I have been eagerly waiting for this collection to arrive at any of my local Sephora stores. When I finally saw it at Lenox Square Mall, I was incredibly excited. I am a bit of a Disney buff (although Belle is my favorite princess) and knew that I must have items from this collection. Unlike the lipsticks, the eyeshadow palette did not disappoint me.
This palette comes with 20 shadows that come in a variety of shades. I included pictures with and without primer.
1.) Maiden~magenta with pink microglitter
2.) All Aglow~shimmery peachy tan
3.) Destined~light blue green with a slight golden sheen (Sephora describes it as a blue pearl)
4.) Cinderelly~ matte pastel green
5.) Pumpkin Coach~light yellow with silver microglitter
6.) Ball Gown~shimmery white pearl
7.) Kill Joy~shimmery dark taupe
8.) Fairy Godmother~matte periwinkle (probably my favorite shade of the palette)
9.) Glass Slipper~shimmering light blue
10.) Royal~matte vibrant blue
11.) Gus Gus~shimmering gold
13.) Chateau~shimmery brown with red undertones
14.) Palace~rose gold
15.) Drizella~shimmmering bronze
16.) Cinders~black with gold microglitter
17.) Jaq~shimmering taupe
18.) Midnight~shimmering midnight blue
19.) A Wish~pearl
20.) Rococo~plum with fine gold glitter
|Maiden, All Aglow, Destined, Cinderelly, Pumpkin Coach without primer.|
|Maiden, All Aglow, Destined, Cinderelly, Pumpkin Coach with primer.|
|Ball Gown, Kill Joy, Fairy Godmother, Glass Slipper, Royal without primer|
|Ball Gown, Kill Joy, Fairy Godmother, Glass Slipper, Royal with primer|
|Gus Gus, Charming, Chateau, Palace, Drizella without primer|
|Gus Gus, Charming, Chateau, Palace, Drizella with primer|
|Cinders, Jaq, Midnight, A Wish, Rococo without primer|
|Cinders, Jaq, Midnight, A Wish, Rococo with primer|
Pigment and Formula
The pigment is nice, but primer will definitely improve the appearance of the shadows. The least pigmented of the bunch is "Maiden", the sparkly magenta. The shades with the most pigment include "Drizella", "Palace", "Kill Joy" and "Jaq". Some of the shades can be powdery. Quality wise, the last row is a little lacking. It is a bit more powdery and splotchy, but still wears well. I would actually say the shades of the bottom row wear and apply far better than it swatches. I have had minor issues with fallout with Pumpkin Coach, but it was easy to fix. They apply very well and are easy to blend.
When used with primer, the staying power is great. These shadows last all day on me. This is a very pleasant surprise compared to a lot of other shadows put out by the Sephora Collection in the past.
Price and Packaging
This palette is $55. I love the packaging for this palette. It resembles a book and the shadows lay inside a velveteen tray. The book has a faded image of Cinderella and has gold and silver details, too. The only aspect of the packaging that I dislike is that it can get dirty easily. The back is white, so I have to be careful not to get anything on it. I leave it in the box to keep it clean. The packaging is sturdy with the outer portion being made of cardboard and the tray fits snugly.
I love this palette. The quality of the Sephora Collection shadows have really come a long way since I first started using them. Not only is the quality nice, but the packaging is cute. This would make a great gift for any makeup and Disney lover.