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Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons (Part 2)

01/03

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Pop)ular Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Pop)ular Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Pop)ular Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

(Pop)ular

Marc Jacobs (Pop)ular Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is bright, medium pinky-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to the lash line. The texture was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear. It stayed on well for nine hours on my waterline and twelve hours on my lower lash line.

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with “12-hour longwear” with a “bold matte finish” that is supposed to be waterproof and “well-suited” for the waterline. The majority of the shades are very pigmented with mostly opaque to fully opaque coverage in a single pass, while the texture is creamy but dries down within ten to fifteen seconds. They wear shorter on the waterline (eight to ten hours) and longer on the lower lash line (ten to twelve hours). The formula is fantastic for lining, but the one thing that makes me hesitate is that the past iterations of the liners have dried out in as little as one year (with some lasting two years or longer), though I have noticed the more shimmery shades are first to dry out.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon (Pop)ular
(Pop)ular
(Pop)ular
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons (Part 1)

01/03

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

(Earth)quake

Marc Jacobs (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a deep brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had intense color coverage in just one pass, while the eyeliner had a smooth, creamy texture that glided across the skin without tugging or dragging. The color wore well for nine hours on my waterline and twelve hours on my lower lash line.

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with “12-hour longwear” with a “bold matte finish” that is supposed to be waterproof and “well-suited” for the waterline. The majority of the shades are very pigmented with mostly opaque to fully opaque coverage in a single pass, while the texture is creamy but dries down within ten to fifteen seconds. They wear shorter on the waterline (six to nine hours) and longer on the lower lash line (nine to twelve hours). The formula is fantastic for lining, but the one thing that makes me hesitate is that the past iterations of the liners have dried out in as little as one year (with some lasting two years or longer), though I have noticed the more shimmery shades are first to dry out.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon (Earth)quake
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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MAC Kajal Crayons

01/05

MAC Flourish Me Deep Kajal Crayon

MAC Flourish Me Deep Kajal Crayon

MAC Flourish Me Deep Kajal Crayon

MAC Flourish Me Deep Kajal Crayon

MAC Flourish Me Deep Kajal Crayon

Flourish Me Deep

MAC Flourish Me Deep Kajal Crayon ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deep black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The Kajal Crayon formula is designed to “be applied in the waterline for bold, saturated colour in one easy swipe” with long-wear. It had good color coverage in one stroke, and it was fully opaque with just a touch more. The consistency was smooth without being wet or waxy, yet it felt soft and smooth enough against the waterline that it was comfortable to apply while still getting good coverage. It wore well for eight and a half hours on my waterline and ten hours on my lower lash line.

MAC Kajal Crayon Flourish Me Deep
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Chanel Noir Petrole & Mat Taupe Stylo Yeux Eyeliners

01/05

Chanel Noir Petrole (931) Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner

Chanel Noir Petrole (931) Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner

Chanel Noir Petrole (931) Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner

Chanel Noir Petrole (931) Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner

Chanel Noir Petrole (931) Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner

Noir Petrole (931)

Chanel Noir Petrole (931) Stylo Yeux Eyeliner ($33.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a deep black with subtle, olive brown undertones and a fine, satin sheen. It looked a lot more complex in the swatch photo than I could really see in person as an eyeliner on my lower lash line, though.

The Stylo Yeux formula is supposed to be a “waterproof, smudge-proof” eyeliner with a “gentle, soft” texture. I gave up on this formula bit ago, as the majority of shades I had tried had a really firm, stiff, and painful-to-use texture, but I happened to receive one shade as a press sample, figured I’d give it a shot, and was pleasantly surprised. It was much, much creamier–so much so that I purchased the other shade in the collection. The texture was creamy without being too wet, so it didn’t transfer or migrate easily. Noir Petrole had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke, but it was buildable to opaque coverage in two layers. It was easy (and not painful!) to use even on my waterline. The eyeliner was still going strong after ten hours of wear.

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner Noir Petrole (931)
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag ($42.50 for 0.50 oz.) includes a full-sized eyeshadow, cream eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara.  The three color products coordinated well together, but the Pro Longwear Paint Pot left something to be desired with regards to pigmentation and blendability, as it had a lot of slip, which gave it sheerer, uneven coverage in practice.

