Monday, November 18th, 2013

Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel

Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “classic red.” It’s a medium-dark, warmer red with brown-ish undertone and a glossy shine. It’s a warmer red that doesn’t go orange, as the warmth is coming from a brown undertone. Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) (P, $36.00) is darker, less brown. NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is more matte, lighter. NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is similar but more matte. Milani Cherry Crave (P, $5.49) is metallic. MAC Viva Glam I (P, $15.00) is more matte. Buxom Provocateur (P, $21.00) is brighter, less brown. See comparison swatches.

This is a new shade for the holidays, and it’s specially packaged in a shimmering, ruby red case. The case is plastic, but it had a lot of depth–it definitely caught my eye. If it had a little more heft, I could see it looking and feeling quite luxe. Showstopper is incredibly glossy; it seemed glossier than other shades in the range even. The color was richly pigmented and applied with opaque color coverage in a single stroke. The consistency was lightweight, emollient, and gel-like–it glides on like butter, as if the color was just melting onto the lips, but I didn’t experience any feathering or bleeding with this shade. It wore well for five and a half hours and left behind a residual reddish stain. The formula was nicely hydrating while worn.

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Showstopper (134)

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9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel

Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel

Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel

Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel

Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel

Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel

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23 thoughts on “Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) Lovemarc Lip Gel Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I totally don’t want it just for the packaging…

  2. This is a gorgeous red lipstick. Perfect color for the holidays.

  3. Danielle

    Gorgeous. I love that finish. But does it tend to slide off on things? I hate leaving lip marks on cups….

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of meganlisa meganlisa

    I bought this and absolutely love it! Not so sure about the MJ line overall…but this lipstick is gorgeous. So glad to see your review!

  5. Deb

    Gotta say Christine, you can really rock the red lipstick. I love these lippies. I’ve got two now and find myself reaching for them more and more. I wish I could do red, but just no. I am a fair skinned red head and I think I look like a clown in red lipstick. I’m so burnt out on the whole “there’s a red for everyone” thing. IMHO, no there is not. I just don’t think everyone can pull if off. But your coloring is just perfect for it!

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lena Lena

      Nooo! I’m rather fair-skinned and I’ve definitely found reds for me. I had a friend tell me the same thing. She’s really really pale with blonde hair but we definitely found a red for her too. Don’t give up! Red is definitely for everyone.

  6. Wow… that;s a lovely shade. How do you compare it’s formula with Guerlain Rouge G’s?
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  7. a bright lip with minimal eye is always just perfect on you. no exception here. this lippie looks beautiful and very festive.

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jen Jen

    I just bought this, got it home, and realized some kind shopper had used it (testers, people – it’s what they’re there for!). I was going to go back and exchange it, but then I tried the Lolita eyeshadow palette I’d also bought from this range and was pretty underwhelmed for the price point. Now I’m looking at my beloved Grenat Initie and thinking maybe I just don’t really need this one.
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  9. Chantal

    Ugh, the shade is completely lovely but the glossy look is so totally outdated. Everything is all about mattes and retro mattes.

  10. When you look at this in the tube, it definitely looks like it would compare to Viva Glam I, I agree with the comparison!

  11. Pretty red lip. Just the right amount of sheen, perfect for the holidays!

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Linda linda

    I love the formula of these lipsticks. Have Role Play. Will def. buy more!!!

  13. Amalia

    Is this similar with Mac Apres Chic l/s or Showstopper is more glossy? Thank you for your time.