Has it really been 5 years since Marc Jacobs Beauty was launched? I still remember placing my order in the US and unveiling the sleek palettes for the very first time. Since then, the brand has gone on to release many more uniquely packaged and beautifully formulated products. Now, it almost feels surreal to see a whole new collection of 7-colour eyeshadow palettes… the Marc Jacobs Eye-conic Collection!
The Marc Jacobs Eye-conic Collection consists of 6 brand new eyeshadow palettes, each containing 7 harmonious shades in a sexy sleek packaging that fits nicely in my hands. I have tried several of these 7-colour palettes over the years, and I was surprised by how Marc Jacobs has improved these new offerings. Often in large palettes, there would be several dud shades and multiple base shades, so invariably I would only find half the palette useful. So it is incredibly refreshing and exciting to me that every shade not only complement each other beautifully, there are no dupes and I can find a use for each shade. Every palette has a cohesive color story, and feature a range of shades that allow the user to both dial up and down the drama at will. Allow me to share my joy in adequate depth, and discuss each of these palettes over a series of posts… starting with the most eyeconic of them all – Scandalust, and everybody’s favorite neutral Glambition!
Marc Jacobs Scandalust Eye-conic Multi-finish Eye Palette demands your attention with an arresting pop of red, nicely complemented by a thoughtful range of warm-toned mattes and a couple of shimmering hues to easily transition from day to evening. The swatches below correspond to the placement of the shades on the palette, and have an interesting story to tell.
From left to right, the shades are:
You can make do with just 2 or 3 shades from this palette, but I was surprised at how I could just as easily go all out and use up to 5 and more.
In the look above, I started by buffing At The Office all over as a base, followed by Little Miss on the outer third of my lid. Thereafter, I applied They Call Her to the center third and then pressed Scandalous onto the middle keeping near to the lash line. Next, I blended out the crease with That’s Why, and popped Hot Pants in the inner corner to highlight. Finished by lining the lower lash line with Little Miss.
Here is the full makeup look:
I am in LOVE with the chameleon-like bronze/red/brown melt! I kept the bright Scandalous to a minimal so you’re mostly seeing the flash from the bronze They Call Her and it is gorgeous. Feel free to amp things up by using more of the dark Little Miss or sweep Scandalous all over! On the other hand, if this look is too dramatic for you, simply skip Little Miss and Scandalous, and you will still have a very sophisticated and interesting eye makeup without much fuss and scandal.
In any case, if berry tones are not for you, Glambition may have you yet.
Marc Jacobs Glambition Eye-conic Multi-finish Eye Palette is the perfect choice for the neutral-lover without compromising on the glamour. It features a range of browns with a couple of shimmering tones thrown in.
The shades from left to right are:
For this eye look, I started with Seeking all over my lid, followed by Glamour on the outer corner. Then, I blended some Known For into the middle of my lid, lined my bottom lash line with Glamour, and finished with a pop of The Most in the inner corner.
And here is the full look:
The funny thing is, I know Glambition might seem less prohibitive as it features mainly neutral shades, but the resultant look can be even more striking than Scandalust. Both palettes are gorgeous, each shade is incredibly pigmented, so you can achieve as bold a look as your heart desires with very little effort. I did not encounter any difficulties blending the shades out for a natural edge, but they do tend to turn muddy if you try to blend several shades together too much. The best way to get a color to pop on top of another is to simply press it in rather than buffing. I found these Marc Jacobs Eye-conic Multi-effect Eye Palettes to stay intense without budging throughout the day, and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a good range of colours!
I will be covering the other 4 palettes in subsequent posts…. stay tuned!
This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.