On the Marc What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (it’s finally here next month!)

Is everyone freaking out over this collection already or WHAT? I think we can safely say that the Marc Jacobs makeup line is the most hotly anticipated launch of the year—and the big day is just around the corner. (August 9th at Sephora and select Marc Jacobs stores in the U.S. and online.) Get ready for long lines, or if you’re buying online, set your alarm clock. Sephora.com quietly released five items last week as a pre-launch, and everything sold out within hours. People are so desperate for this shiz, they’re even thieving it! A fellow beauty-writing friend just wrote up the collection for Canada.com and right after, “some asshole swiped them from my desk.” Nice.

So I feel quite fortunate indeed that I got my hot little hands on samples of (nearly) every item in the collection to test. Is it total amazingness? Let’s see…

Marc Jacobs Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation in Ivory Bisque

Marc Jacobs Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation in Ivory Bisque What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

First up is this powder foundation, pressed into a cute stripe pattern, which sits inside the collection’s signature black compact. (The packaging alone is swoon-worthy: all of the compacts are shiny black plastic with silver embossed lettering and buttons, and they come in chic little black cloth pouches, too.) But back to this powder foundation. It’s described as ultra-lightweight and ideal for diffusing flaws, instantly brightening and removing shine—either for all-day wear or midday touch-ups.

There are 10 shades in total and I was sent two; the one above, Ivory Bisque, is the second lightest.

Marc Jacobs Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation in Beige

Marc Jacobs Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation in Beige What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

This one, Beige, is two shades darker than Ivory Bisque. (Bisque, which I didn’t get a sample of, is in between them.)

Here’s what the two shades look like on skin:

Marc Jacobs Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation in Ivory Bisque and Beige What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

I think Ivory Bisque is a pretty good match to my skin tone. It’s just ever-so-slightly yellowish, but nothing I can’t live with. (And mind you, I had to apply a lot to get these to show up in photos.)

As for the product itself, I like the idea of it being dual-purpose, so that you could use it as both a regular foundation and a touch-up powder. The problem is, it doesn’t hold up that well as a foundation. It does make your skin look a bit better, but it’s VERY light coverage. (Is it even accurate to call it a foundation?) It’s certainly not one of those foundations that minimizes your need for concealer. I needed quite a bit of concealer to deal with redness that usually gets covered up by my tinted moisturizer. Unless your skin is supermodel-perfect, be prepared for the same.

The good news is that while it’s lightweight in coverage, it’s also lightweight in texture. As you know, I’m not so much a fan of powder foundations in general since I find them quite dry-looking on skin. But this one was so light that I didn’t notice that effect, although it is summer so my skin is more hydrated than it will be six months from now. I still don’t think it would make you look cakey, so I may be using this as my new touch-up powder. (It’s a little more elegant to pull out of my bag than my current Hard Candy compact!)

Speaking of Hard Candy though, their translucent powder costs $8.00 at Walmart, whereas this… costs $58.00. It’s lovely, but I don’t think I would personally purchase it for that price. It does do what it says it’s going to do, but I’d rather use a true translucent powder for mattifying and spend my money on a higher-coverage liquid foundation.

Marc Jacobs Perfect Powder Featherweight Foundation, $58.00 each

Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen

Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

This is an all-in-one concealer pen with anti-aging and brightening properties. (“The perfect fix for flaws or the aftermath of last night.”) What makes it super-cool—literally—is that instead of a brush on the tip, which I’ve always found a bit gross and unhygienic, it has a metal dispenser that cools down your skin on contact.

There are seven “skin” shades and then two universal shades, which are what I was sent. Stand Corrected is called a universal corrector and Bright Idea is a universal brightener.

Here they are on skin, unblended:

Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen swatches in Stand Corrected and Bright Idea What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

I didn’t read the press release first, so my initial thought was WTF—why is one so yellow and one so pink? But then I found out about the correcting/brightening thing, and it made a bit more sense.

Sort of. Here’s how they are blended:

Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen in Stand Corrected and Bright Idea blended swatches What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

The yellow one is meant to neutralize redness and the purple tones around the eye area, and the pink one can brighten up sallowness. Obviously, I’m more a candidate for the yellow than the pink since I already have way too much pink going on in my skin already. Around my purplish dark circles, Stand Corrected worked fine and was nicely brightening and natural-looking.

