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Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) Air Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is soft, medium coral with warm, peachy-gold shimmer. The lighter shade is a pale, golden peach with a noticeable sheen, while the deeper shade is a medium pink-coral with more of a satin finish. NARS Deep Throat (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clinique Melon Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Lured to Love (LE, $27.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Supercontinental (LE, $22.00) is brighter, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Swish) (LE, $40.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). NYX Summer (P, $6.50) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Clinique Peach Pop (02) (P, $21.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $22.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). MAC Miss Cupcake (LE) is glossier, warmer, more muted (80% similar). Zoeva CR030 (P) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, Air Blush is supposed to offer buildable coverage with a “luminous finish” that wears for “24-hours.” Each shade consists of a lighter and deeper shade, designed to be used together (each section of product is quite narrow, so it’s not feasible to use a blush or highlighting brush to get a single color). In general, I found the lighter color to have more shimmer/luminosity and acted as the “highlighting” shade within the palette, even though some variations are such that both shades are more blush-like in color and depth. Please note: It’s pretty hard to test a cheek product for 24-hours, since inevitably, most of it will end up on my sheets if I go to sleep, and I can’t tell you if or when I’ve ever pulled an all-nighter on purpose. To that end, I am rating by considering how it looked and what (if any) break down of product occurred between 14 and 18 hours of wear and then extrapolating to determine a “final” wear-time.

Lines & Last Night had medium, buildable coverage that had a soft, airy consistency that wasn’t powdery, but it was very smooth, silky, and blendable on the skin. The blush applied beautifully and was easy to work with without emphasizing pores or the skin’s natural texture. Despite obsessively checking (more so than usual!) for signs of wear and tear, it was still going strong after 16 hours of wear, and even after 18 hours (at the last check-in), it seemed like it appeared a little less smooth near the inner area of my cheeks (closest to my nose).

Worth noting, during July, 25% of sales of Air Blush will be donated to amfAR when purchased through Marc Jacobs Beauty. (I wouldn’t use it as an excuse to purchase something you’re not interested in but would consider purchasing directly vs. through another retailer if you were planning to buy. I have ordered direct from MJB a few times, and they have always packed well and shipped efficiently–no complaints!)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Lines & Last Night (502)
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) Air Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a bright, medium peony pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satiny sheen. The lighter color is warmer and a little more shimmery, appearing as a soft petal pink, while the deeper shade is more of a slightly muted fuchsia pink with blue undertones and a true satin finish. Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Vivid (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Well Dressed (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Pink Fever (20) (P, $8.99) is cooler (85% similar). Clinique Plum Pop (04) (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #3 (LE) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Rendezvous (P, $9.99) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, Air Blush is supposed to offer buildable coverage with a “luminous finish” that wears for “24-hours.” Each shade consists of a lighter and deeper shade, designed to be used together (each section of product is quite narrow, so it’s not feasible to use a blush or highlighting brush to get a single color). In general, I found the lighter color to have more shimmer/luminosity and acted as the “highlighting” shade within the palette, even though some variations are such that both shades are more blush-like in color and depth.

The texture was dense but soft, and the powder itself was finely-milled and sat well on the skin with a luminous sheen that didn’t read shimmery nor shiny. Of the five blushes, this was the only shade that could have blended more easily on the skin. It had medium, buildable coverage that can be easily sheered out or applied more lightly or layered for richer payoff. I thought the denser, firmer texture might not work well with very soft brushes, but I had no issues using some of my softest brushes with it.

I was extremely surprised at the wear of the product, as it still looked good on my normal-to-dry skin after 16 hours of wear with barely noticeable fading starting around 18 hours of wear. It’s pretty hard to test a cheek product for 24-hours, since inevitably, most of it will end up on my sheets if I go to sleep, and I can’t tell you if or when I’ve ever pulled an all-nighter on purpose. To that end, I am rating based on how it looked and what (if any) break down of product occurred between 14 and 18 hours of wear to extrapolate for the remaining time, which seemed to indicate solid 20-hour wear. This shade, at the very least, was extremely long-wearing and was one of the longer-wearing powder blushes I’ve tested.

Worth noting, during July, 25% of sales of Air Blush will be donated to amfAR when purchased through Marc Jacobs Beauty. (I wouldn’t use it as an excuse to purchase something you’re not interested in but would consider purchasing directly vs. through another retailer if you were planning to buy. I have ordered direct from MJB a few times, and they have always packed well and shipped efficiently–no complaints!)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Lush & Libido (500)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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Sneak Peek: Marc Jacobs Air Blushes Photos & Swatches

Marc Jacobs Air Blushes
Marc Jacobs Air Blushes

Marc Jacobs Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) will officially make its debut on July 12th, but my order shipped the same day I ordered, so it seems like they might as well just be live now. There are five shades, and each shade consists of a lighter and more contrasting shade, though none of the strips are large enough to really be used on their own; you can go lighter or darker by using the left or right side more heavily. It seems to be designed to have buildable coverage with 24-hour wear (yep! 24-hour wear). We’ll see how that goes… 😉

Marc Jacobs Air Blushes

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duos for Fall 2016

 

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duos for Fall 2016
Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duos for Fall 2016

The Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duo features two shades that merge together so you can customize your color for a sexy, natural-looking glow. Achieve a dance-floor flush with this blush that’s infused with Japanese air powder for the ultimate cheek look. This ultra-lightweight, radiant powder is nearly undetectable to the touch, and gives your skin with a radiant finish. Air Blush is created using a process called soufflage (French for “air-whipped”) for a silky-soft, cream-like texture that blends effortlessly with the complexion. The unique striped pattern on this powder blush is inspired by a Marc Jacobs’ dress. An innovative process allows every shade band to extend beyond the surface, for even color with every brushstroke. Two glowing shades complement each other: the lighter shade highlights and the deeper shade contours. Customize your color by layering and blending as much as you desire to tailor your look for the occasion or the season. Air Blush delivers 24-hour blush wear, for glowing radiance from day to night.

