Saturday, January 7, 2017
Happy snowy Saturday, everyone! I can't even contain myself over this review, guys. I'm so, so excited to share my thoughts on this palette. Eeeee!

So last month, ColourPop collab'd with model/YouTube Influencer Amanda Steele to bring us ColourPop's first ever pressed-powder shadow palette ($18) as well as three liquid lippies (one matte, one satin, one gloss) and three super sparkly shadows that I didn't grab because I wasn't really into them. But this palette on the other hand, I had to have!

Let's address how awesome the packaging is, shall we? The palette comes with a fishnet-print sleeve that you slip off to reveal the palette. The fishnet print continues onto the sturdy, cardboard palette itself. What's really cool about this is that the palette's "lid" comes down and around (does that make sense?) to ensure a secure closing. Hopefully you can see it in the pictures and understand what the heck I'm trying to explain. No mirror in this palette but I'm kind of cool with it as the price ($18) would probably go up more for it.

  • Throttle - a satin pale pink. Throttle is described as a pale pink but I'd say it pulls more a light, light grey-toned pink. The swatches on the site definitely show it being more pink on darker skintones so maybe it's one of those shades that looks different on everyone. The satin finish is super silky smooth and blended out beautifully.
  • Harley -  a matte cool grey. Harley is a great cool-toned cement grey. Again, as a matte, they can tend to be chalky but I really love how buttery soft and pigmented it is. Is it revolutionary? Eh, not really but it's still a nice grey if you're looking for one.
  • Burnout - a matte deepened teal. Yes! I love, love, love teal shadows. Minimal fallout from this pretty baby and it blends like a dream. Pigmentation was on point as well.
  • Chopper - a matte deepened purple. Rounding out the palette is this sweet dark plum shade. Again, a teeny bit of fall out but nothing crazy. Again, no issues with blending and I loved the silky formula.

(L-R: Chopper, Burnout, Harley and Throttle)

Overall: I find it pretty gutsy for ColourPop to come out with this palette for a few reasons. For one, they did mostly mattes in this palette which are so, so hard to get right. I found these shades to be absolutely beautiful and silky to work with. Chopper and Burnout did have some slight fallout but nothing that would make me want to send this back. Secondly, the palette is so cool-toned (which is my fave!) but I know many (if not most) enjoy warmer tones. 

Is this palette a must-have solely based on the shadows colors themselves? Eh, depends. I'm sure you could find similar shades laying around in other palettes but I much enjoying having these four together in one place. I really like that you can go for a natural look  with Throttle on the lid, Harley in the crease or take it to SmokeyVille with Chopper or Burnout in the outer V and bottom lid.

Is this palette on your wishlist? What would you like to see ColourPop come out with next?

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