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. 41 Sweet Candy–a shimmering pink.
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.
Sweet Candy is a soft, somewhat frosty pink with a low-shimmer finish. The color is translucent and semi-sheer, even with layering. You don’t get as deep of a color as you see in the pan.
The formula is a little stiff in the pan, though the shade blends smoothly.
Without primer applied underneath, the color fades slightly in the crease area after just one (1) hour of wear. The fading doesn’t get any worse for another three (3) hours (for a total of four (4) hours before further creasing and fading). Over primer, this effect doesn’t start until about four (4) hours of wear.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
The formula blends out easily, in part due to the sheerness of the shade. If you want as deep of a pink as you see in the pan, you’ll need to apply a base first. And you will want to use primer underneath to keep fading at bay.
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), Talc, Magnesium Myristate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Polybutene, CI 75470 (Carmine), Phenoxyethanol, Maltodextrin, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), BHT, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake)
This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.