Editor’s Note: Per the brand, when you purchase directly: “25% of Air Blush Sales on MarcJacobsBeauty.com will be donated to amfAR during the month of July, in Way Bandy’s memory.”

Availability

Pre-order now, shipping July 12th, 2016

The Details

Air Blush Soft Glow Duo | $42.00 | New, Permanent

  • Flesh & Fantasy Ivory shimmer / goddess bronze
  • Lines & Last Night Creamsicle / deep tangerine
  • Kink & Kisses Pale petal / peach rose
  • Lush & Libido Petal pink / orchid pink
  • Night Fever & Hot Stuff Cherry / deep plum

Marc Jacobs No Angel, Sonic Truth, Slowburn Le Marc Lip Cremes

Marc Jacobs No Angel Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs No Angel Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

Marc Jacobs No Angel Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “apricot nude.” It’s a muted, medium peachy-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had a really creamy, smooth consistency that applied without tugging and left behind even, opaque color. Though it didn’t wear for the ten hours promised, it did go on for six and a half hours, which is good for this type of color. It was neither drying nor hydrating on me. Estee Lauder Covetous Nude (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Beige (P, $35.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Uptight (P, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Honeycomb (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milkshake (P, $21.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Magic Wand (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Honey (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (DC, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Clay Crush (P, $7.99) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Chihuahua (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Platform (DC, $6.00) is less glossy, brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Sonic Truth Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “creamy nude.” It’s a light-medium pinky-beige with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff, but the consistency was creamier and more emollient than other shades in the range (which have a more satiny feel overall), so it didn’t apply as evenly as a result. It lasted for five hours on me and was very lightly hydrating. NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Give In (LE, $17.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pleasure's All Mine (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve (P, $35.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sugarcane (P, $26.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Blushing Beige (915) (P, $7.49) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Nude Reveal (110) (P, $32.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $30.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Shiseido Hushed Tones (RD713) (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Meringue (P, $26.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $17.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Slow Burn Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “creamy nude rose.” It’s a muted, medium rosy pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightweight, and creamy texture that glided on effortlessly and yielded smooth, even color. This shade wore for six hours on me and was lightly drying. Tarte Cabana Boy (P, $22.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Cami (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Fig (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sake (P, $26.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Audition (P, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). NARS Vanessa (P, $32.00) is glossier, warmer, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Hype Girl (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Old Soul (P, $12.00) is glossier, cooler, less pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) claims 10-hour wear with “vivid pigment” and a “rich, velvety” texture that is “ultra-hydrating.” As you might expect, they don’t last ten hours; they last four to six hours with some leaving a stain. The texture is lightweight, creamy, and glides on without dragging or tugging on the lip, but it doesn’t have a lot of slip so it stays in place. The formula isn’t hydrating, and it can be drying, depending on the shade. The lipstick had a sweet, floral scent, but it was very subtle, even when smelled directly from the tube.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème No Angel (242)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Sonic Truth (244)
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Slowburn (246)
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Marc Jacobs Willful & Editrix Le Marc Lip Cremes

Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

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 Orchid (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Tabloid (P, $21.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Doo Wop (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Night Blooming (LE, $19.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Dragonfruit (P, $26.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Surfer Girl (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Grape (LE, $24.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Seductive Intent (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Prankster (P, $12.00) is glossier, more muted, darker (85% similar). NARS Angela (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Have Your Cake (LE, $17.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $32.00) is glossier, warmer, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Violet (P, $21.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Estee Lauder Stronger (P, $30.00) is less glossy, warmer, darker (80% similar). Make Up For Ever Lilac (500) (P, $24.00) is glossier, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep oxblood.” It’s a dark, brownish burgundy with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage where there was a slight translucency that allowed the natural lip color to come through. This shade also had more slip than past shades I have tried from this formula, which made it more comfortable to wear as it wasn’t drying, but it did slide around more and some color gathered in lip lines as the color wore on. This shade wore for six and a half hours. Maybelline Chocoholic (P, $7.49) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cherries (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Deep Love (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #011 (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Prim (P, $6.00) is less glossy, cooler, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Witty (P, $15.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Disturbed (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). MAC Chestnut (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is less glossy, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) claims 10-hour wear with “vivid pigment” and a “rich, velvety” texture that is “ultra-hydrating.” As you might expect, they don’t last ten hours; they last four to six hours with some leaving a stain. The texture is lightweight, creamy, and glides on without dragging or tugging on the lip, but it doesn’t have a lot of slip so it stays in place. The formula isn’t hydrating, and it can be drying, depending on the shade. The lipstick had a sweet, floral scent, but it was very subtle, even when smelled directly from the tube.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Willful (248)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Editrix (250)
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6
Longevity
6
Application
82%
Total

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