Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel

Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “matte hot fuchsia.” It’s a brightened, fuchsia pink with a satin finish. Chanel La Diva (44) (P, $34.00) is slightly brighter. Ardency Inn Twist (P, $25.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Embrace Me (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Daddy’s Little Girl (LE, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Because I’m a glutton for punishment, I bought this shade despite my lackluster experience with three of the other shades in the range. The problem isn’t applying it, not the color itself, or even the pigmentation; it’s the wear, and the way it wears away and leaves a ring of color along the outer edge of lips while settling into lip lines. I don’t have to do anything but sit at my desk, typing away, and it gravitates into every crevice on my lips. The texture is velvety and glides on without tugging or dragging, and it doesn’t feel like a matte lipstick at all. It’s a formula that will be less forgiving on drier lips, as it catches and emphasizes those types of imperfections. The finish is more semi-matte (Marc Jacobs Beauty says it is “demi-matte”), as there is still a sheen to the color for at least an hour into wear. It had mostly opaque color coverage, which was probably its best attribute. It wears five hours on me, but it wears quite unevenly over time. It was vanilla-scented but had no discernible taste.

The Glossover

LE
product

Gossip (140)

B

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel

Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel

Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel

Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel

Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel

Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel

The Makeup Look

On eyes: Tom Ford Escapade Cream Eyeshadow, Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeliner. On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation, Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Liquid Highlighter (mixed with foundation), Hourglass Luminous Light Ambient Lighting Powder. On cheeks: Hourglass Mood Exposure Ambient Lighting Blush / Revlon Naughty Nude Blush.

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46 thoughts on “Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ammara

    I have to ask. Is that amazing glow because of the Celestial highlighter or the ambient lighting powder?

  2. Cássia

    Fuchsia Flash from Maybelline is similar?

  3. I do not like this line…which is a shame because I generally love Marc Jacobs’ other products. I’m a glutton for punishment too, I suppose, and bought that one extra lipstick too much (though I stopped at 2) and had the same wear problem…original formula. And I don’t like the one eye shadow palette I bought either. I so appreciate your honest reviews…you’ve saved me from many other bad purchases (wish I’d read more of your MJ reviews before shelling out the big bucks). Others might love the line, I’m so very not one of them!

  4. It’s such a shame when an expensive product with beautiful color and great packaging just doesn’t deliver quality-wise.

  5. Liz

    Ugh, too bad about the wear. It’s a good color. I keep trying to come up with a hot/pink fuschia that pulls red or warm instead of cool, as I don’t really like blue-toned pinks on me. Anyone have any ideas? I saw this awesomely warm hot pink lipstick with a really faint rosy blush on Natalie Portman, and now I can’t get the look out of my head!

  6. This is insanely gorgeous!

  7. Oh, now that’s pretty! And I like the finish.

  8. It’s a really pretty color, it’s too bad they settle into lines so bad.

  9. It’s a shame about the wear, cos the colour is stunning on you :-)

    It looks so soft and pretty – why does it have to be evil and migrate around? (pet peeve!)
    Sylirael Recently Posted: Historical Roguemance: A Wearable 60′s Inspired Eye with the Tarte MATTEnificent Palette

  10. The pigmentation of this lipstick is great and I love how bright it is! This would be a great lipstick for the spring months to liven up your makeup a little :D

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Tugce Tugce

    Christine, I really like the finish of this formula (same with the other shades you reviewed, so I assume it is the demi-matte I am liking) but these don’t seem to be stellar lipsticks. Could you recommend a product with a similar finish?

  12. Awww..bummer :-( The shade itself is so pretty!
    Vineetha Recently Posted: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Radiant Magenta Review, Swatches

  13. The color is beautiful but I hate lipsticks that wear like that! It starts to look gross after a while
    fancie Recently Posted: January Faves!

  14. The color looks so good! Thank you for the review, saved me some money (or at least aggravation). The way you discuss the lipstick wear is like everything I could really hate about lipstick put together >_<

  15. This colour is absolutely stunning – looks perfect for the summer! Too bad the application is kinda off though!
    Stephanie | theFantasia Recently Posted: Review | Stila Collage of Color Lip & Cheek Palette.

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of LL Leslie

    It’s a nice color, but I live La Diva much better. It pops more. How are his lip glosses. I don’t want to get one if the quality is subpar. Thanks!

  17. This is such a gorgeous color, but I would hate for it to wear off so fast! I’ll have to skip this one ):
    Great review!

  18. Ah I love this colour. Reminds me of a Clarins lipstick I had years ago.