Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Bring a pop of colour to your makeup routine with Marc Jacobs eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette, $64 at Sephora (www.sephora.com).

Handout

The Product

Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette, $64 at Sephora (www.sephora.com).

The Promise

Story continues below advertisement

Empower your sense of colourful expression with six new eyeshadow palettes boasting seven shades in four fashion-inspired finishes, including a matte velvet, shimmering satin, sparkling silk and metallic lamé.

How it works

Each palette features a curated mix of shades that range from neutrals to pops of colour for a customizable, long-lasting finish.

How to use it

Apply each colour with a shadow, crease or smudge brush. Experiment with colours to find the desired effect. Prep eyelids with an eye primer before applying, if desired, to prevent creasing and extend wear.

The bottom line

Over the years, I've settled into a comfortable wardrobe mix of black and white pieces, a habit I likely picked up while working under an editor-in-chief who described herself as a "fashion nun."

Story continues below advertisement

In the spirit of sartorial growth, I've recently begun pushing my fashion boundaries, picking up a yellow poodle-printed swimsuit by Hayley Elsaesser and a vintage kimono in a regal purple hue. It's a fun experiment that I've extended to my eye makeup routine; where my lids were once shadowed tastefully in beiges, greys and browns, I've turned to rosy pinks, bold blues and a standout gold called "pleather python" that I fell in love with in Marc Jacobs's Edgitorial palette.

Make no mistake – applying colourful shadow is an intimidating process, and requires more thought and care than a quick dusting of barely-there neutrals. These palettes combine softer and more adventurous shades, so the timid among us can dip a toe into the rainbow before diving right in.

To get started, I tried tracing a line of colour above my go-to black liner for a little pick-me-up with a lifting effect. Each time I've used this palette, the result has been lasting, crease-free and with an intense colour payoff. I may not be giving up my subtle uniform just yet, but a pop of colour – no matter how small – goes a long way.

Visit tgam.ca/newsletters to sign up for the Globe Style e-newsletter, your weekly digital guide to the players and trends influencing fashion, design and entertaining, plus shopping tips and inspiration for living well. And follow Globe Style on Instagram @globestyle.

Toman Sasaki, a model and pop band member who goes simply by Toman, does not regard his manicured and made-up look as feminine, so much as genderless. As one of a small but growing group of “genderless danshi” — “danshi” means young men in Japanese — he is developing a public identity and a career out of a new androgynous style.
Report an error Editorial code of conduct
Comments

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

If your comment doesn't appear immediately it has been sent to a member of our moderation team for review

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading…

Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.