Sephora & Disney Cinderella Collection: Storylook Eyeshadow Palette Vol I

Hello everyone. So after my first couple of reviews on the Cinderella and Sephora collaboration  I took to twitter to ask if you would like me to carry on with these reviews, as I do have the whole collection! I expected a lot of no's but instead people seemed interested and I thought it would be cool to make this a thing - review all the collections since I'm Disney obsessed up in hurrrr!



 This is probably the most eye catching and collectable piece from the collection. The Storylook (a play on words since the palette is designed to look like a book - a story"book") palette is a collection of 20 eyeshadows with colours and names inspired by the film.



First off - OK lets just get straight into this packaging. I adore it, I think its just beautiful and as I mentioned in the previous review, I think Sephora did a great job in creating something that looks grown up but still incorporates elements of the film.
The front shows a silhouette of Cinderella, its subtle enough to not look childish but still please our inner princess. The front has beautiful gold detailing similar to the box with little hidden pieces from the film (I spot a pumpkin!)



Little quote that says "Fairytales do come true" 
Everything about the palette screams with detailing. Every single time I pull this palette out I spot something different, something that makes me smile or remind me of the film. A lot of time and effort went into producing this so I feel like I am holding something special!


The back shows the names of the eyeshadows in little books. 

Even the barcode is a little book - similar to the book she gained inspiration for her dress from!

On top of both the box and inscribed on the palette itself is the quote again :)

The actual palette slides out by a little pull tab at the side to reveal 20 (yes 20!) gorgeous eyeshadows. The box is actually pretty cool, as the palette lifts out by a little tab at the bottom, so you don't have the whole bulky box when you are doing your make up. The inside of the palette is then revealed to be a storage box lined with a velvety type of material. Its pretty small, but cute! I have heard of people actually putting the palette into one of the larger Z-palettes and keeping the box to store things like jewellery or memorabilia. I think this idea is cool, but I myself will be keeping the palette inside the box :)



The palette itself actually lifts out, leaving you with a cute trinket box. 


Here you can see how skinny the palette is! Very MUA friendly and easy to use instead of having a big old bulky box!

Lets move onto the actual eyeshadows themselves. The colour selection is just dazzling with a stunning array of blues and a wonderful selection of neutrals, a little something for everyone. Delicate pops of colour make an appearance and every single colour has some relevance to the film as shown by the name. 





The selection of colours just took my breathe away and there wasn't one I didn't like the look of. But how did they perform....

So I'll post the swatches by row, as 20 eyeshadows is a lot to try and fit in one go. Grab a cuppa tea or somethin' - its about to get very pic heavy!








Keep reading for individual breakdowns of each eyeshadow or skip to the bottom for a general overview :)
Maiden (inspired by the dress the mice make)
 Really pretty hot pink. Its pretty sheer but buildable. It blends really well.
All Aglow (The Fairy Godmothers skin (?))
 Very pretty champagne peach. Its perfect for everyday and is very pigmented and buttery soft. Incredibly easy to blend and had a very nice formula in general. It has a very shimmery finish which I like as it looks noticable during the daytime but not "too" much. 
Destined (Inspired by Cinderella's ballgown)
This shade is a wonderful icy blue, it has a nice frosty finish and I think it really resembled Cinderella's dress. Its quite sheer but very buildable and highly blendable again.

Cinderelly (Inspired by the sleeves on Cinderella's work dress)
Isn't Cinderelly just the cutest name! I also love that little song the mice sing. Anyways, getting back on track. This is a pretty seafoam green. Its pretty sheer, mainly down to being a matte formula. In my experience mattes can swing either way, being chalky and hard to work with or easy to work with and incredibly pigmented. This fell into being quite sheer, a little "too" easy to blend. However it had a really nice soft formula, I didn't find it chalky or powdery, I just wish it was a little more pigmented. I imagine this would make a nice blending out shade though.

Pumpkin Coach (The trim on Cinderella's coach)
I found this shade a little disappointing as it was one of the more sheerer shades. I found it had some really nice gold shimmer in it which i liked as the actual "base" colour appears to be matte so I liked that. I just wish it was a tad more pigmented, as it is an interesting colour and one I don't have in my collection!

Ball Gown (Cinderella's earrings at the ball!)
Ball Gown was just your standard shimmery pearl white. Its quite frosty and very sheer. I find this looks really nice in the inner corners. 

