Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Lust For Life (312) was the second item I ordered during the Marc Jacobs preview sale Sephora offered a couple of weeks ago. The full Marc Jacobs Beauty collection will be available online and in store on August 9th, but I had to see what's behind the hype. As you know, I really loved the black eyeliner pen. This Lust For Lacquer gloss is not far behind.
A gloss is a gloss, and my requirements are simple: a good color payoff, a comfortable hydrating formula and the least amount of stickiness. Marc Jacobs and his team have delivered reasonably well. The gloss is probably stickier than I would have liked and lack the superior texture of Chanel Glossimer (which is only $1.50 more), but it makes up for it in plumping. The formula is definitely hydrating (I can feel the effect long after most of the color has transferred onto my tea cup), has a light not too annoying tingle and plump the lips full of moisture. The scent is meh, but whatever. It's gone before I even notice.
Lust For Life (312) appears disco ball strawberry in the tube but gains a raspberry pink color when applied. The shimmer is much more subdued on the lips than one would suspect, which is a good thing. I like the gloss by itself (it's definitely pigmented enough) or to enliven various lipsticks. A coat of lipstick underneath encores the gloss in place a little longer.
Bottom Line: Nice.
Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl ($28) and the rest of the collection are exclusive to Sephora and will launch in the US on August 9th.