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Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hi Guys! What’s trending lately? There’s been a couple of new beauty releases, and they’re pretty much drool-worthy. Part of those releases are the eyeshadow palettes by Marc Jacobs. Oh, I know what you’re thinking, they’ve been on my watch list too. LOL, and guess what? they’re mostly sold out now. Yep, that’s how hot the Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palettes are ($49).

 

Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette glambition swatches

When I saw online that these are going be released soon, I wasn’t too smitten with them at first. For its price and the number of shades on the palette, I feel like you could probably get more bang for your buck with some other palettes. That is, until I set eyes on them at my local Sephora. I was like “those are really beautiful shades of eyeshadows”, even more so when I swatched them on my arms. Oh men, so pigmented, so soft, and what gorgeous packagings!

 

Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette review swatches

As you can see in the photos above, I brought home two palettes that I think might suit well with my dark almost-black hazel eyes. I love earthy neutral tones and some warm shades, so I picked Glambition and Scandalust. I know, they have such catchy names, right? Each palette came with a free sample of Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Eye Primer, which is awesome. I was contemplating whether I should get the Edgitorial shades or not, but in the end, I decided to skip on that for now. To be honest, there are lots of beautiful shades in each palette, but I’m pretty sure I couldn’t pull-off most of them, so here are the two beautiful shades I got.

 

Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette review

 

720 Glambition – The shades in this particular palette probably has the most neutral sort of “Urban Decay Naked (1st) vibe” (reviewed HERE). It’s great to wear as an everyday eye makeup because it has a nice array of bronze, neutrals, and gold. You can never go wrong with this.

Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette glambition review swatchesMarc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette 720 Glambition swatch

740 Scandalust – Gorgeous Dahling! Gorgeous! Has a bit of an Urban Decay Naked Heat vibe (seen HERE), due to the presence of the brick red shade, rusty browns, and mid-tone brown. This specific palette looks well-curated and very beautiful. It adds warmth, depth, and nice colors on the lid.

Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette 740 Scandalust swatch

 

 

Three things that really stood out for these palettes; First, they’re well-pigmented both on the palette and upon application. They’re probably one of the few eyeshadows or eyeshadow palettes I’ve tried that truly deliver strong pigments at first swipe, using an eyeshader brush. In my experience, I swiped a shade on my lids more than twice and I already started looking like a raccoon. LOL. Some of those other very well-pigmented eyeshadow palettes are the Lorac Pro Palette (reviewed HEREAnastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette, and the Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette (seen HERE) to name a few. 

 

 

Second, these MJ Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palettes feel very fine, very soft, and almost creamy in their overall texture. Even though there are some glittery shades in each palette, I find that they have very minimal fall outs and they really adhere very well on the lids. Since these are so pigmented and long lasting, they’re also easy to work around the lids. You can pack the colors, layer them, or blend them more. They’re pretty much flexible to use.

 

Third, that sleek packaging is TDF. It may look elongated to you, but I actually like it because the mirror on these palettes is wide like the rearview of a car, which gives you enough visibility as to what’s happening with your eye game. They’re also easy to open, just push the little button in the middle and voila! Another thing I wanna point out is that the packaging is pretty flat which makes it so easy to pack. Take note of these in your next vacay soon.

Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette swatchesI believe these eyeshadow palettes are worth their price. They have incredible pigments, beautiful array of shades, luxurious packaging, and they’re easy to travel with. I definitely recommend these and they go very well when paired with Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner (reviewed HERE).

 

For sure it’s hard to pick just one of these palettes. The million dollah question is, which palette are you gonna get?

 

The Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palettes are available at Sephora, Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, & marcjacobs.com

 

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Lorac PRO Palette Review

Greetings All! I am back from outer space! more details to come as I recover from a massive jetlag 🙂 Anyhow, today, I’d like to talk about this amazing eyeshadow palette that I took with me on a short notice trip to Mars. I bet you all know what is, it’s the Lorac Pro Palette. I know a lot of you swear by this, even more so than Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes. Well, I’ll give you my 2 cent comparison in this review.

 

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First of all, I am in love with the color selection of this palette. They all seemed very versatile and very wearable. I also like that this has the most matte textures of eyeshadows in a palette. Now, don’t get me wrong, I do love shimmers, but there’s a point where I feel like I need to be able to adjust my eye makeup game from day to night or from natural to all glammed up. Second, the pigment baby. The pigment of this palette is to die for. I love how one swipe can make all the difference and each shade is oh so buildable. I can definitely create a natural daytime look with this like a pro, and then transition to a more dramatic look at night.

 

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Even though this palette has a lot of matte shades, there are also 8 shimmery shades that complement each matte eyeshadows. They are not overly glittery and the shades are just about as natural as the mattes. There are 16 shades in total for this particular palette.

Aside from the gorgeous array of colors to choose from and the incredible pigmentation of this Lorac Pro Palette, the last thing I really love about this is the ease of application. Each shadow goes on smoothly like velvet, and on top of that, they are extremely long-lasting. They never smudged on me all throughout the day. I also noticed that my best eye makeup happens whenever I use this specific palette. Oh yeah, you bet!  🙂

 

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Comparison to Urban Decay Naked Palettes: A lot of people raved the Lorac Pro Palette for being well-pigmented that they almost find it to be similar to Nars Eyeshadows which are also known to possess such strong pigments for its eye makeup. Well, for me, that is definitely true, and I really really like my eyeshadows to be strongly pigmented as well. That also explains my liking for Nars eyeshades. However, when it comes to comparing this Lorac Pro Palette to the popular Urban Decay Naked Palettes (1,2,3 & Smoky), to be honest, I was a bit surprised that I actually enjoy using this Lorac Pro more than the UD Naked Palettes. Something about UD’s pigmentation that didn’t seem to materialize well on my skin. They also feel a bit drying and slightly harder to blend than the Lorac Pro Palette, which can be applied wet or dry. Also, there’s not a lot of matte shades in the Naked Palettes, yet each of their palette always comes with a nice eyeshadow brush.

 

So, have you tried the eyeshadow palettes mentioned above? Which ones suit your fancy?

 

Stay tuned for more reviews and photos from my latest jet lag-inducing trip and adventure. LOL.

 

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