Sephora + PANTONE UNIVERSE Emerald Collection, I wanted it. After what seems like months of waiting, the Emerald Collection is finally available. I dipped my toes in the water with the Color Theory Shadow Block - Elemental ($26). There are two other Shadow Blocks, one of which is calling my name.
Like its predecessors, this palette rivals any luxury eye shadow palette in packaging and quality. The emerald and white fitted box is special. Plus, I love the magnet closure. Here is a photo showing the clear top swung open.
Enhance and invigorate your eyes with this shadow palette that delivers a pearlized, sheer finish for a more natural look. The reflective properties of diamond dust and micro-fine platinum powder diffuse light, creating a luminous soft-focus effect. The neutral tones featured in this palette draw out a new facet of Emerald, highlighting the Color of the Year as a perfect everyday accent. No matter how you wear Emerald - from subtle to dramatic - its universally flattering tone complements and intensifies every iris.
I took swatch photos yesterday in full, morning sunshine. I swatched each shade with a sponge-tipped applicator.
What I am assuming is Camel is muddy on my skin. I can blend it with Appleblossom to give it some life, but I don't like mud on my eyes. If you can wear very warm light browns, you will feel differently about it, I'm sure.
The Emerald Shade is available in different finishes in other palettes. For example, Emerald Glitter is featured in the Shadow Box Eclipsed, and "plain" Emerald lights up the Shadow Box Bionic. There's also a Color Code Prismatic Shadow Block single eye shadow in Emerald. So many choices! I think I may have the best one, but the only way to find out whether I need more is to order them online or go to a Sephora. Hmm...I have a few things to return. I think I have a new mission.
Don't you think this palette is worth every cent of the $26 price, plus more - despite the muddy shade hiding among two beauties? You can find the Sephora + PANTONE UNIVERSE Emerald Collection at Sephora.
Photo at top courtesy of Sephora; other photos by Best Things in Beauty