Flash superior color, flawless wear, and long-lasting beauty with this striking eye shadow formula. The Color Eye Last complex means you can comfortably wear this shadow up to 10 gorgeous hours and the micronized pigments ensure an ultra smooth, blendable texture. The range of colors and finishes complement day and evening looks, from perfect mattes to pearlized shimmers, glitters, and a glossy mirror glow.
Sephora has released a new line of eye shadows in its Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. The collection includes 80 different shades in 4 finishes: matte, shimmer, glitter and mirror effect. The formula is said to be highly concentrated, containing up to 70% of pigments and shimmers to provide ultimate color intensity. These shadows are supposed to last 10 hours. They can also be placed in Sephora’s new palettes, which are offered with 3 pans or 6 pans.
I will be reviewing all of the new colors offered in the Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. This review is for the shade No. 13 Curacao Punch–a bright aquamarine with silver glitter.
Each eye shadow comes individually packaged in a plastic compact with a see-through, snap-shut lid. Along the edge of the pan in which the eyeshadow sits is a small groove which helps you easily remove the pan so that you can put it into a larger palette, if you wish.
Curacao Punch is a bright, vibrant aquamarine blue with fairly large silver glitter particles in it. The shadow is semi-opaque on the skin.
This shade blends well into the crease, but is more patchy when you dab it onto the lid. You get a crazy amount of fall-out from the silver glitter particles and the fall-out doesn’t seem to lessen when you apply this shade over a primer. Even after cleaning up the fall-out, you’ll still get some glitter particles around the under-eye area throughout the day while wearing this shade.
There was just slight creasing of the color after three (3) hours of wear when applied without primer. With primer, there wasn’t any creasing until around six (6) hours of wear.
Sephora did a good job with the intensity of this color, but the glitter particles are too large, the shadow isn’t creamy enough to hold the glitter particles, and the shade doesn’t last the 10 hours before creasing like Sephora says it will.
Ease of Use: 8/10
This color transfers onto the lid well and blends smoothly in the crease. But it’s a little patchy when you dab it onto the lid. And you’ll have a lot of shimmer to clean up around the face from fall-out. You can get a bold look with Curacao Punch, but it takes more work than normal.
For $13.00 you get 0.07 ounces of eye shadow. This is slightly more product than you’d get in a MAC eye shadow, and costs $2.00 less. Still, for a brand like Sephora (which, admittedly has been stepping up its game in the last year), this price point is a little higher than I’d expect for a single shadow.
Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Polyethylene Terephthalate, CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Silica, Polybutene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Phenoxyethanol, Maltodextrin, Polyurethane-11, Sorbic Acid,BHT, CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), Tin Oxide, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides)
This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.