Sephora Collection – Colorful Eyeshadow (Lazy Afternoon – No 207)

Top

Online Description:

What it is:
A range of shadows featuring highly pigmented, long-lasting colors in a variety of finishes.

What it does:
Watch makeup go from everyday to extraordinary with this endless array of colors and finishes. These shadows provide superior color, coverage, and long-lasting wear (up to 10 hours) thanks to the Color Eye Last complex, which includes an exclusive combination of up to 70 percent pigments, pearls, and shimmer particles. The shadows are also exceptionally easy to apply with micronized pigments that make for an ultrasmooth, blendable texture.

What else you need to know:
This product is not tested on animals.

Suggested usage:
-Apply a light- or medium-colored eye shadow all over the eyelid with an all over shadow brush
-Use a rounded crease brush to apply a darker shade to the outer corner of the eye.
-Blend the contours of the eyes with a clean brush to create a seamless look and avoid a line of demarcation.
-Apply your color dry for a natural look. Apply it wet for a sophisticated look.
-To make eyes look brighter and add depth, apply a touch of a light-colored, metallic, or shimmery shade just below the browbone as a finishing touch.
-Apply an eye shadow base or eyeliner of the same color before applying shadow for optimal wear.

 

My Thoughts:

A trick I learned a while back was to use a white-ish eyeshadow to set eyeshadow primer to prevent eyeshadow from getting blotchiness. One of my favorite things about Sephora is that they sell individual eyeshadows to replace other eyeshadow colors, especially ones that don’t sell their eyeshadows as individual colors. The company sells the same quality products as their competitor brands, but without the hefty price tag. Some of their products are misses, but I’ve found most of them to be hits.

Sephora’s eyeshadows can be hit or miss when it comes to having scents and if they do, what kind they give off, but luckily this eyeshadow doesn’t have one at all. That means, good news for people who have migraines or headaches easily triggered by certain smells. Their eyeshadow line is currently rolling out their current stock of eyeshadows and you can get pretty much any of the colors available for a discounted price, but I’m assuming (& hoping) it’s because they’ve reformulated &/or repackaged the product and want to do a fresh launch once their current line is gone.

What that means is that as of now, this color is discontinued, but I’m hoping that when (if) they release the product with a new package design or formula, that they’ll also launch the vast color options that they’ve had in the past. This color in particular is a constant for me because I use it pretty often on not only myself, but for clients as well to give their eyeshadows a good foundation to build on and to save time from having to blend out product that’s adhered to the primer and doesn’t want to budge.

Packaging:                                                  ★★★★★/5

The two best factors about this are that the top is clear & the pan is removeable. The top being clear saves me time from having to shuffle through a bunch of compacts and palettes without clear tops, trying to find the color I need. The pan being removeable is a huge asset to having this in my MUA kit because it helps me condense my eyeshadows for saving space and not having to use a bunch of separate products in different palettes, when I can condense them separated by color schemes which makes it time-efficient.

Another great aspect about the pan being removeable is that the color label is also on the bottom of the metal pan as well as the bottom of the little compact it comes in. If I wanted to, I could toss out the compact it came in with piece of mind that I still have the color to reference and list for clients without the need to hold on to extra material. The clasp is pretty strong, but it is easily damaged. I had another color from this line that I broke shortly after I bought it by dropping it and in turn, the clasp broke, popped open, and the eyeshadow shattered. I think we’re all familiar with that dreaded feeling of a little bit of our souls dying when we watch our makeup break. It’s like we see it happening in slow motion, but there’s nothing we can to do stop it.

Sephora’s simple, yet sophisticated packaging leaves behind the flashy, overwhelming designs and lets the great quality of product speak for itself.

Performance/Wear:                                  ★★★★★/5

This particular eyeshadow is a Holy Grail for me and I would be devastated if Sephora didn’t bring back their individual eyeshadows. I use this thing CONSTANTLY and it works so well with every other competitor formula I own, including Urban Decay, Too Faced, Stila, Tarte, Kat Von D, D&G, etc. If I want the perfect no-makeup look for my fair skin, I apply this alone over eyeshadow primer to even out the imperfections on my eyes, apply some CC cream, swipe on a few coats of mascara and I’m good to go for the day.

The formula itself is so versatile because depending on the color, you can double most of the colors as brow powders, bronzers, blushes, face luminizers, etc. Regardless how you use these eyeshadows, they were so well on any skin type of any age without enhancing dry spots or signs of aging. Another great factor is how gentle this feels on my sensitive skin! This blends so effortlessly and feels so soft wherever I use it.

With this off-white, matte color, I can create a natural finish to my eyes before I even set any other eyeshadow formula over it and it doesn’t create any extra fine lines or wrinkles to further age my face. These eyeshadows hold up pretty well however you decide to use them. I love that the matte colors don’t even require primer to use them because they still won’t crease. The other formulas vary, but I haven’t found many eyeshadows by the company that crease without primer. I use primer religiously anyways, but I wanted to try it out to see how well it would hold up.

I’ve used this on some of my clients who complain about having the oiliest eyelids and they loved how well this attributed to their eye makeup holding up throughout their events. Hands down, this will always be a favorite of mine.

Swatch

Price:                                                           ★★★★★/5

I’m a huge advocate for Sephora brand makeup because most of the time, they’re a deal on dupes for other luxury brand products. Since I got this particular color on sale, it was even a bigger steal and I wish I had bought a few more to last me before this color was gone. If you’re used to drugstore makeup and have been considering getting more into the luxury brands, start out with Sephora products. Their prices are close to drugstore brands with most of their products but the quality is up there with other major luxury competitor brands. Best thing about Sephora vs drugstore, if you hate it, return it and try something else. The company has THE BEST return/exchange policy I’ve ever experienced.

Ingredients:

-White Tea Extract: Provides antioxidant protection skin from environmental aggressors like pollution and UV rays.

Talc, Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide),Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethiconol Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Maltodextrin,Caprylyl Glycol, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Hexylene Glycol, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Tin Oxide, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.

Pros:

  • Opaque pigment
  • Buttery texture
  • Gentle on the skin
  • Washes off easily at the end of the day
  • No smell
  • Clear top on the compact
  • Removable pan

Cons:

  • Discontinued

Texture:                                        Pressed powder

Scent:                                            None

Recommend?                               Yes

Repurchase?                                 Can’t, it’s discontinued

Retail:                                            $10.00

Size:                                               0.07 oz.

I’d love to hear about your experience with this in the comments!! 😊

6 Comments on “Sephora Collection – Colorful Eyeshadow (Lazy Afternoon – No 207)

  1. Pingback: A Year of Makeup – Day 074 – ♥The Pale Adventurer♥

  2. Pingback: A Year of Makeup – Day 075 – ♥The Pale Adventurer♥

  3. Pingback: A Year of Makeup – Day 076 – ♥The Pale Adventurer♥

  4. Pingback: A Year of Makeup – Day 086 – ♥The Pale Adventurer♥

  5. Pingback: A Year of Makeup – Day 088 – ♥The Pale Adventurer♥

  6. Pingback: A Year of Makeup – Day 090 – ♥The Pale Adventurer♥

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: