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Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation

What it is: A breakthrough gel foundation that’s antiaging, long-wearing, and awakens your skin to its ideal radiance and clarity. What it does: Erase the past, perfect the present, and protect the future. Formulated with lifestyle ingredients and Buoyancy Gel™ technology, Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation creates a weightless, natural veil that never settles into fine lines. An infusion of Soft Focus Powder reflects light to minimize imperfections, while revitalizing multi-vitamins provide supreme hydration for even application and luxurious wear. What else you need to know:This versatile formula builds easily from natural to full coverage, providing supreme hydration for a radiant finish.
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Questions & Answers for Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation

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Fragrance
I'm trying to figure out if this foundation has a slight fragrant smell to it. I have a sample of it, and I swear when I am applying it to my face, there is a slight perfumey smell.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
dlynch
(Phoenix, AZ)
on Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
This foundation definitely has a slight perfumey scent to it. It is slight enough that I didn't notice it the first time I applied it or swatched it in the store, but over time with more uses, it seems to be more noticeable (but not overpoweringly or unpleasantly so).
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
princessf
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
I don't smell any fragrance..
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
odessa60
(Odessa, FL)
answer 3
A bit, although it smells to me like a liquid foundation would, nothing too strong. I have super sensitive skin that freaks out on super perfumey products. My skin was fine with this foundation though.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Kaliafornia
(Seattle/L.A./NYC)
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Best color matching for 1R06 Sephora's colorIQ
According to the color IQ, I'm 1R06, but I can also use 1R05. What's the best MJ color for me?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
pcdiaries
(Seattle, WA)
on Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
I am 1R06 as well and I ordered shade 22. I think it is a pretty good match. I am usually a NW 15-20
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
lizzy26
(Denver, CO)
answer 2
Just based on my own experience, let me see if I can help a little here. I was color matched at 1Y06. But I can wear Hourglass Liquid Powder foundation in Shell, which is 1R06 like you. It matches me perfectly. So in Marc Jacobs my perfect match is Bisque Medium.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
hotstrawberry
(Mesa, AZ)
answer 3
I would go into the store and try it. I was originally matched as a 1R09 for Bare Minerals but I wear 1R10 in MakeUp Forever and 1R11 in Marc Jacobs (82 Coco light), they are all perfect matches. So I think you have a bit of wiggle room as far as shade matches. I'd say if you couldn't make it into the store choose one that was within 1-2 shades of what you have been matched with. Marc Jacobs is coming out with more colors in September so you might want to wait for that.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Kaliafornia
(Seattle/L.A./NYC)
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Is it good for oily skin?
Is this foundation good for oily skin? And for someone who is going out to a dance?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Anonymous
on Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
I would not advise people with oily skin who will be active to use this foundation. You would need something with more of a matte finish.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
skinnygotcurves
answer 2
It may work better for people with oily skin, as it accentuates dry patches. However, this foundation is scented and is not suitable for people with sensitive skin or is allergic to fragrance.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Jennibebe
answer 3
NO! i have oily skin and am a competitive cheerleader and would not suggest this foundation!!!
the tarte bb moisturizer creme works really good for oily skin and thats my favorite to wear to practice! however if you want more full coverage id suggest the new hour glass matte foundation, it works awesome on oily skin!!
hope this helps :)
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
cfriedel
(stony plain, alberta)
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Does 10 Ivory Light have pink undertones or yellow?
I'm absolutely pale and need a very light foundation. I currently wear the Naked by UD in the lightest colour (0.5) and it's still too dark for me, especially after it oxidizes. I can usually hide it with a high neckline and scarf since I don't have a new foundation yet and can't go without it, but I'm looking for a lighter shade for the winter. However, all of the lightest shades I can find are either too dark or extremely pink. I heard the 10 has yellow/neutral undertones. Can anyone confirm this for me?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
DaniWalls
(Edmonton, AB)
on Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
I don't think that the lightest shade of Marc Jacob's foundation is lighter that UD's 0.5. Nars Sheer Glow in "Siberia" and Bobbi Brown in "Alabaster" are super pale with neutral undertones, they are the lightest shades in Sephora (not counting Illamasqua "white").
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
musja
(NY)
answer 2
Seems to be more pink.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
MeganDanger
(South Pasadena)
answer 3
I have very fair skin and also have used the Naked by Urban Decay in the lightest shade and also found it to be too dark. I have found the 10 Light Ivory to have neutral undertones that are a great fit on my ultra pale skin, I wouldn't say its yellow or pink, just very very light and neutral.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Florence24
(Anchorage, AK)
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will this foundation melt off my face during summer?
i live in a city where temperatures reach the 3 digits. i was wondering if while wearing this product if its going to melt off my face or if its going to make me sweat. i have used other foundations in the past but they would just make my face feel super hot and sweaty so i stopped using foundation period and now only use powders. i for sure want to go back to using foundation due to some acne scars that i want to conceal. i was recommended this foundation at the store but i forgot to ask the lady if it was ok to use it while the hot climates. hope to hear from u guys soon.
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
mysteryousmtz
(killeen Tx)
on Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
In my opinion, YES IT WILL. This is probably one of the worst foundations I have ever come across as a makeup artist. I was overjoyed when Marc had announced his beauty line, I was literally first at my local Spehora and I had to tell you it makes you look greasy. AND that was in Fall! It is a gel formula so its just going to slide around in heat. My best bet is to go with a water based foundation. That has given me no problem in summertime and also keeps my face refreshed.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
VictoriaButton
(Laguna Beach, CA)
answer 2
For me it seems to do pretty well under heat. I also dance and it hardly come off at all from that. It is a pretty light foundation so it wont suffocate you're skin at all. Hope that helped!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
HeidiCR
(San Jose, CA)
answer 3
This foundation is gel-based so I would imagine it would not hold up in hot temperatures.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
melaniek87
(Detroit, Mi)
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Coverage? Finish?
What kind of coverage can I expect with this foundation?
Although, it claims that coverage is buildable (from natural to full), this is rarely true of any foundation.

