Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon Review

Marc Jacobs Beauty recently dropped a particularly unusual product – a  liquid lipstick in crayon form. Are you as intrigued as me? The concept seems pretty contradictory to me. Available from Sephora Australian, let’s see what these are all about.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty recently dropped a particularly unusual product – a  liquid lipstick in crayon form. Are you as intrigued as me? The concept seems pretty contradictory to me, as crayons are usually sheer, moisturising formulas that can be used one-handed when you’re in a pinch.  Liquid lipsticks, on the other hand, are a whole different ball game, needing precision and concentration to get that highly pigmented, long-lasting formula on the lips.  Always happy to offer up my face and body as a guniea pig for the sake of beauty innovation, I had to give these a try.

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What Marc Jacobs says –

Rewrite the (lipstick) rules: Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon is everything you love about a liquid lipstick in the form of a creamy crayon. It melts into lips with a lightweight liquid sensation, providing powerful one-swipe colour with bold impact. A dose of innovative “ghost pearl” gives the matte look a dimensional sheen for a never-before-seen finish. The crayon offers total control for effortless application. It’s easier than ever to shape and fill your lips.

I picked up the shades How Rouge!, Flaming-Oh! and Coral Fixation. The shades do swatch like standard matte shades on the hand,  but there is so much more to these incredible colours. Once on the lips, there is this pearlescence, almost chrome sort of shift, that I find really hard to describe. They really are a multidimensional shade that looks very unique and shows up differently in natural and artificial lights.

 

The formula is ridiculously creamy, so much so, that at first, it is hard to imagine these being very long-lasting. They glide across the lip and deliver a HUGE amount of pigment, while the crayon actually allows a great deal of control and precision. I find it so much easier to get my desired lipline with this method of delivery.  While the formula is creamy and soft on application they do surprisingly dry down to a satin matte finish, without too much transfer. The longevity isn’t as great as your usual liquid lip, but still lasts through food and drink.  The shades are definitely not flat. The ‘ghost pearl’ certainly adds dimension and the most gorgeous sheen and shift to the lips. To say I am impressed is an understatement.

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Le Marc Liquid lip Crayon is all my lip product dreams come true. It is this unreal, bold pigment in a creamy, comfortable formula that is easy to apply and lasts really well. It is as if they have picked the all best properties from a liquid lip, traditional lipstick and crayon and mixed them all together into this absolute winner. The formula also seems to leave out all the not-so-great features. I would love to see a bigger shade range with a few more nudes, oranges added into the mix, but that won’t stop me from going HAM and getting my grubby mitts on all 10 shades.  I cannot stress to you enough about how much I adore these little numbers.

You can find these at Sephora.com.au for $38 a pop.

What do you think? Are the Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayons worthy of a spot in your collection?

 

Camille x

 

 

 

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July Favourites

It’s that time again. July has been an extremely busy month for me, both personally and professionally. But I am feeling really focused and motivated blog-wise. I have quite a few exciting things in the works, so stay tuned. Let’s dive into what I have been loving this month.

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Indeed Labs – Hydraluron Serum

I am obsessed with this moisture booster serum. It is the perfect addition to my winter skincare regime – It leaves my skin so soft, hydrated and feeling healthy.  I have noticed a huge difference in the moisture level of my skin, especially when used with the Hydraluron Jelly. I have written an in-depth review of both products here.

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Colourpop Liquid Lipstick

I am verrrrrry slow to jump on this bandwagon – but, don’t worry, I have finally come round. These lippies are incredible. They are so easy to apply, comfortable on the lips and long-lasting. Obviously the Ultra-Matte formula has more longevity than the Ultra-Satin formula but they are both great. The consistency is thin and watery, but the colours are really opaque. The colour range is HUGE and they are cheap as chips. The only downside is that the shipping may cost you a small fortune.

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BrooklynBotany Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that slows the rate of free-radical damage. Vitamin C promotes collagen building, treats sun damage, fades sunspots, fights wrinkles and brightens complexion. Brooklyn Botany have created an amazing serum that is the only one in the world that contains L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C which in layman’s terms means its highly stable and extremely effective.  I have only been using this for just over a week but I am already loving the results. My skin is noticeably brighter – I can’t wait to see the results after more use.

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La Roche Posay Serozinc

This simple, 3 ingredient spray is used for toning, mattifying and soothing the skin. I love it.  I use it as a toner after cleanser and before my serum, and I also use it as a sort of makeup primer. I immediately notice that my skin is matte, my pores are less visible and my skin feels fresh. Serozinc definitely affects the longevity of my makeup and reduces oil. I can see this little blue bottle of goodness being an absolute staple in summer for refreshing my skin. I am definitely keeping this in hand at all times.

John Freida After-Colour Conditioner

If you are regular reader, you’ll know that I am a lover of super hyrdrating conditioners. I cannot function with dry, frizzy hair. I am only completely happy with my hair when it is soft and glossy. The John Freida conditioner is an after colouring treatment for when your hair has gone through a beating. Although I don’t often colour my hair, I use this treatment anyway. This particular conditioner ticks all the boxes, It’s thick and nourishing without being too heavy and weighing my hair down. It makes my natural wave come out and leaves my hair looking so sleek and healthy. Plus, it is such a reasonable price as well. Perfect for me.