Kill joy ( Anastasia's comb)
I really like this shade - I am a huge fan of taupe eyeshadows as I find they are something you can throw on your lid and it looks like you have spent a lot of time on your make up. This shade is quite multi dimensional as you can put it on the lid and it looks like you have a crease colour on when you don't! Its also nice to see a cool toned taupe as I find many lean warm (or is this just me?) The pigmentation of this is just lovely and it is honestly so buttery and easy to use and blend. In love!

Fairy Godmother ( The Fairy Godmothers cloak)
I really like this shade as I have nothing like it and I think its pretty spot on as a shade for the Fairy Godmother. The colour payoff is OK but buildable and its nice to blend. The finish has a bit of iciness to it which stands out and really makes this colour pop. 

Glass Slipper (Cinderella's glass slipper)
Again another shade which I really don't have anything like in my collection. This is a really nice icy blue and really stands out. Its perfect and to me, summarises Cinderella. While its quite sheer, its easy to build up and like all the shades, blends so so nicely. 

Royal (Drizellas feather)
This shade. Wow. Just look at it. Its definitely one of the stand out shades and to top it all off, it is insanely pigmented. It isn't chalky in the slightest. The one gripe I had is all the shades in this palette are very easy to blend and like this one, it can be a bit easy to sheer out that lovely colour payoff. 

Gus Gus (Gus' shirt)
Award for cutest eyeshadow name? I just love Gus, he is so cute and funny. This yellow had the potential to be fantastic, but I found it just a little too sheer. That being said it can still be built up to decent pigmentation and like all shades, wonderful to blend.

Charming (The Kings epaulette)
Charming is a shimmery vanilla. It is nicely pigmented and lovely to use all over the lid with one of the browns in this palette in the crease. I will get a lot of use out of this shade and like most of the shades, has a lovely buttery formula. 

Chateau (Cinderella's work shirt)
This shade made my eyeballs happy and I have no idea why. To me its just a lovely brown, its perfect in that its not too stark and pigmented but can be built up, easily blended and its just wonderful to work with. I really like this shade and know I am going to get a lot of use out of it!

Palace (The curtains behind Cinderella and Prince Charming whist they danced)
This lovely champagne peach shimmer eyeshadow reminds me a lot of All that Glitters from MAC. Its perfect for just whacking on the lid in a hurry and is nicely pigmented and has nice formulation. 

Drizella (Drizella's hair)
This shade probably had the BEST formula out of the entire palette. It was so soft, almost like dipping my brush in liquid. It literally melted onto my lid. Colour payoff was fantastic, blendability was fantastic. This eyeshadow alone surpasses so many of my higher end ones. I have never felt something so soft and buttery in my life. The shade itself is a coppery shimmer, I imagine it being very nice in the summer. 

Cinders ( The Cinders swept by Cinderella)
Cinders is a highly pigmented dark black with shimmer. Sometimes when you get black eyeshadows you sort of grimace and think "this isn't really black is it". I know I have. When I swatched this, I gasped. The pigmentation is just SO nice and you only need the tiniest amount on your brush. Its very easy to overdo. I like the fact it has tiny specks of gold micro glitter, making it different to ordinary blacks that often get thrown in palettes. 

Jaq (Jaqs skin)
Again another shade that made my eyeballs happy. I feel like this is a taupy brown, it definitely has some grey in it. It is soft, smooth, intensly pigmented and just a wonderful formula. I love using this to deepen creases. 

Midnight (Cinderella's choker)
If I had to pick a favourite out of the palette, this would be it. I have NOTHING like this in my collection. It literally glistens and glows. Despite the swatch it isn't gritty and doesn't produce any fall out as far as I could see. Its smooth, easy to blend and wonderfully pigmented like many of the shadows. I can't wait to use this in a look. I mean, look at it! Its like a collection of stars in the nights sky on your lid!

A wish ( The moonlight when Cinderella and Prince Charming are dancing)
A wish is a satiny cream shadow, perfect for the brow bone highlight or throwing on the lid as a little something to wake you up. Its not incredibly pigmented, but its not a colour intended to be. I find it just right for the brow bone highlight.

Rococo (Anastasia's bodice)
Rococo is a plummy burgandy brown. I really like it as again I have nothing like this. There is obvious shimmer in the pan but it swatches more matte with a satiny sheen to it. I do wish the shimmer had come through as I imagine that would have been lovely but regardless, a pretty shade that again is unique to my collection!
My thoughts on the palette are that I am really pleased. Most of the eyeshadows are really nice, with only a couple being duds and even those can work in the right way. I liked the variety of warm and cool. Most of all I like that a lot of the shades are unique and new to my collection. I don't feel like I wasted money as this palette has provided me with 20 lovely eyeshadows that I am not only pleased with, but also unique. I found the actual texture of the shadows really really nice, they are buttery and creamy, literally melting onto the lid. Pigmentation was good for the most part, with a nice selection of neutrals so that I can use the palette on a day to day basis. Overall I'd highly recommend and while this palette isn't available anymore on the website, its definitely worth checking your local Sephora or even eBay if this palette is really drawing your attention.
For $55, I really do think the 20 eyeshadows are worth it. I feel like they are such high quality and dare I say it... even better than MAC! I said it! Definitely try to scout this out. Its an eyeshadow lovers heaven, not to mention Disney lovers!

