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Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night Style Eye Con No 20 Eyeshadow Palette

November 1, 2016
The Beauty Look Book - Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night Style Eye Con No 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty launched their About Last Night Style Eye Con No 20 Eyeshadow Palette ($99 for 20 x 0.03 oz/ 0.85 g) earlier this past fall. I ordered mine back in August and this review has been on my to-do list for ages. If you haven’t had a chance to try it out I recommend you do and that you put it on your wishlist or Sephora shopping list because it is amazing. It’s a huge palette that contains 20 eyeshadows, all with amazing textures, smooth finish, rich easy to layer pigment, no fall out even when you apply on the eyes, long lasting power and basically endless combinations. I was really blown away by the quality and colors. There is only 1 shade I’m not crazy about which is the yellow gold shimmer, but the rest of the colors are top notch and ones I can actually wear.

The Beauty Look Book - Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night Style Eye Con No 20 Eyeshadow Palette

I ordered sight unseen and had no idea how large it would be even though Marc Jacobs Beauty launched a Style Eye Con No 20 last year. When I ordered it I also had no idea that it was $99. I’m usually pretty good at assessing prices when I shop, but it was one of those busy weeks. I added to my cart and purchased. I didn’t realize until it arrived and I looked at my receipt and my jaw dropped. There’s no question it is an expensive purchase but it’s 100% worth every penny (even that one yellow color I didn’t think I’d wear). A quick size comparison and look at how large the palette is:

The Beauty Look Book - Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night Style Eye Con No 20 Eyeshadow Palette

The Style Eye Con No. 7 in The Lolita reviewed here
The #Instamarc Light Filtering Contour Duo reviewed here

A closer look at the palette and swatches. Each of the shades have names but they aren’t labeled on the palette so I’ve split it into the top half and bottom half. The shimmers are absolutely stunning and buttery soft. There are a few mattes with sparkle flecks – they perform really well with no fall out. The mattes are among the best mattes I’ve tried. Often times super pigmented mattes can either be chalky unless you apply with a detail brush. These mattes apply well with a loose fluffy brush or dense brush equally well and it’s a huge plus that I experienced no fall out.

Top half has:
Matte ivory
Satin warm tan brown
Matte cream
Matte baby pink
Shimmering ivory
Shimmering yellow gold
Shimmering peachy tan
White cool snow shimmer
Shimmering tan taupe
Matte pink mauve with sparkle flecks

The Beauty Look Book - Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night Style Eye Con No 20 Eyeshadow Palette

The Beauty Look Book - Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night Style Eye Con No 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Bottom half has:
Shimmering warm gold
Matte brown with gold flecks
Shimmery violet purple
Matte grey
Shimmering purple
Deep matte eggplant
Satiny cool brown
Satiny gunmetal black grey
Deep cool black with silver flecks
Matte brown with plum red tones

The Beauty Look Book - Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night Style Eye Con No 20 Eyeshadow Palette

The Beauty Look Book - Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night Style Eye Con No 20 Eyeshadow Palette

If you need something simpler and with a lower price point, I’d recommend either the Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye Con No. 7 in Social Butterfly or either of the Dior 5 Couleurs Splendor Eyeshadow Palettes for holiday. Both can give you a similar effect depending on your color preferences and are just as good in quality.

The Beauty Look Book - Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night Style Eye Con No 20 Eyeshadow Palette

Bottom line is I don’t know how else to describe this except as “amazing.” As soon as I realized what the price point was, I thought to myself there was no way I could love it at that price. I was wrong. Every single color has an A+ texture, finish and pigment. However as always I’d only recommend you buy an eyeshadow palette if you think you’ll use most of the colors. My take is that it’s a great buy and well worth the splurge. If I could only have one new eyeshadow palette for the holiday this would be it. It’s one I think I could travel with and have everything I need for the eyes in a single palette – base, highlight, color, blending colors and liner shades.

If you’re a Sephora VIB Rouge Member, the 20% off sale starts online and in stores on Thursday the 4th. By now you should have received a card in the mail with a coupon that you can use. Online the code will be 20ROUGE from 11/4 to 11/7 so if you’ve reached that tier I recommend waiting for the sale if you have this on your list. 

Have you checked out this palette yet? If not do you have any other Marc Jacobs Beauty eyeshadow palettes that you liked? I’ve reviewed several which I’ll link below.

A few others from Marc Jacobs:

You can find the Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night Style Eye Con No 20 Eyeshadow Palette exclusively at Sephora and Marc Jacobs Beauty. It is limited-edition.

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  • Do you feel this is different enough from last year's MJ palette to buy both?

    • Hi Beth, I didn't purchase or try last year's palette – I think I saw 3-4 shades I didn't think I'd use from the 2015 one and decided to pass!

  • Omg!I need this! I can't get over how beautiful the shimmer shades are in this palette

    Beauty Candy Loves

    • They are! The shimmers are great πŸ™‚

  • Absolutely beautiful! I've never tried anything from Marc Beauty but I have my eyes on their eyeshadows for sure. Those two bottom rows look beautiful.

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  • When I saw this at Sephora, one of the things that impressed me was that there were no gimmicky or throw away colors. So many palettes remind me of a large box of crayons with a million colors. They're a lot of fun to be sure, but they're totally impractical for me. My taste is more classic and, although I do enjoy wearing colors, I prefer colors that are more subdued. This palette offers a nice selection of shades that are more on the "quiet" side without being boring and many of the colors are quite elegant. The other thing I appreciate about the palette is that the overall quality is good. I've found the colors to be easy to layer and blend and that they wear well.

    • So well put Eileen πŸ™‚ Agree with everything you've mentioned!

  • Lea

    It seems like gold shades are trending so much more yellow this fall or is that just my faulty perception and yellow avoidance? On me it would look like jaundice, so I steer clear of anything with a yellow cast. I do own golds, but they're deeper and less reminiscent of being a yellow shadow with shimmer added in.

    • This made me LOL so hard Lea. I hate yellow golds and am trying to be less boring by experimenting with them.

  • Ana Samuel

    Beautiful Palette. I have one of the number 7 and absolutely love the texture and finish.

    • Thanks Ana – the eyeshadows are so so good!

  • Amazing palette and swatches, love the brown ones!

  • So cool!!! love these colours!!

  • Mariann

    This palette looks great. The shades appear versatile and have a nice variety in addition to neutrals. I did purchase "Social Butterfly" on your recommendation and use it quite regularly. MJ shadows have excellent color payoff and apply so smoothly. They are a pleasure to blend as well. Social Butterfly does not disappoint. The eyeshadow formula stays in place all day. I may put this "About Last Night" beauty in my Sephora cart as well. Thank you for your thorough review! I love this blog, Sabrina. Yours is always the first on my list.

    • Thank you so much Mariann – I'm beyond thrilled you love Social Butterfly!!

  • Wow, I didn't expect this palette to swatch so beautifully! I haven't tried Marc Jacobs shadows as of yet but this looks like the perfect starting point. x

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

    • I didn't either but yes it's beautiful!