Seriously, it was about time. Why didn’t Sephora think to do this earlier?
I’m blabbing about the new “Colorista” summer color palette from Sephora. Honestly, if you only want to buy one item of makeup this summer that’s going to see you through everyday, work, weekend, fun and/or special events, THIS is it!
Forty (40!) eyeshadows, both matte and shimmery, that cover the most wearable neutrals to some pretty colorful brights, to downright smoky colors…
If that wasn’t enough, it also comes with five cream liners, form your basic black and brown to a beautiful bright seafoam that I have been drooling over since I first got this palette in my grubby little hands.
But wait, there’s more! Six face colors (four blushes and two bronzers) in different finishes AND no less than fifteen lipglosses in every color under the sun.
Sephora has been releasing this palettes every now and then for as long as I can remember… the first ones were not that great in my opinion: the pigmentation was lacking, they were chalky and powdery, and let’s not talk about that awful synthetic smell that slapped you in the face as soon as you opened the cover. A waste of cash.
But I am a sucker for palettes, so I’ve kept an eye on them year after year and I have to say that every season they got better and better, and the two most recent ones were very close to great… This one takes the cake. Mostly because:
1- the quality of the shadows is so good. No, i’m not saying that these are the best eyeshadows on the market. Let’s be honest, they are not Chanel… nor do they cost as much. But they are pretty darn good enough for my equal-opportunity-eyeshadow-loving taste: they apply evenly, not too much fall out and they are soooo pigmented! I’ve swatched a few random ones on my arm to show you. I barely touched my finger to the eyeshadow and wiped it on my arm. The colors are intense and opaque, and I, for one, am impressed
2- have I mentioned that the whole palette is only $28? Yep, you read it right: $28. (Or, the equivalent of a pack of gum and a bottle of water at the Sconset Market!)
3- their clever packaging: this is no regular palette where the individual shadows are glued to the bottom and you have to cart the whole thing around with you. These shadows come in individual metal pans that stick to the palette because it’s magnetized. Oh yeah, magnetized! Which means, using the enclosed “tool” (ok, it’s just a pointy stick) you can lift each color you want to use and transfer it to the enclosed mini-palette and just put it in your purse, ready to reapply wherever you are! The mini-palette has a mirror and holds 6 round pans (maybe 4 shadows, a liner and a lip gloss?) and two face colors (blush and bronzer). There you have it, your whole face in a compact smaller than your wallet. And you can pop them out and get different colors for the following day! You just can’t beat that!
By far, the best buy of the season. :)
You can get it HERE.
Bigger pictures are HERE