Talking about Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Foundation has been long overdue because although I mentioned it in my Top 15 of 2015, I only glossed over the main points. With its many mixed reviews, it can get lost in the endless sea of foundations. Keep reading if you’re on the fence, and decide for yourself if this foundation is what you’ve been looking for.
I’ve been testing Full Cover for several months now and I really do love it. Yes Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Full Cover Foundation has its shortcomings (don’t we all?) but I’ve accepted it for who it really is: a FULL coverage, satin-matte, lightweight foundation that even on my worst days makes me feel like the best version of me.
CLAIMS (courtesy of sephora.com)
“Get 24-hour wear and flawless coverage in an instant with this ultra lightweight foundation concentrate. Featuring a revolutionary oil-free formula that contains twice as much pigment as a leading full-coverage foundation, it’s infused with innovative ingredients that completely cover with spot-on perfection. It’s enriched with Marc Jacobs’ patented golden pigments that are wrapped in lecithin—an ingredient that’s biochemically similar to skin—for immediate, effortless blending and a smooth, soft matte finish. This foundation has a one-of-a-kind dot applicator that allows for custom coverage. Just shake, dot, and blend for perfectly-matte coverage.”
I love full coverage, matte foundations and this is, without a doubt, the most full coverage foundation I have ever tried. The most amazing thing is it does not feel heavy on the skin. I use, at most, three dots on my entire face because otherwise you WILL look like you’re wearing a mask; “Less is more” has never been truer. My favorite way to apply this foundation is with my beauty blender but I do love using my Morphe M439 to gently stipple it into my skin (I don’t really use buffing motions).
Do I think the claims are true? Yes I do, but because of its highly pigmented formula, you are bound to get some creasing throughout the day. To avoid heavy creasing apply the “dots” of foundation away from your typical creasing areas and when blending, focus away from those areas until there’s only leftover product on your brush or beauty sponge. When blending is all done, set the area immediately and you will see a significant decrease in creasing throughout the day, not to mention you will be matte! A good setting spray at the end is always a great finishing touch and it will help blend or “melt” the rest of your face products together.
SAY “NO” TO THIS FOUNDATION IF..
People who should stay away from this foundation include those with dry skin, deep lines, flakey skin, those who enjoy a dewy finish or those who love a more natural, sheer to light coverage. I’ve also found that the color selection is not the best. Though many undertones are represented with their 20+ shade selection, many are still missing which makes it almost impossible for a large group of people to find their perfect match and combining two shades will set you back $110.
MY LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT RE(MARC)ABLE
Because the consistency is different from your typical foundation, I understand why a dot applicator was necessary instead of a pump. While you have a lot more control over how much foundation you use, it can start to get messy, especially around the rim. It’s a minor drawback when you compare it to how beautiful the foundation is but nonetheless, it’s worth a mention.
On the fabulous days (sarcasm) when my skin decides to play me, I now have a secret weapon. On most days, I’ll even use this foundation as a concealer because I find myself missing its full coverage finish when I use other foundations. My favorite combination is my tried-and-true Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation with Re(Marc)able as my concealer. The duo is heavenly! But on special occasions Re(marc)able alone will do the job and help me fake perfect skin! Just remember less is more with this foundation, always set it with powder and avoid too many touch-ups throughout the day because it will start to separate.
I highly recommend this foundation to anyone with normal to oily skin wanting a full coverage, flawless satin-matte finish from their foundation. Someone who is battling with uneven skin tone or simply enjoys the look of flawless skin will also love how this foundation wears.
Have you tried Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate? Let me know your experience and because I’m curious, what are your holy grail foundations?!