Sephora Night Owl, Rio, Desert Rose, Swan Songs Colorful Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Sephora Night Owl (93) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Night Owl (93) Colorful Eyeshadow

This spring, Sephora added five new Lustre Matte finish eyeshadows to their Color Eyeshadow range. I have four of the five here that I’ve tested (I don’t have Berry Crush at this time). This is a really nice finish for someone who likes the idea of mattes but often finds them troublesome to apply and/or blend, as these are easier to blend and use, but they aren’t too shimmery.

Sephora Night Owl (93) Colorful Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “royal blue purple.” It’s a cool-toned, muted, medium-dark purple with a satin sheen. It had fairly good color payoff, though it was buildable to opaque color. The texture was soft, silky, and easy to blend, and it lasted well for eight hours before showing signs of fading. Makeup Geek Duchess (P, $5.99) is warmer, more muted. Disney by Sephora Mystical Wonder (LE) is lighter, more shimmery. See comparison swatches of all shades or view them side-by-side on The Dupe List.

Rio (91) Colorful Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft orange.” It’s a muted, medium orange with a satin sheen. It had good pigmentation, and the texture, while silky and smooth, was a little powdery, so this was a shade that I felt like I kept patting on and not getting the intensity as seen in the pan. The color wore well for seven and a half hours before looking faded around the edges. Over a primer, it was less problematic in that regard. NARS Ramatuelle #3 (LE, $24.00) is more muted, more shimmery. MAC Coral (P, $15.00) is darker. MAC Ablaze (LE, $15.00) is darker. Dior Pareo (P, $29.00) is brighter. Make Up For Ever #5 (P, $20.00) is darker. See comparison swatches of all shades or view them side-by-side on The Dupe List.

Desert Rose (90) Colorful Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “warm light rose.” It’s a soft, light peach with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. There’s just a hint of pink, and it’s more noticeable if you had a true peach next to it. The color payoff was fantastic–rich and opaque–while the texture was soft and blendable. I didn’t notice any fading until after the eighth hour of wear. MAC Warm Breeze (P, $15.00) is lighter. Too Faced Spike the Punch (LE, $16.00) is a smidgen lighter. Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights #2 (LE) is more matte. MAC Bare Minimum (LE, $15.00) is darker. See comparison swatches of all shades or view them side-by-side on The Dupe List.

Swan Song (89) Colorful Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “pale shell pink.” It’s a pink-tinged white with a mostly matte finish. I didn’t get much of a satiny sheen with this shade like I did with the other three. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft without being powdery. This shade wore well for almost eight hours before showing signs of fading along the edges. Laura Mercier Vanilla Nuts (P, $23.00) is very similar. MAC Ever Ivory(P, $21.00) is more beige. MAC Flounce (P, $15.00) is darker. Urban Decay Strange (P, $18.00) is warmer. Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #3 (P) is similar. theBalm Matt Chung (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches of all shades or view them side-by-side on The Dupe List.

Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow Night Owl (93)
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%
Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow Rio (91)
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
80%
Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow Desert Rose (90)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
94%
Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow Swan Song (89)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
93%

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Sephora Night Owl (93) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Night Owl (93) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Night Owl (93) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Night Owl (93) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Night Owl (93) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Night Owl (93) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Night Owl (93) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Night Owl (93) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Night Owl (93) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Night Owl (93) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Rio (91) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Rio (91) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Rio (91) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Rio (91) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Rio (91) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Rio (91) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Rio (91) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Rio (91) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Rio (91) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Rio (91) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Desert Rose (90) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Desert Rose (90) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Desert Rose (90) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Desert Rose (90) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Desert Rose (90) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Desert Rose (90) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Desert Rose (90) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Desert Rose (90) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Desert Rose (90) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Desert Rose (90) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Swan Song (89) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Swan Song (89) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Swan Song (89) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Swan Song (89) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Swan Song (89) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Swan Song (89) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Swan Song (89) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Swan Song (89) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Swan Song (89) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Swan Song (89) Colorful Eyeshadow

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