When the Sephora Pro palettes first came out last year, I was doubtful. I had never been enthralled with the quality of the Sephora brand palettes I had previously tried. I really had no reason to believe these would be better.
However, after several longing-filled visits to Sephora, I ended up picking up all three palettes at CAD 85.00 each. I eventually ended up returning the Sephora Pro Cool palette as it performed the weakest out of all three. Also, I am definitely more of a warm tone person.
Sephora Pro is coming out with 3 new palettes in the Fall (New Nudes, Smoky Jewels, Editorial 2.0) and I couldn’t be more excited. I will swatch them in store and decide which ones to pick up but I am sure I am going home with at least one of the three.
Today’s post is a review and swatches of the Sephora Pro Editorial palette (1.0!). The palette retails for CAD 85.00 at Sephora and contains 28 shades of 1.2g each, mattes, shimmers, and metallics. The palette also comes with a how-to tutorial pamphlet written by the Sephora PRO artists.
Here are my swatches:
Row 1 consists of very soft pastels some of which offer a slight duochrome shift. This row is not best suited for my skintone but might work best for lighter complexions. The silver shades at the end are quite glittery and disperse all over the skin when applied with a fingertip. Glitter glue is recommended. The first 5 shades actually work on me as highlighters, but do go on somewhat chalky. Ice and Silver Coin are quite chunky – I have tried to use them as inner corner highlights but find that they simply do not work.
Row 2 offers all the reasons why. If you love brights, this row will steal your heart. The colors are super pigmented and buttery and blend effortlessly.
Row 3 is cooler toned colors; the mattes match the quality of the mattes in Row 2. The blues are quite rich and pigmented. My favorites from this row are the shimmery blue and the shimmery green. Champagne makes a nice inner corner and browbone highlight.
Row 4 is exclusively shimmers and duochromes. I found this row very hard to photograph but it is my favourite row!
Because the colors are quite soft and powdery, there is a bit of fallout, but it is manageable. The colour story is great and offers quite a bit of variety which makes it fun to work with.
Do you own this palette or any of the other ones from the original run? Are you planning to pick up any Sephora Pro palettes from the upcoming Fall release?