Quick skin type briefing: My skin is quite oily but also has dry patches (lucky me!).
I'm quite fair and got this in Bisque Light, and it's just a tiny bit dark on me. It would be perfect in the summer, but there was no good match for my winter skin tone.
Scent: There is a fragrance to this, but I didn't even notice it for a long time. It goes away and isn't strong, but if you're really sensitive to scented face products, be aware of that.
Feel: It's quite runny as far as liquid foundations go. I apply it with a dense brush in circular motions and am happy with the appearance on my skin. There does seem to be a slightly slippery feel on the skin, and I don't think this could be worn without setting powder especially if you're oily.
Coverage: Medium. I'm quite happy with the coverage. It covers red areas and discolouration just fine. Of course I need concealer for my under eyes and any really bright red blemishes, but it's just fine for daily wear coverage.
Wear: This is where it loses a star. It looks great, as long as you don't get too warm or do anything strenuous. It gets greasy really easily and when that happens, it does indeed get patchy as many report. Under fluorescent lights it looks the worst after 8 hours of wear, so you'll look patchy and greasy at work but think you look alright once you get into the car or your bathroom at home. Powder fixes it up again.
This definitely doesn't cling to dry patches as much as many other foundations I've tried, but they are noticeable after wearing for awhile.
I think it's kind of a joke that this is marketed by Sephora as being specifically for oily skin when it's so slippery itself.
Oxidation: I do think this oxidizes a little bit, at least on me, to be slightly darker. It's not too noticeable, but it is enough that it seems to match me pretty well when I first apply and by the end of the day it is a tiny bit too dark.
Would I repurchase? Maybe, but I will try a couple of other foundations that I think may be more suitable first.
Hated this stuff! I washed, moisturizer and primed my skin as always and put this foundation on. Went to work and within a few hours, it had melted off of my face. I REALLY wanted to love this foundation but it just didn't work out so I returned it. The staying power sucks if you have combo skin. Will not repurchase!
If this foundation is genius about one thing, it's genius about making your skin look its absolute worst. This is without a doubt in the top 5 worst foundations I have ever used. So bad that I didn't wear it for more than 2 hours before taking it off. It was THAT bad. This foundation comes in several shades which may very well be the only redeeming quality because I am incredibly fair skinned and finding a foundation that matches the lightness of my skin has only happened about 3 times and one of those times belongs to this product. I was recommended this foundation because I have oily skin with dry patches and this foundation was supposed to cater to both of those needs. I applied this foundation to my skin with my beauty blender sponge by dabbing it on until I got my desired coverage which only took about one layer since the foundation is medium coverage. The horror started immediately. The foundation was incredibly patchy, clung to all of my dry patches and looked so, so disgustingly powdery despite me not having powdered it at all. It didn't even looked good from far back, you could see all the patchiness from far away and up close it was an absolute disaster. I wore this for 2 hours around my house before I could no longer bear to look at myself in the mirror and took it off. Therefore, I can't comment on the staying power but I can't imagine who would want this on their face long enough to test the staying power anyways. Just a dreadful product and the packing is dead ugly and bulky. I don't know how brands get away with charging $58 for a product like this, what a disgrace to the Marc Jacobs name. I would use my Revlon Colorstay foundation over this any day. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
I first got this product as a sample in Bisque Medium and I liked it very much. However when I bought it I got it in Bisque light and it think it suits me better. I'm surprised that it has so low reviews but I have to say that for me is one of the best foundations ever, it lasts enough and doesn't oxidize. I don't have oily skin but it's normal some oily T-zone depending on the weather. I like the texture and it leaves a silky touch. I have to say that I always use it with a foundation primer. Smashbox and Laura Mercier works really nice with this gel foundation. Don't forget a finishing powder in other to get better results. I'm sure I would buy this again but maybe I'll update my reviews in summer time.
