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Colourpop Yes Please Palette, I Think I Love You Palette, and My Little Pony Palette Reviews!

Hello all! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have noticed Colourpop has been releasing products like there’s no tomorrow. I am a huge fan of their pressed shadows, so when they started releasing pressed palettes, my wallet opened immediately. I currently have three to share with you, the “Yes Please”,” the “I Think I Love You,” and the limited edition “My Little Pony.” I use all of these frequently and am dying to grab the “Dream Street,” “You Had Me At Hello,” “Element of Surprise,” and the “She” palettes if I have the chance. I just can’t get enough! But, I thought I would share my thoughts on the three I own. Just so you’re aware, all of these palettes are available on colourpop.com for $16.00.

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The “Yes Please” palette pretty much broke the damn internet. I almost grabbed this on its first launch, and then decided to be more responsible with my money (lol). I picked this baby up in September I believe and I haven’t regretted it one bit. If you’re a warm toned lover, you need this in your life. Unlike some warm toned palettes, this one really packs a punch. You get bright yellow, oranges and reds, along with a few neutrals to tie your looks together. In fact, this palette contains the shade “Note to Self,” which is one of my favorite colourpop shadows. It’s a gorgeous warm brown. While you can get a subtle look with this palette, I certainly reach for it more when I’m going out than for a typical work day. The colors are powdery, but blend like a dream. I like powdery shadows, but just be aware there’s a good amount of kick up if that’s not your thing.

I wore this so so much in October. I felt like it was such a perfect fall time palette, and kind of screamed Halloween. The colors definitely pop, but without being too neon. The mattes are phenomenal, as mentioned, and the shimmers are nice. I recommend using a setting spray to really intensify the shimmers (which I typically do) but I don’t find it to be a necessary step. I will say, and this is to all companies, white packaging sucks! This palette is getting pretty dirty, but it’s certainly not the end of the world. All in all, if you’ve ever thought about picking this palette up, just do it!

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The next palette, the “I Think I Love You,” was bought on kind of a whim. I wasn’t super wowed by the shade selection when I first saw this palette. However, after watching reviews, I decided I needed it. I’ve been really into bronze tones this fall. I’m not sure if it’s because of my job change or what not, but I have been going for a more neutral eye. In addition, this palette includes mostly shimmers, so I was a bit turned off at first. Nevertheless, I picked this baby up. Like the “Yes Please,” the shimmers are great, but can of course benefit from some fixing spray. But I really wanted to talk about the mattes. At first, I felt that I couldn’t get a complete look out of this palette. But, we have the shade “Bel Air” (another one of my favorite colourpop singles!), a beautiful neutral brown that can act as a crease shade. Then we also have the deeper brown and black, which can give the look dimension. There is also the white shade, which is one of those strange matte with glitter situations. This works perfectly as a brow bone highlight, so the palette can definitely be utilized on its own.

This palette isn’t the most exciting, but I love it for the work day. It’s very neutral, but glam at the same time. Quickly touching on packaging, the outside aesthetic is to die for. Rose gold is life and makes the product look a bit more expensive.

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Finally we have the “My Little Pony.” I may be a 1990s baby, but my siblings are ten years older and you bet your sweet ass I am I my little pony fan. These are the original ponies featured on the packaging and I knew I needed this, if only for a collectors piece. As a side note, I purchased all three glossy lips from this collection and I highly recommend. This is a colorful palette, and is appropriate for even more serious work environments (example, I work in a school and like to keep it low key, but I feel like this still works perfectly).

I don’t want to call these colors pastel, but they’re muted. I have yet to try those for gorgeous greens on the bottom, but I’ve worn the berries and corals so much. Like all colourpop shadows, I find the mattes to blend beautifully. Although there are colored mattes in here, they are no exception and work like a dream. The shimmers are stunning, and the lavender purple has been a low key obsession. In addition we have some duo-chrome situations in here, which I am so here for. I honestly bought this palette as a more collectors or special occasion product but I’m so happy to report I have been using it quite a bit and I highly recommend if it’s still available.

Do you guys like colourpop shadows? What’s your favorite? Are there any you recommend?

Until next time!

