A vampy red lip is the LBD of my make up arsenal, an absolute necessity. It instantly transforms a look and is always super chic and in style. Everyone should have their go to red, but if you are still searching, look no further than Marc Jacobs Beauty. The now full on beauty brand (remember when they just had nail polishes?) just launched Le Marc Lip Creme, a collection of 20 lipsticks shades which offer creamy moisturizing pigments that boast 10 hours of staying power. And this collection is on point!
After trying a few of my favorites, I can certainly agree, these rich colors last long after you first apply and leave your lips feeling nourished and almost powdery on. Its a weightless formula that isn’t sticky or drying. Best of all, if you love red but are overwhelmed by the many shade options, Marc can point you in the right direction. Eight of the twenty shades are offer a vast range of reds from corals to classic reds to wines. If you struggle to find the perfect shade, the brand has broken down their recommendations based based on skin tone and hair color.
Keep in mind this isn’t perfect but a great chance to try something new. I’m a black hair, warm undertone gal and that #234 Cora Cora shade is my favorite! (which is the opposite of what should work for me — it’s for cool tone blonde, silver and red heads). And I NEVER can pull off wines, but this chart inspired me to try #210 Blow and I’m into it. It’s the darkest shade of lipstick of the 2 million that I own but such a fun change that I can actually pull off. (Both shades are swatched below).
I only got a handful of colors but wanted to find some good swatches online (since those square color blocks they put for the shades on Sephora’s site don’t do a good enough job of showing the shades.). Check out Perilouslypale.com for some of the pink shades and beautezine.com for swatches of the full range.
Le Marc Lip Creme by Marc Jacobs Beauty are $30/each and exclusively sold at Sephora.com
-Guest Post by Gia Broccoli D’Onofrio