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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

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

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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ColourPop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

01/07

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Up the Ante

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo ($10.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains a medium, red-brown bronzer and warm, gold highlighter. The highlighter was pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, while the bronzer had solid color payoff but could have been a bit more blendable and less powdery.

A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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Wild Card

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ColourPop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

01/07

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo

Step Right Up

Colour Pop Step Right Up Mini Face Duo ($10.00 for 0.24 oz.) includes a light, yellow-toned brown bronzer and a warm, beige highlighter. I see this duo being more “suitable” for fair to light-medium complexions. The highlighter was beautiful and easy to work with, while the bronzer was decent but could have been more pigmented and more blendable overall.

A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Spectacle

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Dreamscape

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Maybelline Molten Topaz Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter

01/08

Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Topaz MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Molten Topaz

Maybelline Molten Topaz Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter ($9.99 for 0.24 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark gold with warm, brown undertones and a luminous sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable that was delightfully creamy to the touch, but it was still more loosely pressed (without being powdery), which made it particularly easy to apply with a slew of brushes. For subtle coverage, I’d recommend a light hand and a tapered highlighting brush or a fan brush with a moderate hand. It had opaque coverage–not buildable as described, which was really the only downside to the product–that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with little effort. The finish was the most subtle of all of the highlighters I’ve tried in this formula, which some may prefer and others will lament. On me, this shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading slightly.

Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Diisostearyl Malate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492/Iron Oxides.

9.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

ColourPop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

01/07

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo

House of Mirrors

Colour Pop House of Mirrors Mini Face Duo ($10.00 for 0.24 oz.) includes a soft brown bronzer and a warmer peach highlighter in a small, plastic compact. I really loved the size of the duo, as I felt it offered plenty of product with a small footprint and affordable price tag. The bronzer didn’t have great pigmentation, and the texture wasn’t the easiest to work with, though the highlighter was lovely.

B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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