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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?


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Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliner Review

Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliner


Hey There! As a constant eyeliner user, it’s hard not to notice Marc Jacobs’ latest eyeliner released. The Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliners (0.01 oz for $25) are pretty much the same type of eyeliners as the cult-favorite Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayons, but of course, these are all in matte finishes. They all share the same amazing pigments which are vivid and they glide like butter, which makes them really easy to apply around the eyes. Most importantly, these don’t smudge because they’re waterproof.


Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliner review



Since I was running out of my favorite brown eyeliners from Urban Decay and also the Fineliners from Marc Jacobs which I also love and tend to use every spring and summer, I thought of trying the latest MJ Matte Highliners. I was eyeing the (Brown)ie and (Earth)quake shades. But before this particular matte finish of eyeliners were released, I had my eyes set on the Ro(Cocoa) and Brown(Out) shades, yet somehow, I couldn’t bring myself into purchasing them because they’re really shimmery, and I’m not really a fan of shimmery eyeliners. Oh well, finally, with the release of these Matte Gel Highliners, I feel like, now there are even more choices for high-quality matte eyeliners in store.


Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliner (brown)ie 43, (earth)quake 41



(Brown)ie 43Medium Brown. This is my most favorite brown of all the Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayons. It’s a creamy, well-pigmented, chocolate-brown that glides smoothly like butter and settles like it means business. It won’t transfer, won’t crease, won’t bleed, and it’s totally waterproof.


(Earth)quake 41Dark Brown. This is a dark muddy brown that also works well for my light to medium skin tone with a warm undertone. It also glides like a dream and it’s very easy to correct while applying it. Once it settles, it’s there for a long time. You’re gonna need a good waterproof makeup remover to take it off.


Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliner swatches


You can cry a million river with these Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayons and they still won’t budge, unless you intentionally rub them, and even then, they’re still as reliable as they’re meant to do their job. Which means that these are really good quality eyeliners and you can count on them to deliver no matter the circumstances. Because you know that whatever you’ll do, you’ll never look like Corpse Bride, LOL.


Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliner review


I like these eyeliners a lot, and these are gonna be my staple eyeliners from now on. I like the overall sleek pencil-type packaging and they come with a sharpener on the other end. They’re easy and practical to use by just twisting the bottom of the pencil and releasing enough product to use. While they glide very well around the eyes, you can still have enough time or room (15 seconds) for correction if you’ll ever make a mistake because these won’t dry immediately. You can even blend them to create a smokey eye makeup. Once they set, then you won’t have to worry about them moving around, and they’ll stay for at least 12 hours or more.


Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon Eyeliner


The Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Crayon is available at Sephora, Neiman MarcusNet-A-Porter, and




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