Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush ($30.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “soft peach.” It’s a light-medium peachy coral with a satin finish and warm, reddish undertones. Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is a cream product. Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is a touch lighter, less shimmery. Tarte Darling (LE, $26.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Melba (P, $21.00) is darker. Chanel Espiegle (P, $43.00) is slightly warmer. Bobbi Brown Nude Peach (P, $26.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Shameless Bold Blush formula is described as a “vivid, silky blush … that delivers bold color and unprecedented vibrancy.” I’m not keen on the texture of the formula–the texture is stiff and yields little color. You really have to work your brush into the surface of the blush to get decent color out of it. If you can manage to get enough color on the skin, the resulting finish is delicate, lightly luminous, and gives skin a glow without emphasizing pores–but it’s a real struggle to get there. For a blush that describes itself as “silky” with “bold color and unprecedented vibrancy,” I can think of a dozen formulas that are far more vibrant and pigmented than this one. The color lasted for seven hours on me before starting to fade.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) Shameless Bold Blush

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
  • Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight Liquid Luminizer
On eyes:
  • Troy Surratt Soie
  • Ingenue
  • Cuivre Eyeshadows
On lips:
  • Hourglass Eden Lip Pencil

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Faiza Avatar

Christine you are so feminine!! I am loving the look and color of the blush is very pretty..these kinds of colors complement nicely against my complexion…I am happy that there are good/quality dupes available…

Andie Avatar

That’s a shame. It’s such a gorgeous color. For $30, I feel like I can get something better. I’m thinking Hourglass Dim Infusion is going to be mine this year.

Ammara Avatar

Wow, you look really pretty! You look wonderful. 🙂
This blush reminds me of the tan/peachy colour in Sleek’s blush by three Brown Sugar. Similar colour and VERY similar payoff. Funny how the cost difference is so great when both perform badly, haha.

Ammara Avatar

The other two shades perform very well. The tan one is matte, maybe that’s why? My MAC 116’s slight scratchiness does manage to pick up colour though, so it’s not too bad. I build it up.

Roberta Avatar

Your look is so nice in the picture! I have to agree with you about the blush, I got the purple one. It doesn’t yield a lot of colour. For the price and the amount, it’s a bit disappointing. I do like the colour though.

Sylirael Avatar

Ack! Name…so…unintentionally…inappropriately…amusing! 😛 Sometimes I think that takes a bit of the sting out of a ‘meh’ product – when the name is so inappropriately appropriate 😀 Not much of the sting, mind you, but in the land of no returns, one takes what one gets 😉

StrangeOne Avatar

This looks really pretty on you. I’ve been going over a couple of subtle corals because I don’t have that coloured blush yet and this is my favourite uptill now. Shame about the grade but it’s good thing that I can focus on the dupes instead.

Linda Avatar

I recently purchased “Promiscuous” from the Mark Jacob Shameless collection. I totally agree with your review. I’m so disappointed with this product – it’s just wrong when the packaging is the best part of a product. Thanks for your review!

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