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

Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop in Wham

I wore Wham for five hours yesterday before I ate (how did I make it five hours without eating??), and then didn’t reapply. It did break up around the 3-4 hour mark, and didn’t look as smooth toward the end, but it stuck around well enough.


I was thinking about going back to Sephora for another color, hot pink Pop, but I think I’m good. The sassy-pants packaging is pretty neat, though… That’s probably the real makeup meat here.

Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop in Wham swatch

Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop in Wham

PRICE: $28
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Marc Jacobs counters and online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Rachel says:

    Pretty! I love corals for summer (or any time of year actually!)

  2. Agata says:

    I love this color on you! And I see you’re sporting your new Kate Spade necklace, very pretty!
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  3. fancie says:

    This color was made for you! It’s so pretty! I’ve been reading a lot of mixed reviews about these lippies too so I’m glad it’s working for you. I’m thinking about trying one!
    fancie recently posted … Covergirl Spellbound Lip Perfection Lipstick Review

  4. This looks so pretty on you! While I’m overall happy with my purchase of Pow and Heartbreaker, I’m not itching to purchase any more as I do feel that these need lip balm underneath (both for better application and so they’re more comfortable to wear). That’s not a huge deal, but there are also other lip colors to try all the time, so I’m not planning to buy any more!
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  5. Donna N says:

    This color is SO YOU!! I only wish it was as pink-coral as it appears on you….when I tried it it was much orange-r, so I skipped and got Pop-arazzi and Heartbreaker instead…..

  6. Sylirael says:

    That colour is very, very pretty on you! 🙂 I really want to see these pencils in person, someday…
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  7. The color is gorgeous on you Karen! I was hoping these would be smoother and creamier though.
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  8. emily says:

    Beautiful lip color on your! Would love to see a review of vain pursuits!

  9. Kim says:

    The package is definitely stand-out. I’m sort of a sucker for the look of Marc Jacobs’ stuff but I’ve resisted buying any. And I accidentally (this seems to be a theme) misread your explanation to El Hub as “oh ee oh ee oh”. I guess Planet of the Apes and Jungle Love do go together. 🙂

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