Summer 2021: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow Swatches

Summer 2021: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow Swatches
Summer 2021: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow Swatches

In April, Sephora Collection released almost two dozen new shades into their Colorful Eyeshadow ($9.00 each) range. When they reformulated this range last, I bought all the shades available and regretted it (I didn’t even end up writing formal reviews for everything). I guess I am a glutton for punishment or an eternal optimist, as I purchased the shades that were in-stock and here we are with 18 swatches!

There were also some additional shades released in the last week, which I purchased but don’t have yet but will share soon, hopefully.


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Mariele Avatar

Golden Bronze looks amazing, but $9 is more than I want to spend on a single shadow, especially when I’ve already got 40 eyeshadow pans in my collection that I like.

Mariella Avatar

The shadows they had before the ones you regret getting (the ones that included Girl Night Out, Snakeskin Dress, etc.) were, for the most part (at least the ones I got) were excellent. In the past release, I got 2 or 3 good ones (including the closest dupe I’ve ever had for MAC’s Grand Entrance). I’m so awash in eyeshadows, though, that unless there’s something really outstanding among these new shades, I’m likely to pass on them all. I think Choco Excess was also a previous shade. I can’t help smiling at “Wine O’Clock”. Golden Bronze and Soft Suede are two that appeal to me.

thirteenthirteen Avatar

I was just thinking this! I have a couple of old single eyeshadows from a previous Sephora release that I really like! I dug them out and I depotted them and the names aren’t on the back so I don’t even know what they’re called, but one of them, a taupey shade, has been a favorite neutral for single-shadow looks for years.

These look nice but I don’t need anything right now.

Teasha Avatar

There are quite a few of these where I’m wondering, did anyone bother to look at these in pan before releasing them, let alone test them? First light looks like the worst offender, but there are some others that definitely shouldn’t have passed go too. There’s no reason for $9.00, Sephora can’t make a really nice single. A few seem decent enough, but some look almost epically bad. I see a lot of chalkiness or what looks like powderiness (obviously not a word but it should be) or dryness to these. It really is a shame. On a positive note, your photography makes them look great, you can’t tell until you zoom in closer!

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