This palette is so gorgeous. The end. period. So spoiler alert I clearly love it and I’m going to tell you why and show you swatches. This is rivaling my Charlotte Tilbury Instant Palettes in Natural Beauty and Seductive Beauty right now. The Marc Jacobs Object of Desire Palette is being sold at sephora.com and marcjacobsbeauty.com for $69, which is not a bad price considering the 7 pan eyeshadow palette is $59. I have ordered a couple of recent limited edition/holiday 2016 beauty items and so far this is my favorite, but I’m still waiting on my Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe set. I give too faced.com an F for shipping because I ordered this last Tuesday (9/13) and it still hasn’t shipped! #bootoofaced #notahappycustomer #iwantinstantgratification I should have ordered from Sephora, because I have flash shipping but by the time I realized it was at sephora it was too late. I did get this though in a very timely fashion and have been using it for the last 4-5 days.
This is my first Marc Jacobs Beauty product believe it or not, but I know that they have a good reputation. When I saw this, I loved everything about this palette including that it came with a bronzer, blush, luminizer, and 6 eyeshadows. Everything you need for your whole face in one palette.
Packaging– I am secretly hoping I can take the makeup tray out of this and the sticker off the back to use this as an actual clutch. Marc Jacobs Beauty did not skimp on luxurious packaging. It’s a beautiful muted gold patent leather case with a black tassel zipper pull. To be totally honest, the packaging is bulky and it’s a little annoying to zip and unzip when you want to use it, but oh so beautiful. Inside there is a good sized mirror with a cloth lining- much like you would see in a clutch. This lining is troublesome for the powders- it will be filthy inside near the end. There is a foam topper and then a black plastic slip to cover the powders and protect the powders and mirror. I normally throw away packaging like this, but to keep it somewhat clean and protected, I am keeping all the original packaging in place.
Face Colors– Of all the things in this palette, the highlighter “Make A Sheen” is questionable. It’s just not a very strong highlighter, it’s slightly pigmented so it is subtle and almost does not show up. I think it swatches worse than it actually looks on the skin. I do want to point out that they are calling this a “luminizer” so maybe it is supposed to perform differently than a highlighter. Maybe you could put this all over your skin for a subtle glow or sheen? I guess what I am saying is that it might not be meeting my expectation of a highlighter because it is not a highlighter. You could probably use the eyeshadow “Lights On” as your highlight- that color is beautifully pigmented and shimmery (see below for swatch). The bronzer and blush powders are really lovely. They are very pigmented and easy to blend with little kick up. The bronzer “Tantric” is a nice warm matte bronzer and probably due to its warmness would not be a good contour- but it is perfect for warming up the skin in Fall and Winter when you start to lose your summer glow. The blush “Exhibitionist” is a very pretty matte neutral peachy-pink that gives you a perfect flush without worrying about clown face. #itsathing
Eye Colors– The eyeshadow quality I could not believe- so velvety, so pigmented, little to no kick up or fall out, just gorgeous. I could not believe how pigmented and smooth “In The Dark” is. Dark colors tend to be patchy, flaky, and lack pigment, and this shade is none of those. There are a mix of shimmery (almost metallic) shades in here along with a glitter shade, and matte shades. Shimmery – Lights On (opal), Candlelight (light gold) , and Twilight (plum) Glitter- In The Dark (deep brown/black with micro purple glitter) Matte- Dimmer (medium brown) and Violet Hour (light lavender mauve). You can very easily do a daytime eye or a smoky eye with this palette- which I love. This is the perfect travel palette because of this and because it has your face and eye covered.
Overall this palette is one of the best buys for Holiday 2016. I put this at the top of my list for being the best holiday palette so far in regards to shades and quality. The quality is there and as you can see in the picture, the products are made in the USA. Get it while you can beauties! #rundontwalk
Let’s see what Sephora.com has to say!
What it is:
An exclusive palette for the face and eyes with a blush, bronzer, a limited-edition luminizer, and six sumptuous eye shadows.
What it does:
Bring the dazzle to your next night out with this exquisite face palette. Create captivating eye looks with the six luxurious eye shadows that deliver sumptuous payoff. Contour and create a glowing look with O!Mega Bronzer, a plush blush in peachy rose, and a limited-edition luminizer in a cool, gold shimmer—all wrapped up in a Marc Jacobs’ metallic gold, vegan patent leather case. Zipped with a swinging tassel, this pouch is so luxe it could double as an evening bag.
This palette contains:
– 0.02 oz/ 0.56 g O!Mega Bronzer in Tantric
– 0.02 oz/ 0.56 g Blush in Exhibitionist (peachy rose)
– 0.02 oz/ 0.56 g Luminizer in Make a Sheen (cool gold shimmer)
– 6 x 0.04 oz/ 1.13 g Eye shadow in Lights On (beige shimmer), Candlelight (golden shimmer), Dimmer (matte light tan), Violet Hour (matte lavender), Twilight (deep plum shimmer), In the Dark (deep brown shimmer)
– Vegan patent leather case