR!!!!!

    You look so LOVELY in these pictures!!!!

  21. July 3, 2014 / 4:16 pm

    MJ eyeliner is my FAV!!!

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