Marc Jacobs Beauty. Honestly!

  • January 24, 2018

Marc Jacobs Beauty has once again dazzled the makeup world with the release of 29 new foundations ranging from fair to deep on the spectrum.  As with its other launches I expect nothing less than brilliant cosmetics as I’ve yet to hear a bad or scandalous review.  Before the foundations there were his designer cosmetics enhancing skincare one coconut dew drop at a time.  While on the search for a new highlighter (here) I tested the effectiveness of his then newly released skin glow from the coconut range.  Blessed with an indulgent spirit and a handsomely generous boyfriend, I opted to try a few more products from this range.

Now shy of the five month mark I can give a true review of my purchases from Marc Jacobs Beauty. 

 

Marc Jacobs coconut range, aptly named after the main ingredient has been one of great hype in the beauty world, and I was eager to see if they were worth the hype.  Starting with the perfecting coconut face primer– it’s my daily go to.  Besides the chic packaging the product passes the test.  When applied it teeters on skin care with it’s silky milk like texture.  It’s as if it’s caring for your skin. I use two pumps to ensure I truly cover the skin and neck. Easily applied with gentle circular motions it leaves the skin youthful and perfectly primed. I’ve noticed it best works when allowed to sit and absorb before the base is applied.

 

 

 

 

 

The coconut gel highlighter dew drops makes the skin look like gold. It has the most intense, high shine I’ve seen in a liquid based product.  On subtle days, yes I understand the irony, I apply it all over my face as it some how camouflages my pigmentation.  When worn under foundation it creates a natural looking healthy finish to the base. Worn over the base may lead to issues; it tends not to mix with other products such as foundation if done incorrectly or applied too aggressively.  For targeted shine it’s best to place on specific zones with the best advice being a little goes a very, very long way.  It’s beautiful when applied to collar bones, shoulders or hands as it helps bring out ones inner soleil beam. It can be mixed in with foundation to give a skin like natural appearance but the flashback is killer if applied too heavily. 

 

 

The o!mega bronzer (not apart of coconut range) is the perfect shade for natural looking shadowing on my skin tone which is very light.  Disheartening for those shades beyond my complexion as it would serve only as an ornament on your dressing table.  But for me it’s perfect and absent of kick backs. Blends beautifully with the warmth of the sun and similarly as striking.  It’s large size and wonderfully large mirror will ensure it’s long use for times to come.

The perfecting coconut setting mist gives of a beautiful air brush finish through a delicate flush of product.  Makeup looks beautiful when locked into place with this spray and the magic ends there. Abruptly ending my love affair with Marc Jacobs Beauty is the setting spray as it amassed a multitude of problems. The lasting ability is in the range of nothing to okay. This posts an issue for me, a citizen of the Caribbean as it can not withstand the local heat. Unfortunately continuing the problems is the method of spraying. The nozzle, a bit stiff, has to be pressed completely down or else large drops escape the opening landing and leaving imprints on the makeup. Not only that, the nozzle leaks.

One apple may spoil the whole bunch but one setting spray is forgiven. I still mist after a first spray because the finish is beautiful.  My first step into designer beauty left me wanting more despite the few set backs.  One for the elitist air surrounding designer goods and two due to the quality of products.  Marc Jacobs Beauty is arguably more expansive than common cosmetic brands as it surpasses expectations and credibility with product net.  A few weeks shy of five months of usage and I’ve just now made a noticeable dent.  I’m eager to test some of Marc’s eye-shadows and I will definitely try and tip my brushes into the new foundation.

[Q] What beauty product have you tried that has left you disappointed? Leave your [A] in the comments below.


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Marc Jacobs Beauty. Honestly!

  • January 24, 2018

Marc Jacobs Beauty has once again dazzled the makeup world with the release of 29 new foundations ranging from fair to deep on the spectrum.  As with its other launches I expect nothing less than brilliant cosmetics as I’ve yet to hear a bad or scandalous review.  Before the foundations there were his designer cosmetics enhancing skincare one coconut dew drop at a time.  While on the search for a new highlighter (here) I tested the effectiveness of his then newly released skin glow from the coconut range.  Blessed with an indulgent spirit and a handsomely generous boyfriend, I opted to try a few more products from this range.

Now shy of the five month mark I can give a true review of my purchases from Marc Jacobs Beauty. 

 

Marc Jacobs coconut range, aptly named after the main ingredient has been one of great hype in the beauty world, and I was eager to see if they were worth the hype.  Starting with the perfecting coconut face primer– it’s my daily go to.  Besides the chic packaging the product passes the test.  When applied it teeters on skin care with it’s silky milk like texture.  It’s as if it’s caring for your skin. I use two pumps to ensure I truly cover the skin and neck. Easily applied with gentle circular motions it leaves the skin youthful and perfectly primed. I’ve noticed it best works when allowed to sit and absorb before the base is applied.

 

 

 

 

 

The coconut gel highlighter dew drops makes the skin look like gold. It has the most intense, high shine I’ve seen in a liquid based product.  On subtle days, yes I understand the irony, I apply it all over my face as it some how camouflages my pigmentation.  When worn under foundation it creates a natural looking healthy finish to the base. Worn over the base may lead to issues; it tends not to mix with other products such as foundation if done incorrectly or applied too aggressively.  For targeted shine it’s best to place on specific zones with the best advice being a little goes a very, very long way.  It’s beautiful when applied to collar bones, shoulders or hands as it helps bring out ones inner soleil beam. It can be mixed in with foundation to give a skin like natural appearance but the flashback is killer if applied too heavily. 

 

 

The o!mega bronzer (not apart of coconut range) is the perfect shade for natural looking shadowing on my skin tone which is very light.  Disheartening for those shades beyond my complexion as it would serve only as an ornament on your dressing table.  But for me it’s perfect and absent of kick backs. Blends beautifully with the warmth of the sun and similarly as striking.  It’s large size and wonderfully large mirror will ensure it’s long use for times to come.

The perfecting coconut setting mist gives of a beautiful air brush finish through a delicate flush of product.  Makeup looks beautiful when locked into place with this spray and the magic ends there. Abruptly ending my love affair with Marc Jacobs Beauty is the setting spray as it amassed a multitude of problems. The lasting ability is in the range of nothing to okay. This posts an issue for me, a citizen of the Caribbean as it can not withstand the local heat. Unfortunately continuing the problems is the method of spraying. The nozzle, a bit stiff, has to be pressed completely down or else large drops escape the opening landing and leaving imprints on the makeup. Not only that, the nozzle leaks.

One apple may spoil the whole bunch but one setting spray is forgiven. I still mist after a first spray because the finish is beautiful.  My first step into designer beauty left me wanting more despite the few set backs.  One for the elitist air surrounding designer goods and two due to the quality of products.  Marc Jacobs Beauty is arguably more expansive than common cosmetic brands as it surpasses expectations and credibility with product net.  A few weeks shy of five months of usage and I’ve just now made a noticeable dent.  I’m eager to test some of Marc’s eye-shadows and I will definitely try and tip my brushes into the new foundation.

[Q] What beauty product have you tried that has left you disappointed? Leave your [A] in the comments below.


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