July 12, 2013

Bare Minerals Take Charge Marvelous Moxie Lipstick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick Take Charge

Bare Minerals Take Charge Marvelous Moxie Lipstick is a new, limited edition shade introduces with the Bare Minerals The Power Neutrals Collection.

This is a nude rose that’s almost dusky peach to me. It isn’t a color I’d typically wear to be honest because you know me…I’m always OMG living dead girl lips…I want to wear nude lipsticks but I simply can’t. They suck the kawaii from my very soul.

But I can make an exception here.

Bare Minerals Take Charge Marvelous Moxie Lipstick Fall 2013

I’ve reviewed Marvelous Moxie Lipstick ($18) when it originally launched and it still remains a fantastic lipstick to me. This shade is a full coverage lipstick with a creamy consistency that has a satin finish. The finish kinda sorta leans towards semi-matte in my opinion but perhaps its the shade and lack of shimmer that makes me feel that way.

Unlike the regular Marvelous Moxie Lipstick line this ditches the black packaging and embraces a gold mirrored barrel. I find the formula applies easy with a buttery creamy texture that rides across lips with an easy glide. The color has a tendency to go nude beige on my lips but I imagine it’ll vary depending on how pigmented your lips are. If you want a deep review on the Marvelous Moxie Lipstick you can of course look through the archives for more details on them.

Bare Minerals Take Charge Marvelous Moxie Lipstick

Bare Minerals Take Charge Marvelous Moxie Lipstick Swatches

This color is pretty much a perfect compliment to other pieces in the collection like the Adrenaline Rush Powder and Ready Eyeshadow Palette. It completes the whole nude, natural look that Bare Minerals hopes to achieve with the collection. It’s an ideal shade if you like a more beige, nude lip look and I imagine it’ll gain a fair few fans if you really like Kim K’s nude lip look as you can easily achieve that with this shade.

Bare Minerals Take Charge Marvelous Moxie Lipstick FOTD

Overall, Take Charge might be a little bit of an intimidating color for some but I’d recommend a try out before deciding to not buy it based on reviews or swatches you’ve seen on the Internet. This is a shade you have to experience in store for yourself especially if you love nudes.

It’s available at Bare Minerals Boutiques or online at www.bareescentuals.com

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Karena

    I love this color and it looks amazing on you with the inner rim liner!! I’m with you on the “nudes.” I have to be really, really careful.

  • Blee

    Wow, that looks great on you, Musey! But my fave on you is a deeper color 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend.

    • the Muse

      thanks girl! I feel the same way, I’m not much of a nude lip girl! you too TGIF!

  • Christina

    Hi Muse,

    That’s so funny! I was looking at your pictures from the blush and eyeshadow reviews and couldn’t help think how pretty, soft, and pulled together you looked. The lips actually stood out to me, and I think it’s because it’s such a “nude” look on you. LOL! I like it, though!

    • the Muse

      thanks christina it’s not really my lip look of choice but I had fun with it ;-D thank you for complimenting/comment on it ;-D you’re too kind!

  • karin

    I got this lipstick color too when I picked up the rest of the collection and love wearing it together with the lipgloss from the collection. I like it on you too!!

  • iheartroxy

    Muse – You look gorgeous! I LOVE the nude lip, but usually have to layer it with Tarte Lipsurgence in Buff to avoid the dead girl look. I was a little hesitant based on your swatch (because I dont care for straight-up beige), but seeing how it softened your super-pigmented lips, I think I’m going to have to try it out. Thanks!

  • amy

    I’m a big fan of nude lips, but I do agree it’s not everyone’s “thing”. That said, I do feel everyone can pull it off, when the right shade is chosen. This particular shade will be flattering on a vast spectrum, and it may be a good intermediary shade for those wanting to try going lighter.

    I’ll be skipping this one, however; I just prefer the palest of nudes as a matter of taste.

  • Majick

    LOVE the case, and I think for a nude this is a great one on you. You might like it better if you do a really dark smoldering eye look and slightly darker blush. When you go more ‘natch’ with the makeup I think more color on lips is more flattering. JMO and I hope I don’t buy this. LoL

  • Courtney

    Muse, I am totally loving this on you!!! No living dead girl lips! I’m frightened of those, too, so I’d totally tell you. Lol! I might have to check out this lippie. Thx!

  • Cindy

    I’m like you, I prefer deep or bright colors as opposed to nudes, but I do have a few nude shades that are wearable. This one looks like one of the more wearable ones. I *really* like how it looks on you though! Not washed out at all, and I think it looks fab with your big eyes!

    • the Muse

      aw thanks cindy! I think you’ll like it! It’s wearable that’s for sure 🙂

  • Maggie

    I think you’ve found your perfect nude lippie for smokey eyes. But I have to agree with everyone else, I like more colorful lip colors on you!

  • mkdallas

    I bought this last week and really like it; the color is just deep enough to avoid the dreaded concealer lips look. I agree with the others comments, too..this color looks lovely on you, Muse! You may need to rethink your aversion to nude-ish lips. I will say that if I used the very light accompanying gloss from this collection on top of Take Charge, it would look way too light.

    • the Muse

      aw thanks dallas 😀 glad you got it! it’s quite nice 😀 I tried it with the gloss on top and isn’t half bad! It gives it a nice glint 🙂

  • Pug Mom

    Gorgeous! Looks like a neutral yet polished summer look! I think it looks fab on you Muse!

  • Elizabeth

    Oh my gosh! The color + how you did your eyes make your huge brown eyes DREAMY!!

    I am totally not a nude lips girl either but after seeing your look here (I face similar issues as you but my eyes are big and blue), I might. All I can see is your gorgeous eyes! 🙂