Holiday Gift Guide with Marc Jacobs

In place of my traditional holiday gift guides, I’m doing something a little different this year. I’ll still be rounding up my favourite presents for the season, but instead of combining them into a few posts, I’ll be featuring a new company daily. Make sure to check back every day as I’ll be showcasing a new brand and my must-have holiday gifts for the season. I can’t believe Christmas is almost here, who’s excited? Still looking for last minute gifts, I still have a few to showcase, so stay tuned.

I wasn’t able to get my hands on the Marc Jacobs Sky-Liner Set last year, so I was super excited to give it a try this year, and all I can say is… wow. The holiday 2015 Marc Jacobs Sky-Liner Seven Piece Petites Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Collection features 7 travel-size of the brand’s famous Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in an array of beautiful shades. It comes housed in a black shiny vinyl clutch-style pouch with a magnetic button closure that I think could double as an evening holiday clutch? The liners are displayed beautifully on a velvet lined insert tray and feature a silver and shiny, convenient twist-up design with a colour coded end. It has an incredibly soft and creamy texture in an array of both mattes, shimmers and glitter formulas. It has a wide variety of both bright and fun colours, along with a few neutrals and every day shades. Each shade is incredibly vibrant, highly pigmented and truly opaque in a swipe or two. Its waterproof formula ensures all day hold without it budging, smearing or fading.
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Because each shade in the Marc Jacobs Sky-Liner Seven Piece Petites Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Collection is so soft and buttery, I find it very difficult to keep sharpened. The fine tip dulls fairly easily, making it almost impossible to keep a pointed end. That being said, its smooth and creamy texture, think a gel formula in a pencil form, paired with its excellent colour payoff, keeps me coming back for more. You do have to break off the initial, hard and crumbly tip to get to the smooth and creamy formula within, but once you do, you can create a thin solid line in a single stroke without the fear of it skipping or dragging. It retails for $58.
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Marc Jacobs Sky-Liner Seven Piece Petites Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Collection in Blacquer is a permanent black, Express-oh is a limited edition espresso shimmer, In the Buff! is a permanent champagne with a slight shimmer, Boys & Berry is a limited edition boysenberry shimmer, (Wave) Length is a permanent midnight blue, Ody (Sea) is a permanent teal green and (Stone) Fox is a permanent metal gray.
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