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Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

What it is: A gel pot eyeliner in a crayon that seamlessly glides on intense color and waterproof wear. What it does: Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner gives you the luxury of a gel eyeliner with the ease of a pencil. Make a bold statement with this extreme-wear, waterproof eyeliner that glides on effortlessly to deliver instant color payoff. Exclusive to Marc Jacobs Beauty, the super-malleable formula offers versatility of application. Use it to create flawless, precise lines, or smudge immediately after lining for an instant smoky eye. Formulated with innovative gel ingredients and conditioning vitamin E and rosehip seed oil, its intense color comes in an array of richly pigmented shades, including Blacquer, the blackest, shiniest black. Highliner was inspired by the idea of a woman getting ready to go out at night, sitting in the lobby of a chic hotel, and sweeping on her eyeliner for an instantly irresistible look. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:Highliner Gel Eye Cream Crayon Eyeliner is an Allure Best of Beauty winner. It contains a built-in sharpener at its base.
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Questions & Answers for Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

Question
Lash line?
Will this liner work on the lower and upper lash lines, or is it only really for the waterline? Thanks!
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
rtista
(Milford, CT)
on Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use it on both my upper and lower lashes; it depends on the look you are going for.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Darthvonna
(Portland OR)
answer 2
It irritated my waterline, so I had to stop using it.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Ashtoz
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
I use mine on the lower lash lines because my eyes are too small to use on the waterline. My line comes out a little crooked sometimes because my eyes are deep set but it stays on great which never happens for me.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Boo87
(Ocala, FL)
answer 4
I Use mine under and above with no problems
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
berrt09
(grand rapids, MI)
answer 5
It is a soft pencil and blends quite nicely....just don't leave it too long or it sets in quickly!! I found it set fast and smudged it between the lashes to make for a smokey look easily...
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
marnelle
(Courtenay, BC)
answer 6
Yes this works very well on the bottom lid of the eyes
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
Sodoshi
(New York, NY)
answer 7
Both
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
KristenTML
(Marlboro, NJ)
answer 8
I use this for both upper and lower lashes and have never had an issue. It's a fantastic product!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
KellyJ1028
(Salisbury, NC)
answer 9
Yes!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
sandyannlaca
(Pasadena, CA)
answer 10
Yes this product works on lower & upper lashes perfectly.. I find that I do have to re-apply on the water line maybe once, but it stays very well.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
vintagekt
(Evansville, IN)
answer 11
I use it on top and it works great.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
gogreenspartans
(Canton, MI)
Question
Can it be used in the waterline??
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
MakeupChicky
(Northern California)
on Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
My answer is yes. And no.

Some of the colors work great in the waterline and others don't seem to last at all. I have pretty dry eyes, so my waterline is easier to line and I get better wear from most liners since it doesn't move around as much. But personally, the colors here are more important than the formula. I am thinking this is because each color has slightly different chemicals/minerals in it and some have better staying power than others. I find Ro(Cocoa) is a great waterline pencil and it will stay where I put it for literally 10 plus hours. While Jazberry migrates and fades within a mere two hours or less on me.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
sbsunshine
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 2
Yes, and it does NOT need to be sharpened to work in the waterline. In fact, I have found that it fills the waterline better if it ISN'T sharpened, so (since sharpening is a bit of a hassle) I have started using my MJ liners exclusively for waterline work. Once you do your waterline, try to keep from blinking for about a minute to let the liner "set up." I have found that it then lasts for up to 12 hours… and no smudging!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
ElainePG
(Pacific Grove, CA)
answer 3
Yes, indeedy!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
NonSponTane
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 4
yes it can
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
Sodoshi
(New York, NY)
answer 5
I use it there and its great
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
kzanders
(Torrance, Ca)
answer 6
I've used it in mine and it works great!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
jpopp
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 7
Yes :) It might bother a bit though because it's kinda thick. It will make your eyes feel a little heavy. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
EllieKat
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 8
