Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine nail lacquer in Shocking

Marc Jacobs is one of my favourite designers so I was pretty darn excited to learn that he was launching a cosmetics collection! It's available exclusively at Sephora so obviously us Aussies miss out as usual unless you use parcel forwarding or have a makeup mule. I was going to cave and make a Tarazz order but my sister was gifted one of the lacquers so of course I stole it to try out so I've got some quick swatches of Shocking for you today.

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What they say:

"Get smitten with Marc's fresh take on nail enamel, a superior polish with unprecedented finish, like 30 coats of lacquer. Highest shine with a plasticized, wet look, smooth application and a unique color range inspired by Marc's latest runway delights.. The custom, curve-hugging brush optimizes application and the curvature of the bottle resembles a smile."

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The bottle is round and flat with a glossy black lip that comes off to reveal a smaller cap that's much more manageable to use and the lacquers are 3 free (no toluene, formaldehyde, and DBP) which is fantastic.

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Shocking is an opaque bright hot pink creme. It's not the most original shade but it's gorgeous and definitely a classic shade that I think should be included in every permanent polish collection! The formula is opaque although I found it a little on the thin side which made it difficult to get a clean finish. Dry time was a little slow but not unreasonable and it dried to a high gloss wet look shine which I love.

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The brush is quite narrow and for me the bristles are too flexible - I prefer to use a firmer brush so it gives greater control when applying. I had some issues with balding so I'd recommend allowing plenty of dry time between coats. 2 coats is pictured with no top coat.

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Overall: Shocking is gorgeous and I love the high gloss shine! The packaging is cute and it's consistent with the Marc Jacobs look. However if I was purchasing the lacquers myself, I'd go for one of the more unique shades in the collection as Shocking is easily dupeable and at a cheaper price. I'm a little disappointed with the formula of Shocking so I'm hoping it's just this shade or a dodgy bottle. I'm still super keen to try out other shades!

Details: Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine nail lacquers are available from Sephora and for $18US.

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Have you tried any products from the Marc Jacobs Beauty collection? What would you recommend? Thanks for looking as always!


  1. love this color, love any color pink actually LOL

  2. The bottle is super cute, I dont know why but I'm totally in love with it. This pink hue is probably one of my favorite colors and the polish looks so glossy even without top coat *__* Definitely a huge plus! Though I agree that it's very easily dupeable and the formula doesn't sound great too. But I would still give it a try ^.^

    And thanks for your comment! The application went really well. I used one coat for my nail art and got a decent amount of glitter so I can't complain :) Definitely recommendable hihi

    1. Yeah I love the bottle too!! I think maybe because it's so sleek and pretty haha. It's a shame there aren't more unique shades in the collection but like you say definitely worth trying.

      Ooooh I think I might have to get it!

  3. Love the colour! Even though the bottle shape is a bit odd, I'm a real fan of the shape lol

    1. Haha it is a bit odd! But strangely appealing xp

  4. wow...such ana amzing shade <3

  5. such an unique packaging! the nail polish looks very glossy as well :)

  6. I don't want to be a negative nancy but I'd much rather go buy another brand than this! It's so expensive! I agree I'd definitely look for super unique shades. My friend has Petra, and it's nice… but I'm not sure if I wanna pay for the name. Great swatches as per ushz

    1. Lol you're not being a negative nancy!! I'd much rather buy a bright pink from another brand too at a lower price point. Especially considering the formula isn't crash hot. Having said that I do like to own at least 1 polish from each brand but I'd definitely go for one that's more unique.

  7. I haven't tried any Marc Jacobs products so I can't give you an opinion on them.
    The packaging is beautiful, it doesn't seem to be nail polish!



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