Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Disney Reigning Beauties Ariel Collection by Sephora


**The products featured in this post were provided for an honest review**

I'm so excited to be showing you guys some awesome products from the Disney Reigning Beauties Collection by Sephora. As soon as I heard about this collection, I jumped at the opportunity to review some of the products! You see, The Little Mermaid was one of my favorite movies growing up. I've always been a fan of Howard Ashman's music (it runs in the family), and I still remember the puffy plastic VHS case my Little Mermaid tape came in.

This collection consists of five pieces, the Storylook Eyeshadow Palette Ariel Edition ($55), the Part of Your World Eyeshadow Palette ($30), the Mermaid Song Lipgloss Set ($38), the Kiss the Girl Eau de Parfum ($19-$58), and the Set the Mood Compact Mirror ($20). I've got three of the pieces to show you today. The packaging on these products is AMAZING. I seriously can't get over it. Everything is just so pretty. I took a lot of pictures. Let's get started!

Kiss the Girl Eau de Parfum- Feel the passion of the moment with Kiss the Girl Eau de Parfum, an invigorating new fragrance inspired by the magical moment of true love’s first kiss. Available in a Eau de Parfum Spray, 50 mL ($58), and a Roll On Eau de Parfum ($19), this captivating scent opens with a refreshing burst of bergamot, wet cucumber, and ozonic accord that is brought to life with a splash of water notes, wild lilac and starfruit, all fused together with warm sandalwood and sensual velvet sensations of ambergris to make the moment last forever.

I love the roll on perfume because it's compact, easy to throw in a purse, and it SMELLS SO GOOD. I'm really not a perfume girl. I rarely wear it at all. I just can't help myself with this one. I grab it all the time to put on. Even my fiance, who sneezes around most perfumes, loves this on me. It's light and sweet and it just smells pretty.









I'm sorry to say that this next product is no longer readily available. It's sold out on the website and hard to find in stores. But that's because it's SO PRETTY! If you can get your hands on this compact mirror, you need it in your life!

Set the Mood Compact Mirror ($20)Bat your eyes and pucker your lips with this beautifully designed deep sea treasure.
The details on this compact are so pretty. I also love the scene depicted on the top. Kiss The Girl is my favorite Little Mermaid song and this compact just looks like something a princess would have.


 



Every time I see this I picture Sebastian's voice


Part of Your World Eyeshadow Palette ($30)Open your eyes to endless possibilities with this captivating palette of four vibrant shades, including What’s-It (matte clay grey) and three glittery shades, Who’s-It (glittering white), Dinglehopper (iridescent light teal), and Snarfblat (violet with iridescent glitter). Easy to apply and blend for a variety of mesmerizing eye looks that will shimmer like the sea.

I was really excited to try this palette because I'm using it for my first makeup look for the blog! I think these four colors make for an unexpected combination but they really do work well together, with What's It being the odd-ball. They aren't super pigmented but easy to layer to build up color.

 





Who's It- glittering white
The smaller shimmer particles in Who's It make this shadow minimally powdery with not too much fallout. It works great as a highlighter.
What's It- matte clay grey
What's It is the only matte shadow in this palette and it turned out to be a pretty close match to my skin tone. I would probably use it more with other neutral shades than with this palette.
Dinglehopper- iridescent light teal
Dinglehopper was the sheerest color in the palette. One swipe barely showed any teal but did provide a pretty iridescent shimmer. This is definitely a buildable color.
Snarfblat- violet with iridescent glitter
I expected Snarfblat to be as sheer as Dinglehopper but I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong. The larger glitter particles did cause more fallout but the color payoff was worth it. This is also a buildable color, but way more pigmented than Dinglehopper.

I swatched each eye shadow on my forearm over my Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer. I found that  I got the best color pay-off when using these shadows over a primer.


Ok here it is, my eye! I used all 4 shadows to create this look and finished it off with my Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner and Benefit They're Real! Mascara. Do you know how hard it is to take pictures of your eye? Especially when your eyes are closed.





So what do you think? Do you love this collection as much as I do?


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**The products featured in this post were provided for an honest review**


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