Marc Jacobs Beauty has released a new formula of lipstick called Le Marc Lip Crème ($30 each for 3.6 g / 0.12 oz). This is a one-swipe richly pigmented lipstick with a long lasting formula. The lipsticks come in 20 different shades named after iconic women that have been an inspiration to Marc Jacobs. I’m excited to share all twenty shades of Le Marc with you. In addition, I’ve teamed up with Marc Jacobs Beauty to take over their Instagram today – be sure to check out their page @marcbeauty and also my page @beautylookbook as I share more about these incredibly pigmented lip colors.
The Le Marc Lip Crème lipsticks are a full coverage lipstick designed with a semi-matte finish for a bold look. They come in the classic black lacquered tube with a magnetic clasp. Although these have a semi-matte and semi-velvety finish to them, I found the Lip Crèmes have a very slight bit sheen to them which prevents them from looking flat like most traditional mattes. All the colors are creams without shimmer yet still manage to give the lips depth. I was able to get full coverage with just one swipe although with rich colors, blending is key around the edges since the color will have a sharp contrast to your natural lip color. The texture is smooth and creamy – if your lips are on the dry side, I do recommend prepping with a balm first. The color will hug your lip which means it will adhere well and last quite a long time, but can also emphasize dry patches so be sure to have a clean and smooth lip first for the best wear.
For the color range, the Le Marc Lip Crèmes come in a variety of color options ranging from neutral pinks, to medium browns, to rich plums, hot pinks, dramatic reds and vibrant oranges. If you’re a fan of the bold lip this is a formula you are definitely going to love. Red lip fans are going to love the options of reds. There are a lot of different reds each with a slightly different undertone.
Here are all twenty shades of Le Marc all lined up. Note they are all pure crème formulas without any shimmer:
Close ups, swatches, descriptions and the inspiration behind each color (removed by request):
Georgie Girl is a pale cool-toned powder pink
Infamous is a neutral medium rose pink with a hint of mauve
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a deep vibrant rose, but still leans neutral, it’s a deeper and brighter version of Infamous
Boy Gorgeous is a rich plum magenta
Jolly Molly is a bright cool-toned pink cream
Clara is a vibrant hot pink with a blue base
Je T’aime is a semi-muted medium coral red peach
Mahogany is a medium neutral brown
Core Cora is a vibrant hot coral that leans peach
So Sofia is a vibrant hot pink coral that leans a bit pink/red
Goddess is a deep but semi-bright brick red
Oh Miley! is a vibrant rich red
Dashing is a pigmented rich red with slight brown/brick tones
Miss Scarlet is a brick red cream
Rei of Light is a medium red with brown tones, slightly lighter than Miss Scarlet
Note that reds tend to pull very similar on my skin no matter what the difference in undertone is. These will probably look different on you compared to how they translate on me.
Amazing is a deep but subdued red
J’Adore is a warm medium brown
Magenta is a plum with a high shine
Blow is a medium vamp brown plum, this one has a medium slightly glossy finish making it slightly more like a stain
Scandalis a deep plum purple with a glossy finish, this one has a semi-transparent finish and applied more like a glossy stain on my lips
I tested these for several days and found that in a given day these did last a remarkably long time. The formula adheres well to the lips and hugs them so even after the initial color fades a little, your lips are still left with a significant amount of color. Mine lasted from early morning through several bottles of water and cups of coffee. At lunch the lip color came off mainly because I usually wipe my lips before eating but there was still a lot of color left on the lips. Without touching these they do stay put until you remove it. In terms of scent there is a very very slight hint of vanilla but it’s barely detectable so those with sensitive noses will really like that these are virtually fragrance free.
Bottom line, 20 shades of Le Marc means there is a lot to explore. Marc Jacobs Beauty did a great job at creating a diverse color range and I think there’s at least one color to suit everyone’s likes and tastes. My personal favorites are Infamous (perfectly polished pink), Magenta (lush plum pink red), and Je T’aime (unique medium coral peach red mix).
Close up of me applying Infamous (wearing and holding the O!Mega Bronzer)
Below, Infamous (left) and Georgie Girl (right):
One last shot wearing Infamous in late afternoon, still on the lips after 5 hours of wear:
You can find all 20 shades of the Le Marc Lip Crèmes ($30 each) now online at Marc Jacobs Beauty.
Have you checked out the Le Marc Lip Crèmes yet? Which shades are speaking to you?
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