By some stroke of luck, on our visit to Disneyland to get the Halloween Minnie demitasse 2013 mug, we stopped by Sephora at Downtown Disney to see if there was anything interesting. We saw that the Ariel display had returned even though they took it out for a while, and next to Ariel’s collection was Cinderella’s storylook palette. It was a sign that we needed to get it so J immediately grabbed it and the rest is history.
I don’t know why we were so hesitant about purchasing it before. Maybe because we thought it would be too blue or didn’t have even “everyday” colors, but after swatching and playing around with this palette, it actually is quite beautifully curated. I’ve yet to be disappointed in a Storylook palette and I’m glad that we are able to complete our collection.
It’s safe to say that the packaging on all these Disney Collection by Sephora items are super pretty. The Cinderella one is no different, although Ariel had the best in my opinion.
While there are a lot of blues in this palette, there are also a lot of neutrals. As always, these are photographed in sunlight and swatched without primer. I feel like that is a better representation of what the colors actually look like.
I just can never keep these palettes clean! Pardon the fallout around the pans, I was too eager to swatch the colors that I forgot to clean up before I took the picture.
My favorite rows to swatch were probably rows 3 and 4, so the last two rows. The colors from those two are so pretty and buttery and insanely pigmented. I was really impressed with how Charming swatched, it looks so unassuming and lackluster in the pan. I thought it’d actually be quite chalky and have no pigmentation whatsoever, but after swatching it actually has a beautiful metallic/frosty sheen and some silver undertones. There are a few chalky shadows, you might be able to tell from the pictures. Fairy Godmother, Cinderelly, and Glass Slipper were pretty chalky and took a few more swipes to build color. Rococo is a bit patchy and needed to be built upon to get full pigmentation, although the color itself is quite nice-it’s a deepened plum color. Gus Gus in the picture looks like a pale yellow, but in person it’s much more golden.
All Aglow is hard to capture in photos, but in person it’s a really lovely color that has a lot of shine to it. Cinders is black with some gold flecks in it and Midnight is a lovely dark blue with some silvery blue glitter in it.
I’ve used some of the shadows for work and they wear really well. I used All Aglow all over the lid, Palace in the crease, and Drizella in the outer V. I also mixed Drizella with a little Jaq to deepen it up a little bit. That wore beautifully throughout a 9hr shift and there was no creasing. I also wore Kill Joy all over the lid with Rococo in the crease and Cinders in the outer v for a more taupe-smokey look. Kill Joy did crease a little bit towards the end of a 9 hr shift, but only ever so slightly. I’ve had much worse creasing before. I wore all these without primer. I’ve also worn Gus Gus with Chateau in the crease and Cinders in the outer V.
All in all, this was definitely worth picking up and I’m glad it’s found a home in our collection. I’m debating about getting the quad just so the collection is really complete, but I really have no desire for that quad.
Until our next adventure,