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Sephora Midnight Blue, Peacock Blue, Sangria Contour Eye Pencils

01/03

Sephora Midnight Blue Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Midnight Blue Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Midnight Blue Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Midnight Blue Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Midnight Blue Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Midnight Blue Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Midnight Blue Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Midnight Blue Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Midnight Blue Contour Eye Pencil

Midnight Blue

Sephora Midnight Blue Contour Eye Pencil ($10.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a blackened navy blue with a sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was fairly smooth, though I could tell it was a more glittery eyeliner, and didn’t drag or tug on my lower lash line when I tried to apply it in a fluid stroke. It stayed on well for 10 hours before fading/thinning noticeably.

Formula Overview

$10.00/0.04 oz. - $250.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "pigmented" with "one stroke" application that is "waterproof" and lasts for "12 hours." I've been a long-time fan of the formula for its variety of shades that are typically pigmented, long-wearing, comfortable to apply, and easy to work with--they aren't too tough to remove nor do they take too long (or dry down too quickly) to dry. The matte shades tend to be the best, while the shimmery shades are good but can be semi-opaque at times. The glittery/sparkly shades have the most inconsistency, usually with respect to pigmentation. They tend to wear around 10 hours on me.

Browse all of our Sephora Contour Eye Pencil swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Synthetic Wax, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Polybutene, Glyceryl Tribehenate/Isostearate/Eicosandioate, Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Synthetic Beeswax, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phytosterols, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Tin Oxide, Sorbitan Oleate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate.

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Sephora Aloha, Coconut, Lavender Fields, Malibu Contour Eye Pencils

01/03

Sephora Aloha Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Aloha Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Aloha Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Aloha Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Aloha Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Aloha Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Aloha Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Aloha Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Aloha Contour Eye Pencil

Aloha

Sephora Aloha Contour Eye Pencil ($10.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was smooth, creamy, and had moderate slip and felt a touch wet initially, but it dried down fast enough that it didn’t feather or get into my fine lines. It wore well for 10 and a half hours on me before it started to thin noticeably.

Formula Overview

$10.00/0.04 oz. - $250.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "pigmented" with "one stroke" application that is "waterproof" and lasts for "12 hours." I've been a long-time fan of the formula for its variety of shades that are typically pigmented, long-wearing, comfortable to apply, and easy to work with--they aren't too tough to remove nor do they take too long (or dry down too quickly) to dry. The matte shades tend to be the best, while the shimmery shades are good but can be semi-opaque at times. The glittery/sparkly shades have the most inconsistency, usually with respect to pigmentation. They tend to wear around 10 hours on me.

Browse all of our Sephora Contour Eye Pencil swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, CI 75470 (Carmine), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Polybutene, Glyceryl Tribehenate/Isostearate/Eicosandioate, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Synthetic Beeswax, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phytosterols, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sorbitan Oleate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate.

Aloha
Aloha
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Sephora Eyeshadows (“Glitzy Neutrals” Look)

01/05

Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow

Satin Corset (281)

Sephora Satin Corset (281) Colorful Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a light, peachy-beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too softly nor too firmly pressed in the pan. It had opaque pigmentation that applied well to bare skin and wore well for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.04 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "highly pigmented" and wear for "10 hours" while being blendable and layerable. There are three finishes, and I found that the quality did differ depending on the finish more than anything else. The glitter finish was comprised of a mix of more matte and glitter-packed shades, where glitter would fallout during application and often were under-pigmented, along with denser, more silicone-heavy glittery shades with the latter applying and holding up better on the lid as it adhered better, though they typically didn't have great pigmentation. The matte eyeshadows were medium to opaque in coverage but often buildable with fairly soft, thinner textures with some powderiness, though there were some definite winners in the bunch. The shimmer eyeshadows were more often quite pigmented with moderately dense, smooth textures that were easy to use, but there were a few that had a little too much slip or were too dry and so application wasn't impressive without a dampened brush or an eyeshadow primer underneath it. The wear was between six and eight hours.

Each eyeshadow can be lifted out of the compact by opening using the second opening along the bottom of the compact. The lip of the first opening is what keeps the eyeshadow in place within the compact itself. I thought it was clever and made for easy removal, though the overall component felt a little lightweight to the point that it did feel flimsy. These are a revamp of the previous Colorful Eyeshadow range, which ran for $10.00 but contained 0.07 oz. or $142.86/oz. while the new ones are $190.48/oz. I think these would be more viable if the price point was $6.00, which would have made them the same price per ounce as the previous formula. The $8.00 price point makes them more expensive than MAC and on par with Anastasia (both of which have more eyeshadow per pan, too), but the Sephora house brand has always seemed to priced below mid-end, so the price point on this doesn't quite make sense.

Browse all of our Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Magnesium Myristate, Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Dipentaerythrityl Pentaisononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Maltodextrin, Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Sorbic Acid, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Tin Oxide, Bht, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet).

