I used the two golden hues from my MAC Indulge haul: Gilt Gourmet (fluidline) and Three Ring Yellow (eyeshadow).
Now, before I get on with the business of the FOTD, let me give a closer look at the products I used. I finally got to dig into the Marc Jacobs Foundation and I have to say that so far… I’m a fan. The super thin formula is best applied for me using fingers. I find that the brush ate a lot of product, and I did a better job of ‘massaging the formula’ (it tends to bond to the skin like MAC Face & Body) into my skin.
My color is Cocoa Light. I strongly suggest you try these foundations in person before committing because the range is … interesting. Beige looks more like ‘grey’ — but then swatches an actual beige in real life. Golden (which you’d think would be my color range) is more like Golden Beige… even the darkest shade (which is confusingly ‘golden medium’ , NOT ‘golden dark’. I tested this theory multiple times and Golden Medium is definitely richer in color and slightly darker than Golden Dark). Cocoa initially looked to me to be a flat ‘brown’ variation, but I found that under stronger lights (camera flash… or outdoors in sunlight) it magically picked out my yellow undertones nicely.
I’ll give the flash on the camera credit for picking up that warmth. In weak light… the color looked very flat and a dullish brown to me.
The pen is ‘click action’ , to dispense as little or as much product as you need. The formula is very dense; I found that ‘half’ a click (without fully depressing the clicker at the bottom) was plenty of product for both eyes.
Number 00 is a perfectly balanced neutral yellow tone. At first I thought it would be too ‘ashy’ — but it warms up if you use the smallest amount of product. A little bit goes a very long way.
Marc Jacobs Brow Tamer (Invisible)
Designer Marc Jacobs is collaborating with Sephora to release a full line of makeup. From brow gel to concealer to lipsticks, the line covers almost every aspect of making up — from start to finish. Jacobs says he was inspired to start playing with ‘color’ (his runway models have been traditionally ‘plain faced’ until recently), while working with Francios Nars.
One of the more interesting additions to the line is a ‘Lip Gel’ – which had me a bit confused at first. It looks like a lipstick (comes in a traditional lipstick tube, with a bullet reminiscent of a pair of Marc Jacobs pumps that I sported about 15 years ago). So I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it.
I have the color in ‘Seduce Me’ (the entire Marc Jacobs line features cheeky names… much in the spirit of NARS or OPI), which is a soft berry color.
Now, here’s why they call it a lip gel. You know those ‘jelly’ finishes you get from some nail polishes and lip glosses? This is a more ‘solid’ version of that finish. This lipstick is highly pigmented and moisturizing, and leaves a jelly like finish on the skin.
The formula is extremely comfortable on the lips. I put this lipstick on dry (nearly chapped) lips, and it plumped them up beautifully. Without makeup remover, this lipstick will leave a bit of a stain. I used makeup remover to get it off completely.
Marc Jacobs Beauty will be available August 9th, at Sephora and on sephora.com. You can preview the line HERE.