Of course you all know by now that Sephora has reformulated their eyeshadows, launching 80 shades of the New Sephora Colorful Eyeshadows. I kind of forgot about them, getting sidetracked by all the emerald in their collaboration with Pantone.
Oh, how I wish I’d gotten to these sooner! Some of these are FANTASTIC eyeshadows. There are 4 different textures available: matte, shimmer, mirror, and glitter.
|Morning Mocha(matte), Flirting Game(shimmer), Romantic Comedy(shimmer)|
|Romantic Comedy(shimmer), Flirting Game(shimmer), Morning Mocha(matte)|
These three neutrals are AMAZING. Nicely pigmented, smooth, buttery-even the matte! All three blended like a dream, wore all day without creasing(over a primer) and make a gorgeous neutral every day eye look.
|Walk On The Wild Side(Shimmer), Rolling In The Grass(Mirror), Animal Instinct(Glitter)|
Walk On The Wild Side is a forest green shimmer shade that’s smooth, but not as pigmented as other shimmers. Rolling In the Grass is a golden green with a mirror finish. It’s really reflective-almost metallic but again not extremely pigmented. Animal Instinct is a smoky matte khaki with gold glitter that’s a bit harder to work with, but doable. These three were also pretty easy to use and I loved them.
|Animal Instinct(glitter), Rolling In The Grass(mirror), Walk On The Wild Side(shimmer)|
|Curaçao Punch(glitter), Fireworks(glitter), French Riviera(Glitter)|
Curaçao Punch is a bright aqua blue with silver glitter that’s really pigmented but has LOADS of fallout. It also stains the lid, so be sure to wear a good primer. Fireworks is a blackened purple with multicoloured glitter but I didn’t notice as much fallout as the other glitters. French Riviera is a yellow gold with gold glitter that’s pretty pigmented, but has loads of fallout as well. Out of these three Fireworks is the best one.
|Curaçao Punch(glitter), French Riviera(Glitter), Fireworks(glitter)|
As most people have been saying, some of the eyeshadows are AMAZING. Some of the mattes and shimmers are soft, smooth, buttery-you’d swear that these are really high end eyeshadows, and they are WAY better than the old Sephora eyeshadows. Most of the problems I experienced were with the glitter shades as the glitter just wouldn’t stick, so as the day went by, my face and cheeks would be covered in the glitter. I do think that using a primer that’s specifically made for glitters would probably prevent a lot of that, so if there’s a glitter shade that speaks to you, invest in something like that to use with it. Some of the glitter shades can be a bit more difficult to blend out as well, so keep that in mind too.
At $16 each, the Sephora Colorful Eyeshadows ain’t exactly cheap. They’re more expensive than a MAC Pro Palette Refill Eyeshadow 0.05 oz ($14.50), but they are slightly bigger at 0.07 oz. These Sephora ones pop out of the container, and can be put into palettes that Sephora makes of course. If you buy 2 shadows, you get the 3 pan palette free, and if you buy 4 shadows, you get the 6 pan palette for free. I do think that you need to check these out in person and swatch them yourself! Some of them are quite lovely and worth investing in!
*Disclamer: I was sent this product to review by PR/Company. Love it or leave it, but my review and opinions are my own thoughts and words, thank you very much.