Cuz you never know when you'll spot a cute pair: Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 3 in The Shoe Gazer

 When fashion and makeup collide

When fashion and makeup collide

Before releasing his makeup range, Marc Jacobs took great care with both the design of his packaging and the contents inside.

A pleasurable experience is felt from first spying the black lacquered plastic case peeking out of the grosgrain coverlet and then there's the satisfying click of the closure. It's a makeup junkie high. 

Just remember to breathe.

During my hours long excursion at Ala Moana Center, I ventured to Sephora -- Marc Jacobs Beauty was no longer a temptation to fixate on.

For the true make it or break it test, I opted to pick up one of his eyeshadow three pan palettes in The Shoe Gazer.

 The Shoe Gazer

The Shoe Gazer

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 Peachy bronze sheen

Peachy bronze sheen

 Matte taupe brown

Matte taupe brown

 Light turquoise blue sheen

Light turquoise blue sheen

 Swatches from left to right: Bronze, Taupe and Turquoise

Swatches from left to right: Bronze, Taupe and Turquoise

 Layered swatches from left to right: Turquoise over Taupe, Bronze over Taupe and Turquoise over Bronze

Layered swatches from left to right: Turquoise over Taupe, Bronze over Taupe and Turquoise over Bronze

 Side by side comparison

Side by side comparison

The texture of Jacob's eyeshadow formula is soft and creamy, thus lending itself to eyeshadow harmony. Because the performance of his eyeshadow was relatively unknown to me and my oily eyelids, I made sure to apply primer first in order to give things a fighting chance. 

During application I found all three colours built up quite nicely and I didn't experience any fallout.  Over the course of eight+ hours The Shoe Gazer stayed put and never creased.

 Wearing The Shoe Gazer on my eyes

Wearing The Shoe Gazer on my eyes

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 Close up of the final look

Close up of the final look

If you're looking for a proper introduction to Marc Jacobs Beauty, start with colour first.

Other items worn in this look:

  • Becca's Beach Tint in Lychee on my cheeks
  • Shanghai Suzy's Miss Brooklyn on my lips
  • Benefit's They're Real Mascara
  • Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon in Ro(Cocoa) on my upper waterline (review to follow)

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 3 in The Shoe Gazer:

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 8 out of 10 bags — I took a couple points off for price, but in exchange you do get a beautiful finish on your eyes.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • I also picked up the perfect red lipstick called Neo-Noir.