Maybe I was coming at this from the wrong angle, because I am pretty much over the nude palette thing, but I am genuinely surprised at how lovely the Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 is and how different from many of the neutral-genre palettes it is.
On surface level, agreed, it looks the like the same colourway we’ve seen many times before, but in fact, it’s rather a clever colour combination of shimmers and mattes, and in particular, colour number 5 in the line. It’s an iridescent, creamy pink-with-peach that glints with light and elevates a nude eye look to something else entirely. Colour 4 is a golden shimmer, 6 and 7 are buttery soft sheens. The first three shades are matte with shade 2 being a kind of latte shade that I have in a creme version from MAC and wear quite a lot.
You can see from the swatch in the light (bottom) that the sheens really do give some exciting sheen. The packaging is very sleek – it looks and feels premium (and so it should at £45) which is, of course, the market that it’s aimed at. The only shade I’m not wowed by is the first one which is just a bit non-eventful but I get it that it will be useful. The sun is bleaching out the colours a little, but I’m impressed at how soft and creamy feeling the sheens are. The Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 The Lolita just feels like a more grown up nude – not so many variations on the same theme that it’s boring and enough of a difference to the usual neutral line ups to earn a its place. I feel very sure you would feel that you have luxury in your hands, if that’s what you want. It’s HERE.
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