Marc Jacobs Beauty Glambition Palette: A Review


So I caved and bought another eyeshadow palette I didn't need. Ever since Marc Jacobs Beauty relaunched their eyeshadow palettes with a new and improved formula, I had my eye on the most basic of the bunch, the Glambition palette. I have an older palette by the brand, The Lover, and I loved that formula - I figured if they improved it even more, it would be a winner for me.

The Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palettes contain seven shades in a range of matte and shimmer finishes. There are six different color combinations, ranging from this super basic option, to super warm reds and browns, to purples, and even blues. I don't wear eyeshadow all too often, so this neutral option really stood out as the one I'd get the most wear out of. The shades are a bit on the peachy side, and a really beautiful gold shade pulls it into warm territory. A lot of colors instantly pull orange on my skin, but these have just the right amount of warmth to not do that. The shade names in each palette form sentences - Glambition's is, "She was infamous, known for seeking the most over-the-top glamour." The palette contains a satin cream highlight shade, a peachy brown transition shade, a beautiful gold shimmer, a medium neutral brown matte, a shimmering peachy champagne, a deep matte brown, and a matte black with a few sparkles. They create a stunning color story and all look beautiful together.

They certainly have improved an already lovely formula. The shades almost feel like creams to the touch and swatch beautifully, and they have great color payoff on the lids as well. They don't kick up tons of powder in the pan, and they blend pretty flawlessly without becoming muddy. I am pretty unskilled with eyeshadow and I still managed to create a decent halo eye in no time at all. They also last well - I always use a primer, but some formulas still crease on me. These stayed put without fading all day long. I can't wait to use this to create some beautiful bronze-y looks this fall, and I'm keeping my eye out for when Sephora restocks the Edgitorial shades.

Have you tried any of the new Marc Jacobs palettes?