On other areas of redness, like around my nose? I needed way more coverage than it could give. Don’t get me wrong; the formula is beautiful. It’s just quite liquidy and sheer for a concealer anywhere except the eye area. (Maybe in Marc’s world, because he’s around so many 15-year-old models, there is no need for higher-coverage concealer and foundation. Sigh.)

The other thing that bothered me was how much product gets dispensed from the tip. You end up wasting a lot, and it’s really tricky to cover a blemish or dark spot properly. You could, if you layered it and used a little brush instead of trying to apply directly from the tube… but I have other concealers that do the job faster and better.

It would have been nice to compare it with Rendezvous or Wake Up Call (the skin shades that I think would be my match) but oh well. For me, this is a nice alternative to a Touche Éclat… and at $47.00, a little cheaper.

Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen, $47.00 each

Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Eyeliner in Blacquer

Marc Jacobs Magic Marcer Precision Pen Eyeliner in Blacquer What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

I die over the extreme cleverness of this product name. (Marc’er? Blacquer?) The pen itself is also very, very chic and the way all liquid liners should be, don’t you think? So much easier to draw holding a pen than a tiny brush. This one features a calligraphy-shaped pointed tip that dispenses an intensely black shade of liquid liner that is also waterproof. (Note: It only comes in the one shade.)

Here it is on my skin:

Marc Jacobs Magic Marcer Precision Pen Eyeliner swatch in Blacquer What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

You can angle the tip to get different thicknesses. The tiny pointy end comes in handy when you’ve made a mistake and need to correct certain points in your line, or for super-subtle flicks at your outer edges.

I wore this all day on Saturday and it is indeed very black and very waterproof. It’s not totally matte though; it almost has a slight shine to it. I found it easy (and fun) to work with… but again, it kinda comes down to price ($36.00). I’ve seen tons of very similar liquid liner pens recently (Joe Fresh, Revlon, Maybelline New York) and I’m sure there are dozens more. I know they are in all likelihood not nearly as great—but they are also, like, $30.00 cheaper. Your call.

Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Eyeliner, $36.00

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Jazz(berry), Th(ink) and Intro(vert)

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Jazzberry Introvert and Think What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

But wait, there’s more eyeliner! These ones are pencils—gel pencils. What does that mean? Apparently, that you get smoother application with richer pigments and more intense colour. They are also waterproof.

They come in Blacquer as well as five colours. This is what the three I was sent look like on skin:

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon swatches in Introvert Think and Jazzberry What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

Let’s talk about that sparkly green! It’s one of my favourite things in this whole collection. The shimmer isn’t over-the-top but it’s just fun and girly enough to put a smile on your face. (It looks especially great when you use it to line just the lower waterlines.) The purple doesn’t pick up anywhere near as much light but I also liked it as a stand-in for basic black. Still very dark and intense, but not quite as harsh. I’m going to pass on the berry shade as an eyeliner. It’s more of a runway colour and in real life isn’t very flattering around the eye area.

As far as performance, these were a dream to use. They glide on very easily and are the perfect soft texture for doing the delicate waterlines. Happily, they seem to stay put really well—maybe even better than my Urban Decay faves, which I believe are tad greasier. A good waterproof liner is hard to find, so I’d say $30.00 is pretty reasonable for one of these.

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon, $30.00 each

Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Heart Shaped

Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Heart Shaped What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

Adorbs. I’ll bet these sell out first… because who wouldn’t want Marc Jacobs lip gloss? We can always use a new lip gloss. These ones deliver shine as well as plumping and come in two types of pigments: full and sheer colour.

There are 12 in total and I was sent Heart Shaped, which (I think) is one of the sheers:

Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Heart Shaped swatch What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

It’s a peachy coral that I fell in love with on my skin… but on my lips? Not quite as much. I don’t know if it’s because my lip colour is naturally pretty red, but this just didn’t show up on me. It looked like I was wearing a pale, almost clear gloss with a lot of shine. (There are teeny tiny shimmer particles, but in a good way.) This doesn’t mean that I won’t of course wear it. I’d probably just like the full-colour red (No Regrets) or hot pink (Boom Boom) better.

