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

10 Shades of Cotton Candy Pink Lipsticks

Those bright, blue-based pinks always make me think of cotton candy (though I think lipstick variations can get quite a bit brighter than any cotton candy I’ve seen in person). Here are some high-performing shades from across price points :)

10 Shades of Cotton Candy Pink

What are your favorites?

10 Warm, Metallic Eyeliners to Try

One of my favorite finishes for eyeliner is when they have a nice sheen, whether more pearlized or true metallic. Here are some of my personal favorites that I’ve tried!

10 Warm, Metallic Eyeliners to Try

What are your favorite more metallic eyeliners?

Introduction to Too Faced

Introduction to Too Faced

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





A Few Notes | Their blushes have a great texture and appearance on the skin, and they wear at least as long as the average blush, but they don’t wear as long as they’re marketed as (so if you aren’t a stickler for claims and/or that’s not a hard requirement, I would still recommend them!).

Their eyeshadows require primer or a base underneath. They are blendable and fairly easy to use as long as there is a primer in place, but the consistency is a little thinner and dusty (but soft). This type of texture tends to be harder to use on bare skin (prone to applying unevenly or turning patchy). They have a lot of eyeshadow palettes (not so much singles), and they also have various limited edition palettes throughout the year. In my experience, the 9-pan eyeshadow palettes and their permanent palettes are almost always better than their limited edition palettes. That being said, there are some limited edition palettes that have been good over the years but looking for swatches and reviews prior to purchasing would be ideal.

There is a lot of love for their Better Than Sex Mascara, which I like but is not a personal love (it seems too wet initially and then gets to dry too readily). Their more recently reviewed Born This Way foundation is often mentioned, and they have since expanded the range (when it initially came out, it was a very yellow-toned range). Their Shadow Insurance and Glitter Insurance are both excellent primers/adhesives for your favorite eyeshadows, including the brand’s own.

What would you recommend to someone just trying Too Faced for the first time?

WHERE TO BUY

SEPHORA BEAUTYLISH BEAUTY.COM

DERMSTORE SKINSTORE ULTA TOO FACED

8 Stunning Teal Eyeliners

I’m sure next to none if you knew that I love me a good teal eyeliner… right? No? You mean I didn’t hide that well? Here are eight PERMANENT (!) teal eyeliners that I love :)

8 Stunning Teal Eyeliners

What are your favorite teal eyeliners?