Of all makeup products, I have the most complicated relationship with eyeshadows. Lipsticks? Love them. Highlighter? Don't need it. Lip liners? Pass. But as for eyeshadows, it has been a love-hate roller coaster ride. You see, from a very young age, I was told not to mess with my eyes. I'm not kidding when I say that I've been told using eyeshadow would eventually blind me. So, I didn't really develop a fondness for it until my late teen years. All those YouTube tutorials made me want to experiment with eyeshadow looks.
I do have fun for a while, but eventually, I become frustrated with not being able to achieve the same artistic perfection those gurus did so effortlessly. So I stop. And then, I stumble upon another awesome look so I will try once again. It's a cycle. For this reason, I've always been hesitant to buy full range palettes. It's just hard for me to commit. But when I saw the Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palettes with its versatile shades and textures, I thought that this could be my go-to. Could this palette be the one? Keep reading!
Packaging and appearance
To recap, Marc Jacobs Beauty has five mainstay palettes: Scandalust, Provocouture, Glambition, Frivoluxe and Edgitorial. But what I'm reviewing now is the 2018 limited edition palette called Leopard Frost. Unlike the usual palettes that come with a plain black case, this one features a classy leopard print. Aside from its sleek appearance, the packaging is also very sturdy and travel-friendly. I've dropped this a couple of times and it's still good as new; not one eyeshadow cracked.
Texture and swatches
Overall, I would say that the Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette is a really good palette and lives up to the hype. If it weren't for the steep price tag (it's around USD50-60 depending on the conversion rate), I would have bought all the variants. However, I wouldn't recommend this to people who aren't really into experimenting with dramatic makeup looks since the shades are very pigmented and deep. Otherwise, with its versatile colour selections, good staying power, awesome packaging, it's a good palette to invest in.
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