What do you think of this palette? Beautiful right?

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Comments

  1. I really like the way these are presented and the pigmentations really good! x

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    1. Pigmentation is really nice :) Its a bit hit and miss but for the most part I really like it :)

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  2. Gorgeous! the shades look amazing and so does the pigmentation. Lovely palette!! The box is so adorable. xx

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    1. The box is definitely the best bit!

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  3. The packaging is so pretty! Lovely wearable shades too x

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    1. Totally agree, the packaging MAKES this palette :)

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  4. That palette is gorgeous! Love the shades, they all look gorgeous, and the names are cute :) Looks like they put a lot of thought into the palette, which I like! xx

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    1. Yes! I like that too, its been really thought out and I felt like I was really holding something special!

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  5. This palette looks amazing, the perfect combination of neutrals, brights and darks :)b

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    1. Yes :) Totally agree, a little something for everyone

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  6. Gosh, as a Disney lover I can really appreciate how much thought has gone into the packaging, the names and colours!
    They're beautiful shades and really wearable especially getting to Summer. xx

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    1. Yes! haha the names especially! gus gus is one of my favs as it just reminds you of the cute little mouse!

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  7. Midnight and Rococo are so so beautiful and unique! What a great value palette :)

    http://mapetiteinfini.blogspot.com

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    1. Midnight made me gasp, I just cannot get over it!

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  8. Wow so pretty!! All the colours look gorgeous and really highly pigmented :)

    Jo xx
    http://a-hint-of-glitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I agree, such a nice pigmented palette. :)

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  9. I would do bad things for this! It is stunning, brilliant post lovely xxx

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  10. What a stunning palette! You're right- all of the detailing is so cute and lovely. As always, you've photographed this so well! Super helpful. I've seen some of the Disney palettes in-store and they've all looked great. Loving all of the blue shades in this one! :)

    -Jen xo

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thank you Jen, I didn't know if it was tooo many photos but as its such a beautiful and detailed palette, I'm sure some people will appreciate them, especially disney lovers!

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  11. AHHHHHH! I loved this post and all those pictures <3 Such a gorgeous palette and I really appreciate the detail and care Sephora took with it. Are you getting the Jasmine palette? I know a friend of mine is collecting them all like a fiend. I heard the next princess is Ariel and I've been saving up for that one! For a Disney buff, this palette could have cost a leg and I would have bought it, haha! Beautiful swatches and review! :)

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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    1. Thanks Jessica :) I have got the Jasmine palette its on my to review list :) haha I am with your friend there! They are such collectable items!

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  12. Kill Joy and Chateau are so so pretty! I love how bright Royal is too. If it weren't for the slightly higher price I'd probably pick this up!

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    1. Its so expensive now on ebay :( Such a shame, stupid sephora for not shipping to the UK!

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  13. This palette is one of the most gorgeous I've seen in a while. That royal blue is just gorgeous!! I'm very tempted to grab this palette from online - It's simply stunning! So perfect! Oh, and it's Disney too - What's not to love!?

    xx

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    1. I know, its so beautiful. Hands down my most cherished and gorgeous palette in my collection! I'd definitely recommend picking it up if you see it on ebay!

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  14. Oh my, this is so adorable! All of the shades look so pretty especially the neutrals. Kill Joy and Chateau are gorgeous! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. The selection of neutrals really impressed me! Something for everyone :)

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  15. This palette and all your swatches...oh wow, the quality seems phenomenal and I love the colors! I need to check out and see if this is in singapore!

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    1. Thank you :) Definitely try get your hands on it!

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  16. This is an absolutely gorgeous item! I love Disney - they really know how to pay attention to the small details that bring everything together! The packaging is a thing of sheer beauty and some of the colours are incredible!

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    1. I love all the small details, it really makes me smile spotting something different :)

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  17. Wow, they are so pigmented! The whole set is adorable, I would be too scared to use it incase I ruined it. haha
    xo

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    1. Haha I'm like that a little bit, it definitely helps you can take the eyeshadow palette out to avoid it ruining the box :)

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