First Impressions | Marc Jacob Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duo Hits a Sweet Spot
We've been reviewing a lot of highlighters. This one is different in that it is more of a blush. How are they different? Well, blush is typically more pigmented and rosy. Highlighter is shiny. But blush can be shiny, right? Right. Bottom line: It all comes down to the color in comparison to your complexion. These are whatever you want them to be.
The Marc Jacobs Beauty Soft Glow Air Blush ($42) comes with striations of a satin blush color and a shimmer highlight that, when blended together, gives a sheen that looks good on a lot of people. (Especially during the summer when we're going to be shiny, anyways.) Here are my initial observations.
Flesh & Fantasy - ivory shimmer/ goddess bronze
Lines & Last Night - creamsicle/ deep tangerine
Kink & Kisses - pale petal/ peachy rose
Lush & Libido - petal pink/ orchid pink
Night Fever & Hot Stuff - cherry/ deep plum
They are packaged in the usual glossy black MJB compacts. The silver nipple acts as a button clasp. Pop it open and there is a unreasonably large mirror. They look both expensive and villainous in the way Cruella de Vil does. (MJB is Cruelty-Free, Cruella is not.)
You could use a small brush or your finger to just grab the highlight but it is more fun to just swirl them all together on your brush.
For finely milled products this pigmented use a fluffy brush, not a dense one. You'll end up with too much product on your face and a cloud of powder in the air.
The product photos look matte
Whereas the blush isn't. Heads up.
The names are illicit to the point of concern. They seem to directly reference things that can cause a glistening flush, like cocaine ("Lines"), shingles ("Night Fever"), and a bottomless sexual appetite ("Libido").
They promise 24-hour wear should you find yourself needing to wear blush to sleep and again the next morning.
They will be available at Sephora on July 12. Qian took these out on the town and wrote a full review. Which ones are you most excited to get?