OFFICIAL SAVANA RAE: February 2018

THE JANUARY 2018 BIRCHBOX BEAUTY BOX EDIT WITH OHH DEER

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This edition of Birchbox was centred around Ohh Deer who is a British stationary brand. Look at this packaging.

THE JANUARY 2018 BIRCHBOX BEAUTY BOX EDIT WITH OHH DEER FLATLAY

Utterly beautiful and well curated design for this months packaging.

LORD & BERRY - CONCEALER STICK IN BEIGE


Retailing at £12 and is a full size concealer.

LORD & BERRY CONCEALER STICK IN BEIGETHE JANUARY 2018 BIRCHBOX BEAUTY BOX EDIT WITH OHH DEER FLATLAY

I have never been a fan of pencil concealers as usually they tend to be incredibly dry formulas and harsh during undereye application. They do work well for eye brow concealing if they can blend but this is solely dependant of the concealer formula.

The product design is beautiful as it has a sleek black with the LORD & BERRY logo in white.

The actual concealer itself I would categorise as light coverage concealer but is not dry and does blend easily.

ZOOM INLORD & BERRY CONCEALER STICK IN BEIGETHE JANUARY 2018 BIRCHBOX BEAUTY BOX EDIT WITH OHH DEER FLATLAY

This shade did help with blemishes and dark circles. It comes in the BEIGE shade and I probably would need a lighter one. Nonetheless, considering it comes in a pencil format it is better than expected especially in formulation.

You can also use it as a highlighter with the right shade selection.

I would probably use it for my eyebrow definition as it has a very precise and easy application due to it's design.


MARCELLE- WATERPROOF EYELINER IN CHARCOAL


Retailing at £10.99 for a full size version not this sample.

MARCELLE WATERPROOF EYELINER IN CHARCOAL THE JANUARY 2018 BIRCHBOX BEAUTY BOX EDIT WITH OHH DEER FLATLAY

Whatever you do, do not loose the cap of this eyeliner as it will dry out and become hard. I found this out as I was sent a box out with one without a cap so it got everywhere. Birchbox did send me a week and a half later a replacement Marcelle eyeliner.

The eyeliner is smooth and easy to apply. Take note that it comes in Charcoal so it will not be super black obviously.

It lasts throughout your day and does not smudge. It definitely was waterproof and did not budge luckily. There's nothing I hate more than it moving under my eyes during my day. It will automatically age you and make you look run down if that happens.


RITUALS- THE RITUAL OF AYURVEDA FOAMING SHOWER GEL


Retailing only at £4.50 for the full size. This was a sample size.

RITUALS THE RITUAL OF AYURVEDA FOAMING SHOWER GEL THE JANUARY 2018 BIRCHBOX BEAUTY BOX EDIT WITH OHH DEER FLATLAY

The packaging design is luxurious and well designed.

I love how little of the product goes a long way as it turns into a foam. Very useful and travel friendly. Great if your are going to the gym or swimming pool.

It smells divine thanks to the almond oil and Indian Rose components they were inspired from ancient beauty rituals. Let's face it OLD IS ALWAYS GOLD.

Leaves skin clean, smelling heavenly and soft. I personally would purchase happily the full size shower gel again.


AMIKA- PERK UP DRY SHAMPOO


Retailing at £20 for a full size. This was a sample size.

AMIKA PERK UP DRY SHAMPOO THE JANUARY 2018 BIRCHBOX BEAUTY BOX EDIT WITH OHH DEER FLATLAY

I have never been a fan of dry shampoos, I have always steered clear of these. I think not being able to wash my locks would totally send me in a frenzy.

This is one feature I like about Birchboxes, you get a chance to try products you probably would never think to purchase yourself.

It initially smells of hairspray but settles into a typical shampoo smell.

You should spray slightly concentrating on the roots and then working it through with your fingertips.

I guess the formula basically absorbs the oils produced by you hair giving you a refreshed look. I wouldn't take it as a hair washing alternative but rather an emergency hair freshen-up.

So if you are too busy to wash your hair you could just freshen it up with this dry shampoo to then resort to wash your hair the day after.


AFTERSPA - AMAZING MAKEUP REMOVER


Retailing at £5.50 for the full size item.

