Just like that, we are in the month of October! The past 2 weeks have been all kind of hectic, and most nights were spent in flying across different cities or at work functions. The few scarce nights of solitude, I was completely knocked out by the time I stepped out of the shower. And now that we are officially planning our party looks for the upcoming holiday season, I am trying my best to get these reviews out as quick as I can! I had started my coverage on the hot new Marc Jacobs Eye-conic Collection last week [here], and will be showing you 2 other palettes that I love very much today – Provocouture & Frivolous!
Interestingly, it was only as I was working on this post that I realized that I had used the wrong images for Scandalust in my previous post. I have now corrected and updated my review somewhat, so do hop over to check that one out as it is in some ways similar to Provocouture, though much warmer and bolder.
Marc Jacobs Provocouture Eye-conic Multi-finish Eye Palette has the same color configuration as Scandalust, but it is a cooler- to neutral-toned palette that consists of pink to mauve tones with a dark espresso shade thrown in as a liner/darkening base.
Here are the swatches that correspond with their placement on the palette:
As always, the names of the shades when read from left to right, make for a rather tongue-in-cheek message. 😉 From left to right, the shades are:
Just as I had said before, none of the shades in this palette are duds, and I can live very well with a quad or trio of the shades here, but I can still go all out and create a lovely transitional look with almost the entire palette!
I had previously credited this eye look to Scandalust, which goes to show how my travel-hazy brain works. Of course, I have corrected that now, and it makes much more sense in the context of the set of swatches above. I started with Otherwise as a base color all over my lid, followed by You Might on the middle third of my lid and As Well on the outer third following through to my lower lash line. Next, I dabbed a dash of In Bed on the middle keeping near to the lash line, a pop of Say It in the inner corner. Finished with With Style as brow bone highlight.
And this is the corresponding full makeup look in context:
Keeping with the purple theme, but pulling more blue instead of red… let me introduce you to my favorite palette in this entire Eye-conic collection – Frivoluxe!
Marc Jacobs Eye-conic Multi-finish Eye Palette Frivoluxe is an interesting bi-focal study on purple as evident by its placement in the palette, complemented on 1 side by its red-based cousins mauve/pink/beige, and on the other side by the steelier hues of eggplant/silver/grey.
Here are the corresponding swatches:
From left to right, the shades are:
If you are looking for an uncommon standout smokey eye for this year’s holiday party rounds, you have to give Frivoluxe a go! I was just blown away by how intense and eye-catching the shades turned out. I started with Dress all over my lid, thinking it looked fairly easy from the palette, and completely wow-ed by how intensely pigmented that shade turned out to be. Then I added How You Want to the outer corner for more definition and shading, before layering Who Has Time to the middle of the lid. I think the complexity is a little bit lost in all the strong hues in the photo above, but trust me it’s there and I’ll show you in a minute. I lined the bottom lash line with a mixture of How You Want and Who Has Time, and finished with Fabulous! on the inner corner.
And here is the full look in context:
Frivoluxe is in my mind a modern and tasteful way to wear metallic on the eyes. It reminded me of Chanel’s Gabrielle which I had owned and wanted very much to love but failed. Same story with Tom Ford Silvered Topaz. The edge that Frivoluxe has is that you can just as easily get a more colourful and light-hearted look using Outrageously, that gorgeous lavender that I have not even touched yet! And For Less is another way to get a neutral eye look that is much less shimmery and intense. So as far as getting as many shades to work and having that versatility to create different day to night looks, Frivoluxe is my top pick!
Not that you need any help getting a full-blown intense eye look with any of the new Marc Jacobs Eye-conic Multi-finish Eye Palettes, but in case you plan to be out partying til late and want to ensure your makeup stays put, be sure to check out the Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Eye Primer!
Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Eye Primer is the latest companion to the amazing Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer [reviewed here]. It is formulated with coconut extracts to keep the delicate skin around the eyes hydrated and smooth, and also locks in eyeshadow for 12-hour crease-proof wear. It has a cream-like texture that glides on easily, and leaves my eye area velvety and keeps excess oil at bay so that makeup stay true longer. A tiny bit is all that is needed for both eyes so this tube is bound to last a long time.
I have 2 more palettes and a trio of new eyeshadow brushes still to show you… so be sure to check back soon!
This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.