The texture of these is that nicely hydrating, balmy feel that we’ve all come to know and love ever since companies stopped making sticky lip glosses in the last couple of years. (Thank GOD.) They smell amaze, thanks to a champagne-grape infusion, and there’s a slight tingling for the plumping action, but it’s not over-the-top minty and irritating like plumpers of the past.

Gotta warn you about the packaging, though. I was accidentally sent two of these in the same shade, and thank the PR gods for that because the wand of the first one broke when I pulled it out of the tube. The applicator tip got stuck inside, so all I was left with was the stick, rendering the whole thing completely useless. (You can’t squeeze the tube.) So if you do buy this, be extra-cautious with how you handle it. Frankly, I expect much more durable packaging from a $34.00 lip gloss.

Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl, $34.00 each

Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in Role Play

Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in Role Play What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

Another sure-to-be-popular item in this range is the lipstick… er, lip gel. A “gellified” lipstick is how they describe it, which means we get high shine plus intense pigment. Like the gloss, it is also plumping.

There are 16 shades and I was sent two. Role Play, above, is a brownish pink.

Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in Seduce Me

Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in Seduce Me What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

This one, Seduce Me, is a bold berry that looks brighter on the lips than in the tube.

Here’s a closer look:

Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel Seduce Me and Role Play swatches What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

Seduce Me is super-duper intense on my skin and this translates to my lips as well. It’s one of those universally flattering colours that I think any skin tone could pull off… but like I said, it’s intense. I think this will be a great colour for fall—I don’t feel so much like wearing it now. Role Play, on the other hand, works as a beautiful nude. It’s one of those “your lips, only better” type shades that you want when you’re playing up your eyes and want your lips low-key (but not corpse-like). Initially, I thought it had maybe a touch too much brown for my liking, but actually on the lips, your real colour comes through, so it looks really pretty and natural.

You will like the texture of these as well. They remind me of the Smashbox lippie I rave about a lot—somehow intense yet sheer and buildable, and light as a feather on the lips. They are moisturizing so they don’t emphasize dry or flaky bits either. The price could be better (they’re $36.00), but I can definitely make a case for splurging here. Now excuse me while I go lust after the fuchsia (Happy Ending)…

Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel, $36.00 each

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Irresistible

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Irresistible What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

The blush is another item I’m partial to in this collection. Partly because I have a problem with blush (MOAR blush! MOAR!) and partly because it is actually quite a nice one. It’s a powder that, like the foundation, is etched in that cute stripe pattern and comes in the adorbs little compact.

There are nine shades and I was sent Irresistible:

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush swatch in Irresistible What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

Although I could get away with it in bad lighting, this isn’t really the ideal shade for me—it’s a dark-ish coral and I’m probably better suited to the lighter version, called Provocative. (Actually, I’d probably choose the pinkier shade, Obsessed, if left to my own devices.) But even still… I think this looks SO good on, even though my skin isn’t quite dark enough for it.

The reason I like this blush is because it doesn’t give you a ton of pigment on first swipe. Don’t you hate that, when you dip your blush brush into a new powder blush and sweep it across your cheek—only to realize it’s way too pigmented and now you look like a clown? Not the case here. You have to repeat a few times to get your desired level of colour… even on super-pale me. At $36.00 though, it’s a bigger investment than most prestige brands so you’d really need to test this out in good lighting and compare it with what you have to decide if it’s worth it.

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush, $36.00

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Eyeshadow in The Mod

Marc Jacobs Style Eye Con No. 3 Plush Eyeshadow in The Mod What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

So this is how Marc is selling his shadows—in palettes instead of individual monos. There are two types of palette. No. 3, above, features three shadows per palette and comes in six colour harmonies. No. 7, which I didn’t receive, has seven shadows per palette and comes in four colour harmonies. The textures of the shadows range from metallics to mattes to “sheens.”