AFTERSPA AMAZING MAKEUP REMOVER THE JANUARY 2018 BIRCHBOX BEAUTY BOX EDIT WITH OHH DEER FLATLAY

I was dying to try this out. The idea of only needing water and a cloth to remove makeup and no other products got me so curious.

It is advised you wash it in the washing machine prior to use. Once you've got that out of the way, wet the cloth and massage it into your face in order to remove all the impurities and make-up.

OHH DEER 20% DISCOUNT


I am yet to redeem my 20% discount at the OHH DEER WEBSITE.

OH DEER 20 % DISCOUNT AND STICKERS THE JANUARY 2018 BIRCHBOX BEAUTY BOX EDIT WITH OHH DEER FLATLAY

I love that they provided some cute little stickers from their stationary brand to get you hooked on their designs.

THE JANUARY 2018 BIRCHBOX BEAUTY BOX EDIT WITH OHH DEER FLATLAY AND ALL THE INCLUDED PRODUCTS

You may chose to subscribe to their MONTHLY beauty box which retails at £10 plus £2.95 in delivery charges.


Otherwise you may chose to purchase the above products from the link below.

SHOP HERE

What were your thoughts? Were you overwhelmed or underwhelmed by this beauty box? 

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TO SHOW LOVE OR NOT TO SHOW LOVE THAT IS THE QUESTION

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Valentine's day has just passed and I find it's one of those days designed to show you love someone. 

APPLEYARD LONDON UK A DOZEN ROSES FLATLAY

Yes, there is much debate on celebrating love on a single day and not having to confine it to that particular day.
  The fact is that it's a chance for all of us to make that effort to show our appreciation for those we love.

Realistically we should mutually appreciate one another on a daily basis. This is a central pillar to a healthy relationship. 

APPLEYARD LONDON UK A DOZEN ROSES ZOOM IN

Love is the most beautiful component in life, it's that extra factor which gives you inner peace. This can be applied to all relationships, whether it's the love of self, family or partners.

If you do struggle with self love I have come up with a short guide on how to increase it.
CLICK ON THIS TO READ IT


Everyone is entitled to their opinions in regards to their love or hate for Valentine's Day.

I personally have shown to nor like or be bothered if this day was celebrated, when really this feeling was brought on by that fear that the other person would not want to bother to take the time to do something for me. For years I have not had any celebration on that day to the point I just gave up when it came to it.

APPLEYARD LONDON UK A DOZEN ROSES FLATLAY

I have always been the giver and the one who goes out of my way to make the efforts especially on special occasions.

There are some people who will just tell you they don't celebrate occasions such as birthdays or valentine's day. This will either be because of religious or personal choices they have made.

Unreciprocated efforts can build up resentment throughout time. 


Imagine if you are the only one going out of your way to show your care through ACTIONS.
What do you think is going to happen if it's always ONE WAY?

You will simply feel UNAPPRECIATED and DEMOTIVATED within your relationship.


All my experience has given me the opportunity to question why would someone not want to show you they want to make the effort to make you feel cared for??????????????


I am not talking about expecting diamonds but even the simplest effort goes a long way.
It shows you that the person actually wanted to make an effort FOR YOU.
A person shouldn't even have to ask.

This does not apply to everyone, there are unconventional couples which think differently.

I am the typical girl who dreams of a fairytale love. I was blessed enough to be brought up in a household were my parents were soul mates. Giving me a healthy look on love and setting the expectations bar very high.

OFFICIAL SAVANA RAE WITH A ROSE WEARING RED FOR LOVE


Then again is it set high?????


There are core values that should be present in our relationships.


RESPECT
LOYALTY
MUTUAL APPRECIATION


I find that as Millennials we have been very unlucky in the sense that most people have different priorities other than these values. I've noticed that fickle things drive people nowadays, like for example popularity based on follower count, going to clubs or even cheating. 

Reality has it that many of us are abused in our relationships on a daily basis. Some of us put up with it because everyone makes mistakes and to give them a chance. However, others stay because they are too scared to leave.

I can't stress how important it is to be in a healthy relationship. This will only make you grow in most sectors of your life.


Toxic relationships leave you feeling empty, broken and affect how you behave with those around you.
THEY ARE CALLED TOXIC FOR A GOOD REASON.

I never understood the phrase LOVE YOURSELF but now I fully comprehend it.
If you love yourself you will only accept the best for yourself and will not be in situations that hurt your heart. We all deserve to be loved and we all deserve the best.

