Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a mix of light to medium-dark neutrals in shades of pink, peach, and brown. It has a lot more mid-tone shades than your average palette; I think it could have benefited from another medium-dark or dark hued shade so that you could get more contrast out of this palette. It performed fairly well with the common issues being slightly shorter wear than average with some shades being more semi-opaque or prone to sheering out due to their textures.

The Lover #1 is described as a “matte baby pink.” It’s a brightened, pale pink with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a soft, smooth consistency that could be a little powdery to work with. This looks chalky on my medium skin tone, so it may not be the easiest shade for all skin tones to work with. It stayed on for seven and a half hours before creasing. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Lover #2 is described as a “sandy pink shimmer.” It’s a muted, light-medium peachy beige with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, but somewhat dry, texture that was prone to sheering out when applied and blended on the skin. It built-up well, and it seemed to “melt” on my lid so it didn’t look powdery or dry on. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

The Lover #3 is described as a “light caramel sheen.” It’s a light-medium peach with subtle golden shimmer over a mostly matte finish. This appears more matte than truly shimmery when applied to the skin. The texture has a silky feel to it, and it had semi-opaque color coverage. It showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

The Lover #4 is described as a “matte apricot-rose.” It’s a soft, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was really soft and silky, though it tended to sheer out a bit when applied, while the pigmentation was mostly opaque. It wore well for seven and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Lover #5 is described as a “copper rose shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, buttery, and dense texture that was really easy to use and wore well for eight hours. This shade is incredibly dupable, though–including within two of the brand’s other palettes. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Lover #6 is described as a “seashell pink sheen.” It’s a soft, light-medium rosy pink with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had decent color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that felt a little dry in the pan but seemed to look better once it was blended on the skin. It started to crease after seven and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Lover #7 is described as a “matte cappuccino.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a very silky, finely-milled texture that was a smidgen powdery but blended really well on the skin. It lasted for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 Plush Shadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 Plush Shadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 Plush Shadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 Plush Shadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #3 Plush Shadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #3 Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #3 Plush Shadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #3 Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #4 Plush Shadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #4 Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #4 Plush Shadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #4 Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 Plush Shadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 Plush Shadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #6 Plush Shadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #6 Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #6 Plush Shadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #6 Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 Plush Shadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 Plush Shadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 Plush Shadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette
with Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy Eyeliner

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover Style Eye-Con No. 7 Shadow Palette
with Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy Eyeliner

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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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Given that these retail for an obscenely inflated $71 in Canada and that the reviews on the previous ones have been “iffy”, I’ve not purchased any of Marc’s palettes (though I’ve been sorely tempted from time to time) but there is nothing in this one even to tempt me, to be honest. None of the shades is unique and there’s nothing here that I don’t already have dupes for. At a lower price point, I might be tempted (nah…actually, even at 30 bucks, I don’t think I’d spring for this, though I might go for Lolita, The Vamp or the Starlet) but not for $71 (plus tax!).

Marc Jacobs, Hourglass, Stila and a few other companies have huge price increases here (so much for our “world’s longest undefended border”….this may crumble under the rage of makeup addicts in The Great White North) and yet companies like Chanel and Clarins are priced just about the same here. And things don’t change when the Canadian dollar is stronger than the US. A TV consumer reports show looked at this issue a few years ago and even they were stymied by it but it has little to nothing to do with different labelling or taxes or even differences in our dollars – apparently, it’s all quite an organized but artificial price increase (and it applies to things like hearing aids and loads of other stuff too, not just cosmetics).

I can totally understand not having the pricing change on a daily basis based on the current exchange rate, but it seems like something worth revisiting every year or every other year or so to make sure that there aren’t massive discrepancies like that. Of course, that is a customer-centric view and too few companies share that view, LOL!

I bought this during the VIBRouge Sale. Already returned because, well, it just wasn’t as amazing as it looked online. Plus, on the Marc Jacobs website it says they took the talc out of their shadows, but the packaging on this palette said every single shade had talc. I don’t use products with talc, so it would have gone back even if I’d loved it 🙁

Can you recommend some good talc-free brands/products? I don’t mind talc in eye products, but I’m really trying to avoid it in base/face products. TIA

Makeup Geek is talc-free, I love their eyeshadows and blushes. And MUG is coming out with concealers, highlighters and contour powders (which I assume will all also be talc-free). If you don’t mind high-end, Hourglass products are talc-free (at least all the ones I’ve looked at). Cover FX is a great brand for talc-free. Estee Lauder is good too, I have Double Wear and Double Wear Light foundations from them. I know the new L’oreal foundation is talc-free (but it’s basically the only drugstore foundation that is). I use Paula’s Choice for skincare products. Tarte primers are talc-free, so are the new MUFE ones. You should check out IT Cosmetics as well, you can find their products at Ulta or online. I’m considering starting a blog or youtube about all this because like no one on youtube talks about ingredients.

That’s a great idea! I would read a blog that talks about ingredients. It’s so hard to find face products these days without silicones in the top ingredients, and I also prefer talc-free products. I have a real peeve with any online entity that doesn’t bother to list the ingredients for the product.

