Hey guys! How’s it going? Sorry I wasn’t around on Monday but like I mentioned last Friday, I’ve been dealing with some personal stuff… but I’m back now.
So… Today’s post is going to be a review of the Sedona Lace 35 Color Intensely Warm Palette.
You ready? Let’s do this.
Now this palette might look very familiar if you’re a member of the online beauty community. This looks a lot like the insanely popular Morphe 35O palette. Here’s the thing… it’s not just a dupe… it’s pretty much the EXACT SAME THING.
It’s true. Many small cosmetics companies utilize what’s called “private labeling” for their products. What is private labeling? Here’s a definition from BusinessDictionary.com:
Brand owned not by a manufacturer or producer but by a retailer or supplier who gets its goods made by a contract manufacturer under its own label. Also called private brand.
It just so happens that Morphe and Sedona Lace are a couple of several small/indie brands that use private labeling. This is in no way a bad thing. Even bigger retailers like regional grocery store chains do this as well for their store brand goods.
But back to the palette…
The packaging is pretty much identical to the Morphe 35 shadow palettes most are familiar with, except of course this one has the Sedona Lace logo on the cover. It contains 35 shadows that are definitely on the warm side, with lots of orange and brown shades. This palette is perfect for fall, but totally workable for spring and summer too.
The size of the shadows are the same size as your standard MAC/Makeup Geek single shadows, and the quality of the shadows are good. They’re actually quite soft and buttery feeling. And the pigmentation is really good too. Some of the mattes and satin finishes don’t swatch the best (they have to be built up a little), but they apply to the eyes much better. The shimmers are very pigmented. When using an eye primer or base underneath (like I always do), these shadows last all day and don’t crease.
And onto the swatches!
So let’s talk about my ordering experience with Sedona Lace. I placed my order on a Saturday and I received it the following Tuesday. That’s fast! But I learned Sedona Lace is located in Riverview, FL, which is part of the Tampa Bay area, which is the area I live in, so that’s why it came to me so quickly.
The palette was in a box surrounded by packing peanuts and the palette itself was wrapped in a LOT of bubble wrap. So that ensured it arrived in one piece. Also, Sedona Lace has what appears to be a good return/exchange policy. They’ll accept returns within 30 days of the arrival of your order (though you have to pay for return shipping yourself). With Morphe, if you choose standard shipping and your order arrives damaged, you’re pretty much SOL (which I think stinks).
This palette retails for $18.95 (the Morphe one retails for $22.99), which I think is a great deal for a palette consisting of 35 eyeshadows, you know? Sedona Lace occasionally has flash sales and on their site, so you can always keep an eye out for a little extra savings, and they also ship world-wide! I definitely recommend checking this palette out. Also, Sedona Lace is a cruelty-free brand!
Ok that should do it for today! Do you own this palette (or the Morphe version)? What do you think of it? Tell me your thoughts below in the comments.
As always, thank you all so much for reading and your support. I’ll see you again on Friday with a new post! 🙂