Showing love is very important as actions will always be more meaningful than words. I could promise anyone the world but if my actions don't match those words, do my words have ANY VALUE?

Can you see why showing love is extremely important and reciprocating it is even more. 


I am all for SHOWING LOVE. 

Whoever is not may be choosing not to because they either guard their heart or they just don't love that SPECIFIC person.

Life is too short to keep playing games. You never know when it's the last time you will see a particular person. Build happy memories and appreciate on another because YOU NEVER KNOW what life may throw at you.

CHOSE TO SHOW LOVE I AM SURE YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.



FEBRUARY BIRCHBOX 2018 WHERE TRUE BEAUTY IS TIMELESS

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This beauty box edition focused on Birchbox's favourite timeless trends. Reminiscing and bringing back classic pieces can only refresh our minds.

February Birchbox 2018 edition flatlay

I am a great fan of products that have such an importance to be still present in this ever changing trending cosmetics market.

This edition I received included 3 full sized products and two sample sized ones.

February Birchbox 2018 edition flatlay with beauty crop pixi percy&reed luseta and models co products


THE BEAUTY CROP

February Birchbox 2018 edition flatlay with beauty crop closed mini palette

Retailing at £7 and its the full size product.

This mini eye palette is brilliant to keep handy in your handbag on the go thanks to it's portable size.
It has THE BEAUTY CROP logo encase in a square on the front of the plastic compact. Within it there is a trio of earthy tones. These pigments are part of their coffee inspired collection. The coffee component was included to increase brightness and reduce puffiness in the eye area.

It is possible to create a soft smokey eye with depth and definition.

February Birchbox 2018 edition flatlay with beauty crop open mini palette coffee edition

Can you believe that this is a palette they were using in the 70s? I find this fact mesmerizing and the fact that they are as pigmented as palettes on the market now blows me away. 

There was no fallout with use. 
This format reminds me of the new SMASHBOX mini palette trios.

I had never heard about this brand but if you look on their website you will end up purchasing everything. The packaging is beautiful and if their products are as great as this one, I am so excited to see more.

MODELco - GREEN CONCEALER

February Birchbox 2018 edition flatlay with model co conceal and correct green concealer

Retailing at £14 and its the full size product.

This concealer is green and waxy in consistency. It is quite easy to blend out and does cover imperfections such as redness just make sure that when you apply it you buff it out first to not give those zones a green coloration once you apply your foundation or concealer. I noticed that if you don't do that and you have light to medium coverage foundation or concealer the green will come through.

PERCY & REED - QUITE FRANKLY FLAWLESS FINISHING POLISH 

February Birchbox 2018 edition flatlay with percy and reed quite frankly flawless finishing polish

Retailing at £10 for the full size product, this is the sample size.

As per al Percy & Reed products it has that sweet distinctive aroma to it. Having a creamy consistency it is best a small amount is used through the hair.

It is a lightweight product which leaves hair smelling sweet and looking smooth. I enjoyed this particular product as I am one of those who dyes their hair and do need a good hair moisturiser to get that extra shine through it.

Very light weight product and love to be honest the sample size as I can carry it everywhere with me.

"I love this particular product from Percy & Reed."

LUSETA - COCONUT HAIR MASK 

February Birchbox 2018 edition flatlay with luseta coconut hair mask

Retailing at £32 for the full size product, this is the sample size.

The hair mask is of a creamy consistency and has a delightful coconut smell to it. 

Being designed for dry and colour treated hair as well as normal hair. It is great to leave onto hair for 5 minutes and then rinse. It promises to leave hair soft, silky and protected. 

I found that after use my hair took well to it. I smelled divine, I had a shine and in terms of protection I have no specific way to test this aspect of it but do hope it performs in this sense too. 

"Great and useful product to add to your hair routine."

PIXI - SHEA BUTTER LIP BALM IN PIXI PINK

February Birchbox 2018 edition flatlay with pixi shea butter lip balm

Retailing at £8 for this full size product.

I would say that this lip balm has quite a fuchsia pink colour to it. 

"It is highly pigmented and moisturising."

Lip balms are essential in your daily lip routine especially if like me you suffer from very dry lips.

I wear it around the house but this particular shade does not suit me. I would have much preferred a more neutral or nude colour.

It smells exactly like the old school Nivea lip balms, with that particular shea butter scent.

