Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter review.

Marc Jacobs Dew You

Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter.

During the recent Sephora VIB Rouge sale, I had a moment of weakness and purchased the new Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in Dew You ($44 USD/ .80 fl.oz.).  As I have stated in my previous post, I am making a conservative effort to cut down on cosmetic purchases, however in my pathetic defense, this gorgeous golden liquid illuminator seemed too perfect to pass up.   After much trial and error, I have come to a firm conclusion–I should have stuck to my limited no-buy.  Marc Jacobs Dew You, you are indeed beautiful, but gosh darn-it, I’m just not that into you.  I hope you enjoy.

Marc Jacobs Dew You

Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter.

Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter claims:

Inspired by Marc Jacobs’s love of coconut water and a radiant complexion, this product features five forms of coconut to hydrate and nourish:

-Coconut alkanes: Help with longer wear
-Coconut milk: Deeply hydrates
-Coconut water: Provides refreshing electrolytes
-Coconut polysaccharides: Help condition
-Coconut fragrance: Lightly scented

Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter Packaging:

  • The packaging for this illuminator is truly spectacular.  The pump can be easily controlled to dispense the tiniest drop of liquid or a full pump, depending on how much pressure is applied.  The liquid formula easily flows without clogging or dry bits accumulating around the opening.
  • The thick frosted glass container is certainly luxe and weighty.  Personally, a glass container is one of the factors that always inspires a purchase.  For the price, it is nice to see glass utilize instead of lesser quality plastic.  The typical concern of glass not being travel friendly is not applicable in this case, the substantial glass would be quite difficult to shatter.
  • Similarly, the Re(marc)ble foundation is housed in an equality sturdy glass container, but the inefficient and wasteful applicator has put me off from investing in another bottle.  If they implemented this fantastic pump on that foundation, I would order my usual shade in a heartbeat.

Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter Formula/Color:

  • As briefly implied, the formula of Dew You is ridiculously silky smooth.  The initial cooling sensation is refreshing, but quickly dissipates within seconds.
  • The substantial gel consistency sheers out with fingers or with a sponge (my preferred tool).  When used sheerly, the formula dries down and sets very quickly.  This could be a good or bad thing depending on what you prefer in a liquid highlighter.  On my dry skin, the limited malleability resulted in product sitting on top of skin rather than blending in with the rest of the makeup.  More often than not, I found myself having to go back and lightly buff bronzer over the edges of the highlighter to incorporate the colors.
  • Its also worth mentioning, due to the fast setting time, trying to correct any mishap can disturb foundation.
Marc Jacobs Dew You

Marc Jacobs Dew you Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter.

Marc Jacobs Dew You

Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter.

  • The concentrated pigment does not require a lot of product for high impact result.  The small amount above was all that was needed for both swatches, with some to spare.  My advice for a more “natural” look is to use thin layers, allowing a few second to dry in between layers.
  • Dew You works brilliantly as a base for any powder highlighter, the gel formula really encapsulates any powder and keeps it in place all day.  Oiler skins would really do well utilizing this method to ensure their highlighter stays in place all day.
  • On my complexion, the yellowish golden tinge clashed with my olive undertone.  I found mixing a bit of Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer (reviewed here) created a deeper, more flattering shade.  In addition, I cannot help but think, a pinky/peach duo chrome shift would have made this product more appealing.  As it stands, I can achieve the same effect with any powder formula, simply by dampening my brush.
  • Many young ladies who have reviewed this on YT, utilize this illuminating gel mixed into their foundation for a luminous effect.  Although in theory this method would work for dry skins, in my experience, the illuminating aspect accentuated every fine line on my face.  Furthermore, in the presence of sunlight (not those ring lights every YouTuber uses to defuse reality), my foundation had a slight glistening quality.  The appearance of a healthy glow on targeted areas is quite flattering, but when the entire face is illuminated, the outcome is a bit overdone.  Ironically, if I recall correctly, a few years ago Revlon underwent serious criticism for formulating their PhotoFinish foundation, with the same illuminating properties these YT beauties are trying to mimic.
Marc Jacobs Dew You

Wearing Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter.

