Sephora Prisma Chrome Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

Oh how are you crazy cool new eyeshadows from Sephora?

Sephora Prisma Chrome Eyeshadow are probably the most wicked product gracing my stash at the moment. These 3D wave shaped shadows not only pack some nice pigment but the interesting design memorizes me.

Take a look!

Housed in a chunky black compact, these shadows are a lesson learned in three dimensional eyeshadow. Gotta give Sephora props for creating a very interestingly designed eyeshadow. You can’t see it in the photo but the shadows have a wave-like design that lifts upward in the compact, giving it a 3D appearance.

The design isn’t the only thing wicked about them though!

These bring together the formula of a baked powder, a cream eyeshadow, and a powder one in one single compact. They have the feel of a baked eyeshadow with the silkiness of a powder and the application of a cream that glides onto lids easily and blends out in a super lightweight finish. The finish has adds a metallic gleam to lids with a true to pan color that Sephora says has a prismatic effect, the colors formed by refraction of light through a crystal prism. The colors are extraordinarily vibrant on lids.

(Swatched Left to Right: Shimmery Sand, Bronze Brilliance, Purple Prisma, and Sapphire Shine)

Sapphire Shine

Purple Prisma

Bronze Brilliance

Shimmery Sand

Application proves extra easy as the colors glide on like butter but they can go a little frosty in some of the shades so just take an extra moment to blend out well for the best finish. I experienced no fall out issues with the shades however even with primer worn under them I did have a bit of creasing towards the end of the day so just be aware if you have oily lids as you’ll want to take some extra time prepping prior to application.

At $15, I thought they were a lovely little addition to the Sephora catalog. I generally have my ups and downs with Sephora makeup but these prove a hit. The design, application, and pigmentation all get a big rave from me.

Loved ’em!

Muse Approved for purchase.

Available now at Sephora and

Disclaimer: Two of the shadows featured in this post were sent by Sephora’s PR Agency for review and the other two I purchased at my local Sephora.


This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
Read my full disclosure statement here.

  • 2/14/12 17:34 suheda:

    I like the blue one very much!! I hope i can get my hands on them in Holland…

    Muse, i think you are a very sweet woman. Love you.

    Greetz from Holland,



    • 2/15/12 14:42 the Muse:

      aw greets suheda thank you for your very sweet words! Love you back :-D! :( sniff wish you could get these in Holland as well :(


  • 2/14/12 17:36 Carrie:

    I’ve had my eye on these!


  • 2/14/12 21:12 Candee:

    I hauled all of them a few weeks ago. I love them!


  • 2/14/12 21:34 TK:

    I’ve really been wanting these. The purple and the blue are the ones that really caught my eye. They look lovely! I just wish there was a larger color selection.


    • 2/15/12 14:41 the Muse:

      me too tk!


  • 2/15/12 3:36 Musebeliever:

    I won’t buy these… They are just a dupe of Kiko’s watershadows that are half price from that ! xD
    I’ll stay faithfull to Kiko.


    • 2/15/12 9:27 the Muse:

      not everyone has access to kiko though :( so it’s nice we can get them at Sephora :)


      • 2/22/12 5:55 Musebeliever:

        Yes I know ! XD But it makes me angry when I find a dupe that is more expensive than the original…


  • 2/15/12 13:38 Majick:

    these look so pretty – I love the blue one but sadly would have to work really hard to wear it. LOL Maybe I’ll check out some other colors online when I order my b-day gift. Still think I’m gonna get the LORAC Unzipped.

    I need nothing… I need NOTHING… I NEED NOTHING… (not helping)lol


  • 2/15/12 14:25 dark nyx:

    I agree! I have shimmery sand and I love, love, LOVE the texture…so buttery and pigmented with the swipe of a finger. What do you usually apply these with? I find regular e/s brushes didn’t work really well but I don’t really want to use my finger. =T


    • 2/15/12 14:30 the Muse:

      same, regular brushes don’t cut it. sponge applicator is best you can pick up a HEAP of color with sponge applicators 😀 and slightly wetting the sponge with water so it’s damp and proceeding to dip in creates a really pretty foil on lids!


      • 2/15/12 14:33 Candee702:

        I use a synthetic flat concealer brush. I don’t have any sponge applicators.


  • 2/15/12 22:13 lilacrose:

    Have three of them and am nuts about them.


  • 2/16/12 16:07 Kim:

    I have the sand one and it is really nifty. I apply mine with an applicator since that is the best application method for this in my experience. The pigment does not disperse too well with a brush.


  • 2/19/12 22:42 Sher:

    hi muse! it was designed so that the centre of the wave can hold a little water and made to also be used wet! its so much nicer wet =)


  • 2/19/12 22:48 OPI Addict:

    I’m loving Bronze Brilliance! :)


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