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Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 – The Dreamer #212

April 4, 2015

Something that’s been on my favorites list for a couple months now is the Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 in The Dreamer ($59 for 7 shadows each 7 g / 0.24 oz). The Marc Jacobs palettes come with an eyeshadow they call a plush shadow formula that contains a mix of textures from “shimmery metallics, buttery mattes, and lustrous sheens.” If you’ve played with any of the palettes in a Sephora store you know first hand that most of the colors are indeed plush with a buttery pigmented smooth texture. I reviewed The Enigma last year which has a mix of cool neutrals and darker shades. It has a lovely unique mix of colors to give a modern smokey eye that’s different from the regular grey/black colors. The Dreamer is a warmer neutral option that is perfect for spring to summer. It’s rare to find eyeshadow palettes with more than 4 shades where I am 100% in love with each color. This one (much like The Enigma) is pure love.

The colors in the palette are neutral to warm, but not too warm. The last color on the far right scared me a bit because it’s so warm and yellow but it layers really nicely over the other colors to add warmth and depth without making the skin look sallow. The mattes in this palette are rich in pigment and ultra smooth in coverage so they won’t make the lids look dry and even though they are neutral they show up well on the skin.

The colors as I see them described below:
Matte beige cream that has a very smooth soft texture
Shimmering sandy champagne beige
Light and pale yellow cream shimmer
Matte warm brown
Matte peach beige with a hint of pink
Shimmering coral with gold shimmer
Warm frosted marigold shimmer

Close ups of the palette:


The colors layer well together although I don’t usually wear more than 5 shades of shadow on the lid at any given time. I like the matte brown because it looks warm in the pan but it has super saturated pigment and applies deeper so it’s dark enough to be a liner. Even though something like a matte brown is basic, I really love this one because it can change the look for something more dramatic by smoking it out – it’s a matte that blends like a dream.

The colors are well coordinated in a way that they all go together quite nicely – no other shadows from other singles or palettes needed to tweak the look. At the same time there is enough variation between each of the colors that they don’t end up looking identical on the skin or the eyes.

I literally could go on and on about how much I like this one, but in short, it’s a really good one that I can wear on any day for any occasion. The colors perform really well and adhere nicely to the lids even without primer and last all day long without budging. The colors are so well-coordinated so this is a palette I can swipe on easily and not have to think about how to use or blend. I give this one a huge thumbs up.

You can find the Style Eye-Con No. 7 palettes at Sephora and Marc Jacobs Beauty. If you’ve tried any of the shadows I’d love to hear about your favorites. The Lolita has been on my wishlist since the line launched but I’ve been trying to resist as I already have so many neutrals. I suspect it’s only a matter of time before I cave and buy that one.

The Dreamer was provided courtesy of Marc Jacobs Beauty for review consideration.

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  • The last thing I need is a new eyeshadow palette but this looks gorgeous… I love the Lolita one!


  • I haven't tried anything from Marc Jacobs, I don't think it's available here in Stockholm but if it was I'm sure I'd check this palette! It's stunning! πŸ™‚

  • Wow these colours look AMAZING! I wish I had the money to buy it, πŸ™ hehe. Great review! x

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  • This palette looks stunning! I've been lusting over it at sephora for the past few months, the only thing keeping me from buying it is the price, which is…. rather consequent?
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  • Love these colors! Great palette! Xo

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I'm glad to see this palette get more love. I used the coral and gold on the right to create a sunset-like gradient on my eyes and it drew lots of compliments when I was demo-ing it in Sephora that day. πŸ™‚

  • It looks really gorgeous, but I'm not crazy about the shade selection! I appreciate the variety of neutrals, but I wish there were a few more medium shades.

  • I am in love with this palette the colours are the most perfect neutrals and you could create so many different eye looks

  • Kristina aka cubicledweller

    Looks beautiful! I have The Starlet, The Night Owl, and The Siren, which was packaged in white and special edition last year. The Enigma is on my wishlist!

  • This was on my wishlist for so long and I will buy it as soon as I have chance. It looks like a perfect palette and so elegant and luxurious


  • This is such a gorgeous palette! That second color in looks a little bit like the tone of MAC's "Honey Lust" to me, but perhaps less glittery. I definitely need to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  • I really like these colors. This looks like a great everyday palette!

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  • Ellenmd

    This would be an all I need palette for my fair complexion and red hair, but there seem to be a lot of base and lid colors, and one great corner and liner shade, but where are the medium shades for the crease? With two medium neutral shades instead of all the light shades this palete could be all I ever need, but as is, I would have to carry a light/medium brown, heather and copper for crease looks with these eyelid and highlight shades. Could be done, cause would make travel very easy, but with seven shades in the palette, couls have been done for us. Won't rule it out, because as I said, it has all the eyelid, all over, and highlighter shades that I use, and one phenomenal warm brown, but one or two medium shades would have made a more balanced palete. Thanks for all your great swatches, makes shopping a breeze!!