After hearing a lot about the Genius Gel by Marc Jacobs foundation, I tested the Ivory Medium, equivalent to: NW20 by MAC, 2 shades brighter than 020 by Dior and N115 by Makeup Forever.
I applied with a beauty blender. In a hand touch, the texture is just like skin, seems like I didn’t put any product. But when you look at it… is really bad. My skin is normal/dried, I applied sunscreen Sun Max by Stiefel (not mattified), I moisturized a lot using Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief by Clinique, and it’s still really bad. The product was made thinking about oiled AND acneic skin, undoubtedly.
Definitively medium coverage. What REALLY bothered me is that the foundation shade is yellow/orange, so, to tuned skins. The shade Ivory light is TOO pink, barely a liquid blush. None of both shades looked good to me, so I needed mix both to get a nice color. The difference between shades in this product line is big, so, be aware.
I kept the foundation all day. At the end of the day, the result was a really cracked skin on the forehead, cheekbones and chin; evident pores and blemish skin in some parts because the product just off. Like, what? This can be a result of my skin texture, despite moisturized. This never happened to me before even using cheaper brands.
Excellent. At least this is really, really good. Super nice bumper, doesn’t leave too much/or less product. It’s resistant.
EASINESS TO REMOVE
Good, I didn’t spend much cotton pads to remove.
It didn’t get my heart: probably the worst foundation I ever had. As my dermatitis, besides better, still a bit aggressive, I need a foundation that offers me a nice coverage (not necessarily full) and the brand description says that Genious Gel offers the possibility of layers construction without look too heavy. Is it truth? Yes, it is. But on my skin the result was: cake skin and bad fixation as well. In terms of cost/benefit, there are foundations in the same price range or cheaper that are much better.
Oiled and acneic skin in shades of yellow/orange. If your skin is in pink, test the Ivory Light shade. If you have normal/dry skin, don’t buy it.
WHERE CAN I BUY?
No site: http://www.sephora.com/genius-gel-super-charged-foundation
* Just for analyzing. Values viewed on the post date. I have no responsibility for values corrections. The brand can alter, so, is better to check always.