Sunday, March 23, 2014

Divergent Palette--First Impressions

If you've seen this palette and weren't sure if you wanted it, YOU NEED THIS.  It's rare for me to be this excited about something, but it's seriously that good.  If you like the books or movie, you are going to love this.  If you've never heard of the books or movie, go check it out, but you're still going to love the make-up.  Plus, it's actually a really good deal when you consider all you're getting.  I am blown away with the quality of this product and how well they've tied in things from the film/books.

You get 3 eyeshadow palettes, 1 cheek palette, 4 lip glosses, and a dual-ended brush for $59.  The set is exclusive to Sephora and is currently sold out online and at a lot of stores.  If it's sold out in your area, try Sephora inside JCPenney.  They still had several in my area.

The box is HUGE, but even the big container box has lots of elements to show that a lot of attention to detail went into this product.  The ferris wheel from the movie is on the box.  The ferris wheel has raised spokes so you can feel them as you run your hand along the box. 

The box opening is at an angle, and there is just enough room to show a rainbow/holographic type pattern in the slant for the opening.

The eyeshadow palettes themselves are SO neat.  This may well be the most fun and playful make-up I own.  There are three eyeshadow palettes, and each one is themed after one of the factions from the movie/books.  Each faction has their own style, and the palettes match those styles beautifully.  But the coolest part is that each one also has a unique divergent color that's a glitter transformation shade.  The names are things like 'choose', 'diverge', 'transform'.  The packaging says that they're meant to represent the mirror themes from the movie in their colors and they do different things wet and dry.  They're meant to go over the tops of the other colors to change them, and I can say they do amazing, magical things when you use them in combination with the other colors.  Each transform color snaps off (at an angle too!) so that you can choose which faction it belongs with (how cool is that?!) and also mix and match the palettes that way.  I'd seen the snap off feature before, but I didn't realize how well made they are.  The angle movement for the diverging is cool, and there's a raised piece of metal at the split-off point.  The packaging just feels luxe and not cheap in your hand.  The best part is there are so many things that you can do with the transform shades.  If you consider you can pair all three transform colors with all 12 other shadows and do them all wet and dry for different effects, well, you could play with this palettes for weeks and still never do the same thing twice!

The colors in the palettes are all very nice and themed in well with the movie/books too.

I love lip gloss, so I am also loving that this set comes with 4 glosses.  And I also really love the brush.  I was worried about the quality of the brush, certain it would shed.  I was wrong.  It's a very high quality brush and I am so happy to have it in my collection.

This is one set that I don't think really shows across in pictures how nice it really is.  If you get the opportunity to buy one, you should.

I also really loved the movie too, if anyone was curious.

SirenPrincessBeauty Rating: A+
Disclaimer: I bought this with my own money

Divergent Multi-Piece Collector's Kit $59.50, Sephora Exclusive. Sephora is currently recommending calling customer service to find a store that has the palette.


  1. That's a lot of stuff you get for $59! I was on the fence, so if I see it, I guess I'll get it :-P

  2. I've seen this at my local Sephora and was wondering if I should get it or not. Still debating though. It is lovely!