Marc Jacobs The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette ($99.00 for 0.564 oz.) includes twenty eyeshadows with two being repeats (though not sure exactly from what palette) and eighteen being brand new. It’s an interesting mix of shades; it’s not your typical holiday assortment with a lot of golds and neutrals, nor is it full of jewel-tones. It skews a bit lighter, and there could be more mid-tone shades in it, but I liked it overall. I think if you like the Marc Jacobs eyeshadow formula, you’ll probably like this set. Overall, the eyeshadows have good color payoff, soft and blendable textures, and are long-wearing.

For a designer brand like this, the price is really in line with what I’d expect to see for this many shades, and it may actually be more product than you’d see from similarly-priced brands (think Chanel, Dior, etc.). It is a good chunk of change to plunk down at once, so I still think it’s a good idea to really consider what shades you’d use and how often on whether this is the right palette to invest in this season. For those keeping track of value:

  • Style Eye-Con No. 20 | $99.00 for 0.564 oz. or $175.53 oz.
    • Value: Using the 7-pan palettes, this contains $138.65 worth of eyeshadow; using the trios, this contains $169.20 worth of eyeshadow
  • Style Eye-Con No. 07 | $59.00 for 0.24 oz. or $245.83/oz.
  • Style Eye-Con No. 03 | $42.00 for 0.14 oz. or $300.00/oz.