Here’s what No. 3—a.k.a. “The Mod”—looks like on my skin:

Marc Jacobs Style Eye Con No. 3 Plush Eyeshadow in The Mod swatches What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

I’m kinda into the graphic-ness of these shades, which are definitely true to the Mod spirit. The first is a white with a bit of subtle sheen that picks up in the light. It’s not as scary as a flat, matte white and looks pretty good as highlight for the inner corners or even all over the lid as a base. The black has metallic in it, which I don’t think you can see too well in the photo. Again, it gives it more interest than a plain black and you could use this as a liner or smoke it out. The third shade is a dove grey that is quite similar to the white.

It’s not my favourite harmony of the bunch—I’d probably choose one with more browns, like The Shoe Gazer or The Glam. I also think this is a bit expensive at $51.00 for three shadows.

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Eyeshadow, $51.00 per palette

Marc Jacobs Lip Lock Moisture Balm in Makeout

Marc Jacobs Lip Lock Moisture Balm in Makeout What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

Oh HAI $29.00 lip balm. You are lovely, with your subtle mintiness, non-goopy texture and “nourishing precious oils.” You even contain SPF 18.

I just can’t spend $29.00 on you, even if Marc Jacobs’ name is on the package. Come, now.

Marc Jacobs Lip Lock Moisture Balm, $29.00

Marc Jacobs Brow Tamer Eyebrow Grooming Gel in Invisible

Marc Jacobs Brow Tamer Eyebrow Grooming Gel in Invisible What you should buy from the new Marc Jacobs makeup line (its finally here next month!)

The last item I have to show you is this brow gel, which has a special tack-free, soft-hold formula (so that your brows don’t look literally gelled into place). I think the coolest thing about it is the brush. It’s furry. It reminds me of a paint roller, actually. I think the reason they chose that is because it doesn’t pick up a lot of product, so it’s quite subtle compared to the mascara-style ones out there that often dispense too much.

It comes in just one shade, Invisible (which—duh—is clear). Again, at $29.00 it’s not cheap, but it depends on how much you’re annoyed by the other wands out there.

Marc Jacobs Brow Tamer Eyebrow Grooming Gel, $29.00

And that concludes my test! What I didn’t get to try yet:

  • Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation, $58.00 each. Apparently this is in a first-to-market gel technology (lots of gel here) featuring coconut water extracts (!!). Supposed to be buildable from natural to full coverage and has anti-aging and hydrating properties. There are 16 shades.
  • Marc Jacobs Lash Lifter Gel Volume Mascara, $32.00. This has some fancy technology called E-Lash-Tic that works like Spandex to lift, volumize and curl (no lash curler required). Also smudge-proof and flake-proof, but you can wash it off with warm water. Comes in just one intense black shade, Blacquer.
  • Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plus Eyeshadow, $71.00 each. This is the seven-shade version of the eyeshadow palette and comes in four versions. The Lolita is along the same lines as Urban Decay’s Naked palettes, and looks awesome.
  • Marc Jacobs O!mega Bronze Perfect Tan, $59.00. The finish of this bronzer is described as “radiant-matte,” which has me intrigued. It’s available in just one universal shade, Tantric.
  • Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer, $22.00 each. These are his nail polishes, all of which have a plasticized, wet-look finish that apparently mirrors 30 coats. Whoa. There are 24 shades including Shiny, the one that started the buzz on the fall 2013 runway.
  • Marc Jacobs The Face I Liquid Foundation Brush, $58.00; Marc Jacobs The Face II Sculpting Foundation Brush, $58.00; Marc Jacobs The Blush Angled Blush Brush, $58.00; and Marc Jacobs The Bronze Bronzer Brush, $94.00. (Jaw just dropped at the price of that last one.)

The bottom line

It’s obviously a beautiful range… but I guess because it was hyped so much, I had HUGE and probably unrealistic expectations. (Considering I already have a ridiculous makeup collection, there’s not much here that I don’t already have in some shape or form.) I think the products are all great quality—well, aside from the fragile lip gloss wand—but they are definitely on the more pricey side. It really depends on how much you’re swayed by the cachet of the name and what you don’t already have at home. Personally, I was disappointed with the light coverage of the skin makeup, but I still need to try the foundation and bronzer before I weigh in with a final verdict. I think the eyeliners, blushes and lipsticks are where this collection really excels.

