Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Leaving Paris Behind


Continuing with my blue series, I present to you, Marc Jacobs' Style Eye-Con No.7 in The Parisienne.

Have you ever had a palette in your collection that you didn't recall why it was only used once, and upon using it again, you knew why? That's Marc Jacobs' The Parisienne Style Eye-Con No.7 Palette for me.


When Marc Jacobs Beauty first launched, I wasn't rushing to the virtual checkout. However, I was enticed by the limited edition moniker on some of the products, and I thought it would be a good time to give the brand a go.

The blush and lip products are great, and the nail vernises are fantastic, but the eyeshadow palette?... not so much, and I'd almost say it was a disappointment.

The eyeshadows are pigmented and swatch beautifully, but some of the shadow are drier in texture, and those shadows apply and blend like a patchy mess; thus, causing me to not reach for the palette. I'm trying to give all the palettes in my collection more "one-on-one" time, therefore, I used The Parisienne for my Valentine's Day look as well as the rest of last week. Here are two of the looks I wore more than twice.

Swatches of all the products used:

The Parisienne Style Eye-Con No.7.

The Parisienne Style Eye-Con No.7 (cont.), 218 Tantalizing Shameless Bold Blush, 146 Cabaret Lovemarc Lip Gel, 316 Shooting Star Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl .


My Valentine's look.

Look Breakdown:
Face:
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Medium 2 (Santa Fe).
Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in 218 Tantalizing.
Les Merveilleuses Laduree Shimmering Pressed Powder in 103 (dusted all over the face).
Eyes:
B & C Browlash EX Water Strong W Eyebrow in Grey Brown.
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30.
MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre (eyeshadow base).
Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 in The Parisienne:
The burgundy shadow (patted onto the inner half of the lid, and used to blend the grayish-blue shadow along the lower lashline).
The grayish-blue shadow (patted on the outer half of the lashline and along the lower lashline).
The grayish-beige shadow (in the inner corner and brow bone).
Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer 42.
Dolce & Gabbana Passion Eyes Mascara in Blu Indaco 3.
Lips:
Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in 146 Cabaret.




Look Breakdown:
Face:
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Medium 2 (Santa Fe).
Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in 218 Tantalizing.
Les Merveilleuses Laduree Shimmering Pressed Powder in 103 (dusted all over the face).
Eyes:
B & C Browlash EX Water Strong W Eyebrow in Grey Brown.
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30.
MAC Paint Pot in Utterly Becoming (eyeshadow base).
Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 in The Parisienne:
The blue shadow (patted onto the inner half of the lid, and used to blend the grayish-blue shadow along the lower lashline).
The murky-olive shadow (patted on the outer half of the lashline and along the lower lashline).
The vanilla-white shadow (patted on to the center of the lid, in the inner corner, brow bone and along the waterline).
Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer 42.


Dolce & Gabbana Passion Eyes Mascara in Blu Indaco 3.
Lips:
Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl in 316 Shooting Star.


There are three other palettes I want to buy, but they'll have to wait until my next trip to the states (so I can swatch them in person, or the next promotional savings).

What Marc Jacobs Beauty products have you tried, loved or were disappointed with?

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