Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.72 oz.) includes 24 eyeshadows in various pastel hues. It’s a new, limited edition palette created for the Color of the Year collection (which features two colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity). While it’s interesting, and there are plenty of shades that we don’t see all that often in it, the performance leaves a lot to be desired. The shimmers tended to be the better performers, while the lighter mattes were the more disappointing shades. In general, the formula is dusty, dry, or powdery (and sometimes chalky, due to some shades having a stronger white base), which in turn results in the eyeshadow sheering out or applying unevenly. The wear was five to six hours with the majority of shades. I’ve had better luck with past iterations of this collaboration, but this was a miss for me. Sephora said that it was supposed to include the Sephora Collection’s “high performance formulas” that had “rich color payoff” and a “luxurious feel,” plus “long-wear,” but nothing about these reminds me of their single eyeshadow range at all.

BOTTOM LINE: There are a lot of fun shades in the palette, but it’s really only functional over a creamy, white base (like NYX Milk) in order to get the eyeshadows to pop, apply evenly, and blend nicely. I find regular primer is typically too thin and doesn’t do enough for the intensity unless it is a thicker, more cream-like primer, but something very light or white is still the best way to go.

Bright White is a bright white with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, fairly smooth texture that applied decently. It lasted for six and a half hours on me. Sephora Starlight (LE, )(100% similar). Colour Pop Shy Girl (PiP, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Cotton (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Porcelain (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia C1 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Por Vida (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop No Spots (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Skull (LE, )(100% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty White Elephant (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Sydney Grace Snow Queen (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #1 (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Glitch (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Sails (LE, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Pandora I (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Young Love (DC, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC White (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Banshee (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Pink Peony (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Quartz is a pale pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation but was a little powdery, so it tended to apply unevenly on the lid. I think a regular primer would improve the application (a white base won’t bring out the color that much, since it is already quite light). It wore well for six hours. Jouer Petal (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Aaah (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Pretty Vulgar Tweet (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Pink Cream (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Studio (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Truth (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Pale, Please (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). L'Oreal Mademoiselle Pink (P, $5.99) is brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay 3 Sheets (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Highlight) (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC The Wrong Man (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Lancome My French #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Vintage (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Shimmer Pink (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Bee Sweet (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Nude Goals (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Honeydew is a light-medium aqua with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer color payoff with a dusty consistency that applied unevenly and was hard to retain any intensity at all on bare skin. It had faded within five hours. LORAC Eggs Benny (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Inglot #367 (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Syntheseyes (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Aqua (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Flux (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Atomic Blush (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Café Creme is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a frost finish. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, smooth texture that lasted for seven hours on me. Colour Pop The Cancer (P, $4.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Ladybird (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Left) (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Enchant (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Amanecer (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Indian Moon (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #15 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Calm (Right) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics I Promise (PiP, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Ball Gown (V2) (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Jardins Eclatants #2 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Valhalla (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Fizz the Season (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Nuance #4 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Drop the Robe (PiP, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Goldbit (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mellow Yellow is a light, pastel yellow with a frosted finish. It had nice color payoff with a slightly dusty, drier texture, but it applied decently to the skin. This shade would sheer out slightly when applied. It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. Smashbox Pool Boy (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Blow Fish (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #1 (DC, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lights On (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #38 (P, $6.50) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Salt (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Bellini Bling (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Dior Sienna #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Ciate Drawn That Way (LE, ) is less pigmented (90% similar). LORAC Seashell (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS First Taste (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Tangy Citrus (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Aspire (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ash is a light-medium, purpled gray with cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was on the thin, powdery side, which made this hard to apply without a good primer underneath, as it would go on unevenly and accentuate the texture of the skin. It wore for five and a half hours. LORAC Valet (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Mist (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Sand Dollar (DC, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Black Milk (DC, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Lost at Sea (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Stone (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Grey Stroke (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Stone Face (DC, $4.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #22 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS Namibia (DC, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Smoke (LE, $29.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Antique White is a bright white with subtle, cool undertones and a sparkly, frosted finish. It was crumbly in the pan and rather loose on the lid, so it looked uneven and almost clumpy. The color wore for five hours before creasing. Kat Von D Skulls (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Lancome Blanc Scintillant (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Mortal (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #1 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Tassel (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #15 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Moonlight (06) (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Ice Gold (122K) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Dessert's On Me (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Yves (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Gluten Free (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Snow (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Petite Perle (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Holy, Holy (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Luna Llena (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Sassy (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Dark Energy #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Frost (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Pearl (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mushroom is a medium, golden taupe with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, fairly smooth consistency that applied well over bare skin. This shade wore well for seven hours on me. Laura Mercier Intense Moonlight (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Koosh (LE, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #4 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Thistle (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #19 (P, $6.50) is darker (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Chemical Bond (P, $8.