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It’s no secret of my love affair with luxury make up. I have been a make up collector for over 25 years now, and can really appreciate a great lipstick. I think now though, more and more people are turning towards high end, luxury brands as an affordable treat. Whilst everyone loves a high street dupe at times, owning a beautiful designer bullet lipstick or powder just has the ability to make me smile, and I know ( from the feedback I receive from you) i’m not alone. Marc Jacobs Beauty always has me feeling all the feels, from the sleek packaging, to the pigment of the products, this brand is a luxury worth dipping into.
Having long been a fan of Marc Jacobs Fragrances… Lola, Decedance, Daisy and Daisy Love and of course his beautiful handbags, falling in love with his make up range a few years ago was a given. With Marc Jacobs believing that everyone is a star in their own movie, and loving the fun element of using make up to either transform ourselves into someone new or just enhance our natural beauty, this is an ethos I can get on board with.
Marc continues to explore the beauty in the unexpected and convey the luxury that exists in the everyday.
With the incredible success of his coconut range we were all loving last year, here is a list of some products I have been really enjoying lately….
You know how many beauty products I try each year, whether I purchase them myself or get sent them, I try hundreds. Lets just say this has deffo made it into my top ten. Accomplice is THE most beautiful, flattering, must have blurring powder that I have tried so far. But first, let’s discuss the packaging! Marc Jacobs absolutely has his packing down when it comes to make up. Every product is as functional as it is beautiful and this is a compact you will most definitely want to get out for people to see. The art of the “make up touch up” has never looked so good. The sleek and completely tactile compact is just stunning. The black and silver design make this so luxurious I absolutely adore it. Then the magic happens, the super soft synthetic brush for the product is cleverly disguised under the magnetic, monogramed part of the compact. You gently pull on the silver area and a beautiful brush is revealed. The brush works incredibly well with this product, it has the most perfect oval shape which allows a delicate dusting of Accomplice to be swept across the face. But, what does it do?
Well, we all want that soft focus look right? This product gives you that using a hint of Perfecting Pearl Pigment, not only does it add a warm glow to the skin, but it blurs out imperfections and diffuses the light and look of pores and fine lines and takes down any shine. Perfect to set your make up after application, as it is super light, but also if you need to touch up and refresh your make up throughout the day.
I have the shade Siren which is perfect for my Light-Medium skin tone as it just blends into the skin adding the most perfect blur. As someone that is known for not often liking face powders ( except Hourglass or IT Cosmetics) this feels as though it has been made for me. Having a more mature, dehydrated skin, this does not cake or sit in my fine lines but is that perfect finishing touch. I cannot recommend this product enough. Available HERE
Ok…..brace yourself and please don’t run away, but I am now going to wax lyrical about a stick concealer! Yes…I said it a STICK CONCEALER…. but let me tell you, this is unlike anything you have tried before. Accomplice touch up and stick concealer is creamy, blendable and portable plus don’t get me started on the packaging. No bigger than a lipstick, this is the most perfect travel friendly concealer that I have tried. It just melts onto the skin and works best when using the warmth from the fingers. It offers a full coverage that is not cakey but feels so light upon application then gently melts into the skin making you feel like you are not wearing anything. Formulated with Snow Mushroom, it gives the skin a super hydrated look and feel whilst minimalizing imperfections. I love it as an under eye concealer because it really is that creamy, but also I have worn it alone, without foundation just over my t zone and my skin looks filtered flawless!! Perfect for on the go touch ups too, as it is not messy like liquid concealer can be, and again, has that luxurious packaging meaning you will be passing it around the ladies room in no time at all. Available in 17 lovey shades- I wear shade Light 23. Purchase HERE
On days where i am going to be out all day whether that be a day of meetings, or a wedding, or concert etc, i want my make up to last and look its best, so i use an eye primer. Formulated with skin loving ingredienst such as Coconut and Velvet Flower Extracts as well as Silica Spheres and Bark Extract, this primer not only eradicates excess oil from the lids, but has a smooth almost velvet light texture that creates the perfect canvas for the base as well as giving the eyes a more even tone. Although it is decribed as enchaning your eyeshadow pigment, when i was first testing this, i noticed that on the eye that didn’t have primer, my shadow laid down more bold and pigmented, but on the eye with this primer I had to build more to get the colour I wanted. That being sad, the shadows blended on much smoother and, more importantly, literally lasted all day. When I want a long lasting eyeshadow primer it has to make my shadow last at least 12 hours and this absolutely did that. It is only a small 0.38 fl oz tube, but you only need to apply a teeny tiny amount to each lid. Available HERE
Regular readers of my blog will know how much i adore a Marc Jacobs mascara as i have featured the O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara in Blacquer HERE.
Velvet Noir Mascara Is just as amazing but gives EVEN MORE incredible Volume that lifts the lashes from Meh to Va Va Voom in seconds!! I also have this in a travel size because I cannot be without it. The pigment is blackest of the black so that the mascara gives that really false lash effect without any of the fuss. Completely smudge proof , once its on it is not budging! The best way to apply this mascara is to take it right down the base of the lash and wiggle it then pull it through. The brush head has a great curve on it meaning it follows the shape of your eyes so that the mascara does all the hard work. One coat gives a wonderfully, full wide eyed look but two coats really does create showstopper lashes. Available HERE
Inspired by Marc Jacobs’s first beauty memory of his mother carefully shaving fibers from a velvet ribbon to create her own couture faux lashes, velvet noir reinvents this epic look.
Not a new launch by any means but if you follow me on Instagram HERE, you will not have failed to notice that I have been wearing this lipstick in most of my make up tutorials for the past two months. Hence why it is sold out everywhere (as if I am that much of an influencer hahaha) However, I have managed to find one for you on Net-A-Porter HERE if you wish to purchase it.
Why am I and thousands of other make up lovers obsessed with this shade? Because it is THE most perfect Creamy Rose Nude shade that compliments all skin tones. Tripple milled, the pigment is just incredible. One swipe lays down the most perfect shade opacity, that lasts all day long on the lips. My lips feel deeply hydrated thanks to the inclusion of Peptides and Cocoa Butter and the lips appear smooth. The packaging is as stunning as the lipstick, sleek and luxurious packaging, i really think these lipsticks are super affordable and i am looking forward to trying more! If you love a pinky nude, this is for you. Available HERE