Marc Jacobs Rei of Light, Jolly Molly, Boy Gorgeous Le Marc Lip Cremes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “toasted brick.” It’s a medium-dark, slightly muted, orange-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation with nearly opaque coverage that applied smoothly and evenly. NARS Rita (P, $32.00) is brighter, glossier. NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is darker. Guerlain Calligraphy #6 (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Estee Lauder Fierce (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright bubblegum.” It’s a brightened, light-medium pink with subtle, cool blue undertones and a light sheen. It had rich color payoff with a creamy, glide-on consistency that was comfortable to wear. It wasn’t hydrating, but at least it wasn’t drying! This shade lasted for six hours on me. Colour Pop Sweet-Thing (LE, $5.00) is darker. Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop Fetch (P, $5.00) is less glossy. NARS Claudia (P, $32.00) is lighter. MAC Silly (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy. Maybelline Ravishing Rose (P, $7.99) is less glossy. NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is lighter. Clinique Sweet Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “berry rouge.” It’s a brightened, reddish-berry with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency that glided on without tugging on the lips. It wore well for six hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is darker. Urban Decay Sheer Shame (P, $20.00) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Plum Lush (05) (P, $50.00) is lighter. NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is darker. Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is more muted. MAC Splurge (LE, $22.00) is lighter, more muted. Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) (P, $28.00) is brighter. MAC Heaux (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy. Estee Lauder Confident (P, $30.00) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $50.00) is warmer, glossier, brighter. MAC D for Danger (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented. Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (P, $30.00) is glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) claims 10-hour wear with “vivid pigment” and a “rich, velvety” texture that is “ultra-hydrating.” As you might expect, they don’t last ten hours; they last four to six hours with some leaving a stain. The texture is lightweight, creamy, and glides on without dragging or tugging on the lip, but it doesn’t have a lot of slip so it stays in place. The formula isn’t hydrating, and it can be drying, depending on the shade. The lipstick has a sweet, floral scent, but it is very subtle, even when smelled directly from the tube.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) Le Marc Lip Creme

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I’m interested to hear your thoughts on how this new-ish formula compares to the original. Like you, i also enjoyed the original Lip Gels and ended up purchasing quite a few.

They’re nothing alike other than that they’re both lipsticks. They have a completely different feel, texture, and finish!

It was so difficult to tell the shades online when these were released on Sephora way back. I ended up with Je T’Aime but always thought about getting another. Boy Gorgeous is indeed gorgeous. I think it’s my favorite of these three. 🙂

Oooh! Boy Gorgeous! Love that color a whole lot, but based on your reviews, I would be far more inclined to buy EL Confident instead, primarily for the moisturizing factor. Same color basically. BUT; then there is Jolly Molly. I normally NEVER wear bubblegum types of pink, this one however seems warmer and richer looking than any of its dupes. So this one may just become my exception to my own rule and wind up becoming mine! Plus the name, LOL!

I bought Rei Of Light not too long ago and I love the color. It’s the perfect rich burnt orange which makes it more wearable than a full out orange. It may be considered more of a Fall color because of the richness but I don’t usually concern myself with “seasonal makeup” when it comes to color. Plus the formula is nice and comfortable to wear. It looks great on you 🙂

I adore Golshan and have been eyeing Rita as my next lipstick purchase, so one guess which is my favorite here!

I like Boy Gorgeous more than I might have expected. Fuchsia is often terrible on me, but darker and redder versions sometimes work. More berry, less magenta = possibly maybe.

It’s too bad this formula doesn’t work as well for you as it does for me. I far prefer these to the Nars Audacious – they last better for me (8+ hours with eating and frequent drinking from a water bottle), feel nicer on the lips, look nicer on the lips, and keep my lips feeling comfortable the entire time of wear. From this set you’ve reviewed, I bought Boy Gorgeous, and I love it (although given that my new puppy is named George and I call him Georgeous all the time, how could I not?)!

Boy Gorgeous is beautiful but I didn’t expect it to be so bright. I was expecting a more subdued dusty pink.

I have Boy Gorgeous and I also have Core Cora and the one they sent VIB Rouges and a mini kiss, kiss bang bang. I see your reasoning for the lowering of the Grade and overall , not my favorite formula. But,I really like it. I like it because some of the shades are stunning. If Nars could replicate these shades, Id be on cloud 9. The issue is though, I find them a tad drying. But a nice gloss over still looks great. I Really have been wanting Rei of Light and Goddess. I just don’t see why he put a 10hour wear claim. I sometimes think MJ bit off more than he can chew. I sense arrogance with him and his ridiculous claims for some reason. If he would just float back down and act real, I think women probably would flock to his stuff more than they do.

I’ll never understand what compels brands to make pretty over-the-top wear or product claims in general. I always wonder how they came to the conclusion of 10 hours. Did they test it? Who tested it? How many people wore it and said, “10 hours for me!”

Haha..I know,right! Are they bribing them with prizes? Are they behind kissing? Lol..There are truly people who adore EVERYTHING MJB puts out He really doesn’t need to make false claims. Whenerver I am in Sephora, there is always at least 1 or 2 ladies buying eveything MJB and telling me that’s all they wear.Good for him. And I think he has improved some. But, I would like to see more improvements IMO.

Is this new iteration a good case of if it’s not broke, don’t fix it? I thought the older formulation was better rated. As usual, Thai God for the dupes.

I think that a lot of people actually didn’t like the original formula – I think the new one is more favored!

Part of this one’s downfall is the whole 10-hour wear time claim + hydrating, so it over-promises compared to the original as well!

Boy Gorgeous is a fantastic colour, I already have MAC D for Danger on my list, now I will have to try them both. Maybe I can try MAC on one half of my lips and the go to to Sephora to try Boy Gorgeous on the other half. People might stare, but it’s scientific. Right?!

Lovely on you! I’m not a fan of this formula. I much prefer spending on Tom Ford for these types of colors! Burberry is quite nice as well! Everyone has dupes! 😀

Uh huh!!!! I swear these sucked the life, every remaining drop, right out of my lips! Let alone that it peeled up after it did that.. And NO colors are dark enough to not sit there like an alien! I’ve found there are great dupes in YSL, TF, CT, and actually some Guerlain Rouge Gs! Some Audacious are close enough that of one uses a lip blush & takes a bit from a few shades, they can get an equally stunning color.. But this is a definite case of while they look beautiful on you, you want them off! It’s not worth the pain. I’ll take 2 hours of comfort over a 10 hr claim that parched me. 😀

These all look much more vibrant and flattering on skin/lips than the shade looks in the tube. What a pleasant surprise!

Rei of light is the one for me. I look sickly in cool reds and I like how it’s not as neon as some of my other warm reds. I’m glad you clarified the longevity issue effecting the grade. I didn’t want to pay 30 for a B but I don’t want 10 hours anyway.

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