Tis the season to stock up on gift sets. My quest to look for pencil liners that don’t budge and my latest mission is testing the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon and the Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon, and they come nicely in one set. Marc Jacobs High and Fine is a set of four waterproof gel liners and I’m happy there’s a variety of wearable colours as well as two different types of products.
Ok, let’s do the fun math part to see if you’re getting a good bang for your buck! The Marc Jacobs High and Fine ($39CAD) set comes with four eyeliners:
– 2 x 0.37g (0.01 oz) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Out Of The Blue (bold cobalt blue) and Ro(cocoa) (golden bronze shimmer)
– 2 x 0.04g (0.0014 oz) Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer (blackest, shiniest black) and (Nude)ist (creamy nude)
To break it down; a full size 0.5g (0.01 oz <- rounded to nearest significant figure I’m guessing, good old high school) Highlighter Gel Eye Crayons retail for $31 CAD so each Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in this set is worth ~$22.94, making the two of them to be $45.88!
A full size 0.0038oz Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon retails for $30CAD; so each Fineliner in this set is worth ~$11.05; making the two of them to be $22.10.
The total value of this set is $67.99.
/TLDR: this set is worth it *insert ok hand sign emoji* You can now scroll down to read the actual review……
The Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner is a gel pencil liner that promises to be waterproof and will glide effortlessly. It contains Vitamin E and rosehip seed oil which helps condition the skin around the eyes. The shades in this set is Out of the Blue and Ro(cocoa)
With one swipe I got bold and vibrant payoff. Getting the swatches out of my arm was like removing a glitter explosion; took a really long time. Unfortunately, they couldn’t stand the test of time and were no match for my hooded, oily eyelids. Out of the Blue creased almost immediately on my eyelids; so sad as it is such a PRETTY colour! Sigh. (However, I’ve read previous reviews on blogs before personally testing it and it seems many people love this product!! If you don’t have eyes like mine, it probably will work on you much, much better!)
In the Marc Jacobs High and Fine set; there was a little sheet showing two different colour combinations and the Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner was shown on the undereye. As they have a more precise tip (and only 2mm wide!!) , it’s also good for tightlining the eyes. Both shades, Blacquer and (Nude)ist lasted the whole day on the undereyes without any smudging; so it seems like they work extremely well on non oily surfaces aka not my eyelid.
They did smudge a bit on my eyelid which was not a surprise but I wish I could’ve worn Blacquer as a regular eyeliner since I love how bold and black it is. The formula is slightly drier, which is why I think it stood a bit longer on the eyelid. Blacquer is a bit too strong to wear as an under eyeliner for me but (Nude)ist is a great staple nude for that if you want to make your eyes look wider.
Ro(cocoa) is a really pretty shimmery brown shade for daily makeup wear; sadly it smudged on me…not too long after I took this photo!
With so many great eyeliners out there that are in the $20 range, I probably will skip purchasing the individual Marc Jacobs gel liner crayons (I’m a liquid liner girl through and through.) $30 on a pencil liner is a bit steep but if you know this is a formula that works for you….stop reading this post and stock up on this set ASAP! I really wish this worked for me as there aren’t many pencil options that are really budge proof in the market but at least I know I can save myself some bucks in the future!
You can find Marc Jacobs High and Fine set at Sephora in stores or online.
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Disclaimer: Press Sample provided, all opinions are my own.