Thanks again! I never even considered MUG, and just assumed because of the pricepoint they contained talc. Again, for me, I don’t mind eye products, or even face/base products on occasion, but I’m in the process of revamping my “everyday” products. A lot of WnW is talc-free, as well, which really makes me wonder why so many HE brands still use it, along with mineral oil…

I think that’s a great idea for a blog. People like me with allergies and sensitive eyes and skin would appreciate something like that.

The Balm definitely hold back on the talc. I’ve got several of their blushes/bronzers/palettes & none contain talc. I tend to avoid it – and cornstarch & kaolin – in face powders. Cornstarch can be an absolute nightmare breeding ground for bacteria – in the package and on the face – & kaolin is a clay. Great in masks but not in face powders or foundations. It makes the skin looked cakey.

Thanks for the review, Christine! I’ve already purchased it from Sephora on Sunday and received it last night. I felt the same way, everything like you said, especially the part that I would need darker shades to bring out more contrast. And fortunately I have Marc Jacobs Night Owl, which has lots of dark shades. Anyway, I still like it and won’t return it (coz I don’t have any neutral pinks like this), even though this palette just got a B+ by your standard.

No problem! I’m glad you’re liking yours 🙂 B+ isn’t bad really — especially if you use primer, then I don’t think you’ll notice some of the things I did!

These are pretty shades.But, particularly at this price range I think a palette should be complete.Like you stated, not enough deep shades It needs at least one deeper shade. Plus, overall pretty dupable and looks like there are some issues. I just feel for a $59 palette of 7 shadow it should be perfect. I’m seeing nothing special and it’s LE and I am wondering why. I am still wanting Night Owl and Tease. So, I will skip this one for sure. Thanks for saving me that choice and the $!

Oh! That’s too bad that this palette can’t really create a complete eye look. I do like it for its lighter rosy peach neutrals, as it looks very soft and feminine, but I most likely have similar shades somewhere in my stash.

There were quite a few dupes for the shades in this palette! I remember for a few, I was like, “WHEN WILL THE DUPES END?!”

I’m actually kind of liking this and feel that it’s something I would get a lot of use out of. I have very fair colouring and find that larger palettes sometimes have too many dark colours (NARS dual-intensity palette comes to mind) that are just too intense on me for daytime. I agree that they should have included at least one dark colour, but for me, having so many light and mid-tone shades in one spot is a positive thing! However, given the $71 CAD price tag, I’m not sure I’ll be able to snag it if it’s limited. My money is being tied up by some gorgeous summer collections right now!

Sometimes the MJB palettes stick around for awhile, so you may be able to grab it later on down the road! MJB also sells through their website, so that’s another place that may keep stock for awhile.

This would be way too much pink for me. I don’t think pink hues are particularly flattering on me so I tend to avoid them.

I don’t mind the “lack of contrast”, as #7 is deep enough for me, and the range would provide a nice, “naked” eye for my coloring. However, #5 kills the deal. It’s too warm, and in my opinion, doesn’t fit with the rest of the shades…

I can do some warmer shades, if they’re in the “fleshy” range, as the pink tends to neutralize them a bit, but coppers & bronzes really clash with my dark, cool-toned eye color (deep sepia). I have sooo many in palettes already, and they are completely untouched, aside from occasional efforts to get them to work!

I think I’m in the minority on this, but I love it when palettes have a lot of mid tone lid shades. I work in a conservative office setting, so I appreciate that this would create a lot of nude/neutral looks. I’m going to pass because it I want a truly excellent formula for that price, but I do like the shade range.

I think it’s more that there are a lot of mid-tone shades all hovering around the same kind of color, not just that they’re mid-tone, in terms of why I think it could be better. If you threw in a mid-tone plum, gray, or taupe, you would add so much versatility to the palette, which would still be quite off-friendly and suit a wider variety of skin tones. I think a matte, neutral light beige would have been better than the really cool pink, and then go for a more pearly finish on #2/#3 and #4/#6 (they’re very similar, just difference finish, so meet in the middle for the finish) and then the matte beige could be dusted over to naturally tamp down any shimmer. Keep the mid-tone brown, throw in a slightly darker, warm-toned taupe and a pinky-mauve.

I’m so glad you did a review of this! I like the shades, but I don’t like how they look combined in a look. They look flat/ muddy to me. The technique of the look is excellent, as always, but I just don’t like how the product ends up looking.

I know what you mean, Jessica! I think certain skin tones will be able to wear this really well, but it may blend together and look too similar on for other skin tones.

These are actually more pigmented and distinct from one another than I thought they would be. It still seems pretty dupable. The price tag is pretty hefty, so I’d say “pass.”

I’m not big on palettes of any kind since they tend to be costly (anything over $30 seems costly to me these days) and generally contain at least one very pale and one very dark color that I am not likely to ever use. I like the fact that these are mid-tones, but agree that the colors are not particularly unique and at $60 I’m not going to even consider this.

I thought, upon first seeing the promotional photos for this palette, that Marc Jacobs had finally released a collection I’d HAVE to own. Now, seeing the swatches… how utterly disappointing. =( Maybe he’ll release “my” palette at some point in the future. Thanks for saving me from buying this, Christine.

Some pretty colors, although not colors that I need any more of! I agree with you, Christine, that the palette would be more versatile if there was more contrast.

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