Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) just launched ten new, permanent shades for summer. These arrived by a shipping miracle as they shipped out so late last night, it didn’t seem like they were going to make it here on time, but they did! So here are swatches for your perusal It’ll take me sometime to test all of these, but in general, they swatch as they have in the past… hit or miss. I have a love/hate relationship with the formula, because they could be a little creamier/more pigmented in a single pass, but most build well and their strength is really how long-wearing they are, while several have been more unique in color. Hopefully these wear just as long as past shades have, but we’ll see!
Here are swatches of all the shades I have of Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) (plus two shades of the Sheer Lip Gel formula). Hope to have full reviews eventually but wanted to get these swatches to you before the Sephora sale ends!
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayons for Summer 2015
Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00) (New, Permanent)
Marc’s exclusive, richly pigmented gel eye crayon gets a fresh look for summer with 10 new shades of extreme-wear, waterproof color. This breakthrough formula glides on smoothly for a flawless, precise application, then sets in place for all-day wear. The built-in sharpener helps mold product into a perfect point for an instantly sharp look.
- Sunset (74) Golden bronze shimmer (Repromote from Holiday)
- Midnight in Paris (72) Inky indigo blue (Repromote from Holiday)
- Peridot (90) Sage green shimmer
- Top Seacret (88) Teal shimmer
- Lollipop (86) Cherry pink summer
- Blue Me Away (84) Light sky blue pearl
- Violet Femme (82) Orchid shimmer
- In the Buff! (80) Champagne shimmer
- Orange Crush! (780) Deep orange shimmer
- Navy Noir (76) Darkest navy
Availability: Now at Sephora (VIB/VIB Rouge early access)
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Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer
New and permanent for summer, the Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquers ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) are supposed to have “maximum color and brilliance” with a mint scent. There are eighteen shades available, and I picked up six to test. Stay tuned!
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer
Pink Steam, Rebel Rebel, Love Buzz
Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer ($28.00) (New, Permanent)
Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer delivers maximum color and brilliance with its unique Triple Shine Complex, a blend of high-performance ingredients that provide unstoppable wear and shine like “30 coats of lacquer.” This mint-scented gloss features a profusion of creamy pinks, shimmering lavenders, and iridescent brights that give lips a lush look with lasting color and unbelievable shine.
- Sugar Sugar (312) Champagne-gold shimmer
- Pretty Thing (318) Muted rose
- Moonglow (314) Soft pink nude
- French Tickler (316) Iridescent peach shimmer
- Uproar (336) Melon shimmer
- Forbidden Fruit (334) Bright candy-orange
- Some Girls (328) Punch-pink shimmer
- Pink FLamingo (326) Bubble pink
- Hey You! (330) Fuchsia cherry
- Hot Hot Hot (332) Bright fuchsia
- Whip It (304) Bold Iridescent magenta
- Boom (306) Deep plum shimmer
- Pink Steam (322) Iridescent lavender shimmer
- Rebel Rebel (308) Blue-raspberry shimmer
- Love Buzz (324) Rose-gold shimmer
- Allow Me (302) Rosy shimmer
- Love Drunk (320) Mauve-gold shimmer
- Taboo (310) Sheer mauve shimmer
Availability: Now at Sephora
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Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a mix of light to medium-dark neutrals in shades of pink, peach, and brown. It has a lot more mid-tone shades than your average palette; I think it could have benefited from another medium-dark or dark hued shade so that you could get more contrast out of this palette. It performed fairly well with the common issues being slightly shorter wear than average with some shades being more semi-opaque or prone to sheering out due to their textures.
The Lover #1 is described as a “matte baby pink.” It’s a brightened, pale pink with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a soft, smooth consistency that could be a little powdery to work with. This looks chalky on my medium skin tone, so it may not be the easiest shade for all skin tones to work with. It stayed on for seven and a half hours before creasing. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.
The Lover #2 is described as a “sandy pink shimmer.” It’s a muted, light-medium peachy beige with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, but somewhat dry, texture that was prone to sheering out when applied and blended on the skin. It built-up well, and it seemed to “melt” on my lid so it didn’t look powdery or dry on. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.
The Lover #3 is described as a “light caramel sheen.” It’s a light-medium peach with subtle golden shimmer over a mostly matte finish. This appears more matte than truly shimmery when applied to the skin. The texture has a silky feel to it, and it had semi-opaque color coverage. It showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.
The Lover #4 is described as a “matte apricot-rose.” It’s a soft, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was really soft and silky, though it tended to sheer out a bit when applied, while the pigmentation was mostly opaque. It wore well for seven and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.
The Lover #5 is described as a “copper rose shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, buttery, and dense texture that was really easy to use and wore well for eight hours. This shade is incredibly dupable, though–including within two of the brand’s other palettes. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.
The Lover #6 is described as a “seashell pink sheen.” It’s a soft, light-medium rosy pink with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had decent color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that felt a little dry in the pan but seemed to look better once it was blended on the skin. It started to crease after seven and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.
The Lover #7 is described as a “matte cappuccino.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a very silky, finely-milled texture that was a smidgen powdery but blended really well on the skin. It lasted for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.