  • For the above look, Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter was applied to the mobile lids, inner corners, brow bone, bridge of the nose, upper lip and cheekbones.  Admittedly, the formula works really well as an eyeshadow over a primer.  My lids glistened the whole day without any issues.  Although the look was seemingly put together, I was not fully comfortable sporting this amount of illumination all at once.  The overwhelming feeling that every little pore and wrinkle was emphasized, resulted in my lack of interest in Dew You.
  • Makeup used for the rest of the look is as follows:  Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Fresco 2C3 (here), Vincent Longo Cooperkiss bronzer and Sandalwood blush (here), YSL Souffle d’eclat loose powder in shade 3, Bobbi Brown Golden Bronze Liquid Liner (here–must have), Bobbi Brown Camel eyeshadow in the crease and lower lash line (here), Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow Maestro in 2 Wengewood (here), Colourpop Lippie Pencil in Lady with Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet in 600 (here). 

Highlighter Comparisons:

Highlighter Comparisons

Highlighter Comparisons:
Josie Maran, Illamasqua, Marc Jacobs and Edward Bess.

  • Josie Maran Wand and Liquid Illuminator (reviewed here) both have an obvious bronze tone in comparison to the others.  The deeper golden coloring suits my complexion more so than a Dew You’s bright golden hue.  Personally, the wand’s creamy consistency is my favorite as it glides on the skin easily and melds with the skin seamlessly.
  • Illamasqua OMG Beyond Powder is my love (reviewed here) .  The slight pink/gold shift is so flattering and the formula is ultra creamy.  This is my go-to everyday powder highlighter that never lets me down.
  • Edward Bess Sunlight is a long time favorite.  The champagne color has a pink undertone that works best on light/medium complexions.  This is one highlighter that exudes that much sought after, sophisticated lit-from-within glow.  Although outrageously priced, I still contend the cream to powder formula is the very best highlighter, especially for maturing skins.
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Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ingredient list.

  • Although parabens, sulfates and phthalates are omitted, the seemingly natural ingredients emphasis is far-fetched.  The hand full of natural components are lost in a 95% sea of chemicals.  Granted, I am not a stranger to chemicals in my cosmetics, but the marketing for this product really grinds my gears.  “It’s formulated with five forms of coconut and provitamin B5 to help hydrate and nourish skin” –research some/all of these ingredients and you be the judge.

**Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter is made in the USA and available at Sephora, Neiman Marcus, and marcjacobs.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter will appeal to many, just not to this blogger.  The smooth consistency, golden coloring, quality packaging, longevity and delicate tropical fragrance provides the right amount of smoke and mirrors.  Dew You reminds me of that “really great guy” everyone else loves; he’s gorgeous, smooth, suave, funny, has moments of brilliance, yet in private, he is a bit needy and has something to hide.  Simply put, he just doesn’t do it for me.  Sorry–I’m not sorry.   Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*IfMakeupCouldTalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *This post contains affiliate store links. *Click on the highlighted words for a direct link to each product. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of IfMakeupCouldtTalk.com unless otherwise noted. *IfMakeupCouldTalk.com photos and/or written content cannot be used for any other social media and/or publications.*

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick review and swatches.

Marc Jacobs

As I have grown wiser over the years, I have come to realize certain things simply do not work.  For instance, colorful stretch pants are best worn in the privacy of your own home; perfume is meant to enhance one’s scent, not mask odors; an unkempt appearance is not that common, it doesn’t happen to everyone and is a very big deal; finally, drying matte lipsticks need to get in a time machine and go back to 1989.  Luckily, Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipsticks ($30 USD/3.6g) have caught up with the times.  The supple matte formula puts me in a such good mood, even velour sweat suits seem like an acceptable idea–not really, but you get the point. 🙂   I hope you enjoy!

Marc Jacobs J'Adore and Blow

Marc Jacobs Lipsticks.

