Hello, lovelies! Marc Jacobs came out with a liquid lipstick (a bit late to the game, but hey, it’s exciting), and I was so excited to try it. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know how much I love lipsticks, especially liquid lipsticks.
You can imagine my thrill when I received an email from Influenster saying I was getting this voxbox. I’ve talked about Influenster before and I’ve gotten a number of voxboxes through them, but this was probably the box I was most excited for. If you want to sign up for Influenster, you can use my referral link or just go to their website. I don’t get paid or anything, just more “impact score points” for the first 20 referrals, which increases my chances of future voxboxes (and future reviews!).
To my surprise, I got the Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme in the shade Yours to Try (ha!) AND a Poutliner Longwear Lip Liner Pencil in (Nude)ist as an added bonus.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I received these products for free from Influenster for reviewing purposes. I am not being compensated for my review. All opinions shared in this review are my own, and do not represent Influenster or Marc Jacobs Beauty.
Now, I’m not sure if they were sending me these to use together or not, because they’re not the same shade at all. The lip liner is a beautiful natural pink, and the lipstick is a true light beige.
I’m going to start my review with the lip liner because my thoughts are much more straightforward. The packaging is beautiful, as you’d expect. It’s the same sleek silver packaging as the eyeliners.
As for the wear, it’s creamy and stays put. The color is also great for me. The only downside is it’s so creamy that a lot of product is used to line and fill the lips. I feel like I’ve gone through half of it in only two uses! I know that’s not true, but it’s amazing how much I have to twist for more product while I use this.
I took a couple photos wearing this lip liner as I got ready for a party one night, so pardon the crazy hair and oversized shirt… I was too excited to try these products to properly get ready first.
The lipstick is where I have a lot of mixed feelings. First off, the color isn’t too flattering for me. It looks like my skin! I really have trouble with light neutrals. This alone kept me from fully putting it to the test.
However, you can’t even see the lip liner underneath. That’s how thick and pigmented this color is. Even when I wear this lipstick with no liner underneath, it’s pigmented enough to cover my natural lip color. This is honestly the only color like this I’ve felt kind of comfortable wearing in public because it’s not sheer. With other colors like this, you can see my natural color come through on the edges, which just looks strange.
But when it comes to wearing this lipstick, I had two very different experiences the two times I’ve worn this. I want to talk about the product claims, though, because this really affects my review.
My voxbox included a little card with the following:
Liquid lip reborn
Finally, ultra-rich hydration meets 8-hour longwear
The indulgent creaminess of Le Marc Lip Creme is now available in a luxurious liquid that glides onto lips and keeps them looking plump and full all day long. Formulated with Brazilian cupuacu butter and collagen, the rich, creamy liquid lipstick delivers full nude coverage with a satin-sheer sheen.
So let’s compare to my experience. The first time I wore this lipstick (when I took the photo), I was wearing it to a holiday party. I spent the evening talking, eating, and drinking, and the lipstick didn’t fade at all. Over time, though, it seemed to darken slightly, or I just got used to it. This, of course, was welcomed.
The description for this lipstick talks a big game about it being the most moisturizing liquid lipstick in all the land. But, I don’t find it to be more moisturizing than my other liquid lipsticks. In fact, because this lipstick is thicker, it felt uncomfortable faster (comparable to the Tarteist lip paints, which I don’t really like). After a couple hours, I could really feel that I was wearing a liquid lipstick. If I’d brought a lip balm with me, I think it would have felt much better throughout the night.
I ended the night feeling pretty good about this lipstick. I knew it wouldn’t be one of my favorites, and the color makes it hard to wear often, but it was not a bad first impression at all.
End of the night, with terrible lighting. But the lipstick looks pretty good!
A couple weeks later, I decided to try wearing it a whole day. It was downhill from the application: it was looking streaky and a bit patchy. Maybe I didn’t notice this last time because I was wearing a lip liner, or I was just too excited to notice, but it was a small issue. I spent a little more time making sure the color looked even and not streaky. I was still very impressed by the pigmentation, even if it was feeling a bit thick.
This lipstick takes a little time to set, much more time than my NYX or Kat Von D liquid lipsticks, but it keeps a nice sheen on the lips, so I was careful with drinking water at work (I used a straw). It looked nice for a while, but a couple hours later I noticed a little clumping. I was able to fix it up pretty quickly. But by lunch, I was losing lipstick like crazy. My lips felt dry despite drinking water all morning, and the lipstick was basically gone from the center of my bottom lip as I ate. I wasn’t eating anything oily, either. I was going to reapply, but my lips were so uncomfortable that I decided to just wipe it all off and go with some lip balm instead.
Whew. I know that was a long review, but I don’t like to say “love it” or “hate it” and move on. I think this lipstick would be fun to try if you’re a lipstick lover and tend to like thick and creamy liquid lipsticks instead of matte lipsticks that require a thin layer. But if you’re looking for that One Perfect Lipstick, I wouldn’t recommend this one.
It’s nice to have a really light neutral on hand, but I really wish they’d sent me a darker color. Other women have been posting photos of their voxboxes and they got these beautiful pink and mauve shades. If they’d sent me a color that matched the lip liner, I would have definitely tried to wear it more and had more “data” than just the two times I wore this one. But of course, if I wear this again and my opinion changes, I’ll add an update to this post.
You can purchase the Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme for $28 and the Poutliner Longwear Lip Liner Pencil for $24 from Sephora.
Thanks for sticking with me if you read this whole post. I hope you enjoyed this in-depth review! Let me know if you’ve tried these and what you think.