Sephora Colorful Eyeshadows (Spring 2016) Part 2 Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Sephora Free Hug Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Free Hug Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Colorful EyeshadowSephora 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 EyeshadowSephora 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). Too Faced Winter Dream (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Poker Face (LE, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Stag Film (LE, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Pain au Chocolat (P, $5.99) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Ametrine (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Morning Frost (DC, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm #32 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Haunting (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #16 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry Rosewood (202) (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Mad Mod (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is darker (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). Too Faced Sugared Raisin (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NARS Earthshine (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever I544 Pink Granite (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Early Frost Colorful EyeshadowSephora 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 (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC 2x Dare #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #1 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Cosmic (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC White (PiP, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Burberry Optic White (000) (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Too Cool (P, $6.99) is brighter (90% similar). MAC White Frost (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #453 (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Pay the Piper (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Frost (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Messenger Bird Colorful EyeshadowSephora 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 (PiP, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild I'm His Breezey #4 (DC, $2.29) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC Indigo Blend #1 (LE, ) is more muted (90% 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 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Grand Large (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #25 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Bravo (P, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Diving in Australia Colorful EyeshadowSephora 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. Urban Decay Paralyzed (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (95% similar). Dior Rivage #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Weirdly Wonderful (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Cobalt (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Dark Seas (P, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Evidence (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Blue Black (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Aja (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). NARS Cressida (P, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Estrella (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #24 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (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 Deep Truth (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Tonight's Temptation #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, more muted (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 EyeshadowSephora 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. Urban Decay Zodiac (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (95% similar). Chanel Empreinte du Desert #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Humid (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Peacock (DC, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Hundred (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Junebug (P, $13.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Protest (-, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Craft (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D308 Aquatic Khaki (DC, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Khaki Mono (07) (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME310 Fir Tree Green (DC, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Bird of Prey (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty TFX10 (LE, $36.00) 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). MAC Swing on a Star (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Roasted Chestnuts Colorful EyeshadowSephora 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. Kat Von D Vox (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #5 (DC, ) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #3 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Bewitchin' (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Brun (P, $17.00)(100% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Mystery (DC, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Cyprus Umber (PiP, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Ash Brown (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sexspresso (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced La Femme (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Stone (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Dolly (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Espresso Yourself (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M618 Espresso (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Woodie (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #7 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Ground Brown (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Free Hug

DCDiscontinued. $10.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Early Frost

DCDiscontinued. $10.00.
B
B
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

Messenger Bird

DCDiscontinued. $10.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Diving in Australia

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A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Luxurious Boot Camp

DCDiscontinued. $10.00.
D+
D+
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
68%
Total

Roasted Chestnuts

DCDiscontinued. $10.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Sephora Free Hug Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Free Hug Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Free Hug Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Free Hug Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Free Hug Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Free Hug Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Free Hug Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Free Hug Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Free Hug Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Free Hug Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Early Frost Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Early Frost Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Early Frost Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Early Frost Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Early Frost Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Early Frost Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Early Frost Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Early Frost Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Early Frost Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Early Frost Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Messenger Bird Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Messenger Bird Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Messenger Bird Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Messenger Bird Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Messenger Bird Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Messenger Bird Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Messenger Bird Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Messenger Bird Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Messenger Bird Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Messenger Bird Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Diving in Australia Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Diving in Australia Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Diving in Australia Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Diving in Australia Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Diving in Australia Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Diving in Australia Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Diving in Australia Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Diving in Australia Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Diving in Australia Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Diving in Australia Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Roasted Chestnuts Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Roasted Chestnuts Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Roasted Chestnuts Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Roasted Chestnuts Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Roasted Chestnuts Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Roasted Chestnuts Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Roasted Chestnuts Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Roasted Chestnuts Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Roasted Chestnuts Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Roasted Chestnuts Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Roasted Chestnuts Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Roasted Chestnuts Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow

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Wow, I must get Diving in Australia – the blue color is stunning and an A-, too! Woohooo, so nice to see a blue score well. Also very pleased to see Sephora do well on the light blue and the matte brown, which can be hard to get right. Kind of sad about Luxurious Bootcamp, I was so excited until I swatched in store, and felt it was iffy –it seemed stiff and uneven, so glad I held off, turns out I have much better performing dupes, UD Zodiac and UD Protest. And the Chanel Empreinte dupe is in coming in the mail too. Guess I like this color a lot !

Diving in Australia is a nice one! 😀 Luxurious Boot Camp is definitely more like a glittery layering shade than a full-on eyeshadow, IMO.

Oh my goodness, I came so close to buying Diving In Australia on Wednesday night! I suppose I’m good with UD Evidence, though, since they’re dupes? I hardly ever wear true blues, though, because green eyes can look a bit odd with it except as an accent or eyeliner. But; I will now definitely get Nyx Frostbite!

Hmm these almost look too good to be true…the first one especially gives me grabby hands. And I love the pop of blue in your eye look.

I loved Roasted Chestnuts when I tried it in-store – in fact, I like it so much that I already had far too many dupes for it, though I might still buy it one of these days. It’s the sort of matte brown that I just love.

A Free Hug has been made even more desirable! 😉 That’s a beautiful shade. I love using Amethyst by LM along the bottom lash line… so having a shadow like Free Hug to blend onto the lid will create a nice balance.

I wore Free Hug today, actually! It’s very nice. Sephora had to send it to me twice, though, my first order ended with 3/4 eyeshadows broken. Apparently, they’re packing things just as poorly as Ulta. The only reason one survived is it slid into an eyeliner package in transit.

Isn’t it? I was pleasantly surprised by most of the Sephora eyeshadows.

Bummer to hear that so many were broken for you 🙁 I think I had about 12? and 1 was broken.

Covered,but free hug will be a good replacement, should pink granite pan out. This reminded me to drag out the dangerous palette. These will all get some love and bring up the general opinion of Sepho’s house brand shadows. Lovely look, as always.

Diving in Australia is a terrific colour and I wished the Boot Camp one was better – however lots of dupes via the UD Spectrum palette. The light periwinkle blue colour was done well too. It is a hard colour to get right.

I think Luxurious Boot Camp was just too glittery to work really well in this type of formula, unfortunately! It would be better over a glitter adhesive, though.

Luxurious Bootcamp is GORGEOUS. my mother won a gift card at work and doesn’t wear much makeup so she’s giving it to me when i come back to the US for a visit this summer. This is DEFINITELY going on my list!!!

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