This bottle is now half full. Tested in multiple conditions. So here is another round of thorough review with time laps photos. Since this is not a vanity project, I used macro close up this time.

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Marc Jacobs face 3 brush, Zoeva 142 concealer buffer, Marc Jacobs reMarcable foundation 32 beige light

 

Coverage & finish

  • Demi-matte.
  • Very high to full coverage. Cannot see my skin after 3 dot.
  • Buildable, but need to be skilled. Unlikely to require buildup beyond 4 dot.
  • Cakey by 5th dot.
  • Can cover tattoos, but colour correction is recommended to soften ashy finish.
  • Photograph beautifully. It is so rare for full coverage formula to photograph well under macro (mega closeup).
  • Skin looks instantly smooth.
  • Almost like a soft lens filter finish once dried down. Flawless porcelain?
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Where are my freckles and freckle patches? Zero conceal, just 3 dots for the entire face. A light dap on my freckles (“build”) and all pigmendation disappeared.
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No makeup. Bare face close up. Left cheek.

Zero alteration on both photos, only watermarked.

 

Skin type

  • Best for oily skin
  • Great with combination skin or normal skin.
  • It is difficult on dry skin. Workable if the person scrubbed well and moisturise thoroughly before hand. The foundation does cling to dry patch, but it doesn’t look bad. It’s the classic visible foundation on the dry bits (the foundation look slightly darker on the dry patch). See my photo for reference. I skipped scrub for a week to have enough dry bits to show.
  • Mature skin / deep wrinkles, I do not recommend. Too much preparation work. As usual, I consider foundation doesn’t work if it requires primer to make it happen.

More information on my skin type, click here.

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Fragrance

No fragrance. Nothing repulsive or nice.

 

Packaging

22ml

Frosted glass bottle, extra thick base. Silver metallic lid and black plastic external lid. I personally don’t know what’s the function of the external lid.

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Cheapest looking expensive foundation packaging award goes to… Marc Jacobs reMarcable. Truly deserving of this high honour. Flipsy cardboard with frosted sticker on top. Nothing screams cheapness like Marc Jacobs.

Hell! (best word that I can find to replace f$%^) Worst than Estee Lauder doublewear & NARS stick all dirt packaging. That says a lot. Do I make myself clear? From the outer box to the actual foundation bottle. Shittiest luxury my back side bad packaging.

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Leaky mess.

Can you see how hellish this mess of a bottle is? It has no dropper, no pump, total waste if pour out, and this sorry bottle clearly doesn’t close very well. Shittiest design EVER! Like ever! Winner of all time BAD packaging design. (1000+ words of rant)

Country of origin

Made in Italy

 

Application method

High density synthetic is the only way to blend this crazy high pigment foundation.

  • Marc Jacobs face 3 brush
  • Esprique foundation brush
  • Shiseido foundation brush 131
  • MAC 170 synthetic rounded slant brush

Real Technique expert face brush is totally mess up on you. Don’t bother. Not dense / firm enough.

 

I do not recommend this for people with a less confident hand; it is difficult to blend to perfection because of high pigment density. The formula itself is very smooth, it is not a formula flaw. I am referring to the ease of use here.

 

Colour

Make sure the match is PERFECT! This FULL HOUSE coverage will show up REAL funny if your shade is wrong. Walk out in the sun, try some on your chest. Test it out for at least 2 hours before you decide on a colour. Do not take any Sephora advise.

It does oxidise!!!

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Marc Jacobs reMarcable foundation 32 beige light swatch from elbow to wrist: (1) freshly applied finger application, (2) 30min after oxidation finger application, (3) 30min after oxidation brush application

 

There are 22 shades to choose from.

The shades going by number are closely matched to Marc Jacobs Genius Gel. Quite rare, most brands’ shades are all over the show.

My shade that I bought is 32 beige light. Kind of wrong shade? Slightly more yellow will be more perfect. I can fix it with bronzer on the edge of my face or with some dim light sort of beige finishing powder.

 

Longevity

As usual, all results are based on ZERO primer and ZERO powder. Setting with powder is so not necessary with this one (my opinion). I am in my 30s and on the dehydrated side of things.

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4th hour after I slurp oily ramen (soup noodle). Remarcable did not budge near my lip area even after serviette swipe. For side interest, lippie is Coloupop ultra matte lip in Knotty. Inner lip colour visibly worn off around 40%.
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After 5 hour, zero blotting. 37 degrees Celcius.
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This photo is taken on the 13th hour of wear on a summer day 37 degrees Celcius. Minor coverage has come off. It’s actually the only photo that I have to show some sort of wear off. I did not blot or do anything to my face besides stuffing face and drinking beer.

