Marc Jacobs · About Last Night Style Eye-Con No. 20

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Marc Jacobs, a brand that I’ve been delving into more & more lately, has recently launched the About Last Night Style Eye-Con Palette, a limited edition collection of 20 eyeshadows in an oversized slim(ish) gold compact. Created by celebrity makeup artist Diane Kendal, the shades are arranged in five [vertical] rows to help you create a variety of looks, such as the ones curated by Diane herself as seen in the chart below. Of course, that’s just a starting point; feel free to dive in to mix & match at will, as I do.

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Marc Jacobs · About Last Night Style Eye-Con No. 20

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Five Looks created by Diane Kendal for MARC JACOBS

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240 About Last Night Style Eye-Con No. 20, limited edition (CAN $124.00) | Seemingly already dressed for the holidays, the exterior plastic casing is in a festive pale gold hue, opening up to reveal a full-sized mirror on the inner lid. The shades come in a variety of textures and finishes, from velvety mattes to shimmering metallics and all display several common characteristics: a smooth pigmentation, easy blendability, and rich colour payoff. One word of caution, however; the shimmery/metallic shades lean a little on the delicate side so don’t bear down on them too hard with your brush, or you’ll wind up carving into the product.

For convenience, I’ve broken the shades down in detail below, going by vertical row.

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Row 1: (left to right)

  • eggplant, matte
  • light bronze, metallic shimmer
  • oxidized gold, metallic foil
  • bone, matte

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Row 2: (left to right)

  • blackened brown, matte
  • rich chestnut, satin with ultrafine gold reflects
  • champagne pink, metallic shimmer
  • persimmon, satin

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Row 3: (left to right)

  • coal, matte
  • gunmetal, pearlized shimmer
  • white with iridescent reflects
  • parchment, matte

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Row 4: (left to right)

  • ebony, satin with ultrafine prismatic & silver reflects
  • café au lait, matte
  • soft taupe, metallic shimmer
  • icy pink, matte

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Row 5 : (left to right)

  • brick, matte
  • mauve, pearlized shimmer
  • dusty rose, satin with ultrafine silver reflects
  • oyster, pearlized satin

 

Considering that this is my first foray with Marc Jacobs eyeshadows and were I to judge based on this palette alone, then I’d have to ask why it’s taken me so long to get on board with this brand. Seriously. People are divided when it comes to their feelings on palettes; some love them because you get a selection of shades conveniently packed under one roof, so to speak, while others prefer their beauty products to ride solo. Myself? As long as the product delivers and comes in a shade range that I’m sure to use — and the About Last Night Palette definitely scores quite high on both counts — then I plan on letting my creativity fly, regardless of packaging style.

For the record, I think this palette would make an absolutely STELLAR gift for the holidays – just make sure you get in on the deal while it’s still around.

Available at Sephora

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Press sample/As always, all opinions are my own

2 Responses to Marc Jacobs · About Last Night Style Eye-Con No. 20

  1. stashy says:

    This would make a fantastic present – wow!

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