Marc Jacobs Violet Femme, Peridot, Top Seacret Highliners

Marc Jacobs Violet Femme (82) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as an “orchid shimmer.” It’s a medium, pinky-mauve with lighter pink and lilac shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, but it wasn’t the easiest shade to layer as it was drier and tended to skip for me. This is one of the issues I’ve had with Marc Jacobs’ formula: they aren’t always creamy, and it can even vary from purchase to purchase of the same shade. Once on, the color doesn’t budget at all over a fourteen hour period, and it seemed slightly more amenable to being layered/built-up in practice than when I initially swatched it. The disappointing part is that it is a more unique shade, too. Sephora Collection Strawberry Macaroon (P, $9.00) is lighter and more metallic (but infinitely easier to apply). Marc Jacobs Beauty Jazz(berry) (46) (P, $25.00) is darker. MAC Feminine Edge (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more sparkly, gel. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Marc Jacobs Violet Femme (82) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Violet Femme (82)
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
80%
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Marc Jacobs Navy Noir, Orange Crush, Blue Me Away Highliners

Marc Jacobs Navy Noir (76) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “darkest navy.” It’s a blackened blue with lighter navy blue pearl shimmer that gives it a more pearled finish. It had fairly opaque pigmentation in a single pass that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The texture was creamy enough to glide on without skipping or tugging on the lash line. The color lasted for over fourteen hours without fading/smudging. Sephora Collection Suede Shoes (P, $9.00) is warmer, less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty Midnight in Paris (P, $25.00) is slightly warmer. Sephora Collection Galaxy Girl (25) (P, $9.00) is blacker. NARS Night Flight (P, $24.00) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay LSD (P, $19.00) is more sparkly, warmer. MAC Night Trail (P, $20.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Marc Jacobs Navy Noir (76) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Navy Noir (76)
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
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Marc Jacobs Whip It, Love Drunk, Pink Steam Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is supposed to have “maximum color and brilliance” and “shine like ’30 coats of lacquer.'” The formula has a mint scent but not much flavor from what I could detect. The biggest downside is that several shades that I have are not in line with “maximum color.” It has a light-medium weight with a smooth, creamy consistency that has a light tackiness, but it isn’t particularly sticky and doesn’t seem to get tackier as it wears on. It has a high-shine finish and is comfortable to wear as it is lightly hydrating. I think the Lust for Lacquer formula was better, as it went on more smoothly and the full coverage part of the formula was more likely to be true.

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Marc Jacobs Whip It (304) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Whip It (304)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Sneak Peek: Marc Jacobs Summer 2015 Highliners Photos & Swatches

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayons

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!

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Sneak Peek: Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme + Sheer Lip Gels (x10) Photos & Swatches

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme

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

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayons for Summer 2015
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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