I didn’t think I could get this excited over lipstick. Actually, on second thought – I have and I am. This highly anticipated Le Marc lipstick has garnered a huge amount of necessary hand clasping since it’s launch date was revealed. Now it’s here. Take a seat and let me lead you through the process I had to engage in, in order to obtain these.
9:16am – Get text from sister exhibiting glee and informing that said lipsticks have hit Sephora online.
9:16am – Accidentally choke on coffee and knock over a couple items while logging into Sephora account.
9:17am – Logged in and perusing with the focus of a CSI and the intensity of a fitness instructor.
9:19am – Realize that I am not the only one trying to make up my mind over which color to purchase.
9:20am – Full on panic as I find that lipsticks are selling out while I’m still trying to make up my mind.
9:21am – Tell 2 fellow employees to wait as I am trying to engage in a task that requires my full attention. Work comes second.
9:22am – Add my favourites to cart and purchase.
9:22am – One of the lipsticks in said cart shows as “currently unavailable”
9:23am – Frantically call Sephora customer service to ensure said lipstick was indeed purchased before it sold out.
9:25am – Customer service agent is unable to reassure me that said lipstick is indeed purchased. Advises me that I’ll receive an email if I was too late.
9:25am – Call her an incompetent dick in my mind.
9:29am – Receive email that all items have been purchased successfully and will be on their way to me soon.
9:30am– Work may resume, but not until I wipe the sweat and drool off my keyboard.
The emotional roller coaster was real.
After all that, I’ve satisfied the yearning.
I honestly had a photo shoot with 2 lipsticks last week. I’m not apologetic in the least.
There is nothing stopping you from at least trying these out. Amazing.
Packaging: True to Marc Jacob’s sleek designs for the whole line – these are so James Bond. Or should I say Bond Girl? Sleek, magnetic, glossy lids with a faux button on the front. The silver and black is classic enough for your vanity and futuristic enough to whip out for show and tell.
Formula: The formula was a huge selling point in the hype leading up to the launch. Rich and velvety (and I mean velvety – it’s not just fluff, I promise). It’s a matte creme texture (think a luxurious matte that doesn’t dry out), with the most pigmented color. One swipe = 10 hours – another monumental claim by the brand and this is what really drew me in. After trying it out for myself I can confirm with the utmost giddiness – that colossal profession is 100 % legit. I had to use tissue and cleanser at the end of the day. Credit the color boosting pigments which are “triple milled with hydrating ingredients” that leave your lips soft and plumped without that cakey feeling. Seaberry, meranti & cocoa butter. In your lipstick. Beyond ideal.
Wearability: Like I mentioned above, this stuff stays put. I wore Oh Miley! which is a deep strawberry red. I had to put some back into it when I finally decided to take it off (after my 9 hour day). Should have held out for the hour but I was already convinced. The colors are gorgeous and I purposely picked shades from different spectrums. I found no need for lipliner or gloss, but the accompanying liner would be nothing but complimentary.
Verdict: Score. I’m ecstatic that this lipstick lived up to my practically formidable expectations. The formula is what really seals the deal here. It’s a pricier lipstick but I can honestly say, the wearability, the durability, and the luxe packaging all make it worth the higher price point. I’m already sorting through my lipsticks to see which shade I don’t have so I can justify purchasing another.
Let me know if you purchase and which shade. I can’t get enough.
A mini version of the Rouge exclusive in So Rouge 10.
I heard this is by far one of the best offers so far…I ain’t mad at it. I had my sights on the full size but now I can take the savings and purchase another. (This is my version of rational thinking and I stand by it).