Ohh, the Possibilities

A month or two ago, I was doing a litte shopping with three of my best girlfriends. We, of course, happened upon Sepohra and thought that we could all use a few necessities, so we went inside.

First, we went in all different directions and sampled about 452 products. After a while, one of the helpful saleswomen offered to show me a few different eye makeup looks. Since that’s what I was on the prowl for, I agreed.

Fifteen minutes later, all four of my girlfriends and I had been given an eye makeup makeover. Twenty minutes later, all four of us walked out of Sephora with this little beauty:

Sephora Palette

I think it was priced at $23 dollars which I thought was a pretty good bargain.

It has eye shadows (which is the reason I bought it), lipsticks, blushes, and a bronzer inside.

The Goods

Now I know that there are negatives to such a palette of makeup.

  1. I know not all of them will flatter me.
  2. I will use some products more quickly than others, so that some of them will eventually be empty while others are full.
  3. The tools that come with the set are awful and should be trashed immediately.

Those things aside, I thought it was a pretty great bargain for a bunch of fun shadows. I’m not much of a lipstick girl, but I have tried a couple of them and they are very smooth and not too sticky.

When I bought the kit, the saleswoman showed us several fun looks that you can make using this kit.

The Blue Look:

Blue Shadows

I’ll admit: when she pulled out the blue shadows, I silently screamed in my head that I was soo over the ’80s and was terrified of that blue. In the end, however, I don’t hate it. It looks very soft and pretty in person.

The Green Look:


I think that greens look pretty good with brown eyes, so I like this one a lot. I definitely head to the greens when I open the palette.

The Bridal Look:


I adore this look! I used lots of purples and pinks to make a very soft, pretty look.

The Denim Look:

Denim Rock

My camera isn’t the best (Canon, are you listening?), but in this look I have navy on the outer corners and a silvery color on the inner corners. The color fades in intensity from the outer corners to the inner corners. I felt very cool with this on! (And I used the lipstick, but I didn’t really like this color at all…)

Anyway, I think the palette is fun because it offers me a lot of variety for a relatively low cost. I only spent about $7 or $8 dollars more than I would have spent on a single shadow from Clinique, so it definitely doesn’t break the bank.

One thing that I love with the shadows is that I can use any of the colors as a liner. I just put a drop of eyedrops directly onto the shadow and use a stiff brush to apply the wet shadow… viola, instant eyeliner.

Have you ever used a palette of makeup (besides the one you bought from the drugstore when you turned 12 and had some babysitting money)? Do you like it or dislike it?

Also, what do you think of using all that color in my eyeshadow looks? Do I look like I just stepped out of the ’80s?

Can somebody pass the Aqua Net?

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Written by Jo-Lynne Shane, a professional lifestyle blogger, brand advocate and community manager. Named one of Nielsen’s 50 Most Influential Women in Social Media, Jo-Lynne is best known for her award-winning lifestyle blog, Musings of a Housewife, where she dishes up an assortment of food, fashion, fitness and family travel. She has been featured on Mothering.com, Southern Living Magazine, CNN.com and in Cosmopolitan Magazine. In the local sphere, Jo-Lynne facilitates the vibrant networking group Philly Social Media Moms, providing community, support and education for 200 area bloggers. Jo-Lynne lives and works from home in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband of 17 years, three lively children and one extremely spoiled shih tzu named Savannah.


  1. I actually purchased this exact palette earlier this summer for my little sister! For the money, it’s a good way to experiment with different colours.

  2. I love that Sephora palette! I bought it as a gift about two months ago for a friend (I would have gotten one for myself, except that I have about 2,841 colours of eyeshadow already and not all of them show on brown girls).

    When I was in my early twenties my mother was in her mid-forties and buying a lot of age-reversing Estee Lauder stuff, and getting a lot of their gift palettes – really massively evil-1980s-soap-opera-villainess stuff, all dark maroons and browns and very hostile beiges and charcoals. They turned me off the idea of buying eyeshadows in a palette because I got the idea that you had to use the colours together if they came together… and that never looked good on me. :-S

  3. Stephanie says:

    I am totally going to order this! thanks for posting it. I cannot wait to get it

  4. Stephanie says:

    I cannot find this anywhere in Illinois and it is sold out on line. If you still have them out by you PLEASE e-mail me.


  5. You look so beautiful in all of these shots – nice job with those colors. Those palettes look like heaven!