Trying to be more adventurous with my brands, I decided to pick up the Sephora Colorful Artist Eyeshadow Palette recently.
This palette features 15 eyeshadow colors that are either shimmery or glittery, with one matte color.
The first thing that struck me was how small the palette is. Now it’s not as small as say that Stila Jewel Eye Palette from awhile back, but it’s a bit smaller than I imagined.
The eyeshadows inside are a about nickel sized, so not TOO small.
I love the design of the outside. It’s in a sleek black, kind of heavy-feeling plastic, and the white etched-look is super cute.
Another great thing to note is the colors actually have names, yay! So often I find these larger palettes don’t have names associated with the colors, which kind of bothers me. You can find them all on the back.
As far as how the shadows feel and apply it’s good and bad. Most were decently pigmented and had good color payoff. However, some of the glitter ones felt a bit scratchy and not very soft. The shimmery ones definitely applied smoother and softer, though a couple of those were patchier. More on the specifics below.
Engagement Ring, Tender Pink, Hawaiian Beach, Wedding Day, Universal Beige
- Engagement Ring – Glittery silver/white (felt soft, decent pigmentation)
- Tender Pink – Glittery light pink (felt soft, good pigmentation)
- Hawaiian Beach – Glittery medium copper (felt very soft, great pigmentation)
- Wedding Day – Glittery pale white (felt very soft, great pigmentation)
- Universal Beige – Matte nude/white (felt soft, not very pigmented)
Disco Fever, Choco Excess, French Riviera Gold, Cerulean, Burgundy
- Disco Fever – Glittery medium charcoal (felt a little gritty, decent pigmentation)
- Choco Excess – Glittery medium chocolate brown (felt a little gritty, patchy, great pigmentation)
- French Riviera Gold – Glittery pale gold (felt a little gritty, decent pigmentation)
- Cerulean – Shimmery bright blue (felt very soft, good pigmentation)
- Burgundy – Glittery cranberry red (felt soft, great pigmentation)
Black Flame, Coffee Brown, Fame & Fortune, Welcome Aboard, Deep Purple
- Black Flame – Shimmery, dark brown/grey (felt very soft, great pigmentation)
- Coffee Brown – Shimmery, dark chocolate brown (felt very soft, great pigmentation)
- Fame & Fortune – Glittery pale green (felt a little gritty, not very pigmented)
- Welcome Aboard – Glittery deep blue/silver (felt a little gritty, patchy, decent pigmentation)
- Deep Purple – Shimmery dark purple (felt very soft, great pigmentation)
I think for the price ($30) it’s an ok palette, not great. I really liked about half the colors, but not so much the others. The glitters were just too harsh feeling for me, and also there was a lot of fallout. I would have preferred spending about $15 for this since I don’t believe it’s worth the price overall.
What do you think about this palette?