Monday, October 17, 2016

Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation

I've been using the Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate.  I read a lot about it before I purchased it, and I decided to use it for a long time before posting a review about it.  If you like using full coverage foundations, this will definitely be of interest to you!
When I watched the first few reviews of this foundation, I was blown away by how much everyone Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate costs $55, and you get .75 ounces.  I know, I know... It's expensive.  My skin really likes expensive foundation, because my absolute favorite foundation is the Bobbi Brown Longwear Even Finish Foundation, which costs $48.  The MJ foundation is not much more than that...

The major selling point for the Marc Jacobs foundation is that it's a concentrate.  You use a miniscule amount of product to cover your entire face.  Hypothetically speaking, it should last you a long time. I have been using this foundation since around February, and I have only use a fifth of the product. That is major, because I go through foundation pretty quickly.

So, let's go over the pros and cons.  The pros are that it will last for-freaking-ever, you get full coverage very quickly, and they have a wide range of colors (22, in fact).  I have used this foundation in a variety of ways.  Even when this color was too light for me during the summer, I mixed it without other foundations to either minimize the yellow in those foundations or to increase the coverage.  Mixing it with moisturizer is a great way to get a custom tinted moisturizer.  I love doing that on the weekends.  This product reminds me of the Custom FX Custom Cover Drops, because you can do so many things with it.

Some cons are the price, the applicator, and the staying power.  The price is obviously steep, although it would last you for a long time.  Not many people stay the same skin tone all year, so unless you're going to mix it like I have, you would need more than one color for an entire year.  The applicator is quite messy, and I haven't found a way around it.  The opening of the bottle gets gunky very easily.  As far as staying power, it breaks down on my face by the afternoon.  If I use a primer and setting powder, it lasts the entire work day.  That's normal for me, so it's not a big deal.  If you have dry skin, I feel certain you would love this foundation.  People with combination or oily skin might find it too fussy.

Overall, I really love this foundation.  If I couldn't mix it and use it different ways, I would not love it as much.  I hate to come back to the price, but that's a huge factor in buying something.  I am not sure if I will purchase this again, simply because of the price.  I don't shy away from high end products, so if I run out of this and end up missing it, it will definitely be a repurchase.

Watch the video below to see how I apply it.  I bought the brush to go with the foundation, I share my thoughts on that as well.

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