Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette Review, Swatches, Photos

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Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette is probably one of the nicest palettes I’ve seen from the Sephora Color Collection. I’m normally not a fan of Sephora’s house brand cosmetics but sometimes they have real diamonds and the Moonshadow Baked Palette is one such item.

Let’s take a peek!

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A ten palette selection of glittery baked eyeshadows.

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I was under the impression this was massive but in reality each pan is about the size of a quarter however the design, the shadows, etc…are all rather well done. The palette is a large rectangle but not so large it won’t travel with you easily. Inside you’ll find the ten baked eyeshadows and a very generously sized mirror that runs the entire palette.

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The shadows have a smooth, baked finish much like MAC Mineralized Eyeshadows however I find these don’t have as much of a glittery burst. Each does have a healthy dose of shimmer however not nearly as much as some of the MAC Baked Shadows do. I think the combination of the baked formula plus the shimmer was what sold me here as I adore baked eyeshadows since they can be easily used wet or dry.

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I find the formula blends easily with minimal fall out woe and has a nice pigmentation. I wouldn’t call pigmentation incredible but they have very good color pay off for a defined look. I had a little problem blending with other colors in the palette as shades go a tad muddy but this isn’t surprising as baked shadows in general always prove difficult to use together.

Some colors apply a little patchy so I do suggest a sponge applicator for application which allows a smooth, even finish plus such an applicator allows you to build color easily.

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Formula is a bit mixed so you aren’t consistently getting a perfect formula but it can be worked out with the use of a sponge tipped applicator.

I experienced a little shimmery fall under eyes and on cheeks during application but nothing as bad as what MAC’s Mineralized Shadow produces, those are just crazy fall out.

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  • Those wanting a nice bang for their buck (this is $28for ten shades).
  • Those wanting a nice mix of Fall colors to create various rich, warm looks for autumn!
  • Those who generally enjoy warmer, nude shades of color.

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  • Those who aren’t keen on baked formulas.

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Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette has a nice range of nude, natural shades which should appeal to those with big brown eyes or those who really enjoy warmer, richer shades for Fall. I loved this palette as I found it easy to travel with plus it had enough color to create a variety of different looks. The palette contains a selection of bronzes, browns, golds, beiges, coppers, and even purple…all the colors you need for a warm look in the cooler weather.

If you’re a lover of nudes, this one is for you particularly for baked shadow lovers!

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Loves it!

Very Muse Approved for purchase!

Available at Sephora and Sephora.com

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This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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  • 9/19/11 20:39 Rachel:

    I’ve actually got this in my professional kit, mostly if I need a matching dusting of shimmer. They hold really well over cream shadows.

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  • 9/19/11 21:15 Sarah S.:

    I thought the swatches were ho-hum but the purple is so pretty on your eyes!

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    • 9/20/11 10:26 the Muse:

      thanks sarah ;-D they def swatch kinda crummy but build up beautifully ;D

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  • 9/19/11 21:51 Sara:

    Oooh….pretty…

    I am such a sucker for baked shadows.

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  • 9/19/11 22:28 Becky:

    I hauled it and I really loved the shimmer in these! Still trying to perfect the application, but the colors are so complimentary. I, too, have brown eyes and I think this was great for a sephora brand palette. :)

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    • 9/20/11 12:19 the Muse:

      agreed becky agreed! :)

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  • 9/20/11 4:06 nicolle:

    wow! I don’t expect this from Sephora. Thanks, sort of! I was telling myself that I didn’t need anymore eye shadows, but this is too tempting and I love the shades! thanks!! :)

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    • 9/20/11 11:22 the Muse:

      my pleasure nicolle it’s a pleasant little palette from sephora ;D!

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  • 9/20/11 4:24 CC:

    looks amazing! wish they ahd that here!

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  • 9/20/11 9:12 Misato-san:

    too much neutrals, nay for me ;_;

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  • 9/20/11 11:57 JenJ:

    Ooooooh. Hmmmmmm. *hdes* lol

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  • 9/20/11 13:51 Barb:

    I have this palette and love it. I use brushes for my application and I use them wet. The payoff is huge when appied wet.

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  • 9/20/11 19:52 Coral:

    We went rummaging around Sephora for one of the items I saw you mention on your blog and stumbled upon this. I didn’t even connect you had done a mention of this but when I first saw it I fell in love with it.
    For a smidge I didn’t even bother looking at any of my other palettes. It’s great for fay wear and the colors are so pretty. Also helps that the packaging is quite lovely.

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  • 9/20/11 23:48 Blue:

    I love this palette! So much shimmer and sparkle and nude, natural colours! I love baked shadows, as well, so I really love this.

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  • 11/13/11 13:40 Crazy4makeup:

    So pretty and i love its colours ^_^

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  • 1/21/12 18:11 OPI Addict:

    Really nice colours! I have the In The Dark palette and I’m wanting this one too :)

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