Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème & New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel

Ok… I have MAJOR blog catch-up to do…and I’m going to try and do this! Not promising to survive it though…but I did just stock up on wine, so I’m gonna try!

You all know how much I adore NARS Audacious Lipsticks. My Instagram feed is like a love letter to them haha! But you know, if there was a lipstick that could make me betray that love? It’d be Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème($38). The New Nudes Sheers are another story…  😛  😛

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème


I like the packaging on these lipsticks a lot…and I love that the New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel are in a nude packaging…I know some people hate it, but I like the differentiation. Makes them easier to find/not find in my lipstick stash… see that foreshadowing I did there??

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème and Nudes Sheer Lip Gel


Swatchy Time of the Nudes Sheer Lip Gel!

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Marc Jacobs Nudes Sheer Lip Gels Moody Margot, Have We Met?


Swatchy Time of the Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème!

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Core Cora and Clara


Uggh…just from those swatches, can you tell which ones I prefer?

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To be honest…I’m not a fan of the Nude ones. Sorry Marc Jacobs! Sure, they build up pretty well in pigmentation for a sheer lipstick, but some of them(like Have We Met) as you can see have some kind of faint glitter/sparkle in them that I don’t care for. I think that’s what makes them a little drying on my lips. Plus I’m a little old for sparkly lips…although I did just get carded TWICE in California last week while trying to order a beer…BLESS YOU CALIFORNIA. 😀 Anyways, I’m not up for drying lipsticks anymore… I’m old! And life is too short for lipsticks that make your lips feel like the Sahara I say.

So yeah… I don’t have a pic of me wearing the nude ones because I just don’t reach for them- like at all. But here’s me wearing the Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crèmes! Which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Clara

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Core Cora

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crèmes are thinner than my NARS Audacious loves, but boy that doesn’t mean they aren’t as pigmented that’s for sure! They are pigmented, smooth, and last forever and ever on my lips without feeling dry at all. I liked these two so much that I did buy two more shades, Je T’aime and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. But that’s it for me. As much as I love the formula, most of the shades are just SO so bright! They’re kind of scary even for me! And I know, I know…some of the NARS Audacious ones are bright too…but I think they’re just that tad bit more wearable than these for some reason. The Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crèmes are a bit TOO neon bight in my opinion. But hoo— change that little problem and I’ll be riding the Marc Jacobs Lip Train all the way to Sephora baby! Do it for me Marc…I share your love of Spongebob Squarepants…   😛  I’M READY!!!!

Have you tried these yet? I think you should! They’re pretty dang GOOD.

Sometimes Beauty Blogging really amazes me…you think you’ve seen everything, or think YEP this is the best lipstick out there, and then something new comes along and kinda’ throws you for a loop! Also, I’m noticing that a REALLY good lipstick in Canada now costs at least $30. SIGH. Lipstick Inflation is KILLING me dudes.

What’s YOUR favourite pigmented, comfortable, creamy, SO GOOD lipstick? And how much does it cost?

  • Lydia

    Makeup inflation in general in Canada is killing my beauty blogging vibe. I just can’t spend $30+ every time I want to try/review a product. I find I’m being much more selective with my purchases. A product better be guaranteed awesome or I’m not biting. Love how these lipsticks look on your Tracy. I would have carded you too 😉

    • I know what you mean! Me too…I’m spending my money on skincare rather than makeup lately…it’s just so much $$$ here. Hahaha thanks Lydia! These are worth the $4 just as the NARS Audacious are…although like I said… watch the bright shades they are REALLY bright!

  • Oh my goodness I want Moody Margot and Clara so badly!!! Ahh I think they all look great on you!

    • Moody Margot is a cool shade, and actually I don’t mind that one as much. It’s creamier for sure! Get that one!

  • Lily

    Ok I’m actually drawn to those nude ones! That said, the brights look amazing on you. I especially love Clara on you. You rock pink like a boss 🙂

  • Hey Tracy, ooo Core Cora! Come to mama already! Sorry to hear about the nude ones, but I know that sparkling shades sometimes do feel icky on the lips. Hmm my favorite pigmented, comfortable, creamy, SO GOOD lipstick would be either Guerlain Rouge G or Givenchy Le Rouge! Rouge G comes with a scary price tag, but I think Le Rouge is still doable 🙂

    • I thought of you when I tried that one haha! It’s a Sunny shade for sure! I love Givenchy Le Rouges too!! They are my other fave for sure! I still need to get a Guerlain Rouge G.

