Sephora’s house brand’s spring collection is called Moroccan Sunrise, and it could not be more appropriately named. This collection caught my attention as soon as it appeared online — the packaging is right up my aesthetic alley.
Packaging is definitely a big part of the collection, which includes a plethora of makeup bags, travel-ready brush sets, and accessories (nail files, compact mirrors, a perfume atomizer). The actual makeup offering includes a 5-color eyeshadow palette, 4 shades of lipgloss, and a shimmery loose bronzer.
The eyeshadow compact is $32, and the shadows themselves feel like suede (a good thing; they’re soft and pigmented). The shades are sparkly tangerine (gold sparkles), frosty champagne, frosty warm brown, matte medium brown, and a sparkly pink. If anyone knows how to wear orange eyeshadow, I am all ears.
I was inspired to try the orange and pink shades as blushes, but the sparkles became much more noticeable when I sheered them out — probably more noticeable than you want in a blush.
The four lipglosses are matte, and quite opaque — I’d say medium-to-full coverage. They have doe’s foot wands, and though I didn’t test them on my lips, they felt quite sticky on my arm. These are each $15. Sephora’s website describes these as lipstick and gloss in one — I wouldn’t have realized if I hadn’t read it. Though they offer good coverage for a gloss, they feel like a sticky gloss (unlike the more liquid-lipstick feel of Laura Mercier’s Lip Velvets, Dior’s Creme de Gloss, and Givenchy’s Lady Pulp Gloss). The four shades are Naked Peach, Pink Coffee, Rosenberry, and Sultry Spice.