February Birchbox 2018 edition flatlay with pixi shea butter lip balm in pixi pink

CHEERZ - 10 FREE RETRO PHOTO PRINTS


I received a code to use in order to get 10 free retro prints. You do have to pay a £2 delivery fee.

I haven't redeemed this later yet.


Out of all the products provided the one I thought I would be most impressed with was the Pixi Lip Balm, however I would have to say that I was content with all the different brands provided.

This months subscription was truly worth it.
It does help that there were 3 FULL SIZE products available in mine.


I did find that not everyone gets the same products as they cater differently to your needs ,depending on the information you provide them with on your profile.


You may chose to subscribe to their MONTHLY beauty box which retails at £10 plus £2.95 in delivery charges.


Otherwise you may chose to purchase the above products from the link below.

SHOP HERE

What were your thoughts? Were you overwhelmed or underwhelmed by this beauty box? 

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FOR THE LOVE OF THE GRAM - A SHORT GUIDE FOR INCREASING SELF-LOVE DESPITE SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCE

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In this day and age we all know that there is a huge focus behind social media growth and influencer status reach.

Instagram started off as a simple platform for posting pictures, soon enough it developed into a multimillion pound marketing driving force.


I want to focus specifically on the Instagram application but this may apply to different social platforms too, i.e : Facebook, Youtube, Snapchat, etc...


Instagram has so much interesting content and impressive content creators. However, the bar is set very high on this well developed platform. When the bar is set as high as it is, growing may become an issue and not only because of this but also because of the new algorithms developed by Instagram mainly drive attention to the biggest accounts which undermine the rest no matter how good your content may be.

I have noticed that a lot of people have been affected by this big change and also a big loss in confidence has increased in my fellow influencers and those who follow me.

It is starting to worry me that people base their opinions on you and how likable you are on the basis of your follower count. How can you base it on this factor, rather than the core values of life. If you follow me on instagram as OFFICIALSAVANARAE I speak up on these topics on a regular basis and self-love plays a central focus on most of my stories topics.

Already, social media as magazines used to do at one time, set very hard parameters to abide by to fit into society's beauty parameters. 


What happens when this certain image of perfection is portrayed?

Well, unfortunately this causes those who follow you to feel discouraged within their own life and their own skin.

I get a lot of people especially the younger girls telling me they wished they had my life or even looked like me. As much as I find it flattering, I finding it worrying because are we discouraging the masses from our portrayal of perfection? Whether it's receiving complimentary products or in their eyes looking so beautiful, they feel they can't compete and I DO NOT AGREE WITH THAT.


I want to give you some self-love advice that I myself follow when I feel low, because let's face it we all have THOSE days.


This guide to increase self-love is one that I find incredibly useful, as my mom reminds most days that we all need to love ourselves first so that we can be at peace. Think about it this way, if you didn't love yourself, how can you feel at peace?


Remember that what you see online is the final product of great lighting, editing and the gift of making something or someone appealing. So take it as a virtual life NOT actual real life, because realistically you definitely do not know the ins and out of someones life but rather they are showing you the highlights within their days.

REMEMBER the fine line between REALITY and SHOWING YOUR HIGHLIGHT REEL ONLINE.


Remember that EVERYONE and I mean everyone is BEAUTIFUL IN THEIR OWN WAY. 

Embrace your beauty regardless of gender, ethnicity or health status. So, take a long look in the mirror and see what you like about yourself. focusing on the POSITIVE and ignoring what YOU take as negative. What YOU may take as negative might be someones dream attribute. 
Nowadays it's even easier as they have changed the strict beauty parameters we had to stick to and also brands tend to source all kinds of different individuals. 

Remember that we are all UNIQUE. 

No two people are the same, not even identical twins. Embody your INDIVIDUALITY. One of the things I personally love about the world itself is that EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT and I feel that the world is beautiful also because of this. 

Sometimes we get so convinced we are worthless either because someone conditioned us to think that way or because we conditioned ourselves, to the point that we get so used to that thought pattern. The problem with this is that no matter what we can't see our best parts.

Get into the habit of forcing yourself to believe that you are WONDERFUL not just beautiful.

FAKE THAT CONFIDENCE TILL YOU GET USED TO IT. 

