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Marc Jacobs Highliner MATTE + METALLIC

Well ladies, with spring approaching I have the perfect new eyeliner to accompany your fresh new looks.

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The look: flawless skin, a healthy glow, flushed cheeks, glossy lips, brushed up brows, and a POP of color on the eye.  When I say color, I mean color!  It doesn’t need to be big, it doesn’t need to be harsh, just think pretty, fun, and fresh.

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Without realizing it, I have been pinning these types of looks on my Pinterest lately, and then naturally on photo shoots have been wanting to play with this look.   Perfect timing as Marc Jacobs Beauty delivered me a package FULL of metallic and matte gel eyeliners with every possible color I could ever imagine.

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Then I got to thinking, well I guess this really is a “thing” if I’m getting sent product that would support the look I’ve been gravitating towards lately.  So I’ve decided that it’s a new spring trend, and I think many other artists and magazines would agree! (this image below is from a photoshoot I did over the weekend…)

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Depending on your comfort level, you can go BOLD and BRIGHT, using a lilac, powder blue, or metallic pink, which are all super amazing and fun…..OR you can step out of your usual black/brown liner routine and try a navy blue, green, copper, or electric blue.  Step by step with trying new things is what I always advise.

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I’d say especially with the brown-eyed girls in the world, a pop of bright color looks SO amazing with the eye color.  I know from my experience I get a lot of complaints from brown-eyed girls wishing their eyes were green or blue, but when it comes to bright eyeliner I think that the brown eyes can go the boldest, and it looks incredible.  My model on my recent shoot had brown eyes, and you can see from these behind the scenes photos how amazing she looks with lilac and blue.

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I want to educate you on the MJ eyeliners, because they are simply amazing.  In all of my time playing with eyeliners, I’ve found that they can look bright in the packaging, but never really deposit the color or fluidity when you apply it to the eyes.  It either looks spotty, dull, or smears all over the face.  Not with these!  With these eyeliners, you will get pigment and a smooth application every time. These eyeliners dry down after about 15 seconds and are completely waterproof.  LITERALLY won’t move.  I had tested a bunch of them on the back of my hand and washed my hands about 10 times throughout the day, and the eyeliner did not budge.  The only way I was able to get it off was with makeup remover. That’s great news especially if you are doing a bold look, because as the day goes, you don’t want this look to fade.

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There are two formulas, the Matte-Gel, which comes in 12 shades, ranging from brown to powder blue, and the Highliner-Gel, which comes in 25 shades.  Amongst those 25 are a huge handful of metallic, which was what I was sent to play with.

Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon:
EXPERIENCE THE INTENSE COLOR PAYOFF, AMAZING GLIDE AND 12-HOUR LONGWEAR OF MARC JACOBS BEAUTY’S ORIGINAL AWARD-WINNING HIGHLINER GEL EYE CRAYON EYELINER–RE-ENVISIONED IN A BOLD MATTE FINISH. THE PURE HUES ARE GLITTER-FREE, INTENSIFIED BY SUPER-RICH PIGMENT. UNLIKE OTHER EYE PENCILS, THIS MALLEABLE FORMULA GLIDES ON SMOOTHLY FOR PRECISE APPLICATION AND GIVES YOU 15 SECONDS OF PLAY TIME BEFORE IT SETS IN PLACE FOR WEAR THAT LASTS ALL DAY, MAKING IT IDEAL FOR CREATING VERSATILE EYE LOOKS. LINE TO DEFINE YOUR EYES, SMUDGE IT BEFORE IT SETS TO CREATE AN INSTANT SMOKY EYE, LAYER AS AN EYESHADOW BASE, OR DESIGN ARTISTIC GRAPHIC LINER LOOKS. ITS WATERPROOF GEL FORMULA MAKES IT WELL-SUITED FOR LINING THE INNER RIM, TOO. ITS CLEVER SHARPENER HIDDEN IN THE BASE OF THE LINER ALLOWS FOR A POINT THAT’S AS PRECISE AS YOU DESIRE.

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Highliner Gel Eye Crayon:
MAKE A BOLD STATEMENT WITH THIS EXTREME-WEAR, WATERPROOF EYELINER. LIKE A GEL POT EYELINER ENCASED WITHIN A CRAYON, THIS BREAKTHROUGH FORMULA IS EXCLUSIVE TO MARC JACOBS BEAUTY: A SUPER-MALLEABLE GEL EYELINER GLIDES ON SMOOTHLY FOR A FLAWLESS, PRECISE APPLICATION, THEN SETS IN PLACE FOR ALL-DAY WEAR. A BUILT-IN SHARPENER HELPS MOLD PRODUCT INTO A PERFECT POINT FOR AN INSTANTLY SHARP LOOK. ALLURE BEST OF BEAUTY AWARD 2014 FOR BEST COLOR EYELINER: (LUNA)TIC
INTENSE COLOR. WATERPROOF. EXTREME WEAR.

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My challenge for you as spring is approaching: step out of your routine and try something new.  This is a challenge for myself as well, as it is easy for me to hurry through my makeup and do the same thing everyday.  Get a bright eyeliner, wear it, and see the reaction you get from friends, which will be nothing but praise and compliments!  (and if you post on social media be sure to tag me so I can see it….!)  You’ll see mine coming soon too!  I hope wherever you are that spring is approaching, but in the meanwhile this look will get you through the remnants of winter.  Have a great day! Xx