Xoxox

 

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Becca Highlight Comparison 

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Today I just wanted to upload a quick post!  Later this week, I will be uploading my Subculture palette review.  That review will be quite detailed (spoiler, I love the palette but still have some issues with it!) so I didn’t want to rush into it tonight.  Anyways, I thought I would do a quick comparison post about some of my favorite products, Becca highlights (shimmering skin perfectors pressed).  These are certainly tied with my Anastasia glow kits for favorite highlight.  I own most of the line so I thought I would give a quick description and swatches.

These highlights retail for $38.00 a pop, so they are fairly pricy.  However, I personally feel as though they are worth the price tag.  They give an intense glow without being glittery or leaving a harsh stripe on the cheek bone.  They’re natural but really pop.

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(Bottom to Top: Prismatic Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Pearl, Moonstone, Prosecco Pop, Champagne Pop, Rose Gold)

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Prismatic Amethyst is on of the newest shades, and limited edition.  This is a purple duo-chrome.

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Rose Quartz is a limited edition shade, and is a true pink.

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Pearl is perfect for fair skin tones, as it is a stark white.

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Moonstone is a light, yellow gold, and probably my most used shade.

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Prosecco Pop is one of Jaclyn Hill’s shades, and it is a true, yellow gold.

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Champagne Pop is a champagne, pink-toned shade, and a bit darker.  It is beautiful for several skin tones.

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Rose Gold is a deeper highlight, and as the name states, it is a true rose gold.  I received this mini in a Sephora kit I purchased.  It is a bit too dark for me however I enjoy it nonetheless.

Do you own any of these?  What are you favorites?

Until next time!

xoxox

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Z-Palette – Single Shadow Collection

I’m such an eyeshadow palette hoarder.  I have probably over forty palettes.  Although I love them, there are few that actually have every single shadow I need.  I feel as though the majority of my palettes are missing a nude color, a highlight or a good transition color.

As of recent, I’ve been loving single eyeshadows.  On days where I don’t feel inspired, or I’m just in a rush, I love reaching for my handmade palettes.  Since every color is hand selected, I don’t feel like I’m struggling to create a look.  I also love buying single shadows, since it’s a more affordable way to try out colors that seem out of your comfort zone.

I currently have two palettes: a warmer, peachy toned one and a pink/purpler cooler tone.  I would love to expand my collection into a neutral, warm, pinks/purples and blue/greens.  I currently have them in Z-palettes.  I know there has been poor customer service going on at Z-palette but at the moment, I can’t bring myself to spend money on a different option.  (If you have any suggestions for the future though, please let me know!)

My collection consists of Colourpop, MAC, Makeup Geek, Urban Decay and Coastal Scents.  They are labeled down below.  Enjoy!

* Disclaimer – Some of these swatches suck.  I’m sorry!  Some of it’s my fault and some of them perform better than they swatch!  Also, I’m super pale and some shades just don’t show up on me!  I’m going to keep working on my swatch photo-taking though, stay tuned for improvement! *

Warm-Toned Peachy Palette:

Colourpop “Let Me Explain” –  This is a perfect light gold highlight shade.  It is a very pale yellow gold and would look stunning on several different skin tones.

Colourpop “Firefly” – This is a matte bone shade.  It’s uber pigmented and perfect for setting down primer.

Colourpop “Locked and Loaded” – This is a matte pale yellow.  Again, I love using this to set my primer and really brightening up the lid.

Colourpop “Tiki” – This is a satin golden yellow with gold flecks.  This is a great lid color, especially in the spring and summer.

Colourpop “Paper Tiger” – This is a gorgeous mustard toned yellow-brown shade.  I love this both on the lid and in the crease.

Makeup Geek “Peach Smoothie” – This is a pale peach shade that is a beautiful transition color.

Coastal Scents “Pumpkin Pie” – This is a very pale mustard tan color that is another great transition shade.

Coastal Scents “Caramel” – This is similar to “Paper Tiger”, but lighter.

Colourpop “Take A Break” – This is a bronze metallic shade, that leans rather pink.  It is stunning all over the lid.

MAC “All That Glitters” – This is a metallic bronze shade, yet this leans more towards the brown end of the spectrum.

Colourpop “Note To Self” – This is a mid-toned, warm brown.  This is a perfect crease shade for warm eye lovers.

Makeup Geek “Frappe” – This is similar to “Note To Self.”  The shadow is extremely bendable and again amazing in the crease.

Colourpop “Bel Air” – This is a neutral medium brown.  It’s not only perfect for the lid and the crease, but can work with both warm and cool looks.

