Happy Humpday, Babes! I’m back at it again with another beauty post and today’s one is going to be dedicated to a review on the new Shameless foundation by Marc Jacobs Beauty! She’s the new girl on the block and with quite a lot of mixed reviews going around I figured that I just had to try it myself and see what I thought of it.
// Basic Details & Claims //
Priced at $ 70.00AU and marketed as an oil free foundation with medium coverage, 24-hour wear and flashback-free SPF 25; Sephora describes the Shameless foundation as a natural looking, self setting foundation that beautifies from the inside out to hep your skin look hydrated, plumped and more youthful.
// Packaging //
As I’m sure you are all aware of by now I am a packaging fiend, and I have to be honest with you at first I really wasn’t sure what to make of the flat pebble like plastic packaging. For $ 70.00 I would expect a glass bottle but the more I use it, the more I appreciate it. It’s very small and compact and the fact it’s a lightweight plastic means it is actually perfect for travelling and throwing in your handbag on the go; plus the squeeze tip applicator is a nice touch for preventing any product wastage.
Tip: If you have finished a plastic foundation bottle, try cutting it open with scissors. You will be surprised at how much product is still inside!
//Let’s get into the details…//
Packaging aside, I found that this foundation had more of a light coverage as opposed to the medium coverage that they claimed it to be, but it is very build-able and honestly after putting it on I didn’t even think that I needed more coverage. It had like a ‘my skin but better‘ effect! And as for application tools, all I can say is don’t even bother using a beauty sponge with this foundation. I wasted so much product trying to get the same finish as what I got when I used my rounded kabuki brush, so that is something to keep in mind if you want a little more coverage.
Something else I really liked about this foundation is that it is self-setting, meaning you supposedly don’t need to set it with any powder. As a dry skinned gal the less powder on my face the better and I found that it did do a good job on it’s own but for those days when I know I won’t have a chance to touch up for over 8 hours or I’m going to be doing something strenuous I do like to run a little banana powder or translucent powder under my eyes and very lightly over my t-zone for some added security.
// Overall Thoughts //
All in all I absolutely adore this foundation and the way it has a dewy yet satin finish on my skin, but I do think that the price point is a little too high for the low amount of coverage and the plastic packaging that it comes in. Personally, I would be happy to pay $ 50.00 for something like this but I guess the expensive price tag comes with the name of the brand.
Also, as much as I love how the Shameless foundation works as an almost invisible foundation, I don’t think that this will be everyone’s cup of tea. Especially if you like to wear heavier makeup. For that reason alone I think that quite a lot of people will be disappointed by it if they go in thinking that it’s like a regular foundation with a decent amount of coverage. If however, you’re after a natural skin foundation that ‘enhances’ your natural beauty than one that creates a glamorous mask – Think Glossier meets foundation – then this is definitely something you should check out next time you’re in Sephora!
Have you tried the Shameless foundation by Marc Jacobs Beauty before? Let me know your thoughts on it!
Until next time,
Love, Angela xx.