Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit

Divergent Collector’s Kit ($59.50) includes fifteen eyeshadows, two blushes, one bronzer, one highlighter, four lipglosses, and a double-ended eye/cheek brush. I’ve been waiting to hear back from Sephora regarding the Lipglosses to get names (mine weren’t labeled–thank you readers Denise & Thu for your help!), but now the palette is listed as out of stock! I’m not entirely sure it’s going to be back in stock, and as it is listed as only available online, you can’t track it down in stores. Reader Erica, who works at Sephora in Pittsburgh, said stores will have them. (Could this launch be any more confusing–VIB rouge, then VIB, no everyone! online! no, maybe stores, too?!) I’m going to share my overall thoughts on the kit along with full photos and swatches, but I’m not going to consider going as in-depth as I typically would unless it becomes available again.

Overall, it’s actually a decent kit, and you get a lot of product for your money. The eyeshadows were fairly pigmented, soft (sometimes powdery, a couple were dry), and wore well for seven to eight hours. The cheek products were a little powdery but blendable and buildable, and those wore seven to eight hours applied as well. The lipglosses were mostly non-sticky, lightweight, glossy, and sheer to semi-sheer, while they wore two to three hours on average. It performed better than expected, but the colors are more dupable than not.

There is something about the set that feels very familiar, particularly in regards to the lipglosses, which mimic Hourglass’ gloss packaging (and it might be generically available packaging, rather than uniquely made for Hourglass) and the cheek palette feels like they’ve attempted to dupe NARS’ blushes (Orgasm, Amour, Laguna, Albatross), but the blushes aren’t really true dupes for the NARS’ ones that came to mind.

Cheek Palette

Obscure Coral is a medium-dark, coral-red with a golden sheen. See comparison swatches.

Misty Rose is a muted, dusty rose pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. See comparison swatches.

Gleaming Pearl is a cool-toned, white base with a glowing, golden sheen–almost green-tinged, very metallic. See comparison swatches.

Intelligent Bronze is a medium-dark, yellow-toned brown with a golden sheen. See comparison swatches.

Eyeshadow Palettes

Transform is a sheer, silver glitter that feels almost wet to the touch. See comparison swatches.

Bold Espresso is a dark, subtly warm-toned brown with a satin-matte finish. See comparison swatches.

Intrepid Moss is a warm-toned, olive green with a frosted finish. See comparison swatches.

Golden Honesty is a bright, light-medium yellow gold with a metallic finish. See comparison swatches.

Altruistic Almond is a light-medium, yellow-toned beige with a matte finish. See comparison swatches.

Choose is a golden beige with warm undertones and a glitter finish. See comparison swatches.

Burnt Mahogany is a red-toned, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. See comparison swatches.

Radiant Initiation (which appears to be spelled wrong on the palette) is a cool-toned, medium taupe brown with a satin-matte finish. See comparison swatches.

Peaceful Shimmer is a brightened, coppery orange with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. See comparison swatches.

Humble Sheen is a light, peachy-beige with a frosted finish. See comparison swatches.

Diverge is a dark, taupe-brown with a golden glittery sheen. See comparison swatches.

Dauntless Ink is a medium-dark black with a matte finish. See comparison swatches.

Abnegation Stone is a cool-toned, taupe with a frosted sheen. See comparison swatches.

Erudite Sapphire is a cool-toned, navy blue with a pearly finish. See comparison swatches.

Serene Vanilla is a light beige with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. See comparison swatches.

Lipglosses

Natural Virtue is a light-medium, muted peachy-orange with warm undertones. It looks milky applied, settles into lip lines tremendously. See comparison swatches.

Supreme Ritual is a light, gold-shimmered peach with warm undertones. See comparison swatches.

Temptation’s Choice is a muted orange with bronze and tangerine shimmer. See comparison swatches.

Fear Not is a medium-dark, warm-toned plum with gold shimmer. See comparison swatches.

P.S. — Thank you to readers Denise & Thu for helping with the lipgloss’ naming situation! Kits bought through Sephora should have labels on the back (mine was a press sample).

The Glossover

LE
palette

Collector's Kit

Overall, it's actually a decent kit, and you get a lot of product for your money. It performed better than expected, but the colors are more dupable than not.
Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!
LE
product

Obscure Coral

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
LE
product

Misty Rose

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Click to Reveal More Glossovers!

See more photos & swatches!

