Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super Charged Oil Free Foundation Review & Swatches

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hey guys! I tried a new foundation. It's Marc Jacob's Genius Gel Super Charged Oil Free Foundation (Golden Deep #46) I actually purchased it the end of last year, but just started using it a couple of weeks ago. This has to be the fastest drying foundation, I have ever tried! Pump it out and apply quickly! HaHaHa I have dry skin, so I didn't know how this would work with my skin. I used a moisturizer, applied Smashbox's primer and then applied this foundation. It's very lightweight (perfect for Spring and Summer), so I'm astonished at the coverage I received. It covered nearly every mark on my face and dark circles (click on pictures below to make larger)! Keep in mind, I didn't use a concealer or finishing powder with this foundation (so can you imagine if I did)! It's a peculiar formula, but not gel like at all. The description for this foundation states, "Erase the past, perfect the present, and protect the future." For me that happened, but WARNING... the reviews on Sephora were mixed. Either folks loved it or hated it. I can only go by what it did for me and let you know my thoughts. I love the bottle! It fits comfortably in your hand and has a pump to dispense the product. It feels like a perfume bottle. Very elegant! So far I've tried 3 foundations! MAC (great coverage but heavy), Urban Decay (great coverage, medium weight) and Marc Jacobs (light coverage, lightweight). I'll still keep testing foundations. HaHaHa Each has it's pros and cons. I want to try Hourglass and Dior next, but I need to finish up these first. HaHaHa You can view all my foundation reviews HERE.





Sweet-Bittersweet-NotSweet
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super Charged Oil Free Foundation is Sweet
 
So far, here's my liquid foundation comparison! 


 Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Satisfaction #214
When I purchased the foundation, I also purchased this lip vinyl. This lip vinyl is SO MOISTURIZING! I love it! PLUS, it gives off great color and doesn't show up lip lines. It's like lip gloss meets lipstick, but with out any stickiness or dryness. The only thing is it TINGLES (tingle usually means lip plumper) when you apply it. Doesn't hurt or sting, but the tingle lasts for a couple of minutes and then goes away. THE BAD NEWS! I just checked Marc Jacobs site & Sephora (to order more colors) and these are no longer listed. THE GOOD NEWS! There's one color (reddish shade) of this in a set of other makeup on MJ site and these ARE listed on Amazon (probably eBay too). Somebody else asked about this dilemma HERE. Hopefully MJ is just taking the tingle out and going to put these back on his site and Sephora! Fingers crossed. Kind of disturbing as to why he took these off shelves. Did I not get the memo? What's in the tingle Marc? Are my lips gonna fall off? LMFAOOOOO

   
Marc Jacobs Lip Vinyl Lust For Lacquer is Supersweet

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Kizzy Von Doll said...

Hiya Kim!! Those look marvellous, can really see them on you, very striking, I can see why you enjoyed them. Love Marc Jacobs :) Have a wonderful week :) xx

Linda B said...

Oooh, so apparently Marc Jacobs is a winner! Haha, love both products on you Kim, that lip gloss/lipstick combo looks absolutely luscious.

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Andrea said...

lovely post! you look amazing! definitely want to try the marc jacobs foundation now! i use smash box CC cream but this looks nice! xo
Andrea
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Stanislava E. said...

I rarely use a foundation, but I'd love to try this one! According to your review, the products sounds to be very good!

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Mica T said...

That looks and sounds great actually Kim! I can't believe it got such mixed reviews!

Shame the lip vinyl was discontinued!

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Anya Jensen said...

WOW these looks FAB Kim, wonder if we can purchase them here, the lip colour is great on you. Happy Monday xx

Jackie Harrison said...

Great comparison like how Mac and Mj looks on you.

Missy May said...

Great comparison!! I'm loving the Mac and Marc Jacobs on you. Beautiful lady!

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Random_Hi_D said...

The effect of Marc Jacobs on your skin is amazing and I like it better than Urban Decay. I'm not sure if it's because Urban Decay seems like a tone darker than Marc Jacobs foundation. I could really use one of those for the summer because my skin really gets oily when I wear make up and it just sweats and melts away.

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Heide
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Lilli said...

Totally love the effect on you Kim, seems the perfect foundatio for this time of the year as is light but with a great coverage and finish, you know in the pics with the comparison with the others, is the one I love most and prefer on you. The lip vinyl is stunning as well, hope they will get back soon the whole line as looks like a worth product indeed! Happy Monday Kim! xo

Coco said...

Dear Kim, Marc Jacobs looks like the perfect foundation for you! Your skin looks even, glowing, no mask effect at all. I own a lip lacquer too, and I love how it looks, but I don't find it very moisturising. My lips are a difficult case I'm afraid! Much much love beauty!

