Friday, August 23, 2013

Fall/Autumn Makeup Tutorial featuring New MARC JACOBS LOVE MARC Lip Gel # 110 Role Play


~ MARC JACOBS LOVE MARC Lip Gel # 110 Role Play ~
Price: $30.00 

I first became aware of the new Marc Jacobs makeup line while waiting for the flight to take off. For once the flight magazine had an article of interest to me. Luckily, my place of destination was Mall of America! So, I went to the Sephora in Mall of America and saw the new line in flesh. I was immediately drawn to the neutral/metallic eye shadows and bright lip lacquers. The eyeshadows were so pigmented and felt so creamy. I was tempted to purchase a palette, but decided not to because I barely ever wear eye makeup with the exception of special occasions or blog photo shoots. I also tried the lip lacquers, which were disappointing. The lacquers made me look immature, like I had smeared marmalade or a popsicle on my lips. They also felt heavy and uncomfortable. My lips felt very tight, and tingly, which overtime transcended into a burning sensation. So, be careful with the lip lacquers. I am not aware of the lip lacquers having any plumping claims, but surely felt like it. 

Believe it or not I was not even going to try the lip gels because the color range was not too enticing. Two colors caught my eye once I took a closer look - Role Play and Saboteur. I didn't even get a chance to try Saboteur as I was swept off my feet by Role Play


"Myrrh Extract, Vitamin E Oils, and Monoi Butter: Provide richness and moisturization while reducing the signs of aging. . . Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyglycerl-2 Tetroisostearate, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dicalcium Phosphate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-I0/I Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Ozokerite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Hexyl Laurate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Propylene Carbonate, Bht, Methicone, Ethyl Vanillin, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Sfflower) Seed Oil, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Extract, Tocopherol, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carmine (Ci 75470). (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (Ci 7789i), Iron Oxides (Ci 7749i, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 6 (Ci I5850), Red 7 (Ci I5850), Red 7 Lake (Ci I5850), Blue I Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci I9i40) Yellow 6 Lake (Ci I5985)." - found @ Sephora 

Since I am not a physician or chemist, I would like to refrain from commenting on the ingredients. However, I decided to include the ingredients anyways just for kicks and giggles. "Cosmetics have chemicals in them and should be used moderately." - my wonderful mother (physician and scientist).  I have highlighted some ingredients that drew my attention. Vitamin E, Coconut, and Sunflower Oils = good; Monoi = good; Carmine = derived from insects; Silicon = not good. 


A traditional classy black with magnetic closure. The oval and flattened shape makes it slightly unique and different from the typical rounded or rectangular shape of lipsticks. 

Color: Role play is described as a dusty rose on Sephora's website. However, on my lips and against my skin tone, Role play looks like a nude dusty baby pink with mauve undertones. In my opinion, rose shades have red/rosy or brown undertones. On me this shade appears very nude or like Kim Kardashian's trademark Turkish Delight. Role Play is also a full coverage lip color. One swipe of the cute little bullet provides a layer of rich creamy color. 

Formula / Application: If you like MAC's Creme Cup, MAC's Modesty, or MAC's Angel, then you may also like Marc Jacob's Role Play. The formula of the MAC lip colors did not suit me. MAC's Modesty, Creme Cup, and Angel made my lips look very gritty, chapped, and dry. I really liked the texture of Role Play. My description cannot justify the smooth and glossy gel-like, yet lightweight texture and appearance of this lipstick. I prefer the solid gel formula of this lip color more than creamy or creamy-sheen formulas, which feel heavy, greasy, and too emollient to stay in place. I did not find a distinct scent or taste with this lip color. My lips feel smooth and do not look parched once this lip color wears off. I am reluctant to say that I have found a lip product to intrinsically hydrate my lips, but I can surely say that this lip product does make my lips feel smooth and adds moisture on the surface. My lips were slightly chapped before I applied this product and felt smooth once the lip color wore off. 

Longevity: Role Play passed my "chow down" test. I ate a healthy, delicious, and crunchy caesar salad   after completing the makeup tutorial. An hour afterwards, I consumed a little bit of Cappuccino gelato. Yes, yum yum for my tum tum! The lip color was still there, but sort of fading. This is not a long-lasting lipstick in my opinion as Marc Jacobs or Sephora claims it to be. It lasts long enough for me though - about three to four hours. It definitely has decent staying power in comparison to other lipsticks with a comparatively comfortable and glossy formula. 

LOVE IT! Note the glossy effect of this lip color in the pictures below. I am not wearing lip balm or gloss. I am so glad I added this lipstick to my collection and would highly recommend it. I would like to try a couple more shades of these lip gels and am keeping my fingers crossed to find more colors than will suit my skin tone. 


My First Fall / Autumn inspired Makeup Tutorial!

Face: Trader Joe's Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion SPF 15, SIBU Hydrating Face Serum, and Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer. 

I first applied the serum after washing my face. Next, I applied the lotion. Lastly, added a little bit of warmth to my cheekbones using the bronzer. I applied the bronzer with Sigma's small contour brush (F05) and then buffed it out using ELLE's blush brush. 

Brushes: Sigma Small Contour Brush F05, ELLE Blush Brush, Sigma Tapered Blending Brush E35, Eco Tools Concealer Brush, Eco Tools Angled Liner Brush, Eco Tools Angled Crease Brush, Eco Tools Shader Brush, Sonia Kashuk Shader Brush, and Sigma Pencil Eye Liner Brush E05. 

Eyes: LORAC Unzipped Palette's Unbridled Shadow, MAC Quite Natural Paint Pot, MAC Satin Taupe Shadow, MAC Black Track Fluid Line Gel Liner, Wet 'n' Wild Creme Brûlée Shadow, Essence Cappuccino, please! Shadow, and Estee Lauder Sumptuous Lash Mascara. 

1. Draw a very thick winged line using MAC's gel liner with Sigma's eye liner brush E05. 
2. Apply MAC's Quite Natural using the Eco Tools concealer brush all over the lids. Blend it out into the crease in windshield wiper motion using Lorac's Unbridled and Sigma's tapered blending brush E35.
3. Apply Wet 'n' Wild Creme Brûlée shadow on the brow bone using Eco Tools angled crease brush. Next, apply Essence Cappuccino, please! shadow in the inner corner of the eyes using the small Eco Tools shader brush. 
4. Apply Mac Satin Taupe starting at the inner corner of the eyes and blending it towards the center of the lid using Sonia Kashuk's shader brush. Emphasize the wing only with Eco Tools angled liner brush. Wrap it up with Estee Lauder Sumptuous Lash mascara. 
p.s. Although I never add anything to the water line area of the eye, I did get a little adventurous this time and lined the water line using the gel liner and blending it out with MAC Satin Taupe. I guess I wanted an extra smokey earthy sort of look. 

Hair: Naturally air dried and styled using Organix Moroccan Argan Oil. 

For the complete look I applied Marc Jacob Love Marc Lip Gel in the shade Role Play. Voila!

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  1. Wow! The makeup looks great on you! Plus, the lip gel really suits you!

    Des | Simple Charm Beauty

  2. Wow, great tutorial, you look gorgeous!!! And I am loving that lipstick. Not too keen on the packaging, but love the color, longevity, and name! You sold me on it!

  3. Great tutorial! Love your mix of eyeshadows!

    Lorraine xx


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