September 19, 2011

Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette Review, Swatches, Photos

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!

A ten palette selection of glittery baked eyeshadows.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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.

  • Those who aren’t keen on baked formulas.

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!

Loves it!

Very Muse Approved for purchase!

Available at Sephora and

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • 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.

  • 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. 🙂

  • 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!! 🙂

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • OPI Addict

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