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LORAC Unzipped Ocean Sunset Eyeshadow Palette

01/11

LORAC Unzipped Ocean Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Ocean Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Ocean Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Ocean Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Ocean Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Ocean Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Ocean Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Ocean Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Ocean Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Ocean Sunset Palette | Look Details

LORAC Unzipped Ocean Sunset Palette | Look Details

Unzipped Ocean Sunset

LORAC Unzipped Ocean Sunset Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes ten shades in hues of warm neutrals and a few pops of color. There were some nice shades in the palette but some duds, so it was a real mixed bag, which makes it hard to feel strongly either way.

If you’re someone who normally wears primer, I think it might be worth checking out if the colors appeal, but the formula seemed more prone to fading (both initially, almost as it “melted” on the lids as well as during wear). From my experience with LORAC’s formulas, the one in the Unzipped Sunset series seemed more like a hybrid between their Pro and Unzipped formula, as the Sunset palettes did not seem to have the same denseness (particularly in the shimmers) as the permanent Unzipped palettes. The mattes, however, were more substantial (less thin) compared to the Pro formula, which also meant less powderiness/sheering out during application.

LORAC 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette Unzipped Ocean Sunset
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

01/13

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Editorial

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette ($68.00 for 1.12 oz.) contains 28 eyeshadows in vibrant hues and varying textures. This palette is definitely more of a complementary palette than a standalone one; it will work best paired with more cohesive palettes (like the Cool or Warm palettes), though of course, it can be used on its own. It will just be a lot more versatile when used alongside other palettes! I think that this palette is usable with primer and is best with a very light or white base to ensure the truest color payoff and intensity for the majority of brighter matte shades.

Also, I was surprised at some of the brightness/richness in the hues in the palette, as I have only typically seen that vibrancy in shades that were, consequently, labeled as not safe for the “eye area” in the U.S. (typically allowed in Canada and the EU). I reviewed the ingredient list for this one, and my understanding is that “Yellow 6 Lake” is D&C Yellow No. 6 AI Lake, which is listed as “No” for use on the “Eye Area.” This was true with Red 28 Lake (D&C Red No. 28 AI Lake), Red 7 Lake (D&C Red. No. 7), and Red 6 Lake (D&C Red No. 6). These ingredients may be found in these shades: Chris, Porcelain, Tangerine, Amy, Jeffery, Eliza D, Helen P, Tiila, Myiesha, Shawn, and ELectric Violet. You can find color additive information from the FDA here. I could not find any information on my Sephora palette, the included insert that walked through looks (that included instructions to use some of those shades specifically on the eye area), or online. The palette is specifically referenced as a “deluxe eyeshadow palette” and a “PRO eyeshadow palette.” I think that brands should more clearly label or include warnings so that consumers can make an informed decision for themselves. If it’s a non-issue for one person but a deal-breaker for the other, I’m good either way, just as long as the information is there.

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 Editorial
Editorial
Editorial
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

01/08

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

Angel Pride

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette ($59.00) includes four limited edition blushes (Angel Pride I through IV) along with permanent shades Hot Sand (blush) and Laguna (bronzer). The palette itself contained quite a bit of product, so there’s no worry about it not being value-packed. My concern was that the texture of the palette throughout felt stiffer, thinner, and drier compared to most of NARS’ standalone powder blushes/bronzers. All but one shade (Angel Pride III) applied fairly well to my cheeks and were not difficult to blend out, but I was expecting a more refined texture from NARS.

NARS Cheek Palette Angel Pride

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D-

Angel Pride I

Limited Edition
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B-

Angel Pride II

Limited Edition
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B+

Angel Pride III

Limited Edition
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B

Angel Pride IV

Limited Edition
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A-

Hot Sand

Permanent
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B

Laguna

Permanent
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Kat Von D Glimmer Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

01/17

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Glimmer Palette | Look Details

Kat Von D Glimmer Palette | Look Details

Kat Von D Glimmer Palette | Look Details

Kat Von D Glimmer Palette | Look Details

Glimmer

Kat Von D Glimmer Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette ($49.00 for 0.63 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows in shimmery finishes with varying amounts of shimmer from a more satin-like sheen to glitter. Per the brand, the “velvety powder is blendable and buildable” with “long-wear.” The palette features “Glimmer Topcoats,” which are the most sparkly shades in the palette. The brand did not mention anywhere in the online marketing that they could be used with a dampened brush, though I saw no ill-effects of doing so within my own palette.

Two of the “Define” shades (Bronze, Jasper) had stronger base powders but were more sparkly, so with five of the twelve shades having noticeable sparkle or glitter, this palette is going to work best for someone who likes exactly those things–sparkle and glitter. There was fallout throughout wear with the more sparkly shades, and a glitter adhesive would certainly help keep more of those sparkles in place.

The formulas for the “Base” (described as Satin, includes Porcelain, Dusk, Dune) and “Contour” (described as Metallic, includes Copper, Cinder, Rust) shades was particularly lovely to work with–if one wanted intense pigmentation! There were only a couple shades in the palette that were buildable in coverage; the others were quite pigmented.

Kat Von D Eye Contour Palette Glimmer
Glimmer
Glimmer
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

01/06

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set

Filmstar

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set ($78.00 for 0.80 oz.) includes a bronzer and blush housed in side-by-side pans. Per the brand, it includes a “natural bronze hue” while the blush adds a “limitless glow.” The two worked well together, but the bronzer is quite light and was subtle on my skintone so this might be more suitable for lighter complexions if wanting to use the bronzer as a bronzer. (I liked the bronzer as a soft highlighter, which would work on light to medium skin tones.) The duo was lovely overall, but I wish the brand thought to include a deeper version or had gone with a more medium-hued bronzer that might work for more complexions. There was a brush included, which was serviceable but nothing noteworthy and not something I’d use as it was somewhat scratchy and prone to shedding.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set Filmstar
Filmstar
Filmstar
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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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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