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Monday, May 11, 2015

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer

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Happy Monday, blog fans! The weather might be a bit dreary (it is here at least,) and something to add a bit of luxe and lustre is in order. How about Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer? Read on for a look at Taboo and Hot Hot Hot.

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While I've been favouring matte lips as of late, lip gloss was one of my first beauty obsessions, so I can't help but get excited when it comes to new formulas. Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer is formulated to deliver 'maximum colour and brilliance with its unique Triple Shine Complex' and, interestingly enough, have the shine of '30 coats of lacquer'. Umm, shine sure, but that might be pushing it. The gloss does offer up a nice amount of shine, with a minty scent- that's fairly mild- and comfortable feel on lips. Tack factor is very low, but not at zero. I do find these get a tiny bit tackier the longer you wear them, but nothing extreme.


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Taboo is described as being a 'sheer mauve shimmer', but it reads as a mostly nude shade and it quite sheer. The iridescent shimmer is light, but catches light nicely to give lips some added dimension.


Hot Hot Hot is a vivid, but sheer, fuchsia (think cherry popsicle pink!) free of shimmer. One pass is quite sheer, but the formula is sligthly buildable, and you can get more pop from the colour with an extra pass. 

Overall, I like the formula, but at this price point, I'd like a gloss with a bit more opacity. The packaging is weighty in hand, and does feel that little bit more special than your average gloss though. I quite like the flat, wide, doe foot applicator and can see myself reaching for Taboo quite often- it's a great neutral. What's your take on designer glosses- are they worth the splurge?