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Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliners

Stila Turquoise Smudge Stick Eyeliner
Stila Turquoise Smudge Stick Eyeliner

Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a twist-up pencil eyeliner (no sharpening required) that comes in a variety of shades. Last year (seriously, in June 2014!), I bought a ton of them, and I’ve been slowly working my way through them since. I’m trying to make a serious dent into my backlog (about 13,000 photos), so hope you enjoy this mega-review! 🙂

Stila Alpine Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “matte pure white.” It’s a brightened, medium white with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke an was buildable to mostly opaque coverage in two to three layers. It lasted for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Black Amethyst Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “matte black purple.” It’s a blackened plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one pass, but it was drier and harder to build up the color–it looked very unevenly and tended to layer on itself so some parts would be opaque and others would be sheerer. It wore well for eight hours before thinning. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Bluefin Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “vibrant blue sheen.” It’s a blackened navy blue with lighter warmer blue and medium blue sparkle and shimmer. The shimmer has a rather metallic sheen, but the base color is uneven and patchy at times. The texture wasn’t as creamy as the best Smudge Sticks. It lasted for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Espresso Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “matte medium brown.” It’s a medium brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a matte finish. The texture was creamy and glided on beautifully with opaque color coverage in a single pass. It wore well for nine hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Gilded Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “metallic golden bronze.” It’s a light-medium, golden copper with hints of brown and a metallic sheen. The formula was lightly creamy, and it was incredibly pigmented with full coverage in one stroke. On me, the eyeliner wore well for eight and a half hours before thinning. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Jade Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as an “emerald green shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, green-based teal with a pearly sheen. It was semi-opaque in one pass, but it was lightly creamy and buildable to full opacity in two layers. It wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Lionfish Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “deep bronze sheen.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium-dark reddish-brown with burgundy and gold shimmer that gives it a pearly sheen. It had so-so color payoff in a single pass, but it was buildable to opaque color in two layers. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Metallic Umber Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “metallic grey smoke.” It’s a medium-dark, taupe-brown with warm,r eddish undertones and a pearly sheen with a faint bit of silver sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage in one stroke, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage in two to three layers. The texture was lightly creamy and didn’t tug at the lash line, while the color lasted for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Midnight Blue Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “matte deep navy.” It’s a muted, navy blue with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was creamy with some slip, and it seemed to go on rather unevenly. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Midnight Green Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “black emerald green.” It’s a really muted, murky olive green with warm, brown undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, while it was fairly buildable, it was never fully opaque. On me, it started to thin after eight hours of wear. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Purple Tang Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “dark purple sheen.” It’s a blackened purple with cooler, violet shimmer and sparkle that gives it a more metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in one stroke, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage, but it looked splotchy and uneven to a noticeable degree. It lasted for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Sepia Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “metallic taupe.” It’s a medium-dark, golden brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It’s too warm to be pewter nor taupe to me. The texture was very creamy and soft, which helped it yield greater color payoff, but it was almost too soft and required a very light touch or else the eyeliner was prone to breakage. It lasted for eight and a half hours before thinning. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Spice Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “matte mahogany brown.” It’s a medium-dark, red-toned brown with a satin finish. The texture was creamy and almost wet initially, and it glided on well but wasn’t fully opaque in one stroke. It was buildable to full opacity with two layers. On me, the eyeliner stayed on well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Stargazer Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “black and gold with silver pearl.” It’s a muted black with warm undertones and a dusting of silver sparkle. It had a drier consistency that made it semi-sheer in one pass, though it was fairly buildable to mostly opaque coverage in two to three layers. It lasted for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Triggerfish Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “steel grey sheen.” It’s a medium-dark gray with silver sparkle that gives it a slightly metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, and the slightly drier, more sparkly texture made it harder to build evenly. It stayed on well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Turquoise Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “light turquoise.” It’s a brightened, light-medium aqua that leans slightly blue (it’s cooler in tone) with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage in a single pass, and the texture was creamy and glided on evenly. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Alpine
Alpine
Alpine
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Black Amethyst
8
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Purple Tang
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Sepia
Sepia
Sepia
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Spice
Spice
Spice
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Stargazer
Stargazer
Stargazer
7
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
73%
Total
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Triggerfish
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Turquoise
Turquoise
Turquoise
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Bluefin
Bluefin
Bluefin
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
72%
Total
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Espresso
Espresso
Espresso
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Gilded
Gilded
Gilded
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Jade
Jade
Jade
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Lionfish
Lionfish
Lionfish
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Metallic Umber
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Midnight Blue
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Midnight Green
8
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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Marc Jacobs In the Buff & Midnight in Paris Highliners

