Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Face & Eye Palette ($69.00 for oz.) includes three cheek colors and six eyeshadows. They are in a gold, zippered case with a large, black tassel. As far as traveling goes, the upside is that it is rather cushioned and shouldn’t break easily, but it is thicker than most palettes. Some of the shades were decent, others were below average; it’s not a palette that seems worthy of splurging on for the holidays as a result. Those with several neutral palettes may find that this palette is rather repetitive. I did like that the cheek colors coordinated with the eye products, at least.

Tantric is a medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, and on the thinner side, but it wasn’t dusty or hard to blend out on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Perk Up (LE, $7.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Bora Bora (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Soft Terra (001) (LE, $49.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Warm Sunrise (004) (P, $48.00) is darker (95% similar). Physicians Formula Sunkissed Bronzer (P, $14.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Too Faced Sunny Honey (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Solo (-, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Bronzer (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Anguilla (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Capri Coast (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Impossible to Move (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Dior Soft Sunlight (002) (P, $48.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Saffron Sun (LE, $65.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Baby Girl (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Medium (02) (P, $14.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exhibitionist is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was incredibly soft and silky, but as a result, it was also more powdery and prone to sheering out on the skin. It was more buildable than I anticipated, so I think it applied well and unless you wanted intense coverage in one pass, I don’t think most would notice the sheerness in practice. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Tarte Deco (LE, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Breathtaking (LE, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Decked Out (LE, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Exhilarating (LE, $29.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Kash (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). Dior Miss (047) (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Sugarcoated (LE, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek XOXO (P, $10.00) is more muted (95% similar). Jouer Kiss Me (PiP, ) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tweed Evanescent (130) (LE, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rose (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Happy-Go-Rosy (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Why, Hello (P, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pinch O' Peach (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Pink Wink (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva CR020 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make a Sheen is a light gold with warm undertones and a chunky, frosted shimmer. The texture was drier and looser with a real noticeable grit from the shimmer/sparkle in it. The color applied decently to the skin, but it was hard to even out and looked patchy up-close. It lasted for seven hours on me. Tarte Champagne (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Gypsum (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Hi-Fi (-, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Bombshell (P, $7.50) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Earth (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Makatea (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold (LE, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Light-Medium (02) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Ozone (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Precious Rocks (001) (LE, $59.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Kaja Toy Alien (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Thimble (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Disco Nights (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Luna (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Fire Crystal (PiP, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). rms beauty Grande Dame (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Strobe Gold (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lights On is a light, yellow gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a really soft, silky texture that felt finely-milled and was just a touch powdery. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours on me. Wet 'n' Wild Hooked on Vinyl #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Champs-Elysees (P, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #1 (DC, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Hot Pants (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Mellow Yellow (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #38 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Unlocked (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Pool Boy (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Tzarine I (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Why Not (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (DC, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Mythicool Creatures #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty She Was (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candlelight is a medium copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. The consistency felt soft and smooth, but it was looser and thin, which made it dustier to work with and prone to sheering out on the lid. The color wore for just over seven hours on me. Fenty Beauty Sunfrost (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #2 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Beaux-Arts (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #2 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Shook Up (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Gates of Eden (PiP, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Seduction (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Rubenesque (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Tiger Eye (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D712 Crème Brûlée (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Collective Chic #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Old Church Street (Left) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC PatrickStarrr (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Maiden (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Cosmic (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Orgasm Fever (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dimmer is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-opaque with a smooth, silky texture but ran thin and was better over a primer. It wore well for seven hours. Too Faced Mousse (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Fawn (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Warm Honey (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (DC, ) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Tiki Hut (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Undeniable (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Puree (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Nude #4 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Titania (108CM) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Terracotta (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Frappe (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Kid (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Dulce de Leche (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Violet Hour is a muted, medium lavender with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the dustier texture made it darken on the skin, which made it harder to blend out as it would stick strongly to some areas but less to others. This shade wore well for seven hours on me. NARS Charade II (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Overcast (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Romance (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Dusty Mauve (LE, $19.00) is brighter (85% similar). Lancome Rich History (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Freakshow (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). IT Cosmetics Enchanting (P, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Twilight is a muted, dark plum with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had a firmer consistency in the pan, which led to difficulty blending and diffusing the color on the lid as it would look patchy. It had decent, buildable coverage, and the color itself started to fade after seven hours of wear. MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Stereo (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Phoebe (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Orchid #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Raspberry (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Slow as You Glow (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #27 (DC, $33.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Remix (LE, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Clarins Rosewood #4 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00)(90% similar). Kat Von D Love Letter (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #5 (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Eggplant (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #4 (DC, ) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Tuile (LE, $4.50) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

In the Dark is a dark black with warm, brown undertones and flecks of copper and bronze sparkle. It had good color payoff with a soft, finely-milled texture that was a little powdery but dense enough that it didn’t sheer out immediately on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me, but the sparkles did not bind with the base color, so there was some fall out over time (a lot of it didn’t even make it to the lid to begin with). MAC Beyond Gorgeous (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 17 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty As Well (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #4 (DC, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Cursed (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Night Whisper (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Night Dream (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Gilded Night #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Black Diamond (PiP, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Night Clubbing (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

See more photos & swatches!

