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Sephora Stardust (01) Microsmooth Baked Luminizer

Sephora Stardust (01) Microsmooth Baked Luminizer
Sephora Stardust (01) Microsmooth Baked Luminizer

Sephora Stardust (01) Microsmooth Baked Luminizer ($14.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a very pale yellow with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Marshmallow (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Smashbox Turn It On Pearl (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). J. Cat Beauty White Goddess (-, $9.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Becca Pearl Flashes Gold (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Holographic Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Electrify (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush I (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Star Reader (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Burst (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Ice Kiss (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Lit (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Milani Summer Glow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza (Left) (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 2 Frozen Gold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Hourglass Pure Strobe Light (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give a “natural, seamless luminescence” to the skin with “natural-looking color.” I think it can be really lovely on the skin and yield a beautiful sheen that doesn’t emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture. It’s not what I’d consider to be subtle glow, but it’s not a brilliant, high-shine highlighter either. The texture was smooth, but it ran a little dry and kicked up excess powder in the pan with ease. Luckily, it did not look dry or powdery on the skin, which is where it counts the most. The highlighter wore well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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Sephora x Mara Hoffman Collection Now Available

Sephora x Mara Hoffman Collection
Sephora x Mara Hoffman Collection

Introducing a limited-edition collaboration that unites the irresistible wanderlust of Mara Hoffman with the beauty expertise of Sephora. Since 2000, Mara Hoffman has been creating colorful, covetable designs in fashion, swimwear, and activewear. Famous for her playful, original prints—sparked by nature, mythology, and her own far-reaching travels—the New York–based designer now turns her eye to eco-friendly beauty.

Now online

The Details

Kaleidescape Cheek Trio, $28.00 (Limited Edition)

This set features three universal shades for a glowing look with the skin-enhancing benefits of shea butter, Manuka Honey and coconut oil. The blush shade is suitable for any look, from a subtle sheen to a full-on flush. The bronzer creates the ultimate sunkissed beach glow, and the highlighter features a lightweight, brightening formula that feels and looks as natural as your own skin—only more illuminated.

Kaleidescape Lip Gloss Set, $28.00 (Limited Edition)

An all-natural, high shine lip gloss formula featuring shea butter and green tea extract in five great wearable shades for every occasion. Includes five shades.

Kaleidescape Natural Oil Balm, $30.00 (Limited Edition)

This multi-care body balm melts on touch to moisturize, protect, and soothe the skin.Developed to provide a one-step, natural solution to moisturize and restore hydration in dry and irritated skin, this balm offers sophisticated performance increased by notes of organic lavender to protect and soothe the mind and body. A little goes a long way to provide all the nourishment that your skin needs.

Kaleidescape Tinted Lip Balm, $18.00 (Limited Edition)

A rich blend of skin care ingredients and color makes this soothing balm a one-step solution to lip care with a soft touch of sheer color.

Kaleidescape Charcoal Brush Set, $64.00 (Limited Edition)

This set of five face and eye brushes features FSC certified wood handles in a custom Mara Hoffman print. The cruelty-free synthetic fibers are infused with the benefits of eco-friendly bamboo charcoal for easy and healthy application of a variety of formulas.

Kaleidescape Clutch, $42.00 (Limited Edition)

This large, versatile, zippered case can fit all your beauty essentials, and also double as a clutch to wear out on the town. The coated organic cotton exterior is water-resistant and keeps products safe and secure. Available in Maristar Turquoise and Maristar Lilac.

Kaleidescape Traincase, $110.00 (Limited Edition)

Have fun getting organized with this durable train case that can be used to store all of your beauty essentials. It features 16 adjustable compartments to store products of varying sizes. A two-tier stacking tray on each side allows plenty of room to store your favorite products. The case also has security locks, features professional grade construction, and has a shoulder strap for easy carrying.

Kaleidescape Escapader, $20.00 (Limited Edition)

Escape for an adventure with this versatile zippered pouch that easily fits into your purse or carry-on. The tote is water-resistant and promises to keep your makeup, hair, or nail essentials safe and secure. The uniquely appealing size and shape allow you to access all items easily without spilling or losing smaller components, making it a popular choice for travel.

Kaleidescape Overnighter, $30.00 (Limited Edition)

Store your makeup and beauty essentials in this luxe but durable everyday cosmetic bag with a sturdy frame. Its unique design allows for better visibility and accessibility of the contents. Turn it inside out for a new look.

Kaleidescape Universalist, $49.00 (Limited Edition)

This versatile, zippered case complete with labeled compartments is ideal for the storage of beauty essentials. The brush holder protects the integrity of your favorite brushes and the mesh net pocket keeps products organized, yet easily accessible. The coated cotton canvas exterior is water-resistant and keeps products safe and secure.

