Happy Tuesday! 🙂

Header2 I’m bringing you a whole lot of Marc Jacobs today!!

By now you know that I am all about that affordable makeup life, but like any girl, when given the opportunity to try luxury products, I always jump to do so! I recently blogged about how I’ve been loving highlighter, so when Influenster wanted to send me the Marc Jacobs Beauty Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator, I could not pass it up! influenster marc jacobs glow stickI can’t lie, when I initially saw this product I thought it was a fabulous/shimmering/travel sized deodorant. Call me crazy, but the packaging could not resemble a stick of deodorant any more if it tried. Not to mention, it is pretty fragrant for face makeup! But I digress. 🙂marc jacobs glow stick illuminator

Indoor vs. outdoor swatch!
Indoor vs. outdoor swatch

While this would make a fancy antiperspirant, it makes for a much more impressive highlighter. The pearly gold + silver pigments claim to make your complexion beam with covetable youthful light! You simply sweep a soft synthetic bristled brush or a makeup sponge across the glow stick + lightly apply it to the high points of your face; your forehead, the bridge of your nose, the tips of your cheekbones, your cupids bow, and along the décolletage…

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I liiiiike!!
I liiiiike!!

My thoughts:

Two thumbs up! This highlighter was super simple to apply and looked absolutely gorgeous on. I was concerned about applying it over my makeup in fear that it’d remove my foundation or bronzer, but I was pleasantly surprised when everything remained intact. The unique formula goes on smoothly, evenly, and lasted on my skin far longer than any highlighting powder I’ve ever used. The shimmer is incredibly pigmented… if you think it looks good indoors, wait until you go outside!


Overall, I was certainly impressed! Retailing at $42 I find it to be a little steep, BUT it’s comparable in price to most other high end + popular highlighters on the market. On the bright side [no pun intended], I think that the quality is unparalleled + the product itself will definitely last you for quite a while. I love that it’s not your traditional pressed powder highlight – I break those suckers far too easily. The odds of me destroying this product are low, which is a win in itself lol.

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If you’re into highlighter + like to put your dollars towards high quality makeup, I’d absolutely recommend you try! 🙂 You can order online by clicking here!

While we’re on the Marc Jacobs train, I have another little surprise for you!! MJB was hosting an Instagram contest for their Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara in March, and I decided to enter…

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To my complete surprise, I WON!! marc jacobs velvet noir

Marc Jacobs sent me a year supply of their Velvet Noir Mascara! Once it arrived, I gave a few tubes away to friends/family, but I really wanted to do giveaway for YOU GUYS!! 🙂 marc jacobs velvet noir mascara

So I decided to send one tube of Marc Jacob’s Velvet Noir mascara to SIX lucky winners!! marc jacobs velvet noir giveaway

Yes, you’ve got six chances to win! 🙂

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Mandatory: You must fill out this contact form. This is your official entry! –>  Giveaway closed
  2. Mandatory: Please make sure that you’re subscribed to my blog! If you’re on a computer, simply enter your e-mail address in the upper right hand column of this page. If you’re on your mobile phone, it will be at the very bottom of this page!
  3. Optional: Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite mascara is!
  4. Optional: Subscribe to my new YouTube channel! 🙂
  5. Optional: Follow me on Instagram!
  6. Optional: Like my Facebook page!

This giveaway is now closed + winners are being contacted via e-mail with shipping information on Tuesday, June 28th! 🙂

Good luck everyone!!


76 comments on “MARC JACOBS Highlighter Review + Surprise Giveaway!”

  1. Wow, Amanda did ithe highlight last all day? My fave mascara is a toss up Diorshow for high end or my good ole reliable maybelline the one in the pink and green tube!

    • Yes! The highlighter lasted for-ever!! 🙂 I tried Diorshow before and really wanted to love it, but it didn’t really cooperate with my lashes. 🙁 However, I love the good old pink and green tube – that bad boy will never let you down!! haha

  2. I thought the same exact thing when I seen it in the store! I was “ooohhh fancy deodorant nice!!” And then I smelt it lmao 🙈 Do we enter the giveaway right in the comment box too? Xo

  3. Omg a years supply of mascara?! That’s amazing and so sweet of you to share! I’m loving Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect mascara. It’s only $5 and so good!

