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. 65 Lazy Afternoon–a matte white beige.
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.
Lazy Afternoon is a matte, pale, translucent nude color. The shade is nearly invisible on skin lighter than NC/NW25. If you have light skin, this can serve as a base powder all over the lids before you apply another powder eye shadow color, as a blending shade to soften the edges of darker or brighter shadows, or maybe to highlight under the brow bone if you pack the color on and want a subtle effect. This would be a good shade for medium or dark skin as a matte brightening or highlighting shade. The formula is slightly powdery.
Technically, there’s creasing starting after four (4) hours of wear over primer. Interestingly, applied over bare skin, the shadow went for a longer amount of time before creasing–about five (5) hours. Regardless, the creasing is nearly impossible to see, since the shade is so subtle on light skin. On darker skin, the creasing will be more detectable.
Ease of Use: 9.75/10
The nature of the color Lazy Afternoon makes application almost fool-proof. The formula isn’t the creamiest, but it otherwise serves as an easy base/highlighting shade to use.
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.
Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Maltodextrin, Caprylyl Glycol, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, CI 75470 (Carmine), Hexylene Glycol, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.