For my birthday back in July I went to Paris for a long weekend and picked up a few goodies in Sephora. I reviewed the lipsticks, liners and glosses here but in today's post I'm showing you the Pro Lesson Palette in Natural Eyes which contains six eyeshadows - three matte to create a natural nude and three shimmery for a smokey nude, along with a brown eye pencil.
The palette contains instructions on where to apply the eyeshadows to create a natural nude for day and a smokey nude for evening. The texture of these eyeshadows is super smooth and the colour payoff is impressive. The shimmery shades are highly pigmented and really easy to blend. The matte shades require a bit more effort to blend and there is a little bit of fallout with them. I would have liked a darker shade in the smokey nude section, but having said that, the gold and copper tones are gorgeous and can be built up to intensify the look. The brown eye pencil is a softer take on the classic smokey eye and is a warmer, more flattering colour than black, especially for paler complexions.
The shades on the left are Natural Nude, Universal Beige (not the most inspiring name!) and Dark Cocoa. The shades on the right are Smoky Nude, Golden Beige and Medium Brown.
The eye pencil has a lovely creamy texture which is easy to apply. The colour payoff is impressive, and it's surprisingly intense for a brown eye pencil. I didn't think I'd be tempted to give up the black eyeliner but this pencil has convinced me.
8HR Matifying Pressed Powder in Medium 25, and 10HR Wear Perfection Foundation in Sable (Sand).
Wanting to try out as much of Sephora's own brand as possible, I purchased a foundation and pressed powder. I did choose the shades with the help of an assistant but both are a little too dark for me (I should have checked them in natural light!). The texture of the foundation is in between a liquid and a mousse. It provides medium coverage so it can be blended in without looking like a bad fake tan, but the powder is just too dark for me, which is a shame. If I'd gone for a lighter shade I think I'd be really happy with it.
The Pro Lesson Palette costs 26,95€, the 10HR Wear Perfection Foundation costs 14,95€, and the 8HR Matifying Pressed Powder costs 11,95€.
Have you tried anything from Sephora's own range?
Thanks for reading, have a lovely day!