Saturday, August 11, 2018

One Palette, Three Looks (series) Using the Marc Jacobs Beauty Scandalust Palette - Look #1

When Marc Jacobs first launched his makeup brand at Sephora, I got invited to an event in NYC as part of Sephora's VIB Rouge program. The "by invite only" party took placed at a NYC Sephora store, where they closed the doors to the public, and allowed us to play with all of the beautiful new makeup from Marc Jacobs Beauty.  Makeup artists were available to create looks on the guests using products from the brand. Champagne was served, as we perused the aisles to our heart's content. Later that evening, Marc Jacobs himself waltzed in for photos. I remember his warm smile, asking each of the women their names before he autographed the complimentary beauty books we received as part of the event. 

He put his arm around each of us as he posed for pictures with every single person there. I was nervous, but his kind words (commenting on how pretty my name is) instantly made me feel at ease.  Here I was standing next to the Marc Jacobs, and he seemed so down to earth and genuine. 

I am so happy that his makeup brand is cruelty-free. They make some of the most luxurious brushes (try their bronzing brush, which is an industry favorite) and makeup on the market. 

When it comes to truly high-end color cosmetics, I can only think of a few luxury brands that are cruelty-free; Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass and Marc Jacobs Beauty. Luckily all three brands put out coveted products and are standouts in their class.

The first eyeshadow palette that I purchased from Marc Jacobs Beauty is the above pictured Scandalust palette. 

At first glance, the colors might seem intimidating or very high fashion,  but it is surprisingly wearable and extremely high quality. Considering the high pigment, smooth blend and sleek packaging, I think the pricing is quite reasonable ($49) for a luxury brand.

For my first look in this series, I used only three eyeshadows to create a neutral look.  As usual, my series will include a neutral look, bold look and something in between.  

Here is how I created look #1:

To begin, I primed my eyelids from lash line up to the brow using Too Faced Shadow Insurance. 

Next, I looked at the rust and warm brown eyeshadows in the palette, and on a flat eyeshadow brush decided to pick up the warm orange-tan color from the center of the palette (That's Why). This matte shadow is extremely pigmented, and blends like a dream.

After packing the pigment onto the lid, I took a clean blending brush to smooth out any harsh edges.

To emphasize my lash line, I picked up the darkest shadow in the palette (Little Miss) on a small angled brush from Christopher Drummond Beauty (discontinued). I applied the color to my upper and lower lash line, making sure to place the color in between my lashes as well.

For a little highlight, I used a dome brush to pick up the lightest color in the palette (Hot Pants). Tapping it on the inner corner of the eye and also applying it to my cupid's bow helped to bring light to the look.

To complete the look, I cleaned up any fallout,  applied concealer, and a few coats of mascara to top and bottom lashes after curling them. 

I kept lips neutral mixing a neutral lip cream from Milani with my Hourglass Cosmetics No. 6 Lip Stylo. 

Here is the final look:

This look is quite easy to achieve, and only took 3 eyeshadows for a completed eye look. 

The shimmery bronzer from Charlotte Tilbury's bronze and glow palette added warmth to the face and neck.

This look is a go-to one for me lately. You can use any three eyeshadows to create it. I usually like a matte neutral for my main color, but something with a bit of interest to it. Any dark matte eyeshadow can be used as a softer version of eyeliner. Use a light eyeshadow,  preferably with a bit of sparkle or shimmer for a highlight. 

I hope you enjoyed my first look in this series. Make sure you are subscribed so that you don't miss the other two looks in this series! 

All products in this post were purchased by me. This is not a sponsored post. 

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