The ColourPop eyeshadow palettes are as popular and winning as the single eyeshadow packages among beauty bloggers, makeup artists and makeup junkies. And I can say that there are certainly a lot of reasons to love them - they are affordable, they offer a good color selection and of course they are of nice quality.
I’m a makeup junkie, this is why I couldn’t miss this palette once I had a chance to get my hands on it. So, meet the ColourPop Element of Surprise Eyeshadow Palette.
All the ColourPop palettes usually have a rather simple yet eye-catching and bright design. The palette here is made of a thick cardboard material with a magnet closure. No mirror provided.
Weight - 12.60g. Each refill pan has 1.05g of the product.
Made in the USA.
The brand doesn’t test on animals.
The Element of Surprise Eyeshadow Palette comprises of 12 shades of 4 different textures: there are mattes, as well as sparkling mattes, satin and shimmer textures in the palette.
All the shades and textures have one and the same feature - they dust. Besides they show a little bit of a fall out while doing my makeup.
The matte shades are well-pigmented, though they are a little bit dry texture-wise to my liking. Somehow, they remind me of the Urban Decay Naked Heat eyeshadows.
The shimmer and satin shades are very soft to the touch and they can even be chunky a little when I pick them up with brushes. The pigmentation here is also great and they work fine even if I apply them with my fingertips, as well as with the brushes.
Most shades can boast with an excellent color payoff. They are easy to blend and they never fade during wear.
As for the staying power, here I’ve got nothing bad to say about them. I always wear my eyeshadows over a primer or use a cream eyeshadow beforehand.
The pigmentation is killer, I’ve already mentioned it, haven’t I? One swipe of the brush over my lids and I can already see the maximum color payoff.
Let’s have a look at each shade in a row. For the better look, I decided to separate them in fours.
The upper row:
Feels - semi-sheer white-pink duochrome shimmer shade. It works well even alone if I use it to highlight my inner corners or apply as a top color over the darker eyeshadows.
Late Night - is a copper shimmer shade with a golden cast
Silk Street - matte burgundy eggplant shade which is more fuchsia-like. The pigmentation is good, though it can be a smidgen difficult while blending.
Rayon - coral-green-ish duochrome shimmer shade with a blue undertone. This is a very unusual shade, isn’t it? It’s strange, yet still a very cherished shade.
Go With The Flow - matte beigy peach color.
Subdue - lavender shimmer shade with a blue casting. Well, this color is actually the reason I bought this palette.
Opulent - bright satin fuchsia shade. Unfortunately, this shade loses its pigmentation during wear, even though I apply it over an eyeshadow primer.
Labyrinth - matte dusty-beige-pink shadee.
Blank Canvas - matte red vinous color.
Sea Stars - matte mustard-brown hue
Details - matte red-brown with pink shimmer. Why do they infuse matte shades with shimmer sparkle? They are always difficult to blend out then, besides they never show that beauty as in the refill pan.
Peace of Mind - vinous-pink shimmer shade.
The Element of Surprise Eyeshadow palette is very interesting and non-typical, I think.
In this makeup look I used the Go With The Flow, Labyrinth, Sea Stars, Details and Late Night shades.
Feels, Silk Street, Go With The Flow, Opulent, Blank Canvas, along with the pink top eyeshadow by Bobbi Brown.
This makeup look was created thanks to the Go With The Flow, Labyrinth and Rayon hues.
And here the Feels, Blank Canvas, Opulent, Silk Street and Subdue were used.
This makeup comprises Go With The Flow, Labyrinth, Opulent, Blank Canvas colors.
The ColourPop Element of Surprise Eyeshadow Palette is really worth the hype and all the praise that it gets. There are some flows, though, like dusting, falling out during application and a tad dry texture. And yeah, the fuchsia shade loses its pigmentation during wear.
But still I keep on using this palette with great pleasure just because of the killer shades and stunning quality!
Price: $16 on the official website ColourPop.
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