Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick – Understudy*

When Marc Jacobs released a makeup line a few years back, I’m not going to lie, I was torn. On one side, I absolutely love Marc Jacobs – his clothing, his designs, and the direction he took Louis Vuitton in are still among my favourites, but I’d never really considered him in the beauty sphere. I think I was just worried that the products would be something of an afterthought. All packaging with nothing to back it up. Very happily though, I was wrong.

I’ve been secretly lusting after the Marc Jacobs’ bronzers and eye-shadow palettes, but I thought I’d start my collection with something slightly smaller. One of the brand’s New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipsticks. The packaging had me first – the taupe, magnetized bullet looks and feels wonderful, and super sleek. But even better might be the New Nudes’ formula.

The New Nudes collection encompasses 12 shades which are designed to compliment all skin tones. The Marc Jacobs’ website even shows which colours will work best with skintones, undertones and hair colours. It’s a genius move which makes treating yourself to a new lipstick super easy and rather fun! I opted for Understudy, and it’s a stunning your-lips-but better shade. A warm, rosy pink – it adds warmth and will look absolutely glorious with a tan. The gel formula of the lipsticks is also something of a revelation. Lightweight and moisturizing to wear, it leaves lips subtly glossy, and it lasts for a good three hours.

I’m already planning my next shade!

Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipsticks are priced at £25 and are available here (UK) and here (US)

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