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Written on Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Hello!

I’ve noticed that I’m becoming more and more indifferent to makeup.

My makeup passion is all about eyeshadows and even the newly released palettes don’t take my breath away and seem to be too boring and hackneyed.

I was anxiously waiting for the red eyeshadow hype to be gone and when the makeup producers would treat us with popular (and my favorite) purple eyeshadows. But, not many brands decided to follow the trend.

Once I saw the swatches of the "It's My Pleasure” pressed powder eyeshadow palette from ColourPop, I knew it immediately that I needed it. Despite the negative experience with another eyeshadow palette from ColourPop, I still decided to give this one a shot. And I was so right!

DESIGN

I like everything about this palette: starting with its awesome design and finishing with the contents. The palette is vibrant, beautiful but so dirt-collecting. I have to wipe it all the time to make appear more or less presentable.

That’s not an issue! The most important thing is that it’s made of good and sturdy plastic (I’ve already managed to drop it several times and the eyeshadow pans are still safe and sound). The closure is good and safe, the palette won’t pop open. Besides, I don’t have to break my nails over it to open, which is so common for the Wet n Wild palettes.

The inner part offers a mirror, which doesn’t hold the top cap. If you’re used to using a mirror while putting on your makeup, here you’ll have to hold the top cap all the time. Maybe that’s of no importance for some of you, but for me, that plays a part. I haven’t even taken the wrap tape off.

QUALITY

Buying the palette, I was afraid that it would let me down with its quality, the same as the It's a Princess Thing palette did to me. It’s My Pleasure eyeshadow palette isn’t for the newbies, I think because there might be some troubles with the application of the shades and they do require some skills. But here the shades are much better in quality!

The matte ones are uber soft, a little bit dusty and easy to blend out. They can be packed easily. No complaints here.

The shimmering shades are way better than in the mentioned “Princess” palette. They are chunky to some extent and feel soft and buttery on my skin.

The shimmering shades in the palette hate brushes, except flat and densely packed ones. Otherwise, they just fall out and crumble like there’s no tomorrow.

But I’m more into my fingertip application, so I’m good.

SWATCHES

Do they require a primer? Definitely, if you want to see the intergalactic shine of the shimmers. They look super vibrant over a primer and the staying power is insane then. I have an adhesive Glitter primer from NYX.

But even without a primer, they still hold on my eyes well and don’t flake off in an hour like the ones from the It's a Princess Thing palette used to.

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SHADES

The feature of the palette is about its shades. They are awesome and I could never expect that in life, they’d look even better than in the pictures on the net.

Objectively, this palette is barely purple. It’s pinker but those two shades are gorgeous!

Is the palette sufficient?

50/50. There aren’t enough shades for the darkening of my outer Vs. There’s only one color for that - Sleeper. So, I also have to use other palettes along with this one.

Kittenfish - this one is a really gentle pink-lavender shade.

Do or Dough - duochrome. If you look at it in the pan straight, it appears exceptionally purple with a blue casting. But in the swatch, it’s more purple and pink with more definite blue enclosure. Fantastic color!

Pretty Cruel - in the photo, it’s more brick-brown but in life, it appears more red-toned.

Small golden shimmer bits make the shade more complicated and interesting. Somehow it looks like the shade Beast from the “Princess” palette but this one is gentler.

Bare Minimum - bright and juicy berry shade with a cool casting which is due to the blue shimmer shift there. It’s an improved version of the Poison Apple color from the Princess palette.

Earthshine - brown based lavender shade with an unreal blue casting.

Chick Lit - the star of the palette.

Mr. Sandman - shimmering silver-brown hue.

Fan Fiction - cool dark pink

Sleeper - deep plum. Perfection for the outer Vs.

MAKEUP

My makeups always look fantastic and collect tons of compliments. Even strangers in the streets stop me to ask me about my eyeshadows.

The shades are really bright and one can think that the palette will be good only for vibrant makeups but it’s not true.

The shades present a variety even for gentle and nude colors. Each shimmering shade can be used alone if you’re into mono makeups.

ColourPop It's my pleasure VS Huda Beauty Amethyst Obsessions

If you’re on a hunt for the Huda palette but the price tag stops you, then opt for the It’s My Pleasure palette instead. I think they are very alike.

The price of the It’s My Pleasure palette is $12, while Amethyst Obsessions is $27.

I’m head over heels with this palette! It’s truly the bomb! I can’t say that I want to reach it every day but this is the most beautiful palette in my collection, that’s a fact.

Price: $12

Rate: 5 stars

Thanks for your attention!

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Violetty recommends ColourPop It's My Pleasure Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette

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