OFFICIAL SAVANA RAE: EXCLUSIVE MARC JACOBS BEAUTY MAKEOVER AT JOHN LEWIS COURTESY OF INFLUENSTER UK

EXCLUSIVE MARC JACOBS BEAUTY MAKEOVER AT JOHN LEWIS COURTESY OF INFLUENSTER UK

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It is with very much excitement and anticipation that I can reveal the ins and outs of my Marc Jacobs beauty make-over experience at John Lewis (on Oxford Street London) courtesy of Influenster.

I had the pleasure of the full Marc Jacobs makeover experience, not only did I learn how to correctly apply the products, I also found out which products best complemented my skin and was able to enjoy playing around with the products to.

To say I was excited to try the Marc Jacobs brand is an understatement. However, the real question was, was it worth the hype???????

Let me just say that Marc Jacobs love for shiny as a colour paid off as the packaging design was impeccable, most casing is shiny black and of high quality. This brand screams LUXURY.

The same key benefits are available with each and every product of this unbelievable range: moisturising, youth promoting, highly pigmented and luxurious.

Hope you are ready for a luxe filled selection of mouth filling names.

I was greeted by Joanna at the Marc Jacobs counter, her makeup looked impeccable so I knew I was in for a great experience.

BASE

My skin was prepped with the Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut primer.


This product as you may notice appears white and is rich in nutrients and coconut forms. If you are a beauty connoisseur you may be fully aware of all the benefits associated with coconut and yes, to my amazement these are available within this product.


The real question on your mind will be, do you need a lot of product to prime your skin? Will it extend makeup wear? Will it create a smooth surface for makeup application?

The answer is yes, yes and yes. Firstly and foremost this product is light and moisturising. I noticed that it absorbed quite quickly. It combined perfectly with my combination skin and only ONE pump of the product is needed to achieve this.

We opted for a full coverage natural colour foundation and used Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel highligher two small drops of product together with ONLY ONE DROP of the Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)Able Full Cover Foundation in the light bisque shade.


Dew drops provide that radiance and youthful freshness we all strive to achieve. Again this other product contains coconut ensuring your skin remains well hydrated.


Be very aware that the full coverage foundation is remarkable and you will only need a drop, be very careful to follow this method as it is highly pigmented. Another great thing is that this foundation is oil free and should work well on oil producing skin.

MUA PRO TIP ALWAYS USE THIS FOUNDATION WITH A BRUSH AND DO NOT USE YOUR FINGERTIPS.

If you are looking for light to medium coverage and an easier product that you may even work with your finger tips I advise you to go for Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged foundation.


This was all applied and blended in with the Marc Jacobs The Face III Buffing Foundation Brush.

How impressive, only very little product was used to achieve this radiant yet full coverage complexion.

To me concealer, is fundamental in my makeup routine, they have two types of concealers: the Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen and Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)Able Full Cover concealer.


I was looking for a full coverage concealer so we opted for the later.

I could not believe how pigmented and effective this product was. I selected this one in order to conceal the redness on my cheeks and under my eyes. It provided full coverage and the same key benefits associated with all of the Marc Jacobs beauty range. I found this a very effective product.

This concealer was applied with the Marc Jacobs The Conceal Full Cover Correcting Brush which was my favourite brush by far. This brush is life and it was love at first sight not only because of it's design but mainly because of how it allowed application of the product with ease.


Joanna went onto Contouring with the Marc Jacobs #instamarc Light Filtering Contour  Powder, Dream. This sleek design compact comes in three shades, light, medium and dark. We chose the medium tone. I couldn't get over how well it blended onto the skin.

On one side of the compact you will get the highlighter on the other a bronzer, in order to define the best features of your face.


To add a bit of depth to my face and accentuate my features she used the Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan, Tantric it's so good to the point that it is out of OUT OF STOCK.

I was impressed with how well this bronzer blended with all the products, what I love about it is that it can be used all over and will never look shiny.

Subsequently, the Marc Jacobs Air Blush, Lush&Libido was used on my cheeks, the greatness of this product lies in the fact that one component will provide you with a glow and the other with the blush as it contains two shades inspired by a Marc Jacobs dress. Depending on how you blend it and which side you swipe the brush from you can achieve different type of finishes. Again this product is such a must-have that it's out of stock.


