Sephora + Pantone Universe Facets of Marsala Eyeshadow Palette


When I saw that the Facets of Marsala eyeshadow palette was sold out online, I decided to head to my local Sephora and pick it up. I’m glad that I did, because it was the LAST ONE in the store, and I didn’t want to miss out on it. When the sales associate saw me holding it, she ran up to me excitedly and said it was an amazing palette, had the same quality as Urban Decay shadows, that all of the associates purchased one, and that people have been calling to order it over the phone. I could tell she was genuinely excited and not trying to be pushy either, because I told her I came in just to buy it, and she told me all about her favorite shades in the palette.


The packaging of this palette is just gorgeous, and it’s functional too. It is nice and slim, and just plain pretty to look at, even though the mirrored part does get covered with fingerprints easily. The back of the palette has all of the eyeshadow names on it.


The outer part of the box that the palette is housed in has all of the corresponding Pantone names on it.


These are gorgeous colors. The sales associate told me her favorite shade is the second gold color in the third row.

m2First row swatches

m3Second row swatches

M4Third row swatches

M5Fourth row swatches

I’m really impressed with the pigmentation and the quality of the shadows. There are some shades with glitter that do have some fall out, but that is pretty standard with any glitter shadow. The quality really does remind of me Urban Decay (These swatches are not over primer).


I had no problems with wear or application. With a primer like I always use, the shadows stayed on just as long as my other high-end shadows. They are easy to blend and glide on with a good eyeshadow brush. I don’t know how they perform without a primer, because I always wear one.

I LOVE this palette and am so happy that I bought it. The colors are even prettier and more vibrant in person. If you’re thinking about picking this up, definitely head to Sephora and check it out before it is gone! I’m so glad that I did! I’m cutting back on palettes this year so I can enjoy the shadows I already have (more on that later), but am allowing myself 3 palette purchases in 2015 if they seem special enough, and this one definitely made it into that category.

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4 Responses to Sephora + Pantone Universe Facets of Marsala Eyeshadow Palette

  1. Lia says:

    The palette is looking so nice. I love marsala color 🙂

  2. Rachel says:

    I bought this palette as soon as I saw Temptalia’s sneak peek and was not disappointed! It’s absolutely gorgeous and so soft and buttery! I only found a couple of duds in the palette, and they were the two cooler toned shades (the blue and the silver next to it) that I probably wouldn’t even use when working with marsala. I love the metallic marsala, the shimmery neutral (second to last, first row), and the Club-type shade (second to last, bottom row)! I’ve always had a love for red eyeshadow, so marsala being the color of the year has been great for me! I also have the lipstick, which is gorgeous with a nice formula (but a little stinky), and I’m still hoping to get my mitts on the blush palette!

    • MelissaC says:

      I agree that those two shades are the duds of the palette due to the glitter. I LOVE the metallic marsala too, and the gold colors. I do not have the lipstick but I kind of want to pick up the brush!

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