Having never tried any of the Marc Jacobs products before, I have to say, I was much impressed when I got my hands on these babies.I received 3 ‘sticks to try: Boy Gorgeous, Moody Margot and Dashing (loving the names too, I must say). 2 out of the 3 of these blew me away, and one had me wondering what the point was.
It is also worth noting how great the packaging is–sleek, adorable, and magnetic (which is great for keeping the lid in place in the depths of your purse).
Boy Gorgeous and Dashing are from MJ’s Lip Crème collection. Both are crazy pigmented and I mean pigmented–like I literally only needed to swipe on one coat of these for absolutely full coverage and the formula is on point; they glide right on, like a gel. They have a comfortable feel with a mostly matte finish. Although named a crème, I wouldn’t say that they are the most hydrating lipstick, but they are super long wearing. They both lasted through dinner and drinks.
My only recommendation for these is that I wish that the tip had a slightly more pointed edge. I appreciate that the roundness is cute and goes with the whole aesthetic, but it makes it a little harder to execute a precise application.
Boy Gorgeous is the ideal, cool-toned berry red. It looks a bit of a medium pink in the photo, but it is darker and looks vampy once on.
With Dashing, Marc has hit the nail right on it’s cherry-red head. The perfect red that instantly lights up the face. I would say that it leans a bit blue (which is great for making your teeth look whiter).
Unfortunately, this is where my rave review ends.
Now, I’m not turning my back on the Nudes Sheer Lip Gel collection entirely, but I have to say, Moody Margot had me confused.
Is it sheer? Yes. Ok. But, it is so light, that it looks quite strange once on, kind of giving you an undead look. The colour builds up on the lips, leaving a weird, I-just-ate-a-waxy-candle finish.
I realize that not everyone has the same shade of lips, however, you would need to have quite light lips for this to work.
There are, however, 6 other promising, darker colours in the collection, which I will definitely make an effort to try. Unfortunately, Moody Margot was just a bit too off balance for me.