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ATTENTION RED LIP LOVERS: I HAVE FOUND A SHOWSTOPPER!!

I was just window shopping last week, browsing all the NEW stuff on Sephora when I happened to stumble upon the Marc Jacobs I Lovemarc Collection which is a big set of his lipsticks for a mere $350.  Not even I, who has a serious lipstick addiction, am considering such a purchase.  Well ok I thought about it but ... Smiley Happy   Anyway, while I was drooling I noticed that one of the lipsticks is in a red case instead of black. It is called Showstopper and it says that Marc considers this to be the perfect red.  Hmmm, a HG red?  Be still my foolish heart.  I checked to see if it was available as a solo and YES it is so I ordered it. When I opened up the box I was actually a little nervous.  What I don't like it?  I wanted to love it.  I wanted the angels to sing and a light from heaven to beam down on this beautiful red lipstick case.  OK get a grip I told myself.  It's a lipstick for crying out loud.  I opened  the box, I opened the case, and turned out the red bullet.  Hmmm, what shade of red is this?  I stared at it for a minute and then decided to just try it on.  Once it's on the lips you will figure it out, I told myself.  This is my first MJ lipstick and I was very impressed with the application.  Nice and creamy, glides right on.  Not matte but not shiny.  It's a creamy satin finish.  Oh yeah, the color. Well, to be honest I will have to say that it is INCREDIBLE!  It's not bright, but not muted.  It is a rich shade that is not dark.  It is the perfect blend of cool and warm.  On me with my light, slightly cool complexion it is a cross between fire engine and sanguine (blood) red. A classy red.  A movie star red.  A red you could wear to the office and look professional or on a special evening and look spectacular.  I would swatch it for you but the photos are not doing it justice.  Probably the florescent lighting here.  It is available online and if it's not in your local Sephora it should be very soon.  It's the one in the red case.  Check it out!!  Smiley Happy

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And the crowd starts chanting "Swatch! Swatch! Swatch!"

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When I get home I will do it. I have much better lighting.  It's coming out too rusty looking in this awful light.  You will all run screaming.  LOL

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Thanks for your review!

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Thanks Smiley Happy

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I wondered about those last night. Thanks for sharing!

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Aaaaaaand after your description this is hopping into my cart.

 

Red lipstick is my kryptonite. Smiley Sad

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I used to feel the same way about red lipstick.  I thought I couldn't pull it off.  Every time I saw red lipstick on other people I loved it.  I thought it looked great on everyone from the fairest of the fair to women of deep, rich color.  So what made me the exception.  The I realized- It was ME!  I was too critical.  I was too insecure. When I put on red lipstick all I would do is stare at my lips.  I didn't look at all of me as a whole.  I just saw two red lips. LOL  Sad but true.  You have to find a shade that suits you and play with it.  Try different makeup applications with it.  Make sure you line your lips.  it keeps from bleeding and it just makes it look neater.  Give yourself a couple of days, even if you only start by wearing it around the house.  You have to let you eyes get used to seeing you with it on.  It's like wearing bright or dark nail polish when you are used to light or neutral colors.  At first your nails keep grabbing your attention because you eyes are not used to seeing that color.  It's worth a little work because red lips are just FABULOUS!  Red is classic.  It's classy.  It can be vampy.  It can be sooo sexy.  It is a power color.  It's up to you.  If you love the look you can definitely make it your own. 

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I'm afraid of red lipstick, but your description made me put it on my wish list for November!

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OMG you need to write all the descriptions. Adding it to 'loves' for later. Smiley Happy

 

P.S. I'm with lilyy -- swatch, swatch, swatch!!!

 

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Garnett, you little enabler, i went ahead and ordered it - if it blows i will return it - i doubt that will happen i love every MJ product i have purchased so far

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Whyyyyyyyyy I'm trying to be on a NO BUY until the holidays! 

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I haven't been daring enough to try out a red lip, but your description of this product just changed my mind. I cannot wait to see your swatch and take a look at this in-store. Thank you!! 

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Hi BT Beauties.  I didn't get to do a swatch for you yet because I spent several hours in the ER this evening.  My Dad has some serious health issues and tonight got scary.  He is resting comfortably now in the hospital and I am home and ready to crash into my pillow.  Sorry to let you down but I will try to do it sometime tomorrow.  I was all excited because this was going to be my first. LOL  Please keep my dad in your good thoughts and prayers and I will post a photo asap.  

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Hope everything is alright with your dad!  All the best positive energies to your dad and family Smiley Wink

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ENABLER......I am trying to wait for a good promo code before I bought anything else....I have to sit on my hands so I don't hit the place order button.....I just got a sample of the Hourglass in Icon and it is very pretty on me. I forgot until recently how much I love wearing red lipstick. I have stayed with lip glow most days but I now find myself reaching for the RED.... I have only tried a few of the MJ products and my favorite so far is the corrector pen. LOVE it...So thanks, now I find myself waiting for hopefully a good ROUGE perk or at least a decent FF offer-

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Garnett, I hope that your Dad will get well soon.  I love your play by play description of how you discovered this lipstick!  I'm going to have to buy this based on your review!  

 

 

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no worries; your father and you are most important - sending good karma to you both - all the best

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Thank you garnett, my search for a dupe for Diorific Lady is over, it is MJ Showstopper!  Love love love it! The formula feels great, wears well and it is less expensive! Another bargain! There is nothing to not love about this lipstick. I want more colors. Love this red. Thank you garnett and hope all is better in your corner of the world Smiley Happy <3

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I am so happy that you love it!  I was afraid that if you didn't,  you would turn it into a little voodoo doll of me and use it to apply lipstick to something really nasty like the back end of a gopher.  Smiley Wink

There isn't anything about this lipstick that I do not like.  I love the case, the texture, the wear time, and of course, the color!

Dad is doing better and is stable right now.  I am hoping he will be home by early next week.  Never a dull moment in my little corner of the world.  Smiley Happy

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OK, I am finally back.  Dad is doing much better.  Thanks for all your good thoughts.  

 

I have never swatched before so please forgive me if this is lame. LOL  I have also never posted pics on BT so I hope I am doing this right.  Anyway, the first photo is two swatches of the same color-Showstopper- on my arm.  I took the photo outside to get real lighting.  The second is a big lipstick kiss on white paper, also photographed outside.  I hope this helps. 

 

 

 

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