What it is:
A gel pot eyeliner in a crayon that delivers intense color and 12-hour waterproof wear and amazing glide in shimmer and matte finishes.
What it does:
Experience the luxury of gel eyeliner with the ease of a pencil. Make a bold statement with this extreme-wear, waterproof eyeliner that glides on effortlessly to deliver instant color payoff. Exclusive to Marc Jacobs Beauty, the super-malleable formula offers versatility of application. Apply Highliner for flawless, precise lines, or smudge immediately after lining for an instant smoky eye.
Highliner was inspired by the idea of a woman getting ready to go out at night, sitting in the lobby of a chic hotel, and sweeping on her eyeliner for an instantly irresistible look. It’s formulated with innovative gel ingredients, as well as conditioning vitamin E and rosehip seed oil. Its intense color payoff is available in an array of richly pigmented shades with two finishes: original shimmer or high-impact matte.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
Highliner is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner. Highliner contains a built-in sharpener at its base: To use, pop out the black sharpener and twist the tip of Highliner to sharpen. You can also sharpen Highliner against a tissue to form a precise point. Always close the cap tightly to keep Highliner’s supple glide and long wear.
-Uncap and glide Highliner across the eyes.
-If desired, work quickly with a smudging brush to smudge Highliner for an instant smoky eye.
-Always close the cap tightly to preserve the product’s supple glide and long wear.
-Highliner takes about 15 seconds to set, so if you work quickly with a small smudging brush, you can create an instant smoky eye with Blacquer, or any other smoky Highliner shade, such as Ro(cocoa) or (Stone)fox.
-Brighten and enlarge eyes by applying In The Buff! at the inner corners of the eyes and along the waterline.
-You can also use it as an impromptu luminizer to highlight the temples, browbone, and the high part of the cheekbones.
-Use Highliner as a shadow base by blending it across the entire lid.
-Layer it under Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plush Eyeshadow to create dimensional color.
INTENSE COLOR. WATERPROOF. EXTREME WEAR.
MAKE A BOLD STATEMENT WITH THIS EXTREME-WEAR, WATERPROOF EYELINER. LIKE A GEL POT EYELINER ENCASED WITHIN A CRAYON, THIS BREAKTHROUGH FORMULA IS EXCLUSIVE TO MARC JACOBS BEAUTY: A SUPER-MALLEABLE GEL EYELINER GLIDES ON SMOOTHLY FOR A FLAWLESS, PRECISE APPLICATION, THEN SETS IN PLACE FOR ALL-DAY WEAR. A BUILT-IN SHARPENER HELPS MOLD PRODUCT INTO A PERFECT POINT FOR AN INSTANTLY SHARP LOOK.
HOW TO GET THE ILLUSION OF A BIGGER EYE
DEFINE WITH HIGHLINER IN BLACQUER TO EMPHASIZE THE LASH LINE. LINE THE WATERLINE WITH FINELINER IN (BIG)EYES! FOR A BRIGHT, WIDE-EYED APPEARANCE.
BRIGHTEN AND ENLARGE EYES BY APPLYING IN THE BUFF! AT THE INNER CORNERS OF THE EYES AND ALONG THE WATERLINE. YOU CAN ALSO USE IT AS AN IMPROMPTU LUMINIZER TO HIGHLIGHT THE TEMPLES, BROW BONE AND THE HIGH PART OF THE CHEEKBONES.
HOW TO GET THE ILLUSION OF THICKER LASHES
FOR THE ILLUSION OF THICKER, FULLER LASHES, RUN HIGHLINER WATERPROOF GEL EYE CRAYON IN BLACQUER ALONG THE UPPER LASHLINE, THEN APPLY TWO COATS OF O!MEGA LASH VOLUMIZING MASCARA.
HOW TO SHARPEN HIGHLINER
HIGHLINER CONTAINS A BUILT-IN SHARPENER AT ITS BASE: TO USE, POP OUT THE BLACK SHARPENER AND TWIST THE TIP OF HIGHLINER TO SHARPEN. YOU CAN ALSO SHARPEN HIGHLINER AGAINST A TISSUE TO FORM A PRECISE POINT. ALWAYS CLOSE THE CAP TIGHTLY TO KEEP HIGHLINER’S SUPPLE GLIDE AND LONG WEAR.
OTHER ARTIST PRO TIPS
– HIGHLINER TAKES ABOUT 15 SECONDS TO SET, SO IF YOU WORK QUICKLY WITH A SMALL SMUDGING BRUSH, YOU CAN CREATE AN INSTANT SMOKY EYE WITH BLACQUER, OR ANY OTHER SMOKY HIGHLINER SHADE, SUCH AS RO(COCOA) OR (STONE)FOX.
– USE HIGHLINER AS AN EYESHADOW BASE BY BLENDING IT ACROSS THE ENTIRE LID. LAYER IT UNDER STYLE EYE-CON NO. 7 PLUSH EYESHADOW TO CREATE DIMENSIONAL COLOR.
