Marc Jacobs Shameless Foundation Vs Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation

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The choice is all yours, ladies and gents – be Shameless, be Re(marc)able or choose both. I choose to be both here – shamelessly remarkable.

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Staple Foundation

Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Foundation is the makeup brand’s newest addition to their makeup line. I was curious about this foundation because Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate is a staple foundation in my makeup stash.
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Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate launch was criticized for not being inclusive.

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With the launch of Marc Jacobs Shameless foundation, Marc Jacobs definitely attempted to be more inclusive with 29  shades.

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Shameless Foundation Shades Y500 And R530

Marc Jacobs Shameless Y500 and R530 Foundation Swatch

Shameless Foundation shade Y500 (left) and R530 (right). The shades look similar but the undertones are different. Y500 have golden undertones and R530 have red undertones.


General Observations

Foundation Oxidation: Shameless foundation oxidizes, however, it is nowhere close to how Fenty Beauty foundation oxidizes.

Oily Skin: The foundation does not control oil. I used Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 as my primer and it helps control oil for the first 3 hours before I had to blot and reapply powder.

Dry Skin: For those with dry skin I would be careful with this foundation. It dries down matte so moisturizing would be very important. I recommend St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer – it’s very hydrating and moisturizing.

Transfer Resistant: Marc Jacobs Shameless is not transfer resistant, however, it dries down to a matte finish.

“Cake Face” Proof: This foundation didn’t “cakeup” on me even after applying two layers and powder.

Foundation Flashback: The foundation contains SPF 25 so I recommend testing out first. In my case, I also use the Murad mattifier that contains SPF 15 and set with NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder so I did experience some flashback but it wasn’t horrible see pictures below.


Product Claims

24-hours of long-wear: Maybe, I wouldn’t know because I didn’t have it on for that long. However, for 8 hours it’s a go.

New SPF innovation that makes the SPF visibly undetectable, so there’s no flashback in photos and no ashy, grey undertones in the formula: The foundation did look lighter with flash photograph, however, it didn’t look ashy or grey. If anything it looks like I have a wrong foundation shade but in person, it looks fine. I need to try his foundation with other products to really evaluate this claim, but for now, it doesn’t look horrible in pictures.

Oil-free: It seems oil free. If there is oil it’s disguised well.

Weightless foundation: – It’s weightless for the first two layers.

Buildable, medium coverage: Yes that’s true – you could build it up to full coverage. However, since this foundation isn’t cheap, plus it’s not very pigmented I wouldn’t recommend attempting to use it as a full coverage foundation especially if you are trying to cover up dark acne scars.

I attempted building up Shameless medium coverage foundation to full coverage and at least 1/4 of the foundation was used in that experiment. 

Blends seamlessly: Yes it does, but it dries down quick so you need to apply it fast.

Most natural-looking: The claim is debatable. The coverage is beautiful if you exfoliated and hydrated before application but most “natural looking” nah.

Self-setting finish: Yes, that’s facts.

Skincare benefits, including phenomenal hydration that help your skin look hydrated, plumped, and more youthful: Can’t judge – I need more time. However, it didn’t look horrible even after 8 hours.

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Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation Coverage

Marc Jacobs Remarcable foundation is one of the top full coverage foundations in the department stores – it is pricey but you get what you pay for. Remarcable covers like no other I have tried – you only need a couple of dots to cover your entire face.




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Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Foundation Coverage The Difference

Shameless is different from Remarcable. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless foundation was created for individuals who prefer a light to medium coverage foundation while Remarcable was created for individuals who prefer a full coverage foundation.

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Which Foundation I Would Trade

I would trade Marc Jacobs Shameless for Marc Jacobs Remarcable. Each foundation targets individuals with different tastes and preferences and I prefer a full coverage foundation. Hence, I will stick to Marc Jacobs Remarcable even if it’s more expensive no shade against Shameless.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Deluxe Samples

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Marc Jacobs Shameless All Business

A few strategic observations:

  1. Marc Jacobs Shameless targets a different crowd.
  2. Shameless foundation line is more inclusive as compared to Marc Jacobs Remarcable.
  3. It seems Marc Jacobs didn’t want to have two similar foundations competing against each other.
  4. Marc Jacobs Shameless seems to be a response to the Fenty Beauty line which is dominating the market.
  5. There is currently a huge emphasis on long-lasting natural-looking makeup, so Marc Jacobs creates a product attempting to meet the market demands.



Application of Shameless Foundation

I applied Shameless foundation using a brush, a dry and wet makeup sponge. The dry makeup sponge applies shameless beautifully.

The wet beauty sponge sheers out the product too much.

The brush absorbs too much foundation. Plus, it tends to shift and lift the foundation creating an unpleasant patchy makeup look especially when a primer is not used.


Marc Jacobs Shameless Wear Test

This foundation lasted about 8 hours without looking crazy. After the first 3 hours, I had to blot and reapply powder. I am extremely oily so I wasn’t really surprised. The consistency of this foundation is very lightweight – you can barely feel it on the skin if you only apply about two layers.

It looks great in flash photography however the foundation appears a shade lighter.  The foundation contains SPF 25 plus I used Murad Oil-Control Mattifier with SPF 15 so this may have contributed to the flashback.


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Marc Jacobs Shameless Cute Container With 1.08 Ounces

The cute container comes with 1.08 ounces, however, since this foundation is not full coverage .08, in my opinion, doesn’t really make a difference here. If you use this foundation as a bb cream maybe the extra .08 ounces might mean something.

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Travel-Friendly Cute Container But

The container is cute and small you can fit it in your back jeans pocket. However, it is plastic – it’s not like Marc Jacobs Remarcable frosted glass bottle. While it’s definitely travel-friendly the plastic takes away from the packaging. I would have preferred the cute container to be frosted glass and not plastic.

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Marc Jacobs Shameless Price

Price wise Marc Jacobs Shameless is $46 so that’s an expensive foundation. You can definitely get another foundation or bb cream on the market that will do a similar job at a fraction of the price.


Is Marc Jacobs Shameless Worth It

Overall, it’s a decent foundation. However, get a sample to see how you like it, because depending on your preference and skin condition you will either really like this foundation or hate it with a vengeance. For $46 I would get a sample by all means.

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Have you tried any of Marc Jacobs Foundations? What do you think?

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