Marc Jacobs Beauty In the Buff (80) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
Marc Jacobs Beauty In the Buff (80) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Beauty In the Buff (80) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “champagne shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, golden champagne with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one pass, which was buildable to full coverage in two to three layers. The texture was lightly creamy and didn’t tug at the lash line. On me, the eyeliner wore well for nine hours before it started to thin. Estee Lauder Pearl (P, $23.00) is lighter. Sephora Collection Girl Talk (P, $9.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Midnight in Paris (72) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as an “inky indigo blue.” It’s a sparkly, blackened navy blue with lighter silver and blue shimmer and sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff in a single stroke, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, but it could have been a little creamier for smoother, more even application. This shade wore well for nine hours before I noticed very slight thinning of the line. Marc Jacobs Beauty Navy Noir (76) (P, $25.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Metalhead (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. Sephora Collection Suede Shoes (P, $9.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay LSD (P, $19.00) is cooler-toned, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon In the Buff (80)
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Midnight in Paris
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Marc Jacobs Lollipop & Sunset Highliners

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lollipop (86) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
Marc Jacobs Beauty Lollipop (86) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Lollipop (86) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “cherry pink shimmer.” It’s a brightened, fuchsia pink with warm, reddish undertones and a cooler-toned, iridescent pink shimmer. It had good pigmentation a single pass, while the texture was lightly creamy and easy to apply. On, it lasted for ten and a half hours without fading or migrating. MAC Funfare (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Berry Lucky (LE, $29.00) is darker. Urban Decay Woodstock (LE, $19.00) is very similar. MAC Process Magenta (P, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Sunset (74) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “golden bronze shimmer.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark golden copper-brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had fairly good color payoff in one pass, and it was buildable to fully opaque coverage with about a layer and a half of product. This shade was previously released in last year’s holiday set, but it is back and permanent. The color wore well for ten hours without fading or thinning. MAC Brassy (P, $16.00) is more gold. MAC Brass Band (P, $16.00) is similar. Sephora Collection Sun Tan (08) (P, $9.00) is yellower. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Lollipop (86)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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MAC Wash & Dry Technakohls

MAC Technakohl Liner
MAC Wash & Dry Technakohl Liners

MAC Coin Operated Technakohl Liner ($17.50 for 0.012 oz.) is described as a “metal grey with silver pearl.” It’s a warm, gray-taupe with a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in one pass, which was only buildable to semi-opaque coverage. It did have more creaminess to it than other Technakohls, though the texture was more wax-like than truly creamy. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Colour Matters Technakohl Liner ($17.50 for 0.012 oz.) is described as a “lime.” It’s a brightened, yellowed chartreuse with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly well, though it could be creamier and more intense. It wore well for seven hours on me. This shade has been released previously. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Practice Makes Perfect Technakohl Liner ($17.50 for 0.012 oz.) is described as a “deep blue-green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark blue with a hint of silver sparkle over a mostly matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that didn’t build to much more coverage than that. The texture was very dry, stiff, and difficult to apply evenly. On me, it wore well for eight hours. This shade has been released before, though the version from this collection is much drier, and subsequently, worse. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Sudsy Technakohl Liner ($17.50 for 0.012 oz.) is described as a “marine blue.” It’s a blackened navy blue with lighter navy blue pearl that brightens the overall color. It had semi-sheer color payoff in one stroke, and it was fairly buildable and managed to get to mostly opaque coverage with two to three layers. The texture is a little thin and dry, so it can take some layering to get even coverage as well. Applied, it lasted for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Wash & Dry Collection will launch online on May 14th and in-stores on May 21st.