I will say I have not successfully used this on my waterline. I tried and perhaps it is the texture, because it is a gel crayon liner but I didn't like it. I could feel it on and ultimately, it made my eyes water. I love Makeup Forever liners for my waterline.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
J9Austin
(Austin, TX)
answer 9
Yes. I brought this specifically for the water line and it doesn't smudge. It does take a few seconds to set but last all day with raccoon eyes!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
LavishGirl
(New York)
answer 10
I find it didn't work for at least 8 hours. Faded 45% of the way by 8 hours. Others will say it does work.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
MariBaby
(Pacifica, CA)
answer 11
Yes, totally can be used in the waterline. It has not budged on my eyes.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
miloberry
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
sharpener
Do you sharpen this crayon with a normal eyeliner pencil sharpener, or does it twist at the bottom?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
Kate006
(Manchester, NH)
on Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
10 answers
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answer 1
There's a built in sharpener at the end! Pull off the black at the bottom!!!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
maymaymakeup
answer 2
It twists from the bottom, but I believe there's a mini sharpener included as well. I haven't used it myself, but I see people talking about it.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
BWrecky
answer 3
Twist to bring up more product.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
JAS64
(SoFla)
answer 4
no sharper just turn the end
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
Sodoshi
(New York, NY)
answer 5
It twists on the bottom, you cannot sharpen. That is the only thing that sucks because you can't get a perfect fine line after you've used it. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
EllieKat
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 6
The sharpener is in the bottom of the eyeliner.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
J9Austin
(Austin, TX)
answer 7
It has a twist up mechanism which is fantastic. It also has a sharpener attached at the bottom that you can take off to sharpen the tip.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
fanyfany
answer 8
It twists at the bottom! And you have a built in sharpener at the end!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
glamxox
(Chandler, AZ)
answer 9
Twist up! Although it does have one of those little "sharpeners" on the black end to give the liner a point if you want to.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
chelle1230
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 10
It has the twist at the bottom.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
hellosno
Question
will this fog up my contact lenses?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
ojosazules
(richmond,VA)
on Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
8 answers
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answer 1
If my contacts are in, this eyeliner immediately transfer to my contacts. It doesn't cloud my vision, but you can see a straight line where the liner has transferred from me tight lining or lining my water line.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
jcgirl13
(Johnson City, TN)
answer 2
I wear my contacts just about everyday and have not had an issue. I have been using MJ eyeliner for over a year.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Percy73
(Mount Airy, NC)
answer 3
I wear contacts and I haven't noticed any issues with this. After the liner sets, it doesn't smudge, so there is very little risk of it interfering with contacts.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
LB890
(New York, NY)
answer 4
I use it for bottom eyeliner and I have not noticed any foggyness with my contacts.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
kzanders
(Torrance, Ca)
answer 5
I think it might, because i do not wear contacts and it bothers my eyes a bit. It makes them feel heavy cause it is such a thick substace. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
EllieKat
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 6
I started wearing again contacts recently, about the same time I started using this liner, and have had no problems.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
missvnyc
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 7
Nope it's quick drying and doesn't spread.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
juliepope
(NYC, NY)
answer 8
It won't! I am also a contact lens wearer and I use the Blacquer crayon in my waterline and I don't have any issues
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
daniellep09
(Calgary, AB)
Question
How do you guys sharpen it?
everytime I use the mini sharpener included the tip breaks inside :(
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
on Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
8 answers
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answer 1
Pull out the black part at the bottom it is a built in sharpener
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
maymaymakeup
answer 2
It's soft enough that it doesn't need a sharpener. Try using it at an angle when you apply it and it will keep an edge, though not as well as how it initially comes.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
CariCrowe
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 3
I have never sharpened mine. I just move it up a little and it seems to round itself. You will not get a super fine line, but the line works for me!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
CurlyNancy
(Appleton Wisconsin)
answer 4
I haven't been sharpening it. I just use whatever side is more defined. I looked in the top, but couldn't see any sharpener...
