I recently received a sample of the Marc Jacobs Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in black from Sephora.
This product in full-size costs $24 which is pretty high for a pencil eyeliner. These are twistable to get more of the product and are not actual pencils that require sharpening, so that’s a plus. It also is just as fine as it suggests when it comes to the width of the tip. Tightlining is pretty easy with this product because the tip is so narrow and it does glide very easily.
Now, I have to admit that when I first used the product, I thought it smudged too easily. However, I’ve since realized that it just takes longer to dry because it is a gel product. Once it does dry, it’s pretty budge-proof, but I still don’t like how long it takes to dry. It takes longer than most liquid liners. Also, while the tip is very fine, it is not a brush tip, so I still find that it’s not great for a cat-eye or winged look. Still, if you just want to tightline or put this in the water line, it does work pretty well as long as you’re patient and let it dry.
I can see this becoming a favorite for other people. It is a good product. I just don’t think I’ll be purchasing it when I’ve finished this sample because it doesn’t quite meet my particular eyeliner needs.