We’ve all fallen victim to the lure of new makeup releases. And for those of us who are high end makeup snobs (HEMS) like myself, money’s no object. But for the rest of my level headed sistahs, it ain’t that serious. Well, ya girl has some news for you that may provide a viable dupe to some of the most expensive eyeshadow palettes on the market right now.
Within the past 2 years, Natasha Denona has made her mark on the mainstream cosmetics world by introducing herself as a premiere luxury makeup brand. Her first 2 releases were huge $229 eyeshadow palettes which were raved about throughout the beauty community. But let’s be real, who the hell has $229 to spend on ONE eyeshadow palette? And for that price, what exactly am I getting?
Not everybody is about that luxury makeup life, and Sephora Collection knows this. So recently they debuted three 28 pan palettes, which are excellent dupes for Natasha’s best selling palettes. Below are the photos from Sephora’s Website and I’ve provided the names of every color for you.
Porcelain, White Gold, Rose Quartz, Julie T, Moonstone, Ice, Silver Coin, Tangerine, Amy, Eliza D, Tiila, Myiesha, Electric Violet, Adi, Champagne, Jeffrey, Helen P, Grass, Shawn, Chris, Dina, Pink Quartz, Wendy G, Lou, Karoline, Hector E, David, Ilde
Canvas, Oat, Biscotti, Camel, Ochre, Saddle, Auburn, Sand, Brass, Clay, Copper, Bronze, Adobe, Sandstone, Hazelnut, Khaki, Peach, Brick, Terracotta, Burnt Umber, Chestnut, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Sepia, Coconut Shell, Cocoa, Cedar, Obsidian
Each palette retails for $68, and contains 28 x 0.04 oz/ 1.2 g Pro Pigment Shades. Each palette feature chrome, shimmer, satin, and matte finishes so they’re very versatile. And while Sephora Collection isn’t exactly revered for their eyeshadow palettes, these particular ones have been formulated to maximize pigmentation, especially when wet! They are VERY black girl-friendly, with colors rich and pigmented enough to show up on our skin without the use of a primer, or even a brush! Use your finger to swatch these Bad-boys and you’ll see what I mean. As a bonus, each palette comes with a huge mirror as well as a plastic protective cover featuring all of the shadow names.
Swatches of the Sephora PRO Warm Eyeshadow Palette courtesy of Chicsavvyreese
I managed to swatch the cool and editorial palettes recently while in Sephora. Check them out below. I have to say the editorial palette is the standout fave and after swatching it in person, I can see why!
These palettes have been flying off the shelves. While the cool palette is still available online HERE, your best bet is to call your local stores to see if it’s available to purchase in store.
If you’re still not convinced that you need these palettes in your life, I found a video review of the editorial palette from our girl Too Much Mouth below for you. Click the video to see these palettes in action!
If you want these palettes you’ll need to act fast because they’re limited edition. Check out your local Sephora store or visit their website to purchase. All of the palettes are still available online as of Monday 7/10.
If you like this post, click HERE to read about 4 more black-girl friendly shadows you may want to add to your collection.