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This is a review of the $35 "A Little Mystery" set. It is now sold out.
About this Mystery Box from Marc Jacobs
The Box: Marc Jacobs "A Little Mystery" Set
The Cost: $35.00 + shipping
The Products: 3 full-size makeup items from Marc Jacobs Beauty in either an "everyday" or "bold" color scheme
Ships to: The US for $5.95
Marc Jacobs "A Little Mystery" Set November 2019 Review
Fineliner in Steel(etto), 0.10 g - Retail Value $25
This was my first time trying the Fineliner eyeliner from Marc Jacobs, and I love that we received a shade that isn't black! Steel(etto) is a gorgeous light blue-grey color and this pencil has a super-fine tip, coming in at 2 mm. The formula was a firm gel that didn't tug, and I liked how close to my lashline I could get with this.
Twinkle Pop Eyeshadow Stick in Stardust, 0.05 oz - Retail Value $28 (currently on sale for $14)
This product was a surprise for me- I was expecting only three products in my mystery set, and the shape of this product didn't appear in the spoilers photo like the other three did. This is a creamy eyeshadow in a charcoal black with iridescent shimmer, and you can use a brush to blend it out to be pretty sheer if charcoal eyeshadow isn't your thing. I used it to add definition on my lashline and outer corners of my eyes, blended with the other eyeshadow in this box, and I was very happy with the end result.
O!Mega Eyeshadow in O!MG, 0.13 oz - Retail Value $29 (currently on sale for $23)
I own a few Marc Jacobs eyeshadow palettes, but this is my first single shadow from the brand. This has a gel-powder texture that blends really easily, and I had zero issues with creasing. The shade O!MG is a pretty coppery shimmer that is nice, but not exactly unique in my makeup collection.
Le Marc Lipstick in Kate, 0.12 oz - Retail Value $32 (currently on sale for $25)
This lipstick is everything- it was love at first application. The texture is buttery and non-drying to my lips, and even though it has a cream finish it still lasted long without wearing off. The shade Kate is a cool-toned medium plum, and it honestly is becoming my go-to everyday lipstick.
Here are the swatches. From top to bottom we have Stardust, Steel(etto), O!MG, and Kate.
Here I am wearing O!MG all over my lid, with Stardust blended into the lash line and outer corner for some definition without being too smokey. I finished the look with black liquid eyeliner and mascara, and I am wearing Kate on my lips.
The Verdict: I am a Marc Jacobs fan in general, so I have eagerly been awaiting a new mystery box from them. I thought this was a great deal- all of the products are the same Marc Jacobs quality, and none of the colors feel like unloved rejects that never sold (I should probably point out here that I chose the "everyday" color scheme). The value of this kit is a great deal, too, with a total retail value of $114.
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you order today? No, this is sadly sold out.
Value Breakdown: This box cost $40.95 ($35 for the box and $5.95 shipping) and I calculated a total value of $114. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Fineliner: $8.99
- Twinkle Pop: $10.07
- O!Mega Eyeshadow: $10.42
- Le Marc: $11.50
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What do you think about the latest Marc Jacobs "A Little Mystery" Set? Did you grab one, or one of the larger sets? If so, what did you get?