If there’s one thing I love, it’s an eye pencil and I knew these Marc Jacobs Highliners were going to be good when I swatched them on my arm and they wouldn’t wipe off. I was stood on the beach scrubbing away and the liners wouldn’t budge at all….


Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons (Courtesy of Marc Jacobs). | Top swatch: 57 Deja Blue. Bottom swatch: 41 (Earth) Quake. | £20.00 | Available from here.


Marc Jacobs believe their Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons create extreme colour that’s waterproof and lasts for a total of 12 hours. They’re said to be matte rather than flat and have a formula that glides on like a dream. From my experience I would say that all of the above is true. They’re highly pigmented so the colour payoff is fab. The gel-like texture makes them incredibly easy to apply and the wear time is fantastic – much longer than the 12 hours they claim.

The waterproof formula means they set incredibly fast and you have about 20 seconds before the eyeliner has completely dried. So for anyone that likes to create a natural looking smudge (yep that’s me) you have to work incredibly quick. Alternatively you can use them to apply a perfect looking line, whether it be around the eyes or on the inner lids. Just make sure you have some oil based make-up remover to hand for when it’s time to remove. Trust me, you’re going to need it with these.

Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons are available in the following shades:

45 (Iron)y

41 (Earth) Quake

43 (Brown)ie

51 Whirl(Pool)

61 Over (night)

53 Out of the Blue

63 (Grape)Vine

47 Fine (Wine)

49 (Pop)ular

57 Deja Blue

59 Pink of Me

55 Mist Me


My favourite is (Earth) Quake. I love it as it’s the perfect everyday shade for me. Deja Blue isn’t really my colour but it is stunning. I think it’ll be lovely for those that prefer cooler tones.


Have you tried the Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons? If so, how long did they last on you?


Carly x


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  • I have a mini of the black one and love it – so long-lasting and smudgeproof! xx

  • These look so pretty!especially that powder blue colour.

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Yes, it is very pretty. My fave is def the brown one though. x

  • I love anything Marc Jacobs so I really want to try these!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • I hope you do Shireen. Would be interesting to hear what you think! x

  • #sweetreats

    I feel like…in order to use these, you have to be good at makeup and I for one is very much a beginner. I’m still currently learning how to correct apply and blend in eyeshadows, yet alone drawing on eyeliner. But I will say the pastel-y blue colour did look nice against your skin tone.

    #sweetreats xx

    • Thank you! Yes, I guess it does depend on what look you’re trying to achieve. X

  • That blue does look stunning!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

    • It is a lovely colour. Warm tones like the brown suit me better though. X

  • Yiotou_La

    Both look so nice and pigmented but the baby blue shade is so pretty, it would look lovely for spring!! You should experiment with it and create a colourful look with it!!


    • I’m more suited to warm tones though Yiota! That said, I know some people don’t believe in the whole skin undertone thing. I can’t help myself as it was how I was trained! Xx

  • Wanna give this a try! They have a lot of shade options♥
    Selina | Selinas Inspiration

    • Yes they do! I’ve got my eye on a few of the other shades. : ) xx

  • These must be amazing for the waterline! I struggle to find pencils that stay put there.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

    • Me too. I’ve heard a lot of people saying they are amazing on the waterline. I would love to try a white or blush on that area. : )

  • I am excited to see the available colors! I will try this for sure.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • Looking forward to hearing your thoughts Katya! : ) Thanks for reading. x

  • The blue is so angelic looking! So pretty.

  • I have a mini one of the Earth Quake and love it. The formula glides on so well x

    • That’s def my fave so I can see why you love it too! xx

  • GCforever

    I haven’t tried these but they look and sound very good indeed.

  • charlotte

    i love the idea of it not budging! i live every day with eyeliner so this would be great, although im not sure if id be fast enough as it takes me a while to get them symmetrical

  • FionaJK42

    These sound interesting. I like to use blue eye pencil onside my lashes, on the water line as I find it makes the whites of my eyes look whiter. I’m not sure I’d use it as a regular eye liner though, a bit bright for me.

  • hofken

    I have not yet tried the Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons, but am looking for a long-lasting eyeliner.

  • FionaJK42

    I’ve never tried these, I usually use liquid eyeliner, but this type of crayon sounds good for when I need a waterproof liner