My last blog-post was on NARS Liquid Blush that was published back in June - it has been two months since! I know it is a terribly long gap but I don't want to apologize! Mainly because it will not be an earnest one!
So, why I was MIA? My parents were here for last three months and this has been one of the most eventful summer in a long while! I had few amazing trips and had many get together with friends and family that I have not met in a while. I have been living alone for a LONG time now and I almost forgot how it was to live with people :-) It was nice being a host, at one point I had about 10 people sleep in my tiny humble abode. The best of all was to come home to my parents after a long day at work and of course Maa Ke Hathon Ka Khana :-)
They have returned now and it has definitely taken me a bit to go back to my regular life. I love makeup and I really enjoy learning the art! But it is taking me a bit to go back to regular blogging; work also has been CRAZY! Okay, enough excuses! I actually meant to talk about this palette today. First of all, I got this complimentary from Influenster! I have never gotten this lucky to get a beautiful, new eyeshadow palette from a prestigious brand via Influenster (@influenster) :-) Marc Jacobs (@marcbeauty) recently launched these 6 new Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eye Palettes.
I got the "750 Edgitorial"! Here is what I found on Marc Jacobs website "LONGWEARING EYESHADOW PALETTES FEATURING FOUR NEW FASHION FINISHES-VELVET, SATIN, SILK AND LAMÉ-TO LAYER AND DRESS YOUR EYES. EMPOWER YOUR INNER EYE STYLIST WITH THESE ULTRA-LUXE EYESHADOW PALETTES EACH FEATURING FOUR FASHION FINISHES: BUTTERY MATTE VELVET, SHIMMERING SATIN, SPARKLING SILK AND METALLIC LAMÉ. EACH CURATED PALETTE INCLUDES A COVETABLE MIX OF CHIC NEUTRAL, WEARABLE SHADES AND PROVOCATIVE POPS IN A NEW SUPER-PLUSH SHADOW FORMULATION TO COVER LIDS IN LASTING, VELVETY-RICH PIGMENT. AVAILABLE IN SIX DIFFERENT COLORWAYS, CHOOSE THE WARDROBE THAT SPEAKS TO YOU, THEN LAYER IT ON TO MAKE THE ULTIMATE IMPRESSION."
Price & Availibility: This palette will cost you $49! These are available on Sephora.com as well as on Marc Jacobs Website . There are 7 eyeshadows with 0.03 oz. (0.85g) of product each shade. Continue to the end of the post to check what I think about the price.
Packaging: I mean, Marc Jacobs always gets the packaging 100% right! This is in their typical black packaging. It is compact, sturdy which makes it easy to store and to travel with! The mirror can also be used when you are in a pinch! I have nothing bad to say about the packaging.
Shades: As mentioned previously, there are seven shades in different finishes. If I would to buy this palette myself this particular shades in my palette would not be my first choice! I don't typically gravitate towards all the shades in this palette. Here are the shades -
Take a memo (Matte): Pale Beige shade with a subtle hint of light pink. Very soft and oh-so-easy to blend. I can use to blend my crease shades but I would assume if you have skintones lighter than me this is going to a very useful shade.
Next Season (Satin-y metallic): Another gorgeous shade that I think will be more suitable on lighter skintones. But I have use it on the inner corner. You need just a little to get that pop of brightness! I really enjoy this shade.
We'll see (Matte): This is matte brown shade that is a tad richer that what I like to call my perfect crease shade. But I still love to use it. Inclusion of this shade makes this palette truly travel friendly. you can use it as crease shade or on the outer corner to add more depth. Definitely one of my most-used shade out of this palette.
Pleather Python (Sparkle): The finish of this eyeshadow is quite metallic and I love it. It is deep burnt gold shade and it really suits my skintone. Also, it really looks awesome with Indian color-rich clothes. Every time I do a look with this palette, I cannot stop myself using this shade.
Making a Scene (Satin): Beautiful everyday Taupe shade! Very soft and extremely pigmented! Very pigmented!
Enviously (Matte): This has to be my least favorite. I am not at all drawn to this type of shade, but I can use it in multiple ways. On the crease, outer v or on the lower lash-line. It is soft and blendable but for some reason, I felt "We will See" and "Take a memo" had a better consistency and quality than this shade.
Everywhere (Satin-y metallic): This is another shade that is not something I will get a lot of use out if it. It is a deep blackened olive with gold tiny sparkles. It is very pigmented and easy to work with!
Quality & Formula: As I already mentioned with each shade, almost all of them are opaque, very pigmented and oh-so-easy to work with. The shades here are of the same genre so if you use 2-3 shades on the lid, they seem to lose their individuality. What I am trying to say here is that the blendability of these shades works great for everyday easy, go-to looks but if you want to indulge in some creative looks where you want each shades to shine on its own, there are better shadows are there!
Weartime: This is another thing that have a bit of scope for improvement. I always use my Mac Paint Pot; by the end of the day I felt that my eyeshadows kind of fades! But, it did not turn messy or anything, but I would have liked it to be more visible & strong!
I love the shimmers and metallic shades in this palette, but I have used better matte eyeshadows. For the packaging and the product, I think I will be willing to pay $49 but I will always be sure to score the freebies if I am to buy from Sephora :-)
Have any of you received this palette? If yes, which one and do you like it?