For the contouring and blush application the following brushes were used:

Marc Jacobs The Blush Angled Blush Brush
Marc Jacobs The Bronze Bronzer Brush
Marc Jacobs The Shape Contour & Blush Brush

In my eyes highlighting is a must so depending on the finishing you prefer you may go for a dewy fresh look with the Marc Jacobs Glow Stick, Spotlight or as before the alluring Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter. I selected the later as I prefer a subtle glow.


EYES

If there is something I learnt about makeup is that eye primer is incredibly important. Have you ever wondered how makeup artists achieve those perfect crease free eye shadows, well this is their secret.


Joanna used on my eye lids the Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Eye Primer.

Three brushes were used to achieve my eye look:
Marc Jacobs The Crease Brush
Marc Jacobs The Smudge Brush
Marc Jacobs The All over Shadow


The first product used was the Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Shadow Stick(Au Revoir) which is a cream shadow eyeliner of a shimmering consistency. What's exceptional about this is that you can build the product depending on how dramatic or natural you want your look to be and it takes time to dry so you have time to blend it to satisfaction.

Upon application it will feel fresh on your lids which is crucial to reduce puffiness. How far has makeup come, it's enlightening and impressively enough an innovation of the makeup industry.


For adding depth to my eye the Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Longwear Eyeshadow Palette, Glambition was used and specifically the brown buttery matte velvet shade to the crease of my eye.


For under my eye the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Ro(Cocoa) was blended and for my waterline In the Buff! was used. This product dries quicker so it was worked with promptly.




EYEBROWS

The Marc Jacobs Brow Wow Brow Defining Longwear Pencil in Ash Brown was used to create a natural eyebrow, you may also draw individual with this one. To set the eyebrows the Marc Jacobs Beauty Brow Tamer Grooming Gel 30 Invisible was applied.



EYELASHES

The Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, Noir was by far one of my favourites out of all their beauty range. This product is iconic especially for those of us that do not have lash volume nor length. My lashes with one coat were instantly different lashes. This mascara is smudge proof and lashes look almost like you are wearing false lashes.


What intrigued about this product is the fact that Marc Jacobs was inspired by his mothers velvet fiber shaving trick to increase lash volume and length, and oh boy did this concept produce such a successful mascara.


Mascara Brush design in general is a key component to the success of a mascara and boom did Marc Jacobs triumph with this product.


Just look at the difference with just one coat of the mascara. The images speak for themselves.


Admire the black pigment, lengthening effect and 
LIPS

The Marc Jacobs (P)outliner Longwear Lip Pencil, Nude(ist) was used on my lip line and their BEST SELLER Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème, Slow Burn on my lips. This item was so decadent, it had a matte finish without drying out my lips. It was just so outstanding and best of all long lasting.


FINISH

For the finish it's as simple as utilising the Marc Jacobs Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist. It allows the makeup to set, last and look like you have hydrated skin. The smell I can only describe as my nostalgic memory of summer and coconuts.


Here is a close up of  The MARC JACOBS makeover result.


ALL THE PRODUCTS ARE SILICON FREE AND CRUELTY FREE EXCEPT FOR THE Marc Jacobs The Blush Angled Blush Brush. 

ALL THE PENCIL TYPE PRODUCTS DO NOT A SHARPENER , IT'S AS EASY AS USING A TISSUE ROTATING THE TIP IN IT. 

Here is the final look. How gorgeous it the layout for where the makeup is applied?



What did I think of this look?

Here is a clear close-up of the makeup.


Objectively, I was impressed with how natural and sophisticated I looked. I got a lot of positive response from many people mainly male though, which makes sense as the product is designed by a male. Who better kmows what looks best on a woman from a male perspective and what's additional to this is the fashion background. This brand is the best of both worlds.

Which products impressed me the most?

I would have to say I am in love with the:

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, Noir
Marc Jacobs The Conceal Full Cover Correcting Brush
Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan
Marc Jacobs Air Blush, Lush&Libido 
Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel highlighter 
Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen 
Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Shadow
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème.

