One of my favourite purchases of the last couple of weeks must be the Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate. I’ve mentioned it in my August favourites so it’s no secret that I love it, but I still wanted to review it and tell you guys all about it since it’s such a special and unique foundation and also because it does require a specific way of application. So, without further ado, let’s get into the review. If you’re interested in reading about this gorgeous foundation, make sure you continue reading!
The Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate comes in a typical Marc Jacobs box. It’s black on the front and white on the sides. It’s very sleek and simplistic. Inside you’ll find the foundation. the foundations comes in a pretty thick frosted glass bottle with a silver lid as well as a black lid. I do think the foundation looks rather luxurious and nice when it comes to the packaging, but on the other hand the packaging (with the black lid on top) reminds me a little of a huge tampon.
Anyway, the foundation comes with 22 ml which is 8 ml less than most foundations. For me that’s not really a big deal, but I’ll explain why in a minute.
One thing I love about this foundation is that it comes in a ton of shades, 22 to be exact. The shade range includes very, very pale foundations as well as a deeper shade and everything in between. I do think it’s a shame that there are only one or two actual deep shades and that the deepest shade isn’t even that deep, but they’re getting there. And by the way, for those of you who are interested, I wear the lightest shade called Ivory.
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate – €44,50
According to the back of the box this foundation gives you instant full coverage. It’s supposed to stay in place all day and feel weightless on the skin. Aside from that they also mention that less is more with this foundation. I wish I realised that when I first used it, because it really is true.
As you can tell the foundation comes with this little stick instead of a pump or anything like that. It’s not a dropper it’s just a little stick with a rounded tip. The first time I used it I applied the same amount of foundation to my face as I usually would. It ended up looking absolutely horrible because with this foundation you only need the tiniest little bit of product. It’s best to start off with a dot on each part of the face (forehead, both cheeks, chin and nose) and to go from there. You can always add a little bit, but if it’s too much it will just look terrible.
The reason why you only need such a little bit is because this is a foundation concentrate rather than a normal foundation. This means that this foundation has a very high amount of pigment in it and that a little bit of it goes a very long way. Because you only need very little product this bottle will last you incredibly long which is why I don’t mind that it only has 22 ml in it.
Moving on to the texture. This foundation has a very unique texture. It’s a very blendable formula. One single dot of product can spread out to cover an entire cheek. That’s pretty impressive. Aside from that it’s also not a difficult foundation to work with. It’s not blotchy or patchy and it’s definitely not a foundation that needs a lot of work in order to look good. It’s actually a pretty quick foundation.
One thing that is important to know about this foundation is that it does have a rather dry texture, if that makes any sense. It’s not one of those smooth or rather creamy formulas. Therefore too much of this product can look very powdery and cakey.
When it comes to the application I have to say I prefer using a Beautyblender. I tried it once with a brush but that way it just didn’t look as good. The foundation looked a lot more cakey that way. And because this is a very high coverage foundation I don’t feel the need to use a brush because even with a sponge you will get full coverage out of it, but with a better and more natural finish than you would get if you were using a brush.
Because the foundation has a rather dry texture I’m not sure how this foundation will work for dry skin. Especially if you have some dry patches or some flakiness going on on your skin I think you’re better off skipping this foundation because it will accentuate those dry areas. However, it’s not the most mattifying foundation ever. If anything, it’s not really mattifying at all. Because I have rather oily skin I can’t tell you if it really won’t work for dry skin, but I do feel like it’s better for normal to combination skin types.
When it comes to coverage this foundation is absolutely incredible. It’s definitely full coverage and it’s buildable as well so if it’s not high coverage enough for you, you can make it ever more covering. But the surprising thing is that even though this is one of the most full coverage foundations that I’ve tried, it’s the opposite of heavy. It’s a very weightless foundation. You can feel it a tiny little bit if you’re getting oily on your forehead for example, but aside from that you really don’t feel like you’re wearing a full coverage foundation. For me that’s a huge plus.
Another thing I love about this foundation is the fact that the shade matches my skin more perfect than any other foundation has ever done. In store it seemed a little too light for me, but now that I’ve worn it a number of times I’ve come to realise that it’s actually pretty much perfect. It also doesn’t oxidise at all so that’s a huge plus too.
Another important factor is the staying power. I feel like you might have expected it already, but this foundation stays on like a dream. It doesn’t budge at all!
But there is one last thing I want to mention which is slightly less positive. Something I’ve noticed while wearing this foundation is that it’s not transfer proof. I feel like this is one of those foundations that could cause makeup stains. I don’t know for sure, but I have noticed that if you don’t powder it well or when you’ve just applied it you can get some on your hands if you touch your face. Of course it’s not that big of a deal, but it is something you should know.
I did however notice that once you’ve been wearing it for an hour or two it won’t transfer that much anymore. Even if you’re a little oily it’s not like it rubs off at all. And when it does transfer it doesn’t mean that the foundation will be removed from that area because, even in those cases, it’s not going anywhere!
Overall I’m a big fan of this foundation. It’s a very unique product and it definitely requires that you know what you’re doing when you’re working with it because you just don’t want to use too much and you don’t want to use the wrong tools. Aside from that it’s one of the most phenomenal product I’ve ever tried. The coverage is just amazing and the shade matches me perfectly. I also love the fact that it’s so lightweight and that you only need the tiniest bit of product to get that full coverage look. If you’re on the hunt for a great full coverage foundation, you must try this one!
And that concludes today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of this foundation and which full coverage foundation is your current favourite!