10 Days of Foundation Day 10: Marc Jacobs

If you’ve been following, I decided to do 10 days of foundation testing with 10 samples I got from Sephora. Read my introduction post to get all the details and check out the previous posts: Fenty, Sephora Collection, Dior, Laura Mercier, bareMinerals, NARS, Make Up For Ever, Becca and Urban Decay.


For the 10th and final day, I tried the Marc Jacobs Shameless Youthful-Look 24H Foundation ($46). I like the inspiration behind the line: “Shameless foundation is a daily reminder to show your true colors and never apologize for being you.” And I had such high expectations for this, probably simply because of the Marc Jacobs name, but it kind of fell flat for me. My skin hasn’t been that dry for the last couple of days, at least it hasn’t been flakey, and yet this foundation flaked and pilled. It did an ok job covering up blemishes, but what’s the point of that if I have visible flakes falling off my face?

This sample pack came with some of the Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Primer. I tried some on the back of my hand at a Sephora once and it smelled amazing. This sample didn’t smell as amazing, which is confusing, but it could have been sitting in the package for a while. Despite it not smelling as coconuty as I would have liked, it feels amazing on. If it was $20 or maybe even $30, I’d consider buying the primer just for how nice it feels and (usually) smells, but $44 is a lot, and I’m not even convinced primers really work.

I talked about the Re(marc)able Foundation in another post. The gist was, it is beeeeautiful but, story of my life, it highlights dryness. So I tried it again with the matching primer. It definitely helped, but not 100%. I don’t know why I can’t stop thinking about this foundation. I know I shouldn’t spend $55 on something that just isn’t right for my skin but damn, I want it.


The Shameless foundation however, just didn’t really outperform the others in the sample pack. You’d think something with the Marc Jacobs name attached would perform better than the $20 Sephora Collection foundation, but it didn’t even compare. I shouldn’t assume high-end names are better, considering the Wet N Wild Photo Focus foundation is so amazing, but I can’t help it. I will say, though, the shade range for the Shameless is nice and much more diverse than the Re(marc)able.

Check back tomorrow for my final thoughts, and what I learned, from the 10 Days of Foundation testing. 

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