Monday, November 21, 2011

Sephora Colorful Eye Shadow



RATING (out of 5 stars): 2 stars

COST: $24 for Colorful Palette (4 shadows and a liner), $12 for Mono Eyeshadow

THE SKINNY: The Sephora Colorful Eye Shadow quad – Tender Pink No. 27, Armelle No. 32 (pale purple), Carolina's Pride No. 33 (a darker purple) and Tiny Bubbles No. 12 (pale yellow accent) – takes shimmer shadow to another level.

I kept finding sparkly bits on my faces, on my clothes and in my hair all day long. When Spehora says the shadow is long-lasting, believe it.

The sparkle contained in these shadows might be great for the club or for the teen set, but I was little self-conscious with it on for a day at the office. (Did it highlight the creases around my eyes?)

I was not too keen with the application of the shadows either. I have used Sephora shadow in the past a really liked it. But these did not apply smoothly (maybe from all that sparkle or from being glued to a sample card).

Sephora colors look great; this palette
just had a bit too much sparkle.
The worst part about not liking this shadow quad is that I really adore the color selection. I would have never picked out these colors for myself in the store, yet they look fabulous together.

KEEP OR TOSS: Toss. Unless you can find a really great sale. Because of Sephora's reputation, I would guess the full size product is superior to the sample.

CHECK IT OUT: The SephoraCollection contains a variety of products from eye shadows to lipsticks and beauty tools. Products and prices can change frequently, so shop for the best deals.

-- Tested by Carrie