The showstopper: Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper set

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For those of you who have been wanting to give Marc Jacobs Beauty a go, now is your chance.

Special for the holiday season, Sephora has released a seven-piece set that features a smattering of products from the fashion icon’s beauty line.  Housed in a chic black bag, The Showstopper includes:

– 0.13 oz Mini Rollerball in Honey Eau de Parfum
– 0.12 oz Style Eye-Con No. 3 in The Star
– 0.16 oz Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kiss This
– 0.016 oz Magic Marc’er Precision Pen
– 0.24 oz Lash Lifter Gel Mascara
– Showstopper Makeup Bag and Mirror

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I was so excited to receive this set because it contains products that, aside from Honey, I haven’t tried yet.  His stuff is very expensive, so to get all this for C$107 (yes, I know it’s still super expensive, but if you were to buy it all separately, it would cost you $261), this makes a great gift.  The best part is that everything, aside from the Honey perfume, is full size.

Being the makeup fanatic that I am, I couldn’t wait to dive into this.  All the makeup items were new to me and complement each other wonderfully.  I’m not a huge fan of his Lash Lifter Gel mascara, but the Magic Marc’er Precision Pen is amazing (it seriously doesn’t budge), so is the Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl, which isn’t my favourite shade (it’s a shimmery holiday red), but it does leave your lips super shiny (this is probably the glossiest gloss I have ever used).  As for the eyeshadow trio, the colours are gorgeous and perfect for the holiday season and blend nicely.  The gold colour is a bit chunky, but it wasn’t a pain to apply or anything.  I ended up wearing this look out after I applied it and got a lot of compliments on it.

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Although it’s a bit pricier than other holiday sets out there, I think that this would still make a great gift.  The mature packaging (heck, I’ll even use the bag it came in and I have a million cosmetic pouches), really makes this set unique and stand out.  It may not have as much as say, the Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things set, which retails for way less than this set (C$64), but I feel like the two are just so different that the price points make sense.  I would buy the Marc Jacobs set for my mom, whereas the Too Faced one I would give to a girlfriend.  I do have to say though, that I much prefer the Better Than Sex mascara compared to the Lash Lifter Marc Jacobs one, but to be fair, the mascara in the Too Faced set is a sample, whereas the Marc Jacobs is full size.

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If you are interested in purchasing this, Sephora has their Friends & Family until October 30, where you can nab 20 per cent online.  The only catch is you have to get the code from someone who works at Sephora.  If you can’t get a code, Sephora usually has VIB and BI events in early November where they offer a discount (last year it was 20 per cent off for VIB and 15 per cent off for BI).

Is the Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper set on your holiday wish list?

Please note, this set was sent by PR.  All opinions are my own.

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