Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner & Pow Kiss Pop Lip Color Sticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

I originally reviewed this new Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) formula a few weeks ago, and now I have the other two shades I bought to share with you. The formula is described a “highly-pigmented lipstick that provides a burst of long-wearing, kissable color,” which is actually a different description than what was available two weeks ago (which read: “Give lips a burst of color—and hydration—when you swipe on this gel lip shade from Marc Jacobs”). The press release listed, “Color glides on effortlessly and lasts for hours, locking in hydration with advanced ingredients.”

Headliner (608) ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “berry sangria.” It’s a cool-toned, medium-dark raspberry pink with a satin-matte finish. There’s a slight shine to the finish, but it is fairly matte. It had full color coverage, and it applied smoothly and evenly. This was actually the best-performing shade of the four I bought. It was lightly creamy and didn’t tug or pull at the lips, and it was more comfortable to wear. It didn’t feel as thick, and it didn’t feel chalky at all. On me, it wore well for six and a half hours and was lightly drying–and it didn’t “crack” like the other shades I tried. Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is slightly muted. Bite Beauty Crimson (LE, $28.00) is brighter. Guerlain Gladys (78) (P, $51.00) is more shimmery. YSL Exquisite Plum (22) (P, $34.00) is warmer. YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (P, $34.00) is cooler-toned, glossier. Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is sheerer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (P, $30.00) is glossier. Urban Decay Venom (P, $22.00) is a touch darker, more shimmery. MAC Rebel (P, $16.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Pow (600) ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “peony pink.” It’s a muted, light-medium pink with subtle warm undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly opaque color coverage, but the consistency had a thicker, chalkier feel going on, so it did drag here and there. I was able to get mostly even color, but after two and a half hours of wear, the color started to pull into lip lines and “crack.” The color wore for about five hours. It was lightly drying while worn. Too Faced Melted Peony (P, $21.00) is warmer. NARS Villa Lante (LE, $25.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Please Me (P, $16.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Pow (600) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Pow (600) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Pow (600) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Pow (600) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Pow (600) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Pow (600) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Pow (600) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Pow (600) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Pow (600) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Pow (600) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Pow (600) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Pow (600) Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder

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Dana Gibson Avatar

These colours look amazing on your Christine, especially Headliner! I would love to get this one, but I just can’t get over the packaging. It looks so strange to me. I expected more from Marc Jacobs. I will have to try one of the dupes!

Ryou Avatar

Huh, I wouldn’t have thought headliner is similar to Rebel at all. It looks redder to me, perhaps a bit lighter. Maybe it’s just the opacity or finish? Or is my monitor really in need of calibrating?

Gina Avatar

The packaging is strange, although I like the pop of color on the tip for reference purposes. Other than that it looks like a cross between a weird pencil and a bullet.

Linda Avatar

YAY Headliner is the one I love too!! its so funny because if you look at it in the tube it looks like it would be way too dark, but when I swatched it in the store I was in love with it! I wanted POW as well, but I think it did not look that great on me, I need more of a brighter pink. Headliner is my favorite! Christine, do you know if these are limited editions or part of the Permanente line?

Jan Avatar

I found these to be very drying. I bought POW and returned. It felt weird in my hand. The color is BRIGHT! It did go on smoothly but I couldn’t wait to get it off my lips. Where was the hydration?

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