The Pros to Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick:

  1. Highly concentrated matte color with one swipe (especially the darker colors).
  2. Moisturizing ingredients (Olive oil , Jojoba oil, and Avocado oil, Shorea Stenoptera Butter) help keep lips from drying out.
  3. Smooth rich formula glides on lips without tugging or dragging.
  4. Creamy lightweight texture feels comfortable throughout the day.
  5. Color wears off evenly–YAY!!
  6. Rounded tip design hugs the edges of the lips perfectly for precise application.
  7. Darker color (BLOW) has a staining effect when the initial layer wears off.
  8. Colors do not feather/bleed into fine lines when worn without a lipliner–YAY!!
  9. An additional layer can be applied over an existing layer.
  10. Can withstand a light non-greasy meal/snack–with slight fading.
  11. Faded color adjusts when lips are rubbed together.
  12. Even though the initial layer is not transfer-proof, by the third hour the color dries down and starts to become more resilient.
  13. Several red shades offered to accommodate a variety of skin tones.
  14. Gorgeous black packaging is uniformly hefty with a magnetic closure.
  15. Formulated without parabens, fragrance or mineral oil.
  16. Made in the USA.

The Cons to Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick:

  1. The Le Marc line is advertised to last 10 hours–not so.
  2. Blow lasted 5-6 hours without eating or drinking.
  3. J’Adore lasted 4-5 hours without eating or drinking.
  4. Can look caky and patchy if too many layers are applied throughout the day.
  5. Initial application resembles a satin finish, but dries down to a matte finish within a half hour–not necessarily a bad thing, but worth noting.
  6. Unusual shade range should be tested in person–some colors looked downright hideous on me.
  7. Unique oval/rectangular design will not fit in a standard lipstick holder.

Marc Jacobs J'Adore Lipstick

Marc Jacobs J'Adore Lipstick.

Marc Jacobs J'Adore

Wearing Marc Jacobs J’Adore Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick on bare lips with Colourpop Brink lipliner to define the edges of the lips.

  • J’Adore is one of the most versatile lipsticks in my collection.  I can easily apply this shade with minimal effort and without a mirror.  Against my olive complexion, the neutral tone looks rather professional and pairs beautifully with any eye look, outfit, and lipliner.  As an added bonus, this shade makes my teeth appear whiter.
  • Predictably, J’Adore does lean on the warm side and is more amply suited for those with warm/golden complexions.
  • The slight pink undertone is what makes J’Adore one of the more wearable browny shades on the market.  MAC Velvet Teddy is in the same color family, but has more of a pink undertone.  J’Adore, in comparison, is more brown based, glossier and more comfortable to wear.
  • For the lip photo, I applied two coats of J’Adore directly from the bullet and used a lip brush to neatly outline the edges on the lips.
  • The formula felt lightweight and lasted a full 4 hours with even fading thereafter.  I would not describe my lips as being drenched in hydration, but I can attest as the color wore throughout the day, I never felt that uncomfortable tightening feeling I usually experience with matte liquid lipsticks.

Marc Jacobs Blow Lipstick.

Marc Jacobs Blow

Marc Jacobs Blow

Wearing Marc Jacobs Blow Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick.

  • Truth be told, I adore Blow–HELLO.  The deep burgundy hue instantly brightens the face and gives the wearer an immediate burst of confidence.  Marc recommends this shade for dark hair and warm skin, but if applied lightly with patting motions, Blow can work on a variety of complexions.
  • Marc Jacobs Blow Lipstick is one of the richest colors in my collection.  The robust hue is evident on the first swipe.  For everyday wear, one coat sufficiently displays the vibrancy of the color (this will vary depending on skin tone and lip pigmentation).
  • For the photo above, I applied two coats (blotting in between) to the lips directly from the bullet and outlined the edges with a lip brush.  I followed-up by gently running my ring finger across my lips to make sure the color conformed to skin more seamlessly.
  • The formula felt extremely lightweight and lasted 5 hours (sans bleeding) with even fading thereafter.  My lips never felt overly dry, but by the fifth hour I did feel a need to add another coat to cover any faded areas and add a bit of hydration.
  • As inherent with many darker colors, a stain remains when the color gracefully fades away.