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Cheek Palette

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Cheek Palette

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Obscure Coral

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Obscure Coral

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Obscure Coral

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Misty Rose

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Misty Rose

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Misty Rose

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Gleaming Pearl

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Gleaming Pearl

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Gleaming Pearl

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Intelligent Bronze

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Intelligent Bronze

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Intelligent Bronze

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Eye Palette

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Eye Palette

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Transform

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Transform

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Bold Espresso

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Bold Espresso

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Intrepid Moss

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Intrepid Moss

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Golden Honesty

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Golden Honesty

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Altruistic Almond

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Altruistic Almond

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Eye Palette

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Eye Palette

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Eye Palette

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Eye Palette

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Choose

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Choose

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Burnt Mahogany

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Burnt Mahogany

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Radiant Initiation

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Radiant Initiation

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Peaceful Shimmer

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Peaceful Shimmer

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Humble Sheen

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Humble Sheen

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Eye Palette

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Eye Palette

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Eye Palette

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Eye Palette

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Diverge

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Diverge

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Dauntless Ink

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Dauntless Ink

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Abnegation Stone

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Abnegation Stone

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Erudite Sapphire

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Erudite Sapphire

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Serene Vanilla

Divergent Collector's Kit - Cheek Palette
Divergent Collector’s Kit – Serene Vanilla

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #1

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #1

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #1

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #1

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #1

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #2

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #2

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #2

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #2

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #2

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #3

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #3

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #3

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #3

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #3

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #4

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #4

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #4

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #4

Divergent Collector's Kit
Divergent Collector’s Kit — Lipgloss #4

The Dupe List: Obscure Coral

See More Dupes

The Dupe List: Misty Rose

See More Dupes

The Dupe List: Gleaming Pearl

See More Dupes
Click to Reveal More Dupes!

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the FAQ section (above) for information about purchasing, price, dupes, and the like. If you have general feedback or need technical support, please contact us.

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

Leave a Reply

Share your latest blog post when you comment by Registering or Logging In!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Notify me of new posts by E-Mail.

78 thoughts on “Divergent Collector’s Kit (Quick) Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I love the blushes and the second neutral eyepalette. The glosses are all very sheer, I wish they would be a bit more pigmented.
    Judith Recently Posted: Product review: L’Oreal infallible eyeshadow in hourglass beige and permanent kaki

  2. Avatar of Thu Thu

    That’s weird, I totally have names on my lipglosses. (Just got mine yesterday and was about to post swatches myself.)

  3. Avatar of Denise Denise

    If my monitor isn’t deceiving me, the glosses are as follows:
    1) Natural Virtue
    2) Supreme Ritual
    3) Temptation’s Choice
    4) Fear Not

  4. Avatar of Kait Kat

    Totally off-topic, but the dupe finder is not working for me at the moment, it could be my internet but just thought I would mention it.

  5. This kit doesn’t wow me, a couple of the glosses are ok..but even those are a little plain.

  6. Phew! :-D What a mixed bag!

    It’s a shame that Erudite Sapphire isn’t more pigmented (blue eyeshadow obsession ahoy!), but some of the things here look really pretty! Looking forward to your full review :-)
    Sylirael Recently Posted: How to make a Rogue Blush: Le Blush Crème de Chanel in #65 Affinité

  7. Al

    Oh wow…I really like the yellow-ish, golden sheen of Gleaming Pearl! Other than that, this collection is such a snooze fest.

  8. As I was worried 90% is too warm for me. The brushes are cool however!
    Erin Recently Posted: High End Highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector In Pearl

  9. There is indeed a lot of product included! but it would be one of those kits i get just because and never really use! So I guess I can pass safely. :-)
    Vineetha Recently Posted: MAC Eyeshadow X15 Warm Neutral Palette Review, Swatches

  10. Jenny

    Looking at your photos, this kit doesn’t seem remotely impressive. However, I bought this and have been using it for a week, and it isn’t nearly as blah as it looks from your post, in my opinion. I actually love the eyeshadows and the highlighter. I think the quality is great, especially over a primer.

    • I don’t think I said the quality was bad at all – it’s not consistently good across the board, but in general, it was decent to good, depending on the shade. Of course, I don’t typically test over primer, so I’m not reviewing based on performance over a primer and I would imagine that a primer would help some of the most under-performing shades :)

      • Jenny

        Oh no, I know you didn’t say the quality was bad! It’s just, for example, “Dauntless Ink” looked just kind of average in your swatch, but it is great over a primer! Very dark and smooth. :) Even though I don’t care for the lip products, I am overall really happy with my purchase.

  11. Avatar of Ivana Ivana

    I don´t know if I´m the only one being picky but whenever I see double sided brushes, I´m totally put off. Especially if they are put in a collection/palette I don´t want to buy the product anymore.

  12. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    I have a few of the “blockbuster” sets from years past, and all the cheek colors seem to be the same standard shades Sephora puts into all of them. I like this set as a whole, but I honestly have no use for it. That said, the target demographic this speaks to will probably get a ton of use from it!

    • I haven’t tried many of the blockbusters, so it’s interesting that they put similar shades in over and over again!

      • Avatar of Amy xamyx

        I just want to add that Sonia Kashuk does similar shadows to the glittery ones, so someone who likes those, but has a ton of neutrals, can look into those!

  13. What a nice set! I was looking at it online a few days ago but didn’t realize just how much stuff it came with. Wow! Everything looks so pretty! I do wish Sephora would release some solid info about this line though. This is all so confusing lol
    fancie Recently Posted: Wayne Goss The Face Set Available for Pre-Order Now!

  14. Haley

    It’s a lot of products for the price, but I’m just not impressed with some of the color payoff.

