Friday, November 5, 2010

Sephora Collection EDUN for Sephora Contrast Palette

I picked this up on clearance at Sephora a little while ago and thought I'd do a review. I've just noticed that this palette, Contrast, is no longer listed on but the Harmony palette is. They may have some left in store, though.

Here's what Sephora says about it:

"The allergen- and talcum-free mineral powders are enriched with Baobab oil for easy blending and naturally gorgeous results. The organic cotton pouch, made in Kampala, Uganda, doubles as an MP3 holder.

$3 from every sale will go to the Wildlife Conservation Society, to fund activities of the Conservation Cotton Initiative in Uganda, which supports the organic cotton trade while helping local communities and protecting biodiversity. "

Here's what it looks like:

The cotton bag / mp3 player holder. The writing on the drawstring reminds me of the One Ring.

The front. It comes in a wooden box with a swing hinge just like the Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow palette.

Open in sunlight. It has a pink shimmer blush, green shimmer, teal shimmer, light orange shimmer, indigo matte, gold shimmer, cranberry shimmer. That indigo/blue shade (looks a little more purple-y in real life) is the whole reason I bought this palette. Looked so pretty to me.

Swatches in sun and indoors. The shades don't appear to have any names.

After swatching this I have to say I was a bit disappointed in the pigmentation. They were a little sheer and hard, not soft and buttery like Sephora's Kat Von D shadows. The blue matte was the sheerest of all, which is my biggest disappointment. It's patchy with very little payoff. The other colors are definitely workable but the blue gives me too much trouble.

I got this for $10 on clearance, but the original price was $36. $36!! No way would I have paid $36 for this but $10 is much more reasonable considering the quality of the product.

Nice set of semi-bright shades, good "stocking stuffer" type gift for $10, but the texture and pigmentation are nothing to write home about.


  1. "The writing on the drawstring reminds me of the One Ring."

    .....dork! <3 :)

  2. Nice colours, I'd pay $10 too, but definitely not $36.

  3. The wood case reminds me of the hours and hours my cousins and I played mancala and my grandparents' house in the summer haha.

    THat's too bad about the pigmentation; I love the buttery feeling of the Kat von D products, though!

  4. Love the packaging, shame about the pigmentation.

  5. I'm not surprised to hear the palette delivered poorly in terms of pigmentation and texture. Sephora brand eye shadows are so awful in general, that if it weren't for their Kat Von D shadows, I'd believe they were incapable of delivering anything worthwhile in that department. I seriously don't get it. It can't be that much more cost efficient to produce crummy shadows over nice ones or else no one but the top shelf brands (in terms of pricing) would be producing good product. Why even bother including shadows in your house line if you can't be bothered to do it right?

  6. I bought the Harmony palette. I couldn't resist the bargain. I really didn't think it was all that bad. I liked the shades and the price.


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