Ingredient List for Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipsticks:

Marc Jacobs Lipstick

 

**Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipsticks can be found at Sephora, and MarcJacobsbeauty.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Cream Lipsticks are a complete hit in my little world. Granted, the 10 hour lasting claim is a bit of a stretch on the company’s part; however, the instantaneous opacity, moisturizing feel, saturated colors, non-feathering aspect, and gorgeous packaging are nothing short of fabulous.  Which Le Marc will you be getting?  As for me, 222 Boy Gorgeous is seriously on my radar as a great spring/summer color.  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Marc Jacobs Remarcable Full Coverage Foundation Concentrate review.

Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able

As you my have surmised from my previous posts, I have been on a hunt for a new foundation.  I know many people keep several formulations (heavy, medium and light) handy to accommodate for mood or season.  However, I am of a different mentality; I prefer to use one foundation, at a time, to the bitter end.  I am a firm believer in fuller coverage formulations.  The high pigment factor present in these types of foundations can easily be altered to satisfy my every whim and desire.  Marc Jacobs Remarcable Full Coverage Foundation Concentrate 54 Honey Medium ($55 USD/.75 fl.oz.) has proven to be one of the most innovative and versatile foundations I have come across.  “Attention Cover Fx Custom Cover Drops–you have been officially replaced.”  I hope you find this helpful.

Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able

Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able

The Pros to Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation:

  1. Lightweight formula.
  2. Concentrated pigment provides instant coverage.
  3. Small amount needed to achieve desired results.
  4. Synthetic brushes work beautifully to blend foundation on the skin.
  5. Can be mixed with your primer of choice to dilute the consistency and coverage–my preferred way of using this foundation (see below).
  6. Skin is mattified and coverage lasts all day (12 hours) on my dry skin and semi-oily T-Zone.
  7. Covers my green veining at the bridge of my nose–concealer can be omitted.
  8. Leaves skin looking flawless.
  9. No oil breakthrough around the T-Zone area by midday.
  10. Does not oxidize on my dry skin.
  11. Thick frosted glass bottle is sanitary and sturdy enough for travel.
  12. Although I still would have preferred a pump, the stick applicator (as opposed to a dropper) makes for easy access to the foundation and assures minimal product is deposited on the skin.
  13. Comes in 22 colors to accommodate all skin tones.
  14. Formulated without parabens, fragrance, sulfates, or phthalates.
  15. Made in Italy.

The Cons to Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation:

  1. Foundation must be shaken, otherwise separation occurs and coverage is compromised.
  2. Moisturized skin is a must–formula adheres quickly, can feel drying, cling to dry spots and settle into pores otherwise.
  3. Due to the formulas excellent adhesion properties, a quality makeup remover and facial cleansing routine must be implemented in the evening.
  4. Due to the exceptional coverage, skin can appear flat–bronzer, blush and highlighter must be used to restore a semblance of vitality.
  5. If used as directed (one drop for each area of the face) the coverage can look too heavy for my liking.
  6. Due to the instant coverage, it is imperative one select the correct shade, otherwise this foundation will photograph poorly.
  7. Does not layer well–not that multiple layers will ever be needed.

Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation

  • As specified at the opening, Re(marc)able needs to be shaken in order for the formula to incorporate properly.  Failing to do so compromises the wear, coverage and longevity. If you choose to get a sample from Sephora, ask that your sample be given in one of their mini bottles as opposed to their standard sample pot.
 Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation.

Mally Perfect Prep Poreless Primer with Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation.

Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation.

Mally Perfect Prep Poreless Primer mixed together with Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation.

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Remaining product after foundation has been applied.