Sephora Favorites + Sun Safety Kit for Summer 2016

Sephora Favorites
Sephora Favorites

Five new Sephora Favorites’ kits are now available!

Now online

The Details

Chic It Easy, $49.00 (Limited Edition)

Seamlessly pull off French beauty looks with Chic It Easy. It features five deluxe and two full-size French essentials. Achieve minimal makeup, tousled hair, and a pop of red lip color for enviable beauty with this eight-piece collection. This set contains:

  • 0.14 oz Atelier Cologne in Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue
  • 1 oz Caudalie Beauty Elixir
  • 0.13 oz Formula X The Colors Nail Polish in Pyrotechnic
  • 1 oz Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
  • 1 oz Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in Nude
  • 0.01 oz MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL Eye Pencil in M-10
  • 0.11 oz NARS Cosmetics Lipstick in Jungle Red
  • 0.1 oz Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat in No. 2 Luminous Ivory

Summer Hair Saviors, $36.00 (Limited Edition)

From cleansing formulas to hydrating treatments to primers, this set has everything you need for a refreshing style that lasts. The Cleansing Purifying Scrub is enriched with sea salt to cleanse, soothe, and moisturize, the Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse gently yet thoroughly cleanses the hair and scalp, and the Dry Shampoo refreshes hair in between washes by absorbing excess oil. The Leave In Milk eliminates frizz and flyaways as the Deep Conditioning Mask restores essential hydration and enhances hair’s resilience. The single-use Bay Breeze Hydrating Shot delivers moisture to dull, lifeless hair, the lightweight Scent & Shine Coconut Oil deeply nourishes and protects, and the color-safe, antioxidant-rich Treatment & Styling Oil adds shine while smoothing strands. Invisible Oil Primer is a pre-styler that protects, conditions, and eases styling, while Don’t Blow It’s rich, creamy formula enhances texture and body for the perfect air-dried style. The Coconut Oil Gel conditions, Sea Spray creates loose, breezy curls, and No-Frizz Humidity Shield protects from humidity for a sleek look. This set contains:

  • 1.35 oz Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt
  • 1 oz dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse
  • 1 oz Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
  • 1 oz Reverie Anti-Frizz Replenishing Leave In Milk
  • 1 oz Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask
  • 0.5 oz Drybar Bay Breeze Hydrating Shot
  • 0.5 oz Madam CJ Walker Scent & Shine Coconut Oil
  • 0.17 oz Marula Light Hair Treatment & Styling Oil
  • 1 oz Bumble And Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer
  • 0.5 oz Bumble And Bumble Don’t Blow It
  • 0.5 oz IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel
  • 2.4 oz VERB Sea Spray
  • 1.8 oz Living Proof No-Frizz Humidity Shield

Lashstash To Go, $28.00 (Limited Edition)

Lash Stash To Go Set features five deluxe mascaras and a voucher to choose the mascara you covet the most. Just bring the enclosed voucher back to stores to redeem for the full size version. The Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash in Blacquer has a lash-expanding, ultra-volumizing formula that’s designed to deliver high-drama lashes. Milk Makeup Ubame in Black is a 72 percent natural formula that’s infused with ubame oak and sapphire dust to create super voluminous lashes. Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara in Black separates, coats, and curls voluptuous perfection. Tarte’s tarteist™ lash paint in Black provides an ultra-black, long-wearing formula that lengthens, thickens, and curls lashes. Ciaté LONDON’s Triple Shot in Black instantly lengthens, volumizes, defines, and curls to enhance and enlarge lashes. This set contains:

  • 0.1 oz Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash in Blacquer
  • 0.25 oz Milk Makeup Ubame in Black
  • 0.17 oz Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara in Black
  • 0.1 oz Tarte tarteist lash paint in Black
  • 0.17 oz Ciaté LONDON Triple Shot in Black

Summer Crush, $40.00 (Limited Edition)

Whether you’re beach-bound or rooftop-ready, create a makeup look that lasts as long as an endless summer night. Summer Crush features eight melt-proof makeup essentials, including five in deluxe sizes and two full-size bestsellers in SPF, lip, eyeliner, setting spray, lipstick, mascara, and primer. From budge-proof liquid eyeliner to shadow primer, this set has everything you need to create gorgeous summer makeup looks. This set contains:

  • Beautyblender® blotterazzi
  • 0.07 oz Fresh Suger Rose Tinted Lip Treatment
  • 0.04 oz Kat Von D Studded Kiss in Sexer
  • 0.35 oz Lancome Grandiose Mascara (full size)
  • 0.14 oz Smashbox Cosmetics 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
  • 0.016 oz Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner (full size)
  • 0.23 oz Tarte Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • 0.5 oz Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Sun Safety Kit, $32.00 (Limited Edition)

