Marc Jacobs Beauty Haul

I’ve been a long time fan of Marc Jacobs fragrance line, so I knew that I would eventually splurge on these sleek rounded packages. The vast majority of the items in the MJB range seem to be worth the splurge. I was drawn to the nail lacquer, but ultimately passed in efforts to keep my costs down. I did pick up Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in “Have We Met?”($30)  a lustrous medium pink shade with flecks of gold micro glitter. It applies smoothly, is very moisturizing and is mostly opaque. It instantly became my favorite lip color!

Marc Jacobs Beauty Have We Met? (108) Lovemarc Lip Gel

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc Lip Gel ‘Have We Met’Have We Met? (108) Lovemarc Lip Gel Swatch

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc Lip Gel ‘Have We Met’ Lip Swatch

I was also drawn to the light pink/coral Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl ‘Heart Shaped’($28), a semi-sheer gloss with golden shimmer. I thought this would compliment ‘Have We Met’ and also look great on its own.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lip Gel & LIp Lacquer Swatches

{left to right} Marc Jacobs Beauty Lip Gel ‘Have We Met’; Marc Jacobs Beauty Lust for Lacquer – Lip Vinyl ‘Heart Shaped’ SwatchesMarc Jacobs Beauty Lust For Lacquer LIp Applicator Marc Jacobs Beauty Lust for Lacquer – Lip Vinyl ‘Heart Shaped’ Sponge Applicator

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lust for Lacquer - Lip Vinyl Lip Swatch

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lust for Lacquer – Lip Vinyl ‘Heart Shaped’ Lip Swatch

The entire Marc Jacobs Beauty collection is tempting, but expensive. I was especially drawn to these slim, glossy black palettes. Each contain seven eyeshadows and a mirror and are packaged in a black drawstring pouch. They retail for $59 each. I picked up the most neutral palette “The Lolita” & “The Starlet”.  Each includes seven powder eye shadows. My only complaint is that each comes with a cheap drugstore style sponge applicator- a touch that seems the very opposite of luxe.

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lolita (206) Style Eye-Con No. 7 PaletteMarc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette “The Lolita”

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lolita (206) Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette “The Lolita”: Three matte shades (1) off-white cream, (2) tan & (3) dark coffee.  All are powdery, buttery soft! They do kick up a lot of dust in the palette but apply & blend so smoothly. The next shades are all metallic. The middle shade is an (4) iridescent pink glittery shade, that produced the most fall-out and was a bit fussy to work with. It was my least favorite shade in the palette.


Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lolita (206) Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette

 

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette “The Lolita” : Metallic shades in a (4) warm glittery pink, (5) iridescent champagne pink sheen, (6) light peach sheen, and a (7) rosy copper sheen.  The last three shades were my favorite. They also apply & blend wonderfully, and are buildable but none are particularly unique. All of the shades wear well, as one would expect with a $60 eyeshadow palette!

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lolita (206) Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette

 

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette “The Lolita” Swatches

 

Of the two palettes I purchased, I found “The Starlet” palette to be the better investment. It is an excellent set of seven shadows rich in color, long wearing & crease free (with primer), with fuss-free application.

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet (204) Style Eye-Con No. 7

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette “The Starlet”

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet (204) Style Eye-Con No. 7

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette “The Starlet”: 1)muted taupe with a frosty metallic shimmer, 2) frosted light peachy beige with gold flecks, 3) medium chocolate with golden shimmer 4) frosted metallic copper

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet (204) Style Eye-Con No. 7

 

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette “The Starlet” 4) frosted metallic copper 5) tarnished gold (not nearly as yellow as it appears in the pan) with frosted metallic finish 6) cool toned light silver with metallic finish 7) dark taupe with cool toned silver metallic sheen

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet (204) Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette “The Starlet” Swatches

Overall, I am pretty happy with my purchases and the quality of the products. Next time I shop Marc Jacobs Beauty, I will be likely to pick up the nail lacquers, and more of the lip products. The Lip Gel really is an A+ lipstick formula for recovering lip gloss addicts like myself!

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