Hey there you gorgeous bunch of humans! So it’s no secret that I am absolutely obsessed with colour pop eye shadows. Ever since their pressed powder shadows have launched I became all about that custom eye shadow palette life. I mean Makeup Geek did kick off my addiction of custom made eye shadow palettes but colour pop took it to new levels. Aside from their custom eye shadow pans, they began entering the palette game – I may or may not own 9 (though I recently depotted all 9 palettes into 3 z palettes). So why don’t I review one of the palettes for you guys?!
Let’s rock and roll!
Shade range: Really the whole point of these colour pop palette reviews is the shade range because it’s the same brilliant formula across all the palettes. So how do I sum up the shade range of this palette? Well surprise, surprise it’s not a warm-toned palette but it’s also not cool toned either. It sits happily in the middle with lots of pretty bronze shades, medium to dark toned matte browns and a slightly burgundy shade or two.
Pigmentation: Of course the pigmentation is glorious as it always is with colour pop eye shadow palettes (you can see said swatches for proof). The shadows glide on very opaque and easily give you an intense eye look.
Fall out? Yes, there is. The colour pop powder shadows are known for giving kickback but I don’t mind it. I feel like it allows the eye brush to be saturated in product and give you a more vibrant eye look. I haven’t found it super messy to work with and it’s super easy to dust away any fallout.
Do they blend well?: 1000% yes! This is why I often say that the colour pop eye shadows would be ideal for beginners. They blend very very easily and I can get a glam eye look quickly compared to brands like Huda beauty which make you work hard – blending wise.
Longevity: I do feel like these shadows last nicely, though because of their soft, easy to blend nature – an eye primer will make a huge difference. This is especially the case if you have really oily eyelids/oily skin.
Finish of the shades (how many mattes & shimmers): This palette contains 7 mattes and 5 metallic shades.
Versatility (Can this palette be used day and night?): Despite there being a couple of darker brown shades in this palette, I feel like it’s a very versatile palette that is super easy to use for day time/soft glam looks. Only 2/5 of the metallic shades are dark while the others pair well with simple and glam looks.
Is the palette a good option for beginners?: YES! I highly recommend the colour pop powder eye shadows to beginners in general because they are so easy to blend. This palette doesn’t have any frightening colours and perfect for those delving into eye shadow for the first time.
Packaging: The typical colour pop eye shadow palette packaging. Meaning a sleek palette with the outer packaging made from cardboard. It’s a glossy finished cardboard and a pale pink in colour.
Availability: The colour pop site
Price: $16 USD
Pros: The shadows are pigmented, buttery, and smooth and glide onto the lid. They are very easy to blend and the overall shade range of the palette is super wearable and versatile.
Cons: I have no complaints about this palette, it’s one of my absolute favourites from all the ones I own.
Overall thoughts: This palette is fantastic! There isn’t a single shade I wouldn’t use (which is always an extra plus for me!) I can create both day time friendly eye looks and quickly deepen things up for a glam look. Of course, the formula is 10/10 and so freaking awesome which is always a plus for me. If you haven’t tried any colour pop palettes (or their pressed powder formula in general) – I highly recommend them!
Would I repurchase?: This is one of the colour pop palettes that I’ll definitely be repurchasing.
That wraps up this review! Have you guys tried any of the colour pop palettes? What affordable eye shadows do you love? Drop a comment and let’s have a chat! I hope you all have a great day and I’ll see you in the next post.