Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a new, exclusive eyeshadow palette to Neiman Marcus/Bergdorf Gooodman. It is a neutral palette with a mix of mattes and shimmers, slightly cooler-than-average warmer shades. I had trouble with the two darkest shades–they could have been easier to work with when it came to blending, but if you normally wear primer, it may not be so noticeable.

The Social Butterfly #1 is a light, creamy yellow muted by beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, silky texture that was smooth and finely-milled, which made it blendable on the skin. The eyeshadow lasted for eight hours before fading on me. Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #1 (PiP, )(100% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #11 (LE, )(100% similar). bareMinerals Pacific Sands (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Moulder (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Whitewashed (DC, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Summer Breeze (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Custard (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Real Fantasy (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Vintage Lace (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Free Spirit (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Entomology (DC, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Puppy Love (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Glamour Light (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Buxom Mix & Mingle (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Beurre (Warm Mattes #1) (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Yum-Yum (PiP, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Social Butterfly #2 is a muted, medium brown with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that applied smoothly and easily. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Too Faced Dulce de Leche (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Smarty Pants (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Flax (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Maya Bay (DC, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Flirt in a Skirt (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Painkiller (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Inglot J323 Walnut (LE, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Frappe (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $17.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Lancome Sante (PiP, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (DC, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Fifi (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Infinity #2 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Adore (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (PiP, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Force of Nature (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Social Butterfly #3 is a muted, medium-dark golden bronze with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had intense color payoff with a slightly loose texture that was very rich and buttery applied. The color wore well for eight hours before fading. Sydney Grace Hot Stuff (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Pat McGrath Sextrovert (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Milani Foxy Lady (PiP, $5.99) is more muted (95% similar). Too Faced Buttered Rum (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Desert Baked (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Pat McGrath Bronze Struck (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Softened Up (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Poker Face (P, $12.00) is brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Teak (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #14 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Double Feature #6 #2 (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop The Goat (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Morphe Meeks (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 7 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dose of Colors Sunglow (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Auburn (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME654 Cauldron (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Inglot #406 (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Persona Goddess (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Social Butterfly #4 is a muted, medium lavender purple with neutral-to-cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had great color payoff with a smooth, buttery texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft. It applied beautifully and blended out easily. The color started to fade after eight hours. Tarte Wave (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Mixed Tape (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Heaven (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Pewter (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Aristocratic Aura (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Social Butterfly #5 is a dark taupe-brown with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had great pigmentation with a soft, blendable, and lightly buttery texture that applied well and wore for eight hours. Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Epsilon (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #4 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Beautifully Charred (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Unbuttoned (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Ardency Inn Hell (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Going Nuts (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Dark Sienna (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Edward Bess Dusk (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Granite (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Right) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Hot Fudge (PiP, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Fine (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Mona Lisa (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) (PiP, $29.00)(85% similar). Too Faced Fingers Crossed (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Inglot #402 (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Regal (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Rivoli #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Social Butterfly #6 is a dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly dusty texture that could have blended better on the lid–it could get a little patchy without a primer to help smooth it out. The color lasted for eight hours. Sephora Pick Me Up at 8 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Chocolate Espresso (LE, $23.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dash of Mocha (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Dream in Chocolate (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Delete (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Malted (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Shadow Box (DC, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Belle Femme (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Chocolate (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (DC, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Java (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Social Butterfly #7 is a deep black with cool undertones and pink micro-shimmer. It looks and applies mostly as a matte black as a lot of the shimmer disappears during blending. The consistency was soft and fairly blendable, while coverage was semi-opaque but buildable. It wore well for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Les (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Glamour (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #7 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #2 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Onyx (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Onyx (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Noir Satin (26) (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Ooh and Ahh (Left) (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette

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Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly #1 Eyeshadow

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Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly #4 Eyeshadow

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Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly #5 Eyeshadow

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Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly #6 Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly #6 Eyeshadow
Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly #6 Eyeshadow

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Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly #7 Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly #7 Eyeshadow
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Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette

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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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This is quite a versatile neutral/naked palette! One can easily do either a cool-toned or a warmer toned eye look with this. If I didn’t already have so many dupes and similar shades, I’d be all over this one like bees to honey!

Very true, Nancy! It is one of the “cooler” palettes I’ve seen, though for sure not TRULY cool-toned, lol!

Oh, I see the scores now. Strange, I hit refresh before and even reloaded your website in my browser, but couldn’t see the scores. Ok, it’s a nice workhorse set of colors, that can easily go from day to night. I like how the colors aren’t too warm or orange (looking at you Tarte for PBJ and Peach palettes!) and #7 looks fixable with primer, but I have enough of these colors in my stash. # 7 reminds me of a tone- down version of CP Disco Ball.

I love Marc Jacobs eye palettes, its the only brand that I collect every single palette released, both the No. 7s and the No. 3s.

