Marc Jacobs Beauty Glam Glitter Highliners Reviews & Swatches (Part 2)

Glitz Alright

Marc Jacobs Beauty Glitz Alright Glam Glitter Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($24.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a muted, medium plum with warmer, brownish undertones and a glittery finish. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with two to three layers (or, preferrably, applied in short, overlapping strokes). The texture was still smooth and creamy, but it just didn’t have the intensity and oomph of other shades. The wear was good, though, and came in at a solid 11 hours before it started to thin slightly.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.01 oz. - $2400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to wear for "12-hour[s]" with "amazing glide, waterproof wear" that stays movable for "15 seconds" before setting down. What distinguishes it from the other Highliners is the finish; it is supposed to be "glitter-packed" but still go on smoothly. All seven were very creamy and smooth, which made them comfortable to apply on the lash line or on the waterline (I couldn't find any warning that said to avoid the waterline, but those who have sensitive eyes will likely want to look toward the Matte Highliners). The pigmentation varied a bit from shade to shade, though most were buildable in practice or opaque when applied in short strokes rather than a single, fluid stroke. They wore well for 11 to 12 hours on me with little signs of wear (certainly wearable beyond 11/12 hours).

The biggest downside to the formula, generally, was that removing them 100% is difficult - there were always stray bits of glitter/sparkle leftover even after doing my best to remove! This is common with fine glitter, so not a total surprise, but I wanted to mention it!

Browse all of our Marc Jacobs Beauty Glam Glitter Highliner Gel Eye Crayon swatches.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica, Synthetic Wax, Isododecane, Polyethylene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ceresin, Polymethylsilsequioxane, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Polyisobutene, Ethyl Polysilicate, Polyvinyl Butyral, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Tin Oxide, Palmitic Acid, Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, CI 77492, CI77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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Glam Jam

Marc Jacobs Beauty Glam Jam Glam Glitter Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($24.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of silver sparkle and fine pearl. It had opaque pigmentation with a creamy, smooth consistency that was easy to apply as it glided across my lash line without tugging. The color distributed evenly as I went–no need to layer–and didn’t feather or move around while it set. It lasted well for 12 hours with minimal fading, thinning, and I didn’t notice any fallout/migration.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.01 oz. - $2400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to wear for "12-hour[s]" with "amazing glide, waterproof wear" that stays movable for "15 seconds" before setting down. What distinguishes it from the other Highliners is the finish; it is supposed to be "glitter-packed" but still go on smoothly. All seven were very creamy and smooth, which made them comfortable to apply on the lash line or on the waterline (I couldn't find any warning that said to avoid the waterline, but those who have sensitive eyes will likely want to look toward the Matte Highliners). The pigmentation varied a bit from shade to shade, though most were buildable in practice or opaque when applied in short strokes rather than a single, fluid stroke. They wore well for 11 to 12 hours on me with little signs of wear (certainly wearable beyond 11/12 hours).

The biggest downside to the formula, generally, was that removing them 100% is difficult - there were always stray bits of glitter/sparkle leftover even after doing my best to remove! This is common with fine glitter, so not a total surprise, but I wanted to mention it!

Browse all of our Marc Jacobs Beauty Glam Glitter Highliner Gel Eye Crayon swatches.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica, Synthetic Wax, Isododecane, Polyethylene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ceresin, Polymethylsilsequioxane, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Polyisobutene, Ethyl Polysilicate, Polyvinyl Butyral, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Tin Oxide, Palmitic Acid, Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, CI 77492, CI77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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Glitterbug

Marc Jacobs Beauty Glitterbug Glam Glitter Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($24.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a deep brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a fine sparkle. It did not seem to be particularly sparkly–wouldn’t have classified it as a Glam Glitter finish as compared to a shimmer finish, really–but it was richly pigmented and had a very creamy, almost slippery, texture that was easy to glide across my lash line for opaque, even color application in a single stroke. It wore beautifully for over 12 hours without fading or thinning on me.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.01 oz. - $2400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to wear for "12-hour[s]" with "amazing glide, waterproof wear" that stays movable for "15 seconds" before setting down. What distinguishes it from the other Highliners is the finish; it is supposed to be "glitter-packed" but still go on smoothly. All seven were very creamy and smooth, which made them comfortable to apply on the lash line or on the waterline (I couldn't find any warning that said to avoid the waterline, but those who have sensitive eyes will likely want to look toward the Matte Highliners). The pigmentation varied a bit from shade to shade, though most were buildable in practice or opaque when applied in short strokes rather than a single, fluid stroke. They wore well for 11 to 12 hours on me with little signs of wear (certainly wearable beyond 11/12 hours).

The biggest downside to the formula, generally, was that removing them 100% is difficult - there were always stray bits of glitter/sparkle leftover even after doing my best to remove! This is common with fine glitter, so not a total surprise, but I wanted to mention it!

Browse all of our Marc Jacobs Beauty Glam Glitter Highliner Gel Eye Crayon swatches.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica, Synthetic Wax, Isododecane, Polyethylene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ceresin, Polymethylsilsequioxane, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Polyisobutene, Ethyl Polysilicate, Polyvinyl Butyral, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Tin Oxide, Palmitic Acid, Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, CI 77492, CI77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I had my eye on Glitz Alright (no pun intended), but it didn’t rate high enough and I already have a dupe in Chanel Charme, so easy pass.

I use liners to disguise any redness around my eye/water line so I chuckled when I saw Glam Jam – just the pencil to UNDO the things I do to counteract red rings around my eyes.

I never notice red eyeliner doing that to me – it’s grown to be one of my favorite shades to wear on my lower lash line!

I remember when MAC came out with those flesh toned Chromagraphic (think that’s what they were called) liners and everyone (including ME) was all over them for just the reason I explained. Even with concealer – I have a teeny brush for making sure I can get it up under my bottom lashes because I have red veining there and, at least on me, it just looks like I’ve got red, irritated eyes if I don’t cover it up. It’s one of the reasons I avoid red eyeshadows (d*mn you, ABH Modern Renaissance and all your imitators!) and have to be so careful even with shades that border on red like Smashbox Headline….it’s so easy to end up with skin that looks irritated.

Oh, I didn’t think you were, Christine – I hope it didn’t come across that way. I actually wish I could easily wear shades like that or like Headline or UD Last Call (I love that colour) but I think I’m just too fair and pink toned (hence the pinkness around my eyes) so it brings that out even more – the “albino rabbit” look. I wish it didn’t.

I agree, Mariella. I purchased MJB Fine (wine) liner after similar great reviews only to be disappointed. It gives me a “tired” look, even when I’m not!

Glitterbug and Glam Jam are amazing and both received well-deserved A+ grades! Glam Jam would be a tough one for me to pull off. But, Glitterbug? Oh heck yes!

On a separate and sad note, Sephora has DC’d a slew of Contour Pencils. Including Fairytale and Go For A Ride. 😥

Glam Jam is really nice. I used to use a garnet plum lipstick on my eyes sometimes in my goth club days and this reminds me of that.

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