Tested on animals:No
Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate really is remarkable in terms of its richly pigmented, lightweight, fluid formula. You'll be amazed by the amount of coverage you can get out of just a drop or two of this foundation! Though not quite foolproof, the overall performance is pretty impressive. The faulty packaging is where things got a bit murky for us (we explain below), but that may not be a problem for everyone…
Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate comes in a heavy, frosted glass bottle, but that's not our issue with it. The problem we experienced is that the lid has a hard time clicking shut. To quote another customer's review from Sephora.com, "…the foundation was a mess and the top barely stays on. When I got home all the foundation was all over my makeup bag and other makeup." That's exactly what happened to us, and at this high of a price point, it feels like a real waste of money, not to mention an inconvenience to clean up!
We came across plenty of other customer reviews that don't mention the packaging at all, so we have to assume this is a hit or miss issue. However, we had to mention it, because we want you to have as much information as possible when deciding whether a product is right for your needs.
As far as the rest of the packaging goes, the unique wand applicator (like a dropper only with a rounded, enclosed tip) is attached to the lid. You're instructed to dab this concentrated foundation on to skin and then blend out. A little goes a long way; we found it best to even out the concentrated formula with a Beautyblender sponge (you can get away with just your fingertips as well, depending on how skilled you are). The formula is fluid, but with how pigmented it is, you really need to double check your blending as mistakes will be quite evident.
Now on to the performance! Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate does an excellent job of hiding imperfections without feeling like you layered on a full face of foundation. BUT, as is the case with full-coverage, matte foundations, it can also exaggerate fine lines, pores and other crooks and crevices most people have on their face. We actually felt it looked more natural a couple hours into wear once it mixed with our skin's sebum (oil) production.
This formula is best suited for those with oily, combination or normal skin, as well as those battling breakouts. If you have drier skin, you may not find this foundation comfortable unless you prep skin with a rich moisturizer beforehand, and even then, it may cling to flakey or dry patches.
The 24-hour wear claim is exaggerated, but you can expect this to last the course of a standard workday. You'll notice it takes a bit of extra diligence with your cleanser to get this formula completely off. The "innovative ingredients" claim is also exaggerated; this is a standard formula in terms of its benefits for skin.
What about the 20+ shades? Marc Jacobs did a phenomenal job of offering an extensive range that caters to the fair and deep complexions—and every tone in between!
Our final heeding is that if you want an "au natural" look, this isn't the foundation for you. It helps skin look perfected, but not in the way that will cause people to think you were "born that way." Otherwise, if the idea of a lightweight but full-coverage foundation appeals to you, Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate is worth checking out. The reason this missed our top rating was due to the aforementioned frustrations with its packaging, but as we also noted, that may not be a factor for you. (We just hope you get more reliable packaging than we did!)
Note: The formula does contain a small amount of fragrance from a flower wax ingredient, but it's in an inconsequential concentration that isn't likely to be a problem (the same goes for the amount of alcohol present).
- Amazing amount of coverage from a lightweight, fluid formula.
- You can expect this to last the course of a standard workday.
- Matte finish is ideal for oily, breakout-prone skin.
- Well thought-out shade range for fair to deep skin tones.
- Packaging issues can end up wasting the product (that can be hit or miss).
- Matte finish can exaggerate pores and fine lines within the first couple hours of wear.