The Free Spirit No. 1 is an icy, pink-tinged white with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, silky, and blendable texture that lasted for eight hours. Sephora Gal Pal (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Jelly Donut (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Colour Me Spoiled (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Matt Chung (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Lavender (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Shimmer Pink (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Aaah (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Douce France #1 (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Butterscotch (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Studio (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Celeb (LE, $4.50) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Highlight) (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 2 is a muted, light-medium peachy-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was really easy to use and worked well as a blending shade in the crease (for my skin tone). It also mixed nicely with some of the lighter shades to adjust to a brow bone highlighter. This shade lasted for eight hours. Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome Sante (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Underneath It All (P, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Flirt in a Skirt (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Kid (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cobblestone (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Maya Bay (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Suede (58V) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Lancome Woody Bar (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Anaheim (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cognac (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Adore (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Cookie Swap (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 3 is a soft, light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a really smooth, creamy consistency that applied well and had good color coverage. The color wore well for eight hours before fading. LORAC Bisque (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE, )(100% similar). Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Wind (LE, $23.00) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M530 Eggshell (DC, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Sephora Cashmere (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Glow (PiP, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Egg Nog (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Full Moon (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Lifelike (DC, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Divinity (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Malia (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Meringue (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Conch (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Rockabilly (PiP, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Eggnog (LE, ) is more muted, less pigmented, lower quality (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 4 is a pale, muted yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, blendable texture, but it was powdery and tended to look a bit dry on the skin. This shade wore nicely for eight hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Porcelain (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Free Spirit (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Rock Candy (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Preview (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom Mix & Mingle (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Righteous (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #11 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Heaven (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Vintage Lace (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Puppy Love (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Beurre (Warm Mattes #1) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Yum-Yum (PiP, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Instinct (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Hope (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 5 is a muted, light-medium peach with a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, blendable texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm. This shade stayed on well for eight hours. Tarte Tartetini (LE, )(95% similar). Too Faced Reindeer (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Party Girl (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). L'Oreal Little Beige Dress (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #5 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom 5" Stiletto (LE, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Inglot #341 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Sorbet (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Hour by Hour (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Chic (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Clinique Nude Rose (PiP, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Frisco (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 6 is a muted, medium-dark purple-taupe with subtle, cooler undertones and a frosted sheen. It had nice color coverage with a soft, buttery texture that adhered well to bare skin and blended easily. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Ground State (P, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Aristocratic Aura (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Patent Leather (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Mixed Tape (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #2 (DC, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Dior Fairy Golds #4 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Rockstar (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). NARS 413 BLKR #1 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Chile (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Front Row (P, $29.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Hypnotizing (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Tendersmoke (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 7 is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a really soft, creamy, and dense consistency that made it apply well to bare skin. The color lasted well for eight and a half hours on me. Disney by Sephora Drizella (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Cashmere (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Retrospeck #2 (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I662 Amber Brown (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Double Feature #6 #2 (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva Pure Ganache (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #405 (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Ethereal (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Snakebite (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Pret-a-porter (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Fallen (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Night Golds #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Copper (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 8 is a muted, medium olive green with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was dusty and a little dry, so it sheered out a bit when applied. The color wore for eight hours on me. Tarina Tarantino Dandy Lion (DC, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Color Field #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Jealous #1 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Safari (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Smoked Opaline (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I328 Bronze (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Mildew (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop 8 Track (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bad Habit Laurel (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Green Iron (06) (P, $39.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Right) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Stash (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Take Two (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Moss (DC, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Chains (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 9 is a muted, silvery pewter with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a buttery, blendable texture that was easy to work with. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. MAC Modern Pewter (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Antique Diamond (P, $18.50) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Grind (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Full Orbit #4 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Hello Kitty Cookie (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Mega-Moody (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Melancholia (DC, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Pistol (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Stila Substance (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Bashful (P, $4.50) is lighter (85% similar). L'Oreal Gilded Envy (755) (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Lost Coast #1 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME554 Gunmetal (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Arctic Grey (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Sephora Ash (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NARS Filth and Fury (LE, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 10 is a brightened, medium-dark molten gold with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It was richly pigmented with a really smooth, creamy, buttery texture that was a dream to use. The color started to show signs of wear after eight and a half hours. Sephora Girl Night Out (216) (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Gaelic Gold (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Inglot #430 (P, $7.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Bella Gold (22) (P, $4.49) is warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Gravity OG (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Old Gold (PiP, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Queen Bee (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Night Show (P, $4.50) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Honey (DC, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #3 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Foxes (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Girls Night Out (03) (DC, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Gold (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty 24K (Remastered) (PiP, ) is more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Self-Made (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Jouer Tan Lines (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Warm and Toasty (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Metallic (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #7 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 11 is a muted, medium purple-taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had great color coverage with a really silky, smooth texture that was very blendable on the skin. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Zoeva Gallery (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Harley (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Sarah (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Guilt-Free (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Friend Zone (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Stormy Pink (P, $18.50) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Violet Gray (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Silent Mary (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Sydney Grace Officer (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Smashbox Punked (PiP, )(80% similar). Tarte Energetic (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Jungle (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 12 is a bronzy taupe with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a lightly buttery texture that was blendable and adhered well to the skin. The color started to fade after eight and a half hours. Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Under the Mistle-taupe (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Dark Mocha (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #8 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #402 (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Tan Lines (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Regal (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Good Girl & U Know It (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals A-Ha (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Treasure Hunt (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D 3AM (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Midnight Sun (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Plum Brown (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). YSL Saharienne #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 13 is a medium copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had great color payoff with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that went on evenly on the skin and blended out easily. It wore well for eight and a half hours. Kat Von D Harpsichord (LE, ) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I702 Mahogany (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Rose Gold (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Golden Topaz (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). YSL Scandal #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Wine (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D712 Creme Brulee (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Terre Brulee (806) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Melonie (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Roulette (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Liquid Fire (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Peanut Brittle (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Bronzage (124K) (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Cindi (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Brash (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Steamy Coral (05) (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 14 is a medium-dark, bluish-gray with cool undertones and a matte finish. The color coverage was totally opaque, while the texture was soft, silky, and very smooth, which made it easy to work with. This shade started to fade after eight and a half hours on me. L'Oreal Meet Me in Paris (P, $5.99) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Inglot #387 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Stealth (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Steel Blue (11V) (P, $29.00) is less pigmented, cooler, lower quality (90% similar). Sephora Fog (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Thunderbird (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cloud (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Contour) (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild I'm His Breezey #3 (DC, $2.29) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M110 Cement (DC, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Viseart Sky (Cool Mattes 2 #7) (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Lovey Dovey (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty For Less (PiP, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Our Guest (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #22 (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 15 is a muted, medium-dark violet purple with subtle, cooler undertones and a satin finish. It had so-so pigmentation with a slightly firmer consistency, which made it harder to get true-to-pan color out of. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Too Faced Provence (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pin-up Purple (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Violet Impact (LE, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Follow Me (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC X-Punk (PiP, ) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). MAC Nocturnelle (DC, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Daydream #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Hex Remedy (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Club New Wave Mix (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 16 is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. This was the worst shade in the palette, as it was dusty an had sheerer color payoff. It was somewhat buildable, and it wasn’t too hard to blend, but this was a miss. It wore well for eight hours on me. Viseart Mulberry (Amethyst #3) (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Snappy Style (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Black Currant (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Eclectic #1 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #7 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #160 (DC, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S836 Pink Ash (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Amethyst #4 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Palace Pedigreed (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #15 (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Les Tendres #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Delectable (PiP, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #6 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Magnify #5 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Mauve Over (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Neo (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Plum (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Mulled Wine (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 17 is an intense, blackened brown with hints of red in its undertone paired with a dusting of shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture, and I was surprised to see that some of the shimmers actually translated to the lid (but they are subtle!). The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Marc Jacobs Beauty As Well (PiP, )(100% similar). Sephora Black Lace (DC, $10.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS 413 BLKR #2 (DC, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Noir Satin (26) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Cinders (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty In the Dark (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Miss Sparkles (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Overnight (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Glamour (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Celestial Black (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Desires (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #2 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Topkapi #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Take the Black (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Blackheart (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D830 Black Rose (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 18 is a deepened purple-burgundy with warm, brown undertones and soft, violet and purple micro-shimmer over a more satin-like finish. It had great color payoff with a soft, silky texture that wasn’t powdery nor was it too firm. The color blended out nicely and lasted for eight hours. Tarte Glamorous (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Eclectic #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 19 is a muted, medium black with subtle, iridescent micro-shimmer over a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation, but it was noticeably firmer/stiffer in the pan, though I wouldn’t describe it as firm… but it had less give compared to other shades in the palette. The color wore well for eight hours, but it could have been easier to blend out on the skin. Bobbi Brown Tuxedo (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Dose of Colors Finders Keepers (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Cookies and Cream (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Tres Chic (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Woof (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 16 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legend (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Black (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Knight (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Spirit Rock (LE, $12.00)(100% similar). Urban Decay Les (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Carbon (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Penthouse (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Black Water (-, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Blackmail (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Blackout (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Zeitgeist (P, $25.50) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Free Spirit No. 20 is a muted, dark taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had very nice pigmentation with a silky-smooth consistency that easily blended out along the edges. On me, it wore for eight hours beforre fading. Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Coconut Grove (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Bowl Out (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Grunge (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Sydney Grace Admiral (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Big White Lie (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Licorice Lane (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Matte Charcoal (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Dark Chocolate (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Saleos (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Join My League (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Beans are White (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Sydney Grace Alpha (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Sumatra (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Espresso (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Drama in the Snow (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Persuade (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
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Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
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Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 1 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 1 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 1 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 1 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 3 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 3 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 3 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 3 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 4 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 4 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 4 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 4 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 5 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 5 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 5 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 5 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 6 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 6 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 6 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 6 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 7 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 7 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 7 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 7 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 9 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 9 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 9 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 9 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 10 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 10 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 10 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 10 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 11 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 11 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 11 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 11 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 12 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 12 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 12 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 12 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 14 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 14 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 14 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 14 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 15 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 15 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 15 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 15 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 16 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 16 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 16 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 16 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 17 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 17 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 17 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 17 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 18 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 18 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 18 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 18 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 20 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 20 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 20 Plush Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 20 Plush Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
No. 6 (inner lid), No. 12 (middle of lid), No. 16 (outer lid), No. 17 (crease), No. 6 (above crease),
No. 5 (above crease), No. 4 + No. 1 (brow bone), Marc Jacobs Beauty Boys & Berry Eyeliner

