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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate Review

Hi guys!

Here's a quickie! Don't want to spend too much time on this review haha.


This time I used Dior as my base. So keep in mind the finish is probably more dewy than if the foundation is used alone.
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Bare face with Dior sunscreen
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The real reason why I wanted to go to the mall today... To pick up a sample of the Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate. This foundation is really thick 😳 top to bottom: 27 Bisque Neutral, 32 Beige Light, and 33 Beige. I ended up taking home shade 27. By the way guys, the applicator is a "dotter", NOT a dropper!!! (I'm very meh about that πŸ˜‘). There were actually quite a number of other things I had in mind checking out: 1. MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils in Fearless and Go For Girlie, but I was underwhelmed by both. I do like the color "Kittenish" though 😏 (it's a mauve color) (formula is very glossy/buttery/moisturizing feeling) 2. diptyque perfume in Olene... but I noticed whenever a perfume contains magnolia it gives me a headache πŸ˜– 3. Burberry eye shadows in Pale Barley, Almond, Shell, Nude. So underwhelmed πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and the blush in Misty... it's pretty but again... underwhelmed πŸ˜† (the formula of eye shadows is impeccable but the shades aren't anything special... Maybe I have to actually try them on my eyes to tell the difference) 4. Anastasia Artist Palette... Underwhelmed ROFL!!! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆI do have a little haul to share though but I'll wait till tomorrow when I have better lighting πŸ˜„ hope you all had a good Saturday night 😊 night~ 🌚 #sephora #foundation #swatch #marcjacobs #marcjacobsbeauty #remarcable #makeup #beautyblogger #bblogger #blogger #chatty
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As mentioned on Instagram, I think this foundation oxidizes??? You can see in the first Instagram photo, shade 27 doesn't look too dark when swatched on the back of my hand, but the next day I found the foundation to be several shades darker. Please see the pictures below.

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Left to right: #22, #26, #and 27

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Thought to show you guys what the shades look like against a white background. Clearly #27 is too dark for me...

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This picture is closest to real life.
Top is shade #22 Bisque Light 22 (fair w/ pink undertones) 
Bottom is #26 Bisque Medium (fair w/ neutral undertones)

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Left to right: #22, 26, 27

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LOL with white background offsetting the color scheme again.

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So I actually didn't read the shade description on Sephora when I tried the shades out. I used shade 22 on this day because I was worried the foundation might oxidize even further so I thought I would start out with the lighter shade. I didn't even check shade 26 before I decided which one to put on my face cuz I figured I could try 26 the next day, so I just grabbed 22. Turns out 22 and 26 are the same shades just with different undertones.


Like explained, I used shade #22 here, but if you're NC20-25, definitely go for #26 if you like more of a neutral/yellow undertone.
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It does look slightly pink on me but not too bad.

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I used a wet BeautyBlender. Definitely heavy coverage as marketed. Finish is semi-matte with some glow. Although the foundation did apply a bit more on the powdery side than I would've liked.

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HAHAHA I missed a spot on the side of my nose... was in a hurry x'D


Overall effect
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About 7 hours later

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Lol may I say... the WORST settling foundation I've used this year. Actually I noticed it started settling into the pores around my nose 2-3 hours into wearing the foundation. And the whole time I was in an air-conditioned room -_- (had to wear a jacket cuz it was so cold) absolutely no excuses for this foundation.

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Yes, it was as bad as it looks.
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So this is more of a first impression review, but pffffft I don't need to try this foundation out for the second time to know that it doesn't work for me. The reason why I didn't try to do the review with shade #26... just cannot be bothered. Tossed the samples out literally right after I photographed them.


Congratulations Marc Jacobs, you've won the crown for the worst foundation thus far this year LOL. Well at least not for girls with combination/oily skin. And thanks for emphasizing my pores. It fared alright on the rest of my face (but so do all my other foundations). All that trouble I went through to get the right match -_-

I think last year (or was it the year before??) the worst foundation I used was Kett Fixx Cream foundation. Reviewed here.

Also reviewed the other Marc Jacobs foundation Genius Gel here (PS: upon skimming through this review... I noticed both lines of foundations have corresponding shades!)

Only have tested out Marc Jacobs makeup here and there, mostly when I was at the store. So far... I found my interest for the brand plummeting. Hahaha.


Hope some of you found this review helpful!

<3 Frances

14 comments:

  1. Wow, this looks fantastic!

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  2. Looks gorgeous on you. Really beautiful and flawless!

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    1. haha maybe just for the first two hours, after that it's tragic lol. Definitely tried other foundations with similar finish but work a whole lot better!

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  3. It's a shame you didn't like it. I've been wearing it for 3 days now and it's easily become my holy grail (replacing my nars luminous all day weightless foundation). Maybe try applying it with a brush? And I feel like colour wise mine was the opposite, it de-oxidized through out the day.

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    1. Haha it really is. I blame it on my oily nose LOL. Yeah it didn't oxidize on me the day I tested it out on my face... don't know what happened when I swatched it at the store. I even checked back at the photo I took while I was at the store... maybe it was the lighting lol. Ehh I already tossed out my samples so I can't really test it out with a brush, but thanks for the suggestion ^_^ I'm not too upset that it didn't work out for me, plenty of good foundations out there :D glad you found your new holy grail though =DDD

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  4. You should have applied a Pore minimizing primer before it.

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    1. lol I could've but there are plenty of foundations out there that suit me better, without the need for a primer :P

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  5. Why would you give such a shitty review on an amazing product just because your skin was too oily on the day you wore it, you wore it once and refuse to try it again so I'm sorry your review counts for nothing in my eyes. I bought this foundation and it's the holy grail of foundations to me, yours is the first and only bad review I have seen about this foundation. Stop being so negative, get a decent primer because it's a crime not to prime!

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    1. lol look, you can defend this foundation all you want but it's not gonna change my mind. And I clearly stated that I only tested it out once, so of course it's up to anyone who's reading to put any weight in my review. And to your last point, that's your opinion. In my opinion, a good foundation should not require a primer. I've tried plenty of foundations that work great without primers. Furthermore, the Dior sunscreen does act as a primer for me.

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    2. thanks for the review, it really helped to decide what shade i will be purchasing since i always oxidize . i have a friend whos using this and she told me it oxidizes easily to her skin so she bought 2 shades lighter than her skin.

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    3. thanks for appreciating it :D

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  6. Thank you for this honest review. I badly need this.
    I want to try this but Im still contemplating on buying this product.(well its not cheap, and we dont have sephora store here in Philippines to ask for trials) Some say im #27(nc25 mac sculpt)however whe i saw this review 27 looks defntly dark on me. Im combi/tzone so i reckon will have the same effect on me. But i agree with you regarding good foundation no need primer. Jacklyn hill doesnt believe on primers either, Shes vocal about it on her past yt channel.

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    1. Glad you found it helpful :) I hope it works out well for you ^_^

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