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Sydney Grace Cliff Jumping (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Coloured Raine Royal Highness (PiP, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS Stud (DC, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). Pat McGrath Gilty Pleasure (PiP, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Slate Bells Ring (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS Stud (LE, $25.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Fenty Beauty Risky Richez (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Sephora Be on the A-List (DC, $10.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Privy (LE, $4.50) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pelican is a light-medium, gold-shimmered light green with hints of gray in its base. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a firmer texture that wasn’t powdery but was hard to get color out of. This shade started to crease after six hours. Dior Electrify #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Moonlight (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Early Bird (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Yet to Come (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Buxom All Access (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Dulcinee #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Blurred Lines (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Éclat Énigmatique #1 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Snow (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). YSL Golden Glow #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Metamorphose (44) #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Trust Issues (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Secret Pond (DC, ) is darker (85% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #1 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Mirage (LE, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). Pretty Vulgar Break Free (PiP, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chinois Green is a muted, medium blue with fine gold shimmer. The shimmer tended to blend beyond the underlying base color, so it is messier to blend and work with. The texture was thin and dusty, which also resulted in the overall color sheering out easily. It wore for five hours before fading. Too Faced Break the Ice (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Blue Lagoon (374) Eyeshadow #4 (LE, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Mist (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Sex & the Oyster (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Makeup Geek Sea Mist (DC, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cedar Wood is a slightly muted, medium copper with warm undertones and fine gold pearl. It had good color payoff with a slightly dusty consistency. This shade wore for six and a half hours. LORAC Pink Bronze (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Macaron (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Dior Sienna #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bay Watch (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Citadel is an iridescent bluish-white with a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a thin, powdery texture. This shade sheered out easily and faded after five hours. Sephora Blue Rhythm (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild I Don't Do Camouflage #1 (DC, $2.29) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Dark Energy #3 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Buxom Lacy Chic (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC See the Stars (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Blue Garden #3 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Iced Blue (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Oyster Mushroom is a soft, silvery gray with neutral-to-cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color coverage, but the powdery, crumbly texture made it hard to keep it at that coverage as it would sheer out. The color started to fade after six hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Starry Night #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Trompe L'Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Chrome Angel (P, $18.50) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Guise (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Eclectic #3 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME116 Silver (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Eggplant Blend #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Silver (20) (P, $4.49) is darker (80% similar). LORAC Silver (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Coral Haze is a lightly brightened, medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was thin and dusty, which resulted in sheerer coverage and poor application. On me, it faded after five hours. Too Faced Honey Brittle (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M720 Apricot (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Cantaloupe (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Eyeshadow #3 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Tantilizing (P, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Sorbet (LE, $4.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Ciate Carrot Cake (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Hot Sauce (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Bailout (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Nekkid (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Neon Orange #7 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Right) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Eden (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Clementine (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Demitasse (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Peach Poppy (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #3 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). NARS Shake It (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Duchess (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop In Frequency (P, $4.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pale Mauve is a light=medium pink with warm undertones and cooler, lavender shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture. The shade lasted well for six and a half hours on me. Natasha Denona Juneau (145S) (PiP, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Dance Flowers Dance (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Stardust (GPV2 #1) (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #9 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Pat McGrath Skinshow Glow (PiP, $25.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Bad Habit Sirius (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Romeo (Light) (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Ruby #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bouffant (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC 65 Degrees (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Aim High (PiP, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Elysian (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm #14 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #1 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Cristal de Printemps #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vapours (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Touch of Lilac (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Blue Beat #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Café au Lait is a medium, coppery brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was very soft and loose in the pan, though it yielded good pigmentation overall. It applied decently on bare skin but would still benefit from a primer to improve its below-average wear (of seven hours). Disney by Sephora Wanderin' Free (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Skin (75S) (PiP, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Camille (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Steady (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Olive Blend #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Minx #4 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #12 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced After Hours (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (PiP, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Chopper (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). theBalm Manic Maribel (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Inglot #405 (P, $7.