Buy here. This collection features SPF in different formats, including the latest innovations in sunscreens. From SPF primers to makeup setting mists to SPF lip and BB creams, these products deliver much more than just sun protection. The kit also includes safe sunless tanners for the perfect summer glow without the risk. All 15 pieces were handpicked to offer a summer of sun protection for face, lips, and body without greasy mess, white residue, or unpleasant smell—all in a super cute beach bag. This set contains:

  • 0.23 oz ALGENIST Sublime Defense Anti‐Aging Blurring Moisturizer SPF 30
  • 0.35 oz BOSCIA B.B. Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA++
  • 0.3 oz CLARINS UV Plus Anti‐Pollution SPF 50 Sunscreen
  • 0.34 oz COOLA Makeup Setting Spray SPF30
  • 0.17 oz DR. JART+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45
  • 0.25 oz DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen
  • 0.7 oz FRESH® Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
  • 0.25 oz KATE SOMERVILLE Daily Deflector Moisturizer, Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++
  • 0.25 oz MDSOLARSCIENCES Mineral Crème SPF 50
  • 0.17 oz MURAD® Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF30 | PA+++
  • 0.5 oz PETER THOMAS ROTH Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense® Lotion SPF 30
  • 0.6 oz SHISEIDO Ultimate Sun Protection Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Water Resistant (80 Minutes)
  • Sunscreen WetForce
  • 1.69 oz ST. TROPEZ Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion
  • 0.5 oz Supergoop!® Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50
  • 0.23 oz Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • Beach bag

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Sephora Colorful Eyeshadows (Spring 2016) Part 2

Sephora Free Hug Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Free Hug Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.07 oz.) is supposed to be “highly pigmented, long-lasting” powder eyeshadow with 10-hour wear and “an ultrasmooth, blendable texture.” For the most part, I find the range to have good color payoff, blendability, and wear, though they do not typically last as long as 10 hours (more like eight).

Sephora Free Hug Colorful Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, rosy taupe with warm undertones and an almost metallic-like sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that was blendable and didn’t look dry on the skin. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear.
Dior House of Pinks #4 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #2 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Winter Dream (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Poker Face (LE, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Haunting (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Morning Frost (DC, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Ametrine (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #16 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm #32 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Stag Film (LE, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Rosewood (202) (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Pain au Chocolat (P, $5.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mad Mod (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Horizon (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Burberry Dusky Mauve No. 108 (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I544 Pink Granite (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Laura Mercier Amethyst (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Viseart Amethyst #5 (P, ) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Early Frost Colorful Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright white with a subtle, bluish tint and frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was somewhat buildable in practice. The texture was slightly firmer and thinner, but it wasn’t powdery or difficult to blend out on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours before creasing. Make Up For Ever I120 Snow Gray (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC 2x Dare #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #1 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #1 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Cosmic (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Optic White (000) (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Frost (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Flawless Figure (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #453 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC White (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Blue Garden #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC White Frost (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Messenger Bird Colorful Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, light-medium sky blue with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft, smooth, and blendable texture–this one felt a little looser overall, so it wasn’t perfect in texture. On me, the color started to crease after eight hours of wear. Make Up For Ever #25 (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #6 (P, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild I'm His Breezey #4 (P, $2.29) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC Indigo Blend #1 (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #25 (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #25 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #23 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Grand Large (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Bravo (P, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Diving in Australia Colorful Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a dark, navy blue with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. The consistency was denser, more cream-like with a very smooth, blendable texture when I worked with it. It had great pigmentation, which applied well to bare skin. The color started to fade after eight hours. LORAC Cobalt (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Weirdly Wonderful (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Paralyzed (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (95% similar). Dior Rivage #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Evidence (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Dark Seas (P, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Cressida (P, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Blue Black (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Aja (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC In the Shadows (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #24 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Tonight's Temptation #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Deep Truth (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer '17 (LE, $39.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Buxom Bulldog (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #3 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Ministry (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp Colorful Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a blackened forest green with subtle, warmer undertones and a mix of cooler, emerald green and warmer, gold glitter. The texture was very chunky, even though it felt almost “wet” to the touch, and was hard to manipulate on the skin as it would look uneven and turn patchy at times. It had a fair amount of fall out while worn. Chanel Empreinte du Desert #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Zodiac (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (95% similar). Sugarpill Junebug (P, $13.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Craft (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Protest (-, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Hundred (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Khaki Mono (07) (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Peacock (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Humid (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Bird of Prey (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). L'Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME310 Fir Tree Green (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Dose of Colors Harpoon (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Zodiac (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Roasted Chestnuts Colorful Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a dark brown with a subtle, gray-ish tint paired with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was dustier and thinner, which translated into a harder-to-apply eyeshadow on the eye, as it would get a little patchy. This one benefits greatly from a primer. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. MAC Brun (P, $16.00)(100% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #3 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Vox (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #5 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Bewitchin' (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Mystery (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Cyprus Umber (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Espresso Yourself (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M618 Espresso (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced La Femme (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Woodie (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Ash Brown (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Dolly (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Stone (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Rich Brown (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sephora Colorful Eyeshadows (Spring 2016) Part 1

