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Marc Jacobs Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist Review & Photos

01/04

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist  

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist  

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist  

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist  

Marc Jacobs Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist ($39.00 for 3.80 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “24-hour” setting spray that hydrates the skin and locks makeup in so it “looks fresh all day long.” (I kid you not, the copy said “formulated with freeze-frame technology.”) There’s a part of me that often feels like setting spray is a little like Emperor’s New Clothes, where I think it’s doing something but maybe it’s doing nothing at all. (For the record, setting sprays I do like and find effective are: Clarins Fix’n Spray, Cover FX Mattifying Setting Spray, Urban Decay All Nighter.) There are some that are more effective than others, but I find a lot of them feel nice going on and can help take down powderiness but don’t actually extend the wear of my makeup at all. This was one of the latter ones. I thought it would have performed better, as I am a fan of the brand’s Face Primer (also coconutty).

Unfortunately, the Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist just did not seem to improve the wear of my makeup, and there were a few instances where it seemed to cause faster breakdown of foundation along my chin and jawline. The best thing it did was give my skin a dewier finish, and it could have well been hydrating, too, but my skin did not seem to need any additional moisture (there were no signs of dryness, so it was hard to determine if it was actually hydrating my skin, but it certainly did not dry it out!).

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Marc Jacobs Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

01/07

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

Kate

Marc Jacobs Kate Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy mauve with subtle, cool undertones and satin finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that wasn’t too slippery nor was it too dry in the tube, so it glided on without tugging and delivered even coverage. The texture sat well on my lips and seemed to smooth out some of the texture on my lips. The lipstick was comfortable to wear and felt non-drying throughout the time it lasted (which was seven hours).

The formula is described as “highly pigmented” with “10-hour” wear and is “hydrating.” If you like creamy, satin-like color that’s very pigmented and comfortable to wear but aren’t going to hold the brand to its 10-hour wear time claim, the formula is well worth checking out! My experience with most shades has been the wear has been between four and eight hours, and they have been comfortable to wear with a few shades that can feel a bit drying toward the end of wear. There is a faint, floral scent but no discernible taste.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Kate
Kate
Kate
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Marc Jacobs Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

01/08

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Tan-tastic

Marc Jacobs Tan-tastic O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan ($49.00 for 0.80 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with neutral-to-warm, red undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation, which was buildable to full coverage with less than two layers. The consistency was smooth, denser in the pan but not so firm that it was a challenge to get product to transfer onto a brush. It certainly would work with the coordinating, limited edition Bronze brush, but it worked just as fine with other blush and bronzer brushes I have. The bronzer wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

It’s a limited edition powder bronzer that’s supposed to have a “radiant matte” finish with a “jet-milled powder” that “blends effortlessly” and is scented with a “coconut fragrance.” First thing worth pointing out is that the bronzer is huge–it is double to triple the size of the average powder bronzer on the market–so the price point is almost a “steal” given the brand’s general pricing. It is heavily scented, though I did not notice the scent much, if at all, once applied to the skin, and the scent was coconutty with a hint of sunscreen to me–it felt very beachy but not just pure coconut.

Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan Tan-tastic
Tan-tastic
Tan-tastic
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

01/07

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Dew You

Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($44.00 for 0.80 fl. oz.) is a medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. The shimmer was fine enough that it didn’t read metallic when sheered out, but it was buildable enough that it could be nearly metallic when layered on the skin. Overall, the pigmentation was semi-sheer to semi-opaque, depending on application method, but to get higher coverage, it would be best to apply one layer, allow that to dry, and then pat on additional product.

The formula is supposed to be a “gel-cream” that can be used on “the skin directly” or “added into” base products (like foundation or primer). It’s supposed to “build for the ultimate sheen.” That gel texture made it easy to spread without it sheering out immediately, but it also meant that one “pump” was far more product than one would need for spot highlighting (e.g. cheek bones, cupid’s bow, and so forth) and was more in line with what you might use to mix in with a base product. There was a very subtle coconut scent to it, but it wasn’t particularly sweet and was more toned down compared to the Coconut Face Primer. I had no trouble blending this product out on bare skin, over liquid foundation, or patted over powder highlighter. It wore well for nine hours on me as a standalone highlighter, and it did not impact the wear of my foundation (I used it with Tarte and Guerlain).

This was unexpectedly large–or conversely, unexpectedly cheap given the size–and can easily be used regularly for mixing with base products or all-over the body (in fact, you’ll want to in order to finish a bottle!). I think it is particularly spectacular mixed with body lotion or even dabbed and blended across shoulders and decolletage for an all-over glow. It actually seemed like a perfect mix between typical liquid highlighter (often quite sheer and subtle) and some of the more intense, metallic powder highlighters out there. That being said, the color and effect are easily duped by a number of powder products, so unless the gel-cream texture is something you’ve been looking for, you might have something like this in your stash.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter Dew You
Dew You
Dew You
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

Sneak Peek: Liquid Highlighters from Cover FX, Urban Decay, Lancome, & Marc Jacobs for Spring/Summer 2017

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

This March, three new shades are being added to the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating) range. They will launch officially tomorrow, March 3rd, at Sephora. Here are swatches:

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

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