Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2014 Collection
Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2014 Collection

Availability: Early access at Marc Jacobs Beauty; coming soon to Sephora

La Coquette Collection ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

Create a classic Parisienne look with this set of Marc’s most covetable items. With a Magic Marc’er liquid eyeliner in Blacquer, the perfect nude nail polish, and a shimmering lip gloss for pink pout, you’ll be ready for a night of magic. This set also contains a signature mirror contained in a Marc Jacobs-designed pochette. The perfect gift for someone special or for yourself.

  • Blacquer (Magic Mar’cer Precision Pen Eyeliner)
  • Kissability (Lust for Lacquer Sheer Lip Vinyl)
  • Madame (Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer)
  • Mirror (in a Pochette)

The Sky Liner Petite Highliner Collection ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

Line your eyes like never before with this dazzling assortment of 7 petite highliner gel eyeliners. Cased in a limited-edition collectible box, these perfect petites include 5 best-selling shades and 2 new limited-edition eyeliner shades. This set is centered around the signature shade of the season, “Midnight in Paris.” 7 x 0.01 oz Highliner gel crayons in O(vert) (forest green), Brown(out) (bronze with shimmer), Th(ink) (deep navy), (Plum)age (vivid purple), Blacquer (black), Sunset (golden bronze shimmer), Midnight in Paris (inky indigo blue).

  • O(vert)
  • Brown(out)
  • Th(ink)
  • (Plum)age
  • Blacquer
  • Sunset (Exclusive)
  • Midnight in Paris (Exclusive)

Blacquer and Bleu Eye Essentials Collection ($79.00) (Limited Edition)

Satisfy your love of dramatic eye looks with Marc’s must-haves in eyeliner and mascara, in shades of blacquer and bleu. This decadent collection inspired by the glamour of Paris and its midnight sky features 3 best-selling products contained in a makeup bag designed by Marc Jacobs. The ultimate gift for the girl who loves to shine.

  • Blacquer (Magic Mar’cer Precision Pen Eyeliner)
  • Blacquer (O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara)
  • Th(ink) (Highliner Gel Eyeliner Crayon)
  • Makeup Bag by Marc Jacobs

Style Eye-Con No. 7 ($59.00)

Featuring the Limited Edition Holiday 2014 eyeshadow palette, The Parisienne. Become captivated with the super skinny, sleek design of these iconic, harmonized eyeshadows. Discover the mystery of the girl who believes in finding magic at all hours.

  • The Parisienne Inspired by the City of Lights (Limited Edition)

Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer ($18.00)

  • Midnight in Paris Inky indigo blue (Limited Edition)

LoveMarc Collection Lip Gel Set ($350.00) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Experience true luxury when you open the stylishly sleek Lovemarc Lipstick Collection, a collector’s edition. Enclosed in a lacquered jewelry box, you’ll find 12 shiny-black Lovemarc lipsticks aligned like piano keys, and the center of attention, Marc’s realized vision of the perfect red—Showstopper. From the mysterious Moody Margot, to provocative Little Pretty, discover the variety of true glamour and fall in love with a new lipstick shade each day.

Availability: Early access at Marc Jacobs Beauty; coming soon to Sephora

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Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty New Shades for Fall 2014
Marc Jacobs Beauty New Shades for Fall 2014

Availability: Now at Marc Jacobs Beauty and Sephora

Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer ($18.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Rita (172) Red sangria
  • Showgirl (168) Gold glitter
  • Blanche (162) Whipped creme
  • Louise (160) Soft ballet pink
  • Madame (158) White cocoa
  • Patsy (164) Gunmetal silver
  • Warm Blue (166) Teal turquoise
  • New Wave (156) Cobalt blue
  • Cora (170) Black grape

Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Shadow ($39.00) (New, Permanent)

  • The Seductress (122) Ivory matte, matte midnight black, metallic blue-green silver
  • The Escapist (120) Pink champagne frost, matte deep aubergine, matte lilac gray
  • The Innocent (116) Pearly champagne taupe, matte warm brown, matte nude
  • The Supreme (118) Deep olive sheen with iridescent shimmer, dusty greenish-gray matte, pale creme with golden sheen

Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plush Shadow ($59.00) (New, Permanent)

  • The Enigma (216) Matte caviar black, deep gray pearl, metallic slate green, peony pearl with gold glitter, soft pink matte, metallic taupe with iridescent shimmer, rosy champagne pearl
  • The Night Owl (214) Champagne sheen with silver glitter, intense black matte with iridescent glitter, metallic golden bronze, matte creme, mermaid sheen with subtle iridescent shimmer, cocoa matte with rose gold shimmer, rich matte espresso.

Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl ($28.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Pink Diamond (326) Light mauve with copper sheen (Sheer)
  • Milkshake (334) Milky light pink (Sheer)
  • Pink Friday (324) Shimmering hot pink (Sheer)
  • Wrecked (332) Shimmering bright red (Sheer)
  • Deeper (328) Shimmering berry purple (Sheer)
  • Rumor (330) Shimmering light reddish brown (Sheer)
  • Gone Bad (216) Coral red (Full)

Availability: Now at Marc Jacobs Beauty and Sephora

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Sunday, September 7th, 2014

You’ve probably noticed that I like to wear teal eyeliner–it’s the perfect pop of color on the lower lash line that brightens and still works whether it’s a minimal makeup day or not (or so I believe, at least). Here are the five that are my most-used!