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
NonSponTane
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 5
The sharpener is included at the end of the product. You can also twist it for more product to dispense.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
melissabt
answer 6
I don't think it's meant to be sharpened- metal tube eyeliners are generally described as "self-sharpening" because they wear away on their own. To make it easier to apply, smudge some of the eyeliner on the back of your hand before applying.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Kate0006
(Washington, DC)
answer 7
I just barely make it rise above the edge of the top because the eyeliner is so soft and meant to smooth on with little pressure to it. If you are looking for a finer line, I would suggest a different eyeliner which you can sharpen yourself instead with a built in one.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
Allatez
(Hayesville, NC)
answer 8
Try to use it slanted to naturally sharpen it. I have that problem too :(
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
yaeg
(Torrance, CA)
Question
Sharpener issues
Got a sample size of this and i love it... .( this is coming from someone who rarely wears eyeliner!!)... But still havent figured out how to sharpen it. Does the sample size not come with that i wonder? The bottom twists but does not come off, is it supposed to? Is the sharpener in the cap?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
luckystar2067
(Merrimack, NH)
on Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
8 answers
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answer 1
There is a sharpener at the end of the pencil.
answered 1 week, 1 day ago
amkurthy
(South Bend, IN)
answer 2
doesn't sharpen just rolls up.
answered 1 week, 3 days ago
nerama
answer 3
You just twist it to sharpen it! You don't need to use a sharpener.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
TrueBunny4301
answer 4
The full size comes with a built in sharpener in the base.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Bettopia
(Lorton, VA)
answer 5
I didn't have a sample, however the full size u just have to twist the bottom and it brings more product to the surface (think of Chapstick).
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
melissa214
(Mullica HIll, NJ)
answer 6
Hi Luckystar2067,

This liner does not require sharpening. You will need to dispense more of the product by twisting the bottom of the liner.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 7
It's supposed to be in the cap, I had to kind of gently wrestle mine off. I'm really not sure about the sample size but I'd imagine it would have a sharpener. I HATED the sharpener though, while it's a genius idea the execution of it is terrible. It's tiny and hard to work with, you can only put the very tip of the actual liner inside the tip that sharpens, and I use "sharpen" judiciously as what I was left with was not sharp at all. Additionally, most of the time the liner tip would lodge itself into the sharpener and I'd have to use a pin to try wiping it all out. The liner itself was amazing but MJ really needs to work on a better way to keep it sharp. Hope that helped!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
stpauligirl72
(St Paul, MN)
answer 8
I haven't used a sample size, but the full-size product is a twist-up--no sharpener necessary. I would guess that the same is true of sample size (no sharpening), as it's a gel liner, but I don't know if it twists up for more. I travel quite a lot for work, so the 'no sharpener' feature is great for me: the less gear I have to haul around, the better :)
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
tcaz
(Tucson, AZ)
Question
How do you sharpen?
Do you twist up, or is it like a normal pencil?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
Anonymous
on Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
You don't need to sharpen. You just twist the bottom and liner rises.
answered 1 day ago
blinky
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
Pull the black part at the bottom out its the built in sharpener
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
maymaymakeup
answer 3
The full size twists as well.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
czakavec
answer 4
You twist it up!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
neopetsangel
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 5
Twist up, no need to sharpen
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
caro
(New York, NY)
answer 6
Twist up! No messy, pencil chewing sharpeners required!!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
melissa214
(Mullica HIll, NJ)
answer 7
It rolls up.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
natalieken
(Dallas Metro, Texas)
answer 8
There is a sharpener in the other end of the pencil.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
dyslexia
(Toronto, ON)
Question
How do you use the built in sharpener?
I have this in two different colors and I was able to pop off the end part that has the little built in sharpener on it, but I can't figure out how the sharpener works! It doesn't seem to fit into the sharpener.
