They are so pretty and only $12? I would definitely be tempted to buy them all myself, so I appreciate all your thoughts on this. Another smart and helpful post, LP!
How to Find the Right Monochromatic ColourPop Palette For You April 9, 2020
The Monochromatic ColourPop Palettes are like chips. It is impossible to have just one. In today’s post, I’ll be sharing 6 tips to find the right monochromatic Colourpop palette for you!
How to Find the Right Monochromatic ColourPop Palette for You
In early 2019, ColourPop took the beauty community by storm with the release of its monochromatic 9-Pan palettes. Originally an affordable dupe of the Huda Beauty’s popular Obsessions Palettes, the ColourPop Monochromatic range came into its own as the range expanded.
However, with 12 palettes in ColourPop’s Monochromatic Palette range, finding the right palette seems daunting. Thankfully, the task is not impossible. To find the right monochromatic ColourPop palette for you, keep these questions in mind:
1 | Assess the Shade Range
What do I mean by this? Although some of the Monochromatic Palettes contain a wide variety of tones within the same color family, some of the palettes lack depth. As a result, those palettes typically create very similar looks regardless of what shadows are used.
Main Squeeze, Uh-Huh Honey, Lilac You A Lot, Baby Got Peach, and Mint to Be are “one look palettes.”
2 | Evaluate the Tone
Although this may seem obvious, avoid palettes that are comprised of tones that you dislike.
- Cool Tone: Just My Luck, Blue Moon, It’s My Pleasure, Uh-Huh Honey, Smoke Show
- Pastel Tone: Baby Got Peach, Lilac You A Lot, Mint to Be
- Warm Tone: Ooh La La!, Main Squeeze, Orange You Glad?, Strawberry Shake
3 | Compare Similar Color Stories
After releasing the original six Monochromatic Palettes, ColourPop expanded the range with additional color variations.
Think Pink: Strawberry Shake and Ooh La La! Palettes are both pink palettes with similar color stories. In fact, Strawberry Shake has a slightly softer color range, while Ooh La La! is much more vibrant.
Purple Power: It’s My Pleasure and Lilac You A Lot have very similar color stories. However, it’s my pleasure has greater depth, while the pastel, Lilac You A Lot is softer.
Peachy Keen: Baby Got Peach is very similar to ColourPop’s beloved Sweet Talk Palette. Understanding the similarities, Baby Got Peach may be the better option for you if you only want peach tones. Are you trying to decide between Baby Got Peach or the Sweet Talk Palette? Read my in-depth review on ColourPop Sweet Talk Eyeshadow Palette
4 | Be Aware of Pressed Glitters
When trying to find the right monochromatic ColourPop palette for you, it is essential to understand what palettes contain pressed glitters.
Specifically, tf you hate pressed glitters in eyeshadow palettes, avoid the Uh-Huh Honey, Orange You Glad, and Baby Got Peach Palettes. Also, the pressed glitters included in ColourPop Palettes are not considered eye-safe.
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5 | Do Not Buy a Palette to “Get Into” Wearing That Color
Chances are high that you will not use a monochromatic palette in a color range that you don’t regularly wear on your eyes. For example, if you do not wear blue eyeshadow, it does not make sense to purchase the Blue Moon Palette. It is likely that the palette would sit unused in your collection.
Furthermore, this is the reason that I do not own the Just My Luck Palette. I hate the cool-toned, green color story. Based on my current preferences, I am unlikely to reach for that palette.
RELATED: Are you a fan of colorful shadows? Follow this link for my review of the ColourPop Double Rainbow Super Shock Shadow Bundle.
6 | Avoid Collector Mentality
Attempting to collect all of the Monochromatic Palettes from ColourPop should not be your main reason for purchasing a release. In other words, if you dislike a palette or know if you won’t use it, please do not buy it.
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There are very few affordable brands that make makeup that is the same quality as ColourPop. Moreover, other affordable brands such as Makeup Revolution fail to compete with ColourPop from a quality or price standpoint. For example, ColourPop palettes are often cheaper per unit of product and the quality is consistently good. In comparison, Makeup Revolution copies other brands’ designs but the quality is inconsistent.
Although all of ColourPop’s palettes are addictive and affordable, the monochromatic ColourPop palettes are particularly alluring to beauty lovers. The curated color stories and inexpensive prices make it easy to purchase these palettes on an impulse.
However, it is important to find the right monochromatic ColourPop palette for you. Otherwise, you may be tempted to purchase all the $12 palettes from ColourPop.
Did you enjoy reading my 6 tips on how to find the right Monochromatic ColourPop Palette for you? Click here for my definitive ranking of the Monochromatic ColourPop Palettes in my collection.
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