Review & Swatches: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 69 “Desert Dune”


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 69 Desert Dune

Availability: Sephora
Price: $13.00

Company’s Description

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. 69 Desert Dune–a glittery golden sand.


Packaging: 9.25/10

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.

Quality: 7/10

Desert Dune is an orange-peach-tinted nude that is matte at its base and has medium-large, silver glitter particles. The shade shows up more peach on the lid than what it seems in the swatch photo, below, which looks more gold.

This probably isn’t the best shade for people with pink undertones. The finish for this shade is translucent and the glitter particles don’t stick to the skin very well, which means both that you don’t see the glitter on the lid and that you’ll get some fall-out.

The formula for this color is soft and a little crumbly, which is part of the reason the glitter particles probably don’t adhere well to the skin.

Without primer, the color started to fade in the crease area after four (4) hours of wear. With primer applied, the shade started to crease after five (5) hours of wear.

Ease of Use: 8.75/10

This applies easily because of the soft formula. Use a primer underneath to extend the crease-free wear this shade has.

Price: 9/10

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.

Final Grade


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 69 Desert Dune


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 69 Desert Dune


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 69 Desert Dune


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 69 Desert Dune


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 69 Desert Dune Swatch


Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Magnesium Myristate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Silica, Polybutene, Talc, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Phenoxyethanol, Maltodextrin, Sorbic Acid,Tin Oxide, BHT, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake)


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