Review & Swatches: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 85 “Coffee Break”


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 85 Coffee Break

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. 85 Coffee Break–a matte milk chocolate., Inc.

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: 9/10

Coffee Break is a medium brown and has a matte finish, making it the perfect crease color. Of course, it can also be used all over the lid, as an eye lining color, to define the crease more heavily by applying it with a denser brush, or as an eyebrow powder.

Coffee Break is semi-opaque on the skin and has good pigmentation.

The formula for Coffee Break is just slightly dry, but is otherwise not too crumbly or stiff. It blends smoothly into the crease area with a fluffy brush and applies evenly with a dense, flat brush too.

This shadow, without primer underneath, didn’t crease for the first four (4) hours of wear. Applied over primer, the eye shadow had creased noticeably by hour seven (7). This makes the formula good in terms of being long-wearing, though it doesn’t reach the 10-hour mark like Sephora claims.

Ease of Use: 9/10

The formula applies pretty evenly and smoothly over the skin, whether you use it in the crease or on the lid. I don’t have problems with fall-out when using Coffee Break.

Price: 8.75/10

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. 85 Coffee Break


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 85 Coffee Break


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 85 Coffee Break


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 85 Coffee Break


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 85 Coffee Break Swatch


Talc, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Mica, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Dimethicone, Dimethiconol Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Maltodextrin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Hexylene Glycol, 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., Inc.

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