With the strong influence of the fashion industry, beauty today is all about making a statement. Starting from last year, glitter and shimmer have become a major beauty trend. We can see more and more brands launching a different type of products in these finishes and they are no longer associated with high fashion or professional makeup artistry.
My relationship with these finishes started last year with Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Pallet. I did a quick video review on my Youtube Channel where you can see that this pallet covers a wide range of the trending metallic shades and is infused with real gold.
Last month, I received two new products complimentary from Influenster for review: O!mega Gel Powder Eyeshadow in O!h Yeah 570 and Highliner Glam Glitter in All that Glitters, both from Marc Jacobs Beauty.
Marc Jacobs Beauty O!mega Gel Powder Eyeshadow
O!mega Gel Powder Eyeshadow is a new collection of oversized single eyeshadows from Marc Jacobs Beauty. It consists of 9 shades hand-picked and curated by legendary makeup artist Diane Kendal. These single eyeshadows remind me of Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous single eyeshadows. Interestingly, Chanel’s single eyeshadows are slightly bigger than O!Mega, even though O!Mega is described as “doubled the size” of the industry-leading single eyeshadow pan.
O!mega Gel Powder Eyeshadow comes in a beautiful black lacquer compact case with a mirror inside.
O!h Yeah 570 shade
I received the shade in O!h Yeah 570, which is a plum shimmer with a warm undertone. I completely forgot that plum was one of my favorite shades years ago. To my surprise, the color looks much wearable than it is seen in the pan and can be worn alone or as a transition shade. Because of the fine shimmer, this shade provides a dimensional effect without putting too much effort into your makeup. I like wearing the shade O!h Yeah 570 alone all over the lid for an effortless smokey eye look. To achieve the look on the picture below, I just added a little bit of highlighter on the top in the center of my lid to emphasize the dimensional effect.
Similar to Illusion D’Ombre, O!Mega has similar buttery gel texture, which Marc Jacobs calls “cashmereÂ sweater of eyeshadows“. However, O!Mega looks more pigmented compared to Chanel’s single eyeshadow. The gel-powder formula looks indeed very subtle and smooth on the skin, without creating any powdery cakey texture.
As for the long-wear formula, I usually have problems with eyeshadows wearability if I don’t use eyeshadow primer underneath. This eyeshadow wasn’t an exclusion, so make sure to wear a primer and use a setting spray to extend the wear of these eyeshadows.
Compared to other eyeshadows that I have, O!Mega eyeshadow is sheerer and cause a way fewer fallouts when I apply it – thanks to gel-powder formula. The coverage is buildable, but not as much as with a regular eyeshadow. Nevertheless, they are not intended to be of full coverage, because they were created with easy application in mind so that you can swipe an eyeshadow over your lid and be done with your eye makeup. #oneanddone
However, the coverage of the product may vary from shade to shade and matte eyeshadows may be more pigmented and may have more coverage compared to this plum shimmer shade.
Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate,Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Polybutene, Magnesium Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Â Hexylene Glycol, Water, Stearic Acid, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470) Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci77492, Ci77499).
The list of ingredients looks good to me.
Overall, I like the buttery gel-powder formula and the ease of application. I also would like to try other shades, as the whole collection consists of shades and finishes that were designed to work with a wide range of complexions.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Glam Glitter Eye Crayon
The new collection that comprises seven new shades of Highliners features same easily-gliding long-wear formula infused with glitters. In general, Highliners stay really good for hours, but at the same time, they are very flexible when you have just applied them to the skin – you have around 15 seconds to blend them out.
I received a bright true gold with gold glitters eye crayon in All that Glitters.
Compared to a regular Hiighliner, I think that Glam Glitter dries a bit faster, however, the experience in general is very similar to that of classic ones.
I’m not a big fan of bright eyeliners, however, I liked how this one looks on me. It doesn’t look like an eyeliner and visually brightens and opens up my eyes.
The glitter in the eyeliner is very subtle and looks really good even in daylight and adds a festive vibe to my look.
Another thing that I love about these gel crayons, is that they are automatic and come with a built-in sharpener. Alternatively, you can “sharpen” the tip against a tissue to create a sharp point.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Synthetic Wax, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene, Ceresin, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polyisobutene, Ethyl Polysilicate, Polyvinyl Butyral, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000).
The list of ingredients doesn’t look scary as well, except for the first conditioning agent which is also not extremely toxic, scoring only 3 in EWG hazardous rating. In general, the regular Highliner also features some skin care ingredients. Nevertheless, I don’t see any of them written on the packaging of the Glam Glitter Highliner.
To sum up, I liked the glittery version of my favorite Highliner and I’ll be experimenting more with All that Glitter shade to make it wearable for a day look.
What is your favorite product from Marc Jacobs Beauty? Let me know in the comments down below!