— November 16, 2015 —

MARC JACOBS The Sofia, Five Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Crème Collection


Marc Jacobs The Sofia, Five Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Crème Collection icon(5 x 0.05 oz.) retails for $45 USD ($54 CAD) and contains five deluxe-sized lipsticks. Breaking it down and doing the math, this set is a $62 USD ($79 CAD) value. It is said to be "a giftable collection of five deluxe-sized Le Marc Lip Crèmes inside a Marc Jacobs patent leather pouch."

Blow is described as a dark berry velvet. [P]
Boy Gorgeous is described as a berry rouge. [P]
Dashing is described as a very cherry. [P]
Infamous is described as a soft peony. [P]
So Sofia is described as a electric watermelon. [P]
"Enjoy one-swipe color and 10 hours of wear with this five-piece collection Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crèmes. These lipsticks saturate your lips in creamy, vibrant pigment with instant color payoff. They’re formulated with concentrated color-boost pigments that are triple-milled and enriched with hydrating ingredients—leaving lips with ultimate long-lasting color and moisture. Lips are left plumped and nourished from powerful peptides, antioxidant-rich seaberry, and natural humectants—including meranti and cocoa butter. The Sofia features a curated range of bestselling reds, all wrapped in a patent leather pouch designed by Marc Jacobs."
The lipsticks come housed in a patent leather pouch with a magnetic closure—it almost feels like an over sized glasses case. The lipsticks themselves come in a smaller plastic lipstick tube and have no noticeable scent or taste. All five shades in this set are permanent and can be found in the regular line.


Blow is a medium-dark, burgundy red with cool undertones and a satin finish. This shade applied smoothly, mostly even and semi-opaque. The pigmentation was only buildable to a certain degree and the color liked to grab and appear darker towards any imperfections on the lips. It had a creamy texture, but felt drying over time. Blow lasted +6 hours and left behind a stain. (4/5)
* Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE) was warmer.  Kat Von D Vampira was darker, warmer.  MAC Studded Kiss was lighter, warmer.

Boy Gorgeous is a medium, brightened berry fuchsia with cool undertones and a satin finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque. It had good pigmentation, but on a closer inspection there was a slight transparency to it. Boy Gorgeous wore well for +6 hours and left behind a stain. (5/5)
* Bite Beauty Aubergine was darker.  MAC Flat Out Fabulous was lighter, more magenta.  Too Faced Melted Berry was lighter, more pink.

Dashing is a medium-dark, brightened red with warm undertones and a satin finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque. It glided-on easily, was comfortable throughout wear but felt drying towards the end. Dashing lasted +6.5 hours and left behind a stain. Worth mentioning: my lipstick broke off at the base of the tube on first application. (5/5)
* Clinique Cherry Pop was cooler, more red.  Kat Von D Gold Blooded (LE) was warmer, more orange.  Stila Fiery was darker, matte.

Infamous is a light-medium, muted rose pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had rich, opaque color payoff. It had a light, creamy consistency that was comfortable to wear and didn't tug or drag on lips during application. Infamous lasted +5 hours before fading. (5/5)
* Clinique Plum Pop was warmer.  Kat Von D Double Dare was less pink, matte.  Sephora Collection Marvelous Mauve was darker, muted.

So Sofia is a medium, brightened coral pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. This shade also applied smoothly, evenly and full opaque. It had rich pigmentation that didn't tug or drag during application, but felt drying towards the end of wear. So Sofia lasted +5.5 before fading and left behind a stain. (5/5)
* Bite Beauty Tangerine (LE) was warmer, more orange.  MAC All Fired Up was darker, more red.  MAC Impassioned was lighter, cooler, more pink.

Overall, this was a nice set for a great value—you're getting to try five shades for under the price ($30 USD, $38 CAD for 0.12 oz.) of two full sized Le Marc Lip Crème iconlipsticks! The shades featured are suitable for the holiday season and the satin finishes were comfortable and longer lasting. If you've been interested out these lipsticks, this set is the way to go since all of the shades are available in the permanent line!

Available at Sephora.com icon& Sephora.ca iconfor a limited time!


Marc Jacobs The Sofia Five Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Creme Collection

Marc Jacobs The Sofia Five Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Creme Collection

Marc Jacobs The Sofia Five Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Creme Collection

Marc Jacobs The Sofia Five Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Creme Collection
(L-R: Blow, Boy Gorgeous, Dashing, Infamous, So Sofia)

Marc Jacobs The Sofia Five Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Creme Collection
(L-R: Blow, Boy Gorgeous, Dashing, Infamous, So Sofia)

Marc Jacobs The Sofia Five Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Creme Collection
(L-R: Blow, Boy Gorgeous, Dashing, Infamous, So Sofia)

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Blow

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Blow

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Blow

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Blow

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Boy Gorgeous

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Boy Gorgeous

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Boy Gorgeous

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Boy Gorgeous

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Dashing

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Dashing

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Dashing

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Dashing

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Infamous

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Infamous

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Infamous

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Infamous

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in So Sofia

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in So Sofia

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in So Sofia

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in So Sofia


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