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Marc Jacobs Beauty Mystery Kit #4 Review + Coupon – July 2017

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Marc Jacobs Mystery Kit July 2017

Marc Jacobs Beauty recently released three different Mystery Kits for sale, each containing 3 full-size products. They offered the same three items in different color variations. The mystery kits were labeled as “#1, #2, and #3” – this is a review of the one that was labeled #4. From Marc Jacobs:

We put colors together that were attractive and beautiful, but that also transmitted the spirit of a type of girl and mood.” – Marc Jacobs

FYI – these mystery kits are now sold out!

Marc Jacobs Mystery Kit July 2017

The Box: Marc Jacobs Beauty Mystery Kit

The Cost: $39 + $5.95 shipping (free shipping on orders over $50)

Coupon: Use coupon code SHIP for free shipping or use coupon code HIGHLINER to get a  full size Highliner Gel Eye Crayon when you spend $50+

The Products: Three full-size Marc Jacobs Beauty items for nails, lips, lids, or lashes

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Marc Jacobs Mystery Kit July 2017

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con Palette No. 7 (The Lolita) – Value $49?

When I was choosing which Mystery bag to order, I asked my husband to pick #4, #5, or #6. He chose #4 and he chose right for me! This palette is exactly one I’ve been eyeing for a while from Marc Jacobs! (Although it looks like they discontinued their last line-up of these shadow palettes for new colors – hence, I assume, why they were made into mystery bags.)

Marc Jacobs Mystery Kit July 2017

I always love Marc Jacobs packaging. Everything has this sleek, smooth, black casing and this palette has a little silver push button for the latch. Plus, it came with the protective sleeve seen above, and a foam shadow applicator.

Marc Jacobs Mystery Kit July 2017

This palette is made of neutral shadows, which is what I reach for on a daily basis. There’s three matte shades, three shimmer shades, and a glitter shade. I like the range of neutral colors, but I feel like it’s missing strong medium shades for blending, specifically creases.

I do have to say that I’m really glad I got this palette in a mystery box because I probably would have been disappointed with it for the full $49 retail price. The colors do not have intense pigmentation – they’re light to medium pigment, which is great for learning and experimenting and blending… but compared to palettes from other brands that are out there (Too Faced, Urban Decay, etc), the color intensity doesn’t stand up well.

Marc Jacobs Mystery Kit July 2017

That being said, since I did get this palette in a mystery box/for less than full-price, I’m happy with it. The shadows are easy to wear every day and blend together.

Here are swatches of all 7 shadows. Some are very pale/light and hard to see on my skin in this photo, but they’re swatched in the same order that they are placed in the palette.

Marc Jacobs Mystery Kit July 2017

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer #332, Hot Hot Hot – Value $28

This shade of lip gloss is a bright fuschia, and it’s gorgeous! It’s moisturizing, has medium color-payoff, and isn’t sticky! It also has very high shine, which is a finish for lips that seems to be coming back lately. I’ve never tried MJ glosses so this was a new discovery for me.

Marc Jacobs Mystery Kit July 2017

Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick in #108, Have We Met? – value: $30

This shimmery, warm-pink lipstick is honestly the winner for me in this box! It’s also a new discovery for me and I think it’s great. This packaging is so pretty and luxe – it closes magnetically and I love the silver button (which is non-functional) in front. The formula is also fantastic – it’s a sheer but buildable coverage with a slight shimmer finish. It’s very hydrating and comfortable to wear. The wear time doesn’t last long but I think this shade would look great on anyone and has been my go-to daily color!

Marc Jacobs Mystery Kit July 2017

Here I am, wearing a look from the eye palette and the lip gloss.

Marc Jacobs Mystery Kit July 2017

Here’s a closer look at my eye makeup. For this look, I used the middle, shimmer shade on my lid, the second shadow from the left in my crease, the darkest brown for the corners of my lids (with a light hand – that shade is the most pigmented of the bunch) and the far left shadow to highlight

Marc Jacobs Mystery Kit July 2017

Marc Jacobs Mystery Kit July 2017

And here’s the lipstick. I love the finish and the easy-to-wear pink color. It’s just easy and versatile.

Verdict: I loved my Marc Jacobs Beauty Mystery Kit (#4)! I have loved his brand from afar but haven’t explored many of his products hands-on. I love that I got the palette I’ve debated buying on and off for a long time. The three products I got in this mystery bag are awesome for day-to-day wear and I know I’ll get a lot of use out of everything. I’m not thrilled with the formula of the shadows but they’re definitely still nice and usable, and I didn’t pay full price for the palette so I’m not too bummed. And, I really love both lip products. For ~$45 shipped, I’m happy with what I received. The value adds up to $107!

What do you think about the recent Marc Jacobs Beauty Mystery Kit? Did you snag one?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Those palettes had been clearance into TJ Maxx and Marshalls for $20, just a heads up! And almost every Instagram post I’ve seen about them says the same about the pigmentation.

    • Thanks for the FYI, Jen!

  2. I love your make up reviews!!

    • Thank you, Katie!!

  3. I got the same box and loved the lipstick color but unfortunately the lipstick came broken. Customer service refused to replace it :(.

    • That’s terrible!

  4. Your makeup always looks so flawless ! And I love the lipstick shade…

    • Thank you so much!

  5. Love that lipstick though all of it looks gorgeous on you!

    • Thanks, Cindy!

  6. I had always wanted to try Mar Jacobs Beauty products, so I was happy when i found some of their polishes at TJ Maxx. Unfortunately, it was the WORST nail polish I have ever used. So happy I didn’t pay full price. The pigment on the palette in this review reminded me of the same “pay off” the nail polish gave.

    I will say I have loved the gel eyeliner and the lip styicks from this brand.

    • Oh no! Maybe the polish was old? I got on in their first mystery box they offered in May. I love the formula, at least of the shade I got, but I admit you need a good too and base coat because on its own it chips quickly.

    • Sometimes the beauty products offered at discount stores like tj maxx are expired or not authentic. I have purchased Marc Jacob polishes from their beauty counter and the colors have great formula and great pigmentation.

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