The holiday temptation is almost done! Until everything goes on sale and you are forced to buy anything you managed to resist the first time around. With that in mind, I have my final pre-Christmas Sephora post featuring two palettes you may have to add to your wishlist last minute, the Sephora Ombre Obsession Eye Shadow Palette* and the Sephora Ombre Obsession Face Palette*.
The Sephora Ombre Obsession Eye Shadow Palette and Face Palette definitely belong together, as both have an ombre design on the front that is edged with white flecks, almost like paint splatter. The palettes are made of a heavy plastic, and both are the same thickness, with a large mirror on the lid. Really, you need both, because they belong together.
Starting off with the Sephora Ombre Obsession Eye Shadow Palette, you get 8 different pans of eyeshadow including 4 single shades and 4 larger ombre ones with three shades in them. I swatched the ombre shadows blended together, but they are definitely large enough to use as three individual shadows. You could even blend just two shades together for basically an infinite number of shadows. You can do the math.
The Sephora Ombre Obsession Eye Shadow Palette offers a great, unique mix of colours and neutrals but this is actually a case where I prefer the colourful shadows. The shades I had difficulty with were the black-green (far right) side of the green ombre, the middle and left side of the bottom brown ombre, and the silver sparkle shade I could just not get to work. The rest of the shadows were very creamy and pigmented, and I especially loved the single coppery brown, the top matte teal and the far right of the purple ombre. Ultimately, this palette is fun mix of colours with a gorgeous exterior and interior design.
The Sephora Ombre Obsession Face Palette has a circle design and the inside layout has 9 different pans of shadow. There are 4 ombre shades, 4 solid shades, and a highlight in the middle. Unlike the eye shadows, I can’t see myself using only part of an ombre shade because I use a much larger brush for blush and like to swirl it. I’ve also swirled the ombre shades when swatching them.
I am really impressed with the formula of almost every shade in the Sephora Ombre Obsession Face Palette. The blushes are creamy and pigmented, and there’s a great mix of colours. A few shades are a little more shimmery, but there are also a lot of satin options. I really adore the pink leaning highlight (far right swatch), the purplish ombre (third), and the peachy golden ombre (third from right). The only shade that was a little more difficult was the pale peach that is fourth from the right. Overall though, this palette is stunning and the only issue I have is that I don’t reach a lot for blush palettes.
In the above look I am wearing the single chartreuse from the Sephora Ombre Obsession Eye Shadow Palette on my inner corner and then a blend of the ombre green on the rest of my lid, darkening up towards the crease. I am also wearing the Sephora Ombre Obsession Face Palette, but I got a little too heavy handed with the creamy, pigmented, shades and then got a little too enthusiastic at blending them out so it’s a bit subtle in photos. The shade I applied is the satin rose, and I also used the stunning highlight on my cheekbones and cupid’s bow.
Both the Sephora Ombre Obsession Eye Shadow Palette and Face Palette would make gorgeous gifts, and since every palette needs a BFF you’ll obviously want to pick up both. If only one makes the cut, my prefer is for the consistency of the stunning Face Palette. What do you think of these palettes? Could you break this duo up?