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- Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème
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Color RangeEditor: 80%
Lasting PowerEditor: 70%
Value For MoneyEditor: 80%
Get ready for all the liquid lipsticks that will be launched in 2017! Even if it’s not a super new formula, I think we reached the peak of its popularity (before its decline?) And all the makeup brands without exception will release their version. So today, let me introduce you to the Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème!
Indie makeup brands launched the first matte liquid lipsticks about three years ago, and since last year, all the more conventional makeup brands are also releasing their own version of liquid lipsticks. Obviously, it’s not a big innovation anymore, but on the other hand, the formulas of the conventional makeup brands are usually very well made and they often add some lip care ingredients in the formula, and they have a more luxurious packaging. So it may be worthwhile taking a look at what classic brands have to offer in this lipstick category! wink
I heard great things about the Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème. They are not really 100% matte liquid lipsticks but rather satin/ semi-matte ones. They remind me of my favorite from ColourPop, the Ultra Satin Lip, still my favorite liquid lipsticks ever.
I think I prefer these type of finishes, more flattering on the lips than the totally matte finishes.
I bought two colors: Slow Burn and Shush Blush and here are my impressions:
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème, presentation:
What the brand says about them:
“A hydrating, eight-hour wear, liquid lipstick in a range of bold, full-coverage nudes.
Lasting wear meets hydration for a completely new liquid lipstick sensation with Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème. Enjoy the indulgent creaminess of this lipstick—now available in a luxurious liquid formula that glides onto lips so that they stay looking plump and full all day long. Formulated with Brazilian cupuaçu butter and collagen, the rich, creamy texture always feels cushiony, and lips never appear lined or cracked. Featuring a range of bold nudes and a delicate vanilla scent, each stroke of the velvety doe-foot applicator delivers unexpected, full, nude coverage with a subtle, satin sheen. “
The brand describes them as liquid lipsticks with a satin finish, but for me, they have more of a semi-matte finish. They become more matte after a few minutes although at first, they are quite shiny when you just apply them.
The formula is creamy, and they don’t dry completely like a classic matte liquid lipstick, so they remain a little bit sticky on the lips, and they also transfer.
They are super comfortable, and I would even say I find them moisturizing. The brand speaks about some lip care ingredients added to the formula like Brazilian cupuaçu butter and collagen. They are indeed very flattering on the lips because they don’t emphasize at all the fine lines you may have, on the contrary, they have a plumping effect, which I appreciate more and more (because I’m old lol).
There are six colors available in the range. They are rather on the neutral side, there is no red, no pink, no violet, etc. in the range. At the moment, I can’t get enough nudes, so it doesn’t bother me too much! But I still hope there will be other colors, maybe this summer?
The brand also speaks of a long-lasting effect (8h).
They retail for $28. It’s Marc Jacobs, the prices are usually high, so it’s not a surprise.
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème, my test and thoughts:
The packaging is very simple. It’s a black lacquered plastic bottle with a silver ring. A nice little detail: you can see the color of the product through a small transparent circle on the tube.
I find it quite classy and elegant, although I regret a little its simplicity. The Marc Jacobs packagings always have a little extra stuff that makes me feel like it’s worth the price. But here, it’s very sober (almost too much).
It’s a liquid texture but quite creamy, like a real melted lipstick. It’s rather easy to apply, it doesn’t smudge, and it’s easy to spread on the lips.
The brand speaks of a delicate vanilla fragrance. I’m not so sure about that. It’s a pretty heavily sweet and chemical fragrance. I was expecting something more subtle from Marc Jacobs. Luckily, the scent doesn’t last and is not too heavy.
The foam applicator is rather small and precise. Also, the formula doesn’t really set, so you can take your time to draw nice contours.
– Pigmentation and coverage:
The pigmentation and the coverage are very good and in one layer! The two shades I own are great and easy to apply on the lips.
– Finish and feeling on the lips:
When you apply it, it leaves a satin finish on the lips (I would call it shiny, it’s not really like a gloss or a lip lacquer) but it dries more and more on the lips throughout the day, and 2-3 hours after, it becomes semi-matte.
However, they don’t completely dry out like conventional matte lipsticks, which means that they’re not 100% without transfer. I find that the formula behaves very well on the lips, they don’t smudge and are rather easy to live.
I also feel that they’re moisturizing, it’s really a very comfortable formula. Even when they become semi-matte, they’re not drying and leave the lips very supple.
– Lasting power:
The lasting power is decent, but clearly, they don’t last 8h on me. After a meal, you have to do a touch-up. They last more something like 5-6 hours on me, which is not bad! They keep a good intensity on the lips.
The outline is a little less sharp at the end of the day, but with this kind of neutral colors, it’s not very noticeable.
The price is aligned with the luxury image of the brand, they retail for $28 for 3.5 ml of product. Not the cheapest, but not the most expensive either. wink
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème, the shades:
The range of 6 colors is mostly neutral: nudes, dusty pinks, browns… No bright reds, nor fuchsia pink. I was quite surprised, but I imagine that the range will grow soon?
I chose two pinky nudes (= my kind of nude, I’m not a fan of colors that look like a concealer, as it seems to be the case for the Light Buff shade).
– Slow Burn: a stunning pinky brown. You probably know that it’s typically the kind of shades I’m obsessed with, but I must say that this one is particularly stunning! It’s not too mauve, neither too brown nor too pink, it’s just perfect! This color goes with all makeup looks, and it just has the right intensity to subtly enhance the lips. FYI, if you are a fan of this particular color, there is also a Slow Burn in the range of the Le Marc Lip Crème lipsticks. And it’s exactly the same shade! wink
– Shush Blush: a darker warm dusty pink. I thought it would be a raspberry pink but not at all. It’s such a pretty and flattering color. It gives a soft glow to my face when I don’t want to rock a bright shade.
Finally, here are the swatches:
And on me:
– Slow Burn:
– Shush Blush:
- very nice color range, not a lot of colors but they are all beautiful
- a pretty satin finish which becomes a semi-mat after a few hours
- not drying at all, they are almost moisturizing on the contrary
- very good pigmentation and opacity
- the applicator is quite precise, you can draw a nice sharp and precise contour
- the price, they are not cheap
- you can feel them a little on the lips, they're not the lightest formula I tested (maybe because they don't dry)
- I would have liked more colors, the color range is not the widest (only 6)
- they transfer a little (but they don't move during the day and you don't need to pay too much attention to them during the day, they are quite easy to wear)
- I don't love their scent. At that price, I would have liked a more refined perfume
I really like this lipstick range, which I find easy and very pleasant to wear! The color range is quite short and a little too focused on the nudes, but I must say that I’m very fond of these subtle shades. They’re stunning (OK maybe except Light Buff tongue )!
And you, have you tried the Marc Jacobs The Marc Liquid Lip Crème lipsticks? Which shades are on your wish-list?
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