Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayons

Much to my excitement last month I received my first ever Influenster voxbox. The box was in collaboration with Marc Jacobs, and I received two Marc Jacobs Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in shades Deja Blue and Earthquake. If you have never heard of Influenster before, it is a website where you can review products, ask questions and create lists among other things. Every so often Influenster sends selected members voxbox’s, which are boxes containing complimentary products for the member to review and post photos of. Although I received these products complimentary from Influenster, all views in this post are my own.

I’m an avid fan of eyeliner and can’t go a single day without wearing it! However I mostly use liquid eyeliner, so I was very interested to see how I got on with them. The first thing I loved about the eyeliners was the packaging. Its glossy black packaging just screamed class, as you’d expect from a brand like Marc Jacobs, and the liners themselves are simplistic in design with their metallic finish. I was extremely happy at the fact that they were roll up liners instead of liners that you need to sharpen, because if your anything like me then you constantly lose your eyeliner sharpener! I’ve tried every brand of eyeliner you can think of in the past but what shocked me was how pigmented these eyeliners actually were. You can tell they’re not like your standard eyeliners, and are in fact gel crayons because of how effortlessly they glide onto your skin, as well as their smudge resistance after drying. I tested them out wearing the liner all day and they did not budge one bit!

I was a little apprehensive about the light blue (Deja Blue) liner as this is a colour I have never worked with before, so I chose this shade to create my first look. Below is the look I created using Marc Jacobs Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Deja Blue and L’Oréal Paris Superliner in Ultra Black. I will eventually get round to creating a look using the Earthquake shade, which I will be posting on my Instagram account. I found Earthquake was brilliant for creating a very casual everyday look.

Overall Verdict

These eyeliners are available for purchase at John Lewis, priced at £20. I have never paid that much for an eyeliner in the past, but I can honestly say that these eyeliners are worth the price. I was not expecting them as good as they are, eyeliner that is so pigmented, glides on so smoothly, and doesn’t budge one bit throughout the day is what every girl needs. If your feeling to invest in a high end eyeliner, I’d definitely recommend checking out Marc Jacobs Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayons because you really are getting good quality for your money. The Highliner Gel Eye Crayons come in a wide selection of colours, so it’s great if your feeling brave and want to experiment with something new. I’m thrilled that I got a chance to test these products, as I will definitely be purchasing a Marc Jacobs Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Black some time in the future to add to my makeup collection.

What is your go to eyeliner?


MUA Silent Disco Eyeshadow Palette 

I love eyeshadow as much as the next girl, but when you look at my current collection there are two main trends; high end eyeshadow palettes, and palettes with nude/copper tones. So I decided to go out of my comfort zone and try some drugstore brand eyeshadow, consisting of colours that I had NEVER experimented with before, and this is when I came across the MUA Silent Disco Palette. Priced at £4 for 12 shades, I wasn’t expecting much for pigmentation and quality, but oh was I wrong.

The shades have a mix of finishes, with some being satin, some matte and some shimmery and for £4 the pigmentation was great! I have paid a lot more for eyeshadow palettes that were less pigmentated that the Silent Disco Palette. With the array of colours in this palette you can create many looks, with my faveouite eyeshadow look being ‘the sunset look’.

For this look I used my trusted Zoeva rose gold brush set, and applied techno (yellow), which I found to be the least pigmented out of all the shadows, followed by go ape and just dance (both orange), and lastly freak out (red). The eyeshadow were surprisingly easy to blend and created a subtle look which I loved.

Since buying the Silent Disco Palette, I have put down my trusted Urban Decay Naked palettes and have been experimenting more with vibrant colours, and I have to say I’m loving it! I never thought that such a cheap eyeshadow palette could be so good, or so easy to use. It has made be an MUA convert and I’m enjoying experimenting with other products in their range. At £4 for 12 shades, you can’t go wrong with this palette, and it’s cruelty free. So if you’re ever wanting to expand your eyeshadow colour range, then I highly reccomend taking a look at the Silent Disco palette, it’s definitely a great place to start! You can discover more of the MUA range here.

Do you have any MUA products that you love?