Marc Jacobs “A Little Mystery” Set Review – November 2019


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Marc Jacobs Beauty released some new mystery bags! The “A Little Mystery” set is $35 with three promised full-size items, and the option between an “everyday” or “bold” color scheme. 

They seem to offer these boxes sporadically, so be sure to sign up for release alerts from My Subscription Addiction!

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

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    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.

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      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.

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        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.

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          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

          Check out all of our Marc Jacobs Beauty Mystery Kity reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory for more makeup boxes!

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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?


          Written by Jessica Hapak

          Jessica Hapak

          I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

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          14 Comments

          1. That’s a very pretty makeup look! Love the lipstick.

            • The eyeshadow and eye liner were at Ross. Liked the eyeshadow consistency a lot! There was a black color shadow as well. I use it as liner. I want all of the sjadows now! The liner was just OK for me–but used it with a silver glitter shadow and liked the effect.

          2. Great review! I NEED this lipstick.

          3. These colors are lovely and they look beautiful on you.

          4. Yes, I saw a post for these mystery boxes here. I considered purchasing, but didn’t pull the trigger because I am on makeup overload at the moment. It is/was definitely a good deal, especially because she didn’t receive crazy colors like is often the case with mystery boxes (Jeffree Star comes to mind.) I really love that they give you an everyday option and a bold option. So few companies do this!

          5. How did I miss this? Was there an MSA heads up? Anyway, those Omega shadows are amazing. I actually got the same one at TJ Maxx for like 8 bucks. They’re even cheaper at Ross. Unfortunately haven’t been able to find any other colors other than OMG.

          6. Ooooh, very pretty. You look great, Jessica! Wish I would have took a chance and bought one. Maybe next time. 🙂

          7. That lipstick is gorgeous and the eyeshadow is beautiful on you. Looks like a great kit! 🙂

          8. Wow. That lipstick is your perfect color.

          9. Jessica, you look so pretty!! Whether the items were totally you or not, you look really great. Thank you for doing your makeup with the products. 🙂

          10. I was pretty disappointed with mine. I ordered two bags, one mini and the bigger one. I did not receive palette and three items were identical between bags. I contacted CS stating that their picture was deceiving because it showed palette, but they never responded. Even the product is good, I wont buy from them again.

          11. Mt box was fabulous– even better than the one shown! I was ecstatic with my eye shadow palette and bronzer I received as well as all the other items! I will definitely buy another box when it comes around again/

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