Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny & Leila Twinkle Pop Eye Sticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a new, pencil eyeshadow formula for fall. It’s described as a “shimmering cream eyeshadow formula” that “glides on smooth in one swipe for instant buildable coverage.” The consistency is thin, cool, and almost like water when it touches the skin. It glides on very easily without skipping or tugging on the lid. Both of these shades lasted for nine hours without creasing or fading, though there was a smidgen of sparkle fall out. I can see this formula working for someone who’s looking for shimmer and sparkle with minimal work, who may only want to use one or two colors at a time. I think the lighter shades would be great for an all-over brightening look and off you go, but they’re best used one or two at a time as they don’t blend too well with each other as they set quickly. I found this formula to have a very similar look and feel to Chanel’s Stylo Eyeshadow.

Full disclosure: I tried these on my lower lash line, and I had the most searing pain in my eye; I couldn’t even wait to grab a cotton pad to remove it (I couldn’t keep my eye open long enough to find one), so I just splashed my eyes with water and all of the eyeshadow washed away and my eyes instantly felt better. I had only applied it as an eyeliner to the lower lash line (but not the water line) on one eye, but once one eye started blinking and watering, the other one did (causing the eyeshadow on the lid to move), and then both were excruciatingly painful. I don’t know that I’ve ever had a beauty product give me such a vicious, instant reaction. Wearing them purely as an eyeshadow on the eyelid didn’t result in any painful reactions, and when I removed them with a cleansing oil, nothing was amiss either.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “ballet pink shimmer.” It’s a champagne peach with a frosted, sparkling finish. It was semi-opaque in a single stroke and buildable to just shy of full coverage with two to three layers. Make Up For Ever S-52 (P, $21.00) is lighter. Divergent Humble Sheen (LE) is powder. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P) is a powder. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is a powder. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #2 (P) is lighter, powder. Urban Decay Sin (P, $20.00) is similar. Milani Champagne Toast (P, $6.49) is warmer, more metallic. MAC Ice (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Benefit RSVP (P, $10.00) is more metallic. Make Up For Ever #30E (P, $20.00) is a touch darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Marc Jacobs Beautyย Leila (416)ย Twinkle Pop Eye Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “rose copper shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, reddish copper with a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when applied in one stroke, and it was buildable to opaque color coverage with two layers. MAC Sexy Eyes (LE, $15.00) is lighter, more orange. MAC Gingersnap (P, $15.00) is powder. Urban Decay Trick (P, $18.00) is browner, powder. NARS Cambodia (LE, $24.00) is redder, powder. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #3 (P, $9.99) is darker, powder. MAC Magnetic Attraction (LE, $21.00) is darker, powder. MAC Red Hot Copper (LE) is darker. MAC Coppering (P, $15.00) is darker, powder. Le Metier de Beaute Innocence (DC, $30.00) is darker, powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick

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Michelle Avatar

I love these – the eye look you created is so fresh and pretty. But you are a trooper Christine – I think I can say with some certainty that if something caused me to have seering pain I wouldn’t be giving it anywhere near an A rating LOL!! That’s dedication!

Wednesday Avatar

Christine: The info box contains two paragraph titles for Honey Bunny, the second one should read Leila as per your description and swatches ๐Ÿ™‚

I grabbed a handful of these from the VIB early access promo on Sephora. How weird with your eye reaction, though. I haven’t encountered any problems myself, but my eyes are not sensitive to the eyeliners either and I’ve read reports of people having issues with the micro-glitter.

They do have that cooling effect when applied which feels good in the summer. I agree, these are not really meant for detailed looks, more a one or two and done kinda thing. They can be used as a really pretty base very nicely, I might add. Today I am wearing Leila as an all over shadow top and bottom and then I worked MAC Deep Fixation (the coppery brown from the Moody Blooms collection) into the crease and outer vee and under blended up an outwards to brow bone. I added MAC Vex to inner third of eye to highlight a bit, l lined with MUG cream eyeliner in Poison in a thick line on top lashline and then followed with a thin line of black immediately at lashline. Turned out really pretty.

My favs of the pack are Leila as already mentioned, the iced grape shade called On the Verge and the pewter shimmer shade called Au Revoir which is a fantastic base for MUG Moondust paired with Rave gel liner..another combo I have tried this past week and LOVE.

Christine Avatar

Fixed! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

I had no issues wearing these just on the eyelid/crease area, but it was when I applied it to the lower lash line (not the water line, but obviously the two are seamlessly connected, therefore, I’m sure it was migration/movement *into* the eye that caused it). I worried about it on the actual lid, but I tested twice and didn’t have any issues there. I’ve never had any reactions like this wearing the MJB eyeliners, though! It was very unexpected as I don’t generally have major reactions to products.

Honey Bunny is a really nice all-over shade for brightening, though!

Andrea Avatar

Ok, that is awful. I always use ,y cream eyeshadows on the lower eye lash line, and haven’t ever had any pain or discomfort. A pity, since the colors are so pretty. Are you fully recovered?

Christine Avatar

That was my thought – I don’t remember if I tried Chanel’s version as an eyeliner/smudged on the lower lash line, because I know those had the same cooling effect. I am curious, but I am also a little wary, LOL. I have to build up the courage or wait for curiosity to win out!

Sunny Avatar

Ha, just seeing the first photo brings Chanel’s Stylo Eyeshadows to mind!