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit (224) Style Eye-Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette
No. 6 (inner lid), No. 12 (middle of lid), No. 16 (outer lid), No. 17 (crease), No. 6 (above crease),
No. 5 (above crease), No. 4 + No. 1 (brow bone), Marc Jacobs Beauty Boys & Berry 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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Looks really interesting… Does it come with a pouch? Because I bought the insta-marc contour palette the other day and got a little bit disappointed to find that it did not include a pouch, which I expect from Marc Jacobs since they include pouches for their blushes and eye palettes – all of which are smaller than the contour palette.

Uh oh. This is the type of thing that gets me in trouble. Something that was mostly off my radar because of the price and I didn’t expect it to perform well. Then it gets an A-. Suddenly I’m intrigued! (That said, there seem to be quite a lot of dark shades that I may not use. I may still be able to pass.)

Wow an A-?? I’m impressed! And the shades look really nice, but I’m sad about the purples (purples are my fave) but it might be worth a purchase! I have their Siren palette – you can still get in on MJB’s website (even though it’s LE from last summer) and its soooo beautiful – the rainbow layout, I die. But I won’t order straight from MJB ever again. WORST customer service ever. EVER. My palette arrived with the clasp broken so it won’t close, and I’ve had to jump through so many hoops and still I have to send it back and then order another one. I was promised return phone calls twice that never happened. Ans no compensation for their mistakes.

Yeah it’s kinda turned me off to the company, and that’s a shame bc they make gorgeous products. Do you know if this will be available on sephora’s site at all? Thanks Christine!

The same thing happened to my Lolita palette and I was very annoyed as I’d bought it on holidays and couldn’t easily exchange it (I don’t have Sephora in my country). I ended up having to ask a friend who was travelling to return it as a favour. But it was such a hassle, and I was so disappointed as the product is freaking expensive!

I’m so pleased that I purchased this palette immediately. Marc Jacobs is my favorite luxury brand and I don’t even wait for reviews. Yes, I like some of the palettes betters than others but nonetheless, I have all of the No. 7 and No. 3 palettes so the No. 20 was a no-brainer purchase for me.

I quite like this! I’m not going to buy it because of the cost and the fact that I’m sure I have some dupes, but I really like all the shades in it. I think there’s a nice range of different shades while maintaining coherency as a palette.

From looking at the swatches, I knew this one was going to score well, but wow, so many A’s! Even the worse scoring is only a C+ and looks fixable with primer or cream base. I also love how the colors are organized by column, so it’s easy to come up with looks. But I think he could’ve easily eliminated 2-3 lighter shades and thrown in some more midtone colors, especially in blue and green. If he did, my wallet would be missing $100.

I definitely agree that they could have skipped a couple of the light shades (or even a couple of the very dark shades) for more mid-tone/medium ones!

If I hadn’t gone crazy this summer building custom palettes from MAC, MUG, and MUFE, I would really want this. It covers all my personal basics (purples, pinks, olive, pewter, taupe, and some golds). Kind of weird that there’s no warm medium brown crease shade though?

Beautiful eye look Christine!

I have to say this is an easy pass for me, as I have dupes that are rated 90-95% for almost every color. First world problem I guess, so many cosmetics that I seldom find anything new that I like. πŸ™

Love this palette! Only thing that will possibly keep me from buying it is seeing that I actually have dupes for about 75% of these shades. Plus they screwed up the purples AGAIN. Crazy for me to get, I know. But still very tempting!
Gotta let you know, you did one gorgeous, kick-butt eye look with this palette!

Hi Christine! No, I haven’t had a chance to actually use this palette yet. You would think I’m a beauty blogger with all the palettes I have stacked up. In fact, I got so overwhelmed this morning and I couldn’t make a choice that I fell back on a staple in my stash, LORAC Pro 2 — but that’s probably because I have been stalking LORAC and Ulta waiting for the Mega Pro 2 palette, so it was on my mind. But I am so glad you liked it and gave it a great rating!