I haven’t gotten all the 3 pans but I have every 7 pan and the holiday palette. This one is my favorite of them all!! It’s so pretty!!!!!

I think you accidentally left your grading off. This looks a little troublesome and by being a NM exclusive, I can’t see it in person. So, I’m passing.

For some reason, I couldn’t see the score? It says ‘[review limit="3"]‘ at the end of the page when I load temptalia.com. When I open the post, I can see the swatch pictures, but still not the score… I’m using the latest chrome browser on a mac.

Thank you for swatching this palette! I have Marc Jacob’s The Dreamer palette and I love it so much, so getting another one of the palettes is something I plan on doing in the future. I do like the look of this one-especially with the inclusion of the lavender color. It’s a nice touch of color without straying from a neutral look. I wanted to point out that in your description you said that it’s exclusive to Neiman Marcus/Barneys. Did you mean Bergdorf Goodman? To my knowledge Barneys doesn’t carry Marc Jacobs Beauty, although if they did/start to that would make me ridiculously happy.

Ok, so at $60 for 6 shadows ( who needs another black-really?) I’d consider this a luxury brand and I’m simply not seeing anything special about it. It looks dry on and 7/8 hr. wear time is average. Glad I waited for your review Christine- it’s a nay for me tho.

Try $71 here in Canada. For that price, it would have to have a higher rating. As I said in my comment further down, in my opinion, there are better palettes to be had at better price points.

They are showing? If they are not, please let me know what browser/device you are using, as that would at least help us look into the issue, but I have checked my iPhone and my desktop computer (three browsers) and everything looks correct.

Heck yeah! I bought this one as soon as it went live for purchase on the Neiman Marcus website. I was glad to have heard about MJ Beauty doing an exclusive line for Neiman Marcus since that’s not a store or website I frequent. But I stalked their site until I was able to score it — the same day!

Haha! Yay 🙂 I tried but couldn’t get it to add to my cart – had to do a livechat and they did it for me, lol!

I have The Dreamer palette from this collection and I love the quality and pigmentation, the vibrancy of the colors. I think these pallettes are both chic in packaging design and high quality when it comes to the product itself. This palette has the tones right up my alley as well 🙂

I love how you used #4 from the inner corner, swept around to under the eye.
The palette is still too overall warm for my tastes, but I can see how it would work for a lot of people. 🙂

This might be nice for someone fairly new to eye shadow palettes but all of the shades are so “dupe-able”, as is the whole palette itself, it seems to me. Given the price and the rating, I think the original Naked palette or one of the Chocolate Bar palettes would be much better choices for someone looking for that first “neutrals” all in one palette.

Most definitely! It is dupable but easy to wear. I can see why it was what they created to kick-off the launch of MJB at Neiman Marcus/Bergdorf Goodman, though.

It can be hard to tell, since shades look different on different people, but colours 1, 3 and 5 look like dead ringers for his 3-shadow The Glam palette. (Not a bad thing, because that’s probably my favourite one of his palettes. But it might be worth checking if before buying this new one, if you own The Glam.)

They seem to overlap with past palettes for sure – which doesn’t really surprise me if this was created as a retailer exclusive for the kick-off of the launch of MJB there 🙁

A very pretty, easy group of neutrals – but far too many mattes for me. Besides, once you have the naked palettes, you have a lot of these kinds of colours.
A beautiful eye look Christine.

Hi Christine, Can you confirm if all the shades in this palette are repeats from the bigger Holiday Palette? I was going to order this one until i read somewhere it is the same shades from Free Spirit Palette. Thank you

I’m not sure – there definitely seemed like overlap to me, but I don’t have anything from Marc Jacobs that says that.

Doesn’t seem so to me, though #s 1 & 6 have pretty close dupes in FS. Got that one. 4 has no even distant relatives in FS. And the others may be second to third cousins. Don’t think you’d overlap too much.

That last dark color is a bit disappointing, but I think this is a nice palette overall. I agree with others who have pointed out its potential versatility.

This looks like it’s a nice palette — too bad it’s an exclusive! I really love color #4. Love #5, too, but have dupes for it. Interestingly, it’s a neutral palette that doesn’t have a shade I’d use on my hood — #2 is too light, #6 is too dark, and I prefer slightly satin to matte mattes there. So it wouldn’t work as a stand-alone palette for me.

#4 is very pretty. It made me go check if Colourpop’s Mixed Tape was still available, though! XD (As of right now, that’s a yes.)

I keep waiting for one of these MJ palettes to wow me, because I do think that’s some nice packaging. But at the pricepoint, I’m going to have to really love at least 5-6 of the colors, and that hasn’t happened yet.

I just have way too much eyeshadow! It’s like with the Bare Minerals pressed shadows. They seem nice, but the color selections haven’t yet excited me.

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