Review & Swatches: Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette

Availability: Sephora
Price: $55.00

Company’s Description

Open your eyes to the sparkling vitality of the season and let vivid sunsets, cool blue waters, and bright flowers inspire your look with this set, including seven gorgeous shades from the Pantone Summer trend book and an additional 28 harmonious hues. The creamy, ultra-fine formulas glide on with a second-skin effect and the pure color lasts all day. The buildable coverage ensures a perfect finish every time, from dazzling, smoldering eyes, to subdued and romantic. The ultra-sleek package is the thinnest palette on the market and it easily slips into your purse for on-the-go beauty.

Sephora has paired up with Pantone Universe again to create a Spring- and Summer-appropriate eye shadow palette containing 35 rainbow-colored shades.

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Packaging: 9.75/10

This palette comes in a beautiful palette. The material is white plastic and has a chormagraphic image of a beetle’s shell on the cover of the palette. The palette is thin–almost like a MACBook Air. The lid has a large, full-sized mirror which allows you to do your makeup anywhere.

Quality: 8.8/10

Browns Column: This column has a great dark matte brown and a remainder of browns that range from barely shimmery to very frosty. The color closest to the mirror is extremely frosty and pigmented.

Oranges Column: This group of colors doesn’t have the greatest color payoff–most of the colors apply lighter than what you see in the pan. But the color closest to the mirror is soft, pigmented, and applies evenly. All of the shades are shimmery.

Pinks Column: The pinks have good color payoff. There is a good light matte shade in the mix and, again, the color closest to the mirror is impressive (though not a strong as the previous 2).

Purples Column: The deep, matte purple shade doesn’t initially apply evenly or opaquely, but does layer effectively. The other colors also apply with a bit of unevenness.

Greys Column: Again, the deep, matte blue shade applies with unevenness but layers to give you a very intense, almost-black color. The rest of the colors are shimmery and apply with good pigmentation and evenness.

Blues Column: This is my favorite group of colors. They all have intense pigmentation and apply smoothly. They are all frosty, though.

Greens/Yellows Column: The deepest shade needs layering and the other colors have good, but not great finishes and pigmentation.

Overall, the formula for these shadows is soft and the colors apply evenly. The exceptions are with the deep, matte shades. But they also layer effectively. The colors in the top row (closest to the mirror) are the most intense and have high frost finishes.

I like that there is every color in the rainbow in this palette. I also really appreciate that there are several matte shades to balance out the shimmery and frosty shades.

Ease of Use: 9/10

Overall, the colors apply smoothly and evenly. The exceptions are a couple of matte colors which need layering in order to even out the finish.

Price: 9/10

For $55.00 you get 35 color for a total of 24.5 grams (0.84 ounces) of shadow. For comparison, Stila’s In The Moment Eye Shadow Palette costs $39.00 and contains 10 colors for a total of 14 grams. You get a little more product for your money with the Shades of Nature palette.

Misc.: -2

My major problem with this palette is that there are no names for the 35 eye shadows. Each color is designated by a seemingly random number (I am guessing they are paint color numbers), which makes it extremely inconvenient to discuss the colors individually. I think this is a clear marketing flaw on Sephora’s part that justifies docking some points.

Final Grade

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette Box Packaging

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette Box Packaging

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette Box Packaging

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette Box Packaging

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette Packaging

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette Packaging

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette Swatches: Browns

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette Swatches: Oranges

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette Swatches: Pinks

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette Swatches: Purples

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette Swatches: Greys

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette Swatches: Blues

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette Swatches: Greens & Yellows

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6 Responses to Review & Swatches: Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette

  1. Tina says:

    I agree with you regarding the numbers only system. I like my eyeshadows to have names it gives them a personality! Great swatches -

  2. Annyss says:

    this palette is lovely! the colours are beautiful and wearable too. :)

  3. Noelle says:

    It seems like a frost paletter and would be a good addition to my collection since I only have matte palettes plus I love the color selection. :)

  4. Fanny says:

    This palette looks awesome! :D
    I will try to get my hands on it!

  5. Fiona says:

    The color names aren’t random numbers, they correspond to the actual Pantone color numbers. Pantone is a system of colors used by North American printers to achieve uniformity in color printing. For example, the red and yellow of McDonalds are two Pantone colors, identifiable by their numbers. This way any printer can reproduce the exact color every time.

    • Allura says:

      They are random to the makeup consumer. I did a video on this palette, which I will post next week, where I mentioned that the numbers correspond to paint colors. But to the makeup consumers the numbers mean nothing. No one would identify 35 eye shadow numbers by a string of numbers… Hence why I wrote “seemingly” random.

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