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boa is a medium, yellowed green with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good color coverage with a fairly soft, smooth texture that sheered out slightly. The color wore well for six and a half hours. NABLA Cosmetics Extravirgin (P, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Garden Pastels #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Mosaic (DC, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Very Merry (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #7 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm #16 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Hooked (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #412 (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Mirage (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel (2020) #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Lucky Green (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Antheia (286DC) (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever Treasure (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Darling (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Chanel Quintessence #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Mildew (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Jealous #2 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Jealous #1 (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Serenity is a bright, periwinkle with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff that went on really unevenly. The texture was powdery and hard to keep in place. It lasted for five hours on me. Sugarpill Baby Doll (PiP, $13.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Cali (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Pegasus (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Metamorphosis (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Heroine (LE, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fruit Dove is a bright, medium-dark pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture. It was one of the better mattes, but it was hard to blend. This shade wore well for six and a half hours. MAC Fuchsia Fury (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Unleashed (P, $9.00) is brighter (95% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #15 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Domination (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lotus Pink (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Eliza D (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Fair Play (LE, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop My Milkshake (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Seas the Day (P, ) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Bijou (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Gabriella (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop For Shore (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Ruby #9 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay 1960 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fashion Fanatic (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Bird's Eye View (LE, $17.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Gameela (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Dream Weaver (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Exaltation (108) (P, $29.50) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty In Bed (PiP, ) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Orchid Haze is a light-medium lavender with warmer, pink undertones and a matte finish. It had weak pigmentation with a dusty, thin texture that didn’t apply well and tended to sheer out. It only wore for five and a half hours. Inglot #346 (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Two to Mango (P, $4.50) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #19 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Eerie (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Meow (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Carnival (DC, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 13 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Howlin' (P, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Viseart Haze (PiP, ) is cooler (80% similar). LORAC Dusty Mauve (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Pulp Fiction #3 (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cascade is a richer, medium aqua with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation, though the slightly powdery texture made it harder to apply without a good base for it to cling to. This shade wore well for six and a half hours on me. Sephora Helen P (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Muscle Beach (P, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Pale Pipa (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). NYX The Next Morning (P, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Mint #9 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Haze (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Cheat Code (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Phantom (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Powerful Performance (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Fluorescent (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Inglot #345 (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Bright Editorial #4 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Avocado Toast (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lantana is a medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture. It sheered out slightly, but it was easier to blend out than a lot of the mattes in the palette. This color started to fade after seven hours. MAC Coral (2020) (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Wiser (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Coastline (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Viseart Peony (Rosé Edit) (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Just Peachy (Matte) (PiP, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Dream Maker (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Candied Peach (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Juicy (PiP, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Amy (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Nude Medium #4 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Mad Love (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Big Spoon (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Nip Slip (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Ruby #8 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Charge It (P, $4.50) is more muted (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Gea (PiP, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Moon Castle (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Siren #3 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Grumpy (LE, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Linden Green is a bright, green-tinged yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was very powdery and chalk-like, and the resulting applicaftion was uneven and dry-looking. It had semi-sheer pigmentation. On me, the color faded after five hours. Sydney Grace Sea Breeze (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Inglot #343 (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Neon Green #1 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Rose #7 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Floridazzle (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Anastasia A1 (Norvina Mini Vol. 2) (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Bitter (DC, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Huda Beauty Neon Green #3 (LE, ) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Sour Lemon (DC, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Celebrate (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Sephora Sense (PiP, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Marina is a bright, medium-dark cornflower blue with subtle sparkle over a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a thin, powdery texture that was hard to work with as it would apply unevenly and sheer out. This shade lasted for five hours. Dominique Cosmetics Dream Catcher (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Da Ba Dee (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sydney Grace Perfect Storm (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek Neptune (DC, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). Anastasia B4 (Norvina Vol. 2) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Starry Eyed (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Modern Watercolors