  • uh, yes to the lip cremes!! they look so good on you and i agree…life’s too short to deal with drying formulas. we’ve got to maximize the awesome into every moment right? so why work with ‘meh’ when you can work with ‘great!’

    • Thanks! Right? I’m done buying cheapo lipsticks. I knows what I likes now and if it costs, well that’s life!

  • Totes dying to try a Le Marc Lip Creme. The shade Oh Miley is on my radar!!! They look so good on you. The coral one is amazzzzze on you.

    • You have to get one! You’d really like them! And thanks hahaha, it’s SO in your face though!

  • … I need to meet Have We Met, what a pretty shade!

  • rachlovespenguins

    You do brights so well!
    I liked the nudes in swatch photos, but when I checked them out in-store I felt a bit ambivalent. The colours I liked had that shimmer, and like you I’m not the biggest fan. Just about ALL the regular line feels too bright for me though! I think my favourite full-coverage lipstick is still Tom Ford, which isn’t exactly helpful to the wallet. As hyped and frenzied as the Lips and Boys campaign was, I’ve got to say that it made a convert of me. Others… I like some of the Rouge Dior too, and the newer Rouge Cocos from Chanel. I know some say those are more sheer now, but the couple I’ve tried seemed pigmented enough. The Chanel rep applied Mademoiselle at the counter mid-morning and it still looked fabulous at dinner, didn’t wear into any unsightly ring after eating, and didn’t make my lips feel like a desert. Win.

    • Hahaha thanks!
      Yeah, it’s so BRIGHT BRIGHT. I love TF still too-and NARS is my hands down winner though. I haven’t tried the new Cocos-I keep meaning too!

  • Oh holy, I know, the lip cremes are all SO bright! Would it have killed them to put in a nude? LOL.

    I swatched some of the lip gels and they felt ok, but I hear you on shimmer. One of my favorite Dior Addicts has some shimmer, and I still like it, but I still find myself wishing it didn’t have shimmer, you know? lol!

    • Right? Like hooOOOO -I keep looking at getting anther because the formula is SO good, but like MAN. I like the Dior Addicts that have shimmer, but they’re kind of more refined I think than these?

  • Clara looks especially stunning on you!
    I don’t mind shimmer in lipsticks but it has to be done well. A tiny bit actually has a visually plumping effect yet it doesn’t read on lips. That kind, I like. 🙂

    • Awww, thanks Lena! It’s brighter in person though-I think it would be lovely on you!
      I agree-I don’t mind them in some Dior Addicts, but that’s about it.

  • Eyeshadow Addict

    I hear you on the lipstick inflation! Remember when $20 for MAC was expensive? Ha!

    Totally agree about the MJ Lip Creme. I have Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and I LOVE it!

  • Loooooving the brights!

  • I really like the bright ones. My favourite bright lipstick was the Gossip matte one from Marc Jacobs. It lost $32 and was limited edition. I’ve almost used mine up.

  • Toya

    I feel ya on the price of a good lipstick these days! It’s rough goin’ I tell ya. I want one of the newish Lancome Shine Lover (or whatever they’re called) and then I saw they were $32 for a sheer lipstick! DAMN. I have one of these Marc Jacob lipsticks in a nude shade (old formula, not these new sheer ones) but I rarely wear it. I LOVE these brights! The brighter the better for me! 😀

    • Right? A good lipstick is like $30 at LEAST now. It’s SAD.
      Those Lancome Shine Lovers are nice though! These new formula ones are SO good.

  • Liz

    Prestige lipsticks are $40+ after tax! It pains me more and more. I don’t love lipsticks quite that much which is why I still don’t have an Audacious or any of these MJs. They look great on you and I’m glad you’re enjoying them, but the makeup people have got to get a grip on pricing.

  • Ha ha ha! “Lipstick inflation is killing me dudes” – I love you, Tracy! 😀 My lord, Clara and Core Cora – YAS! Fully amazing on you! Oh wow! You look amazing in brights.

  • Those lip cremes look seriously amazing – I can feel my grabby hands reaching from here! Lol