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
emilyrose44
(New York, NY)
on Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
They need to improve on the 'sharpener' area. The end of mine just clicks and clicks and never comes off to expose a sharpener at all. Very disappointed with this.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
socaldancer
(California)
answer 2
Just twist the bottom of the pencil. No mess!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Piwie
(Santa Ana, CA)
answer 3
there is no sharper
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
Sodoshi
(New York, NY)
answer 4
You really have to turn the gel liner up pretty far to have it fit in the sharpener.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
cre8ivone
(Centerville Ohio)
answer 5
What you want to do is twist off the bottom "self sharpener", then twist the pencil so you can sharpen the eyeliner and insert it in the cone looking end of the self sharpener...I would twist it a little bit at a time so you don't lose too much product in the sharpening process. Because the eyeliner itself is on the soft side, unlike other pencils, I rarely need to sharpen it though.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
wanderlust121
answer 6
You need to turn the dial to expose the tip of the liner, a little more than an 1/8 of an inch or just under a 1/4 inch. GENTLY, remember this is a gel crayon, place the tip of the liner into into the sharpener and turn it clockwise. It takes a few turns and then pull it out to check your progress. It will not achieve a thin, long sharp point. It will be more of a short, stubby point.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
J9Austin
(Austin, TX)
answer 7
You have to twist the liner up and then it will fit into the tiny end of the sharpener, but be advised it does not sharpen well. I wasted some product trying to get a sharp point but failed...
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
stpauligirl72
(St Paul, MN)
Question
how do I use this sharpener? Can't figure it out?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
on Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It will work anywhere, i use it on my lash line and waterline.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Piwie
(Santa Ana, CA)
answer 2
you don't sharpen it, you have to turn the end to bring out more of the eyeliner out
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
Sodoshi
(New York, NY)
answer 3
It's a twist design you have to screw the bottom up to get more product
Do not sharpen
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
Sunny1808
(Auckland)
answer 4
You twist the bottom of the eyeliner and it comes up
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
magzlow14
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 5
Just twist up the product enough to sharpen. Its not like a pencil...you only sharpen the eyeliner.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
perfumaholic
(Princeton, NJ)
answer 6
What you want to do is twist off the bottom "self sharpener", then twist the pencil so you can sharpen the eyeliner and insert it in the cone looking end of the self sharpener...I would twist it a little bit at a time so you don't lose too much product in the sharpening process. Because the eyeliner itself is on the soft side, unlike other pencils, I rarely need to sharpen it though.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
wanderlust121
answer 7
You twist the bottom. It doesn't sharpen just pushes the eyeliner up.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
nuffinpuffin
Question
can be used with another sharpener?
I noticed a lot of the reviews and answers say the sharpener is not great. I was wondering if it could be used with another sharpener?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
There is a sharpener hidden on the other end of the eyeliner if you pull off the base. You may have to remove a sticker to do so, but then it just pops right off.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Kiray
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 2
I don't think a sharpener is required. It's not like traditional eyeliners that are encased in wood. This is more like lipstick in that you turn the bottom for more product to appear.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
productjunky
(Toronto, On)
answer 3
Hi, I don't think it could be sharpened. It comes up w/ a twist. It isn't sharpened to a point therefore it's not great for tightline. You can get pretty close to the lashline though. I absolutely love it! One of the best liners I've come across in years.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
westylee
(USA USA)
answer 4
No, you can't use a regular liner sharpener. As it's not a wood liner. It's a twist-up liner versus a wood liner so you only refine the point with the accompanying sharpener. I use another liner for controlled line detail on my lid and use this Marc Jacobs gel liner only on my waterline. I find it too soft and not precise enough for a crisp line on my lids. I would use it for a heavy wet lid look or a blended blurred-out liner for a heavy dramatic eye.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
SuperMaiden6
(Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada)
answer 5
No, you turn the bottom to bring up more product. Very difficult to keep a fine point, because you can't sharpen it and the point it relatively thick.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
JAS64
(SoFla)
answer 6
It rolls up and is ready to go! No sharpener is necessary.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
lalae
(Modesto, CA)
answer 7
Try Urban Decay's Grindhouse sharpener.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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