Review: Colourpop Orange You Glad Palette
If you're not familiar with Colourpop, they are an affordable makeup brand that seems to pop out new releases every minute. It's basically an ongoing joke in the social media world and it can be a little frustrating for beauty reviewers and makeup lovers alike because it's just impossible to keep up.
The thing with Colourpop though is that their eyeshadow palettes and Supershock Shadows are all pretty consistent for the most part. Each palette doesn't have a different formula like many other brands...they've found a formula that works and they stick with it. When you have a dependable product at a decent price, you're bound to be popular. That being said...many of their other products can be hit and miss like any other brand out there, but for the most part, it's their quirky palettes that draw most of us in.
Most recently, they've been releasing a series of monochromatic eyeshadow palettes, which have been drawing beauty lovers in. It's a unique and creative idea and something that is just fun and very appealing. To be honest, I was holding out hope for an all orange palette and Colourpop didn't disappoint. They released the Orange You Glad palette, which contains nine different orange, coral and neutral shades in a variety of matte, metallic and glitter finishes.
Shades in the palette include:
Zested - a matte pale apricot, which is perfect to lay down all over the eye.
Squeeze Me - a metallic yellow orange with a gold flip
Creamsicle - a matte peachy orange makes a lovely transition shade
Rise n Grind - a matte vivid orange
Clementine - an orange glitter with a copper flip
Sunkiss'd - a matte neon tangerine
Tangerine Dreams - a metallic mid tone red orange
Mimosa Mami - a matte bright red orange (the most vibrant shade in the palette)
Ya Peel Me? - a matte mid tone rust which adds some depth to the outer corner and crease
You can see swatches on my pale skin below. Some of them can swatch a little patchy at first, but they build up nicely on the eyes and that's what really counts.
The shades for the most part are pretty pigmented. I had no issues with any of the looks I created. I used my usual eyeshadow primer (Wet n Wild Photofocus) and a setting spray as I usually do. Some shades do require building if you want a deep, vibrant look to them. They blended well together and always have a seamless look to them. I do wish Ya Peel Me was just the tiniest bit deeper though to get some more depth in the outer corner, but this could also backfire and take away some of the vibrancy of the shades as well.
Word of warning though regarding the glitter in the center of the palette. It does warn that the glitter is not to be used in the eye area, but if you're unfamiliar with this, ALL cosmetic glitter has this warning. It's up to you whether you want to use it or not. If not, the metallics are vibrant and give a lot of sparkly themselves. The glitter does add another dimension on top of the shadow, but it does tend to fall and get everywhere. Despite that it will last all day on the eyes, even without a glitter glue. I experienced no creasing or fading even with all day wear. The shadows held up lovely and really kept their vibrancy and sparkle.
Overall, I'm quite happy with this palette. It's definitely one that will remain in my collection. I know orange shadows aren't for everyone and some people may be intimidated by this palette. The shades suit my colouring perfectly and I think I'll be able to wear this in Spring, Summer and Fall without issue. If you don't play around with colour, I think some of the monochromatic palettes from Colourpop may be the perfect opportunity to experiment with your favourite colours and have a little fun. This palette turned out to be more wearable than even I had imagined and makes me want to try out more from the collection.
The palette retails for $12.00 US and Colourpop does ship to Canada. They charge taxes at checkout, so you won't get hit with duties or brokerage fees at the door. You can pick it up directly from Colourpop HERE and when you use my link, you get 15% off your first order.
Colourpop Orange You Glad Palette Rating: 4/5
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