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Lush Dont Look At Me Fresh Face Mask

Lush’s fresh face masks are always a winner in my books – some more than others. They are always full of nourishing ingredients and so fun to use. But this mask blows the rest of them out of the water. Don’t Look At Me  is full of kaolin, lemon juice, grapefruit oil, rice milk and ground rice for exfoliation. It has the perfect combination of cleansing, hyrdating and exfoliating properties all in one deliciously citrus scented, bright blue mask.

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Clarisonic MIA 2

This little baby came into my life mid-July and I already don’t know what I did without it. I take great pleasure in seeing the amount of makeup and gunk that comes off my face each wash.  Although at first my skin broke out a fair bit, but after a week or so it settled. I have already noticed that my skin looks brighter and more fresh. Less blemishes and if they do pop up they don’t last nearly as long. I cannot wait to see even more results in the coming months. You can read an in-depth post about the Clarisonic here.

AmazingOils Ugly Bits Stick

This little guy is a rollerball of concentrated magnesium goodness that treats blemishes, skintags, rashes…basically anything. While my skin was in the purging stage it came in so handy. I would just dab it on a pimple and it would be less red and angry in only a matter of a few hours. I have been using this on ingrown hairs and lumps here and there, and they have gotten remarkably smaller, if not disappeared altogether. You can read more about magnesium here.

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Oribe Dry Texturising Spray

This is the greatest hair product discovery since Fudge Violet Toning Shampoo. This spray is a lifesaver. When it comes to hair, I am so hopeless. I basically wash it, towel dry it and then hope for the best. A quick spritz in the roots and mid-section gives me instant bombshell hair. My fine, flat hair is transformed into think, voluminous locks. I don’t ever want to be without it.

 

Here’s to a happy and healthy August!

 

Camille x

 

 

*DISCLAIMER – Although some products were sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

DIY Lip Palette

Sorry for being MIA, beauties. I’ve had a few things going on behind the scene which at the moment are taking priorty.I should be back to my regular posts shortly 🙂

After I posted a picture on Instagram, a couple of followers requested a blog post about the DIY lip palettes I created. I decided to do this with my lipsticks after I did a clean out of my collection and realised I had way too many unused tubes and a huge storage issue. Having these lipsticks in a clear, easy to access palette makes me think that I will use them more… here’s hoping!

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Firstly I needed to find a suitable palette, eBay provided me with the goods. They were large enough, but easy to store and cheaper than expected but mostly importantly had lids. Shipping took no time and I was really happy with the look of the palette. I narrowed down which lipsticks to melt down into a palette – I mostly used lipsticks that don’t get a huge amount of love, weren’t apart of my high-end collection and ones that I couldn’t quite throw out. I had a quick google and came across 2 methods to transfer the lipstick. One with heat and one without. I decided to go with the heated method, although it was more work and could get a bit messy, the end result was much more clean and neat.  The no heat method is easy – simply scoop out the lipstick and transfer directly to the palette and mash it down a bit. The method I used has a few more steps…

What you’ll need

  •  A large stainless steel spoon
  • A candle or naked flame
  • A little spatula
  • Paper towels
  • And of course, lippies and your trusty palette

Preparation is key. I am always horresndouly organised, so I decided which lipstick shades were going in which pan and wrote down a bit of an outline to help me get the order I wanted.  I got the candle burning, ripped off plenty of sheets of paper towels and covered up my surface in case of spillage. I layed out my palettes and the lipsticks in order and got to work.

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What you’ll do

  • Scoop out all the lipstick from the tube and transfer it to the spoon. I was so surprised with the amount of lipstick that was down in the tube and would otherwise be wasted.
  • Hold the spoon over the flame of the candle and wait for the lipstick to liquefy
  • Carefully pour the melted lipstick into the pan – needless to say the spoon is really hot, so be careful not to touch it.
  • Wipe the excess lipstick off the spoon with a paper towel. During my first attempt I tried to wash away the remaining lipstick but it hardened as soon as it touched water and made it difficult to remove and a huge mess. I found that just wiping it away was easier and the spoon remained hot, which made it easier to melt the next lipstick.
  • Repeat these steps for all of your lipsticks and you’ll have a beautiful lipstick palette in no time.

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I found that the lipsticks set after a couple of minutes and were fairly solid. If you made a mistake it is really easy to scoop back out and to re-heat. Some lipsticks melted quicker than other and there was a Model Co lipstick that reacted really badly to the heat, it bubbled and was super thick and gooey. I thought it wasn’t going to work but after it set the formula remained the same. After all the lipsticks had set, I wrote on the back of the palettes the brand and colour so that I would remember which lipstick was in which pan.

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I actually really enjoyed the process, but then again I do find cleaning and organising a little bit fun. There was a moment when I was sitting there melting the lipstick in a spoon over a flame that I thought , wow! Make up is really my drug haha.

I would have taken more photos if I had known I would write a post about the process. I hope that this process works for you, I just did it off the cuff and made it up as I went. I would recommend checking out youtube for some more insightful tutorials. I am happy to answer any questions, but I am definitely no expert!

 

Speak soon,

Camille x

 

Disclaimer –  All opinions  are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional nor am I an expert.  Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.