Last year (a.k.a. a very long time ago) I wrote a post reviewing several foundation samples I had picked up from Sephora. My intention was choosing a new foundation to purchase during the Sephora 20% off sale. The winner was this: the Marc Jacobs Supercharged Genius Gel Oil-Free Foundation ($48).
The coverage of this foundation is light and can be built up to medium. It’s very similar in consistency to the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum except the Marc Jacobs Genius Gel is thinner. It’s also similar to Healthy Mix Serum in finish. It has a satin-luminous finish and is just a tad more matte than Healthy Mix. It makes my skin look very natural and healthy. It starts to get shiny on me after 4-5 hours (depending on the weather). As a reference, I’m an NC30 in MAC. I got this in the shade 32 Beige Light which would be suitable for NC30-NC35. Also, keep in mind that the bottle is frosted glass so the shade looks lighter than it actually is.
I think this foundation is amazing! If you like the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, you will love this too. Why would you need to pick this up over the HMS considering it’s much pricier? Well, it’s a bit more matte which helps improve the wear time for those who live in humid weather like me. Also, it has much more shades available. Seriously, the shade selection for Bourjois foundations is a joke.
I highly recommend this for dry/normal skin. I don’t think it’s suitable for very oily skin because gel formulas tend to slip and slide on those skin types. But, foundations can surprise you so I advise you to always try and get a sample beforehand.
Have you tried the Genius Gel Foundation too? Do the products from the Marc Jacobs cosmetics line catch your eye?
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