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Sephora Eyeshadows (“Bronzed & Glowing” Look)

01/05

Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow

Walking in the Sand (217)

Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) Colorful Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were fine, gold sparkles strewn throughout the product, but it was more to give a certain aesthetic in the pan than work functionally as the sparkles didn’t translate onto the lid at all (hey, at least that meant no fallout!). It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture that applied well and lasted for six and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.04 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "highly pigmented" and wear for "10 hours" while being blendable and layerable. There are three finishes, and I found that the quality did differ depending on the finish more than anything else. The glitter finish was comprised of a mix of more matte and glitter-packed shades, where glitter would fallout during application and often were under-pigmented, along with denser, more silicone-heavy glittery shades with the latter applying and holding up better on the lid as it adhered better, though they typically didn't have great pigmentation. The matte eyeshadows were medium to opaque in coverage but often buildable with fairly soft, thinner textures with some powderiness, though there were some definite winners in the bunch. The shimmer eyeshadows were more often quite pigmented with moderately dense, smooth textures that were easy to use, but there were a few that had a little too much slip or were too dry and so application wasn't impressive without a dampened brush or an eyeshadow primer underneath it. The wear was between six and eight hours.

Each eyeshadow can be lifted out of the compact by opening using the second opening along the bottom of the compact. The lip of the first opening is what keeps the eyeshadow in place within the compact itself. I thought it was clever and made for easy removal, though the overall component felt a little lightweight to the point that it did feel flimsy. These are a revamp of the previous Colorful Eyeshadow range, which ran for $10.00 but contained 0.07 oz. or $142.86/oz. while the new ones are $190.48/oz. I think these would be more viable if the price point was $6.00, which would have made them the same price per ounce as the previous formula. The $8.00 price point makes them more expensive than MAC and on par with Anastasia (both of which have more eyeshadow per pan, too), but the Sephora house brand has always seemed to priced below mid-end, so the price point on this doesn't quite make sense.

Browse all of our Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethiconol Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Maltodextrin, Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Caprylyl Glycol, Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.

7
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
80%
Total

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Sephora Golden Party (63) & Metallic Cherry (64) Cream Lip Stains

01/06

Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain

Golden Party (63)

Sephora Golden Party (63) Cream Lip Stain ($14.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic sheen. The liquid lipstick had rich pigmentation in a single layer. It had a lightweight, lightly emollient consistency that spread easily across my lips but dried down to a matte finish. The color separated slightly along my lip lines (particularly the ones on my lower lip, which are deeper), unfortunately. This shade stayed on well for six hours and was non-drying.

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.17 oz. - $82.35 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "high-coverage" that goes on "smooth" and yields a "silky, lightweight stain" that is "long-lasting" and "never sticky" and "won't dry out lips." One of the signature traits for the formula is that it is a thinner (and yet somehow creamy) texture that does spread well but feels thin and very lightweight on the lips. It dries down quickly, but I never felt like it was troublesome to apply, even if I needed an extra moment to get around the edges of my lips, so it was a more forgiving formula despite setting more quickly. Once it set, the color did stay locked on for hours--I tested shades for around eight hours and many were still going strong. The formula was non-drying to slightly drying to me. They had a moderately strong, sweet scent (almost like burnt sugar) that also smelled just slightly "perfume-y" to me, but it seemed to dissipate after an hour of wear.

The pigmentation varied from shade to shade, but it did seem that the more shimmery and metallic shades often were less pigmented and did not always apply as evenly and sometimes seemed to sit in my lip lines. The cream/matte shades applied more evenly and had more opaque coverage on average.

Browse all of our Sephora Cream Lip Stain swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polybutene, Petrolatum, Cyclohexasiloxane, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Aroma (Flavor), Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Propylene Carbonate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Benzyl Alcohol. May or may not contain (+/-): Mica, CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine).

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) & Stone Blue (104) Cream Lip Stains

01/06

Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain

Cosmic Purple (105)

Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) Cream Lip Stain ($14.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium purple with strong, warm pink undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The consistency was thinner and more watery, which resulted in medium coverage that did not apply as evenly as expected. It needed a second layer for true, full-coverage color and that would also help make the evenness less noticeable. The lipstick seemed to emphasize my lip lines as well. This shade lasted for five and a half hours and was slightly drying.

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.17 oz. - $82.35 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "high-coverage" that goes on "smooth" and yields a "silky, lightweight stain" that is "long-lasting" and "never sticky" and "won't dry out lips." One of the signature traits for the formula is that it is a thinner (and yet somehow creamy) texture that does spread well but feels thin and very lightweight on the lips. It dries down quickly, but I never felt like it was troublesome to apply, even if I needed an extra moment to get around the edges of my lips, so it was a more forgiving formula despite setting more quickly. Once it set, the color did stay locked on for hours--I tested shades for around eight hours and many were still going strong. The formula was non-drying to slightly drying to me. They had a moderately strong, sweet scent (almost like burnt sugar) that also smelled just slightly "perfume-y" to me, but it seemed to dissipate after an hour of wear.

The pigmentation varied from shade to shade, but it did seem that the more shimmery and metallic shades often were less pigmented and did not always apply as evenly and sometimes seemed to sit in my lip lines. The cream/matte shades applied more evenly and had more opaque coverage on average.

Browse all of our Sephora Cream Lip Stain swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polybutene, Petrolatum, Cyclohexasiloxane, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Aroma (Flavor), Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Propylene Carbonate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Benzyl Alcohol. May or may not contain (+/-): Mica, CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine).

7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

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