Just in time for Christmas, Marc Jacobs Beauty released a 20-pan Eye-Conic Holiday palette that I could not pass up during my last trip to Sephora. I was looking for a new palette to add to my collection with bold new colors and heavily pigmented, and this gorgeous, sleek palette did not disappoint. Admittedly, I went to Sephora to buy Marc Jacobs' #instamarc Light-Filtering Contour Powder, and either the Naked Heat palette from Urban Decay or Huda Beauty's Desert Dusk palette. Then I swatched a few eyeshadows from Marc Jacobs and fell in love immediately.
From the left: Paper Tiger (1), Nine Lives (5), Sheepish (9), Early Bird (13), White Elephant (17), Nest Egg (2), Lion’s Share (6), Chameleon (10), Hen Party (14), Funny Bunny (18), Golden Fleece (3), Cat Fight (7), Dog and Ponyn (11), Bull’s Eye (15), Peacocky (19), Foxy (4), Free Bird (8), Bearish (12), Cat Call (16), Crows Nest (20)
What I most loved about this palette was the vast range of colors and finishes that the different shadows had. From matte to satin, to glitter and shimmer, I found this palette to be extremely versatile. At first glance, it might seem to be adept only for the more creative and bold make-up fans, however, if you look closely each of the five ‘sets’ of shadow ranges adapts perfectly for those who prefer more sober looks. That said, what I found the most fun about the palette was the ability to play with juxtaposing shades that were surprisingly harmonious when blended together.
Pigmentation & Texture
The pigmentation is quite vivid for the shimmer and glitter shadows, less so for the matte ones. Matte shadows in this palette go on quite sheer and are mostly great for bases and a more natural finish. If you prefer your matte shades to be very pigmented, then you might be quite unhappy with the mattes that come in this one. However, if, like me, you use the mattes in combination with shimmer shadows as complementary shades then the sheerer pigmentation on those won’t bother you in the slightest.
What I love most about the texture of the shadows is how fine and luxurious the powder is. I love how the color can easily be built up depending on your preference of look, and how the texture of each shadow feels consistent with the others irrelevant of the finish.
3 Looks Created Using the Marc Jacobs Beauty The Wild One Palette
I based these looks on three trends that are quite big this fall season and seen on various runway shows from Valentino to Balmain to Vivian Westwood: Berry Lips, Metallics, and Blue Eyeshadow. Below each picture the shadows used ↓
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