Thursday, May 15, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty Love Marc Lip Gel in 114 Understudy

Following the review of Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner in the previous post, here I am to review the other Marc Jacobs item that I picked up at Sephora, Love Marc Lip Gel in 114 Understudy.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Love Marc Lip Gel is interestingly called a 'lip gel' instead of lipstick as it is different from the traditional waxy lipstick and comes with a gellified formula that is creamy and glossy. The Lip Gel is housed in a magnetic black case which weighs slightly heavier than a normal lipstick.

I couldn't make up my mind which shade to get while swatching over the Sephora counter and the SA recommended 114 Understudy after understanding from me that I would like some neutral shade.

114 Understudy looks reddish brown in the tube and seems like a wise choice to get. Swatching it on my hand, the swatch come out true to its shade.

I decided to do a comparison against the reddish brown lipsticks that I have in my stash and here are the lipsticks I am comparing against:-

- Lunasol lipstick in 40 Red Beige
- Burberry Beauty Lip Cover in 23 English Rose
- Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle
- NARS Sheer lipstick in Dolce Vita

From the swatches below, I felt 114 Understudy is closer to Lunasol lipstick in 40 Red Beige but stronger in pigmentation. The other 3 shades have more brown or pink tones in them.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Love Marc Lip Gel in 114 Understudy has a very comfortable texture that is very forgiving to my dry lips, I love it. It had a very faint vanilla scent but this doesn't bothers me at all.

I cannot remember the price that I paid but I do vaguely recall it to be $42. I certainly hope for Marc Jacobs to launch more new shades of this lip gels than the current 16 shades. :)


  1. I was actually tempted to get a red lippy from MJ to try but I have so many, I'm about reaching saturation point. It is a gorgeous colour though and great to hear that the formula is forgiving.

    1. u can prob try this shade since i dont think you have much of this type of colour.

  2. what a lovely shade! I'm glad it doesn't dry out your lips:) but wow the Burberry one is gorgeous! I wonder how it compares to my favorite GA Sheers in 503

    1. Unfortunately I do not have GA Sheers 503 to make a compare for you but babe, Burberry lipsticks are really good!!

  3. Ruby.. that plate of yours.. is sooo cute!!
    Glad to hear that this is moisturising as I have not grabbed anything from their lip gels yet!

    1. Thx babe!

      I wish there are more shades in their lip gel range.


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