Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Review: Disney by Sephora's Jasmine Storylook Palette

So last week I ordered this palette early due to my VIB status and I have been wearing it everyday since!  If you would like to see photos of the palette and swatches of the eyeshadows check out my blog post here.  Otherwise, let's get on to the review!

As I mentioned in my the swatch post, my eyebrows were not fit to be seen so I only have a couple looks to post that are after that whole situation got fixed.  

Arabian Sunset and Abu

Master, Friend Like Me and Mystical Wonder

Blue Oasis, Lapis and Abu; Thrilling Chase blush
I have such mixed feelings about this palette.  I was so excited for it when I saw it was coming out and I still do like it, but not as much as I thought I would.  Even with a primer, these colors fade and fade fast.  The second look I wore faded within the first two hours, and while it was still pretty, I wanted to maintain the vibrancy of the initial application!  I used Urban Decay Primer Potion every time and also used NYX Jumbo Shadow Pencil in Milk to help the colors pop and stay but it didn't work out quite as well as I had hoped.

I found that the worst offenders were any of the colors (blues, purples, oranges, etc.), especially Arabian Sunset, which bums me out because it is such a gorgeous color.  That was the first color I wanted to try and it was the first look I did.  I paired it with Rajah and I think Bazaar or Abu and it faded like crazy.  To be sure, I wore it all over my lid with Abu in the outer corner (first look) and by the time I was done eating breakfast it had already faded so much.

The neutral colors, on the other hand, are stunning.  Cosmic is probably one of my favorite eyeshadows that I own.  It is insanely beautiful and super pigmented.  The shine and shimmer lasts all day long and would look stunning on anyone.  Sultana is a great color to blend out your crease with.  Sand In The Glass is also a beautiful color but not one that it totally uncommon.  I'm sure there's a dupe in one of the Naked palettes or any other neutral color you come across.  Ali Ababwa is non-existent in color.  I find that the best use for it is to blend down any color that may have gone up too high toward your brow. 

I love, love, love Thrilling Chase, the blush that comes with the palette.  It is pigmented to the Nth degree.  It's very easy to overdue so when using be sure to use a light hand.  Also, when you put your brush down on your cheek to apply it, it will probably leave a big mark where you first set the brush down so be sure to get to blending quickly!

All in all, if you're looking to buy this palette for the eyeshadow quality and the actual colors (not neutrals) in the palette, your money would probably be better spent elsewhere.  If you're not too bothered by fading then you might not mind these shadows so much.  It just is disappointing when you put the shadows on and expect that intensity to stay all day long and it fades within the first hour or two, especially for the money spent!  However, I love Disney and I'll buy these palettes until the cows come home, regardless of how many bad things are said about them.  I'm holding hope that maybe if I try different primers the results will be different.  I'll be sure to edit this if that's the case!  I know when I use Too Faced eyeshadows, I find that I have to use their primer or they fade fast, too.

Hopefully that helped a little bit!  I'm not sure when the palette will be in stores and available to the masses so I just wanted to be sure to get something up here in case you're looking to purchase the palette.  If you've tried it I'd love to know what you think!  Maybe you found a way to make these shadows stay on you all day!