Value

  • Extra Dimension Eyeshadow: $20.00 for 0.04 oz.
  • Pro Longwear Paint Pot: $22.00 for 0.17 oz.
  • Technakohl Liner: $18.00 for 0.012 oz.
  • Mascara: $23.00 for 0.28 oz.
  • Total Value: $83.00

Fathoms Deep is a muted, dark purple with a metallic sheen and cool undertones. It had mostly opaque coverage dry, though it wasn’t quite as deep, and it wore well for six hours. Applied damp, it was fully opaque and wore well for eight hours. MAC Feel the Fever (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #3 (P, $33.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Frost at Midnight (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Bae (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Organica (Left) (LE) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Grand Galaxy (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Purple Priority (758) (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Viseart Saint Germain (P) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). MAC Lapisluxe #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Ardency Inn Purple Hearts (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC leap #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Badass (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #2 (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Romance in Rome (LE, $9.99) is lighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek High Wire (P, $9.99) is lighter (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Shadow (07) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dream Scene is a light-medium, silvery blue with cooler undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation was just so-so, which I expect is a result of the really emollient, thinner consistency, so it was very prone to sheering out and looking somewhat uneven. It was best as a sheerer wash of color or used as a base underneath powder eyeshadows. On its own, the color wore well for 12 hours, which is great wear but shy of the 15 hours claimed. MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Silver (20) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Shellshock (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Cool Crush (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Iced Blue (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Chihuahua (P, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Seashore Frosts (LE, $6.99) is darker (80% similar). YSL Wet Blue (10) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Graphblack is a medium-dark black with a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation in one stroke, and the consistency was soft enough to glide across the lash line without tugging, but it is not so creamy that it slides around. The eyeliner wore for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00)(100% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00)(100% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00)(100% similar). NARS Via Veneto (P, $24.00)(100% similar). Guerlain Noir Volcanique (01) (P, $37.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora All Black Everything (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Flourish Me Deep (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Engraved (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Black Moon (P, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Black Valley (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Superfly (P, $16.00) is glossier (95% similar). Zoeva Black to Earth (P, $7.50) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Eye Bag Smoky Eye Bag
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Urban Decay Space Cowboy, Dark Force, Demolition Razorsharp Liquid Eyeliners

Urban Decay Space Cowboy 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay Space Cowboy 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner

Urban Decay Space Cowboy 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a sparkly sheen. It had opaque coverage in one stroke, which was a total surprise, as it was a lighter and more shimmery shade–and those have not performed well overall! The texture was still more watery than not, but it applied easily and lasted for ten hours. Chanel Or Rose (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Mari(gold) (70) (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Brassy (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Goldrush (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Dark Force 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a deep, subdued brown with subtle, warm, reddish undertones and gold glitter. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single pass, which was somewhat buildable with a second layer (just make sure to wait for the first one to completely dry!). The consistency was thin, water-like, but it was easy to maneuver the brush across the skin. It wore well for ten hours. MAC Local Wares (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Past Twilight (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Crave (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva Rock 'n' Roll Bride (P, $7.50) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Muse (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Corrupt (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Express-Oh! (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Demolition 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a rich, deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It was richly pigmented and totally opaque in one stroke–this was a lot like Perversion–and had a thicker consistency that wasn’t by any means thick, but it was noticeably less watery compared to a lot of other shades. I had no trouble with wear, as it was still intact after ten hours. MAC Past Twilight (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Rail (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Local Wares (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Mahogany (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Stag (LE, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Lowlights (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Last Frontier (P, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Cocoa (LE, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Lush (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Call Me (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Stomper (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a water-resistant, long-wearing, “intensely pigmented” liquid liner with an ultra-precise (thin) applicator. There are cream shades and metallic shades; the cream ones have a shiny finish (so none dry matte), while the metallic ones have a more pearly sheen. They require 20-30 seconds worth of shaking, or else you’ll end up with a more watery, sheerer consistency that is hard to work with. If shaken for long enough, everything mixes and most shades are semi-opaque to opaque and thin without feeling watered down, but it is a very wet, thin formula that takes 15-30 seconds to dry down (depends on the shade–metallics dried faster for me, on the whole). Once it dries down, it does seem to shrink slightly and I can feel it cling to my skin a bit. The applicator is thin and flexible enough to maneuver around the curve of the lid. Something that was somewhat frustrating is that the formula is so thin and wet that I do get some splattering when I open shades as well as when I apply (like a dot or two randomly on face).

These remove pretty easily with just water and a light rub, but they don’t come off just rubbing with a dry fingertip at all, so removing those spots requires real makeup remover or a dampened brush/cotton swab. During removal, the eyeliner flakes off in small chunks. If I just sprayed the eyeliner with water and lightly dab or blot (or even just let the water evaporate), they didn’t smudge, fade, or run. I didn’t have any issues with the wear of them–they all went for a full 10-hours before I removed.

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Space Cowboy
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Dark Force
Dark Force
Dark Force
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Demolition
Demolition
Demolition
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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