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Beautiful Holiday Gifts from Marc Jacobs Beauty

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November 30, 2016

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Today we are taking a look at some of the Holiday 2016 offerings from Marc Jacobs Beauty. Just looking at the gorgeous metallic red, green, and gold presentation has me in the Christmas spirit.

First up let’s take a look at the 2016 Holiday eyeshadow palette from Marc Jacobs that is presented in beautiful slim, sleek gold packaging.

The Marc Jacobs About Last Night Style Eye-Con No. 20 Plush Eyeshadow Palette ($99 US/$121 CAD) is the holiday release I was probably the most excited for this season. I don’t have many Marc Jacobs shadows in my collection and given how incredible the formula is I knew that had to change. 

This palette includes 20 brand new and exclusive shades, so regardless of whether you are brand new to Marc Jacobs, or you have an enviable collection, it is the perfect splurge. This new holiday Style Eye-Con palette features a new formula with advanced pigments that allow true, instant colour payoff and long lasting performance. It’s hard to imagine the Marc Jacobs eyeshadow formula improving but these shadows are absolutely incredible. So smooth, buttery, and easy to blend. They have intense colour payoff and pigmentation yet are still remarkably easy to work with. When you see the swatches below you will see just how insane these shadows are. There is a fantastic assortment of mattes, shimmers, and even foiled finishes. I am very, very impressed. The wide range of shades also makes this palette so much fun to play with!

When I first looked at this palette I had a bit of a hard time making sense of the shade offering. It kind of seemed all over the map. Well the shadows are actually grouped vertically into colour stories. Two day looks, a golden moment, and two night looks. When looking at the shades in this way it does make more sense. You’ll notice below I did swatch the shades going across horizontally because it just makes more sense when photographing them. But, like with any palette, I usually ignore how the shades are organized and play around using them in any way I see fit. So far I don’t think I’ve used any of the shades grouped together as presented. The 20 shades included are:

Awards Show

  • matte ivory
  • metallic gold
  • metallic bronze
  • matte aubergine

Evening Swag

  • matte suede
  • champagne shimmer
  • chestnut shimmer
  • matte cocoa)

Afterparty

  • matte eggshell
  • snowy white shimmer
  • charcoal shimmer
  • matte sooty-black

About Last Night

  • matte rose-petal blush
  • mink shimmer
  • matte cashmere
  • deep black

Just Like Us

  • cream shimmer
  • peachy-rose shimmer
  • lavender shimmer
  • matte spice

Moving on to beauty tools we have the Marc Jacobs Your Place or Mine? Five-Piece Travel Brush Collection ($135 US/$169 CAD). It makes for a truly luxe gift. This set of five deluxe travel sized brushes includes all the basics you need for a full face and comes in an emerald green metallic zippered pouch with tassel detail. The brushes included are:

  • Face brush
  • Foundation brush
  • Eyeshadow brush
  • Eyeshadow crease brush
  • Eyeliner brush 

The puffy metallic case is quite delicate in terms of scratching and denting but it is really, really beautiful. The brushes are nice quality. Very soft, but they have a very lightweight feel in terms of the heft of the handles. I don’t think this set is really the best bang for your buck when looking at the holiday releases from Marc Jacobs. I think the About Last Night eyeshadow palette is a much better option, and more representative of Marc Jacobs quality.

The About Lash Night Three-Piece Mascara and Waterproof Eyeliner Collection ($36 US/$48 CAD) is a really cute set, and a great introduction to Marc Jacobs.

It includes a full sized Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara in Blacquer which is a fantastic everyday mascara that gives a great balance of length, volume and definition. It also includes a full-size Lame Noir Ultra-Glittering Mascara in Lame Noir which is the perfect way to add some extra glam to your holiday look. It also includes a deluxe trial size of the Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer. This is one of my all time favourite eyeliner formulas and having this incredible rich black liner in your collection is a must.

I’ll be posting some looks using these products in the near future so be sure to keep an eye out for those posts.

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top posts

fitness

coaching

01.

Get Anything You Want in Life

02.

Meditation for Beginners (3 Steps!)

03.

The Story Behind my 1st $20k month

04.

Being a Future Based Thinker

tell me more!

Hi! I’m Christa and I’m a professional makeup artist. I'm passionate about helping women embrace, and enhance, their natural beauty. I believe makeup should not be a mask we hide behind. It’s a fun and empowering tool to accentuate our true beauty.

Hello!