In other words, some of my favourite makeup topics on this blog!
This time, I'll be doing an overview of my little Sephora eyeshadow collection (glitter heavy, so consider yourself warned).
Now, Sephora's own brand of makeup doesn't get talked about on blogs or YT videos that often, and, to some extent that is understandable. Surely, some of their products aren't the best out there (lipsticks for example), but that doesn't mean that they're all useless pieces of makeup trash either!
Case in point, their glittery eyeshadows:
Before we go any further, I should say that there is a bit of a history between me and these eyeshadows: I picked the very first about a year ago (read more here), while the latest addition isn't more than a month old! And despite them not being high end or anything like that, they do reserve a special place in my collection, as cheesy as that sounds! :)
And with good reason, as they perform really well: they're quite intensely pigmented and pleasantly not powdery. The (silver) glitter in them does vary between fine and chunky - I know that won't suit everyone's taste, but it is exactly the reason I like them so much!
My main use for them is to add a sparkly accent to a (day-to-)nighttime look and for that reason I have a small variety of shades that would cover most looks:
- Starry Sky is a dark grey with fine multicoloured shimmer
- Fairy Princess is a purple with silver glitter
- Choco Excess is a red toned brown with silver glitter
- Python Bag is a light khaki green with silver glitter, and
- So Elegant is a bronze mid-tone brown with silver glitter.
Note that the glitter in Starry Sky is different than the rest, much finer, and not just silver like the others. In fact, it immediately reminded me of this:
Yep, MAC Cinderfella mineralize eyeshadow from the Style Black collection. Only better, since the Sephora one is a lot more pigmented, even though it doesn't look it in the pot!!! In fact the only difference is that the MAC one looks a bit more 3 dimensional when applied (more glitter in it), but honestly, I prefer the more pigmented of the two! ;)
As for application, a brush and some Fix+ are the best way to go - water is the next best thing. As for the brush that Sephora sells with these (discussed on my old post), I still doubt if it would do anything special.
So, what do you think of glittery eyeshadows? How do you apply them?
Would it be something you would try if you haven't?