Product Review: Sephora Colorful Pearl Mono Eyeshadow
Name: Colorful Pearl Mono Eyeshadow
From Sephora’s website:
Luminous pearl eyeshadow in a round compact. Each of these pocket-sized shadows glides on smooth with a sheer, luminous finish that can be layered for added intensity. Each sheer shade is perfect for layering and highlighting. Enriched with green tea to soothe the delicate eye area.
What I liked:
– blends easily
– doesn’t crease
– the packaging
What I didn’t like:
– not very pigmented
Sephora Colorful Pearl Mono Eyeshadow is available in 16 shades. I purchased no. 12, which is described as a rich lilac pearl. However, the color doesn’t really look lilac to me. It’s more purple with a hint of red and flecks of shimmer. It’s actually very pretty.
The eyeshadow is sheer and, when used dry, I had to apply quite a lot of product to get a rich plum color. You can also apply it wet if you want a bolder color. The shadow goes on easily, blends well and doesn’t crease. The color is very long lasting and I didn’t have to do any touchups during the day.
I also like the packaging. The shadow comes in a pretty small black round compact.
This eyeshadow contains mica, which makes it shiny but can be irritating, esp for people with sensitive skin. Another ingredients used to give a pearlescent appearance and as well as a texture that adheres well to skin is Bismuth Oxychloride, which can make skin red and itchy. And while it is true that the product contains green tea (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract), it i listed lat the bottom of the ingredients list, so it won’t really do that much to soothe the eye area.
Overall, this eyeshadow is average. It is long-lasting and doesn’t crease. However, the color payoff isn’t great: it is quite qsheer, but buildable.