The Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 20 Plush Eyeshadow Palette is a limited edition eyeshadow palette that launched with the Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2015 Collection. Marc Jacobs Beauty was released in 2012 and has consecutively released seasonal collections that have included both permanent and limited edition products.
But this is the first time that the brand has done such a large eyeshadow palette! The Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 20 Plush Eyeshadow Palette includes 20 shades of eyeshadow housed in a black lacquer compact.
Let’s take a look!
The Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 20 Plush Eyeshadow Palette pays home to 20 eyeshadows as I mentioned above and comes housed in a black lacquer case with a silver clasp. If you own any of the Marc Jacobs Beauty Blushes or other compacts from the line you’ll notice this is like a jumbo version of those compacts! There’s a very generously sized mirror inside the palette as well as a thick plastic film that covers the shadows so they don’t kick up dust onto the mirror when it is closed. It also includes a how to get the look guide with diagrams for color placement to create several looks.
The palette contains metallics, matte, and satin finish eyeshadows none of which have a name but nearly a number.
- No. 1 (matte baby pink)
- No. 2 (matte warm nude)
- No. 3 (matte bisque)
- No. 4 (matte meringue)
- No. 5 (matte tawny apricot)
- No. 6 (icy lavender shimmer)
- No. 7 (pale gold shimmer)
- No. 8 (moss green shimmer)
- No. 9 (oyster gray shimmer)
- No. 10 (burnished gold shimmer)
- No. 11 (matte violet-gray)
- No. 12 (violet truffle shimmer)
- No. 13 (copper rose shimmer)
- No. 14 (matte slate-blue)
- No. 15 (ultraviolet glitter)
- No. 16 (matte maroon-violet)
- No. 17 (black with iridescent glitter)
- No. 18 (cabernet glitter)
- No. 19 (midnight navy iridescent glitter)
- No. 20 (matte mahogany)
The color scheme here doesn’t really follow any rhyme or reason. It isn’t really a combination of festive Holiday shades nor does it really give off the Holiday vibe. There are even moments you might have to stop and think for several seconds which shades would go well with the other because they just don’t seem like they’d work well together. It can be a little intimidating if you aren’t terribly creative with combining and contrasting shades.
The real joy happens when you start using the palette. My first time swatching it I was thinking, “How in the world am I going to use any of these shades together?!” But the creative bug bit me my first time using and applying it. Things just come together well here and shades you thought might not work together end up looking fab when combined. Like the bright purple shade paired up with the burnished gold or even taupe with copper.
I’m typically irritated with palettes like this. I like my eyeshadow palettes to follow a certain rule of matching shades up for me so I don’t have to overthink things too much. But I found myself really enjoying thinking up new eye looks using these shades. And strangely enough all of them just came out beautiful. I blame it on the formula as these have a soft buttery consistency that practically blends itself. The mattes are silky and easy to apply, the satin are soft and velvety, and even some of the glittery blacked shades are easy to use without the fear of major fall out.
So yeah, it doesn’t speak Holiday or festive to me but it is an eyeshadow palette that will become a staple in your daily looks. You’ll likely reach for it quite often because it contains a solid selection of shades that will create endless elegant looks with very little effort.
It’s expensive at $99 but the quality is here with excellent pigmented eyeshadows that apply and blend flawless. And with the Sephora 20% Holiday Shopping Event starting tomorrow you can get it at a first nicer price.
Do add this one to your wish list!
Available now at Sephora.com.
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