A curated collection of nourishing neutral lipsticks for the perfect nude shade.
This covetable lip collection breaks the mold of traditional nude lipstick. Its innovative gel formula glides effortlessly over lips, laying down subtle shades and a sleek shine finish with a delicate vanilla scent. Velvet-like monoi butter, derived from the tropical tiaré flower, delivers supreme moisture while nourishing myrrh extract and antioxidant vitamin E minimize the appearance of aging — including vertical fine lines.
Color: Roleplay is described as dusty rose color and it actually is a rose color, but not too pink. It is more of a nude, mid-tone neutral pink. Very wearable.
Texture and Consistency: I am having a hard time describing this texture and putting it into words. It is a soft, creamy lipstick, but not overly soft. It holds its shape really well. The product is described as a sheer lip gel. I have no idea why is it called as gel. It is slightly thick, but light weight. On application it feels soft, not too thick and lighter than the regular waxy formula. Maybe that is why it is called as gel formula.
Scent: It smells very pleasant like Vanilla. It actually smells very much like MAC lipsticks.
Finish: It is not the most hydrating lipstick, but it does not feel dry at all on the lips. It glides effortlessly. The finish is satin and not too glossy or flat matte. I do have an issue with it. My lips are dry and I find this lipstick even though glides effortlessly, does not gives a smooth finish. It settles into the fine lines and gives my dry lips a little wrinkly look, when used on its own. When layered over a lip liner, this issue is solved to some extent, though not completely.
Pigmentation and Longevity: The pigmentation is rich, even though the brand says it is a Sheer lip Gel. It does not appears patchy on lips and the coverage is good. The staying power is decent. I don't find the need to re-apply it often.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sheer Lip Gel in Roleplay and Marc Jacobs Beauty (P) Outliner Longwear Lip Pencil in Prim Rose
Packaging: These lipsticks come in beautiful sleek, beige nude lacquered tubes with a magnetic-closure cap. The brand name is embossed. The packaging looks really chic! The rounded tip of the lipstick bullet fits nicely to the contours of lips (unlike the new Butter Cream 'cut bullet' lipstick from Bite Beauty). There is decent weight to the whole tube in general.
Swatch of Marc Jacobs Beauty Sheer Lip Gel in Roleplay (left) Marc Jacobs Beauty (P) Outliner Longwear Lip Pencil in Prim Rose (Right)
Swatch of Marc Jacobs Beauty Sheer Lip Gel in Roleplay (left) and layered over Marc Jacobs Beauty (P) Outliner Longwear Lip Pencil in Prim Rose (right)
Verdict: I love love love the packaging! The color too is a good one. I like it more when it is layered over the Marc Jacobs Beauty (P) Outliner Longwear Lip Pencil in Prim Rose (review). My only complain is that it enhances and highlights the fine lines on my lips. Other than the luxurious packaging, I don't find it very different or must have. It sure is a light weight formula, but there are cheaper alternatives. It is a great conversation starter and chic to carry, but I don't see any other reason to justify the high price tag. It is a luxury product and good to have one just for the sake of owning one. I don't regret the purchase.
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