Thursday, August 10, 2017

First Impressions - Sephora Collection Pro Editorial Eyeshadow Palette


My curiosity was peaked when I saw the three new Sephora Collection Pro eyeshadow palettes on their website, (28 shades/$68).  There are Cool, Warm and Editorial editions.  I had no preconceived ideas about any of them but seeing them in person, I found myself captivated and curious about the Editorial palette.  It thrilled me the same way looking at a fresh box of Crayons did when I was a kid.  I decided to pick it up and want to tell you my first impressions.  A full and complete evaluation of all the colors will take some time.

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I love color and have been a little bored lately with all the warm brown and orange palettes that have been coming out.  And yet, when I use them, I love the look on the eyes.  However, I just found myself wanting some change and desiring a little bit of color.  The palette kind of reminds me of old school Mac from the mid 2000's when we used to wear a lot of color on the eyes to exercise creativity.

Anyway, the first row has a matte for a base color or matte highlight, several iridescent wash type of colors and two glittery silvers, one leaning more white while the other leans more grey.

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The second row has me completely captivated.  I love every color in it.  It's sunset eyes in all of it's glory.  The matte shades kick up quite a bit of powder, more than I expected at first.  However, I'm seeing this as the new fall trend in mattes and it's easily enough to deal with.  I just love every one of these colors!

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The third row has varying tones from chartreuse to shimmering grass green to matte teal to blue.  My very favorite color in this row is the matte teal leaning green.  It's fantastic!!  The pigmentation is excellent.  It is just an incredible color.  The chartreuse is a very clean color and I find these all apply to true the color in the pan.  The shimmers are excellent as well.

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I haven't figured out the last row yet.  It has shimmers and a duochrome that swatch heavier than they apply to the eye, for the most part.   On the left are two colors that are fairly sheer shimmers.  The third color from the left is a very faint brown with a green duochrome and it is also fairly sheer.  The cranberry is pretty and the rust is a gorgeous fully shimmered shadow.  The black is intense in pigmentation and a great addition to any shadows you might wear.

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On my Instagram, I have a palette picture, swatches and videos of the duochromes as they move in the light.  It gives a better idea, I think, of the shades and their depth of value.

I can't say yet how much I'll wear these shades and the various textures, but I can tell you that this is a high quality set of shadows.  I didn't expect it to be as rich as it is and that makes me quite happy with my purchase.  I've always liked Sephora Collection products but this palette is like a step up in quality.  It can hold it's own against the quality of any other shadows on the market.  At a little over $2 per shade, These palettes are definitely worth a look.

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Have you looked at the Pro palettes?  What did you think?  What were you drawn to?

28 comments:

  1. I really like the color options in this particular palette and look forward to seeing what you do with it! I've been drawn towards more colour lately as well so it must be in the air!

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    1. color in the air sure beats pollen!!!!

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  2. Nice set of color options in this one! Sephora has been improving a lot on their store brand lately.

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    1. They sure have. I'm wanting to go look at their new foundation stick now.

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  3. I love using bright colours on my eyes! Those blues instantly caught my eye.

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  4. A really useful palette especially for those who are starting their collection. The first row could be used as highlighters. Glad to hear that they're a step up in quality!

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    1. it definitely beats their older shadows!

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  5. I'd like to know how they blend and look on the eye; I'm dying for this palette! I bet the bottom row would do well if you wet the brush first! Great swatches!

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    1. I've used the second row and they blend like a dream!!! I have to try some of the others to see...but the mattes are incredible.

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  6. I love the range of colors, but I"m so boring, I keep it pretty neutral for the most part. How well do they blend/spread?

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    1. I've only used the mattes so far and they blend with perfection!

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  7. Your swatches make this so more desirable than when I just look at the palette. I know you'll do great with this.

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  8. These are so vibrant! What a great palette!

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  9. I also love color shadow, usually as an accent on my outer lid to neutrals. This is a great palette!

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  10. Those are quite pigmented! I'm impressed!

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  11. Huge range of colors! Love them all!

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  12. The Pink and Purple row is my favorite!

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  13. Wow! So many different shades and finishes!!

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  14. This is such a pretty palette. I love the second row of colors.

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