Look at this stuff – isn’t it neat? Wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete? Wouldn’t you think I’m the girl… the girl who has everything?
Without a doubt, ColourPop is one of the most addictive, trendy beauty brands in the beauty game because of the brand’s ability to create high quality, beautifully packaged products at prices that do not break the bank. Needless to say, I was stoked when I saw that ColourPop was collaborating with Disney to launch a collection inspired by the Disney Villains. But does this collection live up to the hype? Keep reading for an in-depth review of the ColourPop x Disney Villains Collection.
ColourPop x Disney Villains :: Misunderstood Eyeshadow Palette
The 15-Pan Misunderstood Palette is comprised of a variety of matte, duochrome, and metallic shadows aimed at enabling you to slay all of your looks. In particular, this palette includes five mattes, two duo-chromes, and eight metallic shadows.
Price & Packaging: The Misunderstood palette retails for $22.00 USD and may be purchased alone or in a bundle with the Disney Princess Palette.
This palette comes in ColourPop’s traditional cardboard packaging. It is black with an almost holographic villain-themed design overtop. The one major flaw to this packaging is that this palette does not include a mirror.
Eyeshadow Swatches: Holy Moly – these shadows pack a punch when finger swatched. As to be expected, the metallics swatched like a dream – they were soft and highly pigmented. The metallics were almost too soft as they did crumble a bit. Although there are only two duo-chromes in this palette, many of the metallics contain glitter that adds a layer of dimension.
From a matte perspective, all the shades except 101, the matte black, impressed me. 101 swatched more like a deep, sooty grey as opposed to a true black. Also, The Fates (deep blue) does produce a lot of fallout.
Swatches from top-to-bottom: No Spots (matte white), Mongrels (metallic pinky ivory), Diablo (metallic lime), Devious (matte terracotta), Tragic (matte warm beige), Underworld (metallic bronzey copper), Pain & Panic (metallic mid-tone gold with peachy pink flecks), Forest of Thorns (metallic orchid), Flotsam (metallic baby pink with blue glitter), The Fates (matte deep blue), Revenge (matte charcoal grey with silver glitter), Sing (metallic dark brown with hot pink to gold duochrome flip), Jetsam (metallic denim blue with teal duochrome flip), Facile (metallic olive green with gold flecks), 101 (matte black)
Application & Wear-Time: The Misunderstood palette is in-line with ColourPop’s other pressed shadow palettes. As touched upon above, the metallics do crumble and produce fallout, but they are high impact, vibrant colors. They can be applied easily with a finger or flat brush. The majority of these shadows wore well throughout the day with the exception of Facile and Flotsam which creased badly after a few hours.
I recommend applying your eyeshadow first when using any of the dark colors given that the dark shades produce fallout.
Bad or Rad: Overall, this is a rad eyeshadow palette due to the versatile color selection and quality shadows. Although this may look like a rainbow palette, it is actually more of a half-neutral, half-colorful palette. I found it easy to create basic neutral looks, bright colorful looks, and dark, grungy looks with this palette … without having to dip into other palettes. Moreover, each shade was pigmented and blended out with ease on the eye.
I recommend this palette to anyone who wants to experiment with color without committing to a rainbow palette OR to major Disney fans. However, I want to point out that the color story is very reminiscent of the Perception Palette that ColourPop released with MakeupShayla.
ColourPop x Disney Villains :: Jelly Much Eyeshadows
The ColourPop Jelly Much Shadows promise to provide intense pigmentation with just one swipe of the finger without creasing or fallout. I picked up the Cruella, Ursula, and Maleficent Shadows (Perfectly Wretched, Just Your Voice, and Spindle, respectively).
Price & Packaging: Each Jelly Much Shadow retails for $8.00 USD. Unlike the lipsticks, glosses, and highlighters these are not included in any villain-specific Kit. Out of all the products in the collection, these have the least Villainous packaging. The shadows come in the tradition twist top plastic pot, with a black lid (as opposed to the traditional black lid).
Eyeshadow Swatches: The below finger swatches really speak for themselves. These are high impact shadows with intense metallic pigmentation.
Application & Wear-Time: The Jelly Much Shadows can be applied with a brush or finger. Fingers provide the best color payoff, but using a flat brush provides better control and makes less mess. Be aware these may stain your fingers or outer surfaces. I find the shadows dry down quickly, but not so fast that you have no time to blend or work with the shadows on your lids. Moreover, these play well with other powder shadows.
As promised, these don’t have any fallout and they do wear well on the eyes. Be aware that applying too much of a certain pigment may give the lids a textured appearance.
Bad or Rad: The Jelly Much Shadows are a rad option for anyone who loves rocking impact color on the lids without fussing over the fallout. However, as mentioned, these are the least connected products to the Villain theme so I don’t think they are a must-buy unless you really love one of the featured villains, want to try the jelly formula, or are particularly drawn to a certain shade.
ColourPop x Disney Villains :: Super Shock Highlighters
The ColourPop x Disney Villains Super Shock Highlighters promise to provide the ultimate glow. They are meant to be buildable, blendable, and buttery-soft. I picked up the Cruella, Ursula, and Maleficent shades (You Idiots! You Fools! You Imbeciles!, Poor Unfortunate Souls, and Mistress of All Evil, respectively).
