COLOURPOP BLUE MOON & IT'S MY PLEASURE EYESHADOW PALETTES REVIEW + SWATCHES
Since I placed my first Colourpop order a few weeks ago, it’s safe to say I’ve been pretty frickin obsessed!! I since then made 3 more orders, the third one being on its way to me as I write this (and I’m so excited!!). I’ve mentioned their lipgloss in my “Top 5 lip glosses for summer” post and did a full dedicated review to their lip scrub and lip balm duo, but today I want to talk about something a little different: Their eyeshadow.
The firs time I tried out Colourpop’s eyeshadows was about 2 years ago, when they were sold at Sephora for a brief moment, and to be 100% honest, I wasn’t that impressed. I had the Golden State Of Mind palette, which is a 15 pan eyeshadow palette that contains exclusively shimmer shades, and while it was a good palette, I found it to be just OK. I mean it was good, but nothing spectacular.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago, I had been looking for a purple palette for months. The only purple palette I had was my Anastasia Norvina palette, which only has 3 purple shades, when you think about it… And I wanted something a little more, well… Purple! As I was just about to purchase the Huda Beauty Purple Obsessions palette (for $27), I stumbled upon the Colourpop It’s My Pleasure palette (a whopping $12) and thought I might as well try it out, because a) it looked amazing, b) I kept hearing good things about Colourpop and c) I figured the worst that would happen would be me loosing $12… Which is less than half of what the Huda Beauty palette costs.
And man, did it knock my socks off!!! First of all, I need to say that I’m about to rave about these palettes for a hot minute, and when I say I LOVE them, I don’t mean I love them for a cheap dupe. I mean I love them because they’re amazing eyeshadow palettes and I think they’re worth a lot more than what they cost… AKA the quality VS price ratio is out of this world!
The shadows in both palettes are incredibly creamy, super pigmented and they don’t become muddy or look weak once they’re blended on the eye. They also blend really well, there’s minor kickback in the pan, the fallout situation is easy to control… Basically, these eyeshadows are BOMB - They make a beautiful statement, and I get compliments every time I wear them out!
I’m also obsessed with the colour stories, which really allow you to create a full purple or blue look. I find that most eyeshadow palette themed around one colour on the market still have a lot of “filler” basic shades, which can be a little frustrating when you already have a thousand neutral palettes in your collection.
While the It’s My Pleasure palette doesn’t have a highlight shade and the Blue Moon palette doesn’t really have a transition shade that looks like skin, I really don’t mind dipping into another palette to complete the look, because I feel like both palettes give me everything I need to create a ton of looks around these 2 colours.
I feel like It’s My Pleasure might be a tiny bit more versatile than Blue Moon, if only because it has a shade that’s closer to skin-tone and it also has 2 cooler shades (Do Or Dough and Chick Lit) and the rest of the shades are warm. Obviously it’s hard to make a warm blue, unless you’re going for turquoise - But I think I would have loved to have one or two turquoise shades in there…
Without any more blabbering, here are the swatches for both palettes:
You might have noticed that the It’s My Pleasure palette didn’t swatch as well for a few shades, and honestly, I don’t know why, because I’ve worn these on the eyes and they were a breeze to blend… So don’t take the swatches for face value. It’s My Pleasure has 3 matte shades, 1 matte shade with a few golden flecks, and 5 glitters. The 3 lighter glittery shades (Do Or Dough, Earthshine and Mr. Sandman) are my favourite, because I find them to be super multidimensional and captivating to look at. They’re also super easy to wear, and they can be worn across the whole lid if you want a simpler look. As I mentioned above, I also really appreciate that some shades are more on the pink side, some have gorgeous blue undertones and sparkles and some are pure purple, yet they all work together in a super cohesive way. I also love that the darkest shade, Sleeper, is a warm, almost eggplant like shade, because it really looks beautiful and healthy on the eye, as opposed to looking like you got punched in the face like a cold purple can sometimes do.
Now the Blue Moon shades: As I mentioned, this doesn’t have a neutral transition shade, but I like using Moonlite as a transition when I’m looking for a full blue look. My favourite shades from this palette are Starry Eyed, Tide Pool, and Mad About U, which, when used together, make your eyes look like a beautiful exotic pool, LOL. I also love that the lightest shade, Lumi, looks white in the pan but has some really cool blue reflects, so you can use it either as an inner corner highlight, or as a topper for the center of the lid, to brighten things up a bit. I also appreciate the fact that Da Ba Dee (what a fun name!!) and Billie Jean are both on the grey side, so you can do a totally different look using just these 2 shades.
Safe to say, these 2 palettes are really a hit for me, and I love that they have one for almost every colour out there. I just ordered the pink themed one, named Ohh La la! and I also really love their Main Squeeze palette, which is red themed, and their Just My Luck palette, which (you might have guessed it) is green themed. Green is a colour that I feel would be a little less wearable, but I’ve heard it looks stunning with brown eyes, so I’m really tempted to try it out… And at $12 a pop, it’s not like it’s a huge commitment anyways, so I might.
They also just came out with a yellow palette called Uh Huh-Honey, which isn’t really my vibe, but that any fans of yellow out there would love!
Let’s just say Colourpop came a long way in my heart since their Golden State Of Mind Palette from 2 years ago, and their eyeshadows are now stellar. I highly recommend them, and I feel like they’re better than a lot of much more expensive shadows I’ve tried before.
They’re also made in LA (which is crazy) and cruelty-free, so there’s really no excuse to pay super high prices when you can get such amazing shadows for such a low price.
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I hope you guys enjoyed this review and found it helpful! Let me know if you want to see some looks with these palettes, or if there’s anything you would like me to review on THB… I love creating content that you guys enjoy! If you have these palettes, I’d love to know what you guys think, so leave your thought in the comment section below. And lastly, if you post a look using one of these 2 palettes on Instagram, tag me in it @thehungarianbrunette, so I can share it on my stories!
I love you guys and hope you’re having a wonderful day!!