Quite Obsessed with Marc Jacobs’ Beauty Shameless Bold Blush in, Well, Obsessed!

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in 204 Obsessed

When I was in Europe last year, the one brand I was highly looking forward to checking out at Sephora was Marc Jacobs. Shop after shop, country after country … none of them stocked Marc Jacobs Beauty. Not long after I was back in Melbourne did they start selling them.


Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in 204 Obsessed

Look, I know they’re most probably overhyped. And most likely overpriced too. But when a girl’s on a mission to look for something, she’s got to be able to find it. You know what I mean, right? Right? 😛

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in 204 Obsessed

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in 204 Obsessed Ingredients

Just when I was busy facepalm-ing myself on my rotten luck, a lovely surprise came from a dear, dear friend. When I opened the package, I let out quite the shriek. After lusting after the photos for so long, I finally have, in my possession, a Marc Jacobs Beauty item. Not just any item, ladies and gents, but a blush from one blush fiend to another.

*cue lustful sigh*

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in 204 Obsessed

Like any high-end makeup, it comes in a pouch and a separate brush. Brands like Dior, Chanel, Guerlain, etc use velvet pouches which are, to be honest, pretty useless and attracts dust. Marc Jacobs Beauty however, uses grosgrain fabric and it actually comes with a snap button whereas the rest of the velvet ones are just open pouches. You can reuse the MJ pouches for your jewellery, iPod, USB sticks, etc in your bag. I’m still wondering how I can reuse the pretty useless velvet ones that cannot be buttoned or zipped. Ideas, anyone?

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in 204 Obsessed Swatch

As for the brush, it’s just like any other face makeup with enclosed brushes. It’s only just so-so and I’ll be re-purposing it for something else. I prefer using my blush brushes anyway. The shell of the blush is shiny black plastic and I must say, it’s a huge fingerprint magnet.

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in 204 Obsessed Swatch

The one I got is the 204 Obsessed. It’s a pretty blush with warm pink to almost coral tones. It’s quite a sheer one so you don’t have to worry about overdoing your face with blush. I use a stiffer brush with the blush to get more colour on my cheeks. The result is a natural yet lovely flush on the skin. It doesn’t last very long on the skin though. By the end of the day, a lot of the blush would have disappeared.

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in 204 Obsessed

Is this a must-have? Oooh that’s a toughie. The packaging is sleek, classy and would look good on your vanity area but like most blushes, I wouldn’t say it’s a must-have. You can get away with a lot of more affordable blushes that give you the same results. Still, that’s not stopping me from wanting even more Marc Jacobs Beauty stuff. What can I say, I’m like a magpie, attracted to pretty, shiny things. 😛

Thank you dear blush fiend friend who surprised me with this. You sure know the way to me heart!

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in 204 Obsessed

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in 204 Obsessed retails at US$30.00 for 4.5g and is currently only available at Sephora.

What I like about it: Beautiful packaging (even though the shell is a fingerprint magnet), useful pouch, gives the cheeks a lovely healthy colour. So much prettiness.

What I do not like about it: It’s not available in Australia. Yet. (yes I’m hopeful)

Have you tried any makeup from Marc Jacobs Beauty? If you have, what do you like about the line?

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12 comments… add one
  1. LeGeeque

    Said-dear friend gave me one too 😀 She deliberately gave us different colours so we’re meant to err share ideas/colours. So if you want to have a play with mine, give me a yell.

    I agree, packaging of this is top notch. I love the packaging, from the plastic shell to the little pouch. Those pretty little (useless) pouches? I toss most of them 😛

    1. Tine

      I’d love to try yours one too. Which colour did you get? And don’t you just love said friend? 😛

  2. Hexia

    Apparently Sephora is planning on coming to Sydney next year i think, so you may be able to get them in Australia afterall.

    idea for pouches: use them to put other peoples gifts in? or layer like 10 to protect something during air-travel?

    P.S. you wrote that the colour is 204 shameless halfway through the article, even though you later called it obsessed.

    1. Tine

      Thanks for the suggestion and for letting me know of the error! I keep getting the shade mixed up. I initially thought it was Shameless and then it’s Obsessed. Ish. 😛

  3. Allison

    It’s such a pretty shade that looks lovely on you. And the packaging is very sleek. I can see why you were dying for it. Are you going to go for the new Marc Jacobs colorful eye shadow palette, too?
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Allison. To be honest, I’m not sure about the eyeshadow palette. I’ve never seen it in person but I already have a lot of eyeshadow palettes so I might give the MJ palette a miss. Having said that, please remind me of what I told you if I mention on social media or the blog that I purchased one, okay? 😛

  4. makenzie

    It’s such a gorgeous shade, as a new blogger I can wait to cover some makeup topics! Please check me out if you have the time, lookfinebedevine.blogspot.com.au

    1. Tine

      Thanks Makenzie, will do!

  5. gio

    The shade is very pretty! But for that price, it should last longer.
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    1. Tine

      Yeah that’s true. Was hoping that it would last longer. Paying a lot more for packaging and the brand, methinks.

  6. Efrain

    First thing: I’m also a magpie!

    Second thing: when I saw the display in my Sephora, I squealed and went directly to the concealer pens (too light for me) and then the blushes, now I want Tantalizing; but first I’ll buy my NARS Exhibit A.
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    1. Tine

      Haha hello fellow magpie! Ooh I love the Exhibit A. Great choice! It’s on the other side of the spectrum in terms of colour payoff; it’s amazing!

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