$39.00.
C-
C-
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
70%
Total

Bright White

LELimited Edition.
B-
B-
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Rose Quartz

LELimited Edition.
B-
B-
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

Honeydew

LELimited Edition.
F
F
4.5
Product
5
Pigmentation
5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
2.5
Application
50%
Total

Café Crème

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

Mellow Yellow

LELimited Edition.
B-
B-
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Ash

LELimited Edition.
C
C
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

Antique White

LELimited Edition.
D-
D-
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
6
Texture
5.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
62%
Total

Mushroom

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Pelican

LELimited Edition.
D
D
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
66%
Total

Chinois Green

LELimited Edition.
F
F
5
Product
6
Pigmentation
5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
2.5
Application
53%
Total

Cedar Wood

LELimited Edition.
B-
B-
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

Citadel

LELimited Edition.
F
F
5
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
5.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
57%
Total

Oyster Mushroom

LELimited Edition.
C
C
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

Coral Haze

LELimited Edition.
F
F
4.5
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
54%
Total

Pale Mauve

LELimited Edition.
B-
B-
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

Café au Lait

LELimited Edition.
B-
B-
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Boa

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Serenity

LELimited Edition.
F
F
5
Product
6
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
57%
Total

Fruit Dove

LELimited Edition.
D
D
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
3.5
Application
63%
Total

Orchid Haze

LELimited Edition.
F
F
5
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
59%
Total

Cascade

LELimited Edition.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total

Lantana

LELimited Edition.
B-
B-
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Linden Green

LELimited Edition.
F
F
4
Product
6
Pigmentation
5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
2.5
Application
51%
Total

Marina

LELimited Edition.
D-
D-
5.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
5.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
60%
Total
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Reviews seem pretty mixed – some enjoy it, some find it a lot of work. Maybe you will be in the love it camp! Use a good base. I think if you dig pastel shades and the general color composition and don’t have lots of dupes, then just make sure to use a solid base and/or white base to help make those pastels pop and apply well.

That’s disappointing, since I actually really like this palette. But it’s true that you need a primer or white base to get the shadows to pop. This is not a problem for me since I never wear eyeshadow without a base anyway. I recently did a look using the three green pastel shades and I got compliments on it all day. So it’s a definitely a good palette if you’re like me and use bases on every eye look you do.

When I saw this palette, I immediately thought chalk…my suspicions were correct. I watched a review of someone that’s an NW45. When she swatched and blended most of the shades out, they disappeared. This looks just as bad as the Jem Holograms palette.

Ugh, no thanks! What a disappointment.

On the bright side, I can just look at a picture of the palette and pretend it’s 1972 again. 😉

I didn’t like the look of this at all when you first posted a picture of it a few weeks ago. My feelings are pretty much confirmed. Not only do I find it very unattractive but the quality is also disappointing. I’m not too sad, though, since, like I said, I found this to be a very unattractive palette. I think there is one shade in it that I would wear and the rest….pppffft!

I love the colour selection for this! Not really for eyeshadow though – at least not on my skintone, but they’re very pretty colours. Not surprised they didn’t turn out so well though – matte pastels tend to go awry easily.