This is soooo beautiful!! I’m in love!!!! I was kind of hoping it wouldn’t get a good grade so I wouldn’t be that tempted, because it has a perfect mix of cool and warm tones, mattes and shimmers, and the packaging is really nice as well. But I don’t know if I want to spend a hundred bucks on an eyeshadow palette πŸ™ Or well, I do want to, but I can’t justify it when I know there’s dupes. Even though I don’t mind paying for the brand name itself usually $99 is a lot of money…

I literally just got this off my door step and clicked on your page and voila! I’m so grateful for your sneak peaks and all the other readers comments. I am not fully confident in my judge of swatches yet. But, with these LE things, I worry. So, I came back and read the comments and saw a lot of positive comments. So, I took a chance and ordered it. I know $99 plus tax is a lot to drop at once. But, for me. This is a totally wearable palette. I’m bummed on No.16. Thanks for the heads up. Do you think a base or primer will help or is it a total loss?

An A-? Okay now I’m REALLY glad I just bought this without giving it much thought. I saw the press release on here and bought it within an hour. I figured I could always return it if it didn’t work out. But now I’m sooooooo excited to get back home (I’m on vacation so my neighbor put it in my garage). I want it, I need it, stupid vacation I don’t want to be on you anymore! Lol.

Well this looks better quality than a lot of the other ones for holiday I’ve seen thus far. It’s a little fun with a lot of practical too!

Wow. Just wow. I was thinking of Spectrum as the palette I would buy this last semester, but I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be this one. Just hope it arrives to me country.

Ooh! I really like the look you did!

I may want this palette mostly for the large square mirror! I find it such a struggle to do my makeup at other people’s houses (I stay with family and friends often) because I don’t have my stand mirror. But of course, I wouldn’t spend nearly $100 on an eyeshadow palette just for a mirror!

A wide range of colours – but sadly no real blues or greens. The colours I liked were Numbers 7,8 and 9. The rest I would not use. I still think there are too many pale, similar shades in the palette. It is very much a light then dark palette. Not many mid shades.
Thank you for this in depth review Christine – it must have taken ages to do with all the swatches and dupe listings. Your eye look is beautiful as well.

This is REALLY nice but – big surprise – I have multiple dupes for all the shades I really like. And it makes more sense to buy single dupes of the few other shades in this for which I don’t have a good dupe, rather than laying out whatever this will cost in Canada (probably $120 or so, assuming it even comes to Sephora here). But if someone really wanted to spoil the daylights out of me and buy this for me, I wouldn’t complain!

I’ll be curious to find out how marked up it is in Canada, because $99 is pushing it, I think, for a single item–even if there is value there.

Hi Christine,

It’s $119 here in Canada which is quite a lot. I have been eyeing this palette; however, for $119 plus 13% tax in my province (Ontario) it’s quite expensive. I am holding out hope that this palette will still be available once Sephora offers the 20% off deal – then I may consider getting it. It is beautiful very beautiful though!

Christine, thanks for always taking pictures of your hand holding the palette, I like being able to really tell how big it is.

This is a beautiful collections of colors. I like a copper or medium copper brown to line under my eyes. They’re hazel and I have fair skin, it works great on me. I also love a khaki green and don’t often see it in a palette. This may go on my wish list to Santa.

I’m so glad this got a good review from you. Besides loving Marc Jacobs in general, the layout of this palette is so appealing to me – good mix of warm and cool, different finishes, cohesive without producing looks that will be too same-y. I’m saving up, and we’ll see how the rest of holiday product shakes out, but this one is the top of my list!

A nice palette for sure. I like how the greys perform, shame about the purples, but I guess you can’t have everything, heh. I’m not as excited about it as I was about UD’s Urban Spectrum but this intrigues me, it’s a maybe purchase for me!

luv your reviews but i have a little suggestion – could you make photos not of every eyeshadow (separate) but put it in a row – for example swatches of the first row, second, etc.? I think it will be easier to perceive if the photos are more compact, i guess. Just my opinion=)

Hi Elizee!

You can view swatches by rows in the Swatch Gallery! In order to photograph them individually, which is the only way to compare and look for dupes, I only get 3-4 on my arm at a time.

Hmm. I’d written this off but with the great review it might go back on the “to be considered” list. Love that the value (as compared to MJ prices in general) is there.

