I get really excited when brands release new foundations. It’s not like the 34,985 other foundations I have aren’t enough, it’s just that the search for THE holy-grail foundation never ends. Ingredients change, formulas are improved overtime and new technology is always being introduced in makeup. So basically, my search will never end if I’m being honest.
Today’s chat is going to be about the Marc Jacobs RE(MARC)ABLE Full Cover Foundation Concentrate. A brand new release from Marc Jacobs that had me very, very excited. I don’t know if it’s the sleek packaging or the impressive products that keep me wanting more and more of his products, but this foundation was highly suggested to me and I thought I needed to give it a try. In the name of beauty, right?!?
The Marc Jacobs RE(MARC)ABLE Full Cover Foundation Concentraten is an oil-free , full cover foundation concentrate. AKA Really pigmented foundation. If you’re looking for full-coverage, this might be for you. More on that later. It promises Instant results and all-day weightless finish. The price of this foundation is $55.00 for .75 oz. Not exactly a bargain, BUT the price is exactly what I’d expect from Marc Jacobs products.
Gorgeous frosted glass bottle with a cap. This doesn’t have a pump, instead it’s more of a wand. You’re supposed to dot this onto the face and then blend. I’m not always a fan of this type of packaging. I just instantly think of germs and bacteria since the wand is touching my face and then going back into the product. That’s just my opinion. The foundation is a beauty and it looks gorgeous on my makeup table.
I believe I counted 22 colors which really makes me happy. Everyone should be able to find a match for their own skin type I’m hoping. The color that was selected for me was Ivory Medium 14. It works, but it does seem a bit yellow/peachy. It’s described as very fair w/ peach undertones. I actually think that Ivory 10 might work better because it’s for pink undertones.
Bottom Line. Does it work?
In my opinion, not so much. I have tried this foundation several times. With primer, without primer. With makeup brushes and with makeup sponges. I can’t for the life of me get this foundation to work on my skin. It emphasizes everything I don’t want it to. Dry spots and pores are easily visible and I feel like throughout the day, this foundation is separating on my face. NO!!! This is not what I want from a foundation at all. Also, for a “full cover foundation concentrate” I thought it would be a lot more pigmented on the skin, but when I go to blend it into my skin, it doesn’t seem like the one dot that they said to apply was enough. Just me?!? In the three weeks that i’ve had it, I’ve tried over and over. Sadly, this just isn’t a product that I can use.
Marc Jacobs RE(MARC)ABLE FULL COVER FOUNDATION CONCENTRATE $55.00 available at Sephora and online at sephora.com
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Collective Beauty says
What a bummer!! The sleek packaging is so tempting, but I will stay away from this one!
Christine C. says
I know a lot of people have been giving this raving reviews. Maybe I’m just the oddball who can’t get this foundation to work, ha!
Kristina | The Feminine Files says
That’s too bad! I was interested in this but it sounds like too much of a nightmare. Are you supposed to mix it with a medium like the Cover FX drops?
Christine C. says
No. The directions just state to apply drops to the face and blend. I will note that I haven’t tried his primer (the coconut one) or his brush with it, BUT, the main reason i did not was because if I did that, to use his foundation with all of those steps would cost me well over $150! That just seems awfully high to me.
Thanks for the review, I wanted to try this but I will pass. I want to try the coconut primer!
Leanna @ Being Leanna says
oh man, too bad it didn’t work out! The search continues!!
Lauren Will Sing For Makeup says
Yikes! Doesn’t sound like something that would work for me either.
and i thought im the only person on earth who has such a feeling about this piece of sh…. :/ 2 weeks of endless trails : sponges, brushes. The stuff makes the dry skin and pores so visable! it only looks good for like 1-2 hours after u put it and then it feels like u had a really cheap foundation on. Ah and in my lovely country i couldnt refund this 🙂
Christine C. says
Yeah it didn’t work so great for me either!