Glad I waited and thanks for saving me the $40. You can put together a MUFE trio for what, $44? that anyone would love. And there’s a 10% deal now? No brainier. There are some MUG and Inglot dupes that at least don’t suck out loud. The majority of the ‘better’ ones have lots of good dupes. The more unusual shades have almost no dupes….and they were the shades that drew you in. This is a big disappointment for me. I think I would rather try and reconstruct this one than make the effort needed to get any payoff. Will dig out some of my 40 y.o. Pastels. Remember the preservative level was so high then, that those will never die! Thanks for reminding me about Black Milk and to check out the TT beauty on her website (Secret Pond: think that’s in a nice palette that I think still exists.). Makes me glad I have an eye rash, esp on my right lid, and can’t do shadow right now. Divine retribution for lusting after this one. If not for the rash, I know I would have caved by now. Jessica et al: let us know what works to improve this $^cker.

BTW, the Tarantino beauty site is all on sale, with very few products left. Was unable to discern whether or not she’s leaving the cosmetics end of her business. Secret Pond..that palette n/a. Only a few liners. Looking like going, going, gone. You might want to wait and see, bec it would be quicker to label all TT d/c than to try to figure out what’s gone and not. Never was attracted in the store, prob too much jewel-y packaging, but your reviews were often so good, esp. on liners. Neapolitan Lane is sold out…always ghosting around the periphery of my wish list. The eye thing is likely psoriasis, but it didn’t go away in the summer sun (I live at a NE beach) and whoever heard of psoriasis that hurts? Gotta see the MD…haven’t been in 5 years. Long, ugly story. Just thought you might want to know about TT.

I think she tried to make it happen on her own, but my guess is that there weren’t enough direct sales (through her website) to keep it going. I remember at some point (after the brand left Sephora) that there were some products via Beauty.com, but the selection their is definitely very limited.

But here’s hoping I’m wrong and that they’re revamping/bringing back the line in a big splash range!

Hope the MD can help you out, KJH! That sounds more than unpleasant!

That’s too bad the formula isn’t good, I think this could have been a very interesting and unique palette for spring!

Well, I know an NYX Milk Pencil can work miracles. I have a Hello Kitty pastel shadow kit that swatches worse than the pastels here (bought on sale for cute packaging), and the NYX Milk makes them usable, not great, but wearable. It’s too bad, as I love some of the more unique colors in this kit, but knew Sephora wouldn’t be able to pull it off. Until someone invents a pastel formula that’s decent, I will skip, as I don’t wear pastels that often, and think I can round up enough odds-and-ends pastels in my current stash to get the look. And I have Vice Reloaded coming in the mail, which has some pastels in there already and some colors that can be sheered down into pastels/soft washes

It is the savior of all so-so eyeshadows!

But I wish the price was less – I think it is a little high for something with so many issues.

Nothing, and I mean nothing like MILK!!! (And Yogurt, Cream Cheese, Knight)

I have a funny feeling this $ucker will be clearanced out very soon after its on the shelves….let’s see how low will they go. ?

I have been playing around with mine for about a week now, and totally agree that the best way to make it work is to apply NYX’s jumbo eye pencil in milk before using the pastels. I had hoped they would be a little easier to work with and have a smoother feel, but seeing as I already have the NYX pencil in my collection I might as well use it and get use out of the pretty colors. I do really love the variety of colors and finishes, so overall I’m still going to make it work, in the words of Tim Gunn 🙂

Fairly easy pass considering that I’m not exactly a pastel loving person. They usually, with rare exception, look hideous on me. But I was interested in those vivid summer brights, shame that those don’t blend out well. It’s sad how horribly they messed up this palette, because there are those who love these type of shades or were perhaps just glad to finally have something different than another neutral palette.

Is no one else driven insane by the fact that despite it being called “watercolor” the art on the box is in now way shape or form watercolor? Yes this is totally beside the point.

