A gorgeous collection of shimmery, baked eye shadows in sultry shades. From sheer to intense, this set of beautiful shadows was inspired by the magic of the night. The baked formulas can be applied dry for a softer, subdued look, or wet for a sizzling, bold finish. The versatile shades blend flawlessly and are ideal for creating a range of looks all your own.
This was one of the few palettes that came out with Sephora’s baked products when they were a huge trend and for some reason, that one died out even though it seemed to be very popular. This palette has a few pros and cons with mostly pros, but the packaging alone makes it understandable why these palettes were discontinued. There is no scent to the eyeshadows, like Sephora usually does and the blend-ability is up with the uber-expensive luxury brands. I love Sephora products in general because they’re usually the same quality as other luxury brand products without the hefty price tag and this one fits that group. There are the occasional misses, but I rarely ever come by those.
The major downside to this is the insane amount of kickback from these shadows and I’m not sure if it’s only because of how they are set (rounded up) in the palette or also because of the formula, but it’s incredibly wasteful and frustrating because colors mix no matter how hard you try not to. This palette in particular is a great selection of colors for taking a daytime look to a nighttime sultry vibe. I love the blue/purple in this to give contrast because it gets people who look at you to do a double take to make sure they actually saw that glimpse of blue/purple. It is unfortunate that there’s only one matte color in here, but as I said, these colors have so much kickback that they’re all pretty much shimmer because they dust all over each other
Performance/Wear: ★ ★ ★ ★/5
Performance-wise, these are amazing as per Sephora’s usual. Without primer (does anyone even wear shadows intentionally without primer anymore?) these apply pretty pigmented, but they do fade a bit after a few hours of wear. With primer, these colors show up with intense pigment and don’t fade or crease at any point of the wear time and wash off super easily. There is a bit of fallout with these colors, but I always do my eye makeup first anyways, so it’s a quick and easy cleanup. They blend very easily and feel lightweight and gentle on my eyes. The colors can be applied wet for added intensity, which I will occasionally do especially if I want to use one as a liquid liner substitute and add some eye-catching color to my look. A few are multi-purpose which is great for those who really want to make the most of their purchase. Since Sephora no longer makes these shadows, I listed the colors they have available that best match these if there are ones available. They’re constantly changing colors in the collection so if this isn’t up-to-date when they do change it, my apologies. I’m not sure exactly what about them being ‘baked’ made them so different from their regular shadows and if you’d like to inform me, please let me know in the comments, but whatever it was, it worked. These seem dustier(?) than the regular shadows they carry that feel like powder. I’m not sure if that makes sense, but these feel lighter to blend, I guess, which I’m a huge fan of being my skin is already dry and sensitive to begin with so products that cater to that make me one happy girl. It genuinely feels so buttery and soft when I apply these, and it makes me a little sad when I switch back to their regular shadows, because they’re still great, but you can feel the difference between them. There was only an issue with one of the colors being a but resistant to show up, but just needs a few extra layers to give it some pop.
Row #1, in order from left to right:
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Packaging: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★/5
I love the packaging in this collection! They are on the bulkier side, but it is worth it for the piece of mind it gives me that my palette can hold itself together in my bag or in my kit with other things bumping up against it. I’m really digging the huge mirror inside and how the company doesn’t use a bunch of designs to take up space on the mirror and lets the quality of the product speak for itself. I’m not a fan of how the products bulge up because it creates all that kickback I mentioned earlier which in turns wastes product and money. The design on the top of the palette is chic and retro while maintaining sophistication. The clasp is pretty strong which also gives me piece of mind that this will not end up causing a mess in my bag. The size along with the amount of color options available inside make this a great palette for traveling.
Price: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★/5
I think this palette was around $25-$35, but I’m not quite sure. Sephora palettes are generally 2/3 the price of other luxury brand products with the same quantity and quality of products. Between how long these colors last, how well they wear, the cool packaging, I’d say this was worth the purchase
Texture: Pressed powders
Size: 0.017 oz.
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