Thursday, 14 July 2016

Review: Marc Jacobs Trio For A Flawless Base

Hello Everyone, 

If you have read my recent posts, then you must have read about my raves about the Marc Jacobs Trio. I have used this Trio in my last few posts and have been using it quite regularly offline also.

I got my Marc Jacobs products from Neiman Marcus >> here. They charge heavy shipping, but, you get your stuff delivered in 4-5 business days straight and best part to me is that they collect all import duties at the time of shopping, so, no surprises and uncertainty (on the amount of duties to be paid) at the time of delivery.

I had my eyes on these products ever since they were launched, so, when Neiman Marcus started carrying Marc Jacobs beauty I placed my order and this was just in time when I got the highest increment in the organisation. So, this was treat to myself from myself :-D

I treated myself with the Face III buffing brush, the Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer and the Marc Jacobs Re-marcable Foundation Concentrate.

Lets talk about each product one by one

1. The Face III Brush  

This is a humongous and thick buffing brush with densely packed synthetic hair. Because of this is such a huge brush, foundation application was never so quick, it buffs out the foundation in no time. However, this is a bit of a con also, as it becomes difficult for me to buff foundation on my forehead and the foundation goes little too far and gets out of control.

This is a great brush for buffing out this highly pigmented foundation into the skin.  I have also tried this brush with my other medium coverage foundations such as Dior Forever Flawless Skin foundation and MUFE Ultra HD Foundation and it worked as good as with the Marc Jacobs Foundation. Not the softest brush that I have used. I felt the stiffness of synthetic hair when I stippled and bounced the brush on my skin, which was never the case with my Sigma brushes. But, there was no scratchiness or stiffness when buffing and sweeping the foundation, for which this brush is actually made for and marketed as by the brand.

The brush handle, ferule and the whole construction is very luxurious to feel.

Because, the brush hair are synthetic it is very easy to clean it and there no foundation stains, whatsoever.

This brush is retailed at whopping USD 55.00 on Sephora and Neiman Marcus. 

2. Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer 

This primer you guys.. This is so nourishing and it smells like fresh coconut, which is yummy. You can see the effect of this primer in my hand's photo below. I usually skip my moisturiser when I use this primer. I mix the primer with my sunscreen when going out about my day. It prolongs the wear time of my foundation per usual, however, I don't see any smoothing action going when this primer is on. 

It works extremely well underneath a matte foundation and prevents the matte foundation from clinging to dry patches. I have oily-combination skin with dry patches around my mouth and nose where my foundation generally clings and looks ugly but with this primer there is no such ugly foundation mess. I once used this foundation with my Chanel Vita Lumiere Foundation - the glow was heavenly as if I was radiating light from withing and it gave me that editorial glossy skin, but, in couple of hours I was a greasy mess. However, works wonderful with my Dior Forever Flawless Skin Foundation, MUFE Ultra HD, Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able foundation, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation and it looks extremely extremely good with my Dior Nude Air Serum foundation which is a sheer and a very matte foundation. 

If you have dry skin this primer is a must try. Use it underneath a luminous/ dewy foundation for a heavenly glow but oily skin men/ women stick with a matte/ semi matte/ satin finish foundations with this primer. Worth every penny at USD 44.00. Big thumbs up! 

That glossy finish! 

3. The Re(Marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

This foundation guys is like a photoshop in the bottle. It covers like nobodies business without looking cakey or heavy or clogging pores. It looks like skin but without any flaws. 

Choosing the right shade was a task and did my research thoroughly. It is very important to match the shade with full coverage foundations to avoid it looking fake and mask like. I was confused between shade 44 (Medium Golden) and 52 (Honey Light), but, my mind was more inclined towards 52. So, I ordered both and thought of gifting the other shade to a friend. As soon as my package arrived I tried shade 52 and I was right, it matched perfectly. So, I gifted the lighter shade to a friend who is generally one shade lighter than me. Friend, I hope you also like the foundation as much as I like. 

Lets talk a little bit about packaging. I am generally not fussy about packaging, but, this packaging guys.. sucks. I love the shape of the bottle, quality of glass and design, but, the applicator - a wand with a rounded ball shaped dotting tool. Its unhygienic and very messy. Major thumps down for packaging. However, I must admit I knew about this packaging and its flaws before splurging and can't really complaint about it. 

I usually apply one dot on each cheek, forehead and chin and I get almost full coverage. My most of the concerns are covered, except couple of really dark spots right up my left cheek bone, which you see in my pics below. For a day time look I leave it like this, but, for a really full coverage I use the foundation itself using a precise brush (Sigma P82 to be specific) to cover. I must say it builds up beautifully and doesn't look cakey or heavy, as I said before. I notice my pores and texture look smoother, which is a major plus for me. 

To me this not a flat matte foundation, it has sheen to it like a demi-matte finish. However, this foundation has a tendency to cling to dry patches, which most of the matte foundations do, but for a USD 55.00 foundation, I expect perfection. I have noticed many YTers and bloggers not setting this foundation with powder, but, that's just not me. I have tried all powders on top this foundation (LM Translucent setting powder, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish and my all time favourite Chanel Natural Finish Loose Setting Powder) and it looks equally well. But, with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, I get an amazing soft focus look, which is what I have used in the after pictures below. 

This foundation lasts well on me without looking greasy and shiny. The brand claims it to last for 24 hours, which honestly is too overwhelming and I wouldn't recommend wearing makeup that much longer. On an average day, it looks perfect on me 

The Marc Jacobs Trio
Please excuse my puffy face, it was early in the morning guys. Hope you understand :-)

Sans any foundation

One layer of Re(Marc)able Foundation

Can you see the coverage? Also, see how natural it looks despite being a full coverage foundation. However, it could not hide those dark spots right up the cheek bones in one layer!

Completed look
Covered those dark spots with foundation itself and my skin still looks like skin! 

The other side of my face
I hope you guys liked this post and the review of my current favorite base make-up. Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts? Lets chat! 

Lots of Love


  1. EEshuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu you are on a roll gurlllll .. pls keep the post coming :D :D
    YESSSSSS ..... am loving the foundation dear :D D:thanks a bunch for such a sweet gesture yaar ..... in fact last night I was telling my friend next door that you pampered me in this makeup ban
    xoxo :D :D

    1. Thanks Rashmi and so happy that you also like the foundation 😘😘

  2. Dying to try that primer! The before and after here is amazing, your skin ended up looking so smooth!

  3. I have only tried a sample of that primer but I really like it. I have never tried MJ foundation though. But your finished look is beautiful!


  4. Lovely shade. Liked it.

  5. Wow foundation look so beautiful. Your also look simply cute.


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