Monday, 18 February 2013

SEPHORA URBAN MINI LUXE PALETTE





If you are a heavy traveller and you don't want to bring lots of makeup stuffs with you, this SEPHORA URBAN MINI LUX PALETTE is the best for you. This is a mini palette in snake skin design cover with gorgeous essentials for eyes, lips, and cheeks to create a full face. I love that it offers a variety of colors suitable for day and night looks. You'll be surprised with the hidden treasures in this mini palette (approx 2.5in x 2.5in). YES, you read it right. 2.5in x 2.5in only.

EYE SHADOWS: 9 x 0.02 oz
There isn't any name for each eye shadow compared to other brands like MAC and Urbandecay, so, I put a no.  to each color for you to visualize the texture.

Nos. 1, 7, and 9 are matte finished.
Nos. 4 and 8 are in the lustre finish which has slight glittery effect.
Nos. 2, 3, 5, and 6  are under the veluxe pearl which are metallic but a little bit velvety finish.

How I combined them:
  • 1 and 4 is great for daytime which create a  natural look.
  • 1, 4, and 7 when combined gives a deeper look from the natural look.
  • 2, 5, and 8 are great for daytime occasions like baptism, school event, and etc. It is also great for prom look.
  • 3, 6, and 9 are absolutely for fashion look or for evening look to stand-out.
LIP GLOSS: 4 x 0.011 oz
There are 4 shades available from nude to purple-ish. It's not super sticky, though, not highly pigmented, but acceptable. 


BLUSH: 1 x 0.67 oz 
It looks matte and muddy but when you put on to your skin it gives a little shimmer effect. A pink-ish brown-ish shade. Not muddy .


VERDICT: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

It is a little bit pricey but if you are the kind of person who hates to bring lots of stuffs, this is worth buying for. Highly pigmented and not powdry at all. Supposed to be valued at USD50 but was offered at a limited time by Sephora  for USD18. At this time, you can buy it in ebay , Amazon, or other online stores. And don't worry since sephora always release this mini palette during last quarter of the year!

Other Important Product Info.:
Ingredients
Eye shadow:

(13): CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Methicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin.

(6) (7) (9) (10): Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin. (+/-) : CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/ CI 77492/CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

(5) (8) (11) (12): Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. (+/-) : CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/ CI 77492/CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 75470 (Carmine).

Lip gloss:
(1) (2): Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, BHT, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. (+/-) : CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/ CI 77492/CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Do you love mini palettes? Do you have anything to recommend?
I hope this review helps your future purchase ! Until next time!

Love lots
Mel 


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