Like most makeup junkies, I have like a million eyeshadow palettes (mostly neutral) just lying around in my stash. Collecting dust, sadly. Not because I don’t want to use them but because I often don’t have the time to sit and blend 3-5 eyeshadows. On an average day, I wake up, respond to some emails, shoot and edit some pics and write a post or two before heading out for work. Glamorous, right? Sometimes I’m on this damn laptop for so long I literally end up zipping through the house in an effort to toss something on before I’m running late.
That’s why I have a profound appreciation for colored eyeliners–no matter the price. The right shade and formula can set off your entire look and make people think you spent hours in the mirror primping. Instead of a rushed 15 minutes while trying to squeeze in some Love & Hip-Hop.
My latest muse is the Marc Jacobs Midnight in Paris Highliner Gel Eye Crayon, a deep blackened navy with tons of silver glitter. It first made an appearance in the holiday Sky Liner set last year as a limited edition exclusive. But apparently it was so good that Marc Jacobs decided to add it to his summer lineup and make it permanent. Woohoo! Gotta say I’m hella thankful I can scoop up a full sized version of Midnight in Paris because it looks beautiful on my brown eyes and really makes them pop.
As you may remember, I’m a pretty big fan of the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayons because the formula is smooth, creamy, long lasting and the bomb on my watery eyes. Midnight in Paris glides across the skin with intense pigmentation and an incredibly soft, creamy gel-like texture. The color applies evenly and opaque in a single swipe so you don’t need to layer this baby on for intensity.
One of the main reasons I fell in love with the Highliner Gel Crayons is because its waterproof formula actually sticks to my waterline for most of the day. However, due to the high shimmer content, I avoid using Midnight in Paris on the waterline. Instead, I love to smudge it all over my top lid for a quick smoky eye or smudge it along my bottom lid to make my cat eye really pop. Either way, I get over 8 hours of solid wear before I notice any fading or very slight smudging. I just have to make sure I work fast with the smudging though because once Midnight in Paris sets, it ain’t budging!
The Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayons are a little pricey at $25 but Midnight in Paris is well worth the splurge if you have watery eyes or oily lids. You can find it online or in stores at Sephora.