Review | Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(Marc)Able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

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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.

Top R-L - Before foundation, Foundation alone; Bottom R-L - Full face of makeup, After 6 hours wear and no touch ups

Top R-L – Before foundation, Foundation alone; Bottom R-L – Full face of makeup, After 6 hours wear and no touch ups

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.

Review and Swatches | Marc Jacobs Beauty “The Lolita” Style Eye-Con No.7 Plush Eyeshadow

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Something exciting has happened, Marc Jacobs Beauty is now available in the UK online at Harrods – waves hands in the air and shout woohoo. I will have a review coming soon of my most recent Marc Jacobs Beauty purchase. However, todays post is about the very first Marc Jacobs Beauty product I ever purchased, the Style Eye-Con No.7 Plush Eyeshadow in “The Lolita”.

As with “The Dreamer” (see my review here), the quality of the eyeshadows is fantastic, both the shimmers and mattes are pigmented, smooth and they all blend together beautifully.

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I feel that this is a good basic eyeshadow palette as it is not too warm and it is not too cool. It has everything you need to create a more natural day time look or a smokey evening look. The dark brown works well as a more subtle eyeliner  and I just love the effect you get from applying the fifth shade all over the lid or in the inner corner, it has almost a duo chrome finish to it – the photo really does not do it justice. 

As I said before, these palettes are not cheap but they are well worth the money. The Style Eye-Con No.7 Plush Eyeshadow palettes retail for £45 and are available here.

Review and Swatches | Marc Jacobs Beauty “The Dreamer” Style Eye-Con No.7 Plush Shadow

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“The Dreamer” was the second eyeshadow palette I purchased from the Marc Jacobs Beauty line, “The Lolita” was the first (review coming soon). I am a huge lover of warm toned eyeshadows, as they really bring out the blue in my eyes, so this is why I decided to purchase this palette.

The quality of Marc Jacobs eyeshadows is outstanding, even the matte shades, which are sometimes a problem in other palettes. The shadows are highly pigmented and blend together seamlessly, making it easy to create a beautiful look.

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My favourite colour in the palette has to be the very last colour on the right. It’s a gorgeous intense gold that leans slightly more orange than yellow. It looks lovely packed all over the lid with the edges blended out and swept under the lash line with tons of mascara for a simple yet put together look. That’s the kind of look I like to wear a lot in the summer as it is simple but gives of that bronzed goddess vibe when paired with bronzed skin.

I am glad they included a dark matte brown in the palette. This shade works well to deepen the outer corner, smoke out the lash line or placed thinly along the lash line as a more subtle eyeliner. I love that this palette is so versatile. You can create lighter day time looks or add in the darker gold and dark brown for a more smokey evening look.

The Marc Jacobs Beauty Plush Shadow palettes are not cheap, but I believe they are really worth the money. The packaging looks classy and the palette is perfect for travelling as it is sleek and sturdy. Each palette retails for $59 and they are available here.