Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Edgitorial - review and swatches


I've been denting this eyeshadow palette for almost two weeks now so it's high time I reviewed it before I remove it from Project Dent circulation.

It's the first one of these Marc Jacobs palettes that I bought and the one that inspired me to buy two more, before using those two encouraged me to buy another two. Oops!

Guess you already know that I like the formula. Indeed, I've given this range an HG tag, and after having used four out of the six permanent versions and one limited edition palette, I reckon I can say with confidence that these palettes work for me.

The product came with a Marc Jacobs primer sample, and one of my second palettes also did but the ones after that didn't, so they must have stopped including one after that first wave of palettes was released.

Having used two samples, I can tell you that I definitely like it but it's more expensive than what I would normally pay for an eye primer (RRP $37 AUD for 11g), although I could wait for the next 20% off sale so I may yet buy one down the track.

The palettes come in this fancy-looking packaging that I really like. It's long and skinny and sleek, and it just feels nice to hold.

Indeed, I get heaps of pleasure from just looking at these lined up on my makeup shelves - let alone how much pleasure I get from actually using them!

Marc Jacobs claims/product details:

  • A long-wearing eyeshadow palette that features seven shades - including four fashion finishes: velvet, satin, silk and lamé - to layer and dress your eyes
  • Empower your inner eye stylist with these ultra-luxe eyeshadow palettes 
  • Beyond his fashion design, Marc Jacobs is also known as 'the ultimate stylist' for making last-minute adjustments to perfect every look right before it walks down the runway
  • Each curated palette includes a covetable mix of chic neutral, wearable shades, and provocative pops in a new super-plush shadow formulation to cover lids in lasting, velvety-rich pigment
  • Available in six different colourways; choose the wardrobe that speaks to you, then layer it on to make the ultimate impression
  • RRP $66 AUD for 7 x 0.08g

Each palette comes with shade names that make a little poem (see above). It's a nice touch and I haven't seen that done before - a fun idea.

Do note that while I'll be reviewing the palettes separately because I haven't used some of them enough to review them yet, I suspect that many of my comments for each palette will be similar - it's just that my comments on the shadows themselves will be different.

On that, if you're interested in seeing my review of Provocouture, it's here

There it is above. 

This is the palette I was drawn to first because I love the colours and I don't have anything like it, although it's not the one I reach for the most because some of the others (eg Provocouture) give me a more subdued, more everyday appropriate look. Edgitorial is still definitely wearable for everyday looks though.

There's the palette in direct sunlight:

And indirect sunlight:

Left side of the palette, direct sunlight:

Right side of the palette, direct sunlight (noting that the gold is repeated):

Swatches, indirect sunlight:

Take a Memo is a matte cream with a soft, smooth and silky texture. It applies and blends well, but it's not super pigmented and it's not the best highlight shade I've come across in these palettes. I would normally use a shade like this not only as a base, but also to brighten the dark areas beside my inner corners, on the outsides of my nose. I can't do that with this because it doesn't have enough punch. Still, it's a usable shadow.

Next Season is a pale, bright yellow-gold with a strong, almost metallic finish. It's soft, creamy and pigmented, and it applies and blends well. Despite the metallic finish, it doesn't emphasise texture too badly. While I do like this colour in theory, in practice it's almost fluorescent and it looks very unnatural if I wear it strongly, so I tend not to use it as much as the other shadows in this palette because it clangs a little with the rest of them and looks out of place.

We'll See is a matte milk chocolate brown. It has a slightly drier texture than the other shadows but it's still very smooth and it applies and blends well. This shadow has been something of a saviour over the last fortnight because I've used it for a one-shadow look when I've wanted a very neutral eye (as I so often do). It's one of those shadows that almost looks a different colour when you apply more or less of it, so I've been able to use it as a lid shade, to deepen the outer v, and as a crease and transition shade in one look. It's a super handy shade and it's my most-used shadow in this palette.

There we are again, direct sunlight:

Pleather Python is a bright, rich sparling gold with yellow-orange undertones and a metallic finish. It's my favourite shade to look at in this palette (it's so eye-catching), but it's not one I wear often because it's such a strong shade. Still, I love just a touch of it to highlight the centre of my lid. Note, though, that it does emphasise texture (most metallics do on me) so I wouldn't wear it all over the lid because I don't like shadows that make me look older. Still, it's a gorgeous shadow that's very soft, creamy and pigmented, and it applies and blends well. Note there's some kick-back with this shadow, so go in carefully with your brush.

Making a Scene is a subdued olive green that's shimmery, although it's more satin when applied. It's soft and creamy, and it applies and blends well. I absolutely love this shade and it's normally the one I use as my lid colour when I reach for this palette. It's very flattering on brown eyes and there's a touch of warmth to it, which I think prevents it from looking too flat on the eyes.

Enviously is a deep green matte that's quite muted so it's everyday appropriate and doesn't look too green on the eye (although it's definitely green). It's a super flattering shade for brown eyes and I often use this on the lid or through the crease and to deepen the outer v. It applies and blends well, and it's one of my favourite shades in this palette.

Everywhere is a dark, blackened green that's more of a matte when applied but it has flecks of micro glitter running through it. I don't often use dark shades like this one, but at least it applies and blends well (I often have trouble blending darker shades, but I don't with this). It looks nice on the lid if you're going for a dramatic look, and I also occasionally use it to deepen the outer v - although it's still my least-used shade in this palette. Still, it's a good shadow.

In sum

I love this palette and I've really enjoyed denting it for the last fortnight. Like the other Marc Jacobs septets I own, it's surprisingly wearable and I can absolutely use it for daytime, although I still find Provocouture to be slightly more everyday appropriate so I tend to use that more often.

Mind you, this is the palette I reach for when it comes to night looks, so it gets a work-out and I'm glad I have it in my collection.

Overall I definitely recommend this palette, and while these aren't cheap eyeshadows, they're excellent and I always think that the amount you pay should at least in part boil down to how much you're going to use and love something. I use and love this a lot.


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