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. Dior Soft Terra (001) (LE, $49.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Dior Warm Sunrise (004) (P, $48.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Physicians Formula Sunkissed Bronzer (P, $14.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Perk Up (LE, $8.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Physicians Formula Deep Bronzer (P, $14.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Inda Sun (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sunny Honey (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Iconic London Golden Hour (P, $27.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Bora Bora (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Solo (-, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Bronzer (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Anguilla (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Macchiato (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Dior Soft Bronze (03) (P, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is lighter, 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). 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, $46.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). ColourPop Secret Crush (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). ColourPop Sugarcoated (LE, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wayne Goss Sweetened (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek XOXO (P, $10.00) is more muted (95% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Jouer Kiss Me (PiP, ) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Patrick Ta She's That Girl (Powder) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tweed Evanescent (130) (LE, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Millefiori Motif (361) (LE, $46.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rose (P, $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). 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. Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gypsum (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). ColourPop Morning Light (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Postmodernist Peach (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Hi-Fi (-, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantalize Glo (Highlighter) (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Earth (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC There She Glows (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Makatea (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (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). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is darker (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). ColourPop Thimble (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Disco Nights (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Bombshell (P, $7.50) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Luna (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, 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. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #1 (DC, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Hooked on Vinyl #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (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). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop High Tide (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #38 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Hot Pants (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Champs-Elysees (P, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% 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). 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). LORAC Unlocked (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Salt (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE, ) is lighter (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). ColourPop Casual Friday (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Shook Up (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Collective Chic #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Seduction (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Clarins Brown Sugar #2 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (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). Disney by Sephora Cosmic (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). KVD Beauty Hieroglyph (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I648 Golden Fawn (DC, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Old Church Street (Left) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC PatrickStarrr (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Beaux-Arts (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #2 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Maiden (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Gates of Eden (PiP, $9.99) 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. 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). KVD Beauty Glasswing (DC, ) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Tiki Hut (DC, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Mousse (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Nude #4 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (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). Natasha Denona Titania (108CM) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Mumu (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Dulce de Leche (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Undeniable (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Puree (PiP, $16.00) 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). Viseart Tiramisu (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). ColourPop Sky High (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). IT Cosmetics Enchanting (P, ) is darker (80% similar). MAC Freakshow (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (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). ColourPop Stereo (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Orchid #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #27 (DC, $33.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Remix (LE, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Slow as You Glow (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00)(90% similar). KVD Beauty Love Letter (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Clarins Rosewood #4 (PiP, ) is cooler (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). NARS Phoebe (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Raspberry (LE, $16.00) is cooler (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). LORAC Black Violet (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (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). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 17 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Love (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #4 (DC, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty As Well (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Cursed (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gilded Night #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Black Diamond (PiP, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Night Dream (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Scorpio (DC, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Night Whisper (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Baby Hair (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS Night Clubbing (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

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

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Christina D. Avatar

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.

CatLuuver Avatar

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.

April Walker Avatar

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

holly Avatar

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!

Bonnie Avatar

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!

Carmen Avatar

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! πŸ™‚

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