Marc Jacobs Beauty

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquers

May 19, 2015


For summer Marc Jacobs Beauty has launched a new lip gloss formula called the Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($28 each for 5 ml/0.16 fl oz). There are 18 shades of high-shine lip gloss that come in a wide range of colors from soft nudes, feminine pinks, plums, corals and bolder reds. The textures range from jelly, to cream, to shimmer – all with a smooth lush cushiony gloss feel. In terms of pigment, most of the colors offer sheer to medium coverage. Some you can wear alone while others are best used for high shine or to layer over lipstick. There is a subtle sweet minty scent to the glosses which have a cooling (but not tingling) feel on the lips. The Enamored Lip Lacquers are infused with apricot and passionfruit and feel ultra hydrating and smooth once applied. I’ve teamed up with Marc Jacobs Beauty to share all 18 colors with you today.



First a quick look at the packaging. The new Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquers are similar in design and packaging compared to the original lip lacquers (sheer and full). The tube is now a rounded square rather than a flattened tube but still has the same flexible sponge-tip applicator.



A closer look at the sponge-tipped applicators:



on the nails two coats of Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Le Charm


Above: Daisy Nail Lacquer, Honeybun (P)Outliner, O!Mega Bronzer


All the colors plus swatches and close ups below:



I’ve grouped the colors into three categories, first up are the Pinks and Roses:



  • Love Buzz is a metallic pink gold, the shimmer is very smooth and gives lips a lush full glossy glow, pigment and coverage on this one is medium, it will cover the entire lip but has a slight transparent quality to let the natural lip shine through
  • Pink Flamingo is a soft cool pink jelly, this one has no shimmer, finish on this one is sheer
  • Allow Me is most similar to the original gloss in Kissability, it’s a medium rose with tiny gold flecks mixed in, it has a very smooth non-gritty texture, coverage on this is sheer-to-medium
  • Love Drunk is a brown-rose with gold shimmer, it’s a few shades darker and more brown compared to Allow Me, coverage is medium
  • Rebel Rebel is a deeper but soft warm rosy color, it has multi-colored shimmers mixed in with a slight blueish sheen, coverage on this one is sheer-to-medium




Next up are the Nudes:



  • Moon Glow is an ultra pale nude cream, if you have pigmented lips like me, it will contrast with your natural lip tone, one swipe may appear chalky, but if you layer this and blot, the color will smooth out, pigment is medium to full depending how you layer it
  • Pretty Thing is a sheer glossy warm peachy pink nude with a jelly finish, there is no shimmer in this one, on my pigmented lips it evens out the lip tone for a natural your lips but better sheen, coverage is sheer to medium
  • Sugar Sugar is a neutral beige with gold shimmer flecks, it feels more like a cream shade even though it has a bit of shimmer, coverage on this one is medium
  • Taboo is stunning metallic nude rose with champagne frost, on the lips the shimmer is very smooth, this is similar to Love Drunk in finish, it makes the lips look full and glossy, coverage is sheer to medium
  • French Tickler is a sheer iridescent pink beige with tiny silver and champagne sparkles, coverage on this one is ultra sheer, it will add a nice shine to the lips and for me works best layered over other lipsticks (or a liner)






Last but not least, On-Trend Bolds:



  • Some Girls is a gorgeous shimmery warm watermelon pink, it has smooth shimmer (no frost) coverage on this one is medium
  • Forbidden Fruit is a sheer jelly orange, coverage on this one is sheer, but the brightness of the color gives the lips a soft wash of color
  • Whip It is a bright metallic fuchsia, coverage on this one is medium
  • Uproar is a peachy gold in the tube, on the lips it’s very sheer, almost transparent, it gives the lips a very subtle sheen of shimmer
  • Hot Hot Hot is a jelly pink red, it has a high shine and you can layer the color for more coverage, pigment is medium on this one
  • Hey You is similar to Hot Hot Hot but it’s more pink/warm-based (versus blue/pink), coverage and pigment is medium
  • Pink Steam is a metallic lilac pink, it’s purply in the tube and on the arms, on the lips there is a see through quality that lets your natural lip shine through and looks slightly more pinkish, it’s a very wearable lilac
  • Boom is a sheer jelly plum, coverage is sheer to medium on this one, the bright color of this gives the lips a tint of lush plum, you can layer for more pigment, but on me it’s still a jelly





In addition to each individual lip lacquer, Marc Jacobs Beauty has a few #Enamored Lip and Nail Pairing Sets ($46 each) available exclusively online. The colors were personally selected by Marc Jacobs, each set include one nail polish, one lip lacquer and a black zip cosmetic pouch:
  • #EnamoredWith Desire has Lip Lacquer in Love Drunk + Nail Lacquer in Petra
  • #EnamoredWith Seduction includes Lip Lacquer in Moonglow + Nail Lacquer in Jezebel
  • #EnamoredWith Charm contains Lip Lacquer in Uproar + Nail Lacquer in Le Charm (colors shown below)