What was the best feature of this beauty range?

Besides product design, I believe the best feature is how well pigmented the product is and how little product you will have to use. Great trait characteristics for a luxury brand.

If I could only chose one of the products to purchase, which one would it be?

Believe it or not, the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, Noir, I couldn't believe the power within this mascara.

Lets appreciate the difference of just one coat of the product. I am shook.

I honestly, can't believe how much it has amazed me, when initially I would have never thought it would have. Yes, I am raving about it, as it's rare to find such a great mascara.

The big question on everyone's minds probably is. How well did the makeup hold?


As you can see from the pictures ,one taken with no flash and one with, it held up well. I have a very oily t-zone and I wasn't hating it by the end of the day. Lips and eyes held the best I practically saw no change whatsoever within 12 hours.


The mascara is definitely smudge proof, all hail Marc Jacobs this is the holy grail of all mascaras.

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THE FINAL VERDICT


I recommend the makeover experience especially because you will be able to get familiar with the range and what works best with your demands and skin.

The booking fee is redeemable against purchases made on the day of the appointment and as you may notice it is incredibly affordable and worthwhile.

MAKEOVER PRICE LIST

THE DRESSED EYE AND FACE
30mins £25

BACKSTAGE SECRETS
30mins £30

WALKING DOWN THE RUNWAY AISLE
45mins £45

Marc Jacobs as a cosmetic range is very impressive and well worth investing in.

I did get the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, Noir in travel size complimentary of Marc Jacobs and Influenster.

I did end up purchasing a foundation and lipstick so keep your eyes open for future Marc Jacobs reviews. With every purchase you get a travel size Marc Jacobs item complimentary too. What more could you ask for.

What were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments as I am dying to know what you thought about the products.

PRICE LIST (GBP AT JOHN LEWIS)

Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut primer 30ml £32.00

Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel highlighter 30ml £32.00

Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)Able Full Cover Foundation 30ml £37.00
Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged foundation 30ml £37.00

Marc Jacobs The Face III Buffing Foundation Brush £34.00

Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen, After Hours £25.00
Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)Able Full Cover concealer, Awake £22.00

Marc Jacobs The Conceal Full Cover Correcting Brush. £24.00

Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan, Tantric £35.00 OUT OF STOCK
Marc Jacobs Air Blush, Lush&Libido £28.00 OUT OF STOCK
Marc Jacobs #instamarc Light Filtering Contour  Powder, Dream £35.00

Marc Jacobs The Blush Angled Blush Brush £28.00
Marc Jacobs The Bronze Bronzer Brush £52.00
Marc Jacobs The Shape Contour & Blush Brush £28.00

Marc Jacobs Glow Stick, Spotlight. £28.00

Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Eye Primer 11ml £20.00

Marc Jacobs The Crease Brush £27.00
Marc Jacobs The Smudge Brush £24.00
Marc Jacobs The All over Shadow £26.00

Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Shadow Stick £23.00
Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Longwear Eyeshadow Palette £39.00
Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon £20.00

Marc Jacobs Brow Wow Brow Defining Longwear Pencil £19.00

Marc Jacobs (P)outliner Longwear Lip Pencil £18.00
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème £25.00

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, Noir £22.00 9g

Marc Jacobs Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist 100ml £25.00

DISCLAIMER

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. 
All opinions are truthful and my own.

6 comments:

  1. That mascara looks insane! You lucky ducky, getting to play with Marc Jacobs makeup for a day. Looking gorgeous as always xx

    Janelle | thenellybean.com

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    1. I never tried Marc Jacobs before. I can say that it made my brand list. Thank you for the lovely comment.

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  2. You have convinced on getting an eye primer!! I haven't used any primer before, and now I will definitely go buy it. Loved the make up look, so flawless!!! Just stunning babe, stunning xx

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    1. oh lovely, thank you for the comments, you make my day. xxx

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  3. I am OBSSESSED with Velvet Noir. It's honestly the best mascara I've ever used. Never going back to a different one now! xx
    www.glass-shoes.com

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    1. its so long lasting and really elongates lashes, best mascara for me at the moment.

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