The Six-Piece Showstopper Set by Marc Jacobs Beauty

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Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set

Wearing the Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set on my eyes and lips

Aaaaand, STOP!

As in The Showstopper Set, by Marc Jacobs Beauty.

Super quick pics and swatches here. I had to jam through these and only had 10 minutes to jot down some thoughts before heading out to meet my family for my mom’s bday celebration, so if this seems kind of rushed…it was!

Sorry. But Tabs was kind enough to give me the evening off, and I’m not passing that up. :)

So, what is The Showstopper?

Well, I’m glad you asked! It’s Marc’s six-piece limited edition holiday set — $135 (listed as a $216 value) — and it comes with makeup for eyes and lips, a makeup bag, a mirror and a tiny bee-sized bottle of Marc’s Honey perfume.

First impressions

The lipgloss: I like. It’s my favorite thing in the set. It has a medium-weight, non-drying formula — slightly sticky, but still comfortable — and it’s neither scented nor flavored. 

Color-wise, it reminds me of MAC Lychee Luxe Lipglass (here’s my review from way back in 2010), and it’s sheerer than it looks in this swatch. As far as wear time, we’re talkin’ 3-4 hours.

Now, the liquid liner gave me some trouble. I like the color — it’s a true black without any blue undertones — and shine, but I find the felt tip pen difficult to control (the edges of my lines are jagged).

The mascara holds its own with good length, separation and color (also true black); curl hold isn’t bad at all, and I don’t see any clumps, flaking or smudging. I think the sweet spot’s around one or two coats. Any more than that, and my lashes start sticking together.

Lastly, the eyeshadows, and the first word that comes to mind is “SHINE!” Just like that, in all caps. :)

I like ‘em. Today I patted them on with a flat eyeshadow brush, but I wasn’t too crazy about the shadows when I buffed them out or applied them with a fluffy brush. With a fluffy (brush, haha!), I thought they were tough to blend and buff out, and I did observe some fallout.

This set used to be available on the Sephora website, but wouldn’t ya know it? I’m not seeing it there now. You might want to check in stores if you’re interested. I did spot it online at a shop called CosPro on amazon.com, but I’ve never purchased anything from them before. Amazon has a pretty good return policy, but I don’t know specifically about this store (like the universe, it’s a mystery…).

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set

The six-piece, limited edition Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set Style Eye-Con Plush Eyeshadow No. 3 in The Star (114, limited edition)

Style Eye-Con Plush Eyeshadow No. 3 in The Star (114, limited edition) and the Showstopper Makeup Bag (limited edition)

Marc Jacobs Beauty From the left: Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kiss This (314, limited edition), The Showstopper Set Lash Lifter in Blacquer Gel Volume Mascara (20) and Style Eye-Con No. 3 In the Star

Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kiss This (314, limited edition), Lash Lifter in Blacquer Gel Volume Mascara (20) and Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plus Eyeshadow In the Star

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set: Showstopper Mirror (limited edition)

Showstopper Mirror (limited edition)

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set clockwise from the bottom: Lust for Lacquer in Kiss This (314, limited edition), Style Eye-Con No. 3 in In the Star (114, limited edition) and Magic Marc'er Precision Pen Eyeliner in Blacquer (10)

Lust for Lacquer in Kiss This (314, limited edition), Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Eyeshadow in In the Star (114, limited edition) and Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Eyeliner in Blacquer (10)

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set: Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kiss This (314, limited edition) and Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plus Eyeshadow in The Star (114, limited edition)

Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kiss This (314, limited edition) and Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plus Eyeshadow in The Star (114, limited edition)

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set Style E-Con No. 3 Plush Eyeshadow in The Star (114, limited eiditon)

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set Style E-Con No. 3 Plush Eyeshadow in The Star (114, limited eiditon)

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set Swatches from the left: Magic Marc'er Precison Pen Eyeliner in Blacquer (10), Lash Lifter Gel Volume Mascara in Blacquer (20) and Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kiss This (314, limited edition)

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set Swatches from the left: Magic Marc’er Precison Pen Eyeliner in Blacquer (10), Lash Lifter Gel Volume Mascara in Blacquer (20) and Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kiss This (314, limited edition)

Stye Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Eyeshadow on my lids and lower lash lines, Magic Marc'er Precision Pen Eyeliner in Blacquer on my upper lash lines, Lash Lifter in Blacquer Gel Volume Mascara (20) on my upper and lower lashes and Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kiss This on my lips

Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Eyeshadow on my lids and lower lash lines, Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Eyeliner in Blacquer on my upper lash lines, Lash Lifter in Blacquer Gel Volume Mascara (20) on my upper and lower lashes and Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kiss This on my lips

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper Set: Stye Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Eyeshadow on my lids and lower lash lines, Magic Marc'er Precision Pen Eyeliner in Blacquer on my upper lash lines, Lash Lifter in Blacquer Gel Volume Mascara (20) on my upper and lower lashes and Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kiss This on my lips

Additional makeup worn in this look: MAC Magnetic Nude Extra Dimension Blush in Pleasure Model (cheeks), MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Give Me Sun (just below cheekbones and in the crease of my eyes) and MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (upper water line)

What do ya think? A set of six Marc Jacobs Beauty products for $135. Did Marc stop the show here, not stop anything or barely slow it down? Inquiring minds want to know.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Everything does look nice but it is definitely out of my price range!
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  2. Sabrina says:

    WOW Karen your skin looks glowing! Love the look you did! That lipgloss looks lovely, wish they sold it separately.

  3. Paris B says:

    Photo #1 was a showstopper, Karen! You look amazing! I was quite tempted by this set but as we don’t get the brand here and I was too lazy to marshall up a CP, I let it pass. You’re making me regret it! Happy new year! :D
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  4. Agata says:

    You look show stopping in these pictures Karen. Your hair looks perfect. How did you style it?

  5. Erin says:

    I had been tempted by this set, but it’s just too expensive for me. It was more of a fantasy. It looks nice on you! It’s funny to see the mascara swatch on your skin, it really does look like a gel.
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  6. Dovey says:

    Hi Karen,

    I think the trio stands out to me from the set – what a unique yellow gold eyeshadow!

  7. Sylirael says:

    I would *love* to try some of this brand! Don’t see it making it down here any time soon though ;-)
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  8. hanna says:

    I love the look, but not the price.
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  9. meredith says:

    I love this type of look but the pieces in the set seem kind of basic for the price.

  10. Lydia Charles says:

    I love your look with this and could def be a great NYE tutorial in the making!!! *Hint* Nice pigmentation on the shadows. Lipgloss can def be paired with a nice hot pink matte lipstick.

  11. Chelsea says:

    Clearly I’m catching up on old posts, but I love this look, especially the liner! Nice, glossy wings!

  12. Jenn says:

    Where did you buy this set for $135? Sephora had it for $89 before the 20% off VIB sale. I wouldn’t even have bought it at $89 but after 20% off it is a steal since they’re all full sized products except for the sample perfume.

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