Marc Jacobs Beauty

Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 | The Enigma #216

November 6, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty has released several new eyeshadow palette colors in their Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plush Shadow format for fall/holiday. I ordered The Enigma #216 ($59 for 0.24 oz) back in late September but never managed to post a review. I have photos and swatches for you today. I’ve eyed several of the Marc Jacobs Beauty palettes ever since the line launched in August 2013, but with eyeshadow palettes that have more than 5 shades, it’s hard for me to justify a purchase if I don’t love all the colors. The Enigma is the first one I decided to splurge on and it’s a lovely palette with a mix of deep and pale colors.

There are seven colors included in this one:

Matte black
Shimmering sterling grey
Soft shimmering grey-sage
Shimmery cool-pink
Satin-matte soft pink
Sparkling warm taupe brown
Frosty champagne

Overall the palette pulls more cool-toned on me, but it’s still neutral. I like that the pink shimmers have a visible soft rose-colored base but don’t give me a pink-eye look. All the shades are well pigmented. The shimmers have a softer more pigmented texture but the satiny-mattes also go on the lids nicely. I’ve played with this a number of ways using 3-4 shades with any given eye look.

Here is one with the frosted pink, frosted taupe, shimmering champagne, gunmetal and matte black. All the colors are blended for a gradient finish. The photo below shows the color a bit washed out, but the color in real life really shows up well on the skin.

Close ups of each shade in The Enigma Palette below and swatches:

The Enigma Palette is a winner in my book. I like that this palette has distinct shades. It has a good mix of colors making it a classic but edgy neutral. I found lasting power to be quite good with an eye base (I like Edward Bess’s, other favorites here). The shadow lasted all day from early morning until late evening without moving or smudging.

You can find the Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plush Shadow Palettes online at Sephora and Marc Jacobs Beauty. Most of the palettes are also available in stores, but the last time I was at a Sephora store (a couple weeks ago) I did not yet see this one on the tester unit. If you’ve seen it please share in the comments.

Have you tried any of the Marc Jacobs Beauty eyeshadows? What are your favorites?

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  • This palette has some lovely colours x

    Leonie β™₯ IkonikBeauty

  • Omg Sabrina, you're such an enabler! The middle pink shade looks beautiful on your swatches, quite unique with some warm golden bits through it. Adding this to my ever-growing wish list. πŸ˜‰

    • Glad you liked the swatches!

  • Thank you for posting this review. I was wondering about this palette and you just confirmed that it is just as gorgeous as I had thought. I love all the shades and they look fantastic on your eyes!

  • Amazing colours!!
    Lots of love, xx

  • That looks amazing!! I just got my first Marc Jacobs palette yesterday in The Parisienne, I can't wait play around with it.

    Great post πŸ™‚

    • Oooh, that palette looks so so gorgeous! I can't wear colors that cool-toned πŸ™ but it does look stunning!

  • This just bl$&@#y gorgeous-wowee!

    • Do you have any MJ favorites?

  • wowww., its really pretty

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  • I was hoping to see poor pay off or otherwise read that you don't like the palette but, when I scrolled down to see the swatches…I want this this! Compared to the similarly-priced YSL quints (I'm not impressed with pay off), this Marc Jacobs' palette is well worth the cost.

  • michelle

    These are really pretty–great choice! I swatched a few colors from one of his neutral palettes when at Sephora (can't recall name) and wasn't impressed with pigment/powdery, so I passed. These look really nice! I felt the same about the Dior palette in "Rosy Tan" that I've seen covered in many long-past beauty blog posts. I guess I expected different and felt less lured into spending more for shadows after this experience. I am yet to dive into the pricey shadows realm–guess I'm kinda scared I won't return;)

  • This is the first MJ palette I think I could make work for me. I'm not much for greens but I think the sage color is lovely and I could find a way to use it.

  • great photography showing close-ups and swatches – ty!

  • nice