Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic and Superstar Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyls

August 14, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty has two new Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyls (Sheer) in Magic and Superstar ($28 each for 5 ml/0.16 fl oz). Magic is a sheer champagne gold nude shimmer and Superstar is a sparkling mauve pink with silvery shimmers. Both are very sheer like other shades in the same formula (reviews of Kissability, Heart Shaped and Overprotected). In case you haven’t seen the previous reviews and are new to Marc Jacobs lip glosses, the Lip Vinyl Sheers have a flexible sponge tip. There is a soft vanilla-cake scent to these but they have a slight cooling sensation and plump the lips. I found them gentle enough for my sensitive lips. The texture is smooth and shiny.

Magic applies virtually clear on my lips adding shine. I was hoping there would be a visible golden iridescent glow on the lips but on me it’s almost invisible. I expected Superstar to be really frosty based on what it looks like in the tube but it’s actually not. It’s a less frosted version of Chanel Blizzard Glossimer (which is a classic but very shimmery). I was surprised how pretty this one was.

Close ups and lip swatch of Magic, it’s a sheer gloss that will be nice to top lipsticks, but if you’re anything like me, you probably have plenty of sheer glosses in your arsenal:

Close up and lip swatch of Superstar:

Swatch comparisons to NARS Greek Holiday, NARS Gold Digger, Chanel Arlequin Glossimer (discontinued), Chanel Blizzard Glossimer, MAC Dazzleglass in Roman Holiday, Chanel Wild Rose Glossimer:

I expected to fall in love with Magic but ended up liking Superstar much more. Even though these are intended to be sheer glosses I can’t help but wish they had more pigment. Still, I’m loving the look of Superstar on the lips.

Both are currently available now at Sephora for $28 each. Have you tried any of the Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinlys? What were your thoughts? Any favorites?

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  • Hi Sabrina,

    Both MARC JACOBS Magic and Superstar complement your warm skin beautifully! They look like great basic (a.k.a. the best kind of) shades for a collection πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Dovey! They are great basic shades, I do wish Magic had more pigment though because it looks so pretty in the tube.

  • The Magic reminds me of the Buxom Celeste…maybe a good "cheaper" dupe.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend!
    Best, Lisa

    • Thanks Lisa, I've never really looked into Buxom, but good to know there might be a dupe πŸ™‚

  • I bought Heart Shaped last year and didn't love it at first, although it's grown on me. I found it drying on my naturally very dry lips and found the scent to be more overwhelming than expected. It's also sheerer than I expected. However, for the right colour I'd be willing to give the formula another go, and you make Superstar look very tempting.:)

    • Hi Jess, I like Superstar the best out of the sheer formula glosses by Marc Jacobs. Heartshaped is nice but I prefer the Superstar. Odd they ended up being drying on your lips, but I agree they are a lot sheerer than I expected.