I went strollin’ through Sephora one afternoon, not really looking for anything specific, but open to whatever called my name and begged to go home with me. (Kind of like those Pier1 commercials, ya know?) I spotted the Sephora Collection, which included the recently relaunched eye shadow range. Have you seen them? There’s something like 88 colors and a huge variety of textures. The quality is much improved from selections in the past, and I think they’re quickly becoming a favorite for me.
I picked up Snakeskin Dress ($13), which is a warm-toned, golden olive that just makes my heart sing. It’s smooth and silky, with next to no fallout. Sephora considers it a Shimmer finish, but it also has this slight duochrome effect. If you look at it straight on, you get the intense gold shine, but if you look at it from an angle, it becomes this translucent green-grey. Very cool.
It blends like buttah and wears about 8 hours over a primer before any noticeable fading. Again, I’m incredibly impressed by the lack of fallout. It’s not loose and powdery, yet it’s also not so firmly packed that you have to scrape with a fingernail just to get some product onto your brush.
The packaging is fantastic. I’m loving this evolution of eye shadow singles that are ready to be “de-potted”, or ones that the pan of product pops out of the compact it’s housed in (Urban Decay, for one). There’s a little notch in the compact for something like a pen to lift the pan out with, which is being held by a strong magnet. Perfect for those of you who always put shadows into a Z-palette, or the like, or for when you travel. And we get all of these features for $13, 2 dollars less than a MAC shadow and without all the dangerous flat iron-melting-the-glue shenanigans we have all been up to at one point or another.
I plan to purchase plenty more of these babies, including this killer deep blue called “Sailor Kiss“.
Have you tried any of these shadows, now that they’ve been reformulated? Have a great weekend!