I was extremely lucky to get this stunning Marc Jacobs Lolita Style Eye-Con No 7 Palette for Christmas from my very lovely friend Stacey (Expat Makeup Addict – you must check out her beautiful blog, it’s one of my absolute favourites although prepare yourself to be enabled), and I was seriously over the moon as it’s something I’ve admired from afar ever since Marc Jacobs launched their beauty range.
Stacey really couldn’t have chosen a more incredible present, as I’m a neutral palette fiend and it was love at first sight. The Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palettes are available to purchase from Sephora and are $59/£39, and contain seven eyeshadows, and there are eight palettes available in the permanent range of Eye-Con Palettes.
The Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palettes come complete with a nylon pouch which has a popper closure, and there’s also a sponge applicator included within the pouch.
The packaging of the palette itself is just stunning, with the shadows encased within a long, narrow, glossy plastic compact with a silver button which you press to open, and there’s a mirror within the lid.
Each of the shadows are laid out in decent sized, circular pans and it feels quite weighty for such a slender and compact palette. The Lolita contains a mixture of matte, glitter and shimmer shades and are neutral shades that compliment eachother beautifully, and you really can create endless looks from just these shades as it has every base covered.
The first shade is a matte off-white cream, then a matte nude, a matte dark coffee brown, a metallic warm pink with iridescent glitter, a iridescent champagne pink sheen, a light peach sheen and finally a rosy copper sheen.
All of the seven shades within the Marc Jacobs Lolita Style Eye-Con No 7 Palette are beautiful with incredible pigmentation; especially the matte shades, as they’re so buttery and smooth.
The fourth shade within the palette which is the glittery pink is slightly gritty in texture due to the glitter so it does create quite a lot of fallout unless it’s applied with a damp brush and patted onto the lid rather than being blended, but it really is worth the extra effort as it’s so gorgeous, and perfect for a night out.
My favourite shade within the palette has to be the fifth shade as it looks like an average champagne shade, but it has an amazing pink iridescence to it which is so unlike any other shadow I own.
There’s no doubt that the Marc Jacobs Lolita Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette is a splurge item, but it’s one I get so much use out of as the shades are so versatile, and I love neutral shadows. The texture and finish of the shadows in this palette really are amazing, and I think at just £5.50 a shadow, it really is worth the investment if you love beautiful eyeshadows.