If you're anything like me, Disney movies are a pretty big deal. In fact, anything Disney is a pretty big deal....especially makeup. It's nice when two things you love come together. A little while back, Sephora released their Little Mermaid inspired line. It included nail polish, lip products, perfume, and yes, even eyeshadow. I received the Ariel Storylook Eyeshadow Palette a little while back and I've been trying to use it as much as possible.
At first, I was a little hesitant. The colours were so bright and bold. When it comes to my day-to-day eyeshadow shades, I am all about creating drama with neutrals. So, these colours were a little out of my comfort zone. Blues, greens, pinks....oh my! Even though these colours are different than what I normally wear, I've been having a lot of fun experimenting with them. I guess it's nice to get out of your makeup rut every now and again.
Are you ready to take a look at the Ariel palette and find out my thoughts? Here is a closer look at the shades included in this 20-shadow set.
As you can see from the pictures above, this set has a lot of different shades to choose from. They definitely stick with the under water theme! Lots of blues, greens, and pinks to create the perfect look. There are also a lot of different finishes to choose from: a few matte, some shimmery ones, and some with flecks of glitter. That means whatever type of look you're going for, you can make it happen. I definitely enjoyed the variety available.
I also really loved the theme of the palette. From the super cute packaging to the adorable eyeshadow names (Your Voice, Scuttle, and so on. Super cute!) they really made the set feel special.
What I didn't love so much? The colour pay off. Some shades were more pigmented than others, which led to a few disappointing swatches. (For instance, there was this gorgeous looking turquoise shade included that just didn't give the look I hoped for. Such a shame!) Let's take a look at the swatches:
I also own the Cinderella palette from the Princess line, and was far more impressed with that one than the Ariel one. That's not to say it isn't good. It is! It's just not the best ever. So, you may want to keep that in mind before you pick this one up.
Here is a picture of the Ariel Storylook Eyeshadow Palette in action:
Do you own this palette? What do you think of the eyeshadow shades?