I have been working on this huge ColourPop palette review for a few days now and boy, did it take time ! Phew ! Still, I am so very happy to bring you this post because the ColourPop 9-pan eyeshadow palettes are l-i-f-e, literally. I have seven out of the thirteen they have in the range. As they keep releasing new monochrome palettes, I feel it\’s very hard to keep up with them especially since I currently live in France where I have to pay for customs fees if I buy too much (which I did the last time I placed an order).
This is going to be a pic-heavy long-as* review so I\’m sorry in advance for making your phone/PC crash.
I used to hate that tiny format of a palette since I\’m addicted to the Morphe-like palettes with as many eyeshadows as there are in the universe but Juvia\’s Place and their 9-pan palettes changed my mind. These ones are even smaller than the Juvia\’s 9-pan palettes, so super compact that they almost hold in my hand. Still, each eyeshadow is 1.1g for a total price of $12 per palette – when they\’re not on sale !
ColourPop | It\’s My Pleasure
It\’s My Pleasure triggered the purchase of the other six palettes – with the Just My Luck green one, I have to admit. I\’d been interested in the Huda Beauty Purple Obsessions palette for some time and I\’d never bought it because it was purple, I already had purple in my stash therefore couldn\’t justify the €30 purchase (I did get two of the Neon Obsessions palettes though and I\’m CRAZY about them !).
To me, this palette is the most beautiful and best out of all seven palettes I\’ve gotten because the colors are exceptional to me. I seem to have a thing for pinks and purples and the shades are multidimensional, some are duochromatic and all of them are pigmented as hell. 10/10 straight.
ColourPop | Just My Luck
I have been having a green moment ever since Melt Cosmetics released their Smoke Sessions palette and I am thrilled to have this palette in my stash. The Mary Jane eyeshadow I used in my Counter Solstice makeup collaboration is one of my faves in the palette as is Olive U, such a great olive shade that I have nowhere in my stash. Big up for those utterly awesome dark mattes, such a hard one to make.
ColourPop | Orange You Glad
Orange You Glad is my next favorite. I try to keep away from orange in general but I don\’t know why as it suits me so well ! It\’s just that the warm-toned craze has gotten the best of me and I like doing crazy-colored makeup looks, I think. Anyway, that Tangerine Dreams eyeshadow at the bottom is peculiar and amazing. And it\’s very cool to have a true pressed glitter eyeshadow in the palette too, and so beautiful too, even though I\’m not sure how beautiful the palette will be once that one is empty. Great orange palette and once again, great mattes that blend very easily.
ColourPop | Main Squeeze
This was of my very first palettes from ColourPop and wow. It\’s such a beauty ! I\’m in love with all eyeshadows red as they make my hazelnut eyes pop and double as great eyeliners with a mixing medium – haven\’t you seen my It\’s Azami Trend : Red Eyeliners video yet ? You should !
The red-tinted gold at the top and the red right next to it are life. I\’ll be using this for sure for fall looks !
ColourPop | Blue Moon
I was so bummed when I saw this one had a loose eyeshadow but ColourPop was very quick to give me a refund for this – such a quick customer service ! I am less fond of this one than I thought I\’d be, maybe my blue phase is gone for now. In any case, the shade Billie Jean in the middle is a stunning one and I was surprised with the great quality of the blues as sometimes the darks ones can be quite badly pigmented therefore hard to blend.
ColourPop | Uh-Huh Honey
This is the second palette I have that had pressed glitter inside of it. Not my favorite thing but both glitters in this palette and the Orange You Glad palette are very beautiful with a nice duochrome to them so since I\’m never buying glitter, it\’s a nice thing to have for a change. That Queen B shade, though… is such an old gold type of shade, I love it !
ColourPop | Strawberry Shake
The last palette I got from ColourPop was Strawberry Shake. I thought it would be a tad redder than the whole pattern is but it can double as nice blushes for every skintone so why not. I love the Berry Fine, rose/orangey/gold shade the most in this palette and I\’d actually never encountered those shades in any palette before so I\’m quite happy with how ColourPop worked with the already existing shades on the market.
Although when I first swatched the palettes, I was like \”Okay, it\’s a classic, basic pigmentation\”, you couldn\’t be further from the truth when using the eyeshadows on your eyes. They are very pigmented and I found the best way to make them pop at least when using the shimmers and metallics was to simply use your finger to apply them. That\’s a bummer because when you\’re doing a very precise makeup look, you don\’t always want to apply the eyeshadow with your finger which is everything but precise.
But honestly, that\’s me being picky. $12 for a 9-pan palette filled with excellent eyeshadows is a dream and there wasn\’t even one shade out of 7 palettes which disappointed ! So if ColourPop continues to release that kind of palette with crazier shades, I might be first in line to buy them !
While I was writing this post, I listened to : Sia – Unstoppable.