I’m not a huge fan of the whole Marc Jacobs thing. Clothes, purses, shoes, and now makeup-nope. Not something Tracy likes. You know, it’s the whole logo/branding thing. I can’t stand that stuff. The old punk in me starts to get all jumpy whenever I get near that kind of stuff, so I try to avoid if I possibly can. I don’t like being a walking advertisement for some rich A$$whole. 😀 See? PUNK. ALWAYS A PUNK.
But these Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayons are something that have intrigued me ever since the makeup line debuted last year at Sephora. I like pencil eyeliners. A lot. But at $30 a pop, you know, it’s just a RIDICULOUS amount to pay for an eyeliner. Until one day, you’re browsing through Sephora and have OBVIOUSLY lost your freakin’ mind…and swatch one and then think HEYyyyyy baby, you look like really pretty and BAZINGA! It’s jumped into your little evil basket(I think those baskets are the DEVIL’S invention. They just make you buy more stuff. Say NO to the Sephora basket people. NOOOOO.)
That’s my story of how I ended up with Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon (Luna)Tic 64 and I’m sticking to it. That and the name. How could I resist the name Lunatic for an eyeliner? It’s just freakin’ impossible. The only problem though? Every time I use this eyeliner I can’t help singing:You may be right! I may be crazy! But it just may be a lunatic you’re looking for! Sigh. And I’m not even a Billy Joel fan you guys. Seriously, I’m not. Remember, PUNK. But it’s amazing how song lyrics just stick in your head and remain there 25 years later… dang radio and the whole playing a hit song 50 times every hour in the 80s. I should sue you for damages…. 😛
For some reason though, I can’t find a picture of my Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon (Luna)Tic 64 in my pictures folder? I have no idea why? But here’s a stock photo from Sephora’s website for you in case you need to see what a pencil eyeliner looks like. 😛 I’m horrible, I know. But seriously. It’s a pencil. Eyeliner. Not much else to show you, except it’s silver? And kind of long?
Swatchy time! Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon (Luna)Tic 64 is a pale, metallic, sparkly lavender. Which is another reason why I got it. I have no such shade in my vast collection of eyeliners.
So, these Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayons are supposed to be like a gel pot eyeliner encased within a crayon, and have extreme-wear, and waterproof.
You know what? I have to agree. Wow, these are SOFT. So be careful when you first use this! Don’t twist up too much, or you’ll break it. Like I did and BAM, there goes like $5 worth of eyeliner on the freakin’ floor. Yup. Not kidding. Be careful.
There’s a built-in sharpener on the end, so you can get a nice pointy tip if you like. But honestly, I don’t think these are made for precision eye lining. Which is ok with me. Soft liners like these are great for under the lash line, or for smudging on the top lash line. And that’s precisely how I use my Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon. Plus, sharpening this expensive eyeliner just wastes precious, expensive product! Don’t do it, unless you absolutely have to.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon (Luna)Tic 64 lasted through a 30 minute run on the treadmill today, and I even dabbed at my sweaty face and it was still there. And then? I went for an hour long walk after dinner with the hubby. It was 26C out. Liner STILL there. Not entirely intact, but there. This liner is no joke people. It’s the real deal. Although, I have to say if I were to intelligently think this kind of expensive purchase through, I’d have chosen a shade with no sparkle. You know why? Because it’s just so TENACIOUS and long lasting, that it’s actually pretty hard to remove it all! Sparkles and liner, they both like to stick around like nobody’s business. Even after a shower and using an oil-makeup removing cleanser I STILL had to use a makeup wipe to take care of some stray sparkles under my eyes. Wow.
Is Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon (Luna)Tic 64 worth the $$$? If you think it is, then that’s what matters. I personally am really loving this shade! The eye look you see up there, is pretty much all I do these days; I just change the eyeliner up so I don’t get bored. And this eyeliner doesn’t bother my eyes at all since it stays put so well, sparkles and all. So for me that’s a yay!
Are you a Marc Jacobs Beauty Fan? Or just an MJ fan in general? I do like his Spongebob Squarepants tattoo. I love Spongebob. One of my favourite cartoons to be honest. And guess what college the creator Stephen Hillenberg went to? Yeah, that’s right! CalARTS. The same college Marky is going to! Speaking of which-tuition is due. GULP.