#BLOGMAS DAY 3
I have a very special review for today’s Blogmas series – it’s a review of one of my all-time favorite palettes, the Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 palettes in The Lolita, The Vamp and The Dreamer.
I’ve had The Vamp for two years, The Lolita for a year, and The Dreamer for about six months – so I can see a pattern here. I’ve been getting these Style Eye-Con No. 7 palettes at least once a year! (The Lolita was featured in one of my favorites post from earlier this year, read about it here!)
These are some of the cremiest, most buttery, smoothest and most long lasting shadows I’ve ever worn.
Check out my Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 review and swatches below.
The packaging, just like all the other Marc Beauty products, come in a black, sleek, thin packaging with a mirror. It looks and feels luxe and you get what you pay for.
I love how thin it is – makes traveling with this so easy! It’s a bit long though, but still very handy to bring around. It comes with a pocket sleeve for the palette, and a sponge applicator too.
In America, these retail for US$59 (approx. AU$80) before tax and is available at Sephora.
In Australia, these retail for AU$89 inclusive of tax and is available at Sephora Australia.
206 The Lolita
The most neutral in their whole line of eyeshadow palettes, this palette comes with mattes, shimmers, satins and just plain ‘ol glitter.
Here are the list of shades from left to right:
- Matte creamy beige, a great browbone highlighter and all-over-lid shade.
- Matte brownish tan, the perfect lid transition color, also very buttery and smooth.
- Matte charcoal brown, the only dark/lid contour shade in the palette, but is unfortunately the least buttery out of the bunch. It can come off as dry and slightly rough-textured, but still blends relatively well.
- Shimmery champagne pink, definitely tricky to wear as an all-over lid shade because it can be so chunky, but is great as a “top coat” shade for any eyeshadow look. To avoid fallouts, this is best applied with a finger.
- Satin opalescent pinky pearl, very soft and delicate, amazing as a soft all-over-lid shade.
- Shimmery warm champagne, much yellower than the middle champagne pink shade and less glittery (as in chunky glitter). Definitely my favorite in the palette. A stunning lid and highlight shade!
- Shimmery copper rose-gold, also a stunning lid shade and is so smooth to blend.
Here are the swatches:
I’m not gonna lie, there are a bunch of neutral palettes just like this one out there, the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette being one of them, and I recently have almost completely forgotten about this palette. However, the matte tan and shimmery champagne and copper shades are so buttery smooth, I just keep coming back to this palette for those shades after a while!
For US$59, I think it’s worth it if you’re looking to splurge on a luxury neutral palette because you do get 7 different shades and you’ll get a lot of use out of it. However, I do recommend The Dreamer more. Read on for that!
The Lolita was featured in my January 2015 Beauty Favorites and this was one of the eye looks I created with this palette:
If you’re looking for a affordable dupes, I will be posting a comparison post of all my neutral palettes later this month. Stay tuned!
208 The Vamp
The most “vampy” and dark, yet colorful, out of the bunch. Oh. So. Gorgeous.
The pigmentation is incredible, the texture is so smooth like butter, and the wear time is also really long. It’ll last all night and day until you take them off.
Here are the list of shades:
- Satin-matte greyish dark blue with silver glitter, not as smooth as the rest of the shades and is rather dry-to-the-touch. Two or three layers are required to full opacity, and is best used as a liner or dark/contour shade in the outer corners.
- Shimmery silver-grey, so smooth, so pigmented, so gorgeous.
- Satin-matte ivory white, the smoothest and most opaque white shade I’ve ever owned. Beats ones from the LORAC Mega Pro palettes!
- Shimmery burgundy red, looks slightly purplish-based under certain lighting, but gorgeous nonetheless.
- Shimmery emerald green, my favorite out of the bunch, is so smooth just like the others and is so easy to blend. Also gorgeous!
- Shimmery dark khaki brown, a gorgeous shade for a dark, smokey eye!
- Matte black with silver glitter, another odd-one-out like the matte grey blue on the far left of the palette. Very dry-textured and has a lot of fallouts. Best applied before face makeup is done.
I highly recommend this palette for the smooth, intense and gorgeous shimmery shades. This was my first purchase and I did not regret it one bit because even though it’s not an every day palette, I reach for this a lot during certain times of the year, like the Christmas holidays and Chinese New Year because the red, green, silver and dark khaki shades certainly have that WOW! factor.
212 The Dreamer
Literally the “dreamiest” out of the bunch. Just look at them! I was SOLD! the moment I swatched the pink shade on the right.
This is slightly similar to the Lolita palette in that it contains a lot of neutrals – the buttery ivory white, shimmery champagnes and dark brown are almost exactly the same. The only difference is in the three bright shades on the right.
Here are the list of shades:
- Matte beige
- Shimmery champagne beige
- Shimmery pale cream
- Matte dark brown – I’m not sure why all dark shades in Marc’s palettes have this dry, rough texture! But this still blends really well in the outer corners. This is slightly lighter than the one in the Lolita palette.
- Matte peach, with slight pink tones, so creamy and smooth to blend!
- Shimmery coral pink, the main reason I got this palette. So beautiful like the sunset! Also very creamy, intense and smooth.
- Shimmery yellowish gold, gorgeous when paired with the coral pink and matte peach shades!
Here are the swatches:
All in all, The Dreamer has got to be my favorite out of the three. If you’re looking to invest in one of these that you can wear on a daily basis, but you don’t want the colors to be very general and “mainstream”, I can’t recommend this palette enough. The colors aren’t as boring the Lolita, and it’s not as intimidating as the Vamp.
Do you own any Marc Jacobs palettes? Or are you looking to invest in one? What are your faves?
Let me know in the comments below!
I’ll see you tomorrow for another awesome review!
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