Thursday, November 24, 2016

Marc Jacobs Holiday 2016 Object Of Desire Face and Eye Palette: Review and Swatches

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Marc Jacobs Holiday 2016 Object Of Desire Face and Eye Palette: Review and Swatches
Marc Jacobs is dazzling us once again with the Object of Desire Face and Eye Palette ($86 CAD) for this holiday season. Housed in a shiny faux leather palette that doubles as an evening clutch, this is a full-face palette with two sets of coordinated shadow trios, a blush, a bronzer, and a highlighter. To see some swatches and read my review, click.......
Marc Jacobs Holiday 2016 Object Of Desire Face and Eye Palette: Review and Swatches
Marc Jacobs Object of Desire Face and Eye Palette
Packaging:
Packaged in a shiny gold faux patent leather clutch with a luxurious black tassel attached, the Object of Desire palette includes a bronzer weighing at 3.4 grams, two cheek products weighing at 2.3 grams each, and six eyeshadows weighing at 1.3 grams each. The clutch has a small mirror on in the inside and if you use a knife or ruler, you can wedge out the plastic insert holding the powders. This way, you can use the clutch for other purposes.
Marc Jacobs Holiday 2016 Object Of Desire Face and Eye Palette: Review and Swatches
Marc Jacobs Object of Desire Face and Eye Palette
I appreciate the creativity of the clutch but the design is not at all practical. For starters, I can't even keep the clutch lid open without holding it down with my hand. Imagine having to deal with this while applying your makeup in a hurry. Additionally, the clutch surface is literally a fingerprint magnet-after just one use, things got pretty icky. The material isn't very well-made either. I've only used the powders once and the outside is already scratched up and worn out. Although you can take the entire plastic insert out from the palette, the insert itself is still very bulky so storage would be tricky. You can of course depot the whole thing but that's just way too time-consuming.
Marc Jacobs Holiday 2016 Object Of Desire Face and Eye Palette: Review and Swatches
Marc Jacobs Object of Desire Face and Eye Palette
Formulation:
Well, despite having a very impractical packaging, the contents of this palette is actually quite amazing. Every single shade included is super pigmented and silky. At first, I wasn't too drawn to the color selection but after actually playing with the colors on my face, I was very impressed. Overall I am a bit conflicted about this palette. On one hand, the packaging is utterly deplorable but on the other, all the shades are stunning and easy-to-wear. So all in all, if you can tolerate the packaging (or even actually like it), then definitely check it out as the shadows and cheek powders inside are all very gorgeous and appopriate for daily wear. Read on below for a breakdown of all the shades.
Marc Jacobs Holiday 2016 Object Of Desire Face and Eye Palette: Review and Swatches
Marc Jacobs Object of Desire Face and Eye Palette
Tantric: This is a soft warm bronzer. The formulation is matte and very easy to blend.
Exhibitionist: A pretty neutral rose blush, Exhibitionist is super pigmented so a little goes a long way. The formulation is slightly dusty but it's very easy to blend.
Make A Sheen: A sparkly champagne shimmer, Make A Sheen isn't chunky but it does have some noticeable sparkles. I personally prefer a more glowy sheen but Make A Sheen is very blendable for a more subtle shimmer.
Marc Jacobs Holiday 2016 Object Of Desire Face and Eye Palette: Review and Swatches
Marc Jacobs Object of Desire Face and Eye Palette
Lights On: Beautiful pale champagne shimmer that's super pigmented and creamy.
Candle Light: Lovely creamy gold with a superb formulation. The shadow is pigmented and buttery!
Dimmer: This is a matte soft brown that's impressively pigmented and smooth.
Marc Jacobs Holiday 2016 Object Of Desire Face and Eye Palette: Review and Swatches
Marc Jacobs Object of Desire Face and Eye Palette
Violet Hour: A matte mauve-gray, Violet House is nicely pigmented and buildable.
Twilight: Smoky satin plum, Twilight is decently pigmented and silky.
In The Dark: This is a deep chocolate brown satin sprinkled with a dash of fine copper sparkles. The formulation is very good; it's pigmented and although it's not as buttery smooth as the other shades, it's still very soft and silky.

Here is a simple everyday look I created using the gold/brown shadow trio, the blush, and the highlighter:
Availability:
Marc Jacobs is available online and in stores at Sephora.
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