I’ve been playing with the glosses for a few weeks now and found lasting power to be pretty good given the shine and jelly finish. The Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquers last for several hours without fading or budging if your lips go untouched. The gloss has decent lasting power and will stay put through one cup of coffee, but there will be transfer to the cup. The good news is even though these are sheer, the texture makes them pretty much budge-proof and the color doesn’t fade until several hours into wear. Overall I think there’s lots to love with this formula. If you like high shine glosses with sheer to medium coverage I think you’ll definitely find a color to suit your taste. My personal top three picks include Love Buzz, Pink Steam, Taboo and Some Girls. The shimmery/metallic ones seem to have the best coverage with slightly more pigment. Even though my favorites are on the metallic side, they go on the lips with a smooth lush shimmer that isn’t overly frosted. Long time Beauty Look Book readers know I am a neutral lip lover at heart, but I find the brighter ones very wearable. The glossy finish and semi-sheer color makes these more forgiving on the lips – the shades are perfect for that effortless glow and wash of color that I crave in warm weather months.


There are 18 shades available now online at Marc Jacobs Beauty. Each color retails for $28. Have you checked out the new Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquers yet? If so, what did you think?

Many thanks to Marc Jacobs Beauty for sponsoring this post. The glosses were provided courtesy of Marc Jacobs for this feature. For more details refer to my disclosures.

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  • Jina Beautyblogmark May 19, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Wow! Amazing lip lacquers! Thanks for this review, Sabrina πŸ™‚

    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      You're welcome! Yes they are amazing!

  • Rachel Polansky May 19, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I have the shade Adore Me and I love it, I'm definitely interested in Taboo too!

    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      Taboo is such a unique color, I think because of the transparent quality it will look different on everyone πŸ™‚

  • Starrz Beauty May 19, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    They look gorgeous! Love that you did a swatch and a lip swatch for each one!

    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      Glad they helped! It took me days lol!

  • Holly Olivia May 19, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    They are all so nice! French Tickler and Hey You are my favourites, I want them all!!

    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      French Tickler is such a pretty sheer pale neutral shimmer!

  • Jeanatte Salazar May 19, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    These all look great; a shade for everyone. I can honestly say there's a one or two that I like in each color range and that's rare for me! Glad to know it has some sort of staying power. Also, MJ packaging is just so beautiful. I'd buy them all just to display them.

    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      I agree – the MJ packaging is so pretty. For a hi-shine gloss, I was happy to find they adhered well to the lips and last a long time without being tacky.

  • Lifestyle by Numbers May 19, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Are they sticky? I love a good lipgloss but cannot handle tackiness!

    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      They have a smooth cushiony texture, there is a slight stickiness like with most glosses, it's not tacky at all though. It's something I think is hard to explain – feels like a veil of lush gloss on the lips.

  • Emmys Blog May 19, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Hey You looks like a stunning shade! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  • Natalie May 19, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Looks amazing!

  • Summer May 19, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    OH MY GOD THE COLORS AND THE PACKAGING. I'm sold… Beautiful pictures, by the way!

    || Beauty Vibes ||

    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      Thank you Summer! Yes the packaging and colors are very summer-like πŸ™‚

  • JoanneP May 19, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Such an epic post! You make me really curious about Marc Jacob lipsglosses. All seems easy to wear. Thanks for the great review!

    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Thanks Joanne! I think there is something for everyone in this release πŸ™‚ All are easy to wear, the paler nudes are a bit hard for me to pull off with my pigmented lips but they are workable.

  • Annikky May 19, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    This is amazingly thorough, thank you. These are not easily available where I am, but Pink Steam and Boom look interesting enough to make an effort to get them.

    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      Pink Steam is such a unique purply color. I can't get over how pretty it is. Hope you can track them down!

  • Jess May 20, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Some very pretty shades here. Have the original glosses been discontinued? How would you say this formula compares to the original? I found the original a bit too tingly and drying for my taste.

    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      Hi Jess, there were two formulas in the original version and they have been discontinued. I would say that the Lip Vinyl Sheers have a similar cushiony high gloss feel compared to the new ones, but the new Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquers have better pigment (even though some are very sheer) and have better staying power. The new version also has redesigned packaging to prevent leaking from the tubes which many complained about if you weren't super careful with pumping the gloss/tube/wand.

      The Lip Vinyl Full on the other hand were all full coverage glosses, almost like a liquid lipstick but with a glossy finish. These had a lot more pigment and coverage. By comparison the new Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquers are sheerer for all the colors.

      Sponge tips of the new version mimics the design of the old sheer version.

      There is also no tingly sensation with the new version but they do have a slight cool feel (emphasis on VERY SLIGHT). I didn't have a problem with drying the lips on the old formula, but the new one feels a lot more hydrating.

      Hope this helps!

