Hello everyone! Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and I want to take out some time to do some posts specific to this holiday of love and roses. These posts aren’t necessarily going to be a “what to get your boyfriend” type of thing, because there’s a lot of that out there. They are mainly going to be reviews and posts about items that I think relate to Valentine’s Day in one way or another. Whether it’s the perfect lip or a romantic eyeshadow palette, I’m going to share my thoughts with you!
Today’s post is about a new product from Marc Jacobs, a lip kit to give you the perfect nude lip. I don’t know about you, but I love to do more pink-y, romantic eye looks around Valentine’s Day, so the perfect pairing for that is a nude lip. Luckily for us, Marc Jacobs has just come out with the new Cream and Sugar Nude Lip Trio, which includes a mini lip pencil, lipstick and lipgloss.
If you are curious to hear more about this lip kit, then please keep reading!
Marc Jacobs Cream and Sugar Nude Lip Trio
Packaging and First Impressions
The unit carton for this lip trio is very much classic Marc Jacobs: black and white striped packaging. Inside, the three mini-sized lip products are held in a plastic mould. This set includes:
- a petite (P)outliner Longwear Lip Pencil in “Cream and Sugar”
- a petite Le Marc Lip Crème in “Cream and Sugar”, and
- a petite Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer in “Cream and Sugar”.
All three mini products have the exact same packaging as the larger versions; they are just miniaturized. The shade “Cream and Sugar” is described as a “peachy rose nude”.
Price and Quantity
This value set is priced at $31 CAD ($25 USD), and is said to be valued at $48 CAD ($35 USD). The amounts of product included are as follows:
– 0.01 oz/ 0.3 g Petite (P)outliner Longwear Lip Pencil in Cream and Sugar
– 0.05 oz/ 1.7 g Petite Le Marc Lip Crème in Cream and Sugar
– 0.05 oz/ 1.7 mL Petite Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer in Cream and Sugar
Let’s break down the value of each item.
The Marc Jacobs (P)outliner Longwear Lip Pencil is regularly $30 CAD and has 0.01 oz/0.5 g of product. While it says that the petite version has 0.01 oz of product, it is not full size. I guess they didn’t want to go down to too many decimals, but the grams gives it away, since the full size has 0.5 g and the petite has 0.3 g. Therefore, the overall value of this petite lip pencil is $18 CAD.
The Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème is regularly $38 CAD and has 0.12 oz of product. The petite version of this product, at 0.05 oz, is worth $15.8 CAD.
The Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer is regularly $35 CAD and has 0.16 oz of product. The petite version of this product, at 0.05 oz, is worth $10.9 CAD.
Therefore, the overall value of this lip trio is ~$45 CAD. This isn’t quite what they estimated the value at, but overall you are getting a reasonable value to try out three products that you might not otherwise.
Here are the claims from the Marc Jacobs website:
“A three-piece set of mini award-winning lip gloss and long-wear lipstick and liner—all in the brand new shade Cream and Sugar, a peachy-rose nude.
This Marc Jacobs Beauty collection brings together three lip essentials—long wear lipstick and liner, plus a high-shine gloss—all in the brand new shade Cream and Sugar, a peachy-rose nude. Line and shape your lips with (P)outliner Longwear Lip Pencil. The innovative gel formula is infused with collagen, and glides on effortlessly. Pair with Le Marc Lip Crème. This luxurious lipstick delivers a rich and creamy feel with one-swipe color that lasts up to 10 hours. Finish with Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer for a sheer, ultra-shimmering take on the shade. Your lips never looked so sweet.”
Pigmentation and Performance
Overall, all of these products are very good quality. I don’t think anyone would expect less from Marc Jacobs!
The (P)outliner Longwear Lip Pencil is very creamy, but not so creamy that it will migrate out of your lip line. If you apply it to your whole lips, it is definitely like a more matte version of the lipstick. Applied this way, it is a little drying, but you all know that I have very dry lips, so that might not be an issue for everyone. I think that this is also a great multipurpose lip liner, as it will work with many different lip colours because of the nude shade.
The Le Marc Lip Crème is true to the classic formula: creamy, smooth to apply and long lasting. This lipstick has a cream finish, but it becomes progressively matte with wear. It is very comfortable, and beautifully opaque. I really like this lipstick formula, although it doesn’t beat out Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks for me.
The Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss is a nice gloss that isn’t too sticky, but this shade is definitely sheer. I, personally, prefer more opaque glosses, but this is nice on a casual day, or as a topper on a lipstick. As you can see it does have a slight shimmer to it. Unfortunately, I can feel the slightest grit from the shimmer, but it isn’t the worst I’ve felt. Also, something to note, if you like scent, this lipgloss has a distinct minty scent!
Overall, I think that this is a great lip trio to give you the perfect nude lip. Marc Jacobs products are almost always amazing, and these are no exception. This kit is also a great opportunity to try three products that you might not otherwise purchase separately, since they are on the more expensive side when purchased full size. So, if you are at all curious about these products, you should definitely give this sampler a go!
Something that I was a little concerned about when looking to purchase this trio, was whether the shade would be too pale for me. I think that this is definitely a lighter nude, but it works on my skin tone. I wouldn’t wear anything paler than this though. My skin tone right now is basically light, so if you are any deeper than me, I would maybe swatch these in store first if you are at all concerned about the shade.
Have you tried these Marc Jacobs lip products before? What do you think? Comment down below!