  15. Random question but does it say on the box which brand made this line. I’m guessing it’s a Sephora brand line but you never know.
    Ani_BEE Recently Posted: Coastal Scents Forever Blush Set (All 18): Swatches & Review

    • I didn’t see anything, but there were a few things different about my box than the one for sale (some labeling discrepancies/lack of labeling). It is from Sephora as far as I know, since that’s who sent it to me!

  16. I totally thought Hourglass was the brand doing a Divergent collection when I saw the lipgloss packaging.
    Rikki Recently Posted: Khloe Kardashian @ RuPaul’s Drag Race Makeup Tutorial

  17. Oh, I want it….BUT…. I’m not a VIB or VIB Rouge level. Can I buy yours, or from someone else?
    Tiffany Recently Posted: Fun with Hershey’s Chocolate Almond Spread from Crowdtap

  18. Avatar of AnnaLiese EvilStepQueen

    I work at a Sephora inside J.C.Penney in Michigan, and supposedly we’re supposed to be getting this set in our stores this month. I’m not sure exactly what date and I’m not sure if it’s going to be in all of the SiJCP stores or just the higher volume ones. So, essentially, I am a HUGE help hahahaha But, it was in our training update materials, so it is coming.

  19. Megan

    This looks like a great collection for a tween girl just starting out with makeup. Not so much for someone like me with a collection overflowing my vanity drawers already lol. I feel ok about passing on this one…even at that great price point!

  20. Judith

    Ok i’m not even kidding, Christina you eyebrows look AMAZING!!!

  21. I guess I’ve been a bit behind on my beauty blog following, because I haven’t even seen this. So… these aren’t Hourglass lip products, just the same packaging. Hm. Reminds me of those giant kits you could get from Macy’s and Nordstrom back in the 90s. (Which reminds me of how excited I was as a preteen when I once convinced my dad to let me get one. I can still remember some of the products)
    Catherine Recently Posted: Humane Cosmetics Act Introduced in Congress, Calls On US to Ban Cosmetic Animal Testing

  22. Avatar of Leannnnn Leann

    I’m confused about the High Gloss Transforming Eye Shadows. The description says they “impart a shimmery, diamond-like reflection that is transparent when applied dry, and translucent when applied wet.” I’ve been looking for wet vs. dry swatches of these, but haven’t had any luck.

  23. The cheek palette looks amazing! I wish there was more variety among the glosses, they are sheer and rather similar.
    Ankita Recently Posted: Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation : Review

  24. I really like Gleaming Pearl.
    Phyrra Recently Posted: KBShimmer Laugh Myself Lily Nail Polish

  25. Avatar of Quinctia Quinctia

    I like the set’s organization. It seems that it can be broken down to be a lot less gigantic and hard to store.

    It’s not really a set for me, the eyeshadows aren’t that interesting, and I’m not a huge gloss gal. I’m actually a bit attracted to the cheek palette, but that’s probably the highlighter and bronzer talking to me. XD

  26. Avatar of TA kym

    I’m actually pretty glad these were sold out when i decided to get them!
    Because do I really need another set of neutral shadows?
    Plus the glosses are too sheer for my liking..
    happy accident lol!

  27. Rachelle

    Hey Christine, I work @ Sephora in NYC and this kit was put together by the Sephora pro team whom actually worked on set of the movie. The looks that come in the kit are actual looks that the pro team created on the actresses in the film. The kit will be available for in-store purchase at the end of the month to the public, no restrictions.

  28. The cheek palette is gorgeous! I wish I could just buy the cheek palette by itself…
    Kayvid Recently Posted: SALE: DHC Cleansing Oil

  29. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    This looks to run too warm over all to justify buying the whole kit, though I really like the face and smokey eye palettes. Ah well, money saved. ;)

  30. I got this for my daughter and absolutely love it for someone her age. Mostly, it’s fairly neutral and natural (and yes perhaps dupable). She’s a younger teenager into makeup for the first time and her and her friends love to play with makeup together so a big kit is fun. And I like lighter, glittery shadows (though she does shy away from too much glitter).
    The Sephora site does let you sign up for an email notification for when it’s back in stock…which for them usually means it will be. Hopefully…I think it’s such a great set for the intended audience. I also just got her the People Divergent special edition.

  31. Jules

    I like the first two eye shadow palettes, but everything else wont work on me or just doesn’t interest me. I think this is an odd grouping of colors. It looks like this would be best purchased by two friends with different skin tones, one needing to have a yellow undertone for the face products.

  32. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Just an update, Christine – I live in Pittsburgh, and our Sephora stores did in fact receive these kits on site! It was on display when I walked in today. :)

  33. Dawn

    Will you be searching the smaller palette and nail products also? I can’t seem to find swatches anywhere and want to check them out before I buy.

  34. Brooke

    In snagged the last one of these at my Sephora yesterday. I have only had the chance to swatch the colors a bit, but I like them all for the most part. Glad I got the last one!
    The Sephora associate who helped me said it was made by Hourglass.
    Methinks she has been misinformed based on what I’ve read here.
    Thanks for all the info, everyone!
    Love the site, Christine…you do an awesome job at keeping me in the loop about everything pretty!

  35. Bella

    Just got this delivered from Sephora! IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!