Round-up: Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Overview & Thoughts

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) falls short in two areas: not the 10-hour wear time claimed (more like four to six hours) nor “ultra-hydrating” as marketed. I’m always curious about the process a brand goes through before attaching such a specific claim and how they arrived at such a claim. If a lipstick lasted ten hours and was intensely hydrating, it would surely be a top notch formula, as that’s really the holy grail: long-wearing lip color that’s not just comfortable but moisturizing and improves the health of your lips as you wear it. You typically get really long-wear paired with a more drying/non-hydrating formula or a superbly hydrating formula with more middling wear. For the most part, the shades I tried were nicely pigmented, creamy enough to glide on easily, and were mostly non-drying (a few were drying over time). The formula has a sweet, floral scent but no discernible taste.

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Marc Jacobs Have We Met & Eat Cake Sheer Lip Gels

Marc Jacobs Beauty Have We Met? (108) Sheer Lip Gel ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “shimmering warm pink.” It’s a medium, rosy pink with warm, yellow undertones and gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff that delivered fairly even coverage. The more emollient consistency made it easy to apply and felt comfortable once on, though the wear was only three hours. The formula felt lightly hydrating to me, but some of the shimmer and color pulled into lip lines over time. MAC I’m In (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. MAC Bare Hug (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. Too Faced Metallic Tu-tu (P, $21.00) is darker. Bobbi Brown Ballerina Shimmer (12) (P, $26.00) is more shimmery. MAC Lip Blossom (P, $16.00) is brighter. Chanel Liaison (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy. MAC Giddy (P, $16.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Las Salinas (P, $45.00) is lighter, glossier. Chanel Vera (420) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Have We Met? (108) Sheer Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sheer Lip Gel Have We Met? (108)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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Marc Jacobs So Sofia & Je t’aime Le Marc Lip Cremes

Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “electric watermelon.” It’s a bright, medium coral-pink with a satin finish. It had rich, fully opaque pigmentation that glided on without tugging for smooth, even coverage. The texture was creamy enough to feel comfortable during application, but it didn’t slide around. The color wore well for six hours but was a little drying. Marc Jacobs Beauty Core Cora (234) (P, $30.00) is cooler. Chanel La Malicieuse (46) (P, $34.00) is cooler. Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Sucre (P, $24.00) is lighter, more muted. MAC La Vie En Rouge (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Bobbi Brown Watermelon (P, $26.00) is cooler. NARS Kelly (P, $32.00) is warmer, glossier. Marc Jacobs Beauty Je t’aime (238) (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted. Colour Pop Frenemie (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Burmese Kiss (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. NARS Grace (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème So Sofia (236)
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
6
Application
5
Total
84%
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Marc Jacobs Scandal, Infamous, Core Cora Le Marc Lip Cremes

Marc Jacobs Beauty Scandal (226) Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “intense plum.” It’s a muted, medium-dark berry purple with warmer, pink undertones and fine violet shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff that crept into lip lines and tended to look a little patchy on. The consistency was thinner and had more slip than several other shades in the range. On me, it lasted for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Instigator (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Yung Rapunxel (LE, $16.00) is warmer, glossier. NARS Train Bleu (P, $25.00) is darker. MAC Smoked Purple (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Scandal (226) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Scandal (226)
C-
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
4
Total
70%
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Marc Jacobs Rei of Light, Jolly Molly, Boy Gorgeous Le Marc Lip Cremes

Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “toasted brick.” It’s a medium-dark, slightly muted, orange-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation with nearly opaque coverage that applied smoothly and evenly. NARS Rita (P, $32.00) is brighter, glossier. NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is darker. Guerlain Calligraphy #6 (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Estee Lauder Fierce (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Rei of Light (212)
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
6
Application
5
Total
83%
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Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer Style Eye-Con No. 7 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer Style Eye-Con No. 7 Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.24 oz.) includes seven shades of warm-toned hues ranging from yellowed beige to reddish-brown along with a lot of gold and copper in-between. There is a good variety in finish, which is its strength; I liked that there was at least one darker shade, but I think one of the light beige/peach shades could have been substituted with a more mid-tone or transition kind of shade in a satin/matte finish (maybe like a coppery brown). Most of the shades had good pigmentation and were soft and blendable, though the palette is really one that should be used with a primer to get the most out of it, as a few shades were slightly powdery.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer Style Eye-Con No. 7 Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 The Dreamer
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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