Divergent Limited Edition Multi-Piece Collector's Makeup Kit
Divergent Limited Edition Multi-Piece Collector’s Makeup Kit

If you’ve been paying any attention to commercials these past few months you’ll know Divergent is coming to theaters March 21st. This is the latest book to movie installment in the dystopian future society with a girl fighting against the “machine” scenario (a la Hunger Games). The series is authored by Veronica Roth and I am currently reading the trilogy so no spoilers please!

This set came up as a VIB Rouge Exclusive last week which is Sephora’s latest way of appeasing their highest reward holders: a product will go on sale for a few days first to VIB Rouge’s, then VIBs, and then to the general public. It is currently sold out on the website and since the movie is coming soon, I’m pretty sure it will hit stores as well but you can sign up for email alerts here when it comes back in the meantime. There is also a LE nail polish set, as well as a smaller cheek, eye, and lip set.
As far as I can tell this set has been manufactured by Sephora and the production company of the movie. The insert says this is distributed by HCT Group (check out their beauty site here) which seems to have done packaging (and perhaps some private label cosmetics?) for Laura Mercier, Kat Von D, and Hard Candy. The set mentions nothing about Sephora specifically but this collection is exclusive to Sephora.
On to the good stuff!
Divergent Limited Edition Multi-Piece Collector's Makeup Kit
Divergent Limited Edition Multi-Piece Collector’s Kit

I haven’t quite reached this point in the book yet but I know the Ferris Wheel plays a part in the Dauntless Faction and the front of this set is a giant holographic Ferris Wheel. It has the word Divergent on the side where the set opens up (first picture in this post)

For a little bit of background without any spoilers: the book is set in the future in what used to be Chicago. Due to a war society has been split up into 5 Factions:
  • Abnegation- values selflessness
  • Erudite – values knowledge
  • Amity – values peace
  • Dauntless – values bravery
  • Candor – values honesty

The books beginning premise is that the main character Beatrice is sixteen and must now choose which Faction she will belong to for the rest of her life….from the commercials you know that she ends up being branded as Divergent meaning she can fit into multiple Factions – which is dangerous in this world.  This set includes eye sets for Abnegation, Dauntless, and Erudite only which if you read the book you’ll know the significance of this.

Divergent Limited Edition Multi-Piece Collector's Makeup Kit
Divergent Limited Edition Multi-Piece Collector’s Makeup Kit

Inside the set are three eye palettes and a cheek palette stamped with the Ferris Wheel as well as four high shine lip glosses and a double ended cheek and eye brush. The set also includes Get the Look cards for the three Eye palettes.

Divergent Limited Edition Multi-Piece Collector's Makeup Kit Double-Ended Eye and Cheek Brush
Divergent Limited Edition Multi-Piece Collector’s Makeup Kit
Double-Ended Eye and Cheek Brush

The brush included in this set is your standard synthetic brush. I’m not a big fan of double ended brushes but this one gets the job done sufficiently well.

Divergent Limited Edition Multi-Piece Collector's Makeup Kit
Divergent Limited Edition Multi-Piece Collector’s Makeup Kit

The eye palettes all contain four High Pigment Eye Shadows and one High Gloss Transforming Eye Shadow (can be used wet or dry) that can be snapped off and swapped between all palettes. See what they did there with the divergence? Haha. On my lids these shadows have great pigmentation, and the transforming eye shades have minimal fallout.

Divergent High-Pigmented Eyeshadow Dauntless Eye Palette
Divergent High-Pigmented Eyeshadow
Dauntless Eye Palette
Divergent High-Pigmented Eyeshadow Dauntless Eye Palette
Divergent High-Pigmented Eyeshadow
Dauntless Eye Palette

Each eye set comes with a mirror which is nice especially if you wanted to break the set up and gift one eye and lip look to someone. The Dauntless palette features the boldest colors in the set. The High Gloss Transforming Shadow in Diverge is one of my favorites. It’s a green with silver and gold flecks that changes depending on how the light hits it which is so pretty on the eye. Erudite Sapphire is another one of my favorites, who doesn’t love a good blue shadow?!

