Borghese 5 Shades of Sultry Palette Review


Hey cuties! I hope you’re ready to hear about a new-to-me makeup brand because I’m ready to tell you about it! Let’s take a little visit to Italy with the line, Borghese. Ciao!

Borghese sent me several products to try, which I was obvi thrilled about! I love love LOVE getting to try brands that I’ve never experienced before. It’s like meeting a new person! So here’s the first review of a Borghese product, the Color Eclipse Eclissare 5 Shades of Sultry Palette!


Packaging: The packaging is a black, leather-like quilted material on a cardboard palette. There is a mirror on the lid portion and the palette closes via magnet. The eyeshadow pan size is slightly larger than that of Urban Decay Naked palettes.

Pigmentation: The pigmentation of these particular colors is quite good: Lit, Vapor, Smolder and Fume. Scorch, due to it’s glittery content, requires a little bit more building. I would not compare their pigmentation to something as buttery as LORAC or Inglot, but maybe just a notch below Urban Decay. I would rate pigmentation as 8/10.

Blendability: With the exception of Scorch, the shadows build and blend very nicely. None felt chalky or gritty.

Colors: I was extremely apprehensive about this palette as I rarely, if ever, wear gray tones. With my yellow skin tone and grayish green eyes, these shades have always given me a sickly look, making the whites of my eyes look yellow. This palette totally changed my mind and I think I know why. These have a metallic blue undertone and blue tones tend to brighten the whites of your eyes. The gray tones in this are not lifeless and dull as some I’ve tried previously and I couldn’t believe how much I really liked them on myself. I thought I would surely prefer the more brown/bronze-based 5 Shades of Torrid, pictured below, but I really didn’t like it nearly as much! Watch the video below for swatches and more detailed color descriptions.

Value: This retails for $29, which I think is a good value for 5 colors of decent pan size. It breaks down to $5.80 per shadow. It can be purchased from, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdale’s and select salon spas.



Swatches left to right: Lit, Vapor, Smolder, Fume, Scorch


Watch my video review below to see swatches and see the 5 Shades of Torrid and Shadow & Light Luminous Eye Palettes as well!

I’ll have a look tutorial using this coming up next too, so stay tuned!

Products were sent by Borghese for possible review. No financial compensation was received.


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