Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation

The Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation retails for $55 and contains 22ml of product. It claims to be "an ultra-lightweight, oil-free foundation concentrate that delivers 24 hours of full-coverage wear", which I find mostly true. It's house in a frosted glass bottle, - too heavy to lug around, but still so worth it. Read on to know why!

My main gripe about this foundation is the applicator, which is... just a ball. Considering that this is a serum foundation, you'd expect the usual dropper, right? But nope, it's literally a stick with a spherical end. It's weird (and completely unhygienic) to dot the foundation on your face using this applicator, but alas.

Swatch of Beige 33

..and the great, big zit appears yet again


I applied 5 dots for my whole face (forehead, both cheeks, nose, chin), and it managed to cover E V E R Y T H I N G. And for something that gives so much coverage, it feels incredibly light on the skin! I've heard that this foundation is actually a better alternative for the Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation.

To be honest, the first time I've tried this, I was shocked as to how mask-like it looks. It's not as bad as other full coverage foundation, say the ELDW, where it looks super cakey, but it's still super matte and super flat. It will take a bit of time for the foundation to adjust - but once the foundation mixes with the natural oils on your face, it will settle better on your skin.

I noticed that you have to use the right amount of foundation for this to work for you. If you put too much on, I guarantee you'd oil up in just a few hours, but put too little on, and you won't get the full coverage it offers. It needs a bit of trial and error to know how much amount will work for you!

You can obviously tell from the clothes I'm wearing (and the length of my hair) that this was taken on a different day haha

8 hours in, with no surprises from me, the foundation is still holding on really well. The only area where I noticed any oiliness is on my forehead, the rest of my t-zone and my cheeks are still pretty much dry.

After 12 hours, still not bad. I'm a lot oilier on my forehead, and you can see some oil peeking through on some areas of my cheeks. The foundation is still very intact though, and you can tell my blush didn't wear off. Also: no flashback/white-cast on flash photography! It doesn't make you look like a goddess in photos like the Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation does, but still not too shabby.

After using this for a couple of months, I've come to realized that the Re(marc)able foundation will stick on your skin - best to double/triple cleanse to ensure that you remove every traces of it completely. It's a great foundation to pack with you when when you travel - despite the glass bottle - because you don't have to worry about retouching, etc.

This could've been my go-to everyday foundation if I were a Kardashian and have unlimited money to burn. This is the most expensive foundation I've ever had (considering the measly amount you get), and for something that offers so little, it's not exactly something I could repurchase over and over again. I'm glad I've tried this, though. If I won the lottery, 10/10 will repurchase ;)

Have your tried anything from the Marc Jacobs line? :)