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Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette

01/15

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Warm

Sephora Warm PRO Eyeshadow Palette ($68.00 for 1.12 oz.) contains 28 eyeshadows in a “warm” color story. I would agree with that description–it is definitely a warm-toned palette–with a lot of mid-tone and medium-dark neutrals in shades of brown and more brown. There were two major misses in the palette (one of which was bizarre that it was a miss) with some that were easy to work with and others that were somewhere in the middle.

The formula is supposed to feature “high pigment, high performance” with long wear and better adhesion. The matte shades were often powdery with some seeming chalky–I had a lot of looks turn a bit gray or muddy along the edges after using a shade above the crease or on the brow bone. The shimmers varied from smooth, creamy, and dense (with noticeable silicone) or drier, looser, and there were some glitter shades that felt more like loose sand than usable product. The latter was barely salvage with a glitter adhesive, but they could not be solved with fingertips or a damp brush.

I know there has been a lot of buzz about the new Sephora PRO palettes, but I did not find the eyeshadow formula to be that easy to work with as quality varied too much between shades, they applied lighter/darker than they appeared in the pan, and there was considerable fallout (and yes, I did tap off excess product prior to applying!). Even when I tried the formula over a primer, I was less impressed; sometimes, I felt like the eyeshadows were easier to control over bare skin! I’ve actually been a fan of Sephora’s Colorful Eyeshadows since they released them several years ago, including the reformulation, but these are substantially different (which some may prefer).

$68 is a higher price point for palettes, but for most mid-end brands, it seems in line with the size of the palette–each shade is almost as much the average single, full-size eyeshadow. Sephora’s house brand isn’t high-end, and it sometimes comes in lower than mid-end with respect to product pricing, but it seems to float around there. Using Sephora’s Colorful Eyeshadow (different formula) as a point of comparison, each shade retails for $10.00 and contains 0.07 oz. or $142.86/oz. The palette retails for $68.00 and contains 1.12 oz. or $60.71/oz. Here are some other pricing comparisons of a few mid-end/high-end palettes:

  • Sephora PRO Eyeshadow Palette: $68.00 for 1.12 oz. or $60.71/oz.
  • Too Faced Natural Love: $59.00 for 0.90 oz. or $65.56/oz.
  • Tarte Tarteist Palette: $53.00 for 0.70 oz. or $75.71/oz.
  • Ciate Pretty, Fun, & Fearless: $42.00 for 0.52 oz. or $80.77/oz.
  • Too Faced Sweet Peach: $49.00 for 0.54 oz. or $90.74/oz.

Sephora PRO Eyeshadow Palette Warm
Warm
Warm
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Palette | Look Details

Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Palette | Look Details

Smartorial

Marc Jacobs Beauty Smartorial Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a mix of gray, blues, and neutrals with assorted finishes. It featured seven shades with four different finishes (velvet, satin, silk and lamé). The eyeshadow formula is supposed to have “lasting, velvety-rich pigment.” The brighter blue was more of a struggle to work with compared to the other six shades in the palette, as it did not blend out as well and was not as buildable/pigmented as other shades.

A few obvious differences between the new Eye-Conic palettes and the previous Style Eye-Con No. 7 palettes: they actually decreased by $10 in price (they used to be $59) with only a slight decrease in quantity (0.21 oz. vs. 0.25 oz.), and each eyeshadow has been named. The ingredient lists differ from shade to shade, which makes it harder to really compare easily, and I saw a lot of similar ingredients but order often varied; they seemed similar to me just by touching, wearing, and applying with maybe slightly higher dimethicone quantities in the shimmery shades and a slightly firmer press (but not stiff) for more matte shades (so less powder kicked up in the pan).

Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette Smartorial
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette

Nightingale

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette ($35.00 for 0.55 oz.) contains 12 eyeshadows in an arrangement of soft, neutral shades with a cooler, grayer tones. The palette is made out of sturdy cardboard and has a large mirror underneath the lid. The eyeshadow formula is supposed to be “ultra-smooth, color-rich, blendable” that is “long-wearing” and “supremely creamy.” My experience with these as hit or miss; some shades were amazing but others were hard to work with. I have no idea how the brand managed to make such a poor beige eyeshadow!

You can see a look using this palette here.

Pretty Vulgar Eyeshadow Palette Nightingale
B-

Permanent

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Glambition Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Marc Jacobs Beauty Glambition Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Glambition Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Glambition Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Glambition Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Glambition Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Glambition Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Glambition Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Glambition Palette | Look Details

Marc Jacobs Beauty Glambition Palette | Look Details

Glambition

Marc Jacobs Beauty Glambition Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a warm-toned, neutral combination of colors with a slightly smokier leaning. It featured seven shades with four different finishes (velvet, satin, silk and lamé). The eyeshadow formula is supposed to have “lasting, velvety-rich pigment.” I liked the palette overall, but I wish the deepest shade was more blendable as the rest of the palette was pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing.