  4. Omgsh girl!!! I am just soooo happy you won!! And how kind of you to give some away!! You are just beyond sweet!! PS That highlighter is gorgeous!! Then again, anything is gorgeous on you!! I am totally going to have to pick it up!! As you know, I follow you on everything!! Facebook, YouTube, IG, and HERE!! I also entered!! I really love the Covergirl The Supersizer mascara and I can’t wait to see who all wins this amazing giveaway!! Good luck to everyone!!

    • Thanks girlfriend! I know, you’re such a huge support!! I appreciate it so much! I’m so excited for this giveaway too — there are a ton of entries, I wish I had enough to send to everyone!! I’m not sure that I’ve tried the CG Supersizer mascara…I’ll have to look into that!!!

  5. LOVE It! Of course you won, you’re eye lashes are seriously out.of.this.world! You’re such a sweetheart for sharing the goodies! 🙂 My favorite mascara is Hynt Beauty NOCTURNE Mascara! It’s clean and natural and works really well! 🙂

    • Thank you for entering! I’m so happy to share – it’s a really great product!! I’ve never heard of that mascara! I love a clean, natural product for everyday lashes!! XO

  6. you look gorgeous as always! and that’s aaaaamazing that you won a whole year supply! so awesome- I’m loving Big Falsies mascara by Avon, it’s really affordable and I can do a double coat for a night time look without clumping- a plus in my book! xox

    • Thank you so much! I was so excited to win, but had no idea what I’d do with all of that product! I’m really glad I was able to host a giveaway. I haven’t tried that Avon mascara, but it sounds pretty wonderful. Will have to keep it on my radar!! 🙂 XOX

  7. Congratulations on winning! That’s so exciting!! I tried your favorite Maybelline Falsies mascara in my $20 makeup challenge I posted last week. I really enjoyed the brownish black shade, but it didn’t give me the amazing results it gave you. Lol. My favorite is L’oreal’s Telescopic Shocking Extensions, it separates every single one of my lashes and gives them tons of added length. I don’t think I could pull off that highlighter, though, because I usually stay away from all highlighters with my oily skin. But it looks beautiful on you! So natural and fresh for the summer months! 🙂

    • Awww so bummed you weren’t a falsies fan! I’ll have to go check out your post!! Finding a mascara that works for you is really all about the right brush. Most formulas are decent but a brush shape that compliments your lashes is everything. I have heard so.many.people. RAVE about L’Oreal’s Telescopic! I have got to get my hands on some ASAP!! 🙂

      • That’s exactly why! When I was using it, I could totally tell how it would work for your lashes because they’re already longer than mine to start out. But the L’oreal Telescopic and the Telescopic Shocking Extensions are two different mascaras. I like the Shocking Extensions version sooo much better! I think the formula inside the tube is pretty much the same on each, but the wand is much more sturdy on the Shocking Extensions version which really helps separate and build the length. I had to buy my last one on Amazon because I can’t find it in stores anywhere!

  8. Love the look of this highlighter, I might have to splurge! My every day mascara is Maybelline Mega plush volume express. I keep Diorshow in my bag as well but I only apply that over a mascara usually for a night out, I find it too clumpy on its own for an everyday. Findings the perfect mascara is life’s biggest dilemma!

    • Thank you! It’s definitely the most unique highlighter I’ve ever tried! I’ve used + loved the Maybelline Mega plush before — overall, I’m a big fan of most Maybelline mascara’s! 🙂 I wish so badly that I could love Diorshow! It didn’t work very well for me, but a lot of people get amazing results with it!

  9. Highlighter on FLEEK!!!!! Omg it looks amazing… thanks for sharing! AND a year supply of mascara… WHAT?!?!?! Good for you girlfriend.. I need to get me some of that! Lol 🙂

    • Thanks girlie!! Such a cool highlighter to use – it really pops on your face! And yayyyy thanks for entering!!! I wish I had enough to send to everyone!!

