I am going to start off by saying that I am not usually a fan of full coverage foundations. In the past, I have found them to be flat looking, cakey and not quite as full coverage as they claim to be. However, I just couldn’t help but purchase the Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(Marc)Able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate when the Marc Jacobs line landed at Harrods.
The Re(Marc)Able foundation claims to provide flawless full coverage that lasts 24 hours with a light weight oil free formula. The highly pigmented formula is infused with Marc Jacobs’ patented golden pigments which are encased in lecithin (an ingredient that is similar to skin) to provide a soft matte finish. It comes in a frosted glass bottle – which actually feels quite heavy compared to my other foundations – and under the lid is a “dot” applicator which you unscrew and use to dot the foundation onto your face. I do find this applicator slightly unhygienic, however I am willing to look past that as this foundation is just so good.
To find my correct match I looked at photographs online of swatches and read the descriptions of the shades on Sephora.com. I chose Ivory 12 as it was the lightest shade with yellow undertones and looked to be a good match for my skin (I wear NC15-NC20 in MAC for reference). I would say that Ivory is nearer NC20 in MAC but it looks fine on me once blended into my skin and slightly down my neck. I have used both a Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush and the Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush to apply the foundation and both worked well, I imagine this foundation would work well with a beauty blender for a sheerer coverage. Be aware that a little goes a long way with this foundation, I would recommend starting off with a few dots of foundation, blending it out and then adding more to achieve the coverage you require.
As you can see from the photographs above the foundation alone does a fantastic job at covering redness, evening out the skin tone and covering blemishes. One of my favourite things about this foundation is that it looks really natural on the skin, yes you can tell you are wearing makeup but it does not look cakey or flat, it provides more of a satin finish in my opinion. I did set the foundation with the Soap & Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder but as you can see from the final photograph it has lasted really well on my skin without being touched up. I also found that the foundation did not oxidise throughout the day. I did get slightly shiny on my forehead and nose but no where near as much as usual, I also had not used my mattifying primer (Becca Ever Matte Priming Perfector) prior to applying the foundation. I have since tried the foundation again with a mattifying primer and at the end of the day there was only very minimal shine on my nose and forehead.
As you can probably tell, I love this foundation. It is definitely my new go to foundation when I want full coverage. In fact, I want to wear it all of the time as I just love the finish and the way it lasts on my skin. The Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(Marc)Able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate retails for £37 and is available here.