Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush ($30) recently launched at Sephora and Sephora.com. Well actually, the entire Marc Jacobs Makeup Collection got an early preview on Sephora’s website and should arrive in a variety of stores as we get nearer to Fall.
Let’s take a closer look!
I suppose Marc Jacobs Beauty Collection hopes to hit the Tom Ford mark but it slightly misses it with more uneventful packaging and a smaller range of products. This is luxurious makeup however, the modern edge and classic lines of the palettes seems unremarkable to me. The Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Bold Blush comes in a snap closure pouch with a brush for application. The pouch is welcome but I’d prefer the actual blush compact to be big enough to hold the brush. I find tossing the brush into the pouch means you end up with split hairs, etc…the actual compact is a solid black with a large silver clasp closure, I don’t like how exaggerated the clasp is to be honest! It’s very simple and basic…it borders elegant but something is missing to tip it over into the realms of sophistication.
The blush contains 0.15 oz for $30 so not a TON of product for your buck but not too little either.
Even though the packaging and size isn’t quite right for me I will say the formula was delicious.
Shameless Bold Blush is vivid, bold, bright, and incredibly pigmented. I tried the shade 210 Irresistible which is a warm terracotta orange. It’s everything you’d want in a warmer orange shade! It’s very pigmented yet easy enough to sheer out. It’ll wear incredibly on both fairer and darker skin tones. It’s dense yet still silky and applies and blends easily for such a vivid shade. The texture is lightweight on my face and creates a nice overall glow. The soft, satiny finish does not contain sparkle or shimmer but still produces a natural, healthy glow. Supposedly the formula is infused with bio-lipids and essential amino acids.
I got a solid 12 hours out of the wear over the two days I tested it out without it fading or losing intensity through the day.
Overall, although the packaging disappointed, Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Bold Blush has an excellent formula. It’s actually cheaper than I thought it would be as I really expected some inflated prices from the Marc Jacobs Makeup range but was pleasantly surprised they did fall into a mid-range pricing that did make them an indulgence but not one you’ll feel guilty about buying if you know what I mean. If you love blushes I’m sure you’ll adore this. I actually purchased two other shades after trying this sample and I’ll review those shortly for you….I really liked the formula and thought the colors were incredibly vivid and pretty! Plus I loved the strong wear!
Marc Jacobs Beauty is available now at Sephora and Sephora.com
Tried this blush?
Or any of Marc Jacobs new makeup collection?