Sephora PRO Palettes Review

It seems as though a slew of new eyeshadow palettes are popping up daily, each with lustworthy packaging, trendy hues and luxurious textures (some of them, even scented). But I want to bring some attention back to basics and give a shoutout to the new Sephora PRO Palettes ($85 each), which forgo the bells and whistles to deliver exactly what you want—quality, quantity and value.

There are three palettes—Warm, Cool and Editorial—each featuring 28 richly-pigmented shades in a variety of textures. The first two are filled with neutral shades in their respective undertones while the Editorial palette is filled with vibrant, artistic colours.

Sephora PRO Palettes

Each palette is quite large, but that’s not because of excess packaging—they have a minimalistic design focusing only on the eyeshadows within and extra large interior mirror. The generous pan sizes make up the majority of the palette, but the slim design keeps it practical and travel-friendly (not to mention a great value at less than $3 per shadow).

Sephora PRO Palettes

The Cool Palette has definitely become my favourite out of the three, just because I have been leaning more towards greys and mauves recently, but the Warm Palette is totally on trend for Fall with its array of burnt oranges, brick reds and golden browns. For those who can’t ever get enough colour, the Editorial Palette is a sure winner with it’s bold hues and metallic textures.

Now for the swatches (there’s lots of ’em)!

The Cool Palette

Sephora PRO Cool Palette

Sephora PRO Cool Palette (L-R) Linen, Powder, Seashell, Tulle, Latte, Flax, Violet Gray
(L-R) Linen, Powder, Seashell, Tulle, Latte, Flax, Violet Gray
Sephora PRO Cool Palette (L-R) Ballet, Cashmere, Tea Rose, Pink Champagne, Rosé, Orchid Mist, Croquis
(L-R) Ballet, Cashmere, Tea Rose, Pink Champagne, Rosé, Orchid Mist, Croquis
Sephora PRO Cool Palette (L-R) Ash, Mushroom, Fog, Graphite, Heather Grey, Mauve, Orchid
(L-R) Ash, Mushroom, Fog, Graphite, Heather Grey, Mauve, Orchid
Sephora PRO Cool Palette (L-R) Moon, Rosewood, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Espresso, Sketch, Obsidian
(L-R) Moon, Rosewood, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Espresso, Sketch, Obsidian

The Warm Palette

Sephora PRO Warm Palette

Sephora PRO Warm Palette (L-R) Canvas, Oat, Biscotti, Camel, Ochre, Saddle, Auburn
(L-R) Canvas, Oat, Biscotti, Camel, Ochre, Saddle, Auburn
Sephora PRO Warm Palette (L-R) Sand, Brass, Clay, Copper, Bronze, Adobe, Sandstone
(L-R) Sand, Brass, Clay, Copper, Bronze, Adobe, Sandstone
Sephora PRO Warm Palette (L-R) Hazelnut, Khaki, Peach, Brick, Terracotta, Burnt Umber, Chestnut
(L-R) Hazelnut, Khaki, Peach, Brick, Terracotta, Burnt Umber, Chestnut
Sephora PRO Warm Palette (L-R) Brown Sugar, Caramel, Sepia, Coconut Shell, Cocoa, Cedar, Obsidian
(L-R) Brown Sugar, Caramel, Sepia, Coconut Shell, Cocoa, Cedar, Obsidian

The Editorial Palette

Sephora PRO Editorial Palette

Sephora PRO Editorial Palette (L-R) Porcelain, White Gold, Rose Quartz, Julie T, Moonstone, Ice, Silver Coin
(L-R) Porcelain, White Gold, Rose Quartz, Julie T, Moonstone, Ice, Silver Coin
Sephora PRO Editorial Palette (L-R) Tangerine, Amy, Eliza D, Tiila, Myiesha, Electric Violet, Adi
(L-R) Tangerine, Amy, Eliza D, Tiila, Myiesha, Electric Violet, Adi
Sephora PRO Editorial Palette (L-R) Champagne, Jeffery, Helen P, Grass, Shawn, Chris, Dina
(L-R) Champagne, Jeffery, Helen P, Grass, Shawn, Chris, Dina
Sephora PRO Editorial Palette (L-R) Pink Quartz, Wendy G, Lou, Karoline, Hector E, David, Ilde
(L-R) Pink Quartz, Wendy G, Lou, Karoline, Hector E, David, Ilde

If you’re a budding makeup artist or just want a robust collection, I would encourage you to invest in these three (or at least the two neutral palettes). I did the makeup for a bridal party this past weekend and these three palettes were fantastic to work with. I was impressed time and time again with the beautiful shades, buttery textures and amazing colour payoff.

Sephora PRO Palettes retail for ($85 each and are available now for a limited time only in stores and online at sephora.ca.

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