Colourpop “Top Notch” – This is the first of three very similar shades.  This is a deeper, very warm brown.  I’d say this leans more towards a red brown.

Coastal Scents “Oktoberfest” – This is another warm brown, but I find it to be a little more yellow toned.

Makeup Geek “Cocoa Bear” – This is another red toned warm brown.  I love all three and I love them for deepening up a look.

Coastal Scents “Deep Cider” – This is a warm black-brown with flecks of gold, yet comes off pretty matte.  This is great for deepening up the crease.

Colourpop “Issues” – This is a peach transition shade, similar to “Peach Smoothie,” but much more warm.  If you love peach toned eyes, go and buy this A$AP.

Colourpop “Centerfold” – This is a neon matte peach.  I love this in the crease.

Colourpop “Wait For It” – This is similar to “Centerfold” but it leans more pink and not as neon.

Colourpop “I Owe You” – This is a soft nectar matte shade.  This is again beautiful in the crease.

Colourpop “ Making Moves” (Duplicate) –  I received two by accident, but I don’t mind!  This is a matte hot red-orange shade.

Colourpop “Slim Fit” – This is a neon deep peach matte shade.

Colourpop “Cut Outs” – This is a matte red-toned medium peach shade.

Makeup Geek “Morocco” – This is a matte burnt orange shade, and again, is lovely in the crease.

Colourpop “Pinky Promise” – This is a metallic burgundy shade, and is gorgeous on the lid.

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Let Me Explain, Firefly, Locked and Loaded, Tiki, Paper Tiger, Peach Smoothie, Pumpkin Pie

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Caramel, Take A Break, All That Glitters, Note To Self, Frappe, Bel Air, Top Notch

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Oktoberfest, Cocoa Bear, Deep Cider, Issues, Centerfold, Wait For It, I Owe You

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Making Moves, Making Moves, Slim Fit, Cut Outs, Morocco, Pinky Promise

Cool-Toned Pink/Purple Palette:

MAC “Filament” – This is a horrible chunky silver shadow, but it was my first product from MAC, so I keep it for sentimental value.

MAC “Gesso” – This is a matte white.

MAC “Brule” – This is a matte nude shade, which is great for setting down primer.

MAC “Omega” – This is a matte, light cool-toned brown.  This is a nice transition shade for a cool toned look.

Coastal Scents “Deep Merlot” – This is a metallic purple-grey, which is perfect for the lid.

Colourpop “Cloud Nine” – This is a matte, deep plum toned brown.  This is great for deepening up the crease.

Colourpop “Goody Two Shoes” – This is a gunmetal metallic grey.

MAC “Digit” – This is a pale lilac satin, and beautiful for a Spring eye look.

MAC “Beautiful Iris” – This is a more lavender satin shadow, and is again beautiful on the lid.

Coastal Scents “Antique Lilac” – This is a pale matte purple, and would make for a nice transition or crease shade.

Colourpop “Silver Lining” – This is a grey toned purple, and would be stunning in the crease for a purple eye look.

Colourpop “143” – This is a pink toned purple (it reminds me of Barney) and is a fun pop of color without being too crazy.

Coastal Scents “Deep Grape” – This is a matte bright violet, and a beautiful way to incorporate purple into a look.

Colourpop “Piece of Cake” – This is a matte cerulean blue.  It is a bit patchy but defiantly workable.

Urban Decay “Scratch” – This is a metallic baby pink, and stunning on the lid.

Coastal Scents “Baby Pink” – This is a pale satin pink.

Colourpop “Labyrinth” – This is a matte mauve toned pink, and a beautiful crease color.

Coastal Scents “ Love Spell” – This is a bright pink matte.

Colourpop “Fair Play” – This is a hot red-toned matte pink.

Colourpop “Stay Golden” – this is a burnt pink-red shade.

Colourpop “Checkmate” – This is a harder shade to work with, but it is a matte pistachio green.

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Filament, Gesso, Brule, Omega, Deep Merlot, Cloud Nine, Goody Two Shoes

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Digit, Beautiful Iris, Antique Lilac, Silver Lining, 143, Deep Grape, Piece of Cake

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Scratch, Baby Pink, Labyrinth, Love Spell, Fair Play, Stay Golden, Checkmate

I absolutely love my collection, and can’t wait to let it continue to grow!  Do you have handmade palettes?  What is you favorite way to organize them?!

Until next time!

xoxox