Monday, February 11th, 2013

Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow
Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow

Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “glittering gold.” It’s a warm, yellow gold with a frosted, metallic finish and gold micro-glitter. Urban Decay Spell is darker but has a similar finish (including the micro-glitter). L’Oreal Gold Imperial is lighter and has a browner base. Urban Decay Blitz is a touch browner/less yellow. Inglot #403 is yellower and has no micro-glitter. Make Up For Ever #10 is a touch warmer and has no micro-glitter.  Generally, French Riviera was slightly less warm, orange/brown, so it is a “cooler” gold (but not really cool-toned).

It has a glitter finish, and it won’t come as much of as a surprise, but there is fall out both during application and later on while the shade is worn. I found the fall out and feel to be in line with Urban Decay’s micro-glitter-infused eyeshadows. I’d love for a glittery eyeshadow that would apply and stay put, but unfortunately, this isn’t it. The texture of French Riviera is soft and smooth, so the underlying gold base is lovely and works, once you get past the glittery fall out. I found that much of the glitter gets lost during application and little remains on the actual lid, so there isn’t a lot left to fall out while it is worn (and fall out during application is easier to deal with, since you can clean it up and be done with it).   When I wore this shade, I had no problems with it wearing a full ten hours without fading or creasing–but the micro-glitter did migrate.

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French Riviera (04)

A-
If you like micro-glitter and don't mind applying with a special base, I'd still consider the shade. If you loathe micro-glitter and don't want to put in any extra effort, skip.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow
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Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow
Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow

Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow
Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow

Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow
Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow

Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow
Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow

Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow
Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow

Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow
Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow (inner lid)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $13.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

L'Oreal Gold Imperial is lighter and has a browner base. Urban Decay Blitz is a touch browner/less yellow. Inglot #403 is yellower and has no micro-glitter. Make Up For Ever #10 is a touch warmer and has no micro-glitter.  Generally, French Riviera was slightly less warm, orange/brown, so it is a "cooler" gold (but not really cool-toned).

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12 thoughts on “Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow Review, Photos,S watches

  1. Avatar of Ashlee Sara

    So did you get a special palette? I mean, the normal ones are 3 or 6 (and I find the three one a little silly, just make it 4). Yours seems so big.

    Also, will you be reviewing any more colors? I have my eye on a few, but if you’re reviewing them I’ll wait.

    • Hi Sara!

      I received the limited edition mega palette (that way I would have all the shades), which you can buy, but it’ll cost you a hefty chunk of change to do it all at once ($499!). I’m working my way through the palette :)

  2. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    So basically UD glitter shadow and MAC lustre formula, but a different brand…

  3. Avatar of Pamela Pamela

    Can these be depotted? There’s a notch in the bottom right side that makes it look possible.

  4. Oh I’m pretty sure I have a bronzer from Sephora called French Riviera (probably purchased a few years ago). For me, it’s a little too much effort, but I can see many people loving this finish.

  5. Alicia

    How does this compare to the gold color from MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo in Heat/Element? A lot more yellow?

  6. I think I will skip this one.

  7. Yellowlantern

    The texture looks pretty chunky in the swatch. Not my favorite of the ones you’ve swatched so far.

  8. These look to be such good quality. Alright, you’ve convinced me–I’m checking out Sephora’s line of cosmetics next weekend!!