Disney Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette (by Sephora) Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette

This is Better Than a Fairy Tale

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette ($55.00 for 0.70 oz.) includes 20 shades of fairytale-inspired eyeshadows. This is a palette created by Sephora in collaboration with Disney. The review is split into two posts (10 eyeshadows in each), but the rating reflects the palette as a whole.

Maiden is described as a “glittery magenta.” It’s a medium-dark magenta pink with subtle blue undertones and silver micro-glitter. It’s almost fine enough to be shimmer or sparkle, not so much micro-glitter even. The color payoff was good, and I didn’t experience fall out problems with this shade. Estee Lauder Violet Underground is brighter, pinker. L’Oreal Glistening Garnet is lighter, more metallic/frosted. MAC Moon Rose is very similar, but it doesn’t have glitter. NARS Caravaggio is darker, pinker. Make Up For Ever #52 is more purple.

All Aglow is described as a “shimmering tan.” It’s a warm-toned, amber gold–a little brown, subdued copper, with a golden shimmer-sheen. The finish is very frosted, and it had good color payoff and applied smoothly. Clarins Enchanted is more golden. Bobbi Brown Pink Chandelier is similar, slightly browner. Urban Decay Half Baked is similar, a little yellower. Bare Escentuals Louder is comparable. Wet ‘n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds is a bit darker.

Destined is described as a “light blue pearl.” It’s a subdued, almost gray-ish blue with a green-gold shimmer-sheen. It’s one of those extremely versatile colors that will lean one way or the other depending on what is applied next to it. MAC Sky yields a similar effect, but it’s much, much darker. Giorgio Armani #10 is lighter and very metallic.

Cinderelly is described as a “sea foam green matte.” It’s a soft sea foam green, though it’s almost like a meadow-y green, because the yellow undertone is a bit stronger than what I’d expect in a sea foam green shade. The finish is mostly matte. The pigmentation was good, and the texture was silky-soft and smooth. MAC Guacamole is darker. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful is lighter. Make Up For Ever #34 is a bit darker.

Pumpkin Coach is described as a “cream gold.” It’s a soft peach-orange with a dusting of gold sparkle. It had decent color payoff, but this was one of the sheerer shades in the palette and had some powderiness in the texture. Dolce & Gabbana Cocoa is lighter. Inglot #328 is a bit more beige.

Ball Gown is described as a “pearl white gold.” It’s a soft white with a frosted finish. There’s only a hint of warmth that keeps it from looking like a stark white, but it doesn’t read gold or yellow-y. It had good pigmentation and applied smoothly. theBalm Sassy is similar. theBalm Envious Erin is warmer, yellower.

Kill Joy is described as a “shimmering taupe.” It’s a frosted taupe–it’s gray, it’s brown, and it’s cool-toned. The color payoff was excellent, and it applied smoothly and evenly. Urban Decay Mushroom is darker. Buxom Pug is a smidgen grayer. MAC Cloudy Afternoon is a bit browner. Urban Decay Bust is less shimmery.

Fairy Godmother is described as a “periwinkle.” It’s a blue-tinged, icy purple. It’s too purple to be periwinkle, which I think would have more blue in it. However, that actually makes it more unique. It had excellent color payoff and a very soft, smooth application. MAC Blue Orbit is darker, more purple. Other than that, I couldn’t think of another potential dupe!

Glass Slipper is described as a “light blue shimmer.” It’s a pale, but bright, bluish white with a frosted sheen. Buxom Husky is bluer. MAC Vellum is lighter. Bare Escentuals Bravo is darker.

Royal is described as a “matte bright blue.” It’s a brightened medium blue with a matte finish. The color payoff was really lovely initially, but when I applied it to the lid, it was somewhat powdery and required some patience. I had to pat it on and be careful to only blend out the edges or else it would look faded. Milani Olympian Blue is comparable. MAC Blue Candy is lighter. MAC Electric Eel is a smidgen darker. Inglot #322 is similar. Make Up For Ever #72 is also quite similar.

The palette is fairly impressive, and it holds its own against other high-end palettes at the same price point.  It’s not perfect, but it’s extremely close.  The fussiest shade was Royal, which was somewhat powdery and had a tendency to fade when applied and during wear (noticeably but not entirely).  The mattes, generally, were very soft and as a result, a smidgen powdery, but none of them were problematic to apply other than Royal.  The shimmers in the palette were nicely pigmented, applied smoothly, and blended out easily.  

The color composition of the palette is just right; neutrals, colors, cool tones, and warm tones.  There is also a healthy variety in finishes from matte to shimmer to satin.  When I tested out the palette for wear, I experienced eight hours without fading when used over a primer, and without a primer, I saw eight hours of good wear with some very slight fading of some of the lighter, more matte colors (like Destined, Cinderelly, and Pumpkin Coach).

I thought the packaging for the palette was rather well-done. The artwork is true to the theme and movie, and what I like is I feel it’s done in a sophisticated, grown-up kind of way that will likely appeal to a wider age group than if they had gone more cartoon-ish. It’s made out of sturdy, durable cardboard with a pull out drawer that houses the eyeshadows. The eyeshadows are all placed in an insert, which is removable, and underneath reveals a hidden velvet-lined drawer for storing eyeliners, small brushes, or, at some later point, jewelry.

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Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Maiden Eyeshadow

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella All Aglow Eyeshadow

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Destined Eyeshadow

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Cinderelly Eyeshadow

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Pumpkin Coach Eyeshadow

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Ball Gown Eyeshadow

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Kill Joy Eyeshadow

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Fairy Godmother Eyeshadow

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Glass Slipper Eyeshadow

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Royal Eyeshadow

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderelly, Destined, Royal, A Wish (Tarina Tarantino Glamorous Thief on lash line)

Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow Palette
Pumpkin Coach, Rococo, Chateau, Cinders, A Wish