Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) Lovemarc Matte Lip Gel Review, Photos, Swatches

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 GelMarc 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.

Gossip (140)

LELimited Edition. $30.00.
B
B
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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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

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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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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!

The Starlett (7 shadows, right?). I thought it was way too metallic. I have warm to neutral undertones and was shocked at how cool toned the colors looked on me since the undertones (with gold and copper in the palette) seemed like they’d be warmer. The “white” turned a blue silver which is pretty but not the best on me. The quality is good but I just didn’t like the metallic finish and the colors on me. We all like different things….

Gotcha – I liked that palette, but if you don’t like frost/metallic then it will definitely be metallic overload! 🙂 I haven’t tried them all, so I thought maybe one of the palettes was a big dud (in terms of quality).

No. I thought the (so similar colors) palette in the Sephora set was gorgeous…and much warmer toned/less metallic. That also had a gold, white and black/grey. I just didn’t like the items I got from the line so moved on to other lines…

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!

Milani Color Statement in Hot Pink Rage – it’s $5.50, super pigmented and lasts for hours. I’ve seen swatches where it pulls quite cool but it’s actually a pretty neutral shade. I like it!

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!)

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?

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 >_<

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!

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