Monday, February 1, 2016

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 20 - The Free Spirit (224)

When it comes to makeup I'm always on the look out for something pretty; but it's winter/holiday and spring releases that excite me the most, and it's the time when I happen to acquire most of my stuff.

This past Holiday season, I didn't see much I really wanted (probably because I already have so much); I was disappointed but my wallet wasn't. I passed on most of it but not all of it. At the end of 2015 I was palette obsessed and two releases could not be passed up.

One of which is this 20 shadow palette from Marc Jacobs. Until this purchase I did not own any MJ shadows; even though I've played with Shoe Gazer every time I went to Sephora, and many a time came close to splurging. I'm glad I held off because with this palette my MJ shadow craving is satisfied (unless he comes out with another one like this for 2016 holidays :)). The fact that it is limited edition makes it all that much more special.

You can't tell from the picture, but the starry night packaging is iridescent, and sparkles and shifts in color. I usually don't hold onto it, but in this case I did... for now at least.
I actually did not know that this palette had a name, until I went to photograph it.
Palette a classic MJ look, just bigger :)
The mirror inside is fantastic... I want to say perfect for travel, but I would never risk taking this with me anywhere and possibly breaking it. Still you pop this open and wow....
With a 20 shade palette the odds are good that there will be a couple of shades that you don't like... but I'm loving everything in here... some won't get as much wear as others but I personally don't find any duds.
MJ included a look pamphlet  with this palette. I forgot to photograph it. It has 5 looks and they are easy to remember because you just move top to bottom across the rows to get the look. It goes without saying that I lean towards the first 2 rows, then the 3rd, than the 5th, and 4th row is my least popular look :) But of course phamplets are only guidelines and ideas to get you started, one can do what one wants when the inspiration strikes.
Here come the swatches... I decided to squeeze all 20 shades on my arm all at once, because light is short and I just wanted to see them all at once. Love the pigmentation, love the colors, love the texture... just love.

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