Greetings from the Dark Side!
I am excited to show you a first look of the new Sephora Disney Storylook Palette. This is Volume 3 and it is based on Ariel from The Little Mermaid. The Little Mermaid is one of my all-time favorite Disney movies, and the Hans Christian Andersen version is my favorite fairy tale. So as you could imagine, I was very thrilled to see Sephora release an Ariel collection. So without further adieu, here is my first impression of the Ariel Storylook Palette~
If you have seen the Cinderella or Jasmine palette, you have an idea of the packaging is like. The palette comes inside a box. The outer box is really cute actually, and you can see it in the photo below:
The inside of the palette is most like the Cinderella palette; this version does not come with a blush and bronzer like the Jasmine palette. It comes with four rows of five eyeshadows, making a total of 20 colors. Personally, I prefer having five more eyeshadows than to have a blush and a bronzer. So for me, it works out that it is like the Cinderella palette.
*All colors were swatched twice over bare skin.
First ImpressionThe palette is not only pretty, but the eyeshadows are pigmented and smooth. The only colors that gave me problems were Flounder, Sebastian, and Unfortunate Souls but that is probably because they are sheer mattes (they look like they would be best as crease colors or blending colors). Sea Witch was also a little problematic because it had a rough texture, but it is pigmented so I can work with it.
I really love how the palette has a great mixture of finishes and of colors. There are mattes, frosts, glittery shimmers, and satins. There are also neutrals and bright colors. I see this as a palette that would be amazing for those of you who like both neutrals and bright colors and who like to incorporate both when creating eye looks.
Let me point out my favorite color: Caspian Sea. This is the color of this palette. It is what you would think to be a "mermaid" color. I am glad they did not skip out on this color, it would have been a shame not to have a mermaid-like eyeshadow in the Ariel palette! But now that I think about it, I really like all the colors in the palette. Ursula is probably the only color I am not loving, but maybe I will change my mind once I actually apply it on my eyelids!
Now that you see swatches and photos of the palette, what do you think of it? Is this worth the money to you?