Jul 28, 2016

[Review] Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Super-Charged Oil-Free Foundation (Beige Light)

Brand: Marc Jacobs Beauty
Product name: Genius Gel Super-Charged Oil-Free Foundation
Available at: Sephora
Price: RM215

What it is:
Erase the past, perfect the present, and protect the future. Formulated with lifestyle ingredients and Buoyancy Gel technology, Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation creates a weightless, natural veil that never settles into fine lines. An infusion of Soft Focus Powder reflects light to minimize imperfections, while revitalizing multi-vitamins provide supreme hydration for even application and luxurious wear.

Main purpose:

  • Versatile formula builds easily from natural to full coverage.
  • Provides supreme hydration for a radiant finish. 
Texture & Coverage:
It has a gel texture as the name suggested. However, it is still runny and doesn't feel thick. The coverage is between light to medium and buildable to full coverage.

It has a dewy finish. I don't have much imperfection on my skin right now, the difference of putting the foundation and no foundation isn't obvious. I guess this shows that the coverage is quite light. It does make my skin look healthier and glowing. It doesn't need setting powder because once applied on the skin, it turns matte.

Staying power:
Without setting powder, it lasts for approximately 4 hours. After 4 hours, the redness around my nose area began to show. With setting powder it is good to go for 6 hours.

Another point that worth mentioning is the packaging. It has a sleek packaging and the product dispense through a pump. The product sits inside a frosty glass and the cap is made of sturdy plastic. The entire outlook is very luxurious and neat.

I really don't have anything bad to say about this product. It is a good foundation except that the texture will need a few application to get used to. There is a wide range of shades available (about 16 shades from what I've counted in Sephora). If you have a darker skin color, you will definitely find your suitable shade.

It won't be my daily foundation because the price is just too expensive. I guess that is the only downside of this product. I do recommend you to do a swatch test first (or ask for sample) if you want to try it. The texture can be a hit or miss depending on individuals.

Ingredients:Water, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polysilicone-11, Butylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Solica Dimethicone Silylate, Dimer Dilinoleyl Diner Dilinoleate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Isododecane, Sodium Chloride, Methicone, Dlyceryl Caprylate, Calcium Carbonate, Dorbitan Sesquioleate, Trihydroxystearin, Potassium Sorbate, Methylpropanediol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Disodium Edta, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone (+/-) Titanium Idoxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77491, Ci 77499).

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