 

I have also tried it in 10 degrees Celcius in Parisian winter. Again, totally solid. Minus point, on spots where I missed on hydration serum, expression lines were accentuated. The foundation photographs very well. I highly recommend this for events.

 

Sensation

Cannot feel a thing. I am not aware that I’m wearing anything with this foundation. No particular sensation since it is so extremely light weight. **I am not referring to visibility. This is a FULL coverage foundation.

 

Price

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Formula

Bis-hydroxytethoxypropyl Dimethicone, Ethyl Trisiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Isododecane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Mica, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Alcohol, Water, Acacia Decurrens Flower Cera/Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Polyglycerin-3, Tocopherol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 774912, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

  • The first 3 ingredients are all the good stuff that will make your skin look more smooth. No health concerns. At this price point, sure, I expect this type of thing.
  • Polymethylsilsesquioxane – this stuff repels water *LOL* Perhaps that the magic that makes this foundation last so long.
  • Dimethicone – this silicon leaves the skin feeling silky and look more smooth. At the same time, it covers the skin and make breakout / clogged pores more likely. True to form, after continuous 30 days daily use, I agree. This foundation does increase clogged pores even though I use an arsenal amount of cleansing product. This being so high on the list, is a bit worrying. I don’t use this foundation daily any more and it is not longer an issue.
  • Alcohol – dehydrates skin. I can’t smell this at all though. I was surprised, because I didn’t know that it has alcohol until I read the list.

Like I said in previous post, for a high price point product, I don’t elaborate much on their good ingredients if any. At that price point, it better be full of goods stuff.

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Repurchase

Probably **If their packaging improves, absolutely yes. I’m really hating the packaging at the moment.

 

Rating: A-

Packaging 0/5

Scent 3/5

Blendability 5/5

Look 10/10

Comfort 10/10

Longevity 10/10

Oxidation – significant colour change. I would classify this as a greyscale 3

Value for money 5/5

 

That’s it for the review. Thank you for reading. What do you think of this foundation? Buy or anti-haul for you?

 

Camera: Canon 5D mark 3, Sony Z3+

 

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Hi, I am Joyce. 30+ living in Paris. Laughs a lot. Rooibos tea. Appreciate little things. Explore places. Fighting beauty OCD.

8 Comments

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  2. I’ve heard about this foundation on YouTube! But I didn’t know the packaging was so bad! I repel foundations that don’t have a pump. And for whatever reason, they seem to like to do it on full-coverage foundations (like Estee Lauder Double Wear except you can go buy a pump). If there is no pump, you will not see me buy it. 😂

    • Thank you for dropping by ❤️ I think the mainly problem is the lid causes ‘leaks’. The stick isn’t the worst. Not sure if pump will work, this stuff has so much pigment that just a touch of it covers 1/2 the face. Pump may waste a lot? 😔 I do love the formula.

  3. I’ve not tried this but I tried the MJ Genius Gel foundation – I got a sample of this ages ago from Sephora. It was at the time they had just released their colour matching iQ technology and shade matched me to some ridiculously dark and yellow shade. I did end up liking the foundation and always vowed to get it one of these days. But I still balk at paying nearly $70 for a foundation!
    I only had the sample so I had no idea the actual packaging was so crappy! All form and no function! 😮
    Did you try applying this with a sponge at all? I like using a bulbous sponge to diffuse full coverage foundations.
    LOL that photo of you with your mouth open! What are you trying to emulate? 😆

    • Yes, I remember you said on IG. It does oxidise a lot. So chances are the Sephora iQ was right only pre-oxidation? Need to wait it out to check for colour change. Price isn’t bad because I don’t need concealer when I use it. If only the packaging isnt so bad, it is my HG. I have foundation everywhere around the stupid lid. Impossible to clean because of high pigment. 😥

      MJ genius gel is almost the same price, no? How well does that perform for you? I have a friend who swears by it, but she has zero freckles to hide 😅

      I tried with sponge, but the finish isn’t as airbrushed as using a brush and needed more product.

      The odd pose choice was to show the lippie wearing off on the inner lip 😂 was preparing for a lippie review post, but then I realised that it was a good macro to show zero foundation budge after ramen. 😂

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