Ha ha yeah, I’m a crazy person. But its just such an obvious detail to miss that honestly might be indicative of the quality issues. But for reals that’s clearly an image of acrylic or oil paints on canvas lol.

It’s been bugging the heck out of me too! Someone had ONE job, find a nice modern water color for the cover and they managed to pick an oil painting (it looks like a super close up of an imitation Diebenkorn or something)!

Wow that’s a lot of Fs for individual shades. This whole Sephora + Pantone collaboration this year feels like a missed opportunity to make wearable pastels. Oh well, at least the colors of the year work well for clothes and accessories!

I think water colour pastels must be hard for brands to do (remember that awful Laura Mercer Water Pastels palette from last year?) and this one is no exception. Unless you are an absolute fan of pastels, this palette is a waste of money. Usual Sephora does a good job, but not this time.

Aw, bummer. I love quite a few of the colors in this palette and was really hoping it would swatch well. Christine, just curious, did you experiment with a wet brush at all? I’m wondering if the magic might be in actually using them as watercolors (see how I’m still trying to make this thing work?). 🙂

It’s a pretty palette, but the scores are disappointing. Pastels can be difficult. I’m glad I held off buying. Maybe if it goes on sale cheap later in the year.

I have this and I have to admit the quality could be a lot better, but i have found that with a primer (I use MAC’s prep and prime eye base) and some effort you can get most of the colours looking much better. I swatched them all on my arm when i got it and was disappointed but after trying out a few eye looks i was fairly happy, there’s colours in the palette that I wouldn’t necessarily buy but would like to use once in a while so for me it was worth it in the end! I am super pale too so most of these colours show up well on my skin!

It is a pretty palette, with some unusual colours. Such a shame it’s not better performing for the price, if I got it I have to buy at least $75 worth of goods and then shipping and tax on top to have it delivered it to the UK. I always use a primer anyway because of my oily eyelids, I’m in two minds whether to get this or not. There’s nothing else like this out there, unless you have any suggestions, Christine, haha!

When we got this in at my work, I immediately had to swatch every single color. About the third one in, I was so disappointed. So chalky and all of the colors that “spoke” to me, were the worst performers!! And then the glosses were a milky mess! We didn’t get the lipsticks (yet?). My particular store is afraid of “non traditional” lip colors. So, I make sure to rock my blues and greens (thank goodness for Kat Von D) everyday I work!!

The colors are so unique and beautiful, but I waited patiently for your reviews and I’m SO GLAD that I did, because this entire collection was a huge fail. Hey, money saved (or more like, put immediately towards the next lust-worthy item!)

I knew when you posted the swatches that this wouldn’t get good reviews. Such a pity as there are some quite unique colours in this palette.
I will save my money, I can’t really justifie buying a palette for the few shadows I really loved, when they are really quite bad. Bye bye to Chinois Green and Mellow Yellow.

I’m surprised at such a negative review. I thought this would at least get a B/B-. I really like this palette and have used almost every matte color without a white base, just primer, but then I am pretty pale (Lightest shade of the reformulated MUFE HD foundation/ N0 in Cover fx foundation. I know everyone always makes comparisons to MAC foundation shades, but I’ve never tried any and based on online comparisons I’m pretty sure they don’t make a shade light enough.). The only colors that really didn’t show up on me were the light yellow and rose quartz. Rose Quartz may be too close to my skin tone to show up much. All of the others could be built up to look pretty vibrant. They are a bit more work, but I like being able to control the intensity. I thought a lot of the mattes were powdery in the same was Lorac pro mattes are, but they still blended easily for me. They definitely aren’t the same quality, but I thought this was a nice palette for trying out new colors. I bought the palette for the matte colors, but the shimmers are really interesting and pretty, since they shimmer/ flash at different angles.

If you prefer your products sheerer or medium in opacity, then this would certainly not be as bad of a buy as it would be if you were expecting it to deliver on what it promised (“rich color payoff”), which is how I review products 🙂 Glad you like yours, Katherine!

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