Marc Jacobs Willful & Editrix Le Marc Lip Cremes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme LipstickMarc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “vibrant deep orchid.” It’s a bold, bright, medium magenta purple with cool undertones and a satin finish. The coverage was mostly opaque, while the consistency was creamy, comfortable to apply, and had more slip than some past iterations I’ve tried in this formula–to that end, it seemed more prone to settling into the lip lines after four hours of wear. It didn’t make it to the 10-hour wear time claimed, but it lasted for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty Orchid (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Maybelline Brazen Berry (DC, $7.99) is more muted, glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Hi Suppose (P, $7.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Loulou (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Grape (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Angela (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Dragonfruit (DC, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Night Blooming (LE, $19.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Surfer Girl (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Tabloid (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Stir (DC, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Doo Wop (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Prankster (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Letitia (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Have Your Cake (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Seductive Intent (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme LipstickMarc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep oxblood.” It’s a dark, brownish burgundy with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage where there was a slight translucency that allowed the natural lip color to come through. This shade also had more slip than past shades I have tried from this formula, which made it more comfortable to wear as it wasn’t drying, but it did slide around more and some color gathered in lip lines as the color wore on. This shade wore for six and a half hours. MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Indecent Proposal (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cherries (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Maybelline Chocoholic (DC, $7.49) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Aya (LE, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Shades (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Dior Ultra Radical (986) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Witty (P, $15.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Disturbed (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Chestnut (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Prim (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #011 (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath She's So Deep (LE, $40.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Deep Love (LE, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (DC, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip CremeMarc 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 had a sweet, floral scent, but it was very subtle, even when smelled directly from the tube.

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Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Willful Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

Marc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

Marc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

Marc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

Marc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

Marc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

Marc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Editrix Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I have better-performing dupes in my stash (MAC Have Your Cake, Too Faced Chocolate Cherries, BITE #11) , but I feel like MJ can do better than this.

Even though both look great on you, I’m not buying either one. Not with me having some wonderful near dupes,ie; MAC Deep Love, and Colourpop Prim on my wishlist! And Maybelline Orchid Ecstasy (my darker lips make that go from a C+ to a B+), Colourpop Molly is on my next CP order, so with Prim and Molly, I know I’ll get closer to that insane 10 hr. claim than with these!

Edritrix was made for you!! Also something about the tip shape of these lipstick bullet makes me want to swipe them on my lips, the shape looks like it would feel nice.

I’m loving these. I’m pretty sure I can dupe them though. It’s crazy that I don’t think i have seen you look bad in a single shade of lipstick!

These definitely look better than others in the formula! I got the mini of KissKiss BangBang with this year’s Sephora birthday gift…the texture of it was just AWFUL on my dry lips…but the color is so pretty! I realize you probably have 50 bajillion products to review, but if you have a chance to review it, or even swatch it for dupe purposes, that would be so awesome…our skin tones are so different, I find I’m always waaaay off when I try to just eyeball it!

I like Willful but I’m putting pause on buying lipcolors for the moment. I need a perfect coral-y shade and maybe a few sheerer colors for summer, so that doesn’t really fit the bill.

hmmm I’m disappointed that they perform so terribly for the price. I honestly thought they would be superb looking at your swatches πŸ™ UD Matte Revolution Backtalk is discontinued or not sold where I live so I thought the Marc Jacobs Slowburn would be a fantastic dupe…giving it a second thought now…

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