Price & Packaging: Each highlighter details for $10.00 USD or can be purchased as part of a villain-specific kit. The Villains packaging is different from the brand’s traditional, plastic, twist-top Super Shock Cheek packaging. Instead, these limited edition highlighters come in a cardboard compact with a mirror. Without a doubt, the highlighters are the best-packaged items in the collection. Both the outer cartons and the highlighters, themselves, have visually stunning neon representations of each villain.
Highlighter Swatches: These highlighters swatch much more subtly than expected given how they appear in the pan. Compared to ColourPop’s tradition SS highlighters, these provide more of a metallic finish with slight duochrome flips.
Application & Wear-Time: As with most Super Shock products, these are best applied with a finger and are buildable. The colors are actually quite subtle and wearable for “everyday life”. However, I have to force myself to use these highlighters. As a whole, I don’t wear adventurous or metallic-looking highlighters because I prefer wet, glossy looking finishes. Also, I felt like these highlighters were almost too subtle. Do they last all day? Sure. Are they buildable? Yes. Are they soft and buttery? Most definitely. But something is still missing for me.
Bad or Rad: If you enjoy subtle, colorful, metallic highlighters than you may like these. Although I don’t like to recommend anyone buy makeup solely for the packaging I will make an exception with these highlighters. If you are a die-hard Disney fan and you absolutely love one of the villains in the collection a Villain highlighter may be worthwhile for you to display.
ColourPop x Disney Villains :: Ulta Glossy Lipgloss
The ColourPop x Disney Villains Ultra Glossy Lips promise to provide the lips with a glass-like shine, subtle shimmer, and sheer tint of color without drying out the lips. Additionally, these glosses promise to make the lips look juicy and full.
Price & Packaging: Each lipgloss retails for $7.00 USD, but may be purchased as part of larger kits according to each Villain in the collection.
Packaging-wise glosses come in clear tubes with black caps. There is a holographic villain-themed design on each tube. Unfortunately, the applicator is a brush, similar to the types of brushes that are used in nail polish.
Gloss Swatches: Even though the glosses look very different in the tubes, the color payoff is so sheer that there isn’t a lot of variation in how these look when swatched or when applied on the lips.
Application & Wear-Time: I hated the feeling of applying these glosses to the lips because of the applicator wand. I don’t enjoy brush applicators for glosses because they don’t do a good job of adequately spreading product across the lips. Moreover, the brush gets scraggly and scratchy.
Beyond the applicator, I disliked how these glosses felt on my lips. The texture was quite thick and sticky compared to other gloss formulas that I own. Also, the colors looked almost milky on my lips? They made my lips look too pale and washed out. I didn’t find these glosses to be particularly long-wearing or plumping in any way.
Bad or Rad: I would not recommend these glosses to anyone – not even Disney lovers. If the packaging were more unique or customized to each villain, then maybe a collector would still enjoy these glosses. However, as it stands these glosses are a total disappointment and not worth the $7.00 USD.
ColourPop x Disney Villains :: Lux Lipstick
The ColourPop Creme Lux and Matte Lux Lipsticks promise to be long-wearing, lightweight lipsticks that won’t dry out the lips. ColourPop claims these lipsticks are super pigmented and apply with ease. I picked up the shades Ursula and Maleficent from the Disney Villains Collection.
Price & Packaging: The ColourPop x Disney Villains lipsticks can be purchased alone or in kits. A standalone lipstick costs $8.00 USD, while the full collection bundle costs $48.00 USD. Each lipstick comes in a villain-specific kit, too. Every shade in the collection is named after the villain that inspired the shade.
The ColourPop x Disney Villains lipsticks come in matte black tubes with silver designs imprinted overtop. The designs are the same villains-inspired elements imprinted on the lipgloss tubes. The packaging feels heavy and sturdy and the shade name is printed on the bottom of each tube. Additionally, each tube has the word “Villains” imprinted on it. Personally, I loved this little design touch.
Lipstick Swatches: I apologize for the blurry photo, but the below are arm swatches of the shades Maleficent and Ursula. Maleficent is a magenta Creme Lux Lipstick, while Ursula is a blackened plum Matte Lux Lipstick. Maleficent swatched like a dream, while Ursula took multiple swatches to build pigmentation and the color was a little patchy.
Application & Wear-Time: Both Maleficent and Ursula wore well throughout the day when worn overtop a lip liner. I didn’t find that either shade transferred or dried out my lips. However, as mentioned above, the shade Ursula did take some building to reach full opacity on the lips.
Bad or Rad: Overall, I think the Villains lipsticks were worth the money given that the product packaging and the quality of the lipsticks.
Final Thoughts on the ColourPop x Disney Villains Collection
To be frank, the best thing about this collection is the packaging that the Disney creators designed for this collab. All-in-all, while I was impressed by the quality of the eyeshadows, I don’t think this collection is by any means a must-buy for anyone unless they are a huge Disney fan or they are particularly drawn to a certain product.
Although the majority of this collection performed well, I would not recommend the lip glosses to anyone… despite the packaging and the affordable price point. Personally, I’d rather pay more for a better quality gloss.
Are you ColourPop obsessed like me? Check out my ColourPop Collection, Sweet Talk Eyeshadow Palette Review, ColourPop Through My Eyes Eyeshadow Palette Review, or Double Rainbow Super Shock Shadow Kit Review.
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What do you think about the ColourPop x Disney Villains Collection? What would you like to see ColourPop x Disney do next? Who is your favorite Disney Villain? Please let me know in the comments below.