Sephora Colorful Eyeshadows (Summer 2021) Reviews & Swatches (Part 4 of 4)

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Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow

Lucky Penny (220)

Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful EyeshadowSephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow ($9.00 for 0.042 oz.) is a very light, golden copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly creamy texture that was smooth to the touch and blended in practice. It showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.042 oz. - $214.29 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, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Maltodextrin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Lucky Penny (220)

PPermanent. $9.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow

Choco Excess (297)

Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful EyeshadowSephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow ($9.00 for 0.042 oz.) is a light-medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to my lid and blended out well along the edges. The texture was slightly firmer in the pan, but it wasn’t stiff to work with and had no powderiness. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.042 oz. - $214.29 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, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, CI 75470 (Carmine), Maltodextrin, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Choco Excess (297)

PPermanent. $9.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow

Break the Bank (386)

Sephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful EyeshadowSephora Break the Bank (386) Colorful Eyeshadow ($9.00 for 0.042 oz.) is a light-medium copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic finish with faint sparkle. It had rich color coverage in a single pass, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well with just a touch of fallout. The texture was moderately dense and more firmly-pressed into the pan, but it was lightly creamy and blended out well, though it needed a moderately-heavy hand to pick up product evenly. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.042 oz. - $214.29 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, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Diisostearyl Malate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Maltodextrin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Break the Bank (386)

PPermanent. $9.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow

Playing with Fire (387)

Sephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful EyeshadowSephora Playing with Fire (387) Colorful Eyeshadow ($9.00 for 0.042 oz.) is a medium copper with moderate, warm undertones in its base with flecks of pink and gold micro-sparkle over a metallic finish. It had opaque color payoff paired with a lightly creamy texture that was firmer and moderately-dense but not to the point where it was stiff to work with. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.042 oz. - $214.29 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, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, CI 75470 (Carmine), Maltodextrin, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Playing with Fire (387)

PPermanent. $9.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow

One in a Million (388)

Sephora One in a Million (388) Colorful EyeshadowSephora One in a Million (388) Colorful Eyeshadow ($9.00 for 0.042 oz.) is a medium, warmer plum base with a duochrome finish that shifted from blue to violet. The texture was lightly emollient, thinner but I didn’t struggle to blend it out in practice. I did find that I needed to use a heavier hand to pick up product evenly from the surface, though. It had mostly opaque, buildable color coverage that stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.042 oz. - $214.29 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, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Maltodextrin, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Caprylyl Glycol, CI 77007 (Ultramarines), Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

One in a Million (388)

PPermanent. $9.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Lucky Penny and Playing With Fire are super tempting, but I may have shades around here (and I probably do) that get me close enough. But those two are standouts for me.

I discovered the Sephora glitter shadows a few years ago and get so many compliments whenever I wear them. Iā€™m so glad you are reviewing them I think a lot of makeup lovers are unaware of how good they are.

Another set of lovely shades. The standouts for me are Choco Express and Break the Bank – but of course I have dupes for those.
Whatever happened to One in a Million? It looked like it was damaged in transit.

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