From your descriptions, I think the formulas are very, VERY similar, if not identical. I accidentally got a bit of the Chanel formula on my lower waterline, and I started tearing up SO hard that everything melted off. Sensitive eyes might have to tread really carefully!

Christine Avatar

I was curious if the Chanel ones would give me the same reaction–I don’t remember if I tried it on the lower lash line or not–but I agree, the formulas seem nearly identical in terms of look and feel. I’m both curious and wary to go back to Chanel’s to see, lol!

Sunny Avatar

Haha got to admire your dedication! Mind you, it really, REALLY stung though. My waterline is sensitive, but it was the first time I teared up uncontrollably!

The Chanel ones are supposed to be used up within 6 months. I was wondering if it had anything to do with the high water content in the formula. I just dug mine out and they still seem fine though! No funky smell or anything.

Christine Avatar

Sounds like the exact reaction I had with these. I mean, yeah, I’ve had glitter in the eye, mascara in the eye, etc. but there was no time to even fool around and find remover or a cotton pad, it was like “SINK. WATER. NOW.” It reminded me of the eye wash stations in chem lab.

Probably due to the high water content – I think a lot of the water-based foundations also expire a lot faster than your average foundation!

Mariella Avatar

Leila is my daughter’s name and I’d almost buy it just for that reason alone but the colour is just not for me and your reaction – ouch! For someone who is constantly trying new eye products from all manner of companies – high end, really HIGH end and lower end – the fact that you, of all people would have that sort of reaction is worrying enough to me not even to buy this for my daughter! Also, for such a prestige brand, they look really messy already (and I’m guessing you photographed them both BEFORE using or swatching them).

Christine Avatar

I was surprised, if only because eyeshadow is often used as an eyeliner, and then pencil eyeshadows are even easier to double as an eyeshadow and eyeliner in one, so I didn’t expect such an instant, severe reaction. Reader Sunny said she experienced irritation when she used Chanel’s version (same cooling effect) and had some get on her water line, so I wonder if it’s that “arctic snow” or whatever that’s in it, lol!

And yep… photographed as they arrived!

Jade Avatar

Ahhh! How scary for that to happen. I’m sorry :(. I’m really glad that you wrote about that because I have sensitive eyes and probably would not have thought twice about putting these near my lower lash line. Beyond that, they both look really pretty but I feel like Leila is a bit more unique and might show up a bit better on the lid.

Aida Avatar

I have three of the Chanel Stylo and even the shape of the tip looks exactly the same as the Marc Jacobs ones. I’d be shocked if they weren’t the exact product, made in the same factory :).

KJH Avatar

Has anyone looked at the ingredient list of the MJ + Chanel products for overlap, or possibly to suss out the offender? Any chem jocks out there in temptalia land? If not, maybe i’ll spend some time on Paula’s Choice Ingredient Dictionary to try to figure it out. So sorry that this happened + it was brave of you to soldier on, with the eyelids…hopefully on a different day. At least it didn’t require MD intervention. It’s one scary bear, when this happens…and your autonomic kicks in to send the other eye into cascade, as well….. Glad it came off virtually instantaneously.

xamyx Avatar

Honey Bunny also reminds me alot of the Stila Kitten gel liner, which I use as an all-over base, so I can safely skip. Plus, no painful reactions!

kellly Avatar

I really like that shiny sparkliness but not sure I want to spurge for it right now, esp if it would burn if I accidentally got it in my eye!

Nancy Avatar

They look so pretty but the reaction is a no no for me. Unrelated-ish, I have reactions to most all pencils, in my water line. I once wore a MAC black pencil for three days straight in my water line and the reactions were so bad I even had to go to the eye doctor because I developed a stye.

Poo@beautyandmakeupmatters Avatar

Honey bunny is such a cute name .. I love such pink shimmery shades.. ๐Ÿ™‚
Gosshh that must be scary.. i hate it when liners or eye shadows irritate eyes but glad that it did fared well as e/s my be it is not intended to be used as liner!

artemis Avatar

It may be cause of the table salt it contains :)) hmm, but many foundations got that in them and not all make one’s eyes burn…maybe it’s that synthetic fluor stuff, fluor is bad overall.

julia Avatar

I’ve been hearing some terrible things regarding irritation on quite a few of the Marc Jacobs eye products that it’s put me off the entire brand.

To their credit though, the packaging looks pretty ^^

Christine Avatar

Generally, I’ve been fine, and some of their eyeliners have a fair amount of sparkle/glitter, so if you put that on the water line, it can be irritating (and they’re probably not waterline safe for that matter). Even a few bits of glitter is annoying but not “red alert” kind of reaction, lol!

meganlisa Avatar

I’ve been moving and traveling so have been late to most of your reviews (so I may be too late to comment on this one). But I wanted to mention that I had burning with the Marc Jacobs Smart Wand. I just put it on and again I’m getting a slight burning. It’s a pretty wet formula so it might just be bleeding in my eyesโ€ฆbut it does burn a little. Not as much as you got with the Twinkle pops but noticeable. I tried the twinkle pops too and didn’t have a problem. But I wonder if there is something in the formulas that the brand uses that isn’t great for sensitive eyes.

Candace Gipson Avatar

How does Leila compare the the copper shadow in the Marc Jacobs Lolita palette? I don’t know the name of it but it is the one they describe as a rosy copper sheen. Its my favorite, I would be so excited if Leila was close : )

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