Anyway, I was astonished to find the Ariel Storylook Palette when I opened it! As it turns out, he actually read my blog and saw the Wishlist Wednesday post I made about it. I - just - wow. Major boyfriend points there. I mean, there was definitely some arm-flapping and odd noises made when I saw what it was. It was embarrassing. Good thing my whole family was there to see it.
The Sephora Ariel Storylook palette comes in a tray that slide outs from its decorative box. The box is one of my favorite things about this palette! It's embossed, shiny, and really nice art. The box that it came in is even nicer...
|I can't. I just can't. IT'S SO PRETTY. I can't throw that out.|
|(L-R) Blue Lagoon, Scuttle, Flounder, Sebastian, Flotsam|
|(L-R) Sea Shells, Les Poissons, Caspian Sea, Your Voice, Unfortunate Souls|
|(L-R) Atlantica,Fins, Sick of Swimmin', Ursula, Sha la la|
|(L-R) Triton, Wanderin' Free, Jetsam, Sea Witch, Treasures Untold|
Though most of these shadows are nicely pigmented, a handful of them are chalky (especially the matte colors). The formulation for the metallic/satin finish shadows is actually very rich and buttery. All of the shadows, however, are quite powdery, so they're not the cleanest to work with. However, I do enjoy the mix of neutrals and colors and find them to be nicely versatile. The best shadows, formulation wise, are Triton, the gorgeous, velvety gold, and Your Voice, a solid silver. My next favorites are Les Poissons, Scuttle, and Sick of Swimmin'.
Here are two looks I created with this palette:
|Wanderin' Free all over lid, Les Poissons in crease, Flounder in inner corner and browbone, Ursula along lower lash line.|
|Blue Lagoon on outer third, Flounder on inner third and browbone, Unfortunate Souls and Caspian Sea in crease, Unfortunate Souls on lower lash line.|
Did you manage to snag this palette (or any of the past Sephora Storylook palettes?) I'm curious! Let me know in a comment!
As always, thanks for reading!
Until next time,