Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayons in Intro(vert), Jazz(berry), Th(ink)

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayons ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) are available in six shades, and it is described as a “waterproof pencil eyeliner” with a “gel formula [that] allows the richest pigments and the smoothest application for intense color.” It may look like your regular pencil eyeliner, but it’s actually a twist-up pencil (and there’s a detachable sharpener on the opposite end of the pencil). Worth noting, you’re getting the amount of product typically found in twist-up pencils (0.01 oz.), rather than regular pencils (0.04 oz.). From my experience with the three shades I tried, which I’ve been working with for the past week and a half, I found the quality to be inconsistent. Th(ink) was the best performer, while Jazz(berry) was disappointing. All three shades were more unique in color than not, and I couldn’t think of any satisfactory dupes for any of them, so there is that. All three shades wore well for eight hours without fading or migrating, and after nine and a half hours, they looked thinner but not smudged or welled up in the corners of my eyes. I took showers with them on, and they didn’t seem to budge or smear, so I agree with the waterproof claim.

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Marc Jacobs Intro(vert) (52) Highliner Gel Crayon
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Intro(vert) (52)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
86%
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NARS 413 BLKR Nail Polish

NARS 413 BLKR Nail Polish ($19.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “midnight blue.” It’s a rich, deep, dark blue with a jelly-cream finish–not quite as squishy and as plush as a true jelly, but it doesn’t have the texture or look of a true cream. MAC Double Trouble is similar. Rescue Beauty Lounge Dead Calm is lighter, cream. China Glaze First Mate is also a cream. See comparison swatches.

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NARS 413 BLKR Nail Polish
NARS Nail Polish 413 BLKR
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
86%

Guerlain Madame Batifole, Madame Flirte, Madame Fascine Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shines

Guerlain Voilette de Madame Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shines ($30.00 for 0.20 fl. oz. each) includes three limited edition shades. This gloss formula is lightweight, shimmery, non-sticky, and wears an average of three to four hours. According to Guerlain, it comes in “varying degrees of coverage and pigment intensity.” All three shades were semi-sheer with slight settling into lip lines, and because they are on the sheerer side, they tended to look more alike applied than not. They have a thin, almost gel-like consistency that has some slip but doesn’t slide around. It has a medium shine, and the formula (and all three of these in particular) is nicely hydrating. The formula has a floral scent but no discernible taste and comes in a flat, clear tube with a slanted doe-foot applicator.

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Guerlain Madame Batifole (860) Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shine
Guerlain Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine Madame Batifole (860)
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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Fyrinnae Lucky Charmed, Wicked, Biker Chic Eyeshadows

Fyrinnae Lucky Charmed Eyeshadow ($6.25 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “lush, metallic golden green with a touch of green sparkle throughout.” It’s a rich, medium-dark molten gold with strong yellow and brown undertones and a subtle green micro-shimmer. It was mostly opaque applied with a damp brush or applied over Pixie Epoxy. Fyrinnae Aztec Gold is more metallic and slightly greener. Too Faced Instigator is more golden. Marc Jacobs The Starlet #5 is lighter. Urban Decay Spell #1 is glittery. Urban Decay Stargazer is greener. NARS Paramaribo #1 is similar. Le Metier de Beaute Chameleon is warmer, browner. Make Up For Ever #11 is a cream product, lighter. Inglot #433 is similar. See comparison swatches.

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Fyrinnae Lucky Charmed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Eyeshadow Lucky Charmed
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%
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Guerlain Two Stylish (02) Eyeshadow Duo / Ecrin 2 Coueleurs

Guerlain Two Stylish (02) Eyeshadow Duo / Ecrin 2 Coueleurs ($44.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “deep blue” and “metallic grey.” The duo comes in a narrow compact with two full-sized eyeshadows (actually, at 0.07 oz. a pop, they’re a bit larger than average, which is usually around 0.05 oz.) and a dual-ended sponge-tip applicator. Under the lid, a mirror spans the full length of it. I think I might of preferred a more square-shaped compact and left out the applicator, though the narrowness of the palette gives it a sleeker look. Guerlain describes the duos as having “one a pure color and one a luminous veil.” The more matte shade is supposed to be that “pure color” with “intense” color payoff, while the other is “a veil, a sparkly, or metallic texture that can add a layer of dazzling radiance.”

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Guerlain Two Stylish (02) Eyeshadow Duo / Ecrin 2 Coueleurs
Guerlain Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eyeshadow Duo Two Stylish (02)
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Guerlain Madame Rougit 4-Colours Blush

Guerlain Madame Rougit 4-Colours Blush ($67.00 for 0.28 oz.) is described as “raspberry, pale pink, beige, and coral” that are supposed to be used together to “illuminate and highlight” with a “velvety finish.” It contains shades of light-medium, slightly cool-toned pink with a soft, frosted sheen; barely-there pale pink (I couldn’t get this one to show up well individually at all); pink-coral with a matte finish; and an orange-coral with a subtle gold pearl. Swirled together, it creates a medium-dark pink-coral with subtle warm undertones and a barely-there satin finish–not totally matte but low shimmer. theBalm Argyle is lighter, cooler-toned. Edward Bess Bed of Roses is slightly cooler-toned. theBalm Frat Boy is warmer. MAC Divine Desire is more frosted, cooler-toned. Dior Pink Happiness is slightly warmer. Chanel Rose Initiale is similar. Benefit Bella Bamba is similar in color but very shimmery. See comparison swatches.

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Guerlain Madame Rougit 4-Colours Blush
Guerlain 4-Colours Blush Madame Rougit
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
84%