Quick Reviews: Marc Jacobs Lip Lock Moisture Balm, Brow Tamer Grooming Gel, Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Marc Jacobs Makeout (10) Lip Lock Moisture Balm
Marc Jacobs Makeout (10) Lip Lock Moisture Balm

Marc Jacobs Makeout (10) Lip Lock Moisture Balm ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “buttery, rich lip balm with SPF 18 that locks in hydration.” Right now, it’s available in one shade–Makeout (10)–which is really just clear/translucent. If you’re familiar with Fresh Lip Treatments, I magicmarcer this will seem and feel familiar, but it’s not quite as emollient–it doesn’t slip as much, which I do like, because I feel like it’s so easy to run through a Fresh Lip Treatment and over-apply. Lip Lock Moisture Balm is lightweight, lasts about two to three hours, and is moderately hydrating. Personally, it doesn’t hydrate as much as my current (and ever continuing) favorite, Jack Black. It smelled lightly of mint (and a little herbal something rather), and depending on how much you put on, sometimes there was a slightly bitter taste (I didn’t notice it most of the time, though). (I bought this product, the other two were press samples, just to be totally clear.)

Marc Jacobs Invisible (30) Brow Tamer Grooming Gel ($24.00 for 0.23 oz.) is currently available in one shade–Invisible (30)–which is clear. If you don’t like crunchy brows, you’ll like this formula as it keeps brows soft and pliable, but still holds them in place. The brush is long, skinny, and flocked with almost a doe-foot like material–softer and finer than a traditional spoolie brush.

Marc Jacobs Blacquer Magic Marc’er Precision Pen ($30.00 for 0.016 oz.) is a pointed, felt-tip liquid eyeliner pen that delivers a rich, glossy black color with excellent color payoff and long-wear (ten hours with no flaking or smudging). I will forever loathe taking photos of liquid black eyeliner swatches, because they always appear browner in photos than they are in real life (where they’re pure, rich black!), so you’ll just have to go with it–it really is a glossy, deep black. From what I’ve been hearing, this is actually one of most raved about products (it was released briefly as a preview a couple of weeks ago). The tip has just enough give to maneuver around the lid and curves and roundness of the eye without issue, but it’s not floppy. It comes to a fine enough point to get the inner corners and lash line with precision, but because it widens as it gets to the base, thicker lines can be accomplished easily, too.

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Marc Jacobs Makeout (10) Lip Lock Moisture Balm
Marc Jacobs Makeout (10) Lip Lock Moisture Balm

Marc Jacobs Makeout (10) Lip Lock Moisture Balm
Marc Jacobs Makeout (10) Lip Lock Moisture Balm

Marc Jacobs Makeout (10) Lip Lock Moisture Balm
Marc Jacobs Makeout (10) Lip Lock Moisture Balm

Marc Jacobs Invisible (30) Brow Tamer Grooming Gel
Marc Jacobs Invisible (30) Brow Tamer Grooming Gel

Marc Jacobs Invisible (30) Brow Tamer Grooming Gel
Marc Jacobs Invisible (30) Brow Tamer Grooming Gel

Marc Jacobs Invisible (30) Brow Tamer Grooming Gel
Marc Jacobs Invisible (30) Brow Tamer Grooming Gel

Marc Jacobs Blacquer Magic Marc'er Precision Pen
Marc Jacobs Blacquer Magic Marc’er Precision Pen

Marc Jacobs Blacquer Magic Marc'er Precision Pen
Marc Jacobs Blacquer Magic Marc’er Precision Pen

Marc Jacobs Blacquer Magic Marc'er Precision Pen
Marc Jacobs Blacquer Magic Marc’er Precision Pen

Marc Jacobs Blacquer Magic Marc'er Precision Pen
Marc Jacobs Blacquer Magic Marc’er Precision Pen

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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These are all out of my budget but I think the one I’m most interested in is the eyeliner, I have a cheap brow gel I like and way too much lip balm 🙂 though maybe I’ll have to check out the jack black ones…

It’s nice that these new products are coming out and that they’re really good. I don’t mind spending extra funds on a product that works great. However, if there is an less expensive alternative that I am perfectly happy with, I have no need intention of spending the extra money. Right now MAC brow gel and Milani liquid eyeliner are very good products and a fraction of the cost of this. I will pass.

Yeah, I really like the Brow Gel, but it’s not like… new and exciting or better than a lot of other brow gels!

I’m sure these are nice – but I just can’t see spending $30 for a black liquid liner. The Physician’s Formula Lash Boosting liner is so nice – and it’s only $10 – plus PF is always on sale. I’d much rather spend that money on a great, high quality foundation or one of those Chanel cream blushes I’m currently lusting over.

OMG!!! I thought I was the only one of the few who loves jack black balm! That one or the buxom lip balm (which they discontinued) are the best! Looks like I’ll pass on the Marc Jacobs balm as well.

I’m really disappointed in the look of the eyeliner. :\
I was hoping for a really opaque black from a company like Marc Jacobs.

It’s funny to me that you gave the Marc’er a great review because I read Beautezine’s review first ha ha. Hers was probably just faulty, but I do dislike when a product doesn’t have consistency (this seems to happen a lot with nail polish…).

I just bought the liquid eyeliner, and it is the best pen eyeliner that I have ever used. It is super black and opaque and does not flake or smudge at all. Better then even the Kat Von D eyeliner.

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