I am not telling you to become this obnoxious overconfident individual but rather to up your spirits, which will increase your self-love in turn.
There is a big chance you may compare yourself or your life to these other people. Well, not everything you see is real, it is just a picture or video. You don't know the story behind it but rather what they would like you to see.

So for the LOVE THE GRAM, LOVE YOURSELF AND REMEMBER MY TIPS.



You can join the self-love party on your social media with the use #fashionselfloveparty and if you would like to read more self-love related posts visit www.storybehindthecloth.com


I would love to know if you have some tips for me. Feel free to comment below and let me know if you loved this post or have any extra advice.

Lots of Love,


HOW TO SLAY WITH THE LITTLE BLACK MELI DRESS BY MOTELROCKS

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We have all been guilty at times of Google searching how to slay in something, just out of curiosity of finding something to wear or a style to get inspiration from, especially when we've been stuck for ideas.

I know one thing and would have to agree with Karl Lagerfeld that YOU ARE NEVER OVER-DRESSER OR UNDERDRESSED WITH A LITTLE BLACK DRESS. 

I love a little black dress because you can match it to everything and anything. You can wear black to ALL occasions.

When in doubt I would always wear black.

top half of the Meli Dress and Choker in Fishscale Sequin Black Iridescent by Motel rocks

I know that one dress that no woman shouldn't be without is a little black dress.

There is no plain and boring when it comes to my choices in dresses as being a Leo I may well be guilty of wanting to be at least for a "little bit" the centre of attention and not only if I can be memorable it's a bonus.

I was given an array of clothes to choose from , by MotelRocks.com . If you follow my blog you will know that it's not the first feature I have done on them. I really am impressed with how consistent quality is within their brand and also how they DO NOT have the same exact clothing that all other brands have but rather have unique pieces you definitely won't find on MOST people.

I will add the links to the other pieces I was sent at the bottom of this piece, just to show you how beautiful the array they have is.


I ended up choosing a LITTLE BLACK DRESS, with a twist. Oh yes, I had to get a piece which had that X-FACTOR to get me to slay.


This is the Meli Dress and Choker in Fishscale Sequin Black Iridescent by Motel

full length shot of the Meli Dress and Choker in Fishscale Sequin Black Iridescent by Motel Rocks

It currently retails at £39, when originally was £60 which saves you a grand total of £21.
You can purchase this statement piece at www.MOTELROCKS.com

The Meli dress is the ultimate dress which portrays perfection and is ideal for events, nights out and celebrations but if you are someone like me you may wear it at home. Just kidding can you imagine me, strutting at home in the dress.  

The dress is a black fish scale sequin and when I mention sequins , brace yourselves, actual high quality sequins that don't show shedding as of yet. 

full length slash side view shot of the Meli Dress and Choker in Fishscale Sequin Black Iridescent by Motel Rocks

I hate those dresses you order and look nothing like the picture, but in this case the dress actually looks better live and worn. Since, this is the third piece I have received from them, I can't get over how high quality their brand pieces are.

I adore the fit of their dresses as the clinch at the waist eccentuates your figure in the most flattering of ways. It is a bodycon, mini fit with long sleeves. 

The neckline is NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED, as it exhibits a deep plunge.

I love how this dress comes with an adjustable chocker, which has buttons at the back to tie it with.

The great part of this BLACK piece is that with the lights it portrays hues of black and blue sparkles, definitely an outfit that will make you stand out from the crowd.

I wanted to show off the dress with out overpowering it with accessories so the main focus can be the dress only.


VIDEO ON HOW I GOT READY FOR THIS SLAY LOOK CLICK HERE

How would I slay it? Just wearing this will make you slay!!!!!!!!!!!! 

top shot of the Meli Dress and Choker in Fishscale Sequin Black Iridescent by Motel Rocks

I love the quality and how well worth the purchase is. You be the judge of it. The pictures speak for themselves.

So, what do you think definitely SLAY or NAY?

Comment below and let me know.

TO ALL THOSE WHO PURCHASE CLOTHES LET'S TAG THEM WITH @MOTELROCKS AND #MOTELROCKS.
Join my #MOTELROCKSARMY

"I received these products complimentary for testing purposes."

All opinions are truthful and my own.





FIRST LOOK AT THE MARC JACOBS MATTE GEL EYE HIGHLINERS. ARE THEY TRULY WORTH THE PURCHASE?

