In Our Makeup Bag: Sephora Collection Colorful Mono Eyeshadow

Is it just me or is there another “revolutionary” new makeup product introduced every freaking day?! Just walking into Ulta or Sephora (or even Walgreens!) sends many chicas into fits of hysteria, reaching for the nearest brown bag to regulate their breathing. It’s all so overwhelming.

So how can you know which product – among the sea of thousands – is the best? Which does what you need it to do? Which ones are worth the extra money? Let me help. I don’t know every beauty product out there, but I’ve tested a lot of them and I’ll let you know which are worth the money and which are not.

(Disclaimer: This product was purchased by me for review purposes. Because I can never have too much makeup!)

What it is: Sephora Collection Colorful Mono Eyeshadow

Why this should be in your bag: This is THE BEST wet/dry shadow I’ve ever tried! A versatile product like this is a necessity, especially for travel. You can bring a few of these and do completely different eye looks, mixing and matching which ones you use as liners, all-over washes and highlights. All you need is a little water to totally transform the product.

How to use it: Just like Sephora says – “apply your color dry for a natural vibe or dampen your brush and apply wet for an all-out sophisticated stare.” Personally, I use shade 06 Must Have for my daily liner. It’s a matte black (see swatches). First, get your eyeliner brush wet and rub it in the shadow, moistening it and getting some on your brush. Using a steady hand, apply to your upper lash line. If you’re feeling sassy, finish with a cat-eye by flicking your wrist up at the edge of your eyelid! (Learn how to do the perfect cat-eye right here.)

Tip: Dip a q-tip in makeup remover and use it to make the line perfectly straight. Trust me – it takes LOTS of practice to get good at wet shadow liner, but there is really nothing like it!

Left: Color Swatches! Left – Dry; Middle – Wet, 3 coats; Right – Wet, 1 coat.
Right: A sexy cat eye!

Spend the cash or simply pass? Spend, spend, spend. Sephora Collection is known for being high quality and cheaper than many other brands the store sells. I own a few of the darker shades (31 Red Wine, 41 Preppy Look) and they are perfect as liners or crease shadows for a more dramatic look. Good staying power, great pigmentation and again, versatility!

Do you own anyone Sephora shadows? What are your favorite shades?

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