MAC Technakohl Liner Coin Operated
6.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
72%
Total
MAC Technakohl Liner Colour Matters
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
MAC Technakohl Liner Practice Makes Perfect
5
Product
6
Pigmentation
5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3
Application
61%
Total
MAC Technakohl Liner Sudsy
Sudsy
Sudsy
6.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
70%
Total

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Marc Jacobs Violet Femme, Peridot, Top Seacret Highliners

Marc Jacobs Violet Femme (82) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
Marc Jacobs Violet Femme (82) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

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.

Marc Jacobs Peridot (90) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “sage green shimmer.” It’s a brightened, light-medium green with warm, golden shimmer and a more metallic finish. It was incredibly creamy and softer than almost all other Marc Jacobs’ eyeliners I’ve tried, and as a result, it yielded nearly opaque coverage in one pass. It was easy to apply on the skin. It didn’t look faded or thinned after fourteen hours of wear. MAC Vent (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Sephora Collection Caipirinha Dreamin’ (LE, $9.00) is brighter. NARS Puerta del Sol (LE, $24.00) is darker. Sephora Collection Indulge Yourself (22) (P, $9.00) is darker, less shimmery. Urban Decay Freak (P, $19.00) is lighter, less shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Top Seacret (88) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “teal shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark blue with very subtle “teal” leanings–like it is a little “warmer” compared to a true medium blue, but it isn’t really teal. The color payoff was semi-sheer in a single pass, and the consistency was a little dry, so it tended to drag and apply unevenly. I found it difficult to get really opaque color with this shade, and as a fan of teal (personally), this might have been the one I was most excited for. It wore for fourteen hours with no signs of fading or smudging. Kat Von D D.R.A. (P, $10.00) is bluer, cooler-toned. bareMinerals True Blue (LE) is less shimmery, darker. Gucci Beauty Iconic Ottanio (P, $32.00) is darker. L’Oreal True Teal (260) (P, $8.99) is warmer, more pigmented. Urban Decay Gonzo (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Ody(sea) (62) (P, $25.00) is greener. Tarina Tarantino Kanzashi (P, $15.00) is lighter. NARS Khao San Road (P, $24.00) is slightly lighter. Sephora Collection Summer Cruise (23) (P, $9.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Deep End (P, $19.00) is slightly greener. bareMinerals 4AM (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, bluer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Violet Femme (82)
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Peridot (90)
Peridot (90)
Peridot (90)
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Top Seacret (88)
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
72%
Total

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Marc Jacobs Navy Noir, Orange Crush, Blue Me Away Highliners

Marc Jacobs Navy Noir (76) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
Marc Jacobs Navy Noir (76) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

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.

Marc Jacobs Orange Crush (78) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “deep orange shimmer.” It’s a lightly brightened, coral-orange with warm, reddish undertones and pink and gold sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a really creamy, glide-on consistency–one of the creamier shades I’ve tried from the brand. It lasted for fourteen hours without any signs of wearing away. I couldn’t think of any dupes for this one from what I’ve reviewed/seen myself!

Marc Jacobs Blue Me Away (84) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “light sky blue pearl.” It’s a brightened, light-medium sky blue with a pearly sheen. It had fairly good color in a single stroke, and it was buildable to more opaque coverage on the lash line in two layers. The color stayed in place for fourteen hours and didn’t show any signs of fading or smudging. Tarina Tarantino Kanzashi (P, $15.00) is darker. bareMinerals 4AM (LE, $15.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Navy Noir (76)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Orange Crush (78)
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Blue Me Away (84)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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