Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine, (Dove)affair, Steel(etto) Fineliner Gel Eye Crayons Reviews & Swatches

01/04

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

(Grape)vine

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($24.00 for 0.0038 oz.) is a deep purple with subtle,c ool undertones and a cream finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to opaque coverage with a second layer. I found that it appeared more opaque when I used it on my lower lash line but needed a second layer on my lower water line. The product applied well to my lower lash line and upper and lower water lines. The texture was smooth, creamy, and a bit wet compared to most of the shades in the range that I have tried. It stayed on well for over 12 hours on my lower lash line and was still mostly intact on my water line after 12 hours as well (but slight wear was visible).

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.0038 oz. - $6315.79 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have an ultra-fine tip (2mm) that "glides on precisely" for "all-day wear" that is "waterproof." They are typically nearly opaque to opaque in coverage in one, smooth and fluid line. The consistency is creamy, smooth, and not prone to skipping, while the creaminess ensures that it doesn't tug or pull at the lash line (or water line). I find that some shades apply well on my lower waterline but not the upper waterline (like Blacquer doesn't want to adhere to my waterline at all but Grapevine goes on like butter). They have lasted between eight and 12 hours, depending on placement and level of allergies I'm enduring at a particular moment (my eyes are normally watery but when I'm dealing with more noticeable allergies, I'm always leaking out of the corner of my eye).

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01/04

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Dove)affair Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Dove)affair Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Dove)affair Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Dove)affair Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Dove)affair Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Dove)affair Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Dove)affair Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Dove)affair Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Dove)affair Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Dove)affair Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Dove)affair Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty (Dove)affair Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

(Dove)affair

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Dove)affair Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($24.00 for 0.0038 oz.) is a soft, grayish-taupe with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish–not quite flat matte but not shimmery. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, while the eyeliner had a smooth, creamy consistency that glided easily across my lash line and water line without tugging. It applied well to both my lower lash line and water line, but it didn’t adhere as well to my upper water line (which is a trouble spot for me, generally). It wore well for 12 hours on my lower lash line and nine and a half hours on my water line before thinning/fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.0038 oz. - $6315.79 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have an ultra-fine tip (2mm) that "glides on precisely" for "all-day wear" that is "waterproof." They are typically nearly opaque to opaque in coverage in one, smooth and fluid line. The consistency is creamy, smooth, and not prone to skipping, while the creaminess ensures that it doesn't tug or pull at the lash line (or water line). I find that some shades apply well on my lower waterline but not the upper waterline (like Blacquer doesn't want to adhere to my waterline at all but Grapevine goes on like butter). They have lasted between eight and 12 hours, depending on placement and level of allergies I'm enduring at a particular moment (my eyes are normally watery but when I'm dealing with more noticeable allergies, I'm always leaking out of the corner of my eye).

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01/04

Marc Jacobs Beauty Steel(etto) Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty Steel(etto) Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty Steel(etto) Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty Steel(etto) Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty Steel(etto) Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty Steel(etto) Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty Steel(etto) Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty Steel(etto) Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty Steel(etto) Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty Steel(etto) Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty Steel(etto) Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty Steel(etto) Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

Steel(etto)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Steel(etto) Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($24.00 for 0.0038 oz.) is a soft, faded blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in one pass, which adhered well to my lower lash line and water lines. The consistency was smooth, creamy without being too slippery, and comfortable to apply to my lash line and water lines. It lasted beautifully on my lower lash line for over 12 hours with minimal (I could barely tell, hunting for signs of wear!) wear on my lower lash line and was slightly faded on my lower water line.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.0038 oz. - $6315.79 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have an ultra-fine tip (2mm) that "glides on precisely" for "all-day wear" that is "waterproof." They are typically nearly opaque to opaque in coverage in one, smooth and fluid line. The consistency is creamy, smooth, and not prone to skipping, while the creaminess ensures that it doesn't tug or pull at the lash line (or water line). I find that some shades apply well on my lower waterline but not the upper waterline (like Blacquer doesn't want to adhere to my waterline at all but Grapevine goes on like butter). They have lasted between eight and 12 hours, depending on placement and level of allergies I'm enduring at a particular moment (my eyes are normally watery but when I'm dealing with more noticeable allergies, I'm always leaking out of the corner of my eye).

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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 love that all of these are cool-toned and that they wear so well. The grape one looks a bit patchy but still performs better than all the dupes. Definitely my color– they all are.

Despite the painfully scanty amount of product, I am a bit enamored with (Dove) Affair. I will still likely pass it up for something similar, darker and that does contain a reasonable amount of liner.

Probably will go for a full-sized (Grape) vine at some point, though. Because purple.

If you don’t need the fine tip, you might find the regular Highliner for Grapevine is good! They are pretty much the same shade.

I like the Skinny (Grape)vine shade more than the regular Highliner in the same shade, as it seems darker. I’m a bit worried though that it might transfer because you mentioned it is a bit wet compared to the other shades (I use the eyeliner only on my upper lid).

Clearly, Dove…three dupes in your majors. And mjb is not kjh friendly. Waterlines gone in three blinks, and lashlines not much better. Ever hopeful, might try Steel.

(Dove) Affair is so pretty and so unique; I will definitely get it πŸ™‚ Thinking about Steel(etto) as well because I know I don’t have anything like it and it looks like a great spring/summer kind of colour.

I’m thinking Steel(etto) will be the one. I’ll probably get MAC Midnight Snack instead of Dove(Affair). I do really like all three a lot, but I do have Grape(wine) highliner so I don’t really need another so similar.
I really do like this release from MJ, well done!

I’m interested in both of these — good unique colors (as far as my stash is concerned). In both cases, most of what draws me is how light they are compared to standard liners. One me they’d show up well compared to my skin, but they’d be a lot more subtle and interesting around the eyes than liners with (more standard) deeper colors.

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