MARC JACOBS Beauty 202 The Tease Style Eye-Con No.7 Plush Shadow (Review, Photos, Swatch)

You’ve heard and read about it. Fashion designer Marc Jacobs is coming out with a beauty line exclusively sold at Sephora and select Marc Jacobs store beginning August 9, 2013. As a Sephora Beauty Insider, I received an email for a sneak peek of his collection; and being half-asleep as I was (no thanks to Nyquil) this palette was added to my virtual cart in a flash.

At $59 for seven eyeshadows, my being sick with cough and cold made it as an excuse, more like chicken soup for the soul. This woman gotta have it, you see she’s coughing and sneezing. Maybe Marc Jacobs will be her healing oil. So imagine my excitement when finally this baby arrived last weekend!

Housed in a handy and sleek black case with add-on pouch and eyeshadow applicator (the ones that you throw because you trust your eyeshadow brush better), I am more than thrilled to try and swatch the eyeshadows. After all, I paid $59 for quality more than aesthetics. As you can see from the photos, it has a mirror and a push-button to open the case. It has a plastic cover with imprinted Marc Jacobs to sort of protect the eyeshadows.

Investigating further, I was a little disappointed that a very creative Marc Jacobs forgot to name the eyeshadows. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: by far the most imaginative palette, and I say that with sarcasm this time.

202 The Tease is basically a purple palette as four out of the seven shades are on the purple-ish side. It’s a mix of matte, sheen and metallic finishes. Three are soft and buttery, two are powdery. The rest are just okay.

1 is dark purple with shimmery finish. It’s easy to apply and blend but fades when buffed and blended out so reapplication is highly encouraged.

2 is gray-purple matte. It is moderately pigmented and a little powdery. I use this for smudging my lower lash line.

3 is pinkish- white with slight sheen finish. I use it mostly for highlighting my brow arch.

4 is pale beige with sheen finish, a little powdery again.

5 is pink frost. It’s buttery and pigmented; my favorite from this palette.

6 is purple-pink matte. It makes a nice transition color from the crease up.

7 is dark purple glitter. While it applies nicely, the glitter factor is negligible as I can hardly see anything  glittery in my eyes.

Worn with eye primer, the wearability is about six hours. There’s an obvious fading issue by the 8th hour.

The skinny. If you’re a high-end brand collector who is curious about the whole Marc Jacobs Beauty hype, I can see you buying this palette wide awake, just because. If you are a makeup lover who wants to join the MJ (Marc Jacobs) beauty bandwagon, I can also see you buying it; to each his own, right? But if you are the value-for-money-type consumer, this is not your new manna from heaven. It’s an okay, average palette. Nice to have but not a must-have, if that makes sense to you.

My take on 202 The Tease. 

And some more….

Are you curious to buy Marc Jacobs Beauty? I want to try the lippy next time.





  1. August 1, 2013 / 1:22 pm

    I passed until reading reviews…& I think I will pass after seeing them! I don't need it for my life unfortunately. I would like to try the new lippies though, I'll have to take a swatch next time I'm in Sephora.

    • August 2, 2013 / 5:50 am

      Hopefully the other MJ palettes have more potential than this.

  2. August 1, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    I adore your blog!! I can tell you have my kind of personality!! I love the looks you did with this palette. Very pretty!!

    • August 2, 2013 / 5:50 am

      yay, many thanks ShaniP! I appreciate your very sweet comments!xo

  3. August 1, 2013 / 6:30 pm

    Pretty colours, they look smashing on you, but the quality doesn't merit the very high price. I'll pass. Thank you for the review.

    • August 2, 2013 / 5:51 am

      Thanks Erika. I hope the other palettes have more quality than this. At $59, can we say we expect more?!

    • August 2, 2013 / 5:52 am

      Hi Marcia. Can't wait til the other palettes are available at Sephora so I can personally swatch. But til then, this isn't different enough 🙂

  4. August 2, 2013 / 11:21 am

    I bought the Starlet palette and like you was not overly impressed. I don't mind paying a premium price for some things but this one was not one of them. Pretty yes but worth $60 with other amazing palettes coming in at $50 or below? No.

    • August 3, 2013 / 8:25 am

      Hi Brittney! It was a toss between Starlet and Tease for but settled for the latter, just because. I hope the other palettes have better quality though. Sub-par products are not the way to launch a big name like Marc Jacobs.

  5. August 4, 2013 / 5:32 pm

    I am loving the eye looks you created, the swatches look pretty and not too overpowering, very easy to wear shades 🙂

    • August 4, 2013 / 7:20 pm

      many mahalo's Krystal! I hope you had a wonderful wknd!

  6. August 11, 2013 / 12:11 pm

    I tried it and it waa juat mehh, not impressed.

  7. August 11, 2013 / 12:13 pm

    Im returning mine. Not worth $60.

  8. August 11, 2013 / 12:14 pm

    I tried it and it waa juat mehh, not impressed.

  9. September 4, 2013 / 9:19 pm

    I bought The Starlet and I love it. It's gorgeous on. My review will be up on 9/9. It was worth every cent.

    • September 5, 2013 / 12:25 am

      I'll wait for your review Marcia. Great to know you were happy with it!!!

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