Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation

Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation
Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation

3.3

103 reviews

42% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Sorbeth-30, Nylon-12, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Mica, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Silica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Magnesium Sulfate, Methylpropanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Paraffin, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Parfum/Fragrance, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitan Laurate, Tocopherol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499).

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I know so many people love this product, but this foundation is a no no for me. I am an oily combination. My t-zone gets so oily throughout the day. Let's talk about this foundation in details.

Shade range: amazing
Does it have a pump? YES
Foundation consistency: liquidy but not as thin as MUFE Water Blend, sheer coverage but you can build this one up, dewy finish for sure.

I am not sure what they put into this foundation, but this foundation breaks on me after 4 hours of application. I did set my face with loose and compact powder to make it stays, but i couldn't. It breaks horribly around my mouth and chin area. Might be my skin gets too oily over there? I am not too sure too.

For the price point, i cannot complain much if it is expensive as it is Marc Jacobs. It has a pump which is beautiful.

I think for my dry skin fella out there, you would really love this product. it gives you a nice moisturised feeling and won't hang into your dry patches. But do get a sample to make sure it works for you.



Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I am a little...ok a LOT late reviewing this product. It has been out forever and even tho I am shamfully in sephora at least twice a week I just never bought into the hype of this foundation. I love MJ highliner and eyeshadow pallette but was slow in trying this foundation.
For some insight, I am 37 with light olive tone skin..my skin is mature with some expression lines on my forehead and slight creapyness under my eyes...I have semi bad melasama on my forehead. I'm over the whole color correcting phase and I am finally out of the stage where I love a good cake face, full cov matte foundation. I have realized that I love my skin even tho it is far from perfect and that the IG skin look is impossible...I also see that matte full coverage just looks bad on me now...ok I'm being long whinned...fast forward...I bought the new YSL all hours foundation and I love love it..more than I thought I would so I decided to see what else is out there that I may like...
Enter Marc Jacobs genius gel foundation!!!!
There is no way for me not to sound like I'm being paid to say this bc I have nothing negative to say...this gives med coverage in my opp and is truly lightweight...it covers my trouble areas without looking thick or cakey...I have combo skin with a very oily t zone.. I can get a good 6 hours before retouching. It does not being attention to my pores and sits on the under eye like a dream...it really does look my skin but younger and better...it has some resemblance to my IT cosmetics cc cream. I purchased a shade that was darker than I needed and I loved it so much that instead of returning it I decided to purchase another one in my shade and I am keeping the darker one for the summer...this one for me is a keeper...i have around 60 foundations in my cluttered makeup station and this one makes the cut of the very few(4) that stay out on my everyday makeup table...the price is spot on for the product...give it a try...you can always return it if it's a fail for you (if you purchase from sephora) or just go in and ask for a sample at least...you will be glad you did!


on 9/18/2017 6:11:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

It took me forever to find a foundation that goes on great, is the perfect color, and lasts all day. I'm glad I didn't listen to Angie from Hot and Flashy before I bought this--I would never have tried it! She swears by Chanel Vitalumiere, but that does nothing for me.

I apply with a brush. Face, neck, decolletage. My skin is good, so I don't want full, opaque coverage.

I'm fair, of English/Irish heritage. I definitely have my share of sun damage from the suntan '70s. At first I was sure #26 would work, but I was wrong--too light. 38 is great for me.

I used to read about promising new products, then try them at Sephora or Nordstrom in a full-size package. Now I've learned my lesson. I always get a sample, because things look soooo different at home than they do in the store. Both stores are happy to provide a big sample container.

Check it out! This one's a winner.

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on 12/10/2016 3:50:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This has to be the worst foundation I've ever used. It goes on smoothly enough, but within 2 hours it's melted off my face in large amounts with dry patches and lines very exaggerated. It literally broke apart on my face. Not good! Returned it..

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

The coverage I'd say is sheer, but you can layer this foundation to be light coverage. It's very patchy and despite the very liquid consistancy hard to blend. It sits in the pores, fine lines and every dry spot or texture you may have. I get oily within 30min and the foundation melts off after 1.5 to 2 hours.
I would HIGHLY recommend that you skip this foundation!


Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Grey

I always use Korean bbcreams but wanted to have a foundation for certain occasions or makeup looks, and I find most Western foundations too drying and/or too matte. I was checking this at Sephora and loved the variety of shades and the texture: so light, so glowy, I loved the packaging and the coverage seemed fine! I also saw good reviews on youtube. It was more expensive than what I was planning to spend but I knew that I wasn't going to need a new one for a long time, so I decided to go for it. God, what a mistake.
First of all, it looks moisturizing once you apply it but then it dries out very quickly and I get dry patches on my skin, and at the same time it completely disappears after two hours and the coverage is non-existant. I tried applying it with my beauty blender but it basically absorbs the product and you have to use way too much to get some into your skin. I also tried working with layers, but the result ends up being the same.
I guess maybe this works for some people? But if you're not sure, believe it's not worth the risk. For this price you have much better foundations.

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on 8/1/2016 10:56:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Black

Really light on the skin, feels like nothing at all.
- No scent!
- Paraben free.
- Full coverage (if you have the patience to build it up.)
- Looks really smooth (where it hasn't creased.)
- Doesn't oxidize.

The packaging is OK, like I find some ppl say the pump is too much product but IMO it's too little. I don't really like having to use the back of my hand as a mixing bowl tho.

I got the shade deep cocoa 86 and when I first bought I absoutely loved it because it matches my skin perfectly. But after having it for 5 months I can't wait to try something new because I have an oily t zone it always slide right off it, even with POREfessional primer (but maybe that's the primers fault). But that's something that I can forgive, the real reason why it sucks is because it randomly started causing me to break out and causing my skin to tingle. It really disappointed me because I loved it so much but now it's basically useless.



on 7/28/2016 12:57:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a light coverage foundation that can be built up to medium coverage. It feels amazing on this skin, meaning that it feels like absolutely nothing on my face. It has a very, very faint clean scent. I've tried it with my Sigma F80 and I didn't really like it because it looked too dry and a bit cakey so I prefer to use a damp beauty blender to sheer it out a bit and keep it looking natural. I find that it gets a little shiny so I'll continue to use up my sample before deciding to purchase.
Update
Purchased and enjoying it very much! I don't mind my imperfections to show a bit, at least not anymore. Getting older and the matte, perfect looking skin is looking a little weird on me so I need and want something to look natural. It covers my acne marks and melasma but not 100% & I'm ok with that.
UPDATE
Purchased the Maybelline better skin foundation and I feel like it's a dupe. I have both of them on now and I can barely tell the difference..actually I like the maybelline side just a tad bit more because it doesn't settle in my fine lines. Will be returning MJ Gel.

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on 10/19/2016 12:01:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

In my personality that I didnt like fagrance in it. It just like Body Perfume in your makeup!


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

While it has a very light feel, this is one of the most patchy foundations I have ever put on. Within minutes my face was patchy with dry spots showing through.

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