Sunday, August 25, 2013

Review+Swatches - Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc & Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Eyeshadow

MARC JACOBS just released a 16-piece line makeup called Marc Jacobs Beauty through Sephora a few weeks ago and the buzz is deafening! I got my paws on two of the products, the Style Eye-Con No. 3 – Plush Shadow in #106 The Rebel ($42) and the Lovemarc – Lip Gel in #128 Seduce Me ($30). I love the black lacquer of the packaging and colors look great but looks can be deceiving sometimes, so let’s take a closer look after the pics!


Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Shadow in #106 The Rebel. I really like th attention to detail with this palette - the snap-case it comes in and the small application brush, are a nice touch in making this glamorous. The colors are described as a beige, fuchsia purple, blackened eggplant. The powders are on the creamy side and they applied smoothly without skipping, however, I expected a little more when it came to the color pay-off. The beige is a nice basic lid color, so I expected it to be somewhat sheer but the fuchsia color and eggplant also applied pretty sheer, which was surprising considering how vibrant and pigmented they look in the palette. The powders are buildable but not as buildable as I usually like (I did about 3 swipes in the swatch pic). Would I recommend this specific palette? Mmm, not really. I think you can find these rather basics elsewhere for less than the steep $42 price tag.

Moving onto the lippie … 

Lovemarc – Lip Gel in #128 Seduce Me is described as a berry red and is made with a gellified formula that boosts its creaminess and color payoff. It also contains monoi butter to hydrate and their own unique 3D optical plumpers. Upon applying, I could totally get away with just one swipe of color across lips, which was quite impressive, since most take 2 or 3 layers. So big points for pigment.

So did it plump? Well, it’s hard to say. I’m not a fan of lip plumpers as most just sting and don’t feel good on the lips but this one didn’t feel like anything on the lips; just straight up lipstick and my lips didn’t look any plumper after an hour of wear.

Overall, I’d totally recommend these lippies if you are looking for a basic lipstick (this still transfers) with mucho pigment.

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Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.


MarciaF (beauty info zone)

I am mad about The Starlet e/s palette. At first I wore each shadow separately but now I'm putting them in combinations and it works beautifully. Very long lasting and the pigment is strong in all the shades except one highlighting shade.

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