Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette Review, Photos & Swatches

Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette

This summer, Sephora has launched the new Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette ($34 USD / $43 CAD), which includes a whopping 24 eyeshadows, 6 lip glosses and 5 eyeliners in a variety of shades and textures. This limited edition palette is available now at Sephora.

Sephora loves putting together these huge palettes, full of tons of different colors, textures and products, a few times a year. This summer is all about color, and this palette totally represents that. The extra large palette is long and rectangular, which a large transparent “SEPHORA” logo on the lid. Unfortunately, this means that there is no mirror at all in the palette, which is quite a disappointment.  The palette feels quite sturdy, but since it is so large, I don’t foresee many people traveling with this palette very often.

Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
The eyeshadows
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
The lip glosses
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
The eyeliners

The eyeshadows have a wonderful variety of color and texture, however they aren’t the best eyeshadows I’ve seen from Sephora, and certainly not market-wide either. Most of the eyeshadows were very dry and chalky, lacking pigmentation and applied quite patchy. A few of them were standouts, but overall I thought the formula had too much fall out, even with shimmery shades that tend to hold together better than mattes or glitters.

I felt like the quality of the eyeshadows was better than a cheap, drugstore variety palette that I see often around the holidays, however it wasn’t quite “artist” worthy in my opinion. Perhaps for practicing or doing face charts, but not so much for actual professional use. Sephora also claims the eyeshadows to be “waterproof” which just… isn’t true at all. They aren’t going to remove completely with just water, but actually claiming waterproof wear is a strong word that these eyeshadows don’t live up to.

The lip glosses were actually quite nice, except for after playing around with the eyeshadows, they became muddled with powder from the eyeshadow fall out. It would have been nice to have a cover on them, or at least be on the opposite side of the eyeliners. They had pretty good pigmentation, but they were incredibly sticky (which I don’t mind, but I know some people do). They also probably wouldn’t last more than 7-8 uses each; there just isn’t much product in those little wells.

Finally, the eyeliners weren’t too bad either. Typical eye pencils- a little dry, but with a little warming up on the back of the hand, they did apply quite nicely with minimal tugging and decent color payoff.

For the price of the palette, I feel like money would be better spent elsewhere- even if it is investing into a smaller palette. I could see this one being used for fun or practice, but not more than that.

Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette Eyeshadows
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
Eyeshadows, Swatched (1st Row)
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
Eyeshadows, Swatched (2nd Row)
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
Eyeshadows, Swatched (3rd Row)
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
Eyeshadows, Swatched (4th Row)
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
Eyeshadows, Swatched (5th Row)
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
Eyeshadows, Swatched (6th Row)
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette Lip Glosses
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
Lip Glosses, Swatched (Top to bottom in palette)
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette Eyeliners
Sephora Artist Color Box Makeup Palette
Eyeliners, Swatched (L-R: Purple, Blue, Black, Silver & Brown)

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[tab id=1]$34 USD / $43 CAD

  • Amount: 24 x 0.032oz / 6 x 0.023oz / 5 x 0.021
  • Value: $34 USD per oz / $43 CAD per oz

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[tab id=2]Limited Edition. Available now at:

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[tab id=3]One eyeshadow palette in the collection; shown here.

See the rest of the Sephora Summer 2013 coverage here.

[/tab][tab id=4]Eye shadows:
(1): Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Methicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin.
(2): Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyurethane-11, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ci 77000 (Aluminum Powder).
(3) (4) (6) (7) (9) (12) (13) : Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. (+/-) : Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491/Ci 77492/Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 75470 (Carmine).
(5) (17): Mica, Talc, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Polyurethane-11, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. (+/-) : Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491/Ci 77492/Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77000 (Aluminum Powder).
(8) (15): Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Methicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide. (+/-) : Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491/Ci 77492/Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 75470 (Carmine).
(10) (11) (16) (24): Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. (+/-) : Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491/Ci 77492/Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green).
(14): Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Ci 75470 (Carmine), Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide.
(18): Mica, Talc, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Polyethylene Terephthalate, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyurethane-11, Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Ci 77000 (Aluminum Powder).
(19) (22): Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin. (+/-) : Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines).
(20): Mica, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin.
(21): Mica, Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ci 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin.
(23): Mica, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Lip gloss:
(25) (27): Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Bht. (+/-) : Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 6/Red 7 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake).
(26): Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ci 15850 (Red 6), Phenoxyethanol, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ethylhexylglycerin, BHT.
(28): Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ci 15850 (Red 6), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ethylhexylglycerin, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), BHT.
(29): Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Phenoxyethanol, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ethylhexylglycerin, Bht, Tin Oxide.
(30): Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Phenoxyethanol, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Bht, Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Tin Oxide.

Eye pencils:
(Matte Brown) (Shimmery Purple) (Matte Turquoise) (Matte Black) (Midnight Black): Isopropyl Myristate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Octyldodecanol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Diethylhexylcyclohexane, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract. (+/-) : Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77492/Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide).
(Metallic Silver): Ci 77000 (Aluminum Powder), Isopropyl Myristate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Octyldodecanol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Diethylhexylcyclohexane, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract.[/tab]

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