Colourpop Blue Moon – Review & Swatches!

Since the minute they released their first monochromatic palette I was just waiting and waiting for the monochromatic green and monochromatic blue to be released. Colourpop, being known for frequent releases did not let me wait long. And what a beauty this little palette is!

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I mean, inside. The outer packaging is just a very simple blue plastic packaging. I wish it was cardboard insted of plastic. I always wish for that. It’s just a more reasonable choice when you think about the environment, as we all should. It does have a mirror though, as I belive all of these smaller palettes do now. They used to come without mirrors to begin with. Who remembers the first versions of Sol and Mar??

Anyway, the inside makes up for the slightly boring outside with a less preferred material. The shades are just so so gorgeous! Although monochromatic blue, this palette is not boring at all. How could blue ever be boring?

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5 mattes and 4 metallics really is the perfect amount for a 9-pan. The 5 mattes have a very nice variety of depth. You get a light blue, a mid toned warm blue, a mid cool toned blue, and a rich deep dark blue. My only complain is that Moonlite and Starry Eyed can look a bit simila on the eyes even though Moonlite is clearly more pastel when you look at them in the pan and on swatches. I found the difference to be a bit hard to spot once applied to the eyes. Besides them being a bit similar, the quality of the mattes overall are just great. Easy to blend, super pigmented, and just a pleasure to work with despite being a bit of an unforgiving color. These just are some great great quality matte blues. And so affordable too! How can you not love that right?

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The 4 metallic shimmer shades also offer a nice variation with some interesting colors. Both Tide Pool and Mad About U are probably shades we have all seen before. They are absolutely beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but I can probably dupe them over and over again just using my own collection. The quality is spot on though, so they are for sure among my best metallic blues. Lumi is a gorgeous duochrome. It looks a bit boring and white in the pan, but when you apply the shade it has the most beautiful blue shift. Billi Jean, the forth and final metallic also offers something special as it looks almost like a hybrid between a blue and a silver. It offers something special to the palettes, and adds to the variety of looks you can do!

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I just think the overall qualty of these shadows are superb! And I am not complaining about the color either as blue is one of my very favorites! This little palette really is a must have for all the blue eyeshadow lovers! An absolute must have for me, and with no real issues with any of the shades this palette is a hit through and through!

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Colourpop Mar Eyeshadow Palette – Makeup looks, Review & Swatches!

The Mar palette was a part of Colourpop’s summer collection and I as usual I had to buy it (What Colourpop palette won’t I buy??). I am so happy I did though, because this little bronze and blue palette is a gem!

Usually I do a separate makeup look post with a review following in a few days, but since this palette is so small I decided to combine the two posts. But keep your eyes up for the Sol palette review because that will be up shortly.

Since this is a blue and bronze palette I had to do one blue look featuring the absolutely stunning blue shades in the palette, and one bronze one. So here they are!

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  • Colourpop Mar Eyeshadow Palette – Detour, Gridlock, HWY.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black,
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Into the blue.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Hippie Mascara.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro70, Bro30, Bro10.
  • H&M Brow Maker Duo – The brow gel side.
  • Revolution Conceal & Define – C4.
  • House Of Lashes – Featherette.

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  • Colourpop Mar Eyeshadow Palette – El Rey, Wild One, Boozy, Sorbet, Top Down, My Way.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black,
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Hippie Mascara.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • H&M Brow Maker Duo – The brow gel side.
  • Revolution Conceal & Define – C4.
  • House Of Lashes – Featherette.

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So, performance wise these shadows are excellent. There is not a single bad eyeshadow in this palette. In fact, when I was using it all I could think of was “How can something be this cheap and this GOOD!”. It’s like every time I try a new Colourpop palette I fall more in love with their formula. They just never disappoint. We are so lucky to have this good makeup for a cheap price, because that would have been unheard of 15 years ago when chalky and unpigmented was the drugstore standard (with a few exceptions off course). There is simply nothing negative to say about these eyeshadows, they are absolutely amazing to work with and pigmentation is incredible.

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Colourpop did mix things up a bit with this collection. For the first time we got an eyeshadow palette in a plastic packaging. It does also have a nice mirror which is surprisingly big considering this is a tiny palette. The eyeshadows are the same size as their standard 12- pan palettes, so since there are only nine shades the palette is pretty small and compact. I like it! I don’t really mind the plastic packaging, but I think I still prefer the cardboard ones. But I do really like the size with only 9 pans and find it to be very handy.

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As already mentioned the eyeshadows hold a fantastic quality, and also swatch great. I think my very favorite shade must be “Grindlock”. I mean it is so pigmented and the blue base with blue shimmer is just so so gorgeous. Even though I have a lot of blue shades in my collection, this one actually stands out!

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So overall, quality is great, and I would love to see more palettes in this size, but preferably in cardboard. But Colourpop, keep these gems coming!

Did you pick up the Sol or Mar palette? What are your thought?

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XOXO

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