Again, the big day is August 9th, where you’ll be able to find this at Sephora stores, select Marc Jacobs stores, by calling 1-877-SEPHORA or visiting Sephora.ca, MarcJacobsBeauty.com or MarcJacobs.com.

Tell me:

Are you counting down the days ’til August 9th?
What would you buy from this collection?
Do you think these prices are fair or too much?

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18 Comments

Natacha Medeiros
Monday, July 29/2013 at 6:39 pm

Michelle, I am SO jealous you got to try these goodies out. I know where I’ll be next Friday -reluctantly handing over my credit card to buy an overpriced (but of course, highly justified and much needed) lipstick. And let’s not even get me started on the polish…

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, July 30/2013 at 4:08 pm

Aw, don’t be jealous! The stuff is nice, but honestly, I was expecting my mind to be blown and it wasn’t. I think the lipsticks are a good choice if you want to buy something :)

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huw thomas
Monday, July 29/2013 at 10:05 pm

His make up is awful. Posh pots with a) nothing new in them and b) they are very poor. The colours are awful. I think his market is old rich ladies who slap it on thick and want that mask look. I love Joan Rivers very dearly and love the surgery but did you see her film? The colour of the foundation was slightly dark yellow and layered on with a shovel. Its a “don’t come closer then 6 foot while i stand in this low lighting” slap. He’s made his millions somehow from his bags and dunno what else. But he sure has the finest boyfriends and a great big fab yacht. Ooh I could share many a tale of nights on his yacht – kate moss, naomi campbell, muscle escorts, helpers to show people how to walk, everything bad you can imbibe. Oh fabulous. I was there of course. Oh alright I knew 2 of the guys on there. Ibiza every year – he’s hot too. Just joking about Kate, Naomi and everything. I am a liar. OMG that powder, yuck. Love ya, Michelle. xx

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, July 30/2013 at 4:12 pm

I love your comments :) I’m sad you can’t tell us more about this yacht!

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huw thomas
Tuesday, July 30/2013 at 4:53 pm

some people have their assistants take one pot of, lets just say its called cocwaine, and one other person also smokes, lets call it crock, so their pots are into party town but assistants also take pots of rohypnol as these people need their sleep as – lets just call them Modellsh. My friend (very close, I’ve not known his name for years) plus his muscle men big boy escorts basicaly go round – lets just call it, facking – various inebriated stars, each other, def not Marc – and poss Marc but I can’t say, but definitely, lets just say, Morc. Morning – ephedrine, cocwaine and coffee and off they all stagger to do their snooty look-at-me crap. Plus one v famous modelsh is seeing my psych as she’s breaking down from fading looks. Still made $10m last year, moaning cow! And thats all I know about Ibiza and posh yacht which is not a bit too much info.
Mwah!!XX

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Renee | Beauty Fool
Tuesday, July 30/2013 at 12:52 pm

Michelle, off topic but I just have to say it – you are looking HAWT in your Author bio picture at the bottom! Love your hair as well!

x Renee

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, July 30/2013 at 4:14 pm

Aw, you are too sweet! My hair’s not that red in person, it’s just photoshop brightening, haha :)

Hope you are well xo

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huw thomas
Tuesday, July 30/2013 at 1:36 pm

Bloody £400 on cosmetics – addicted to BB, CC, DD, BO creams and must try em all. I have v high hopes of a few today and shall report back. Please try and stay calm and don’t get carried away by the excitement. Oh its about Marc Jacobs – er – why do women spend thousands on bags? Even the gays don’t get that one. Spend it on something more useful like lipo or a nose job and put your lipstick, phone, crap and tons more of crap into your fanny pack. Marc’s boyfriend, Harry Louis, is hot as a very muscular, beautiful, poptart. Latisse, latisse, latisse – get it!!

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Audrey
Tuesday, July 30/2013 at 3:51 pm

whatever this guy is on, I want some

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, July 30/2013 at 4:17 pm

Seriously!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, July 30/2013 at 4:16 pm

Fanny packs? Nooooooooo!

Would love to hear your male perspective on the best BB/CC etc.

I hear you on the handbags… not that I encourage plastic surgery :) Latisse is amazing but it stained my eyelids purple… am on a break right now.

