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… 😛 😛
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??
Swatchy Time of the Nudes Sheer Lip Gel!
Swatchy Time of the Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème!
Uggh…just from those swatches, can you tell which ones I prefer?
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!!!
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?