Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliners

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! :)

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Stila Turquoise Smudge Stick Eyeliner
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Alpine
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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Marc Jacobs In the Buff & Midnight in Paris Highliners

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.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty In the Buff (80) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon In the Buff (80)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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Marc Jacobs Lollipop & Sunset Highliners

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.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Lollipop (86) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Lollipop (86)
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%
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MAC Wash & Dry Technakohls

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.

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MAC Technakohl Liner
MAC Technakohl Liner Coin Operated
C-
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
72%
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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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