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Sephora Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (“Bronzed & Glowing” Look)

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

Antique Copper (359)

Sephora Antique Copper (359) Colorful Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a soft, muted light-medium copper with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. The consistency was soft, blendable, and dense without being too thick or too firmly pressed in the pan, which made it easy to apply and blend out. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that lasted for seven 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

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Magnesium Myristate, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Mica, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Lauroyl Lysine, Dipentaerythrityl Pentaisononanoate, CI 77400 (Bronze Powder), Phenyl Trimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ethylhexylglycerin, Maltodextrin, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Silica, BHT, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet).

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Tahitian Pearl (285)

Sephora Tahitian Pearl (285) Colorful Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep, coppery brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a smooth, lightly emollient texture that had more noticeable slip (like a silicone-based primer) that applied well to bare skin but had to be pressed initially to get even adhesion. It wore well for seven 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

Mica, Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Boron Nitride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Magnesium Myristate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Polybutene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Maltodextrin, Sorbic Acid, Bht, Tin Oxide, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake).

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Choco Excess (297)

Sephora Choco Excess (297) Colorful Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of gold glitter over a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but the texture was dry and stiff, which made it harder to pick up, apply, and blend out on my lid. The glittery bits didn’t bind with the powder, so they dropped during application and any remaining glitters that stayed on my lid fell out during wear. This shade managed to stay on for seven 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, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Magnesium Myristate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Talc, Polybutene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Phenoxyethanol, Maltodextrin, Polyurethane-11, Sorbic Acid, Silica, Bht, Ci 77000 (Aluminum Powder), Tin Oxide, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet).

6
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
3
Application
70%
Total

Chou a La Creme (353)

Sephora Chou a La Creme (353) Colorful Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a soft, light-medium taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was smooth and finely-milled to the touch but played better when used over primer. The color lasted well for seven 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, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Dimethicone, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), Maltodextrin, CI 75470 (Carmine), Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, CI 77007 (Ultramarines), Hexylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Lazy Afternoon (207)

Sephora Lazy Afternoon (207) Colorful Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a soft beige with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth and velvety with just a touch of powderiness in the pan. It had good pigmentation that applied well to bare skin but had a tendency to sheer out a bit without primer. This shade stayed on well for seven 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, Dimethiconol Stearate, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Maltodextrin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Ci 75470 (Carmine), Hexylene Glycol, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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 Antique Copper (359) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Antique Copper (359) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Antique Copper (359) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Antique Copper (359) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Antique Copper (359) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Tahitian Pearl (285) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Tahitian Pearl (285) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Tahitian Pearl (285) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Tahitian Pearl (285) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Tahitian Pearl (285) 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 Chou a La Creme (353) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Chou a La Creme (353) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Chou a La Creme (353) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Chou a La Creme (353) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Chou a La Creme (353) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Lazy Afternoon (207) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Lazy Afternoon (207) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Lazy Afternoon (207) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Lazy Afternoon (207) Colorful Eyeshadow

Sephora Lazy Afternoon (207) Colorful Eyeshadow

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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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