I have very pale skin & rarely do I find a shade that matches, so I was happy to find the lightest shade worked for me. If you rub the foundation between your fingers it feels soft & silky. It applies very nicely but after an hour or two I notice the T-Zone area begins to look broken down, particularly to the left/right area of the nose. I wanted to make this work because its hard to find a good shade match & it cost $48 but it just looks awful it you have any sort of oily skin, & it accentuates dry areas as well, ended up returning it
The foundation was nice to apply and overall was good, but it looked a bit cakey and made me break out in big zits.
Wouldn't buy again, try lingerie de peau by guerlain if you looking for a high quality foundation.
I was recommended this foundation at Sephora and was told that it was a long wearing foundation that was great for oily skin. The packaging was gorgeous and I liked it when I first applied it, but after only a few hours it looked horrible. It needed major touch ups and had become more orange on my skin than it originally looked. This is NOT a good foundation if you have oily skin. So disappointing, especially for the price. I returned it the next day - the first time I've ever returned makeup. Will stick with my MAC Pro Longwear in the future.
I have search for my perfect foundation an finally U find it this is very tight to my Chanel vita lumiere which I like but I prefer the Marc Jacobs one
SKIN TYPE: Combination, acne-prone, dehydrated, sensitive (yeah, I'm a mixed bag).
SKIN TONE: I use MAC NC20, NARS SG in Deauville, Revlon CS in Buff. I own 22 Bisque Light in this foundation and it's slightly dark, so I'm guessing it's probably a good match for NC 20-25. 14 Ivory Medium would've been a better match for me, but this is workable.
The packaging may not be everybody's cup of tea but it is definitely very luxurious. It comes in a hefty, frosted glass bottle. Can I stop for a minute and tell you guys how amazing the darn plastic cap is? It has a very smooth, lacquer-like finish and is SO beautifully rounded. You just want to pet it and stroke it all day. Okay, I admit I sound a bit crazy now. It also has a pump, which I highly appreciate. You can have good control over it since it pumps out a small amount, but I do have to use more pumps than usual because of this.
The liquid itself is slightly runny. Compared to other gel-foundations, it is not as thick as MUFE but not as runny as MAC (both Face & Body). Very easy to blend seamlessly.
Many people complain about the smell, but on my super sensitive nose I find it VERY tolerable. It doesn't irritate my nose at all. It has a very soft, somewhat soapy floral scent. It definitely is noticeable but it's very pleasant.
This foundation is pretty lightweight and has light coverage. It manages to be extremely buildable without being cakey, however. It doesn't really help with concealing dark circles or unsightly pimples, but it does help with concealing some scars and redness.
I LOVE the lightweight, un-cakey nature of this foundation. It has a very natural skin-like finish and radiance. It makes you look like you have naturally good skin. I also did not find that it emphasized any skin texture, fine lines or dry patches which is completely awesome. I should also mention that it photographs beautifully with zero flashback. Although personally I love the finish and I find it awesomely beautiful, many others including a friend of mine thinks that the finish is a bit too much for everyday--a bit too "perfect". It makes you look made-up in the sense that it makes your skin look REALLY perfect, not necessarily in the caked-up way. I don't ever mind having TOO perfect-looking skin (ha!), but please take this into consideration.
Despite its nature of being a lightweight, skin-like foundation, it wears very well. I get oily after 8 hours (without powder!), but the makeup stays intact and doesn't give me a horrible cake face that some foundations give when it mixes with the natural oils and "lifts" disgustingly from the face. When I blot, there is little to no transfer and my makeup still looks great. I would not recommend this for the extremely oily, but it is workable if you wear a good base underneath plus finishing powder. I also am happy to report that it does not oxidize at all on me.
The price is a bit crazy for me (US $48, CAD $58) but since it is really the ultimate weapon to fake good skin, I personally think it is worth it for the upkeep.
i received this in a sample and i tried it...I love this foundation...i got it in cocoa medium #84 and it matches my skintone to a tee...the finish is very smooth looking, no oxidizing of color..it just melted right into my skin...flawless..matte ...it did for me for quite sometime..but i do have oily skin.
*the rating system is not letting me click all 5 lipsticks for price and packaging*
so glad i asked for a sample of this foundation. I will definitely fork out the $$$$ for this with no problema..