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One of the things I like about Fall is the anticipated return of its staple color, makeup-wise. Dark berry, burgundy, red wine, plum; call it whatever you want but this shade is definitely not for the faint of heart. As a lover of bold lipsticks, you guess I am doubly elated to rock it in I-don’t-even-care-where-I’m-going-or-what-I’m-doing situation. Sheez, that’s quite a mouthful but let me introduce you to one lippy that had me at first swipe. Kindly scroll down for more photos, swatch comparison, and the final verdict.
Marc Jacobs LoveMarc Lip Gel in 146 Cabaret ($30, 3.6 g/ 0.12 oz) is a VIB Rouge exclusive. If you’re unfamiliar with the points system, those marketing geniuses at Sephora profiled their makeup-loving consumers based on their purchases. Beauty Insider is for the rookie, VIB for semi-addicted, and VIB Rouge is for those needing rehab. Ha! guilty as charged! In short, the more purchases you make, the more points you earn, the higher your status becomes. T’was funny because when I reached the hall-of-shame VIB Rouge, these Sephora girls kept thanking me for converting my status. It wasn’t my choice ladies, my makeup insanity made me do it, lol!
Anyways, let’s get back to the whole point of this Fall must-have lipstick. As I was saying, like red or nude, berry can be interpreted in hundred and one ways. That pretty much sums up why I decided to give Marc Jacobs LoveMarc Lip Gel Cabaret a try.
Consistent with other Marc Jacobs beauty products, the packaging looks chic in black. You click the button to slide the lipstick up (as shown in photo). The tip is semi-round which made application on the corners of my mouth quite tricky. Again, not a big deal but I had to use a lipstick brush for precision. This lipstick is very creamy and unbelievably bold and opaque in one pass. It’s quite glossy sans the tacky-feel. Wear time is also commendable, I say five hours give or take. For reference, here’s Cabaret compared to some of my favorite plum babies (reviews are linked): YSL Forbidden Burgundy, Givenchy Violine Precieux, Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose (Crimson), Lorde MAC Pure Heroine.
First impression dictates my future purchase so given my stellar experience with Cabaret, a repurchase is definitely inevitable.
Here’s a classic example of I-will-wear-whatever-lipstick-I-want-who-the-hell-cares. Yep, moi in workout clothes and bold berry puckers.
Love a bold lippy like it’s nobody’s business?
41 thoughts on “Fall Lippy Must-Have: Marc Jacobs LoveMarc Lip Gel 146 Cabaret (Review, Swatch, FOTD)”
It looks stunning on you!
Oh wow, shades like these always steal my heart! I love how it looks on you. And now I am also sad I can't buy this :(.
many thanks! there are dupes probably lurking in your stash
I love this one! OMG! Need!
yes you need it, lippy junkie friend
wow, this lipstick looks GORGEOUS! I love your workout look 🙂
LOL! thanks for noticing the workout #fotd …. now i'm embarrassed, haha
It's a pretty color
Love Cabaret! It's a perfect shade for fall and perfect on you. Wish I was a VIB!
few more purchases 🙂
This color is amazing! I may need to splurge!
it's worth it
I love Cabaret on you!
I love seeing the comparison swatches between all the shades.
thanks a lot :-)))
Oh man, that is stunning! And it looks absolutely gorgeous on you!
Your lips look unbelievable! Love this color.
The shade is amazing ! & You are totally rocking it
I do love this color!
Suuuch a great berry
This shade is gorgeous!
Gorgeous shade, if I could guarantee it would look like it does on you, I would buy it in a heartbeat.
hehe, you're so funny! you rock bold shades!!!
This is such a Fall Shade and it looks amazing on you!
This is so gorgeous on you!
I am a huge MJ fan and this is gorgeous!
I'm with you – Fall means dark, wine/berry lips as often as I want. I love this color!
You look stunning but you always do. I bought a similar shade from the Too Faced Melted line. So excited to break it out!
many thanks Ashley! I still have to try the Melted lippy
So this shade is gorgeous, and totally YOU… but damned if my eye didn't get drawn to the Bite Beauty Crimson swatch!
you need that Bite Beauty lippy NOW
Abso-freakin-lutely stunning color on you. Sold! I want it!
many-freakin-thanks Anastasia, lol
OMG those arm swatches are magnificent.
that color is gorgeous and I love it on you. You rock berries and reds so nicely – Love it! Man, your swatches… I think I want to go out and buy them all. lol
buy one, buy all. you're so sweet my friend
I so hope they bring back Pure Heroine!