The holidays are the best time to sample what Sephora has to offer because there are a TON of master palettes with everything from lip to eye to cheek and nail products. Since I love them eyeshadow palettes, the SEPHORA Ombre Obsession* ($43.00 CDN) would have been something I would have swatched right in the store because the palette is so pretty to look at!
I did my best to keep the shades as isolated as possible in the pan since the 16 shades can easily turn into half that with enough mixing. While I'm sure, the ombre effect lends itself to some fun blending, I must sound like a purist when I say the colours must stay separate!
Oddly enough, while most of the shades performed well, there were some that were chalky and lacked intensity. These shades felt hard to the touch and refused to pick up pigment especially the final row of neutral browns. These were my least favourite shades to work with (see below).
As you can see from the photos below, I did this look while I was still blonde-ish, but I actually think the colour scheme I chose for my eyes would work better now that I am ash brunette. I am still new to being darker and I look at these photos and grieve just a little.
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Hydrating Primer*
Lancome Teint Miracle in #03
Wet n Wild Coloricon Brow Pencil in #621A Blonde Moments*
Apply a more “sticky” eye primer all over the lid.
Apply a concealer to hide dark circles as dark eyeshadows tend to accentuate them. I used Dior Fix It in Medium #002*.
Apply the forest green shade from the Ombre Obsession Eyeshadow Palette* to the outer and inner parts of the eyelid leaving the center area blank.
Bring the forest green shade down to lower lash line.
Apply the peridot green shade to the inner corners of the eyes.
Apply the gold shade to center of eyelid in patting motion with finger for more colour intensity.
Line lower waterline with a black eyeliner like MUFE Aqua Eyes in 0L* and apply the dark green shade on top with a liner brush.
Line upper lash line with Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner in Trooper.
Apply Sephora The Mascara*.
Apply false lashes (optional).
Sephora Collection Ombre Obsession Face Palette*
Sephora Collection Rouge Infusion in Peony
Final verdict: This palette isn't perfect by any means and the best-performing shades were the teals, greens and purples so if you prefer to play it safer with neutrals this will not be your go-to palette. However, if you are more adventurous and would only use the neutrals for accentuating your crease and/or highlighting, then you could really have a lot of fun.
Find the Ombre Obsession Eyeshadow Palette at your local Sephora or www.sephora.ca