It’s hard for me to find red lipsticks that I like – there are so many factors to consider: will it smudge? How does this particular red look with my skin tone? Will it wear off and create what I call the ‘ringed’ lip look after I drink + eat? And so I stick to my neutrals.
Left to right: Oh Miley; Je T’aime; Goddess; Blow; Core Cora; Rei of Light; Miss Scarlet
Marc Jacobs Beauty turned me into more of a red lover, though, with the brand’s new line of Le Marc Lip Creme lipsticks*. Each shade was thoughtfully created to work well with different hair color and skin tone – those with blonde hair and apricot undertones are suggested to stick to light, and cool blue reds, whereas brunettes with pink undertones should go for tomatoes and rusts.
Being more of a blonde with [I think] more of a rosy complexion, I picked up a color I was drawn to immediately – Core Cora, an incredible coral red. All I needed was one coat to achieve a creamy, opaque lip look. Did the hair-complexion matching pay off? I have to say, yes, yes it did – the first stranger I encountered in my building after I applied the lipstick exclaimed, “I love that color!”
A bit more on the formula – as I’ve come to expect from all Marc beauty products, it is to die for. Really creamy, uber opaque, and non-drying [thanks to antioxidant-rich ingredients like seaberry and cocoa butter]. It adds a gorgeous semi-matte, velvet finish to the lips, and as far as lasting power goes, no, it does not smudge, and yes, it lasts through meals [yes, plural meals] and drinks.
Have you tried any of these gorgeous Lip Creme lipsticks?
*These products were sent to me for my consideration and review, all opinions are my own.