Tuesday, March 11, 2014

you're the one. the one i've been looking for.

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:

As you can see from the swatches, the colours aren't very intense - which can be a good thing if you're not a huge colour fan, like me. Otherwise, you may wind up feeling disappointed with it. While the packaging is adorable - and it's great to add to your collection - I wouldn't say that this palette is the be-all-end-all.

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?

xo Shannon


  1. Very pretty and nice to step out of your comfort zone once in awhile!

  2. This looks like such an awesome palette!! Gorgeous look you did!

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  3. The shade Blue Lagoon looks gorgeous! Love the look you created!

  4. love

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  6. those colors are beautiful !! love it

  7. Ugh I love this, I'm so bummed I missed out on the Jasmine one :(

  8. I love the colours in this palette:)

  9. Amo Ariel, amo i film della Disney e questa palette è stupenda. Purtroppo in Italia non è mai arrivata :( Scusa se ho scritto in italiano ma in inglese sono un disastro :)

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  12. Oh wow those colours are gorgeous!
    I love what you've done to your eyes too.
    You look lovely Shannon :) xx


  13. We love Disney! And The Little Mermaid is one of my favourites :) Gorgeous photos! xx


  14. So pretty! I love Disney, and although I didn't pick up the previous palettes, I'm really hoping the new princess they release is Belle. I love her! Its such a shame that the color pay off isn't that great in this one.

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  15. Great doll! Im loving the shadows!
    Keep it up! kisses from Miami,

  16. How cool! I too love anything Disney! The Little Mermaid is one if my favorites! These colors are perfect and they look amazing on you!


  17. very very nice eyeshadows!!!


  18. That palette is so super beautiful, I'm delighted!


  19. You make the best eye looks, I wouldn't be able to do such a make up even with the best palettes ever ! You look so beautiful =)

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  20. OK this is GORGEOUS! And your eye makeup in ON POINT! Gorgeous!!!!! xo


  21. You look amazing! Obviously you're talented, because I'd never be able to apply eyeshadow like that.

    I'm a big fan of neutrals, but I do love a pop of colour from time to time. These look very rich, which I like.

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  22. gorgeousssssss. i wish i could be as skilled in makeup. i just can't!

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  23. Oh you look truly stunning with this smoky eyes make-up, gorgeous dear! Beautiful eye-shadows pallet




  24. Amazing palette!!!
    I love your eyes make-up Shannon!!!!!

  25. wow, really nice colours! love them.
    kisses to you
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  26. I do not own that palette but the colors are amazing!!

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  28. i really love how you put your eyeshadow. it looks amazing
    and that palette just simple gorgeous
    super love it. i'm thinking of buying it now
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  30. I love this palette !

    super pretty !

    ella x


  31. I was able to get my hands on this palette, and I really like it! I'm not super in love because of the pigmentation, but it is a pretty palette!


  32. The Little Mermaid is my FAVE!!!!!!!!!!! Great palette to represent the sea and Ariel!

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