Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette

What Will You Be Wearing at the Midnight Hour?

Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette ($30.00 for 0.196 oz.) consists of four eyeshadows and is part of a limited edition collaboration collection between Sephora and Disney. The shades are described as “pearl shimmer,” “champagne nude,” “grey pearl,” and “charcoal shimmer glitter.”

The first shade is a bright white with a very subtle gray tinge. It has a high-frost finish that’s almost metallic. The texture was soft, buttery, and yielded good color payoff. Maybelline Too Cool is very similar. theBalm Sassy is also close. MAC Forgery is a bit grayer. Inglot #453 is more metallic.

The second shade is a darkened beige-peach with a champagne sheen. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was soft. Chanel Complice is a touch lighter. theBalm Stubborn is pinker. Chanel Emerveille is similar. MAC Darling Coquette is a touch darker. Urban Decay Sellout is lighter.

The third shade is a medium gray with a silver sheen. It had decent color payoff, but it was drier than the other shades, so it was stiffer in texture. Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away is a soft frost. Guerlain Les Gris is cooler-toned. MAC Evening Grey is darker.

The last shade is a dark gray that turns rather brown when I swatched it. It was dry, a bit stiff, and had the least color payoff of the four–a little sheer and uneven. MAC Moody is darker. Urban Decay Black Market is much darker.

I like the palette, and certainly, it performed better than I anticipated (but I was, admittedly, rather cynical when I approached this collection), but it didn’t knock it out of the park like the larger eyeshadow palette did.  This set of shades is interesting, and I will say that the warmer beige/peach shade is an odd choice.  I didn’t feel like it complemented the other three cooler-toned shades.  Perhaps it could have used a silvery-blue or really inky black.  When I wore the shades, they lasted almost eight hours over a primer, and without a primer, there was noticeable fading after eight hours.

The Glossover

LE
palette

Midnight Hour

B+

Three of the four shades were good, while one was a bit of a miss. The wear of these wasn't perfect, which was where they were the weakest.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette

Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette
Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette

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Sephora, $30.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

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15 thoughts on “Sephora + Disney Cinderella Midnight Hour Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I can remember an eyeshadow palette from The Body shop with exact the same colours. Last year it was in their collection!

  2. The color combination looks a bit boring, to be honest… Not very princesse-like.

    • Avatar of Maggie Maggie

      Really? At a glance, I thought the color combo looked very classic and evening-appropriate–definitely something an actual princess would wear. But after taking a closer look, I agree that the color combo is sort of odd–with that peach against the cool colors.

      I must say I LOVE the illustration on the palette.

  3. These shades are nice, but they aren’t wowing me. I am still preferring the larger palette, which surprises me; I thought I would like this smaller grouping better!

    • Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

      Same here! I’m really thinking about picking up the larger palette during the VIB sale.

    • Avatar of Sophie Sgirl

      The larger palette is definitely worth a look. For about double the price, you’re getting 5 times as many colors, albiet in smaller quantities…but let’s be honest…with all the palettes we accumulate do they ever get used up anyway? I work at a SiJCP and every time I walk past the display I have to tell myself “I don’t need that palette…don’t need it.” Sometimes I pretend to be cleaning the display just so I can look at it for longer haha! What’s really cool is that all the colors are taken from the disney film. I don’t want to sound like I’m advertising or anything…I just think the large palette is super cool.

  4. I guess this is mostly for people who are really into disney or cinderella and want the compact itself more than the shadow…? These shades are really common and I can think of plenty of dupes in my own stash already.

  5. Avatar of Emily 18thCenturyFox

    I just really, really want this… Although I can’t tell about the quality of the actually casing. I think it’s plastic? In my mind I keep thinking of it as one if those delicate pill boxes.

  6. EmJay

    I’m really impressed with this collection, I hope they eventually release a collection for each Disney Princess. I’d love to see one for Ariel, Mulan, and Pocahontas.

  7. Avatar of Brenda Brenda

    They still don’t look half bad and I’d be interested in trying it out. I really like the colour combination with the greys and peachy shade.

  8. HJ

    I own this, and pretty much use it everyday. I love the way these shades look together.

  9. Maybe it is a little bit expensive for 4 eyeshadows by Séphora, but a nice quad with delicate shades !