Beauty report: Marc Jacobs Beauty O!mega Gel Powder Eyeshadow

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Words by Rachel Krasky

A little goes a long way.

Name: Marc Jacobs Beauty O!mega Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Price: $42
What it does: A high-impact, crease-proof eyeshadow that stays put for 12 hours.
Available from: sephora.com.au

How it feels/smells/looks

It’s always exciting when a beauty brand comes out with something different, and Marc Jacobs Beauty has done just that. The O!mega formula features gel-coated pigments that glide on unlike any other eyeshadow. They feel different to the touch and are also a different blend to a standard shadow. I wouldn’t recommend these for any newbies as they do take a considerable time to blend out. A light hand is also highly recommended as a little goes a long way.

Why I like it

The formula is different from anything else in my collection. The shadows are neither cream or pressed, with a unique finish. The shade range consists of a nice array of everyday mattes, but also some great options for a smokey night-time look. It’s not surprising the colour range is top notch, as it was curated by legendary makeup artist Diane Kendal. Probably the best thing about these shadows though? ZERO fallout.

Areas for improvement

There are two issues for me. The main area of concern is some colours are a tiny bit patchy, and the collection isn’t the easiest to blend. In saying that, if you’re patient, you can create a beautiful look using only one shadow. The second issue is the price point – these are $42 a pop, and there are some good palettes on the market you can buy for the price of one of these individuals. But hey, it’s Marc Jacobs and worth the splurge if you’d like to try something new.


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