  1. Sephora Good Mood — a green-teal with a pearly sheen
  2. Marc Jacobs Beauty Intro(vert) — a brightened green-teal with sparkle
  3. Marc Jacobs Beauty Ody(sea) — a pop of blue-teal
  4. Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy — a true shimmery teal
  5. Sephora Fairytale — a deepened blue-teal with gold and green shimmer

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Here are a few eyeliners in shades of autumn–browns, coppers, tarnished gold, and plum! What eyeliners do you gravitate towards during fall?

  1. Marc Jacobs Brown(out) — a medium-dark brown with a pearly sheen
  2. MAC Rich Ground — a coppery gel eyeliner
  3. Sephora Sun Tan — a golden copper
  4. Bobbi Brown Black Plum — a deep plum purple
  5. MAC Lord It Up — a sparkly dark brown

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

I originally reviewed this new Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) formula a few weeks ago, and now I have the other two shades I bought to share with you. The formula is described a “highly-pigmented lipstick that provides a burst of long-wearing, kissable color,” which is actually a different description than what was available two weeks ago (which read: “Give lips a burst of color—and hydration—when you swipe on this gel lip shade from Marc Jacobs”). The press release listed, “Color glides on effortlessly and lasts for hours, locking in hydration with advanced ingredients.”

Headliner (608) ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “berry sangria.” It’s a cool-toned, medium-dark raspberry pink with a satin-matte finish. There’s a slight shine to the finish, but it is fairly matte. It had full color coverage, and it applied smoothly and evenly. This was actually the best-performing shade of the four I bought. It was lightly creamy and didn’t tug or pull at the lips, and it was more comfortable to wear. It didn’t feel as thick, and it didn’t feel chalky at all. On me, it wore well for six and a half hours and was lightly drying–and it didn’t “crack” like the other shades I tried. Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is slightly muted. Bite Beauty Crimson (LE, $28.00) is brighter. Guerlain Gladys (78) (P, $51.00) is more shimmery. YSL Exquisite Plum (22) (P, $34.00) is warmer. YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (P, $34.00) is cooler-toned, glossier. Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is sheerer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (P, $30.00) is glossier. Urban Decay Venom (P, $22.00) is a touch darker, more shimmery. MAC Rebel (P, $16.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Pow (600) ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “peony pink.” It’s a muted, light-medium pink with subtle warm undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly opaque color coverage, but the consistency had a thicker, chalkier feel going on, so it did drag here and there. I was able to get mostly even color, but after two and a half hours of wear, the color started to pull into lip lines and “crack.” The color wore for about five hours. It was lightly drying while worn. Too Faced Melted Peony (P, $21.00) is warmer. NARS Villa Lante (LE, $25.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Please Me (P, $16.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty Au Revoir (406) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Au Revoir (406) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick

Here are the other two shades of Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) that I purchased. The formula is supposed to glide on easily with “instant buildable coverage.” It’s a twist-up, creamy eyeshadow pencil that feels cool and water-like when it touches the skin. It sets quite quickly, so it’s easiest to use a single shade as an all-over color or base. If you want to use more than one shade, work one eye at a time and you may find layering the lighter shade back over the darker shade, then blending, is a useful technique. I found this formula to have a very similar look and feel to Chanel’s Stylo Eyeshadow. I didn’t have any creasing with either shade over an eight-hour period, but there was some fall out.

Full disclosure: I tried these on my lower lash line, and I had the most searing pain in my eye; I couldn’t even wait to grab a cotton pad to remove it (I couldn’t keep my eye open long enough to find one), so I just splashed my eyes with water and all of the eyeshadow washed away and my eyes instantly felt better. I had only applied it as an eyeliner to the lower lash line (but not the water line) on one eye, but once one eye started blinking and watering, the other one did (causing the eyeshadow on the lid to move), and then both were excruciatingly painful. I don’t know that I’ve ever had a beauty product give me such a vicious, instant reaction. Wearing them purely as an eyeshadow on the eyelid didn’t result in any painful reactions, and when I removed them with a cleansing oil, nothing was amiss either.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Au Revoir (406) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pewter shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, golden taupe brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single stroke, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with two to three layers. NARS Dione (P, $29.00) is cooler-toned. bareMinerals Santorini (LE) is similar. Chanel Mirage (95) (P, $36.00) is warmer. MAC Crushed Clove (P, $15.00) is darker. bareMinerals Hot Commodity (LE) is similar. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #4 (LE, $16.00) is similar. Sleek MakeUP Court in Cannes (LE, $9.99) is similar. CoverGirl Melted Caramel Flame (350) (P, $7.99) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Juju (LE, $20.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Shoshanna (414) Twinkle Pop Eye Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “teal mermaid shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, green-leaning teal with subtle cool undertones and a metallic finish. It had semi-sheer coverage in a single pass, and it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage. This shade was more difficult to apply, and because it wasn’t a neutral color, it was very obvious when it applied unevenly–it looked patchy on. Makeup Geek Glass Slipper (P, $5.99) is darker, powder. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #5 (LE) is darker, powder. theBalm #36 (P, $6.50) is lighter, powder. NARS China Seas #1 (P, $24.00) is bluer, powder. NARS Bavaria (P, $24.00) is bluer, powder. CoverGirl Turquoise Glow (325) (LE, $4.99) is powder. L’Oreal Dive Right In (LE, $7.99) is lighter. Make Up For Ever #53 (LE, $23.00) is lighter. MAC Lucky in Love (LE, $21.00) is powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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