When Sephora had their VIB sale recently, I picked up a polish (see my review of Petra, here) and a blush from the brand new Marc Jacobs make-up collection. The Marc Jacobs collection is available only at Sephora stores and Sephora.com and consists of foundation, concealer, powder, highlighter, bronzer, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, lipstick, lip gloss, mascara, nail polish and brushes.
The Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blushes (taken from the Sephora website) are vivid, silky and deliver bold colour and unprecedented vibrancy. They're inspired by Marc's tattoo and meld with your skin enabling you to sculpt perfect contours. The formula is infused with bio-lipids and essential amino acids, which create the powder's ultra lightweight, silky texture and ensures a seamless application. The blush comes in a silk faille pouch with a portable angled blush brush.
They are 0.15 oz each and cost $36 CDN and $30 US.
The blush shade I chose is Obsessed. It's described as warm pink.
|Silk faile pouch|
|Blush compact and mini angled blush brush|
The pouch the blush comes in is a nice touch. I have carried it with me in my purse and it nicely protects the compact and the brush it comes with. As for the brush, these I would normally toss in order to use my regular make-up brushes, but this one is different. It is tiny, yes, which is my only issue with it. You have less control with a small brush, I find. But the bristles are luxuriously soft and rather than just a even length brush, it's angled, which makes it perfect for applying blush. You can carry the blush and the brush around with you in the pouch and touch up whenever you need to!
I actually haven't used any other brushes with this blush yet, that's how well this mini brush works.
The compact comes with a little removable plastic cover (pictured over the blush in the photo above). It helps to keep the interior of the compact clean.
Pigmentation-wise, it's on the low side. I have fair skin, so that doesn't bother me too much. It shows up pretty well on me, and with blush, a little goes a long way on me.
It looks so pretty on the skin, not powdery or chalky. It blends beautifully and is buildable if you want more pigmentation.
Here it is swatched on the inside of my forearm (NW15 skintone).
As you can see, the shimmer is visible, but not heavy. It looks quite natural. The swatch above was done using the accompanying brush.
And here is it on my cheeks.
Pretty, right? It's the perfect, barely-there cheek colour for pairing with a bold lip colour which is my make-up look these days.
I used the side of the brush to gently dust it across my cheekbone and then used the top of the blush to blend it up and across my temple. I've been wearing it every day since I got it and I absolutely love it. It lasts on my combination (oily/normal) skin for approximately 10 hours before it fades away.
I haven't tried the other blushes in the collection, but I suspect these would work best on fairer skintones as Obsessed does on my skintone.
Grade: B (I love it, but it is low on pigmentation)