Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation

Lately, I’ve been expanding my makeup horizons and trying new brands.  I think many of us have a tendency to stick with what we know and what works for us.  But how will we ever discover new favorites if we never branch out?

So today I will be reviewing for you all my latest “experiment” with the new Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able foundation.

 Price:

$55 for .75 oz

Available in 22 shades.

Description:

What it is:
An ultra-lightweight, oil-free foundation concentrate that delivers 24 hours of full-coverage wear.

What it does:
Finally: foundation coverage that lasts all day long. 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.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
Parabens
Sulfates
Phthalates

My Skin:

I have combination skin (oily t-zone and dry/normal everywhere else) and also have sensitive skin.

I have a medium skin tone.  Here are some of my foundation shades just for comparison.

Clinique 2 in 1 Foundation in Golden Neutral REVIEW

Covergirl 3 in 1 Foundation 842 Medium Beige & 855 Soft Honey

Covergirl Stay Luminous 855 Soft Honey REVIEW

Estee Lauder Double Wear 3N1 Ivory Beige

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 105 Natural Beige REVIEW

Mac Matchmaster 3.0 REVIEW

Mac Face & Body C3 REVIEW

Mac Studio Fix Fluid NC30

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin 30 Warm Nude REVIEW

MUFE HD Foundation #127

Nars All Day Luminous Medium 1 Punjab REVIEW

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour 203 True Beige REVIEW

Too Faced Born This Way Warm Beige REVIEW

Urban Decay Naked Skin 5.0


 

The packaging is gorgeous!  It has a frosted glass container.

Consistency:

This is somewhat thick, yet not heavy.  It will not slide off the back of my hand and is not messy.

Coverage:

Definitely full coverage!

Finish:

Satin

Application:

I’ve heard many people refer to this as a dropper applicator.  It’s not a dropper.  It has a rounded tip that “holds” product.  You can either choose to apply it directly to your face this way or pick the product up with a brush or sponge.  I choose to apply some product on the back of my hand and then apply with a dampened beauty blender.

You need to shake this product really well before application because there is some separation when the product is just sitting around.

Shaking will mix everything back together again.

Use the “less is more” method with this foundation.  I’ve seen SO many people place a ton of product on their face and then realize it’s way too much.

I would start out with 3-4 dots and blend out, adding more if needed later.

I’ve applied this both with a brush and/or sponge and you can’t go wrong either way.

When I used a brush I blended the product out in circular motions and then went over my face with a damp beauty blender to pick up any excess product.

Scent:

This doesn’t have any added fragrance to it.  It just has that foundation smell.

Wear Time:

Without a primer, this lasted a good 7-8 hours before I noticed some break down.

Overall Thoughts:

This has AMAZING pigmentation!  Better than any other product I’ve ever used.  I was shocked that 3-4 dots gave me full coverage!

It also felt extremely comfortable and lightweight all day and I barely noticed it at all.

I did notice it clinging to some dry patches and settling slightly into my fine lines so I highly suggest using a primer with this foundation.

Here’s the strange thing about this foundation.

I absolutely loved the way it looked when first applied.  My skin looked flawless and airbrushed.

But after a few hours, it didn’t look as amazing.  My skin looked drier and imperfections were definitely brought out.

This very rarely happens to me so I know it is the use of this product.

I tried using this several different ways including exfoliating first, applying a good moisturizer and also using a primer.

All of this did help, but didn’t completely solve the problem.

So, while I really wanted to love this product, the way it made my skin look was a deal breaker for me.

Which is really too bad because I love everything else about it (minus the hefty price tag!)

Have you tried this out?  Let me know your thoughts!

Wishing you a beautiful and wonderful day!

xoxo Lizzie♥

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. I’ve been wanting to try this foundation so thank you for the review! I definitely want a foundation that lasts!

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    1. You’re so sweet! 🙂 I completely agree with you. If the foundation isn’t Long wearing than its a definitely no for me!

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  2. Wow! Love the packaging and the cool consistency of the product and by the way, if it is from Marc Jacobs, then one can’t deny the quality of the product.

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    1. It is amazing! I just wish it was longer wearing! I was impressed with how much coverage it gives using just a little bit of product!!

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  3. Michelle says:

    What shade did you end up getting? Thanks!!

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    1. I purchased mine in the shade Beige Golden 36. ❤️

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  4. Cory says:

    I have very large pores (never seen anyone have bigger pores than me) I also get very oily skin in those areas. Can you suggest a thick coverage / pore concealing / non oil increasing foundation?? I found myself spending countless dollars on foundations that either increase the oil or don’t hide my pores. Thank you!

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    1. I really love foundations that have oil controlling properties. One of my current favorites is the loreal pro matte foundation. I would also suggest using a good primer for concealing pores. One of my favorites is by hourglass. It is meant to blur pores and fine lines while also keeping you oil free and pretty matte.

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  5. amy says:

    Hi, i’ve read your review about this foundation and nars all day luminous foundation. i am thinking about buying either one of them. i’ve tried sample of nars all day luminous in punjab and i like it enough that i want to purchase it. but it’s not perfect because after 4 hours in 99% humidity and sweat, they start to pool in my pores. then i found out about the marc jacob remarkable. how do you compare them in terms of longevity and againts sweat? how about the shade? thanks

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    1. Marc Jacobs’ foundation is better in terms of longevity. It held up during a normal work day without breaking down. I did notice the foundation transfers so you would have to be careful. I use a primer that has oil control and adds hydration which is needed with this foundation.

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  6. amy says:

    Hi, Can I ask how close shade beige golden 36 compare to nars all day luminous in Punjab? is it lighter or darker? I notice that you wear nars all day luminous in Punjab and estee lauder Double Wear 3N1 Ivory Beige. But my foundation shade for nars is punjab, estee lauder double wear in 2w2 rattan and Covergirl 3 in 1 Foundation 842 Medium Beige. I dont have marc jacob store in my area so i have to buy online. thanks

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    1. Hey Amy!

      I find the Marc Jacobs foundation slightly warmer and a bit darker than Nars’ foundation. It was slightly too dark for me in the winter but is perfect in the summer. I just mixed a lighter foundation with it to make the perfect shade. Hope that helps!

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