Thursday, January 30, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lolita Eye Palette


Marc Jacobs Lolita Eye Palette

All through the holidays and for a large part of January, I’ve been wearing Marc Jacobs Beauty’s “Lolita” Eye Palette. I have loads of neutral shadows but this one packs that “little something extra.” For $59 (available at Sephora) you get seven highly pigmented shadows including three mattes, one very glittery shade and three shimmers. It’s a well rounded palette and the quality of each shade is good to excellent. See below for swatches and looks.

Marc Jacobs Lolita Eye Palette 2

Marc Jacobs Lolita Eye Palette 3

Marc Jacobs Lolita Eye Palette 4
Shades #1 and #2

Marc Jacobs Lolita Eye Palette swatch 1
Swatches shades #1 and #2

Marc Jacobs Lolita Eye Palette 5
Shades #3 and #4

Marc Jacobs Lolita Eye Palette swatch 2
Swatches Shades #3 and #4

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Shades #5,  #6 and #7

Marc Jacobs Lolita Eye Palette swatch 3
Swatches of shades #5, #6 and #7

Shades 1, 2 and 3 are lovely, pigmented cream, nude brown and coffee brown matte shades that are the foundation of many of the looks I have created with this palette. Shade #4 is an extremely glittery pinkish shade that exhibits major fall out (see the loose glitter all over the palette? yeah…now you know where it came from!) unless it is applied on a brush misted with one of those “setting sprays” that are so popular (Urban Decay makes several good ones as does Kat Von D, Mac, Skindinavia, NYX and others). I like this one for either a “fun” daytime look or added to the middle lid of a darker eye look for evening. This definitely should not go above the crease! Shade #5 is a light peachy pink shimmer which I like for the inner half of the eye or the tear duct area (to brighten things up). Shades #6 and #7 are a light peachy shimmer and a light bronzy shimmer. I like these as lid colors with mattes in the crease. See below for three different looks from this palette.

Marc Jacobs Lolita Eye Palette Look 1

This first look is one I’ve worn a lot! It consists of the nude brown from the lash line and into the crease with the dark matte brown in the outer crease and slightly above the crease. Then I took the nude brown and blended above the crease and finished up with the cream under the eyebrow.

Marc Jacobs Lolita Eye Palette Look 2

This second look was the result of playing around one day with my Hourglass powder (I temporarily lost my favorite NARS setting powder). I used the light peachy shimmer shade on the lid and the nude brown in the crease. On the tear duct area, I used the shimmery light peach (shade #5) and then the cream under the brow.

Marc Jacobs Lolita Eye Palette Look 3

The third look is a glitter bomb but I actually loved it! First, I wet my brush with my Urban Decay “All Nighter” Setting Spray , dipped the brush into shade #4 (the light pink glitter) and then patted the shadow all over my lid. Then I took the nude brown to the crease and blended up towards the eyebrow. Cream shadow went right under the arch of my brow. Finally, I reapplied some more of the glitter shadow (with a wet brush) just to the middle of the lid. Pretty!!!

There are so many more combinations that one could wear with The Lolita palette. If you’re looking for a special eyeshadow splurge, I can heartily recommend this one as it does have a little bit of everything!

Have you tried The Lolita? Would love to hear what you think of it!!

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