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huw thomas
Tuesday, July 30/2013 at 6:12 pm

Some days I like dark lids as makes me look mysterious and menacing, even in my lime green velour jogging suit. I just put benefit don’t stray medium or clinique eye something on them – I prefer my v v fave of mixed stila colour correct and bronzer over spf and appy ightly around eyes, lifts eyelid colour just smasheroo. My “l” doesn’t work well on my 3 month old $1200 computer and my itunes is gefucked – I can’t live without an hour of disco every morning!

So, most BB and CC are fine for men. some can be a tad too much coverage or little bit orangey but – you may know this (!!) – the man stripes it down his cheek and then says “Gee! I’m a gonna shoot me some meat down in old Josh McMows them there woods. Thanks little lady but I don’t go for this here gay boy fag muck. I’ll take the smokey eye kit and, bejesus, the falsies, lip pump, gloss, ivory camouflage foundation and glitter bronzer. And the dark BB. hee haw! Gays! Huh! Ciao ducky!”

After that hilarious paragraph down to business. Please don’t judge me when I say I have 17 BB or CC creams – I’m not dangerously mental, but sometimes I think I might be a gay, lesbian or transgender person. Man needs light coverage – should see pores (hopefully not great big ones!). Mix colours and brands and coverage depending on how ravaged your face is and what colour it is. Usually face colour.

I would only avoid a few:

1 Mac prep and prime skin brightening serum. Does nothing at all. Nothing

2 Dior Hydra Life BB creme. Fine if you are tangerine coloured

3 Smashbox photo prime. Never ever understood why Smashbox is popular – this primer does nothing unless you are going to put foundation on (er, thats what primer’s for cretin.) Its just dimethicone based like most primers. The idea it fills wrinkles is rubbish. Imagine how thick the substance would have to be to do that. However, I mix a bit of this or Mac greasy primer in with my concealer so if i need a good old coverage like Benefit Boing, the primer takes away the cakeiness so its fantastic news al round. Lets have a party.

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1 Stila colour corrector mixed with bronzer and, if its a binge and purge day, illuminator. Slinks on, seeps in, glowing, beautiful, gorgeous, shiny. If enough time it settles after 30 mins, if not enough time, because you are going for a wig fitting for example, then eeny weeny bit of powder. Benefit flawless with brush and dior pressed for little bits e.g. v v carefully under the eyes in the corners then Benefit lightly over my inch deep under eye wrinkles. Can’t let powder settle in there, there’s already 2 Polish families nice and settled down there thank you very much.

2 Diorskin Nude BB

Good colour, medium coverage but goes in well

3 Stila HD beauty balm

4 Murad skin perfecting primer – dewy finish and matte both good

5 Clinique CC moisture surge cream. Mad on it to start with, still good but maybe bit heavy????

Tired, tired, toodle oo! Mwah!!xx

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Beauty Vancouver
Tuesday, July 30/2013 at 7:54 pm

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Sophia
Wednesday, July 31/2013 at 5:06 pm

Pretty underwhelming… I’m only interesting in the liquid liner and that’s just for the packaging!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, August 2/2013 at 11:27 pm

You think so too? I was wondering if it was just because I have too many beauty products at this point :) Also, lately I keep finding amazing cheap things from like Yves Rocher, Revlon, Avon, etc.

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teri triplett
Friday, August 2/2013 at 7:35 pm

I am waiting for the lip gel. I like the role play you tested though your paragraph has a typo, you used Seduce Me twice when you meant Role Play. Also, Elle magazine had a write up on Strange Magic which I will order as well. I will order online at midnight to avoid the crowds. thanks for the tips!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, August 2/2013 at 11:26 pm

Fixed :) thanks!
Let us know how you like the Lip Gel!

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Miss V in NYC
Tuesday, August 13/2013 at 1:02 am

Stopped by the Sephora in NYC today to check out the collection. Bought the gel eyeliner in Th(ink), which I love due to its consistency and staying power, the nail lacquer in Sally, which is a deep shimmery blue-green, and the perfection powder in Cocoa, which made my skin look matte, but not dry, and still natural. Will see what else strikes my fancy, but it’s a good start. Always like to try new things and get my beauty fix.

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