Divergent High-Pigmented Eyeshadow Abnegation Eye Palette
Divergent High-Pigmented Eyeshadow
Abnegation Eye Palette
Divergent High-Pigmented Eyeshadow Abnegation Eye Palette
Divergent High-Pigmented Eyeshadow
Abnegation Eye Palette

The Abnegation palette has the colors that are least likely to draw attention to yourself which is a hallmark of the Abnegation faction; no mirrors, no self indulgence, and no vanity. This set is perfect for everyday as it contains a great brown in Bold Espresso for a crease color, great lid shades in Intrepid Moss and Golden Honesty and a subtle highlight shade in Altruistic Almond. The High Gloss shade in this set is very demure and adds just a hint of sparkle when used as a top coat over the other shadows.

Divergent High-Pigmented Eyeshadow
Erudite Eye Palette
Divergent High-Pigmented Eyeshadow Erudite Eye Palette
Divergent High-Pigmented Eyeshadow
Erudite Eye Palette

The Erudite palette is also one that contains more neutral tones that you may expect from someone focused on the pursuit of knowledge. The High Gloss shade Choose is warmer than the above mentioned Transform.

Long-wear Blush Divergent Cheek Palette
Long-wear Blush
Divergent Cheek Palette
Long-wear Blush Divergent Cheek Palette
Long-wear Blush
Divergent Cheek Palette
Obscure Coral, Misty Rose, Gleaming Pearl, Intelligent Bronze

Blush. I am having a blush love moment in my life and I can’t get enough of ANY blush. These two shades Obscure Coral and Misty Rose are beautiful on my brown skin. I like that they included one shimmer and one matte to please everyone. The Illuminator in Gleaming Pearl is a pleasant surprise. In the pan it looks very white which can be intimidating for brown skin but swatched it has a gold reflect and when applied sheerly on the cheekbones it’s heavenly! Intelligent Bronze is pretty much my skintone…which is the story of my life with most mass market bronzers.

Divergent High Shine Lipgloss Fear Not, Supreme Ritual, Natural Virtue, Temptation's Choice
Divergent High Shine Lipgloss
Fear Not, Supreme Ritual, Natural Virtue, Temptation’s Choice
Divergent High Shine Lipgloss Fear Not, Supreme Ritual, Natural Virtue, Temptation's Choice
Divergent High Shine Lipgloss
Fear Not, Supreme Ritual, Natural Virtue, Temptation’s Choice

I’m not a huge fan of lipgloss but the packaging on these sure is cute. They also look like some of the ones Hourglass makes which makes you go hmm. As you can see they are very sheer in the swatches above and on my pigmented lips they show up even sheerer than this arm swatch. I think they would be good to use over a matte lip to give it a tiny slight hint of sparkle.

Last but certainly not least we have one of the face cards that comes in the kit. They are double sided with a night and day look for each of the three eye palettes included.
I am so in love with this kit. I think it was executed wonderfully in pigmentation and how it coordinates to the themes of the Factions from the book. I know some people think it’s weird there’s even a makeup set for this set of books as no makeup was specifically mentioned but…..in my head all characters in all books wear makeup. There’s ALWAYS a need for a makeup set. Am I right?
Whew! This was a long post! If you’ve kept up with me until the end have you read the Divergent trilogy? Do you love this set as much as I do? Sound off below!

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WOW! That is a lot better than I was expecting . I don’t know why, but I wasn’t expecting much from this kit. Those lip glosses look EXACTLY like the Hourglasss ones!!! I think I’ll actually pick this up. Excellent review, as always!

Brittney B
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I’m really impressed! I didn’t have super high expectations when I first saw this (makeup tie ins tend to be hit or miss for me) but those eyeshadows!? Wowza!

Brittney B
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I agree. They did a really good job with this one!

Brittney B
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I was kind of iffy because I couldn’t figure out who manufactured the set but luckily it is amazing!

Brittney B
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I want this so bad, but Sephora is sold out. I’ll have to check in stores.

Brittney B
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I am literally walking out of a Sephora right now and they have huge displays of it in store so hopefully you can get your hands on one!

Brittney B
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Hopefully. It’s at two Sephoras around me but I won’t be able to make the trip until Monday evening. Fingers crossed