(photo courtesy of www.sephora.com)
I have a great gift idea for anyone: the SEPHORA Collection Enchanting Eye Palette. Wrapped in a glittery silver fabric case with a stand up mirror inside, are 14 very pigmented eye shadows. The eye shadow finishes are metallic, satin and matte. Shades range from adorable nudes to approachable bolds and smoldering smoky colors. What is so great about this palette is that it is for anyone. The shade range is so varied and the eye shadows are extremely pigmented. I found there was little to no fallout with the shadows, which is definitely what you want. The eye shadows can be worn wet or dry, depending on how you want the look to go.
Below I made swatches of the eye shadows dry, and you can see how pigmented they look. The colors are described as follows (from top left working right downward): matte peach; shimmered fuchsia, matte bright lilac, shimmery silver, shimmering lilac-mauve, shimmering ocean blue, shimmery beige, shimmery olive, satin burgundy, shimmery peach, shimmery cocoa powder, matte dark chocolate, shimmery icicle and matte darkest black.
(above left: swatches of the 1st seven colors; above right: swatches of the next seven colors)
(left: look with the SEPHORA Collection Enchanting Eye Palette): To achieve this look I used the SEPHORA COLLECTION Starry-Eyed Brush Trio ($24.00), you can view the review of that here: http://bit.ly/IhjqM9. I used the shimmery cocoa powder in the crease. Then I took the matte dark chocolate powder shade and applied it under my eye as a liner, on the outer 1/3 of my lid and lifted it up in my crease under the shimmery shade just a little to add depth to the crease. Then I took the shimmery silver shade and used it on the rest of my upper lid and blended it up into the crease. I used the shimmery icicle shade on the inner corner of my eye to brighten it up. Under the brow I used the matte peach shade to blend the crease shade up and soften it. Add liquid black liner, such as SEPHORA Collection Color Proof Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black ($12.00) on the upper lid to make the eye look larger. I have very blonde lashes and they are thin, so I love SEPHORA’s Outrageous Volume Mascara ($15.00). It adds a lot of oomph to my lashes. The barrel is huge, almost as large as my eyes (I have small eyes), but you can really see the difference!
The SEPHORA Collection Enchanting Eye Palette is $22.00 and can be found on www.sephora.com or in SEPHORA stores. Palettes like this make a great gift for someone else OR you can just buy it for yourself, there is no shame in that! Like SEPHORA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sephora?ref=br_tf; Follow SEPHORA on Twitter: @Sephora; Follow their Pinterest boards: http://pinterest.com/sephora/; Subscribe to their videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Sephora; Follow SEPHORA in Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Sephora/posts; Follow them on Tumblr: http://theglossy.sephora.com/ and Follow SEPHORA on Instagram: http://instagram.com/sephora#.
(This item was provided for consideration)