Colourpop Cosmetics is absolutely killing the makeup game when it comes to new releases! I am always compelled to buy nearly everything and it takes so much restraint not to add each and every product into my cart. Colourpop has recently collaborated with a Youtube beauty influencer Amanda Steele, to create another new and gorgeous collection. What I was most intrigued about in this collection was the first Colourpop Cosmetics Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette! Admittedly, the colours within this palette are not something I would usually go for, but I was so excited to try this formula because of course there will be many other palettes like this one in the future.
Amanda Steele x Colourpop Cosmetics Weekend Warrior Palette Review
This palette is made up of a heavy cardboard with a light purple-grey on the outside and a deep purple on the inside. It also has a magnetic closure, which is always nice when travelling! The palette itself has quite a good weight to it and does not feel cheap at all! I did notice that it was quite deep. If you are apart of the facebook group Colourpop Fanatics they actually worked out that if you want to, you can DIY this palette into a cheap Z palette, which is pretty cool considering the price.
This palette retails for $18USD and can only be purchased on the Colourpop website here. Each shadow is 1.4 g, so you are getting 4 shadows, for $4.50 each. This is pretty affordable when compared to other brands such as Makeup Geek and MAC where you receive 1.8g for $6 and 1.5g for $12 respectively.
The fact that you can also turn this palette into a cheap Z palette, is also a huge plus!
Unlike the Colourpop Super Shock Shadows, these are pressed powder shadows! They are highly pigmented and have medium to full coverage. These have a velvet-like / silky feel which is lovely considering they are matt. Mattes can sometimes lean on the chalky side and I was pleasantly surprised with this formula considering the price! It is very easy to apply these with a brush and they blend quite nicely.
I didn’t experience any fallout or kickback of shadow, except for the teal shade.
I like that Colourpop hasn’t gone with the on-trend warm shades, however, these aren’t typically shades I personally would reach for. The last two shades in the palette are really gorgeous. I don’t think the first two shades are appropriate for my skin tone, but they would definitely suit those with light skin tones. I found the shade Harley to be quite grey on my skin tone, and wasn’t the best for a transition for me.
Throttle: satin pale pink
Harley: matte cool grey
Burnout: matte deepened teal
Chopper: matte deepened purple
They apply nicely to the eye and blend really well. The pigment does last most of the day but did slightly fade towards the end of the day. I think I need to play around a little with primers to see which works best for these!
I love my Sigma brushes for applying eyeshadows. I use the following brushes;
Crease – E40 Tapered Blending Brush to apply and blend transition shade
Lid – E55 Eye Shading Brush to press and slide the shimmer shades to lid
Outer Corner – E34 Domed Utility Brush to add depth to the outer corner
Inner Corner – E30 Pencil Brush to highlight the inner corner
I really like this formulation and I cannot wait to see what shades they bring out next! To me, the shades aren’t as important as the formula, as with the rate Colourpop is going, I’m sure that there are even more gorgeous palettes being produced as we speak!
Amanda Steele x Colourpop Cosmetics Weekend Warrior Palette Swatches
Here are swatches of this palette on my arm without the use of a primer. Please keep in mind that the shades may vary with skin tones.
From top to bottom we have Throttle, Harley, Burnout and Chopper
What do you think about this eyeshadow palette? What colour schemes are you hoping Colourpop release next? Let me know in the comments below!
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