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What's better than starting the year other than with a Marc Jacobs Beauty product? The real question on your mind at this point is if it's worth the purchase.


Marc Jacobs beauty Matte Gel Highliners packaging flatlay shot and influenster box

I love how with Marc Jacobs products there is always an inspiration source that pushes this outstanding designer to develop something which can well become top of the line not only in terms of product design but also formula.

If you have experience with this brands creations you may have noticed that they are highly pigmented and you literally get your moneys worth as you usually require little product to get the desired look. Is this the case with this Matte Gel Eye Highliners?


Marc Jacobs beauty Matte Gel Highliners via Influenster packaging and two highliners with their cap off Pink of Me and Pop(ular)

Marc Jacobs was inspired by his Boldly Bright Resort 2017 Collection. This range promises extraordinary and intense shades.


This product line exhibits 12 different colours and memorable names.

EART(QUAKE) → dark brown
BROW(NIE) → medium brown
IRON(Y) → dark grey
FINE(WINE)  → suede red
POP(ULAR) → hot pink
WHIR(POOL) → teal
OUT OF THE BLUE → cobalt
MIST ME → lilac
DEJA BLU → powder blue
PINK OF ME → powder pink
OVER(NIGHT) → deep blue
GRAPE(VINE) → dark purple


Courtesy of Marc Jacobs together with influenster I was provided with two shades of the Matte Gel Eye Highliners, POP(ULAR) and PINK OF ME.

Marc Jacobs beauty Matte Gel Highliners via Influenster packaging and two highliners with their caps on Pink of Me and Pop(ular)

If you are a Marc Jacobs enthusiast like me you can imagine the excitement and the high expectations in using this product as their Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner is a sought award winner, the difference is that this new range has a matte finish with again a very high colour payoff.

The design as you can notice from my shots is outstanding, as usual they have pulled out all the stops, you are not looking at an actual typical pencil, but rather a lightweight metallic beautiful encasing with the MARC JACOBS logo. It has a rotating mechanism which allows the liner to be dispensed. Say goodbye to those horrid eyeliner sharpeners which allow for so much of the eyeliner to be wasted and say hello to the future with their inbuilt sharpening end.

Marc Jacobs beauty Matte Gel Highliner Pop(ular) with the cap open and inbuilt sharpener on the side via Influenster packaging
MARC JACOBS MATTE GEL HIGHLINER IN THE SHADE POP(ULAR)

Marc Jacobs beauty Matte Gel Highliner Pink of Me with the cap open and inbuilt sharpener on the side via Influenster packaging
MARC JACOBS MATTE GEL HIGHLINER IN THE SHADE PINK OF ME

PRO SHARPENING TECHNIQUE


Take a tissue and rotate the tip within it for a sharpened edge.

I love this part as I have a hideous relationship when it comes to having to sharpen all my eyeliners and lip liners.

If you are a Marc Jacobs Beauty lover, it will come to no surprise that the design cannot be flawed.

The most important aspect of reviewing beauty products comes from analysing how well the formula does. This is a key component and if design cannot be flawed even better.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

My opinion is based on the two shades I was provided, they have a lot to live up to as I previously mentioned that their previous range which is not matte in consistency is an award winning product.

First impressions always set the tone for me, however time does put makeup through true tests.

As soon as I used the highliner to swatch, I noticed how well it glided on the skin and how intense the colour appeared only with one swipe. It feels of soft wax type of material rather than those hard pencil most brands develop for eyeliners.

The great thing about it is also that it is not a dry product but rather gives you time to work with it before it sets.

 It provides a smudge proof matte finish. There is no glitter within this range at all.

The worry always around these type of formulas is whether or not it will be able to be precise upon application as it is a must that eyeliners have this specific feature. Luckily, it was incredibly precise and precision will persist as it sets. This for me is so important and got me incredibly excited as I knew I would be able to create eye looks with an artistic finish.

I found that the best feature of this product formula is that before setting it will give you up to 15 seconds to even work with it depending on which makeup eye look you are going, hence you will be to smudge and build the product depending on your needs other than using it as an eyeliner or on the waterline. 

How awesome is that? 

I enjoy to use products who have multiple uses as it really makes it worth the money.

What does this mean to you though? 

Simple, imagine that you can use it as an eyeshadow base or even to create a smokey eye and not as a plain an simple eyeliner.

