Today I am bringing you a luxurious new palette by Marc Jacobs Beauty. Sephora was having a promotion with their VIBs where you got triple points, so I thought it was the perfect time to give Marc's new makeup line a shot and shell out the cash on one of his seven pan palettes.
This particular palette named "The Starlet" was recommended to me by my friend Stefani as the perfect compliment for my skin/eyes/hair. Marc also has a few other palettes, so if this particular one isn't your cup of tea, you've got some more options.
Before I continue with my review, here's some packaging porn.
The packaging is a slim long narrow black case that almost resembles something you'd put your designer glasses in. I wasn't sure if I'd like this shape, but the closure is super sturdy making it feel really durable and it's super light and makes it really easy to tuck away in your makeup collection storage.
The palette opens with the push of a button that really snaps closed well with a super satisfying *click*.
To protect the mirror and eyeshadows, there is a little plastic insert in the palette. Normally they come clear (think Nars products), but this one is even engraved with a little tiny Marc Jacobs. The attention to detail on the design of even something as minor as the plastic insert is what makes this a luxury item. I think I'll end up keeping this plastic insert to keep my palette in pristine condition.
Once you lift off the plastic insert you reveal seven circular pans of shadow and a huge mirror that runs along the entire edge of the wide palette.
Here are swatches of all seven shades in order from left to right:
(apart from the last shade which is at the top)
EVERY SHADE IS BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING HURTS
Not a single shade performed badly or had any difference in texture. All seven shades are rich, metallic, buttery soft, and incredibly pigmented. THIS is luxury done right; expensive for the name but not lacking in quality whatsoever.
shades from left to right:
- shade 1 is a rich taupe
- shade 2 is a pale champagne
- shade 3 is a deep warm chocolate brown
- shade 4 is a rich metallic copper
- shade 5 is a vibrant metallic yellow gold
- shade 6 is a insane metallic silver
- shade 7 is a deep greyed taupe
Overall, I could not be happier with the quality of this palette. If you were looking to try out anything from the Marc Jacobs Beauty line and you weren't sure if it was worth your money, the eyeshadows in this palette are definitely worth every penny.
I'll update you guys as I go along with items from his collection. If the eyeshadows are this flawless, I'm interested to see what else he has to offer.
Let me know what you think!
$59 at Sephora