  10. My favorite mascara is they’re real by benefit!! Just wanted to say I loved reading this so funny and cute!

  11. What an awesome giveaway!! And I love the highlighter you shared. I recently switched over to Marc Jacobs eyeliner and have been using Buxom mascara. I’m always up for trying to new product! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you so much for entering! Definitely a wonderful highlighter product! 🙂 I haven’t tried the Buxom mascara, but it sounds pretty great! Good luck!! XOXO

  12. LOVE!! I love MJ but don’t own too many of their beauty products! Awesome giveaway, i just entered. I already follow you on IG so that is my optional portion of entry! 🙂
    favorite mascara is maybelline falsies (purple tube) but i’m up for using new products all the time! hope i win!<3
    thanks for the awesome review and giveaway!

    • Yay!!! Thanks so much for entering + for already supporting! 🙂 I LOVE Maybelline Falsies – it’s my all time favorite. My current lash combo is 2 coats of MJ Velvet Noir + 1 coat of Falsies. They make a perfect pair! Good luck girlie!!! XOXO

  13. That highlighter does sound wonderful, but at $42 all that I can think about is that is the cost for Bruce Wayne’s Lyme Disease vaccination 🙁 LOL.

    Right now, my favorite mascara and current one I’ve been using is my YSL babydoll mascara, but I’m pretty sure it’s past its shelf life and I should move on ….

    • Haha aw you are the BEST Mama to that boy!! But I’m with you, I normally wouldn’t splurge on a highlighter that pricey, but it is pretty fab!! I haven’t tried YSL’s baby doll, but I may have to!! Thank you for entering — good luck!!! XOXO 🙂

  14. So many amazing things in one post!! First, I’ve been seeing that highlighter everywhere and am obsessed! I need to get my hands on it!! Second, that’s amazing you won!! How exciting!!! My favorite right now would definitely have to be the Loreal Voluminous mascara!

    • Thanks girlie!! Such a cool highlighter – so different than anything I’ve ever used before! And I’ve been dying to try L’Oreal’s Voluminous and Telescopic mascaras! Soo many people rave about them!! Glad to hear you’re a fan too! 🙂

  15. That is so awesome that you won! It looks great too! Right now I’m using a mascara from Clinique, but one of my favorite mascaras is one I found in an Ipsy bag called It’s So Big. It’s really awesome! Except you have to order online only. But still! 🙂

  16. Your lashes are perfection!! I remember one of your older posts on Insta talking about mascara and my favorite is Maybelline’s Falsies. I always get compliments when wearing it! I also like Clinique’s high impact mascara. Sometimes I’ll wear them both! This Velvet Noir looks like the rea deal! Love great lashes!

    • Thank you so much, love! YESSS I love that you love The Falsies. It’s seriously the best! I am still a huuuuuge fan of it too! Lately, I’ve actually been wearing 2 coats of Velvet Noir + 1 coat of Falsies…it makes the perfect lash combo! 🙂

  17. It keeps saying page not found when I try to submit my information to enter 🙁 But my favorite mascara is probably maybelline the rocket! Its the only one that gives me perfect lashes every time and its not too heavy so it holds my curl. Oo, that or the covergirl starters one! It seriously made my lashes SUPER LONG! But the force really is with that stuff cause it does not like coming off!

    • Oh no!!! Sometimes WordPress can be finicky, but I did see that your entry came through, so no worries! I love nearly every Maybelline mascara that I try, the rocket sounds pretty wonderful, I may have to get my hands on that soon!! Thanks for entering, girlie — good luck! XO

  18. Ohmygoodness your lashes are ah-mazzzing!! 😍
    I’m currently rocking Maybelline Colossal Volum’Express (hey drugstore prices 🙌🏻), but I would LOVE to try the MJ!!

  19. My favourite mascara is Babydoll by Yves Saint Laurent! I’ve never tried Marc Jacobs makeup but I’d love to 🙂
    P.S. I love your blog! Your posts are very detailed! I am following you on all socials <3

  20. I am so torn about mascara. I used to use this awesome stuff from Bare Essentials, but the formula must have changed, because it’s just not the same. I like a more natural look, with a little length but find that it gets too clumpy! I am still searching for the perfect mascara.

    • Ugh, what a bummer — I hate when they switch up the formula on ya! 🙁 I used to love one of Bare Essentials mascaras too! Finding the perfect one can be tricky!!

  21. These are such beautiful photos, Amanda! Your skin is absolutely glowing!

    My favorite mascara is They’re Real! xx

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