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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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Color match.
Hi there,
I'm a NARS Gobi, Illamasqua Skin Base 3, basically very pale and neutral-warm...what would my best color option be for this product?
-Melissa
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
mav320
(Hampton Bays, NY)
on Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
I also use Gobi and Bisque Light is a perfect match for me.
answered 9 months ago
starsandbucks
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
Gobi is a 3Y02 according to the color iq so your shade would be the ivory medium.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
ItsMeTorriB
(Arlington, VA)
answer 3
Either Ivory Medium or Beige Light should work perfect.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
the702diva
(Peoria, IL)
Question
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, 5 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, 5 months ago
princessf
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
I don't smell any fragrance..
answered 1 year, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 4 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, 5 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, 5 months ago
Kaliafornia
(Seattle/L.A./NYC)
Question
Will the sales associates help me find a perfect match?
Can we take home a sample?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(San Bruno, CA)
on Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
I had a great experience in-store. The Beauty Advisor helped me find the perfect shade using the new Color IQ device. It was a cool experience. She had me take my foundation off, then she checked three areas of my skin (2 on face, 1 on neck), then searched the computer database for the color code that the device returned. We looked through the choices together on the computer screen, and I checked the ingredients on my top choices, and then she applied two different foundations to my face, on on the right side, the other on the left side. So I walked out of the store with two perfectly matched foundations (no one could even tell), to see how they wore the rest of the day, if they made me break out, etc. And she even sent me an email with the full list of color-matched recommendations.

It was a really awesome experience! Turns out, I had been using the wrong shade of foundation the whole time. I highly suggest you try it out for yourself.
answered 1 year ago
depechelover101
(Northern California)
answer 2
Yes, a sales associate found the match for me. I don't know about samples, but I expect they would.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
jeankn
(Mandeville, LA)
answer 3
yeah they'll "assist" you If you ask and grab one, since they don't usually "see you" in a busy store, like the one in Beachwood place Cleveland. And basically the BA puts a couple of close shades on your jaw and goes like "get this one". And you'll end up return, trust me.
My advice if don't bother to ask just think about fair light medium and dark, then pick the normal 2 to 3 shades in your color range, then put on your jaw, then walk around 10 mins then look them in the sun, the one that turns out to be invisible is your shade.
No need to ask for sample, just buy one and return after your try. They have a 100% return policy
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
junia349723
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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 11 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 9 months 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 10 months ago
depechelover101
(California)
answer 3
I found the coverage to be moderate at most. Definitely not full coverage.
answered 10 months ago
melaniek87
(Detroit, Mi)
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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, 2 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, 1 month 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, 2 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, 2 months ago
cfriedel
(stony plain, alberta)
Question
I need to buy this product online and I'm having difficulty picking a shade. I am tanned right now so I need a color for summer.
My normal skin tone is medium olive, but I can't wear a color that is too yellow or too pink.
asked 6 months ago
spiderrb
(Hermitage, Tn)
on Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
I would really go into Sephora and have them do a color match on you. After you know your number, you can then match shades that are lighter or darker to adjust for seasonal changes.
answered 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Psychgrl2
(Naperville, IL)
answer 2
Go to a sephora store and let them help you pick the correct shade. I am very pale and after using their like computer program they still had to go back 2 shades to find the exact one for me. You wont be disappointed after you find the right shade!
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
ruvtellie
(Charlottesville, VA)
answer 3
We recommend using the Sephora + Pantone Color IQ to help you find your perfect match! > http://www.sephora.com/color-iq
answered 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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 6 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 1 month, 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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 6 months ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
Question
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 11 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 9 months 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 10 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 10 months ago
melaniek87
(Detroit, Mi)
Question
Is this oil free? Also,I read that the fragrance is strong.
I am looking for an oil free, buildable foundation. My skin is very sensitive to fragrance and certain types of spf. My holy grail foundation was chanel teint innocence. I have been trying to find a replacement since it was discontinued years ago. Although it did have fragrance and spf it was perfect for my skin. Never broke me out, buildable, flawless, and long lasting. I would pay double the price for a bottle of that magic now! If anyone has a suggestion of something with similar ingredients I would love the help! I swear I have tried everything.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
atlnycity
(New York,NY)
on Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
I use deep beige but never noticed a strong scent, if any at all
answered 11 months ago
beckyanne
(Citrus Heights CA)
answer 2
This is very fragrant. I put it on today and had to wash my face 30 minutes later. I could handle to perfumey smell. I'm sad to say it's going back. The colour and texture was great but the smell was too much for me. I was told by the girl at sephora that it is oil-free.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
mandy407
(Mississauga, ON)
answer 3
I have extremely sensitive skin and this has not irritated my skin at all or made me break out.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
viancar
(San Mateo, CA)
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