Marc Jacobs Willful & Editrix Le Marc Lip Cremes

Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “vibrant deep orchid.” It’s a bold, bright, medium magenta purple with cool undertones and a satin finish. The coverage was mostly opaque, while the consistency was creamy, comfortable to apply, and had more slip than some past iterations I’ve tried in this formula–to that end, it seemed more prone to settling into the lip lines after four hours of wear. It didn’t make it to the 10-hour wear time claimed, but it lasted for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Tabloid (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Dragonfruit (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Doo Wop (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Night Blooming (LE, $19.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Grape (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Surfer Girl (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Seductive Intent (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Have Your Cake (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Angela (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Stronger (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Too Faced Melted Violet (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Willful (248)
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5.5
Application
5
Total
82%
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Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a new, exclusive eyeshadow palette to Neiman Marcus/Bergdorf Gooodman. It is a neutral palette with a mix of mattes and shimmers, slightly cooler-than-average warmer shades. I had trouble with the two darkest shades–they could have been easier to work with when it came to blending, but if you normally wear primer, it may not be so noticeable.

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Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 The Social Butterfly (230)
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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Introduction to Marc Jacobs Beauty

Introduction to Marc Jacobs Beauty

I’m new to this brand. Where should I start?

A Few Notes | Highliners: It’s one of the longer-wearing formulas, and I’d say one of the interesting things about the range is that they also manage to have more unique shades (relative to what you see from most brands, and then even more so for a higher-end range). They are often raved about for the longer-wear on waterline as well. Eyeshadows: The brand doesn’t offer singles, only trios and seven-shade palettes (and last holiday, they did a 20-pan palette) for their powder formula, and then they have cream-based large pencils that are available individually.

Lipgloss: Their lipgloss range is average; a big reason they did not score high was that they said “maximum color” and what I’ve tried has, in general, been sheer, but they are easy to wear. Lipstick: Their Le Marc Lip Creme is fairly popular with readers from what I can tell; my experience was that they were longer-wearing at four to six hours but not the full ten (so the ratings suffered a good deal from missing the mark there) and aren’t hydrating, but they are pigmented.

Blushes: I’m not a fan of their powder formula; it seemed unnecessarily stiff/firm in the pan and really hard to get color out of them, but I have not tried any since the brand originally launched.

Base products: There is a lot of love for the newer Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation, which is a foundation that does offer a lot of coverage, but I’ve struggled to find a decent shade match (I have three shades, and the shade range itself is quite large!) and have had trouble applying it (sometimes it looks good, sometimes it makes my skin look dry). I like the Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer for adding some slip and light hydration to the skin.

Brushes: If you’re looking for a higher-end, synthetic range of brushes, particularly face/cheek brushes, these are nice. They are well-made, wash easily, retain their shape after washing, feel nice against the skin, and perform well overall.

What would you recommend to someone just trying Marc Jacobs Beauty for the first time?

WHERE TO BUY

SEPHORA NEIMAN MARCUS

Marc Jacobs Beauty Now at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman

Marc Jacobs Beauty Now at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman
Marc Jacobs Beauty Now at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman


marc jacobs beauty, the global beauty brand that is a collaboration between designer marc jacobs and kendo, the lvmh-owned brand incubator, announced a partnership with the neiman marcus group to launch e-commerce and open 12 retail doors, beginning in january 2016. this is marc jacobs beauty’s first retail expansion since it debuted at sephora north america in 2013.

the full marc jacobs beauty collection of cosmetics, as well as a selection of exclusive items, will launch on neimanmarcus.com on january 11, 2016, and become available in 12 top neiman marcus doors on february 5, 2016. in addition, marc jacobs beauty will launch at the iconic bergdorf goodman in manhattan this march.

Availability

Now online

Neiman Marcus Bergdorf Goodman

The Details

Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plush Shadow | $59.00

  • The Social Butterfly Neutrals (Exclusive to Neiman Marcus/Bergdorf Goodman)

Marc Jacobs Beauty The High Life Eyeliner Set for Spring 2016

Marc Jacobs Beauty Now at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman
Marc Jacobs Beauty The High Life Eyeliner Set


Live the high life with this essential collection of award-winning Highliner Gel Eye Crayon eyeliners. Capture the best of neutral eye looks with these elegant Blacquer, Ro(cocoa), and Sunset colors. Their super-buildable gel formula glides smoothly onto lids and then sets in place for all-day wear.

Availability

Now online

Sephora

The Details

The High Life Highliner Gel Crayon Set | $25.00 | Limited Edition

Editor’s note: This set includes 3 x 0.37 grams. A single, full-sized eyeliner is 0.5 grams. (They are both listed as 0.01 oz., but they are rounding down from 0.013 oz. and and 0.017 oz.). The set includes about $55.50 worth of eyeliner.

  • Blacquer Black
  • Ro(cocoa) Brown
  • Sunset Copper

5 Shimmering Shades of Pewter

I bet you thought GOLD! was coming today, but I actually wanted to focus on pewter, which is kind of a mix of silver and gold, often with an antique, vintage, or “dirty” vibe to it. Pewter is a lot like taupe–it is hard to define, and it can be warmer or cooler (more golden or more silver). What are your favorites? I’m always in the market for a new shade of pewter!

  1. Colour Pop I Heart This — A Warm Pewter with a Metallic finish.
  2. Marc Jacobs Beauty Patsy (164) — A Warm Pewter with a Metallic finish.
  3. Make Up For Ever D552 Crystalline Gray Beige — A Warm Pewter with a Frost finish.
  4. Revlon Rich — A Neutral Pewter with a Metallic finish.
  5. MAC Antique Diamond — A Warm Pewter with a Frost finish.

See side-by-side swatches!