Over the past couple of weeks I have been trying some of my newly purchased Marc Jacobs beauty products-you can see them all in the image above but today I am going to focus on the Shameless Bold Blush in the shade Reckless and there will be reviews of the eyeshadow palette and lipstick to follow.
The packaging is an immediate plus point. I love the way these blushers are packaged-the outer casing is a sleek black perspex with a button opening and then the blush sits inside with a faille imprint. Hands up if you know what faille means? I didn't but it means: a somewhat shiny closely woven silk, rayon, or cotton fabric characterized by slight ribs in the weft.
Basically the blush has a ribbed texture-a bit like corduroy to be honest!
Reckless is a dusky pink colour that has a silvery undertone-it reminds me of a more pigmented MAC Well Dressed which is a blush I love and like Well Dressed, Reckless is hard to overdo.
The formula really is lovely-it's very lightweight, silky and finely milled and blends seamlessly. Reckless has a satin finish and the slight silver undertone stops it from being in any way flat on the skin. The only problem for me comes in the lasting power-by lunchtime it has pretty much disappeared from my skin. Sure, it's sleek enough it pop into any make up bag but I'm not one for topping up my blush on the go to be honest. Once it's on, I need it to stay on.
My final thoughts are:
'Bold blush' seems out of context for this shade/formula
It's aesthetically pleasing inside and out
It's a beautiful, wearable colour
The texture is gorgeous to apply
This shade doesn't last the distance
It probably won't stop me buying more!
Have you tried any of the Marc Jacobs beauty range? I did a Marc Jacobs Beauty haul here and here, reviewed Petra nail polish, two Twinkle Pop eyeshadow sticks and The Ingenue eye palette