THIS IS DEFINITELY A HIGHLINER.


Marc Jacobs beauty Matte Gel Highliners Pink of Me and Pop(ular) without the cap via Influenster packaging flatlay

The pigment of the highliners is very intense for both POP(ULAR) and PINK OF ME, I think I expected it with POP(ULAR) however with PINK OF ME I was incredibly surprised as it is a very light colour and light eyeliners usually tend to fade and have a hard time showing up.


Another big question on your mind must be if the product long lasting or does it just disappear or smudge off. There's nothing worse that this, as your makeup look will fall apart and you will end up looking like a hot mess.

This gel formula is waterproof which is very useful especially for lining the waterline or inner corners of your eyes.


Lets face it though, some eyeliner can add years to your face especially if they set in all the wrong places especially if you have been wearing it for hours. This did not seem to be the case in this instance.

I have created two looks using all the techniques it promises to fulfill with only a single product, these being SMUDGING, BUILDING UP PRODUCT, CREATING A SMOKEY EYE and LINING THE EYE TO CREATE A DESIGN or use it as a simple eyeliner.

FIRST LOOK


I created this look by using PINK OF ME AS A SHADOW , then also on the waterline and eye corner. Topping it off with a black eyeliner and lashes.

I did also use the VELVET NOIR mascara.

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THE VELVET NOIR

EYE CLOSE UP WITH PINK OF ME MATTE GEL HIGHLINER BY MARC JACOBS TO CREATE A CUT CREASE AND ON THE WATERLINE PLUS EYE CORNER
EYELID CLOSE UP WITH PINK OF ME CUT CREASE LOOK AS WELL AS ON THE WATERLINE

FULL LOOK WITH PINK OF ME BY MARC JACOBS MATTE GEL HIGHLINER TO CREATE A CUT CREASE AND ON THE WATERLINE PLUS EYE CORNER
FULL LOOK WITH THE PINK OF ME MATTE GEL EYE HIGHLINER BY MARC JACOBS

SECOND LOOK

I wanted to make sure that for this look I only used the PINK OF ME and POP(ULAR) MATTE GEL HIGHLINERS, to show you how you can do EVERYTHING with these.

I have used POP(ULAR) as a liner and as a crease shadow. I have also smudged it under my lower lashes.

I have used PINK OF ME to add a pop to the look as well as in the inner eye corner, lid and waterline.

Full action and uses that you can watch on my Instagram video.

FULL LOOK USING ONLY PINK OF ME AND POP(ULAR) BY MARC JACOBS MATTE GEL HIGHLINERS TO CREATE A CUT CREASE AND ON THE WATERLINE PLUS EYE CORNER
FULL EYE MAKEUP LOOK USING ONLY PINK OF ME AND POP(ULAR) MATTE GEL HIGHLINERS
BY MARC JACOBS

EYE CLOSE UP USING ONLY PINK OF ME AND POP(ULAR) BY MARC JACOBS MATTE GEL HIGHLINERS TO CREATE A CUT CREASE AND ON THE WATERLINE PLUS EYE CORNER
CLOSE UP OF THE EYE MAKEUP LOOK USING ONLY PINK OF ME AND POP(ULAR) MATTE GEL HIGHLINERS BY MARC JACOBS

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Marc Jacobs Beauty you have done it again this is such a great and versatile product. I was thoroughly impressed and can't deny I am pleasantly surprised as it justifies the price point. I am so happy with how many EFFICIENT uses this product exhibits. 


You may have noticed I put emphasis on the word efficient, this is simply because I managed to work with the product in many ways and the colour just popped not only on the waterline but even on the eyelid.

I am excited with this range as not everyone goes for shine containing eyeliners , it's great that Marc Jacobs lived up to the high expectations set already by their award winning Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayons . It's no secret that I do love a matte finish so this product really did it for me.

In regards to these two particular shades, they are equally as high quality as one another, they are creamy, rich in colour and very easy to work with. 

I was so impressed with the pigment, how the product is long-lasting and stays put.

I CAN WITHOUT A DOUBT ADVISE THAT THESE ARE WELL WORTH THE PURCHASE.


The Matte Gel Eye Highliners retail at £20 and you may purchase them at John Lewis .

What was your impression of the highliners? Have you tried them before? If not, would you? It would be great to hear your feedback in the comments section.


"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

All opinions are truthful and my own.
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