  • Truth be told, when I first tried Re(marc)able I did not like it; the coverage looked too heavy and mask-like.  It was at this point I was starting to doubt my whole “buy only full coverage” mantra.  However, since Re(marc)able’s consistency reminded me of Cover Fx Custom Cover Drops, I decided to use it in the same fashion as my drops, in hopes for more favorable results.
  • Incorporating a small amount of the foundation (take the amount of product on the applicator’s bulbous tip and swirl it in your hand) with Mally Perfect Prep Poreless Primer seems to produce a more viable outcome.  The opaque coloring and cream like texture of the primer reduced the intensity of Re(marc)able just enough to glide on the skin like silk, yet, provide excellent coverage, adhesion and adequate blending time.  If you are one to favor layering, then this method is for you.  My skin literally looks flawless the entire day, sans patchiness or afternoon oil break through.
  • Very little product is needed to achieve desired result.  The last photo above shows the remaining product after applying one layer of foundation to the face and neck.  For the record, I use Shiseido Foundation Brush to apply Re(marc)able.

Long-Wearing Foundation Comparisons:

Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able 54 Honey Medium.

Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able 54 Honey Medium.

  • Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able has the highest concentration of pigment than all the others.  The most impressive quality is how well this foundation lasts throughout the day.  54 Honey Medium may look too dark, but this golden shade magically adjusts to my natural coloring.  The coverage is so beautiful many people do not think of asking about my makeup, rather insist I divulge my skin care secrets.
  • Cover Fx Custom Cover Drops provides medium to full coverage.  They are very similar in consistency to MJ, but surprisingly the level of pigment is not as robust as Re(marc)able.  The shade range was always a bit off–I had to invest in two colors to find an acceptable match.  In addition, the poorly designed packaging is this foundation’s true downfall.  I foolishly went through three bottles, all resulting in wasted product seeping out of the opening.
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear has a more liquid consistency with medium to full coverage.  This was my long wearing foundation of choice for many years.  However, my issue with Double Wear is that of comfort.  On my dry skin (excessive in the winter time), this formula had an uncanny ability to suck any and all moisture from the skin.  As the day would progress, I was plagued with a tightening sensation on my face.
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Remaining foundation after two passes with a wipe.

  • The above photo shows how well my sample swatches fared after trying to remove them with a wipe. Re(marc)able was the clear victor and did not want to leave the spotlight, Cover Fx came in second, with Double Wear wiping cleanly off.
  • This would also be a good time to stress the importance of proper makeup removal at night. Personally, I use my dual action makeup remover to clean off the initial layer, then follow-up with a quick rinse with my facial soap and conclude with a healthy dose of gentle scrubbing with my Clarisonic Mia.
 Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able

Wearing Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation.

Ingredients for 54 Honey Medium:

-Lecithin: Biochemically similar to skin to help the foundation blend evenly across the complexion.
-Sunflower, Acacia, and Jojoba: Emollient plant extracts that help the foundation blend evenly across the complexion.
-Patented Golden Mica: A pigment that gives skin soft-focus perfection.
Bis-hydroxytethoxypropyl Dimethicone, Ethyl Trisiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Isododecane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Mica, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Alcohol, Water, Acacia Decurrens Flower Cera/Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Polyglycerin-3, Tocopherol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 774912, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

 

**Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation can be found exclusively at Sephora and Marcjacobs.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell in no uncertain terms, this foundation is truly remarkable.  The coverage, packaging, longevity, versatile usage, color range and even the play on the word re(marc)able has solidified my love for this product.  This is the ideal foundation for those who demand exceptional performance with little to no touch-up required throughout the day.  Finally, a product that delivers on its claims–who wouldn’t want that?  🙂   Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Just say, “Heck Yes” to Marc Jacobs Wine Not Nail Lacquer.

Marc Jacobs Wine Not

Have you ever come across a makeup item that you could not stop thinking about?  I know it sounds utterly absurd, but ever since I laid eyes on images of Marc Jacobs Wine Not Nail Lacquer ($18 USD/.43 fl.oz.), I knew sooner or later this beguiling polish would be mine.  Five months later, I can happily say, he was well worth the wait.  🙂

Marc Jacobs Wine Not

Marc Jacobs Wine Not Nail Lacquer photographed with indoor lighting.

