Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/09

Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Palette | Look Details
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Palette | Look Details
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Smartorial

Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a mix of gray, blues, and neutrals with assorted finishes. It featured seven shades with four different finishes (velvet, satin, silk and lamΓ©). The eyeshadow formula is supposed to have “lasting, velvety-rich pigment.” The brighter blue was more of a struggle to work with compared to the other six shades in the palette, as it did not blend out as well and was not as buildable/pigmented as other shades.

A few obvious differences between the new Eye-Conic palettes and the previous Style Eye-Con No. 7 palettes: they actually decreased by $10 in price (they used to be $59) with only a slight decrease in quantity (0.21 oz. vs. 0.25 oz.), and each eyeshadow has been named. The ingredient lists differ from shade to shade, which makes it harder to really compare easily, and I saw a lot of similar ingredients but order often varied; they seemed similar to me just by touching, wearing, and applying with maybe slightly higher dimethicone quantities in the shimmery shades and a slightly firmer press (but not stiff) for more matte shades (so less powder kicked up in the pan).

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01/02

Marc Jacobs Beauty Whenever Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Whenever Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Whenever Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Whenever Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Whenever Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Whenever Eye-Conic Eyeshadow

Whenever

Whenever is a pale beige with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable coverage with a smooth, lightly powdery consistency. It was very blendable and easy to spread it across the skin, but it had a tendency to have some fallout. This shade lasted for seven hours on me.

01/02

Marc Jacobs Beauty In Doubt Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty In Doubt Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty In Doubt Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty In Doubt Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty In Doubt Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty In Doubt Eye-Conic Eyeshadow

In Doubt

In Doubt is a bright, light-medium silver with neutral undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque color payoff with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too soft or too firmly pressed into the pan, so it didn’t have fallout but applied well to bare skin. The color stayed on well for eight hours before fading.

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01/02

Marc Jacobs Beauty Power Platforms Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Power Platforms Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Power Platforms Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Power Platforms Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Power Platforms Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Power Platforms Eye-Conic Eyeshadow

Power Platforms

Power Platforms is a bright, medium-dark cobalt blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had medium coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but it was hard to get opaque coverage without using a white base (primer alone was not enough). The consistency was soft, velvety, and slightly dusty, which made the blending and application somewhat uneven. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

01/02

Marc Jacobs Beauty Make Sure Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Make Sure Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Make Sure Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Make Sure Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Make Sure Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Make Sure Eye-Conic Eyeshadow

Make Sure

Make Sure is a deep, bluish teal with cool undertones and lighter blue shimmer over a more matte finish. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the texture was smooth, velvety, and not at all dusty or powdery. It applied evenly and blended out well on the lid. This shade lasted for eight hours on me.

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01/02

Marc Jacobs Beauty For Once Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty For Once Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty For Once Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty For Once Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty For Once Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty For Once Eye-Conic Eyeshadow

For Once

For Once is a deep, blackened teal with cooler overtones and warmer, brown undertones paired with a frosted sheen. It had opaque color coverage that blended out easily. The texture was smooth, dense, but not stiff or difficult to pick up with a brush. The eyeshadow wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

01/02

Marc Jacobs Beauty They Know Who Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty They Know Who Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty They Know Who Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty They Know Who Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty They Know Who Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty They Know Who Eye-Conic Eyeshadow

They Know Who

They Know Who is a light-medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented and had a smooth, creamy texture that was denser but so easy to work with. The eyeshadow applied beautifully to bare skin and stayed on well for eight hours.

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01/02

Marc Jacobs Beauty Runs the Show Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Runs the Show Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Runs the Show Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Runs the Show Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Runs the Show Eye-Conic Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty Runs the Show Eye-Conic Eyeshadow

Runs the Show

Runs the Show is a medium taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. The eyeshadow was opaque in a single layer, and the texture was smooth, velvety without being dusty or powdery. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

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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.

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Sad. the shade that makes this palette for me, Power Platforms, did so poorly. I’m not inclined to want to put that much work into making a shade work well in a palette at this price point. For me, the other shades are nice but I have multiple dupes over multiple brands. This is going to be a pass for me. Thanks for your review!

While I do really like 4 out of the 7 shades, and have a dupe for the teal-green shade, I just don’t believe that’s enough for me to justify buying this palette. As for that cobalt shade…it looks pathetic next to KVD Velour! Or UD Untitled!

I wish I could take 4 of the shadows from this palette (For Once, Runs the Show, In Doubt and especially They Know Who) and combine them with a few shades from Edgitorial – that would be perfection for me as I’d have no use for matte bright blue, the other blue and the mediocre performing lightest shade.

Mine were: Make Sure, For Once, They Know Who, Runs The Show. Those last 4 are my jam! The silver shade is pretty, but not my best color. Other than that, we’re makeup twins!

The score’s pretty good considering there are 2 blues in here that are harder to formulate! I like this blue/brown color combo, makes it more versatile for day or night. He could’ve played it safe and just stuck to all browns, but he didn’t.

I like how many relatively unique-for-a-palette colors are packed into such a compact product, but you could still put together a work-appropriate look.

This is a gorgeous palette – the only shade I didn’t like is that bright blue one. Otherwise I just loved every colour and it was a gorgeous eye look you’ve done Christine.

I really like your eye look Christine! I like the colors in the palette, just wish they did better – I’ll just create my own from dupes.

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