Before going to the USA I made a list with palettes I really wanted to swatch when I got there, so I could choose the best palette before I made the purchase. I really wanted to buy a palette but I wasn’t sure yet which one. The palettes on my ‘swatchlist’ were the Tartelette in Bloom palette by Tarte, the Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic palette in Scandalust, the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette and any cool palette that was supposed to come out while I was staying in the USA.
I didn’t take me long though to make a decision on the palette: the Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic palette was without a doubt the most beautiful, luxurious and best palette I swatched. I actually already decided after just swatching the Marc Jacobs palette. If I show you the pictures and swatches, you will surely understand why!
The Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eye Shadow Palettes are available in six variations. The points of the palettes is that every palette has a certain ‘color group’ to make yourself some basic looks ánd one pop of color to basically spice your look up. The burgundy color in this palette is obviously the pop of color.
I love the combination of matte and shimmer colors in this palette. Just like it is supposed to be, you have everything you need in this palette. ‘At The Office’ is a perfect base/transition shade, ‘That’s Why’ and ‘Little Miss’ are here to give your eye some definition, ‘Cause a Fuss’ and ‘They Call Her’ are beautiful all over the lid shine colors and ‘Hot Pants’ is a good brow bone and inner corner highlight (this is all if we think about the eyeshadow basics, everyone can mix it completely around). To add some color to your look you can play around with Scandalous.
This palette is regarding the colors (and size!) perfect to throw in my makeup bag for when I’m going on a trip and I don’t want to take a big palette.
Now let’s talk about the quality, shall we?
WELL DAMN. The shadows are really pigmented and creamy and blendable and I couldn’t be happier about it. The most creamy eyeshadows I’ve ever tried are for sure the Anastasia Beverly Hills one (read my Dutch review on the Master Palette by Mario here) so that was great but for some reason I am too rookie to blend the shadows. I just couldn’t work with them so at some point I decided to sell the palette because it was too beautiful to not use it.
Seeing how creamy these Marc Jacobs eyeshadows are I was curious if I would be able to blend these. Swatching them I could see though that the matte colors are also a little bit chalky, so you have to try just a little bit harder to get the creamy and pigmented swatch. But it turned out that the tiny bit of chalkiness actually made the shadows easy to work with for me! They blend so well and so beautiful!
(Details on my whole face in the previous post)
The shimmer colors for the lid are already really pretty on the lid when they are applied dry but for basically every shimmery color it applies that it will be even more pretty when used on a damp (with a little Mac Fix+ for instance) brush and it also goes for these colors. On this look above I am wearing them dry though, but I tried it out wet later on.
Anyway, I am so happy that I choose this palette! It’s beautiful in my collection (I’ve put it on top of my Clear Cube organizer) and it’s now one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes (sharing first place with the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette).
The only downside? Yes… that’s right… the price! $49 for just 7 shadows is a lot and might not be in everyone’s budget (on a regular day it’s also not in mine though, luckily I saved a lot for my Sephora shopping sprees in the USA) butttt I want to say that, having saved money and all, it is worth it for me! However, I think you would also be very happy with a Tarte palette for instance, where your get 12 colors for $46 (and there are more examples).
You can find your own Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette at Sephora for $49.