Sephora Editorial 2 PRO Eyeshadow Palette ($68.00 for 1.12 oz.) is a new, permanent palette that features more muted or faded takes on pops of color with some neutrals mixed in.
I have not had great luck with Sephora’s formula in their 28-pan palettes like this one; I find it very dusty and on the thinner or drier side, so they are harder to work with on bare skin (without primer or with a dampened brush). They often sheer out, go on unevenly, and/or fade more quickly, and that carried through in this palette, too… except that this was the worst of all the Sephora PRO palettes I’ve tried.
You’d have to pay me to use this palette again; it’s not worth $0.68 let alone $68. The inconsistency in texture, pigmentation, and wear alone make it a total no-go, because who wants to decipher the perfect method of application across 28 shades? Some of them do not play well together because all they do is make the lid look like a desert due to how dry and dusty the formulas can be. I did not find that it was consistent with past experiences with the Sephora PRO formula either.
Products like this make it harder and harder to purchase from Sephora’s house brand, at least when it comes to eyeshadows. I can’t figure out how this made it to market in this form; so many shades were unworkable on their own, were barely workable over primer, and everything was so dry, dusty, and powdery. I had more eyeshadow underneath my eyes than on them each time I endured testing this travesty of a palette. Nothing says “worth it!” like dreading using it because you know you’re signing up for a dismal-at-best look (that took two to three times as long to do before I gave up fussing with it!). The two included looks are using some of the “best” performers in the palette, and for the blue look, all shimmers were applied with a wet brush.