Traditional Red in an Untraditional Formula | Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc Lip Gel in The Showstopper | Review, Photos & Swatches
November 6, 2013 • Beauty, Holiday Collection, Lipsticks, Marc Jacobs, Product Photos, Review, Reviews, Sephora, Swatches
I'm definitely a seasonal red lips girl. The Holidays just bring out that in me and I would go for a red lip tint, lip balm, and of course, red lipstick. And the limited edition Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc Lip Gel in The Showstopper (US $30 / CA $36) will be going inside my holiday makeup bag!
I have heard a lot of lovely things about Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc Lip Gels, and I am not surprised I did because they're quite awesome. The gel based formula of these lipsticks are incredible smooth, like butter without the greasiness. It feels weightless on the lips despite of the shiny look it gives.
It is also quite hydrating, which I appreciate. It also offers great pigmentation as you could probably be able to tell. It gives a shiny gel finish to the lips, which make them appear a little bit fuller. The shade itself is a classic true red, the kind you would get from a red delicious apple.
It surprised me that it stained my lips (and my arm) a little because I usually get that from a matte formula. It has a pretty good lasting power but it does transfer, especially if you wear a lip balm underneath. I had to be careful about not smudge lipstick around my mouth.
Finally, let's not forget the sleek special red packaging it comes in. The metal container has a magnetic closure and has quite good weight to it. It feels luxurious on hand and it definitely look it!
|Applied more lightly on upper lip and more saturated on bottom lip|
Until next time,