Nerline Germain said...

You make me really want to try it. I have been looking for a good foundation. Great review.

Elizabeth Rose Hisle said...

Holy... that foundation is a winner. Seriously smooth "flawless" (kinda hate that term but IDK what else to use!) face going on here.

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little luxury list said...

Wow, that lip vinyl is a gorgeous shade! The foundation looks gorgeous and I like a fast drying one. The Urban Decay definitely gave you the best coverage. I hope that you get to try Hourglass sometime. It's so easy to use and also dries so quickly!

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Lorena said...

Wow, I would have bought it for just that description… "erase the past… "
The product packaging and wording is genius, I so want to try the vynil lip.

Jane said...

Oh out of the three I love the Marc Jacobs one the best! You look great Kim!

Candice Petersen said...

Wow looks awesome

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Kim, the coverage of the Marc Jacobs looks the most natural out of the three and it seems to give you a pretty glow as well. If I wore foundation, I think I'd totally check this one out. That lip color looks like it was made for you :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

Cee said...

Wow, Kim. I've been really skeptical about Marc Jacobs cosmetics but I think this review has me sold - I'm blown away by the coverage you got from this foundation. And the lip colour looks gorgeous!
xox,
Cee

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

I am very impressed with the coverage and yet very natural result! I also think the lipstick shade is amazing. x

Shireen L. Platt said...

I too have read mixed reviews on Marc Jacobs foundation but the finish looks absolutely beautiful on you, Kim! And that lip vinyl is stunning! I do wonder why he pulls it off the shelf and nooooo, I don't want your lips to fall off! That's crazy talk! LMAO!

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Ashley said...

That foundation looks so nice on you Kim! It looks super natural too, and I love that lip color! I haven't tried any marc Jacobs makeup yet, but I always eye them at sephora!!

miss b said...

I must admit I haven't tried any Marc Jacobs beauty products so I could't wait to read your review. The foundation sounds very good and looks so natural on you. A great success! The lip colour is so glossy and a lovely shade for you too. I'm not keen on the tingly sensation so hopefuly this will be resolved and then I may just treat myself! Thank you for your sweet comment. I always value your opinion! You would love Notting Hill, the pretty houses and of course all those shops!! Enjoy your week!

Diva Desle said...

I think the foundation looks beautiful on you and I really love the packaging. The gloss shade is stunning! You make me want to buy everything ;-)))

Miss Val's Creations said...

This foundation and lip color look so beautiful on you!

Darcy said...

I have never tried any of his makeup but it looks so fabulous! Love that lip color!
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LoveT. said...

The Lip Colour looks perfect! Great Review ,i always wear Foundation ,every Day :)

kisses

Carina G. said...

WOW ! That foundation looks so great !
Wish I could try it !
xoxo,

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Annie Sand said...

Love the lip vinyl, looks so nice on you doll! And the foundation seem fabulous, I must check it out. I hope you're doing well!

Y asmina said...

Never tried Marc Jacobs makeup before but it looks really lovely!
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Yourbeautyscript Blogger said...


Hi! this makeup looks great on you and that lipcolour is gorgeous! haven't tried marc jacobs yet but already have high expectations x Josune, Your Beauty Script

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Shiny M said...

I know this is about Marc Jacobs, but I'm really loving the way the MAC looks on you. I like the comparison between all the different high end selections.

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Really loved the effect of this foundation. So flawless, it's really a great foundation Kim. I would love to try it out..and the lip color is WOW, so pretty shade. Looking stunning on your lips. Nice review honey..Kisses <3

The Beauty Highlights said...

Loved the way foundation looks on you. Reading this want to try it.

Joie Fatale said...

Both the foundation, and the lippy look fantastic on you Kim! And thank you for adding the comparison too! I might have to ask Sephora to help me try out some of the foundation!

jo said...

Hi Kim, I'm always on the hunt for a good foundation. I might try this out for the summer. Have a great week!

xo Jo

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oomph. said...

wow..looks like it provides excellent coverage! will have to add this to my list of things to try.

Stephanie G said...

Ah I've been wondering about this foundation for the longest time - it does give nice coverage! I'm currently using Armani's luminous silk foundation which I think you should definitely try - it's the best thing I've ever used!

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Tina Bradley said...

Wow! I need to try that MJ foundation. The dark circles issue is a definite thing for me. And, that lip vinyl is fabulous. Looks like a Marsala-ish hue? Whatever it is; it's lovely on you! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

All colors look very natural, I also like how you look with makeup MAC.

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