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Foundations - Marc Jacobs - Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation

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rated 3.1(65 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.1
  • 38% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 4.1
  • Price: $$$

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rated 5 of 5 on 9/11/2014 7:09:00 PM More reviews by GirlyGirl05

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

My 2nd most favorite brand, after the NARS Sheer Matte.
I find that this looks best with the Benefit Porefessional Primer (As so does everything else) and it keeps y matte and shine free for 12-15 hours! I did not reapply, or put powder or anything. It did give my forehead a little bit of a shine after I hit 12 hours, but with no touch-ups or powder application, that is for most of the foundations.

It also comes with a pump, unlike the NARS, where you have to buy separately.

I don't think this will look good on mature or dry skin. Try YSL Touche' Eclat instead.

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rated 2 of 5 on 9/9/2014 4:37:00 PM More reviews by DallasCowgirl

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

This is just an ok foundation, I did break out after I used it but I'm not sure if it was the foundation or the primer that I gave me a nice look but I have many other cheaper foundations that look better than this foundation. I'm going to continue to use it because I paid so much for it but after it's gone I will not repurchase....

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rated 1 of 5 on 8/5/2014 1:08:00 PM More reviews by Perfection91

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

This is the worst foundation I've tried.
I never really had a drugstore foundation, but I've tried almost all of the foundations in the mid high end market.

The packaging, isn't very attractive either. It somehow looks like a dwarf to begin with, but it gets even less attractive once the cap is off.

Color options are okay. nothing exceptional. most are in the neutral to warm range.
but the color oxidizes into a weird orange color quite soon... so there is really no point in having different colors.

nicely put, its gel type, but rudely put its nothing more than a bunch of silicones.
usually silicone based foundations like Giorgio Armani blends like silk and sits beautifully on the skin. half blends in and half resurfaces the texture of the skin, covering any imperfections.
But this foundation, on my normal to combination skin looked extremely patchy, flat, and heavy. It was very obvious that I was wearing makeup with just one layer.
It felt very heavy and suffocating to the skin, more so than most other foundations, but the coverage is nothing compared to how heavy it feels.

Basically it has everything that a bad foundation would have.
is expensive, patchy, heavy, yet not as pigmented, doesn't blend in and sits on the skin, oxidizes to orange color, looks flat, transfers, is sticky to touch.
there are better foundations out there for lesser price.

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rated 4 of 5 on 7/12/2014 1:58:00 AM More reviews by kira1999

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

This foundation gave my skin a gorgeous look. My skin tone looked even, glowy and natural. I love the gel texture, it makes the foundation unique and very easy to blend. It has a wide colour range, so your colour will be easy to find. I love this foundation so much, but even with primer and setting powder, it only lasted about five hours before it was gone. So if you don't like touching up or need it to last all day, it sing for you.

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rated 3 of 5 on 7/4/2014 2:37:00 AM More reviews by fecktopia

Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

This foundation is just meh on my dry, hyperpigmented skin. I asked the Sephora rep for a full cover but this can be built to medium at best. the gel texture is superb and easily blendable. It masks slight red patches ok but if you have anything to hide a good concealer is a must with this product. Likewise if you have dry skin or even just patches, you are going to want a really good moisturiser and to prime your skin properly before applying the foundation. If I had normal skin with only minor red to hide, I imagine I would love this foundation. It does look natural until any sebum or flakiness take hold during the day, and the foundation just runs or cakes. I also find it doesn't really play well with a light application of powder over the top. Maybe a setting spray would be better. For the price tag it should hold up better than what it does.

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rated 5 of 5 on 6/21/2014 11:54:00 PM More reviews by sossom

Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Other

I love this foundation! I have tried many high-quality foundations and this one by far is the best. It is medium coverage, last all day and doesn't make me greasy. I honestly am really impressed and I would definitely buy it again.

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rated 5 of 5 on 6/18/2014 9:46:00 PM More reviews by ellenf

Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green

I adore this foundation.
My skin is aging (mid-50's) but generally good and "normal".
I wear either Bisque Light or Ivory Medium in this foundation.
The coverage is sheer but is that mythical, sought-after product that makes my skin look better without completely masking it.
It wears well for long periods of time and my skin looks just as good when I remove it as when I applied it.
Give this a try if you want foundation that does not look like foundation, but rather, makes you glow.

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rated 2 of 5 on 6/11/2014 9:04:00 PM More reviews by gaelgirl

Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

Not good for dry or sensitive skin. Left flaky patches and coverage was uneven. No staying power either. Not worth the high cost.

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rated 4 of 5 on 6/11/2014 8:29:00 PM More reviews by mehevans

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Really excellent light/medium buildable coverage. Admittedly a little expensive, but I picked this up in sephora because of the close color match to my skin. When you wear this, it looks like your skin but better! The packaging is so luxe and you will want to use it all the time. Would've given it 5 stars if not for the high price.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 5/21/2014 12:22:00 PM More reviews by miomega

Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Dark, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Like a lot of women, I use all kinds of foundations, high-end, drugstore, cream, liquid, etc. because if something works, regardless of price or package, it's worth purchasing. After reading and seeing A LOT of YouTube videos about this product I FINALLY went and got a sample from Sephora. Then I got another sample. Then, I made the purchase. I'm so glad I did.

1,) Perfect color match.

2.) Satin, semi-matte finish.

3.) Ultra smooth texture= easy blendability. This saves me time in the morning.

4.) Longevity! Even after a long, busy day this looks great on my combination skin, even when I don't use a primer. I set it with a good loose setting powder like Ben Nye Topaz in the morning and I blot my T-Zone with my drugstore pressed powder during midday.

5.) Does not transfer.

6.) Great packaging. The pump dispenser allows great product control. I've also found that because of its high pigmentation I don't need to use a lot of product.

This now ranks among my top 5 foundations. I'm glad I tried it.

For reference: NC50= Coco Medium #84.

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