The Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in the shade Sugar Sugar is probably one of the most talked about glosses on the beauty market. I first discovered this shade because of Jaclyn Hill, who has continuously raved about Sugar Sugar for years. After I picked it up from Sephora, I too could not and would not use any other nude gloss for almost half a year because it's just that amazing!
Now, Marc Jacobs has released a new product called the Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick and this line of lipgloss also has the shade Sugar Sugar! I was immediately intrigued to see how the two would compare to each other in terms of longevity, shade, and formula, so of course, I grabbed it in-stores before it could sell out. If you're as curious as I was about how these two compare, just keep reading to find out!
The Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss* (CAD $35) claims to deliver maximum colour and brilliance through their Triple Shine Complex technology. The glosses' intense shine is said to give the lips a plumping effect, and the Enamored technology helps the lips feel cushiony, but not sticky. This line has a wide range of shades that are all mint-scented and provide long-lasting colour and shine.
The Marc Jacobs Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick* (CAD $34) is said to provide the same high shine and brilliance as a lipgloss, while also having luxurious lip care properties. The balm glides onto your lips effortlessly to coat it with a glossy, creamy, and non-sticky formula. This line has eight shades and all of them contain vitamin-rich kahai oil, which helps to protect, soften, and moisturize the lips.
Both glosses come in a tube that look identical at first glance. Upon closer inspection, the Gloss Stick is actually much taller and wider than the Lipgloss. The packaging for the gloss is clear, allowing you to see the actual product inside the tube. It has a flat and bendy applicator, making it super easy to precisely apply the gloss onto your lips.
In comparison, the packaging for the Gloss Stick is much more unique. Its cap is actually the "product" part of the packaging. Essentially, the Gloss Stick is right side up when the Lipgloss packaging is upside down. In order to get the product up from the tube, you have to crank (and crank and crank and crank) for a little to come out (and you can't crank it back down), which I'm not the biggest fan of (but I do understand why they designed it like this since the product is so insanely soft - any easy swivel mechanism similar to a regular lipstick would have the product ruined in seconds when tossed into your purse). The actual product is contained in a tear-drop shaped tube for easy and precise application - no mirror necessary!
The Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss is one of my favourite glosses because of its perfect mixture of high shine and pigment. However, the Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick has even more shine than the lip lacquer, but has slightly less pigment. The gloss stick formula also has very fine shimmer that is visible when applied to the lips, giving the lips a more multidimensional look, whereas the shimmer in the lacquer is not visible at all.
The gloss stick shade in Sugar Sugar is about 90% similar to the lacquer's shade in Sugar Sugar, in my opinion. The gloss stick is a little more pink than the lacquer and has visible shimmer whereas the lacquer is more peach and has zero visible shimmer. The lacquer is also slightly more pigmented than the gloss stick - on the lips, the lacquer feels a tiny bit heavier than when the gloss stick is on the lips. Since the lacquer is thicker, it does tend to cling onto dry patches on my lips whereas the gloss stick just glides over the lips without emphasizing them.
Both lip products last about 2-3 hours on the lips before requiring reapplication. Both are also very easy to reapply since the formula is not goopy and does not bunch up on the lips.
Both Marc Jacobs lip products are phenomenal, but if I had to choose one, I would choose the new Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick because of these three reasons:
Have you tried the new Marc Jacobs Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick? Do you like this new product and formula better than the original Lip Lacquer?
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored or compensated in any way. I purchased every product in this post with my own money. All thoughts and opinions in this post are 100% honest and based on my own experiences. Links marked with an * are affiliate links. All other links are provided for information purposes only!
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