A few obvious differences between the new Eye-Conic palettes and the previous Style Eye-Con No. 7 palettes: they actually decreased by $10 in price (they used to be $59) with only a slight decrease in quantity (0.21 oz. vs. 0.25 oz.), and each eyeshadow has been named. The ingredient lists differ from shade to shade, which makes it harder to really compare easily, and I saw a lot of similar ingredients but order often varied; they seemed similar to me just by touching, wearing, and applying with maybe slightly higher dimethicone quantities in the shimmery shades and a slightly firmer press (but not stiff) for more matte shades (so less powder kicked up in the pan).

Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette Glambition
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette

01/16

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Cool

Sephora Cool PRO Eyeshadow Palette ($68.00 for 1.12 oz.) contains 28 eyeshadows in a “cool” color story. I would describe it as more of a neutral-to-cool palette; there were a few warmer shades in the palette, but there were a lot of more mauve, pink, and muted shades. While 28 shades is a lot, I was surprised that there was some overlap in the pink shades, and it didn’t seem as versatile to me as I was using it to come up with different color combinations (merely an observation and has no impact on the rating). There were a couple severe misses in the palette coupled with a lot of so-so quality eyeshadows that made this palette underwhelming at the end.

The formula is supposed to feature “high pigment, high performance” with long wear and better adhesion. The matte shades were often powdery with some seeming chalky–I had a lot of looks turn a bit gray or muddy along the edges after using a shade above the crease or on the brow bone. The shimmers varied from smooth, creamy, and dense (with noticeable silicone) or drier, looser, and there were some glitter shades that felt more like loose sand than a usable product. The latter was barely salvaged with a glitter adhesive, but they could not be solved with fingertips or a damp brush.

I know there has been a lot of buzz about the new Sephora PRO palettes, but I did not find the eyeshadow formula to be that easy to work with as quality varied too much between shades, they applied lighter/darker than they appeared in the pan, and there was considerable fallout (and yes, I did tap off excess product prior to applying!). Even when I tried the formula over a primer, I was less impressed; sometimes, I felt like the eyeshadows were easier to control over bare skin! I’ve actually been a fan of Sephora’s Colorful Eyeshadows since they released them several years ago, including the reformulation, but these are substantially different (which some may prefer).

$68 is a higher price point for palettes, but for most mid-end brands, it seems in line with the size of the palette–each shade is almost as much the average single, full-size eyeshadow. Sephora’s house brand isn’t high-end, and it sometimes comes in lower than mid-end with respect to product pricing, but it seems to float around there. Using Sephora’s Colorful Eyeshadow (different formula) as a point of comparison, each shade retails for $10.00 and contains 0.07 oz. or $142.86/oz. The palette retails for $68.00 and contains 1.12 oz. or $60.71/oz. Here are some other pricing comparisons of a few mid-end/high-end palettes:

  • Sephora PRO Eyeshadow Palette: $68.00 for 1.12 oz. or $60.71/oz.
  • Too Faced Natural Love: $59.00 for 0.90 oz. or $65.56/oz.
  • Tarte Tarteist Palette: $53.00 for 0.70 oz. or $75.71/oz.
  • Ciate Pretty, Fun, & Fearless: $42.00 for 0.52 oz. or $80.77/oz.
  • Too Faced Sweet Peach: $49.00 for 0.54 oz. or $90.74/oz.

Sephora PRO Eyeshadow Palette Cool
Cool
Cool
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total

Marc Jacobs Beauty Provocouture Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Marc Jacobs Beauty Provocouture Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Provocouture Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Provocouture Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Provocouture Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Provocouture Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Provocouture Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Provocouture Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty Provocouture Palette | Look Details

Marc Jacobs Beauty Provocouture Palette | Look Details

Provocouture

Marc Jacobs Beauty Provocouture Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.21 oz.) features seven shades with four different finishes (velvet, satin, silk and lamé). The eyeshadow formula is supposed to have “lasting, velvety-rich pigment.” This is a very pink-dominated palette with pinks and mauves plus a deep brown and plum for contrast. There were issues with pigmentation across about half the palette and a few shades were too soft/powdery.

A few obvious differences between the new Eye-Conic palettes and the previous Style Eye-Con No. 7 palettes: they actually decreased by $10 in price (they used to be $59) with only a slight decrease in quantity (0.21 oz. vs. 0.25 oz.), and each eyeshadow has been named. The ingredient lists differ from shade to shade, which makes it harder to really compare easily, and I saw a lot of similar ingredients but order often varied; they seemed similar to me just by touching, wearing, and applying with maybe slightly higher dimethicone quantities in the shimmery shades and a slightly firmer press (but not stiff) for more matte shades (so less powder kicked up in the pan).

Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette Provocouture
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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