July 17, 2013

Disney Ariel Storylook Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Disney Ariel Storylook Eyeshadow Palette

The Disney Ariel Storylook Eyeshadow Palette did indeed sell out very fast yesterday but stores should be getting them shortly. From my understanding the palette will be available later in the month as there is a slight delay in the store release.

I hope all of you got your hands on one and if not I wish you much luck locating one!

Today I thought I’d haul mine out and review it for you.

Let’s take a look!

The Disney Ariel Storylook Eyeshadow Palette ($55) is a new, limited edition Sephora palette that contains 20 eyeshadows each of which is 0.035 oz in size.

This comes in a hard cardboard box with a slide out velvet lined tray which contains the eyeshadows. The great thing about the palette is Sephora paid extra attention to creating beautiful art on the outside cover and a removable eyeshadow tray so once you’re done with the shadows you can reuse the box to store small trinkets like jewelry (the tray is velvet lined and very sturdy) inside of it. The fact the shadow tray is removable also makes for easy application as you can remove it to use and pop it back in when not in use.

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I found the palette contained a nice selection of colors all inspired by the Little Mermaid. Most of the shades are quite vibrant and bold with a few natural golds, beiges, and creams thrown in as highlighter shades. The palette is dominated by gorgeous aquatic shades which includes greens, aquas, blues, and of course, purple to represent the Sea Witch. The shadows vary in finish so you have mattes here as well as velvet, satin, shimmer, and frosty textures. So you aren’t only getting a variety of colors but also a ton of finishes to work with as well.

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I think the formula on each shadow varies from shade to shade. For example I thought Blue Lagoon was terribly dry and dense yet Caspian Sea was a stunningly pigmented teal blue with a smooth texture. I found some shades a little too frosty like Wanderin’ Free and Your Voice where as others provided satiny and buttery textures like Scuttle and Triton. Overall, all the shades had a good deal of pigment it was just some proved drier than others and a little difficult to work with. They are a bit powdery and do crumble a little bit which does lead to fall out in some instances as well. But in the long run I’d say about 90% of the eyeshadows performed fantastically with a formula that blended well, provided plenty of pigment, and had an easy to apply formula.

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Blue Lagoon, Scuttle, Flounder, Sebastian

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Flotsam, Seashells, Les Poissons, Caspian Sea

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Unfortunate Souls, Atlantica, Fins, Your Voice

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Triton, Sick of Swimmin’, Ursula, Sha La La

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Wanderin’ Free, Jetsam, Sea Witch, Treasures Untold

I don’t feel like the palette limits users in anyway as it contains a good deal of colors that work well together. There are a few shades that are challenging for myself such as Floatsam and Jetsam as these are darker and accentuate my darker circles. However, there aren’t any shades I felt, “Gee, how would I use this in a look? Or how does this go together with that?” I feel like the palette is quite user friendly to either wear shades together or individually to create any number of looks!

The only real limit is your imagination and perhaps if you aren’t a fan of color (as this contains a good deal of it) the palette might not be terribly appealing.

Overall, I really liked the palette! I think the shades work well together, the quality is excellent overall and there is definitely pigment here to be happy with!

Disney Ariel Storylook Eyeshadow Palette Face of the Day

Disney Ariel Storylook Eyeshadow Palette FOTD

Wearing Caspian Sea and Fins

If you see it in store and you’re a fan of bold shades especially aquatic ones or hell, if you’re just a Little Mermaid fan I would definitely haul it.

Anyone own it?

What are YOUR thoughts about it?

This sold out at Sephora.com and hopefully it’ll pop back in stock shortly. It’ll also be in store soonish!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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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  • Sara

    LOVE THE EYE LOOK! Your brown eyes really pop with that color. I ordered it the second it hit Sephora online yesterday and I can’t wait to try out those greens and teals! I have green eyes and red hair, so that’s my favorite color to work with.

    • Marisa

      I live in San diego and could not find the palette. I went to the sephora in downtown disney anaheim , ca and they have so many in stock!!! I got the pallette and love the colors. Overall very happy.

  • Caroline

    I was so sad yesterday when this sold out before I had a chance to buy it. Hopefully I’ll be able to get it in my local Sephora store soon! Caspian Sea looks beautiful on you. 🙂

    • the Muse

      aw thanks caroline! I hope you find it. I called a few stores around Manhattan today and they all told me there was a delay in shipment so hopefully it gets in stores soon or at least restocked online!

  • Christina

    Hey Sister! Maybe it’s just me, but does anyone else find the Disney packaging off-putting? Seriously, I am not shelling out $55 for something that seems made for tweens or little girls to play dress up. I don’t get the whole Disney thing anyway.

    Now Warner Bros. might be a different story! How much fun would a palette for Bugs Bunny be, given all the times he’s dressed in drag! 🙂

    • the Muse

      hey sis! 😀 I kinda like it to be honest but I’d TOTALLY love a bugs drag palette even MORE! LOL!

  • Nadia

    LOVE the look you’ve created! Teal eyeshadow looks so good on you. It’s a nice palette but I don’t think I’ll be getting it since I wouldn’t use a lot of the colors.

    • the Muse

      thanks Nadia 😀 used to be one of my favorite shades but unfortunately getting older and can’t wear it much without looking like I was punched in the eye hehe ;-D

  • diane

    i love this palette! love the look you did ony our eyes- it screams sea =) i got it when it was available for beauty insiders a few months ago but i’ve been keeping the storybook palettes prestine i’m scared to touch them. wish i got a second one of these to play with. maybe when it hits stores? the packaging sephora did with the ariel collection is breathtaking

    • the Muse

      aw thanks so much Diane 😀 <3! ugh I felt the same way but caved hehe!

    • Abbi

      They made this available to us beauty insiders awhile ago? I’m a VIB and I never was informed 🙁 I swear they’re terrible about they’re consistency when it comes to letting everyone know about everything offered. Oh well no big loss. Just curious though did you get an email or mailer or what??

  • cat

    Hmn… It kind of seems like they just designed the palette they wanted to design and then slapped random names on the shadows. The movies have such gorgeous color palettes but the Cinderella, Jasmine, and Ariel palettes don’t really reflect their specific films. Ah, well. I’m still very happy with my Cinderella compact mirror which is all I really need. Unless they put out a collection for Snow White. Can you imagine the makeup? Or Belle. That collection could have some great accessories. But overall, I’m not seeing the effort in the Ariel collection.

  • Christina

    It’s been removed from the website, so I don’t think it’ll be restocked anymore. Guess everyone will just have to hunt it down in stores.

  • Megan

    Love this look! Teal looks fantastic on you! Really glad I picked this up during the pre-release!

  • jessica

    omg! im in love. your so lucky you got your hands on it, looks like ill have to wait until it is stocked up again. the colors you choose look really nice on your eyes!

  • bebe

    went to store this weekend they were out i cant believe this went so fast. I really wanted it.

  • Annie Nguyen

    Hi muse! Can u keep an eye out and let us all know when this palette comes back to the stores thank u!

  • Lynne

    After the hassle of Sephora’s “SOLD OUT” button staring me in the face, I ordered mine ASAP and should be arriving this weekend! Seeing this review and the eyeshadow swatches are making me eager to complete my Disney X Sephora collection :D. Thank you, Muse!