Thursday, October 31, 2013

Marc Jacobs Beauty - Blush And Polish Review And Swatches

So I must admit, I wasn't the fastest at jumping on the Marc Jacobs Beauty bandwagon. I still can't say I am truly as in awe as many others are with the line. But I do like the two pieces I have.

The only thing I purchased from the line was a Marc Jacobs Shameless blush in the colour 206 Reckless.

Like most luxury brands the compact comes in a bag. While most everyone has oohed and ahhed about the "luxurious" packaging, I have to say WHAT THE F*CK (sorry mom, I know, I know, "Watch my mouth")? THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL LUXURIOUS packaging? Please people! Let me introduce you to Guerlain, Chanel or Dior. I even like Chantecaille and their little satin bags better than this. Its a little fabric pouch, not velvet like its contemporaries. The stitching is not even, the tag that says MARC JACOBS is just stitched on at the ends, and the snap isn't even centered. If it wasn't a brand new item purchased from Sephora I would swear it was a knock off. That's kind of the look of the pouch. Like its trying to be something its not.

I know I am being really harsh, but really! If you want to charge Chanel pricing, and compare yourself, then do it right! Along with the palette (which is much smaller than I expected) is a brush. The brush itself is nicer than the Estee Lauder/Lancome type ones that come in blushes, BUT.......... TWO BIG ISSUES HERE. One - these brushes are useless and stupid and pointless, and why waste the time with them? This is not a Marc Jacobs issue. This is an all around, through all brands complaint that drives me mad. At least when I buy a Chantecaille or Le Metier De Beaute one, they don't bother with one at all. But specific to this product, why make a brush that doesn't fit IN the palette? What are you going to do, keep it knocking around your purse? Yes, you could just keep the pouch, but even then, its just a big over site on their part as far as I am concerned.

The shadow itself is nice, if nto a little small (or smaller than I expected is more accurate). Its a nice colour, applies naturally and blends easily. Is it worth the price tag? I'm not sure....... I like it, but I think I would stick with my Dior blushes before this one. Its nice, but its just ok.

Here is the blush, both built up a nd sheered out. As you can see, it has a nice shimmer without being TOO much, and it does build up and sheer out.

Overall, I like the blush. But I am not going to send you running to pick it up.

I have to admit. I had no intention of buying any of these. For one simple reason. If I loved it, I would have another high end brand to collect. Not trying it seemed the easy solution. But sadly, I was gifted it and really love the formula. Sadly..... hehe. Yeah, poor me! What a horrible dilemna! Gifted a polish I really like!

And here is. Oui is a magenta like purple colour. It certainly leans pink, but it is a purple. The packaging is gorgeous, if a little different... good and bad. Good as its pretty, bad for my OCD obsession. Its going to look super awkward and goofy all by itself. I guess I just have to buy another 10-12!

The brush can be improved. Its the standard (three years ago standard) thin, straight brush. I would like to see them move to a shorter wider brush in the future for more precise application!

And then it looks like this:

So yes, I must go get a dozen more. Its the only solution I see!


  1. You sound like me I didn't buy any because I learned my lesson with the Sephora line last year and to top it off they all went on sale after Christmas. So if I pick any up it will be then but I don't think my ocd could handle this shape in my Alex's and I've started weeding some out of my collection and narrowing down to brands I love and want to keep buying. Of course that went out the window when I saw Burberry had polishes and I bought two lol



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