I posted this review a few days ago, but somehow it got deleted. So here it goes again. Sorry to you guys who are seeing this twice!
Time to post a review of this pretty limited edition holiday palette from Colourpop before it leaves for good. I have been playing around with it, and maybe you already read my post where I showed off some looks I made with it? If you missed that post you can take a look here.
This palette is a bit bigger than their usual 12 shadow palettes. This one has 15 shades, but the size are the same as usual with 1.05 g each (compared to their pressed powder single pans that have 1.5g). The palette has a mixture of matte, satin and metallic finishes with the latter being the most abundant.
The swatches are in the same order as they are in the palette, hopefully it makes it easy to see exactly which shade is swatched. Lets go through them more in detail.
Top row, from left to right:
Go Wish – Matte Pastel Peach. Nice transition color. Buttery and with medium pigmentation. Blends easily in the crease.
Now and Zen – Metallic pale white gold. Super as an inner corner highlighter or to swipe under the brow bone. Rich and smooth and goes on the lid easily. They also sell this shade in single pans if you want just this one.
11:11 – Metallic rose gold with silver shimmer. This is quite chunky, so I found it best applied with a stiff synthetic brush, preferably wet, or just with my fingers.
Treat Yourself – Satin Ivory shade. Perfect as an all-over lid shade. Nicely pigmented for being a light shade, and goes on very smoothly.
Top Notch – Matte medium warm brown. Smooth, medium to opaque and very easy to work with. Goes on super smooth. Also this one is sold as a single pan shade.
Middle row, from left to right:
Tinsel Town – Matte cranberry. This is a dream to blend and the texture is buttery and smooth. Nice pigmentation.
Twinkle Toes – Metallic gold with black undertones. Very rich shade that applies smoothly.
Something Special – Metallic maroon with purple glitter. Maybe not the most pigmented, but can be built up. Needs a damp brush for full impact. When applied dry it appears less shimmery than expected, which can be a good think depending on your preference.
Wishful Thinking -Metallic warm brown with green duochrome. Reminds me of Makeupgeek Insomnia, but less intense in pigmentation. The texture is smooth and buttery, and the shade is easy to work with. Will look more intense with a dark base.
Pitter Patter – Metallic rosy copper shade. Glides on like silk, and is very pigmented. High quality shade!
Bottom row, left to right:
Save It For Later – Metallic amber. Intense metallic sheen, nice pigmentation and very smooth.
Big Spoon – Matte pastel coral. There are very fine specks of silver glitter in the pan, but it does not transfer to the lid. Light-to-medium pigmentation.
T-Cup – Warm dusty taupe. This is a very nice matte. Blends out so beautifully and makes a perfect crease shade.
Imperial – Matte muted orange. Same as the shade above. Nice crease shade because it goes on so smoothly and blends easily.
Never Never – Dark brown with multi-dimensional glitter. This one is a bit chunky compared to the other metallics in the palette, but not at all the chunkiest Colourpop shade I’ve experienced. I do think it applies a bit better with fingers or a damp brush due to the glitter and the chunky texture.
The overall quality of this palette is really good, but particularly the metallics stand out! If you like the color scheme I would definitely recommend picking this up because it is good quality shadows for a fair price.
It does have a nice mixture of shades suitable for everyday looks as well as good shades to create some real glam! Wishful Thinking is my favorite shade of the bunch, and those of you who know me would not be surprised about that. Greens and blues tend to be the shades I am most drawn towards. I would be quite happy to travel with this palette too. The packaging seems sturdy enough and I would only need a dark matte brown or matte black to have everything I need for any look. There are plenty of nice crease shades, as well as lid shades, a base shade and some nice pops of color.
The final verdict is that I do find this palette to be of good quality, so if the colors are of your taste this is definitely a palette I would recommend!
Did you pick up this palette, or are you planning on grabbing it before it is gone?