Sneak Peek: Marc Jacobs The Free Spirit (224) Holiday 2015 Palette Photos & Swatches

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette ($99.00 for 0.564 oz.) includes twenty eyeshadows with two being repeats (though not sure exactly from what palette) and eighteen being brand new. The palette is new and limited edition for the holidays. It is the largest palette I’ve seen from the brand (even larger than the contour palette!) but seemed not quite as flimsy as the contour palette. The brand actually mentions that they’re coordinated by row, but they seem better coordinated by column to me–to my eye, the palette didn’t make total sense in its color scheme until I looked at the color combinations vertically. Full review to come!

For those keeping track of value:

  • Style Eye-Con No. 20 | $99.00 for 0.564 oz. or $175.53 oz.
    • Value: Using the 7-pan palettes, this contains $138.65 worth of eyeshadow; using the trios, this contains $169.20 worth of eyeshadow
  • Style Eye-Con No. 07 | $59.00 for 0.24 oz. or $245.83/oz.
  • Style Eye-Con No. 03 | $42.00 for 0.14 oz. or $300.00/oz.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2015

Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette

AVAILABILITY | Now at Sephora

Style Eye-Con No. 20 ($99.00) (Limited Edition)

Explore this limited-edition eye shadow palette and become the ultimate “style eye-con”. It features 20 shimmery metallics, buttery mattes, and lustrous sheens, including 18 new shades, all expertly curated into five rows. The advanced pigments allow for true, instant color payoff and long-lasting, plush comfort, and the oversized, shiny black palette comes with an infinity mirror for detailed application, even on the go.

  • No. 1 Matte baby pink
  • No. 2 Matte warm nude
  • No. 3 Matte bisque
  • No. 4 Matte meringue
  • No. 5 Matte tawny apricot
  • No. 6 Icy lavender shimmer
  • No. 7 Pale gold shimmer
  • No. 8 Moss green shimmer
  • No. 9 Oyster gray shimmer
  • No. 10 Burnished gold shimmer
  • No. 11 Matte violet-gray
  • No. 12 Violet truffle shimmer
  • No. 13 Copper rose shimmer
  • No. 14 Matte slate-blue
  • No. 15 Ultraviolet glitter
  • No. 16 Matte maroon-violet
  • No. 17 Black with iridescent glitter
  • No. 18 Cabernet glitter
  • No. 19 Midnight navy iridescent glitter
  • No. 20 Matte mahogany

AVAILABILITY | Now at Sephora

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Sets for Holiday 2015

Marc Jacobs Beauty Sets for Holiday 2015
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sets for Holiday 2015

AVAILABILITY | Lip set at Marc Jacobs Beauty, Eyeliner set at Sephora

The Sofia Petites Le Marc Collection ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

A giftable collection of five deluxe-sized Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crèmes tucked into a Marc Jacobs patent leather pouch.

  • Blow (210) Burgundy
  • Dashing (206) Red with cool undertone
  • So Sofia (236) Bright coral red
  • Infamous (228) Muted warm pink
  • Boy Gorgeous (222) Dark magenta red

The Sky Liner — Petite Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Collection ($48.00) (Limited Edition)

Glide on bold eye looks with this collection of seven Highliner Gel Eye Crayons that includes an award-winning eyeliner. Like a gel pot eyeliner in a crayon, Highliner delivers intense, waterproof color payoff. The super-malleable formula goes on smoothly for precise application and sets in place for all-day wear. The Sky-Liner features five bestselling Highliner shades and two new limited-edition shades—Boys & Berry and Express-oh!—all wrapped up in a sleek, shiny Marc Jacobs pouch. 0.01 oz. each.

  • Blacquer Black
  • Express-oh! Espresso shimmer
  • In the Buff Champagne shimmer
  • Boys & Berry Boysenberry shimmer
  • (Wave)length Midnight blue
  • Ody(sea) Teal green
  • (Stone)fox Metal gray

AVAILABILITY | Lip set at Marc Jacobs Beauty, Eyeliner set at Sephora

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Round-up: Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Overview & Thoughts

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) falls short in two areas: not the 10-hour wear time claimed (more like four to six hours) nor “ultra-hydrating” as marketed. I’m always curious about the process a brand goes through before attaching such a specific claim and how they arrived at such a claim. If a lipstick lasted ten hours and was intensely hydrating, it would surely be a top notch formula, as that’s really the holy grail: long-wearing lip color that’s not just comfortable but moisturizing and improves the health of your lips as you wear it. You typically get really long-wear paired with a more drying/non-hydrating formula or a superbly hydrating formula with more middling wear. For the most part, the shades I tried were nicely pigmented, creamy enough to glide on easily, and were mostly non-drying (a few were drying over time). The formula has a sweet, floral scent but no discernible taste.

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Marc Jacobs Have We Met & Eat Cake Sheer Lip Gels

Marc Jacobs Beauty Have We Met? (108) Sheer Lip Gel ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “shimmering warm pink.” It’s a medium, rosy pink with warm, yellow undertones and gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff that delivered fairly even coverage. The more emollient consistency made it easy to apply and felt comfortable once on, though the wear was only three hours. The formula felt lightly hydrating to me, but some of the shimmer and color pulled into lip lines over time. MAC I’m In (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. MAC Bare Hug (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. Too Faced Metallic Tu-tu (P, $21.00) is darker. Bobbi Brown Ballerina Shimmer (12) (P, $26.00) is more shimmery. MAC Lip Blossom (P, $16.00) is brighter. Chanel Liaison (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy. MAC Giddy (P, $16.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Las Salinas (P, $45.00) is lighter, glossier. Chanel Vera (420) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Have We Met? (108) Sheer Lip Gel
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sheer Lip Gel Have We Met? (108)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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Marc Jacobs So Sofia & Je t’aime Le Marc Lip Cremes

Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “electric watermelon.” It’s a bright, medium coral-pink with a satin finish. It had rich, fully opaque pigmentation that glided on without tugging for smooth, even coverage. The texture was creamy enough to feel comfortable during application, but it didn’t slide around. The color wore well for six hours but was a little drying. Marc Jacobs Beauty Core Cora (234) (P, $30.00) is cooler. Chanel La Malicieuse (46) (P, $34.00) is cooler. Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Sucre (P, $24.00) is lighter, more muted. MAC La Vie En Rouge (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Bobbi Brown Watermelon (P, $26.00) is cooler. NARS Kelly (P, $32.00) is warmer, glossier. Marc Jacobs Beauty Je t’aime (238) (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted. Colour Pop Frenemie (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Burmese Kiss (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. NARS Grace (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) Le Marc Lip Creme
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème So Sofia (236)
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
6
Application
5
Total
84%
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