I adore the ColourPop eyeshadows - their hyped moussy Super Shock shadows, as well as pressed powders. I really needed to try this duochrome shade when I saw that it also comes as a part of a 4 shade palette. That was the moment I understood that I needed this palette. :)First of all, such palettes are much more profitable: 1 refill costs $4-5, depending on its packaging, while the palette offers 4 shades for $12. This means that 1 refill costs $3, isn’t that a good bargain? And of course, don’t forget about different promos and actions that ColourPop usually have. For example I used the 20% off promo-code and bought the palette for less than $10.
Some more calculating, which I like when it comes to my eyeshadows.
Each refill has 1.4g of the powder. The price of 1g is less than 2 bucks. This is affordable, isn’t it? Only the Juvia’s Place with their huge refills or NYX eyeshadows can be cheaper in my collection. :)At first the palette was wrapped with a cardboard box.
Everything is done in the white and silver shades, simple yet sleek. Such design seems to be really my cup of tea.
The palette itself is made of firm plastic. Oddly enough for the ColourPop product, but there hasn’t been any letter to disappear or fade over time. The top lid closes tightly with magnets and thanks to those clings, the palette is always easy to open safely to my nails.
The lid has a mirror inside. It isn’t bad, because the image looks right and not distorted. But for me it is too small and inconvenient. Besides, it gets stained with eyeshadow powder over time. Though, I’m happy it’s there, maybe I’ll find a use for it one day.
As far as I know, the refill pans are magnetic here, which enables you to take them out and place into your favorite palette. But how is it possible to do so without damaging the formula? This is a question for me…
As for the shades: here we have 4 refills, 3 of them are matte and 1 is a duochrome.
All the shades are immensely packed with the pigment. They easily cling to my skin with and without a primer. There’s only one matte shade, which doesn’t want to stay on over non-primed skin.
The mattes are a tad dusty, especially the Labyrinth shade. In general they aren’t troublesome for me, because they don’t fall out.
I have nothing negative to say about the longevity, but because of my eyeballs anatomy and their oily type, I still have to wear all my eyeshadows over a primer.
The blending is smooth and it’s difficult to get messy results with them.
Here I swatched the shades with my fingers over my naked skin.
So now, let’s talk about each shade separately.
This is a fair color to set a primer. Such shade is a must-have for me, since I always use it in my makeup. The thing is that if you don’t set your primer, you risk of having sticky pigment over your skin. This shade performs well, it applies and translates nicely with a brush, which only makes the blending even more gliding. No fall out. It might seem a little chalky, but only if you apply too much of it. I noticed this feature when I was rubbing it into my skin when swatching the product. After all, nobody applies so much of the product over their eyes, right?
Outta Luck is applied with my finger over my non-primed skin, with a brush over my non-primed skin, and with a brush over a primer
This shade is a failure for me. I expected it to be more of cool-toned pink color for the crease, but it looks warm-toned and peach in life… This very shade is the most difficult to apply with a brush over my non-primed skin. And yes, it dusts a lot. However, this one isn’t a difficult color to work with. But I wish it looked different.
Labyrinth is applied with my finger over my non-primed skin, with a brush over my non-primed skin, and with a brush over a primer
Come & Get it
This is a star of the palette and my absolute fave. It’s fantastic in all respects - silky to the touch, easy to apply over the skin (it’s better to apply with fingers or over a primer). No dusting or falling out. And of course I’m head over heels with how it looks.
Cpme&Get It is applied with my finger over my non-primed skin, with a brush over my non-primed skin, and with a brush over a primer
By the way this shade made me the most nervous. I was afraid that it would fall out and dust a lot. But, it surprised me! The pigmentation is great, and I like the color payoff even when I apply it over my non-primed skin.
Here I also have a question to the official descriptions. ColourPop, do you really see it as a matte dusty wine? Maybe I’m blind or something but I can see true plum color.
Going Steady is applied with my finger over my non-primed skin, with a brush over my non-primed skin, and with a brush over a primer
And my makeups with all the shades. This is how I use this palette most of all.
Overall- Do I regret buying this palette? No, I don’t. It’s nice to use and since I’m into pink shades, I always reach for it because of this beautiful duochrome shade. But I deem that I won’t be frustrated if I bought the Come&Get It shade only.
I think this palette is a good option for a small eyeshadow collection or if you want to discover pink tones, without splurging a fortune.
Here are my other reviews of the ColourPop products:
ColourPop It's Complicated Liquid Lipstick Mini Size Kit
ColourPop Pressed Powder Face Duo Palette