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Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara Is More Dramatic Than a Soap Opera Cliffhanger Before a Commercial Break

Published in: Eyes, Makeup, Marc Jacobs, Product Reviews

Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara

Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara ($26,) available now at Sephora, select Marc Jacobs stores and marcjacobsbeauty.com

Do I want a mousy mascara, a timid one that keeps its eyes glued to the floor, too nervous to embrace the music and attack the dance floor with verve!

No.

How about a mascara that shushes me when I laugh a little too loudly in public, then says, “Be quiet! You’re making a scene and attracting to much attention”?

Not a chance.

Or a mascara that never wants to go out? It just wants to stay at home and watch Law and Order and fall asleep by 8:30?

ABSOLUTELY EFFING NOT.

I want a mascara that hits the gas and takes my hand while looking straight into my eyes and yelling, “We’re about to Thelma and Louise this ish, boo!” as our convertible dives off the cliff! :)

Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara

The brush


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Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop in Wham: Silver Space Pencil or Matte Coral Lipstick?

Published in: Lips, Makeup, Marc Jacobs, Product Reviews

El Hub saw this packaging on my desk and started pawing at it like a monkey from Planet of the Apes. I had to explain to him that the tip of the crayon was fake, as in not real.

“Tip crayon. Not real. Ooh-ooh-eee-eee-eee!

Wham, a matte coral, is one of nine Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop colors, and like the others, the color of the tube’s tip matches the color of the lipstick inside.

I was hoping these lipsticks would be more like the NARS Satin Lip Pencils, but they’re heavier, almost waxy. They don’t have that same sort of slip and glide, and the unscented/unflavored formula feels thicker than I thought it would be.

It’s also smoother than I expected and not as drying. In the comments when I mentioned these last week, a few gals said they had problems with patchiness and uneven application. So far, so good, though, for me. I wouldn’t call it perfect, because Wham does settle into my lip lines, but if I run my finger across my lips to pat it down, it’s tolerable.

Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop in Wham

Wham with a MAC Lipstick for scale

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Doing the Twist With the $28 Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Stick Twist-Up Eyeshadow Pencils

Published in: Makeup, Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Sticks

If you thought Marc’s chrome crayon-like Kiss Pop Lip Color Sticks were cute, check out these Twinkle Pop versions.

They might just put a twinkle in your eye…

Get it…? A twinkle? Because the name?

OK, sorry, that was bad, but they are really shimmery. :)

Seriously, these $28 twist-up eyeshadow pencils are pretty cool.

No, really. There’s a cooling sensation on the skin when you use them, allegedly due to the inclusion of Swiss alpine snow in the formula.

Really now? Come on.

Anywho, the Swiss snow is also supposed to be moisturizing.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Stick (2)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Stick (1)

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Honey, Let Your Lips Do the Popping With the Pigmented Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Color Sticks

Published in: Lips, Makeup, Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Color Sticks

The Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Lip Color Sticks, $28 each

Well I’ll be a tabby’s uncle… Chrome crayons.

Why didn’t I think of that!?

Seeing these Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Color Sticks ($28 each), it’s as if my Terminator-lovin’ makeup dreams have come true.

If Skynet ever asks to use my likeness for a fashionable T-1001 model, you better believe robot Karen will have at least one of these on her person-like chassis at all times.

Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick (2)

How awesome are these?? See the colorful tips? Each ones goes with its respective lip color.

Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick (3)

Essentially, these Kiss Pop Color Sticks are long-wearing lipsticks with a pencil tip. New to the Marc Jacobs Beauty permanent line, they’re $28 each.

Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick (4)

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The Six-Piece Showstopper Set by Marc Jacobs Beauty

Published in: Kits and Sets, Makeup, Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set

Wearing the Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set on my eyes and lips

Aaaaand, STOP!

As in The Showstopper Set, by Marc Jacobs Beauty.

Super quick pics and swatches here. I had to jam through these and only had 10 minutes to jot down some thoughts before heading out to meet my family for my mom’s bday celebration, so if this seems kind of rushed…it was!

Sorry. But Tabs was kind enough to give me the evening off, and I’m not passing that up. :)

So, what is The Showstopper?

Well, I’m glad you asked! It’s Marc’s six-piece limited edition holiday set — $135 (listed as a $216 value) — and it comes with makeup for eyes and lips, a makeup bag, a mirror and a tiny bee-sized bottle of Marc’s Honey perfume.

First impressions

The lipgloss: I like. It’s my favorite thing in the set. It has a medium-weight, non-drying formula — slightly sticky, but still comfortable — and it’s neither scented nor flavored. 

Color-wise, it reminds me of MAC Lychee Luxe Lipglass (here’s my review from way back in 2010), and it’s sheerer than it looks in this swatch. As far as wear time, we’re talkin’ 3-4 hours.

Now, the liquid liner gave me some trouble. I like the color — it’s a true black without any blue undertones — and shine, but I find the felt tip pen difficult to control (the edges of my lines are jagged).

The mascara holds its own with good length, separation and color (also true black); curl hold isn’t bad at all, and I don’t see any clumps, flaking or smudging. I think the sweet spot’s around one or two coats. Any more than that, and my lashes start sticking together.

Lastly, the eyeshadows, and the first word that comes to mind is “SHINE!” Just like that, in all caps. :)

I like ‘em. Today I patted them on with a flat eyeshadow brush, but I wasn’t too crazy about the shadows when I buffed them out or applied them with a fluffy brush. With a fluffy (brush, haha!), I thought they were tough to blend and buff out, and I did observe some fallout.

This set used to be available on the Sephora website, but wouldn’t ya know it? I’m not seeing it there now. You might want to check in stores if you’re interested. I did spot it online at a shop called CosPro on amazon.com, but I’ve never purchased anything from them before. Amazon has a pretty good return policy, but I don’t know specifically about this store (like the universe, it’s a mystery…).

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set

The six-piece, limited edition Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set Style Eye-Con Plush Eyeshadow No. 3 in The Star (114, limited edition)

Style Eye-Con Plush Eyeshadow No. 3 in The Star (114, limited edition) and the Showstopper Makeup Bag (limited edition)

Marc Jacobs Beauty From the left: Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kiss This (314, limited edition), The Showstopper Set Lash Lifter in Blacquer Gel Volume Mascara (20) and Style Eye-Con No. 3 In the Star

Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kiss This (314, limited edition), Lash Lifter in Blacquer Gel Volume Mascara (20) and Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plus Eyeshadow In the Star

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