This is a great value as most of his palettes are $60.00 for 7 shades. If I didn’t have a few of his other pallets I would be all over this. I just find these colors to be very dupable and although he is claiming they’re new shades, they look so much like the shades that are already in his permanent palettes .
Ladies, if you always wanted to try Marc Jacobs shadows you should jump on this. It’s actually a great deal .

Oh, yes, it is a good value for MJB and similar high-end brands in general — not so much if you tend to buy more mid-to-high-end like UD etc. but for MJB, definitely.

I love the variety of shades! I don’t know if I could hand over $100 dollars for a palette without feeling a bit of buyers remorse, but honestly all of the shades look gorgeous and I love that gold shimmer color! The fact that it got an overall score of A- is definitely tempting, but considering all the other awesome holiday sets coming out I’ll probably have to pass.

Love your look!
I think this might be it, the one thing I’ll get from the holiday collections. Of course, there are many more to come, but, if it’s not absolutely ridiculously expensive here I think I’ll buy it.
I do think it’s a pity with the purple and the plum, as that is two of my all time favourite eyeshadow colours, but I think the rest of the eyeshadows in the palette are all quite gorgeous.
I think I must go to Sephora and check if this is already for sale there. And if not check if it will even be available.

I love the plummy-brown eye look you did.

These shadows look great, except No. 16. Even that one looks like it could be worked with. Marc Jacobs did a nice job on this palette.

I have absolutely no interest in buying it, but I love the packaging, and I’m just really pleased to see a high end LE eyeshadow palette with a high score, finally!

i purchased this sight unseen as soon as it was listed on sephora’s site. i’m glad you did a full review of it! i have tried two of the looks on the sheet that came with the palette, and so far i have to say i really love it! it’s not a typical palette at all. i thought after purchasing the siren and the parisienne, i would stop with the eyeshadow palette purchases, but this was just too good to pass up! i also picked up the sofia lip set, and while i think they are a little too small, i am so happy with the colors. i’m cool toned and had no issues with either item. definitely a splurge, but i feel justified. and that mirror. it’s amazing!

I was waiting for the rating, etc…This will be my first Marc Jacobs palette and though the price was off putting, I got to see that this is fairly sized, etc. I was already very drawn to the colors but like another, I was hoping for a bad rating lol! I am excited to try this and it looks like a great everyday palette! Great casing too…I liked so much at first glance so I’ll be very excited to try it out. I do not normally put down 100 on a palette so I’m glad the score is good and the colors are diverse!

I LOVE it!!!! wow wow wow! I think this is my favorite holiday palette so far & I’m a tarte & UD junkie! (I hauled a quite few lol) but man, the range of colors..and for the love of all that is holy, someone thought to put in warm colors!!!!..some people are purple’d out so props on the color choices! purple is a most beloved for fall..yes, but some of us are yawning if that is all it would offer. It’s nothing too wild and such range – I can’t rave enough about the color choices. it’s pretty much “everyday” colors with excellent quality…after your review, i was like SOLD! LOL but i’m very happy!! I always go to your reviews before i buy (especially if it’s 100 bucks) hands down, fave palette so far this year

Mine just got here!!!! It’s beautiful. Thank you Christine, without your review I’d NEVER have forked out the $$ for this. I love it ❀❀❀

After using the palette for several days and a night out look my love of this palette has grown heaps. It’s truly worth the money. I’m really surprised over how much I love the mirror too! It’s such great quality, really adds to the value. No buyers remorse here πŸ™‚ I can see this easily becoming my new most used palette. That’s saying something bc the original Naked has stood as my fav for years against dozens of new buys but me thinks it’s met it’s match.

My friend who works at Sephora gave me a 20% off discount so I knew I had to take my FIRST designer makeup plunge ever. She said everyone who works at her Sephora won’t stop raving about it. So excited to try it. I usually gravitate towards BRIGHTS (electric palette) but I needed some neutrals since the chocolate bar palette let me down. I wish yeah there was less colors that are so similar, but I haven’t heard a throng bad about this one yet. So stoked to try this AND that I got $20.00 off (nearly)

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