  • Wine Not is a gorgeous deep bordeaux color with a sophisticated metallic sheen.  The primary combination of purple and red mixed with the finest matching pearl, gives the color a fiery depth.
  • When viewed indoors the color deepens, but never to the point were it could be mistaken for a black polish.  On the contrary, Wine Not is quite distinctive, it emits a fantastic crimson radiance from every angle.
Marc Jacobs Wine Not

Marc Jacobs Wine Not Nail Lacquer photographed against full sun exposure.

  • Wine Not’s luminosity truly comes out in full force when exposed to sunlight.  I mean look at this color, the effect is downright stunning.  The color shifts from a playful deep wine to an enchanting scarlet hue right before your eyes.
  • This is the type of color that can be worn all year round, against a variety of skin tones and for any occasion.  Lighter polishes seem to dominate during the warmer months, however no one will dispute how chic and classic this polish looks even for this time of year.

Marc Jacobs Wine Not

 

  • The formula has a substantial texture that applies evenly and smoothly–two coats was sufficient for full opacity.
  • The dry time is also noteworthy–I felt as if my manicure ended before it even began–my nails were dry in 35 minutes.  Normally, with other polishes drying time ranges between 1-1½ hours.
  • For those of you wondering, my polish routine is rather basic, consisting of two other products that are rather affordable and accessible.  I start with one coat of my base coat (Nutra-Nail here), followed by two coats of Wine Not, concluding with a top coat (Sally Hansen Insta-Dri here). Viola–35 minutes later beautifully polished nails.
Marc Jacobs Wine Not Pomellato jewelry

Marc Jacobs Wine Not freshly applied.

Marc Jacobs Wine Not

Marc Jacobs Wine Not on the fifth day.

  • The wear time of Marc Jacobs’s nail lacquers are fantastic (reviewed Sally here) .  I managed to successfully wear this polish a full six days with minor tip wear and no chipping in sight.
  • The first photo shows how Wine Not appeared on initial application against my olive complexion.
  • The second photo shows how well the polish held up amidst days of cooking, cleaning, and etc.  A top coat was reapplied on the fourth day to refresh the shine of the polish. (FYI: wearing rubber gloves while doing house chores helps preserve your manicure and the overall appearance of your hands).  
  • Marc Jacob’s nail lacquers are touted as high shine; however, in my experience, they possess the same amount of shine as any other polish–a top coat is definitely needed.
Ingredient List for Marc Jacobs Wine Not

Ingredient List for Marc Jacobs Wine Not.

Marc Jacobs Wine Not

A big kiss to Marc J. for a job well done…”Muah.”

  • The bottle’s unique silhouette is another appealing feature of the brand. Did you know Marc purposely designed the base of the bottle to resemble a smile?  This bit of design trivia makes me love this polish even more.   🙂

**Marc Jacobs Wine Not Nail Lacquer is considered limited edition and can be found at Sephora (VIB Rouge only) or marcjacobsbeauty.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Marc Jacobs Wine Not Nail Lacquer is one of the most captivating colors of the year.  The supple formula, fantastic wear, fast drying time and exquisite bottle design has definitely given me reason to go back for another color.  Will you be saying, “Heck Yes” to Wine Not or let this beauty slip away?  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

Makeup and Jewelry details and direct links:

  1. Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow Maestro 2 Wenge Wood (here).
  2. NYX Proof-it Eye Primer.
  3. Mally Beauty Topaz Stick Eyeshadow (here).
  4. Laura Mercier Cocoa, Khaki and Rosegold Caviar Sticks (here).
  5. Guerlain Liquid Liner (here).
  6. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (here).
  7. Sephora Rouge Infusion Lip Stain in 7 Strawberry Tint (2 thin layers blotted) with one coat of Girlactik Demure Matte Lip Paint on top (here and here).
  8. Pomellato Pink Quartz Nudo Earrings (this color sold only in-store other colors here).
  9. Pomellato Sabbia Ring (here).

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *This post contains affiliate store links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.