I purchased five of the Marc Jacobs O!Mega Gel Powder Eyeshadows when they launched almost a year ago. After all this time, I’m finally ready to share my thoughts. In other words, I finally got my lazy butt to write this review.
What it is: A supersized eyeshadow with up to 12 hours of long wear, featuring gel-coated pigments designed to minimize fallout and provide high-impact, crease-resistant color.
When they say “supersized,” they mean it. Each pan has 0.13 oz of shadow. Most brands’ individual pans are typically 0.05-0.06 oz. Still pretty pricy at $29, but this is a high-end brand.
Shades + Swatches
I chose the five most neutral shades with the goal of being able to create several everyday looks with just these shadows.
Perfect-O! – satin vanilla cream
Prim-O! – pink-nude shimmer
The Big O! – matte light brown
Daddi-O! – matte chocolate brown
Brav-O! – golden bronze shimmer
Formula + Thoughts
These shadows are soooo silky smooth. Pretty much perfection. Pigmented, blendable, easy to use. My looks last all day without any issues ever. I reach for these shadows for reliable, no-fail makeup looks.
I’d recommend any of the shades I have, though I think many could do without Perfect-O!, the vanilla shade. I use this one as a base layer, so it really isn’t a necessary addition to my lineup.
I really wish the shade range would be expanded. These shadows are just flawless.
A Makeup Look
I typically wear all of these shades together because they complement one another so well. For this look, I didn’t really do anything special; just a simple, golden glam eye.