This is my first proper eyeshadow palette. Like I’ve had those Sivanna ones but they seriously don’t count. They’d make you doubt your makeup skills. Terrible is the word! And then there were single shadows which were pretty good. But never a palette!
Price: $16 for .03 oz (12×0.85g)
Colourpop is on sale most of the times so you can find it at a lower price and they do ship to India. You can order from Instagram stores as well. One that I assure you provides authentic international brands at the best price possible is beautynation07.
This is an extremely versatile palette, very summer friendly, such warm colours but still has a good range of crease and transition shades. There are always a few duds in almost every drugstore palette, the shades which are of no use. But this beauty is AMAZING! You are going to use each and every colour. What a kickstart to summer!
This is a limited edition palette (but they do restock it all the time) by Colourpop and is considered to be a dupe of Natasha Denona Sunset Palette ($129 for 15 x 2.5g) Not all the shades are same, Natasha Denona one has 15 shades and 7-8 are similar to Colourpop’s. But look at the price difference!
You can see a proper comparison between the two done by ‘our beauty cult’ here
Packaging: Comes in a yellow cardboard box, which has a white coloured palette inside it. The palette does look “Cute AF” but it gets dirty after you start using it. It has 12 shades, combination of mattes and metallics. There’s no brush provided inside the palette which is a good thing because they’re mostly useless. Also, no mirror.
Compared the size of the pan with ₹5 coin.
Texture: They’re all silky and have a velvety texture, super blendable, long staying power, negligible fallout including the metallic shades. Also, the metallic shades work great without damped brushes as well, they adhere to the eyes and blend well.
Shades: They are mostly neutrals, corals, reds, golds, oranges, and yellows.
Let’s start with the top row:
Right to left
Full-Zip: matte warm ivory.
This has a very creamy texture and opaque coverage.Use it for inner corners and brow bones
Big Cocktails: matte orange.
Works well on its own or to intensify the colours while creating sunset looks. Also a good transition shade.
Champs: matte pale peachy nude.
Opaque peachy nude, again for brow bones and inner corners, or to clean up the mess. Can be used for blending when you’re doing pink/orange eye looks.
Bling: metallic rust.
This is absolutely stunning! All the metallic shades can be used to line the eyes, or packed on the lids or just inner corners. Colour intensity increases with damp brushes but works nicely on its own as well.
Right to left
Louie: It’s a metallic duo chrome red with a gold flip.
Looks lovely when applied all over the eyes and lower lash line. Very fresh and warm shade.
Butter Cake: metallic pale yellow gold
This one’s a little powdery so I use it with a damp brush. It works amazing as a highlight for people with warm skin tones!
Spoiled: matte brick red
Works well on its own, or on outer corners. Blendable and buildable.
Gno: matte burnt orange
Works great on the crease or on its own. It’s up to you how you decide to use all these colours.
Left to Right
The swatches didn’t come out well for this row. Refer to the pans just above for an actual idea of how the colours look like or the picture with all shades swatched together.
Mischief: matte warm yellow
This is a bright yellow with warm undertones quite pigmented and a fun shade to play with this summer.
Note to Self: matte warm caramel.
This is a medium brown shade, a good blending and transition shadow. Can be used to define crease as well for people with lighter eyelids. I use it all over my lids as it has a sheen to it. I mean it’s matte but it’s really soft and velvety and comes off as glowy.
Chauffeur: metallic duo chrome bright orange with a gold flip. This colour screams sunset!
French Kiss: matte medium chocolate brown
This is a deep, very pigmented dark brown colour having a matte finish. Use it on outer corners for some depth or create smokey eyes or just line your eyes with a push shadow brush.
All the shades are blendable, you can start by taking a small amount and tap off the excess and build the colour gradually, stays for 7-8 hours.
This is a really good palette, not just good for the price or good being a drugstore palette but good in general. It’s the kind of palette you’d buy even if it’s priced a bit higher with a bigger brand tag.
PS: Colourpop is cruelty-free!