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Marc Jacobs Coconut Fantasy Collection

Marc Jacobs Beauty Coconut Fantasy Collection review

I'm really not kidding when I say that I've had this post about the Marc Jacobs Coconut Fantasy Collection in my drafts since the summer! I bought a few bits from the collection when it launched on Net-A-Porter but then it sold out and came back in dribs and drabs. Luckily, Harvey Nichols has started stocking Marc Jacobs and the collection is now available across the two sites so I can share it with you. Patience really is a virtue it would seem!
So after this long wait, is it really worth it? Marc Jacobs Beauty has always been a bit of an illusive brand in the UK with not much of a physical store presence and limited retailers to buy it from so I've held back not wanting to buy something that might not be suitable for me. Kinda kicking myself on that one now as it really is a good premium line.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Coconut Fantasy Collection review

Warm eyeshadows have really taken over in the last couple of years and Marc Jacob's offering is beautiful. The Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Longwear Eyeshadow Palette in Fantascene consists of seven shades, with a mix of four mattes, one satins and two metallic shades which allow you to create a plethora of multi-finish cohesive looks. The colour story really speaks to me with this one as its so versatile. I've created some really pretty every day looks and some more intense almost editorial looks as well. That sounds a little more fancy than the outcome as lets face it, I'm no makeup artist but it shows how much fun you can have with it! The richly pigmented copper shade 'Meet ya' in the middle is utterly gorgeous and looks incredible applied all over the lid with a wet brush for a foiled finish. This shade and the pink metallic 'She Said' next to it do have a little bit of fall out when applied with a dry brush so they need a very light hand - just a warning if you're heavy handed like I am. From the swatches below you can see how richly pigmented the eyeshadows are, including the mattes. They wear well and aren't at all chalky.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Coconut Fantasy Collection review

Marc Jacobs Beauty Coconut Fantasy Collection review

The Marc Jacobs O!mega Coconut Bronzer in Perfect Tan is the product that gets all the hype and I'll admit, tipped me over the edge to splash the cash. It was a limited edition launch last year and then earlier this summer, but now it's a permanent feature in the line. Not only is the compact gorgeous, it's the size of my head and the mirror inside is incredibly practical. The compact is substantial and weighty, but also slim so its easy to cart about with you. This bronzer will last for years, it really is that big! The colour is cooler than Marc Jacob's other offering and so it's really flattering on pale skin - something that I really struggle with when it comes to bronzers as so many are too warm and muddy looking on me. The Coconut Bronzer is infused with coconut so it also smells pretty divine, but not overpowering if fragrance isn't your thing. The formula deserves a mention too - matte but not flat and finely milled for a smooth application which is hard to go overboard with. I'm not the most experienced bronzer wearer so a buildable formula such as this is just the ticket and I'm into it an a big way.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Coconut Fantasy Collection review

I'll be honest and say that the rose gold colour of the highlighter was too much for me to leave behind, but in hindsight the deep shade of the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in Coconut Fantasy isn't really suitable for my pale complexion. If you have a medium or deep skin tone then this is going to be perfect for you. It's quite a rich and thick liquid formula which gives it the most amazing colour payoff but means that you can't sheer it out neat too much on the skin. How I've been wearing it is to mix a tiny drop with my foundation which in turn bronzes up my skin and gives the most amazing glow. It's also beautiful when mixed with a primer or moisturiser on bare skin. I was determined not to let it go to waste but as I said, it's just too dark for me as a highlighter. I really want to pick up the lighter champagne shade as it would be perfect for my skin I think.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Coconut Fantasy Collection review

Since picking these up I've also tried out a couple of the gel highliners which are stunning. I had heard so much about them and they are really worth the hype. Harvey Nichols has also got the holiday collection in stock now and oh my word it's beautiful! The packaging is gold and glossy and I'm going to have to steer clear or no one is getting anything for Christmas this year... Have you tried any Marc Jacobs beauty? I'd love to hear what products you rate from them.


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