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Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 in The Lolita and The Lover

April 16, 2015

I took advantage of the Sephora Beauty Insider sale going on this week and purchased two of the Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plush Shadow Palettes ($59 each) in The Lolita #206 and The Lover #220. The Lolita has been on my wish list for over a year now. It’s one I keep swatching in store but kept waiting on because of the one glittery shade. The Lover is new for summer and it’s quite stunning. Online Sephora has helpful descriptions of each palette which I find pretty accurate:

  • The Lolita has eyeshadows in matte off-white cream, matte nude, matte dark coffee brown, metallic warm pink with iridescent glitter, iridescent champagne pink sheen, light peach sheen, rosy copper sheen
  • The Lover has eyeshadows in matte baby pink, sandy pink shimmer, light caramel sheen, matte apricot-rose, copper rose shimmer, seashell pink sheen, matte cappuccino

Both palettes contain a mix of textures and finishes but in neutral colors. I’ve been a huge fan of The Enigma (cooler tones) and The Dreamer (warmer tones) and as a neutral makeup lover, both The Lolita and The Lover do not disappoint.


First up is The Lolita. The first three shades are matte with very good pigment. You have a buttercream, a soft tan and a dusty brown. The middle shade is a glittery champagne which I find best applied as a topper patted on lightly over other colors. A patting motion helps the color stay on, otherwise if you apply it in the traditional way swiped or brushed over the lid, I found the glitter fell off the lids and onto my cheeks. The last three shades are stunning shimmers. You have an opalescent pink pearl, a shimmering champagne peach and a warm coppery rose shimmer. All the colors are extremely flattering and pretty on the lids (except for the glitter shade mainly because I am not a huge glitter fan). I was worried the colors would all look the same on my lids, but on my medium tone skin they look different.

Close ups:


Next up is The Lover which is a new palette for summer. It’s listed as limited-edition online but I hope it remains permanent. For those who like a palette that has colors similar to each other for a soft gradient, The Lover offers some really gorgeous neutrals with a modern twist. In the mix you have some wearable soft pinks, lilac, tan and a peachy-copper shimmer. On the lids you can create a soft gradient and wash of color that is neutral but not your typical neutral-beiges. It’s like The Dreamer but softer in overall feel with more pinks rather than the coppery-golds. The colors are well pigmented although the third and fourth shades are softer and are close to my natural skin tone so they aren’t as dramatic as the other colors. They do layer on the eyes better than my arm.

Close ups:


One last shot side by side:

Side by side swatches:

I really adore both. If I had to pick only one, I would have to say that I have a slight preference for The Lover right now mainly because it’s glitter-free, although The Lolita is pretty amazing for a neutral palette. That being said I do think it can be duplicated with a number of other colors from singles or other palettes. I love that The Lover is neutral and light without being too neutral that it’s invisible on my eyes – the colors show up well and layer nicely together.

You can find the Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palettes for $59 each at Marc Jacobs Beauty and Sephora. Right now the Sephora Beauty Insider sale is going on through the 21st. For VIB Rouge enter the code ROUGELOVE at checkout for 15% off, VIBs enter code VIBLOVE for 15% off, BI members will get access starting tomorrow with 10% off with code BILOVE. In store you will need to show the card you received in the mail or e-mail sent to you with the barcode.

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  • Ting Yn April 16, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I don't think that I could choose between the two palettes. Both are gorgeous x

    • Sabrina April 21, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      LOL, I'm with you there!

  • Carmen Varner April 16, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I'm drooling. These palettes are absolutely gorgeous. A little pricey though. :]

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    • Sabrina April 21, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      They are pricey, but if you have a Sephora near you and are a beauty insider you can get a discount until the end of today in the US.

  • Rachel Polansky April 16, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I have the Lolita and I really like it, Marc Jacobs is a great brand!


  • Gweni Rees-Evans April 16, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    AHHHHH THEY LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL!! I keep popping into Sephora and looking at them but yet to get anything! I'm so happy that you love them though πŸ™‚ Your photos are looking gorgeous in this post πŸ™‚ I love the design of the palette as well πŸ™‚


    • Sabrina April 21, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you Gweni!

  • Alix April 16, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I've been holding off on getting The Lolita for the very same reason — that glitter-bomb shade in the middle! Sparkle gets all over your face when you put it on. The rest of the shades are fab, though. Still might get it…

    • Sabrina April 21, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Yes, the glitter shade is not my fav, but for a glitter, it wears nicely if you pat on top of the shadows very softly.

  • Makeup Sessions April 16, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Both palettes look lovely! The shade range in The Lover remind me of the Naked 3 palette, very beautiful rosy tones πŸ™‚

    • Sabrina April 21, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      You're right! The Lover is a bit more of a neutral-rose with an overall softer feel, but you are spot on!

  • Becca April 17, 2015 at 1:18 am

    I adore the look of The Lover, I hope it isn't limited edition! x
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    • Sabrina April 21, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      It's listed as limited-edition on Sephora.com but I hope it's permanent too.

  • nueyork April 17, 2015 at 4:12 am

    These are both such stunning neutral palettes! I really love the Lolita one. x


  • Caked To The Nines April 17, 2015 at 6:52 am

    The last thing I need is another palette, but these look gorgeous! I'm definitely going to swatch them next time I'm in Sephora!

    • Sabrina April 21, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Hope you are able to make it to the store today for the last day of the Beauty Insider sale!

  • Gemma Louise April 17, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    The Lolita palette is absolutely stunning, I'm in love!

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    • Sabrina April 21, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      I agree, such a pretty palette of neutrals. I do wish that glitter color was a non-glitter color, but it is quite pretty.

  • Clever Girl Reviews April 17, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Lolita is really nice!

    • Sabrina April 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      I know, right? It took me forever to cave!

  • misslouboutin April 19, 2015 at 12:20 am

    What gorgeous pictures! These remind me of Dior's Rosy Tan and Rosy Nude quints that came out simultaneously several summers ago… I believe summer 2010 or 2011? They compliment one another – they echo each other – but I think you can honestly get away with both! πŸ˜€

    I have The Lolita, and while I don't reach for it a ton, it really is a beautiful palette. I cannot wait to pick up The Lover soon!

    Thanks as always for a stunning post.

    • Sabrina April 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Misslouboutin, you're right! They have a similar soft feel to the Dior. I do think the Marc Jacobs has more pigment and color payoff while the Diors were a bit softer.

  • MarΓ­a Blardone May 4, 2015 at 9:57 am

    The Lolita is amazing! Adore it for daytime and natural make up
    Lots of love, xx


  • Ellenmd February 6, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Again, great colors, but very few medium shades. Great bases, highlighters, lid shades and one dark shade. The lover doesn't even have a dark shade, I'd love that pinky brown as a crease shade. Lolita has great colors, and two possible crease shades for me because I am very fair, but a very gray dark shade. All in all, Lolita would give be the best bang for my money, but I'd have to substitue a warmer dark brown for corners and lining. Thanks for grea reviews and swatching. Makes weighing your options so much easier. And I was in love with Bobbi Brown's Twighlight palette from several summers ago, and Lolita has several of those same pinky, coppery light brown shades in it. If not for the grayish dark color, it could be a dupe, or even better, a more usable dupe!!