    • Jess May 21, 2015 at 1:40 am

      Yes, sorry, I did mean the Lip Vinyl Sheers. Very helpful…thanks for the detailed response!

  • Eileen May 20, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Another knockout epic post! With all those lip swatches, your poor lips must have felt the worst for wear, but those swatches sold me–and I'm sure several other readers–on some of those gorgeous shades. Allow Me, Hey You, and Some Girls are my picks. I must admit, Marc Jacobs has been hit or miss for me, but I've always been pleased with his lipstick and gloss. Since I gave Chanel's summer collection a miss, these three by MJ will make up for it :-).

    I'd also like to tell you, Sabrina, how gracious you were when you disclosed that Marc Jacobs had sponsored the post. So often bloggers just add a token "product provided by blah, blah, blah. . ." You actually thanked him. That was a nice touch. Beauty is as beauty does πŸ™‚

    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      Eileen, thank you so much for your kind words. LOL about the lip swatching – I broke it up into several days (5 separate days to be exact) to make sure that my lip rubbing/makeup removing wouldn't turn my lips super red and effect the true color of the glosses.

      I think the original lip gloss versions were hit or miss because some were so so sheer. The new version has a good mix of sheer to medium coverage colors and there are a lot of options to choose from.

      You're too kind Eileen – thanks for your support and beautiful comments as always πŸ™‚

  • Kristina aka cubicledweller May 20, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Gorgeous post!!! I'm an avid reader and have been for years…your photos are so awesome!

    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      Hi Kristina, thank you for being a loyal reader πŸ™‚ So glad you are on Instagram! I hope maybe you'll start a blog someday? For now I love seeing your beauty collages, it's pure eye candy!

  • Beauty Bloss May 20, 2015 at 2:45 am

    The packaging on these are gorgeous. I'm not a big gloss girl, but the colours are fab x
    The Beauty Bloss

    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      They are gorgeous! I totally understand not being a gloss girl though πŸ™‚

  • abbygal May 20, 2015 at 5:51 am

    I have & love Some Girls. And thanks to your fabulous pictures & swatches I want more! I should mention your comments too, your descriptions of the feel & opaquness helps a lot, thanks!

    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      Some Girls is such a pretty color! I'm glad the review helped πŸ™‚

  • Ekta May 20, 2015 at 6:19 am

    I loved the old MJ lip gloss formula but the packaging meant it always leaked in my handbag. Do the new ones have the same issue?

    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Hi Ekta, the new packaging has been redesigned and is supposed to have changed to fix the leaking issue. I've never had issues with the old one, but the new formula does seem to be a bit thicker and more gel-like so it doesn't slide if that makes sense. The top of the tube also has a new cap inside that fits the wand and it's very snug so if you look in the tube, you don't see any gaps for gloss to get through if that makes sense.

      Hope this helps!

  • Candice Petersen May 20, 2015 at 6:44 am

    These are so pretty!!


  • Bella May 20, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Hi, Sabrina, thanks as always, for the thorough and gorgeous post. You have such a great eye not only for the product, but for making it attractive and accessible for the viewer.

    To echo a question above, how would you say these compare to the original lust for lacquer glosses?


    • Sabrina May 20, 2015 at 5:52 pm

      Hi Bella, so glad you liked the post! I hope it gave a good overview of all the color options. If you scroll up a bit to Jess's question I have a response comparing the new vs old. I do think the new formula is improved. Pigment ranges from sheer to medium with some being very sheer, but it is better than the original. Let me know if this answers your question, if not, happy to help if you have more πŸ™‚

  • Pam Hetlinger May 20, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    So many beautiful colors to pick from! Loved reading your review πŸ™‚


  • Tequila Mockinbird May 21, 2015 at 4:23 am

    BOOM looks like the summer sister of the vampy plum lip. Gloss is the only way I can wear that shade since my lips are tiny, so the sheen adds the dimension I lose when using an opaque, matte lip color of the same shade.

  • glitter glamgirl May 21, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Love nude shades and they have amazing range of colors! Want to try out French tickler looks amazing on lips

  • Fancie May 22, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    So many fun, pretty colors! I was a big fan of the Lust for Lacquer formula so I'm definitely looking forward to trying a couple of these. I have my eye on Pink Steam, Boom and Whip It so far

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  • Erin Neverenoughnails May 23, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Wow, I love these!! I bought my first Marc Jacobs product (one of the gel nude lipsticks) because of your swatches, and I'll definitely pick up some of these!

  • MarΓ­a Blardone May 24, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Taboo looks incredible!
    Lots of love, xx

  • Anonymous May 27, 2015 at 7:26 am

    do u think love buzz is a good dupe for Chanel's bonbon? it was one of my fave glosses and then they discontinued it and I haven't been able to find a good dupe since

  • Kate June 28, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    This is seriously the most helpful blog post ever!! I have been dying to try these and this helped me narrow down the shades to either Pretty Thing or Love Drunk! Thank you!!