Also, I would love someone to explain, in their own words what type of *finish* this foundation's has.
Thanks!
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
Jacqui
(Bronx, NY)
on Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
The finish is literally a gel. It's like squeezing Aloe Vera on your face and letting it dry. Although, it does give you moisture, it's not the good kind. It made me look greasy and I have combo to dry skin. The foundation is not buildable either. It goes on very very very light and as you try to build it makes you look greasy without it actually adding more coverage. I would try a water based foundation. Those tend to build exceptionally well.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
VictoriaButton
(Laguna Beach, CA)
answer 2
I haven't used this product very long, but I did like the finish. It looked dewy and moist, but not slimy. More like healthy and hydrated. Be aware, this product does not have an SPF so you'll need to wear one underneath, and I haven't tried that so I can't speak to the finish when worn over an SPF.

I felt that it could've given me a natural finish, but I built it up more in discolored areas and it covered almost fully. It didn't cause my spots to totally disappear, but it was pretty close.

But I think it made me break out, so I don't use it now.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
depechelover101
(California)
answer 3
I found the coverage to be moderate at most. Definitely not full coverage.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
melaniek87
(Detroit, Mi)
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I would like to find out if any of my local stores have samples of this foundation?
I am very interested in this product, but would like to sample it first. Are there any of my local stores that carry samples?
asked 11 months ago
SweetNakita1
(Louisville, Ky)
on Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
Every Sephora has samples!! This is an awesome cosmetics store.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
MJFinnegan
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
You can go into any store and ask for a sample. They will pump out a small amount into a little travel pot. I did this with 2 shades of a YSL foundation, and I still have some left in both.
answered 11 months ago
LindzBR
(North Carolina)
answer 3
To see if the product is available in your local stores, please use the "find in store" option on the product page.
answered 11 months ago
kevinbt
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brush?
Is the brush sold to go with this really the best? I got a sample today and was checking ou the brush and the price tag. The SA said he atually preferred a more flat,traditional style brush for this type of formula. Of course,I pitched my brush like that a while back after it sat unused for years. I have about 3-4 ,at least other foundation brushes including a fluffy one like the mj one. I eventually will shell out for the mj one if it is the best finish. But,i dont want to buy two brushes or any if not necessary. My beauty wish list is long..it just got longer with the foundation and to add the brush..ugh.:) Honest opinions are appreciated.
asked 1 year ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
When I got my makeup done by my makeup artist, she used this brush (or a brush with a very similar shape and feel) and it was applied beautifully. I haven't gotten mine yet and I had sort of the same question but I think it really would be the best for this foundation, seeing as it is made by the same brand as the foundation. If you watch the videos on this foundation, you see the guy use the brush and it looks really nice and blended. :)
I hope this helps.
answered 9 months ago
Supercheney17
(Los Angeles, Ca)
answer 2
I use the Sephora brand airbrush brush and it works like a charm
answered 1 year ago
hlnelson74
(la mirada, ca)
answer 3
We recommend trying the foundation with the brushes that you already own and see how they apply the foundation. If the brushes you already own do not achieve the finish you want, we recommend investing in the Marc Jacobs Foundation Brush.
answered 1 year ago
RandeeBT
Question
Are there any other foundations that match the colour Ivory light (lightest colour)
It would appear i have found the perfect colour match. I am very (VERY) fair and have struggled for years to find the perfect foundation colour to match my skin. The colour Ivory light is perfect for me (the lightest shade), however, the foundation itself doesn't seem to hold up on my combination (very oily in the T-zone skin). I use this with urban decay all nighter setting spray, however by the end of the day the foundation is disappearing in places and slidding off. Is there anyone who can recommend a colour match to the shade ivory light in a different foundation? Preferably something that controls shine but won't dry the skin out? Thank you to everyone for taking the time to read this! :)
asked 10 months ago
Lindsay24
(Toronto Ontario)
on Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
I have the same problem, the only other foundation I've tried and liked that matched me was MUFE HD Invisible Cover Foundation in 110.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
caligatorrr
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
Hi There! According to the Sephora Color IQ, you are a 2Y01. When you plug in that number, you will find there are 17 product matches. You can then filter by your skin type and whether you like a luminous or matte look, a liquid or powder, light or full coverage, etc. If you have not used their Color IQ system, type in "IQ" in the search box at Sephora's website and you can then plug in that number 2Y01 to find all of the matching foundations. I hope that helps! By the way, your skin sounds beautiful!
answered 6 months ago
ParisinApril
(Clayton, CA)
answer 3
We suggest trying out our Color IQ for help with finding corresponding shades to foundations that have worked well for you in the past> http://www.sephora.com/color-iq?searchTerm=color%20iq&_requestid=80760.
answered 10 months ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
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AIr pocket
I just bought the genius gel today when i got home an took out the bottle i noticed there was what appears to be air pocket/bubble from what it looks like... i have shaked the bottle up but this pocket remains. Has anyone noticed that in the bottle an is it ok?
asked 7 months ago
Ssweetness
(atlanta, ga)
on Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
I think its okay. I have had this problem too. but it doesnt really matter.
answered 2 months ago
ChloeeeLoveFart
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 2
Hi! I have never noticed a pocket like you are referring to....
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
lorene111
(Dublin, Ohio)
answer 3
Mine didn't have that. I would exchange it; at the price you should get the full amount.
answered 7 months ago
teemoney
(Houston TX)
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