Marc Jacobs has won me over once again. This time, he’s casting a hypnotic spell with his new cosmetics line Marc Jacobs Beauty. Featuring 120 products, the Marc Jacobs Beauty line is available exclusively at Sephora, Sephora.com, MarcJacobs.com and select Marc Jacobs stores, which includes the boutique at The Forum Shops, 3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South.
“I’m inspired by women,” Jacobs said when asked about what motivates him. But the designer doesn’t limit the benefits of his talents to only women, as the Marc Jacobs Beauty line includes unisex products, also known as “Boy Tested Girl Approved.” As today’s man develops into a stylish, well-groomed consumer who is as interested in skincare as women are, I couldn’t help but ask Jacobs if there are plans to expand his unisex beauty product line. Or better yet, does the brand have plans to develop a beauty line exclusively for men?
“Sephora has been great to work with,” he says, “And as the line continues to grow, I think that anything is possible.” One of the things that is very possible with the new Marc Jacobs Beauty line is drama. The Sephora Pro makeup artist, who introduced me to the cosmetics by giving me a little makeover, focused on my eyes by lining them with Highliner, a gel crayon eyeliner, in the color Th (ink), which is a deep navy. She also added some purple shadow and topped me off with Lash Lifter, a gel volume mascara with a lot of shine to it. Being a mascara addict, I’m now obsessed with the Marc Jacobs Beauty Lash Lifter and it’s at the top of my beginning-of-September shopping list.
How does Jacobs do it all? He’s led the helm at Louis Vuitton for the past 16 years. He’s developed his own brands, Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs. He’s ventured into fragrance and now cosmetics. You have to wonder, how does he fuel his creativity? “I listen to music and I drink lots of coffee,” the designer confesses. He adds that he also surrounds himself with creative people and art. He finds beauty in everything.
With his creative energy always pumping, becoming jaded is not an option for Jacobs. There is nothing about fashion, trends and style that the man doesn’t like. “I love it all,” he explains. “I think people should be allowed to dress the way they want to dress and look how they want to look. Live and let live.”