I adore the ColourPop brand for the cool products they have which don’t cost a fortune. Once day I wanted to give a go to something else from the brand, excluding lipsticks and eyeshadows. And this was the time when I actually saw this palette.
“I need it!” - that’s what I said when I saw the swatches and immediately added it to the cart.
This palette was a limited launch, which might be troublesome to get on the official site now, but you can easily find it offline or in many other online beauty shops. And in general, I guess that they’ll soon launch these shades separately.
Initially the palette was packed with a cardboard cover.
The palette itself is a thick cardboard compact with a magnet closure. It opens and closes safely. There wasn’t a mirror or a brush provided. I don’t even need them, though.
The weight of each refill pan is 8g. The product was manufactured in the USA.
The products don’t have many things in common, you know.
Longevity - excellent. They stay on great over normal skin types and may fade away only if you touch your face a lot.
Unscented. At first there was some hint of a cardboard smell, but it dissipated very quickly.
Pressed powder blush Above & Beyond:
I was really surprised with this blush. I was sure that it would be very gentle and not very pigmented. But I was wrong, the pigmentation is killer here. It’s easy to overdo and apply too much, so be careful. But thank God, the product has good blending and it won’t be a problem to blend out all the mishaps.
Texture-wise, the formula is a tad chunky and chalky, I guess you can see it in the swatches. When I pick up the product with a brush, it always dusts and I have to sweep the excess from the brush before the application.
Shade - it’s an awesome cool-toned pink color. I deem I always have a very natural-looking aka “I’m just coming from the frost outside” look. The blush is totally matte.
Pressed powder highlighter Made me do it: The pigmentation
of the highlighter is also on fleek. You won’t get a gentle glow with it, because the result always looks like something between “I’m in orbit and can see your cheekbones, and a delicate highlighted casting.”
This texture is absolutely different. The product is silky to the touch, it’s tightly pressed, that’s why you’ll see it dusting only if you swipe the brush a lot in the pan.
One coat doesn’t show my skin relief, but be sure that several layers will willingly do that.
It took me some time before I could find the right brush for its application. The fluffy synthetic RT brush of medium size gave the Wow effect on my skin that was covered with a layer of glitter. The densely packed synthetic brush was better application-wise, but it was crap while blending out the edges. All in all I started to use the taklon eyeshadow brush from RT and finally liked the outcome.
looks different on the pan.
There it looks rose gold, but in life I don’t see any rose or pink color to it. Well, maybe if I layer it too much, I will.
For me it’s just a pleasant golden shade, which is awesome for the summer and sun kissed skin.
The only gripe for me is the presence of glitter bits in the highlighter. There aren’t many of them, yet still I can see them.
Most frequently I use this kit for my eyes.
I apply the blush to the inner corners of my eyes and the highlighter all over my mobile lids. I darken the crease with some other shade and that’s all. Easy, breezy, beautiful.
The staying power on my eyes is also phenomenal, but I always wear them only over an eyeshadow base. My eyelids are oily, that’s why a base is a must for me. I don’t ever wear my eyeshadows without it.
And of course my full look with the blush and highlighter on the direct areas and on my eyes.
Do I regret buying this palette? No, I don’t. It’s good for the money it costs, even though it has some drawbacks. I always reach it when I do my eye makeup.
Here’s my other review of the ColourPop product:
It's Complicated Liquid Lipstick Mini Size Kit