Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick review and swatches.

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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**

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.


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About Maria Pia

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  1. Another amazing post Maria! I have a couple of these and love them, even though the shape of the lipstick makes is hard to storage, you’re right! Love the shades you got, they look so great on you! 🙂 xx
    Gyudy @ Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    • Hello Gyudy,

      Thank you so much my friend. I love Blow, but the neutral tone of J’Adore is so easy and looks good with everything. As for storage, I’m looking into a larger lipstick holder on Ebay…I’ll update if I take the plunge.


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