MARC WAS INSPIRED BY THE IDEA OF A WOMAN GETTING READY TO GO OUT AT NIGHT, SITTING IN THE LOBBY OF A CHIC HOTEL, AND SWEEPING ON HER EYELINER FOR AN INSTANTLY IRRESISTIBLE LOOK.
“EYES ARE EVERYTHING TO ME. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THE REST OF THE FACE. I JUST THINK EYES ARE SO EXPRESSIVE. YOU CAN SAY A LOT WITH YOUR EYES. THE EYES STIMULATE THE OTHER PERSON’S IMAGINATION.” – MARC JACOBS
I got this from a Sephora Favorites set and I am OBSESSED! This is, by far, the best eyeliner I have ever used and I was stoked to get a full size in the set! The formula is so silky and glides on like butter, without the need to keep going over areas to obtain a decent level of pigment. Where has this eyeliner been all my life and why has no other company come out with the crazy, awesome formula?! Every Marc Jacobs beauty product I have ever used has been amazing and this eyeliner is nothing short of that. From the sleek packaging, to the ease of use, this is definitely a holy grail for the books! This is definitely a product made for people who live in areas that don’t have sunny weather all the time. I have worn this through crying, rain, swimming (only to test out the durability), and humidity. No matter the circumstances on how much moisture was either in the air or in my eyes, this little gem held its own and I couldn’t be more impressed! Removal is quick and easy for me; all I do is apply eye makeup remover to a cotton swab and gently swipe on where I applied it and it’s gone! It’s hard to believe something so durable comes off so easily, but then again, I don’t know many products that can withstand the dissolving powers of eye makeup remover.
Ro(Cocoa) is a golden-brown color, making it perfect for neutral looks, which I wear almost daily.
Performance/Wear: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★/5
Best. Eyeliner. EVER! This works perfectly on my water lines without any tugging or scratching on such a sensitive area. Have I mentioned the intense pigment from this? Holy cow, this eyeliner packs a punch with the pigment because I never have to reapply or touch-up my eyeliner throughout the day because it sticks wherever I apply it. That being said, most eyeliners that adhere that well, tend to dry out my eyes, but this doesn’t. Somehow, they’ve perfected the formula to feel so lightweight that I forget I’m wearing eyeliner and still manages to stay in place no matter how much I blink or how watery my eyes get. This genuinely feels like it’s healthy for it to be on my skin. It can double as a brow pencil as well if you’re in a pinch, just make sure to go over your brows with a matter powder on top of the eyeliner or you’ll have some really shimmery eyebrows. If you really want to add some drama to your eye look, this also works as a primer for the crease or outer ‘V’ to give your eyeshadow more hold and intensity with pigment. For feeling so luxurious and buttery, this doesn’t burn through product fast, and actually, it’s the opposite. When I noticed that I was using this daily, I winded it up to see how much I had left, expecting to have used most of it up, and was pleasantly surprised that I had barely made a dent in it. How crazy is that?! A product that gives off that much pigment without melting away when used makes for one happy girl! I never have an issue with this running down my eyes, making me look like a racoon, nor does it flake off and get particles in my eyes and irritate them. In fact, my eyes are already pretty sensitive to any eyeliner I put on my water line, but this doesn’t cause that at all, surprisingly. This really is a marvelous product and everything about it may have taken me by surprise, but it now raised the bar of the quality I expect from any other eyeliner I invest in. I have even tried this as a cream bronzer and although it can work, I have to work really fast to smudge it or it’ll dry and won’t budge after that.
Price: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★/5
The price does seem ridiculous for how much product is inside, but I promise it’s worth it. As I mentioned, I use this product a lot and I still have over 75% of it left so I can only imagine how much longer it’ll take me to use up the rest before I have to repurchase.
Packaging: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★/5
Talk about some sleek packaging! This feels like the skinniest eyeliner I’ve ever used, yet makes me feel super fancy when I do. The quality speaks for itself, but the twist-up feature had already won my heart! I hate sharpening products because it’s so wasteful, but this just twists right up when I need more product, saving me time and effort from skipping a sharpening step. The cap is surprisingly sturdy and doesn’t slip off easily like most products do with this style of packaging. What I find intriguing is the fine details of the design and writing on the eyeliner, and how it doesn’t overwhelm the entirety of the overall packaging, nor does it diminish my overall opinion of the product. Some products will go a bit too far with their designs or they don’t invest enough into the integrity of the design and how important that first impression is of the product, but MJ doesn’t cut corners with this lovely eyeliner.
-Vitamin E and Rosa Canina Seed Extract: Soothe, soften, and protect the delicate skin around the eyes.
Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isohexadecane, Isododecane, Polyethlene, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Ceresin, Polyisobutene, Methicone, Rosa Canina Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499)
Texture: Gel stick
Size: 0.01 oz.
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