Marc Jacobs Beauty Tonite Lights Glitter Dust Review, Photos, Swatches

Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Tonite Lights Glitter DustMarc Jacobs Tonite Lights Glitter Dust ($32.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a new and limited edition holiday product from the brand that’s supposed to give “lustrous, long-wearing metallic” eye color with a “weightless sparkle finish.” First and foremost, if you don’t love sparkle and all things glittery, these aren’t for you. Now, if you love sparkle and glitz, you may still like these, but they don’t escape the biggest problem with heavily glittered products: fall out.  There’s a moderate amount of fall out; not the worst, but it’s not just a few stray sparkles–my husband and sister both commented on the “disco” happening underneath my eyes.

The consistency of the product feels like a powder and cream hybrid, as it almost feels wet, but then not quite. These are more delicate powders, as when I pressed against Stagelight, it actually dislodged large chunks–kind of like a melting glacier. They do feel smooth otherwise; almost emollient as they slide across the skin. I had noticeable creasing after five hours of wear, and it didn’t significantly worsen between and the eight-hour mark, which was surprising, but I wouldn’t consider these long-wearing given the creasing and fall out. The price point is a bit higher than I would expect (I would have expected $26 or at most, $28), and something I noticed was that Stagelight was only 0.06 oz., while the other two shades were 0.10 oz.

Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter DustStagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust ($32.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “translucent overlay of iridescent sparkle.” It’s a sheer, sparkling white and silver mix. Dior Golden Snow #3 (LE) is similar. Dior Lune (001) (P, $30.00) is less sparkly. MAC Bleuluxe #1 (P) is similar. Bobbi Brown Tinsel (LE) is more silvered. MAC Angelic (P, $21.00) is similar. MAC White as Snow (LE, $32.50) is similar. Illamasqua Beguile (P, $25.50) is darker. Chanel Fantasme (P, $36.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches.

Ultraviolet Light (304) Tonite Lights Glitter DustUltraviolet Light (304) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust ($32.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “soft plum with an overlay of iridescent sparkle.” It’s a muted, plummy purple with neutral-cool undertones and an iridescent sparkle. This was smoother and more pigmented compared to Stagelight (which is supposed to be translucent, so it’s expected). It was semi-opaque when applied dry, and then was more opaque when applied with a damp brush. Disney by Sephora Carpet (LE) is less sparkly. Disney by Sephora Ursula (LE) is darker, less sparkly. Clinique Lavish Lilac (P, $16.00) is a cream product. MAC Swelter (LE, $15.00) is less sparkly. MAC Joy & Laughter #2 (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00) is similar. Giorgio Armani #27 (LE, $33.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches.

Blacklight (306) Tonite Lights Glitter DustBlacklight (306) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust ($32.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “smoky black with an overlay of iridescent sparkle.” It’s a gray-black with silver sparkle. It had decent color payoff applied dry, and it was more opaque when applied with a damp brush–it was also smoother with that application method. Urban Decay Moonspoon (P, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Jet Couture (P, $21.00) is very similar. See comparison swatches.

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Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Stagelight (302) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Ultraviolet Light (304) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Ultraviolet Light (304) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Ultraviolet Light (304) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Ultraviolet Light (304) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Ultraviolet Light (304) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Ultraviolet Light (304) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Ultraviolet Light (304) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Ultraviolet Light (304) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Ultraviolet Light (304) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Ultraviolet Light (304) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Blacklight (306) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Blacklight (306) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Blacklight (306) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Blacklight (306) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Blacklight (306) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Blacklight (306) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Blacklight (306) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Blacklight (306) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Blacklight (306) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Marc Jacobs Blacklight (306) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust

Marc Jacobs Blacklight (306) Tonite Lights Glitter Dust
Stagelight (inner lid), Ultraviolet Light (middle of lid), Blacklight (outer lid/crease)

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I think I’ll stick with UD’s Moondust shadows for my glitter fix, which remain my favorite glitter eyeshadows. I get little to no fallout when I use Pixie Epoxy, and I’ve found some shadows that I use underneath the Moondust ones when I need that extra pigmentation (AC/DC with Intergalactic, Damaged with Zodiac, Gunmetal with Moonspoon, and Honey with Stargazer). I always get comments on how amazing my eyes look when I’m wearing those shadows, and the combination of Intergalactic + Monsoon makes my green eyes look so bright

Your eye look rocks! But these ARE stupid expensive..sheesh.. The plum and black are totally my kinda thing and I would absolutely put up with the fallout issues, but for $64 dollars for the two, my common sense is telling me no.

I feel like Marc Jacobs’ line is still too young to making Cs and Ds. :-/ The lip products are really the only thing from the line that grabs me – everything else seems like a toss up!

So far, I’ve liked their gloss, lipstick, and eyeshadow! The blush, foundation, and these were a big miss for me. I like their polish, too!

I like the colors but the formula doesn’t sound too great for $32 a pop. I could easily find similar shades at Urban Decay much cheaper. This is kind of disappointing.

Um…probably better off with Sephora Mirror finish eyeshadows and Ulta Glitter toppers, and tons of savings to boot! (Though I do like my one UD Moondust, and my UD Stardusts.)

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