Sephora Morning Freshness Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Morning Freshness Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.07 oz.) is supposed to be “highly pigmented, long-lasting” powder eyeshadow with 10-hour wear and “an ultrasmooth, blendable texture.” For the most part, I find the range to have good color payoff, blendability, and wear, though they do not typically last as long as 10 hours (more like eight).

Sephora Morning Freshness Colorful Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that was easy to apply to bare skin. It blended out well, and it lasted for eight hours. Stila Snowflake (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pure Bred #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Softly Rockin' (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #1 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Polyester Bride (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Jardin #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC A Different Vibe (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Shroom (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Acorn (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Silver Mirage (18) (LE, $39.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Fall Leaves Colorful Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium orange with warm, peachy tones and a frosted sheen. It was richly pigmented and blendable, while the texture also ran a little drier–the shimmer seemed to sheer out from the base color just a bit. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably. NARS Old Church Street (Left) (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Bubbles (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Cutie Patootie (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #1 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Marina (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Rose Golden Rings (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Medium (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Maiden (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 06 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). YSL Onde Sable (04) (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lorelei (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Sateen (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Quite Yummy! (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Gem (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Tea Party (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Crisp (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Flirting Game Colorful Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a soft, medium taupe-brown with strong, warm undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was smooth, soft without being powdery, and very blendable on the skin. It had great pigmentation and applied well to bare skin. On me, the color lasted for eight hours before fading. Clarins Rosewood #2 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Rosewood (202) (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #2 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Pink Champagne (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #8 (P, $33.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Juju (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Vintage Selection (P, $18.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #4 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Burberry Dusky Mauve No. 108 (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #5 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Scream (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Helio (149M) (P, $29.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #3 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Tarte First Kiss (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Amethyst (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). Chanel City Lights #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Be on the A-List Colorful Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium taupe brown with warm, golden tones and a frosted finish. It had rich color payoff paired with a lightweight, smooth, and blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. It applied beautifully to the skin without losing its intensity and was easy to blend out. The color lasted for eight hours before fading. Tarte Trance (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Slate Bells Ring (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #19 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #4 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Charged Up (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Rocker (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Cashmere #5 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Mushroom (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). Zoeva Nostalgic (P, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Cashmere Coat Colorful Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a dark, taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was very finely-milled and soft, but it kicked up excess powder in the pan and could have fall out if you don’t remember to tap off the excess prior to applying. It managed to have enough binder that it adhered well to bare skin without sheering out too readily. This shade started to fade after eight hours of wear. Viseart Tabac (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Fashion Fix (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Subtly Elegant (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Persona Maverick (P, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Give In Take V (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Eyeshadow #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Stone Taupe (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Coffee (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Vow (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Stone Unturned (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Power Player (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Dig It (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Stila Cool Taupe (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay DTF (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Concrete (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cool Complement (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Mercury (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M548 Pink Gray (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M558 Dark Taupe (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Mystery (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Don’t Get Me Wrong Colorful Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep, smoky taupe-brown with warmer undertones and a stronger, purple-gray overtone paired with a frosted sheen. The texture was denser, more cream-like, compared to the other shades, and it had really rich, opaque pigmentation that applied beautifully to the skin but still blended out easily. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me. MAC Twilight Falls (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Camelia #4 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Poesie #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Better Together (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Smokey Grey (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Stolen Moment (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Antique (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). City Color All Eyes On Me (P, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Patine (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Upgrade (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Saint Germain (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). YSL Golden Glow #5 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Cashmere #6 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Ardency Inn Disco (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Chocolate Crumble (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC 2x Dare #3 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sneak Peek: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadows (Spring 2016) Photos & Swatches

Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp Eyeshadow
Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp Eyeshadow

Recently, there were several new shades released (and tons discontinued) of Sephora Colorful Eyeshadows ($12.00 for 0.07 oz.). When Sephora held their sale a few weeks ago, I picked up twelve shades — here’s an early look at swatches!

Spring 2016 Eyeshadows