Sephora x Disney Jasmine Magic Carpet Ride Palette Review, Swatches, Photos

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sephora Disney review - Jasmine eyeshadow palette A

The product: Disney Jasmine Collection by Sephora Magic Carpet Ride Eyeshadow Palette

The new Sephora x Disney Ariel collection is still just that side of available (well, other than the Storylook Eyeshadow Palette, $55 USD/$66 CAD), but for those of us who can’t wait, Sephora already has a gorgeous Disney collection out & ready for the hauling.

Today’s review is of a beautiful, Aladin-inspired eyeshadow palette, on shelves now.

Sephora Disney Jasmine review swatches Magic Carpet Ride

The overall aesthetic

There are four shades in the Magic Carpet Ride Eyeshadow Palette, all of which are named with overwhelming confusion. Sephora’s descriptions of these shades doesn’t quite seem to match up with their placement in the palette, so instead: there’s a taupey lilac, a dark plum, a shimmering peach, and a bright blue.

The palette is rather summery overall, and the shades serve easily as an all-over wash, crease shade, highlighter, and “pop of colour,” respectively. I can’t see myself wearing all four of the shades at once (I’m not quite that bold, I’m afraid), but you can definitely put together a handful of different eye looks with just this palette!

Disney Sephora review - Magic Carpet Ride

The textures & shades

The taupey lilac looks more silver in the pan, but swatches as more of a purple taupe on my skin — I bet it would look more silvered on someone warmer. A true frost, it applies uniformly with finely-milled shimmer throughout; beautiful and subtle whilst still adding colour and lightness to the eye area.

Next to it, the dark plum stands alone from the other shades. Much drier in texture, it’s more of a matte plum with blue and fuchsia micro-shimmer shot through it for depth: gorgeous and not unlike a starry night on LSD.

Sephora Disney Jasmine Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Sephora x Disney Magic Carpet Ride swatches in warm, indirect sunlight

On the bottom, a light peach provides shimmering, slightly-chunky texture. It’s sure to make a standout inner corner highlighter on any skintone, but this buttery eyeshadow has a much more “aggressive” shimmer to it than the lilac — closer to the glitter end of the spectrum.

Finally, the bright blue. It’s not as smooth as the peach, but not as hard the lilac. Think of it as the shimmer to the lilac’s frost and the peach’s glitter; this medium-sheer shimmer feels vibrant, beachy, and surprisingly on-trend.

Sephora Disney Jasmine Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Magic Carpet Ride Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Swatched on primed skin; indirect sunlight

The fallout

I’m not entirely sure which eyeshadow is at fault (if I had to guess, I’d say the plum), but an eye look with this palette always involves glittery fallout during placement and blending. Whether it’s over a primer or foiled, even a stiff tap doesn’t get all of the glitter chunks off. Be prepared to use a shadow shield… or suffer the consequences of fairydust cheeks throughout the day (or night).

Disney Jasmine + Sephora Magic Carpet Ride Eyeshadow Palette review

The verdict?

At $36 CAD, I don’t think this palette is a must-have — but it’s still a good palette, and is nice to have if you love the shades inside. The amount of shimmer fallout means that these eyeshadows fall (ha!) short of great, but it’s not an uncommon sight: even well-loved brands like Urban Decay and Stila are often guilty of their over-shimmery eyeshadows dropping down.

Overall, Magic Carpet Ride is a pretty, well-packaged palette that houses four beautiful eyeshadows. It has its flaws, but makes up for them with a cohesive, summery aesthetic that I think many beauty addicts will love.

Availability: Limited edition this Spring/Summer at Sephora, $30 USD/$36 CAD.

P.S. If you wanted to pick anything up from the Cinderella collection, make sure to do it now (before Ariel launches)! Once Ariel is up, I have a feeling that Cinderella will be coming off shelves for good.

Sephora Jasmine Magic Carpet Ride Palette

The ingredients

Talc, Triethylhexanoin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Carbonate, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Hexylene Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane , Tin Oxide Tocopheryl Acetate, Carmine.

+/- Mica (CI 77091), Iron Oxides (CI 7749l, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891) Ultramarines (Cl 77007), Blue 1 Lake, Manganese Violet, Bismuth Oxychloride, Ferric Ferrocyanide.

Sephora Disney Jasmine Magic Carpet Ride Palette

Sephora x Disney Eyeshadow Palette – Magic Carpet Ride (Jasmine)

Sephora Magic Carpet Ride Eyeshadow Palette review

Sephora x Disney Jasmine Magic Carpet Ride Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Disney Jasmine Magic Carpet Ride Eyeshadow Palette swatches

 Magic Carpet Ride Eyeshadow Palette swatches on primed skin

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12 Responses to “Sephora x Disney Jasmine Magic Carpet Ride Palette Review, Swatches, Photos”

  1. Enchanting ;-)
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  2. Such pretty colors… A really nice little palette!
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  3. That blue!!!
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  6. Angela, on June 15th, 2013 at 6:24 pm said:

    Beautiful pictures! I really dislike shimmer on my cheeks though.
    I bought the Sephora nail polish set that’s with Jasmine collection and I love every one of their colors!

  7. Did to pick up anything for this collection? It's all equally magical, I promise! ;)

  8. I'm a little smitten with it! The combination of shades is just perfect. :)

  9. I know! //flails I feel like we've seen a ton of this blue this summer — I have three VERY similar shades from Sephora Collection, Armani Spring, & the Shu unmask collection, too.

  10. Thanks, Angela! I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying your "loot" ;)

  11. Looks a lot like a clarins palette on the inside to me! I really like the jewel toned shades! This summer I want either pops of brights or just a sweep of a single neutral! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Do you mean with all the gold, Sharlynn? I can't say I'd ever have compared the two on my own, but I can kind of see where you're coming from! :)

    The feel of the palettes is pretty different in real life (maybe that's why I didn't see it), with the Clarins palettes feeling a little more sleek & luxe and the Jasmine palette feeling a little larger & sturdier. Hmm…

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