Marc Jacobs Provocouture Palette Review

March 23, 2018

If you read my latest shopping haul you would know that I recently purchased the Marc Jacobs Provocouture Eyeshadow Palette. Having already owned and loved The Starlet Palette I had no trouble splashing out and getting this beauty, which I thought would be ideal for spring.

Description from the John Lewis Website:

Provocouture 710 Pink/Magenta.

Empower your inner eye stylist with these ultra-luxe eyeshadow palettes each featuring four fashion finishes: buttery matte velvet, shimmering satin, sparkling silk and metallic lamé.

Each curated palette includes a covetable mix of chic neutral, wearable shades and provocative pops in a new super-plush shadow formulation to cover lids in lasting, velvety-rich pigment.

Available in six different colourways, choose the wardrobe that speaks to you, then layer it on to make the ultimate impression.


  • £39
  • 7 shades
  • 7g
  • Individual shadow is 0.21oz
  • Cruelty-Free


The Marc Jacobs eyeshadow palette packaging is so sleek and luxe. It’s a thin, black casing with ‘Marc Jacobs’ embossed on the front and a little metal button you press to open the palette. Whenever I’m travelling these are the palette I will always take with me because not only does it include a mirror, they’re also easy to throw in any bag and I don’t have to worry about the packaging getting broken as it feels incredibly sturdy. It may be an expensive purchase but you definitely see where your money goes.

One thing I noticed about the packaging for Provocouture that was different than The Starlet was the names on the back. The Starlet didn’t have individual eyeshadow names whereas Provocouture did and they were fun, creative names that end up forming a complete sentence.


Inside there are 7 gorgeous shades, I always struggle to choose just one palette, I was stood at the Marc Jacobs counter for so long before I could decide which one spoke to me more!

provocoture shades

Say It: This is a stunning metallic light pink shade that’s perfect for inner corner highlighting or all over the lid.

With Style: A pale pink/lavender matte. It doesn’t show up much in the swatch on my arm and is actually the only shade I haven’t used yet. I think it’d be nice as a transition or for a very light, neutral look.

Otherwise: A matte warm tone mauve. This is my favourite for a transition colour, it’s very pretty, very pigments and blends out beautifully.

You Might: A medium mauve with a golden shimmer. This is my favourite shade in the palette, it is gorgeous and I’ve used it a lot!

As Well: I’ve never seen a shade like this one before. It’s a deep black/brown with flecks of gold sparkle. While it may look out of place it blends so well with the other shades and adds a stunning element to any eye look.

Just Stay: Another favourite of mine is this dark plum shimmer shade that looks so pretty on the outer corners.

In Bed: Lastly is a shocking matte pink. I like to use this as a transition or under my lower lash line for a pop of colour.

All of the shades feel so buttery soft, are easy to blend and are just really nice to use. They’re highly pigmented and last all day, with a primer, without creasing or fading. I’ve really enjoyed playing with this palette and found it easy to create multiple versatile looks for both day and night.

The Looks:

1.) For the first look I used ‘Otherwise’ as my transition shade, ‘As Well’ on the outer corner, ‘You Might’ on the centre of the lid and ‘Say It’ in the inner corner. This was probably favourite look as it was easy and simple to do yet it looked so pretty and I got a lot of compliments on it during the day.

provocoture look

2.) I attempted a cut crease for this look, something I haven’t done often, it may not look like the typical cut crease you see on Instagram but I was pretty happy with it. It was different for me and I really liked the outcome, I’d definitely wear this look on a night out. I used ‘In Bed’ for the transition/cut crease shade, ‘As Well’ on the outer corner and ‘Say It’ all over the lid.

provocoture look3.) For the third and final look I tried a halo eye, again something which I don’t have a lot of experience in but overall liked how it looked. I used ‘Otherwise’ as my transition, ‘Just Stay’ for the outer and inner corners and then ‘You Might’ just in the centre of the lid.

provocoture look

Overall Thoughts:

So it shouldn’t really be a surprise when I say I love this palette and couldn’t recommend any Marc Jacob’s palette enough. I can’t wait to use it more for spring/summer looks. It is a little on the pricey side but personally, I think it’s definitely worth it and I wouldn’t hesitate to get another. The shadows are high quality, last a long time and work perfectly together.

Do you own Provocouture or have any other palettes by Marc Jacobs? What are your thoughts on it?


  • NunziaDreams

    March 23, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    The shadow looks so gorgeous and pigmented!! 🙂 Lovely! <3

    1. Hollie

      March 23, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you! It’s a really pretty Palette ?

  • Imperfect Beauty

    March 23, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    This looks amazing!x

    1. Hollie

      March 23, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you! It’s a great palette for spring ?

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