It’s the last day of our amazing week of eyeshadow palette reviews and the most exciting of the five. If you recall, I mentioned that we might have a little surprise for you guys on this day, so if you’re keen on finding out what this could be, then please keep reading.
I’m sure you can already tell by the title that I’ll be reviewing the much-hyped Colourpop Yes, please eyeshadow palette. I swear the minute I laid my eyes on this palette I knew I had to own it. I purchased a few of their single pressed shadows when they just launched and was super impressed by the quality, so I was thrilled when I saw that they were releasing an eyeshadow palette and knew that this was the start of the release of many stunning palettes and man, was I right.
I usually order directly from the Colourpop website using my aramexglobalshopper account and try my best to do so when they’re running sales. I also try not to spend more than R450 because I’ve been lucky enough not to get charged customs on orders lower than this value.
Colourpop Yes, Please Palette
Pressed Powder Shadow
Highly pigmented shadow that applies evenly and feels ultra-velvety and silky. This long-wearing formula contains a unique combination of softer powders which adheres easily to the eyes, gives a soft focus effect, and blends smoothly and evenly.
Finish Matte, Metallic
Shade Neutrals, Oranges/Corals, Reds, Golds, Yellows/Oranges
The outer casing of this palette is a bright yellow sleeve, nothing too exciting. The eyeshadows come housed in a white sturdy cardboard that has a magnetic closure. When I saw this I knew that this was a smudge disaster waiting to happen. Keeping this palette clean is a nightmare, I don’t even bother anymore. lol. I appreciate that they have shade names printed on the back of the palette but reading these shades to match the actual shadows is another mission on its own. The names aren’t printed directly behind the actual shades. You have to flip it over and read it by how you view the palette when you look at it straight on. Hope this makes sense. Lol. I see they have listened to their customers and have printed the names on the recently released eyeshadow palette named “give it to me straight” underneath each shadow.
This 12 pan palette contains a mixture of warm-toned oranges, reds, bronze as well as browns, pinks and yellows in various finishes. There are 8 mattes, 2 metallics and 2 metallic duochrome shades. Below is the list of shades and description of the shades from the website. Moving from left to right, from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.
- Full-Zip: matte warm ivory
- Big Cocktails: matte orange
- Champs: matte pale peachy nude
- Bling: metallic rust
- Louie: metallic duochrome red with a gold flip
- Butter Cake: metallic pale yellow gold
- Spoiled: matte brick red
- Gno: matte burnt orange
- Mischief: matte warm yellow
- Note to Self: matte warm caramel
- Chauffeur: metallic duochrome bright orange with a gold flip
- French Kiss: matte deep red-brown
These shadows are buttery soft, extremely pigmented and blend out beautifully. I know these words get used repeatedly to describe a really good quality shadow but how else would one describe such an easy to use palette? There is some kick up when you dip your brush into the shadows so be sure to tap the brush to get rid of any excess before applying. I really love the quality of these shadows, they blend so well together without looking patchy or muddy. I achieved all these swatches in one swipe and how breathtakingly beautiful are these?
There were two products that I added to my Colourpop collection towards the end of last year that I’ve just been living for. I don’t want this post to be too long so I’m just gonna give a shorten review on these items.
Colourpop Supernova Shadow – hard to empress
I’ve always been quite intrigued by liquid shadows and I’ve had my eye on the Stila liquid eyeshadows for quite some time. I just wasn’t ready to spend around R325 for one liquid eyeshadow. These supernova shadows were part of Kathleen Lights favourites where she had a 20% off promo code to use so I figured I’d give these a try. These liquid shadows only retail for $7 and with the 20% off I only paid $5.6. I got the shade Hard to Empress which is described as a warm red with gold duochrome and silver, gold, and copper glitter.
The formula of this specific shade works pretty well. It’s liquidy but not overly wet which means it applies with ease. It has opaque coverage with one single application on the lid and the glitter particles aren’t grainy. It feels so smooth on the lids and dries pretty fast which I prefer. I’ve used a liquid shadow of a drugstore brand that took forever to dry and this can become messy because it transfers easily onto the upper lid.
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Arriba
Colourpop Arriba is described as a warm true red colour and is part of the Colourpop X iIluvsarahii collection. This is just the perfect red and reminds me a bit of Mac Rubywoo. I’m sure many of you are quite clued up on the Colourpop matte lippies. I find that there are some inconsistencies because some mattes don’t feel as dry as others. This one is a tad bit dry but nothing extremely uncomfortable.
The Yes, please palette is said to be a dupe for the $129 Natasha Denona Sunset palette by people like Kathleenlights and at only $16 for something that’s such a close dupe for a high-end brand? I’d choose the more affordable option every time. The entire palette is stunning and extremely pigmented. I’ve swatched palettes that cost a lot more, that needed to be built up in order to show up nicely. The only negative for me is the packaging, which isn’t a big deal. I think if they had the palette covered with a sticky plastic film that it would’ve solved the smudgy mess.
Out of all the Colourpop palettes I own, I still find myself reaching for this one over and over again. It’s just too gorgeous!
Here’s a look I created using this palette.
I’m super excited to see which of the Colourpop palettes Simone will be reviewing today. Eager to see? Then click here.
Now for the part, we’ve all been waiting for. Lol! The little surprise. So just to say thank you for all the love and support, Simone and I thought we’d share a little something something with you guys. The details of her giveaway are in her post so be sure to check it out.
Included in my Giveaway:
- Colourpop Yes, please eyeshadow palette
- Colourpop Supernova shadow in hard to empress
- Colourpop Ultra matte lip in Arriba
Entering is easy, using the rafflecopter link below. Simone and I are running one widget for both prizes, so we’ll be selecting 2 winners from the same pool of entries. Not sure if you guys noticed but there was a random red word in each of my post from this week. You need to find the red word in each post to create a phrase and enter it into the widget below. Pretty easy, right? Good luck stunners!
Rules to Enter:
- The giveaway is only open to readers residing in South Africa.
- There will be two winners chosen at random (one for each of the prizes up for grabs)
- The competition ends on 20 April 2018 at 12:00am.
- The winner will be announced on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter thereafter so make sure you follow on those platforms so you don’t miss out.
- The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize after which a new winner will be chosen.
- All entries will be checked and false entries will be removed.
- Unfollowers, spam and giveaway accounts will be disqualified from the giveaway.