Ahh Marc Jacobs Highliner in Ro(cocoa). It took you long enough to land in my hands. The price point ($30CAD!!!) of this gel liner in a pencil form was the only barrier between us, but I took advantage of an Ebates 4x rebate deal (10% rebate!) and bit the bullet and got it.
I love the packaging of this liner. It looks high-end and futuristic with its chrome plated body and cap, with a strip showing the colour of the liner. I also love how it comes with a sharpener! The little black part at the end of the liner? Yea, pull it out and you have a sharpener to keep the liner as sharp as you want it to be, whenever you want! MAGIC! Well more like thoughtful design that is expected from a thirty dollah liner.
As much as I love the packaging, I love what’s it in even more. The gorgeous packaging houses a shimmery bronzy brown gel liner. The shimmer you see on the pencil doesn’t really translate to the lash line, it looks shimmery but you don’t see actual shimmer in it. I love my gel liners, but hated applying it using a brush (especially when I get too lazy to wash them, gross). This liner solves that problem beautifully. It glides on super creamy, and pigmented. Absolutely no tugging at all. 2 seconds later you are left with a gorgeous line on your eyes that will sit there until you want it off, with no primer underneath. No fuss, no budge.
When I first swatched it on my hand in Sephora, I had a hard time removing it with the make up remover they had. It took a lot of rubbing and tugging to get it off, it’s a stubborn one. So my only worry was that it will be hard to remove. To my surprise, it came off effortlessly when I took off my make up with Clinique Cleansing Balm.
I would give this liner a 11 out of 10 if it wasn’t for the ridiculous price. If you already have a creamy brown eyeliner that works for you and doesn’t smudge, this is not something you need. However, I would definitely recommend this to gals out there who have oily lids and have trouble finding a liner that will stay put and not make you look like a panda! I got this simply because I love Marc a little too much. Shh don’t tell my bf.