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Object of Desire Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric O!Mega Bronzer

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric O!Mega Bronzer

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric O!Mega Bronzer

Marc Jacobs Beauty Exhibitionist Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Exhibitionist Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Exhibitionist Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Make a Sheen Luminizer

Marc Jacobs Beauty Make a Sheen Luminizer

Marc Jacobs Beauty Make a Sheen Luminizer

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lights On Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lights On Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty Candlelight Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty Candlelight Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dimmer Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dimmer Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty Violet Hour Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty Violet Hour Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty Twilight Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty Twilight Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty In the Dark Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty In the Dark Plush Shadow

Where to Buy

Current Sales & Deals

  • Bergdorf GoodmanShop the Be Beautiful Event and get a gift with purchase when you spend $275 or more, ends 2/12. Shop the Be Beautiful Event and get a gift with purchase when you spend $275 or more, ends 2/12.
  • Neiman MarcusFree shipping + free returns every day, ends 12/31. 15% off your first order when you sign up to receive Neiman Marcus emails, exclusions apply, ends 8/30.
  • SephoraChoose a stress relief trial size with any $25 merchandise purchase. Use code STRESS. Online only, exclusions apply, ends 2/06.
When you purchase through our links above, you help support Temptalia. Thank You!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Makeup Geek Lucky Penny Eyeshadow
  • Makeup Geek Pocket Change Eyeshadow
  • Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow
  • Makeup Geek Sidekick Eyeshadow
  • Makeup Geek Bake Sale Eyeshadow
  • Sephora Black Lace Contour Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Chanel Rouge Angelique (174) Rouge Allure Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

Compare Any Two Swatches

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

32 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

I like the last two shadows look in the pan, but not how they’re swatched and how they wore. At least there’s quite a few dupes.

I love MJ Beauty but I passed on this one. I have all the No. 7 palettes which are fantastic, and I had all the No. 3 palettes. However, I got rid of all of the No. 3 palettes because the quality in them was not consistent. I’m wondering if this holiday offering is made up of No. 3 shadows (or the same formula) since that is what I had experienced with them.

I’ve always found MJ products to be a little overhyped and overpriced for what they are. I’m surprised at the price of this palette – it’s a lot more than some of the best and most popular palettesd out there!

When I spotted this in-store last week, I was SO tempted to pick it up to use as an all-in-one type of palette. Boy, am I glad I waited for your review! Which was the *only* reason I didn’t buy it right then and there. I said to myself; “hmm, looks great, but you know you should wait until…” ?

Disappointing. The colors seem so bland. I was hoping this would be a nice palette, most of it seems like it would be easy to duplicate. Candlelight is a beautiful color.

Your eyes turned out very nice.

I so hate you didn’t like this. I’ve had it awhile. I purchased it for my grown daughter for Christmas. I was so pleased with myself as she’s never had a MJ makeup product. I hope she likes it, before I read this, I was sure she was going to LOVE it!! I’m not upset just so disappointed! Thought I had really done so well!!! Oh well, what ya going to do?! Sad face!! I like most all your reviews!!! Haha

I was lusting after this for a little over a month and finally purchased it as a birthday gift for myself! I have to say I absolutely love it! I have only encountered two cons in the past 3-4 weeks: The luminizer shade is not as intense as I anticipated (which is probably why it is called a luminizer, not a highlighter!) And also I find the zipper super annoying. It looks beautiful and different than any of my other palettes, but when it comes to actual use, it is quite irritating at times! Don’t worry, your daughter will love it!

The palette look really nice, I think. The plum and the black eyeshadows are really gorgeous. I’m going to get the MAC dupe for the plum one and I have dupes for the black.
If this palette had been really good, I think I might have bought it, as it is it’s an easy pass.

It’s not like MJ to have a C rating in their palettes. As you have stated in your comments Christine, this is a repetitive palette. Pretty average to me.

Darn it, I had a 20% off employee discount coupon for Sephora last week and I bought this (along with a TONNN of other stuff) even though I was really on the fence about it since you hadn’t reviewed it yet! Looks like this one will be going back to Sephora!

Hello! Does any of you happen to know if the pallette can be taken out of the case? In other words, can the case be re-used on its own? Thanks in advance! 🙂

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!