Sephora The Delicate Eyeshadow Palette is a new, limited edition nine pan eyeshadow palette that launched with the Sephora Holiday 2016 Collection. I got this as a press sample and I was unable to confirm the price (guesstimate $18 to $20) or when it would be available on Sephora.com but I’ll update this post when more details become available. It might just be an exclusive to Sephora JCPenny but don’t quote me.
I have found many, many things to love in the Sephora Collection! Their Wonderful Cushion that’s gone but not forgotten was outstanding, their amazing concealer brushes like the Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57 is life changing. Like any brand Sephora has hits and they have misses but it absolutely boggles the mind that mid-range brands like Tarte and Too Faced simply can’t produce a good eyeshadow in their Holiday Collection yet Sephora nails it in this tiny eyeshadow palette!
The Sephora the Delicate Eyeshadow Palette is a tiny triangle-shaped palette that holds nine 0.023 oz eyeshadows as well as a get the look guide that’s printed on the inside flap of the palette. This is a fairly small palette if you’re wanting to travel with it as it takes up no room at all. The wells inside are shaped like tiny triangles as well. I struggled a little bit getting a sponge eyeshadow applicator in them but if you exclusively use eyeshadow brushes you shouldn’t have an issue. I just tend to pack color on with a sponge eyeshadow applicator and blend with my brushes.
The shades are labeled from 1 to 9 and are a mix of warmer, richer browns paired up with cooler pinks, creamy beiges, plums and champagnes. I think the colors are a mismatch of shades but they actually do all work well together and you can get either a warmer or cooler looks from them.
This is made in China just like many of Tarte and Too Faced’s Holiday Palettes. I think Tarte and Too Faced can take a note here from the formula because whoever Sephora is using to create this formula nailed it. The shades are super pigmented, velvety, and they applied and blend incredibly well. Tarte Holiday Eyeshadow formula was very, very weak this year! Sheer, dense, and in some cases drier and Too Faced didn’t have much of a better texture.
I don’t really see Sephora as a higher end brand or at least not their makeup collection the store itself is another story. But their prices do fall in between higher and mid-range brands depending on what you buy! But I wouldn’t place them on the same shelf as brands like Tarte or Too Faced which is why it is slightly shocking that they can do a smaller somewhat uneventful eyeshadow palette that’s could potentially be overlooked but sports an incredible range of beautifully textured eyeshadows. It’s weird because the Jem and the Holograms Eyeshadow Palette was awful as was the Minnie Mouse Eyeshadow Palette yet this tiny palette packed more punch than both of those combined!
Needless to say if you find this palette, do pick it up, it doesn’t disappointed.
Too bad Tarte and Too Faced’s Holidays weren’t as good as this!
I hope to see the Sephora The Delicate Eyeshadow Palette soon at Sephora.com.