Sephora & Disney Ariel Collection: Part of your World Quad Review & Swatches
Hey everyone. So today I have yet another Disney review (and yes I promise they are going to stop soon!) Today I am reviewing the quad in the collection. I have grown to be very fond of the quads in these collections, collecting them all as the colour range seems to be a little bit more specific. In the Cinderella quad you found light blues reminiscent of her dress while in Jasmines, you had blues that were eerily similar to her outfit. The Part of your World quad includes a green and purple, which to me, look verrrry similar to that of Ariels tail and bikini top :) Hence why I like collecting them, as they seem more personal to me.
As with all these reviews, I'll start with packing and try not to get too carried away.
No promises though!
Again, the boxes in the Ariel collection include blue and turquoise hues, perfect for an Under the Sea collection wouldn't you say? Pretty silver accents line the box, with pictures of seashells, waves and if you look closely, even Sebastian! The top of the box like everything in these collections includes the quote " Dreams are realities in waiting". Kind of an odd choice of quote and definitely not my favourite, but fitting I guess! On the back you have the eyeshadow shade names and the fun barcode in the shape of Ariel's palace surrounding by a little silhouette of the princess herself with her sidekick Sebastian!
The actual palette itself shows a beautiful scene from the movie, with Ariel sitting on a rock glancing at the sky with the moonlight behind her. The pictures on the front of these are always more likened with artwork in my opinion and I always fall in love with them. Around the outside you will find a pretty border of seashells and the trademark "A" is also embossed, much likened to waves I would say! (Jasmines "J" looked like a magic lamp and Cinderella's "C" a pumpkin carriage! Inside you'll find the 4 eyeshadows, with a huge mirror and the quote written across the bottom, along with two little brush thingys which I myself put into a pot and use for swatching and the like.
So when I read reviews while waiting for my quad to be delivered, I found myself disappointed. They were pretty dismal, with lack of pigmentation and chalky texture.. Now I always do my swatches over a primer with 2 strokes, similarly to how I would apply on my own eye. I think if you want to see the best in an eyeshadow, use a primer. The difference is amazing and I wrote about it here. I want the eyeshadows to be the best they can be, so naturally using a primer and therefore swatching over a primer makes sense to me. However I have been criticized for this, so I feel I should make it more known in my posts. The eyeshadows above are using a primer with two swipes of product and I myself found no problems with 3 out of the 4 eyeshadows, the only being disappointing was "Whats it" (the taupy purple) but even that I will use for blending out so when there is a will there's a way! Overall I did find the eyeshadows to not be as buttery soft and easy to use as the others, but generally I found them great, especially Snarfblat (that bold glittery purple). Dinglehopper (the seafoam green)could have been better, but I really think its nice for daytime being soft and sheer. I really have no problems with the quad and will definitely get a lot of use from it. Maybe i'm just blinded my love for this collection though ;)
So anyways, generally I do think its worth a buy! Especially if you are a huge Ariel or Disney fan. Just make sure you use a sticky base, otherwise, its not gonna be pretty! You can buy this from your local Sephora if you live in the US/Canada or online here for $30.00 and it is still available! UK lovely people can buy it here from Roses Beauty Store for £35!