Jennifer Wan, have sung the praises of Marc Jacobs' Blacquer Highliner, so when I picked up my Sephora birthday gift, I was thrilled to give it a try. Initially, I loved this gel eyeliner! The consistency was creamy, and it had a fantastic glide to it - Blacquer layed down a rich, slightly glossy black line in just one stroke. However, I noticed over time that it was becoming drier and drier. Half way through the product, it started to drag on the skin, and it wasn't providing as much color on the water line. Pigmentation began to suffer, and the once jet black color softened into more of an ebony. I've never had a gel eyeliner pencil dry out on me the way a potted eyeliner would. It's strange and incredibly disappointing. The one thing that hasn't changed is Blacquer's dependable wear! Aside from a few forgiveable instances of smudging on a 90F+ day, Marc Jacobs' Highliner doesn't budge or fade. Before it dried out, Blacquer was one of my top picks for the tight lining because it never dropped from the top waterline to the bottom - it always stayed where I put it. Despite it's longevity, I hadn't found this eyeliner too difficult to remove.
[The best I can manage with how dry it's become]
I have very mixed feelings about Marc Jacobs' Highliner in Blacquer. It's hard to ignore the sleek and attractive packaging and designer branding, but honestly there are much better, more affordable gel liner pencils out there. Had Blacquer not dried out on me, it would've gotten a glowing review from me, but due to unfortunate circumstances, I can't recommend this luxury liner. I'll be sticking with Pixi's Endless Silky Eye Pencils, thanks.
Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isohexadecane, Isododecane, Polyethlene, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Ceresin, Polyisobutene, Methicone, Rosa Canina Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499).