Monday, 15 January 2018

Marc Jacobs Matte Highliners


Recently I was very lucky to have a Voxbox from Influenster land on my doorstep. Influenster is an app/website you can sign up to and review your favourite products, occasionally you might be picked for campaigns as well, where Voxbox's are sent complimentary to review.

Inside this particular Voxbox was two of the Marc Jacobs Matte Highliners. As Marc Jacobs Beauty is found in the London, John Lewis store. I've not yet managed to try anything from the range. As I like to have a good browse in person when I try new brands. This has been perfect to see what all the hype has been about, when it comes to Marc Jacobs Beauty.
I was given two shades to try. They are (Earth)quake; a cool toned dark brown and Pink Of Me; a pale baby pink. There are however twelve colours in the range, in a wide array of shades. 
They include;

When they promise a matte finish as well, they do not dissapoint. Plus they're also a waterproof formula.
They are a gel formulation rather than a cream based pencil. However they still glide onto the skin, with no drag on the eye's at all. As they're so rich in pigment, you really get a bold application of colour while using such minimal effort. But you can blend them out beautifully, to make them more subtle if desired.

As the tip of the pencil is tapered off, you can be quite precise and really get into the lash line with them too. The packaging is retractable, so there's no need to hunt for the constantly disappearing sharpener! (I'm sure they go to live with the bobby pins!) 
I created an eye look using both shades, (Earth)quake and Pink Of Me. I wanted to really test what these pencils can do.

So I started by applying (Earth)quake into the crease and blending it out, to create depth to the eye. I then applied a little bit to the outer corner, blending out towards the crease. I applied Illamasqua's Stealth all over the lid, as well as a tiny bit of Wolf into the crease. However I didnt want to set all of the pencil in the crease, just to see how it lasted. So I only applied Wolf to add a little bit of warmth in the socket. I also applied a little bit of Pink Of Me to my inner corner, blending it with my ring finger, just to brighten the eye.

I then took (Earth)quake across my lash line, just smudging the edges slightly. As well as running Pink Of Me through my waterline and applying a coat of Illamasqua Masquara in Gain to my lashes.

I'm also wearing Illamasqua's Antimatter Lipstick in Bang.
(Swatches: Left to Right - (Earth)quake and Pink Of Me)
They claim to wear for twelve hours. I had that makeup on for six and I was pleasantly surprised by how it lasted. I fully expected the liner in my crease to of well creased and be a bit of a mess. It wasnt! It actually still looked like just how I applied it. Granted the liner in my waterline had dissapeared a little, although some of it did remain in the centre of my eye. Once these set they really do not budge. But removal wasn't a pain either, I used an oil based makeup remover and it came off like a dream. 

I actually cant wait to get to London now and pick up more shades. (Brown)ie is next on the list!

The Marc Jacobs Matte Highliners are £20 each and are available at John Lewis

Eloise ×

*I recieved these products complimentarly from Influenster for testing purposes. All views are 100% my own.*


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