ColourPop Palettes are like chips: it is impossible to have just one. ColourPop makes some of the most affordable and high-quality eyeshadow formulas on the market. But are all of the Monochromatic Palettes just as good? In today’s post, I will be sharing my ColourPop Monochromatic Palette ranking. Stay tuned for mini reviews and tons of swatches!
ColourPop Monochromatic Palette Collection Ranking
8 | ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey | $12.00, CF
The ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey was arguably the Summer 2019 Palette and easily the most hyped monochromatic 9-Pan palette in the range. Are these yellow shadows impressive? Heck yeah.
However, yellow is not the most “wearable” everyday color and the depth of colors in the palette is not that expansive. Also, I am not a fan of pressed glitters. For these reasons, Uh-Huh Honey takes the lowest spot in my ColourPop Monochromatic Palette collection ranking.
7 | ColourPop Blue Moon |$12.00 USD, CF
I surprised myself with the standing of my Blue Moon Palette in my ColourPop Monochromatic Palette Collection Ranking because I have an intense love of blue shadows.
Unlike the other palettes on this list, I IMMEDIATELY purchased the Blue Moon palette upon release. Like many of the other palettes in this range, the range of blue and silver tones in this palette was curated well.
The above being said, I do not wear vibrant blue eyeshadow everyday or even every week. For this reason, Blue Moon ranks lower in my collection.
6 | ColourPop Orange You Glad? | $12.00, CF
When Orange You Glad? promotional images first released I was not impressed by this palette. Orange-toned palettes have been popular for years.
However, once I saw YouTubers using this orange-toned palette, I fell in love. U had to buy this bad boy. The undertones and depth in this palette make it easy to create tons of warm, orange looks. The colors range from neutral to vibrant depending on the intensity of application.
5 | ColourPop Smoke Show (now: Blowing Smoke) | $12.00, CF
Originally, I had no intention to purchase the Smoke Show Palette because I already owned the Lime Crime Venus Immortalis Palette. However, I was let down with the performance of the Immortalis Palette.
Still obsessed with the smokey color story, I was on the hunt for a similar palette that would perform better. The Smoke Show Palette is the smokey, grey palette of my dreams.
4 | ColourPop Ooh La La! | $12.00, CF
Ooh La La! is my fourth favorite 9-Pan ColourPop Palette. The range of colors and pink undertones included in this palette is cohesive yet diverse in range. I can create a ton of unique looking eyeshadow looks with this one pink palette.
3 | ColourPop Going Coconuts |$12.00 USD, CF
When the Going Coconuts palette was released, I thought this palette looked beyond boring. I could not understand the hype surrounding this soft, neutral monochromatic ColourPop palette.
In an attempt to understand the hype, I ordered the Going Coconuts Palette during a major ColourPop sale. I expected that I’d like this palette, but that it wouldn’t be anything special.
Going Coconuts is an easy, everyday palette that enables people to create soft glam looks for day or evening. Each shadow is pigmented, without being overpowering and blends with ease. The shimmer shadows are ultra-foiled, whether applied with a dry brush or finger.
Within my ColourPop Monochromatic Palette collection ranking, Going Coconuts knocked Ooh La La from its high-ranking third place spot.
2 | ColourPop Main Squeeze |$12.00 USD, CF
Of the 9-Pan monochromatic ColourPop palettes, the Main Squeeze Palette was the only palette I purchased that I remember legitimately disliking before purchasing. Clearly I had a change of heart.
After purchased Main Squeeze, I quickly grew to love this palette. Main Squeeze is a very monochromatic, mid-tone palette that typically creates looks with a similar vibe. However, these are some of the most beautiful and vibrant red shadows that I own.
10/10 recommend Main Squeeze to red eyeshadow fiends who are looking for high-quality affordable options.
1 | ColourPop It’s My Pleasure | $12.00, CF
Without a doubt, ColourPop’s monochromatic purple palette, It’s My Pleasure, is my favorite 9-pan palette from the brand. I love the range of purple-toned colors in this palette. I can create a variety of looks ranging from soft and sweet to dramatic and smokey.
Since purchasing this purple palette, It’s My Pleasure has rained supreme as my favorite with my ColourPop Monochromatic palette collection ranking.
Note: During ColourPop’s most recent 9-Pan Palette Sale, I picked up a few of the ColourPop Monochromatic Palettes – Lilac You A Lot, Mint to Be, and Proceed with Caution. I have yet to use these palettes enough to feel comfortable ranking them.
Final Thoughts on my ColourPop Monochromatic Palette Collection Ranking
There are few affordable brands on the market that create eyeshadow palettes that are as high quality as ColourPop for the price. There are even fewer brands that are as on top of trends and are as fast-moving as ColourPop.
That being said, ColourPop Palettes are dangerous because of how frequently the brand releases new collections. Lately, it feels like so many of the brand’s releases are dupes of previous releases.
Do I love the ColourPop palettes that I own? I sure do.
But after being in love with the brand for so long, I’ve had to take a step back to think more critically about each new release as they come out. Within my ColourPop Monochromatic Palette collection ranking, I legitimately love each palette despite using some palettes more frequently than others.
Despite my critics of the brand’s launch cycle, I recommend ColourPop to any makeup beginners or anyone one a budget. ColourPop makes it so easy for anyone to love makeup and keep up with the latest trends.
Catch up on My Collection Series
Did you enjoy reading about my ColourPop Monochromatic Palette collection ranking? Keep up with the rest of the posts in this series here:
- Cheeks: Blush | Bronzer | Highlighter
- Base: Primer | Concealer | Foundation | Setting Products
- Lips: Nude Lipstick | Bold Lipstick | Lip Crayon | Lip Liner | Liquid Lipstick | Lip Tint | Lip Gloss
- Eyes: Eyeliner | Mascara | Brows | Single Eyeshadow | Glitters | Indie Single Shadows
- ColourPop: Super Shock Shadow | Pressed Single Shadows
If you want to read more about my ColourPop addiction, check out these posts: ColourPop x iLuvSarahii Through My Eyes Eyeshadow Palette, ColourPop Sweet Talk Eyeshadow Palette, ColourPop x Disney Villains Collection, ColourPop Double Rainbow Super Shock Shadow Bundle.
Disclaimer: My collection series is not an attempt to display ‘wealth’ or to brag. This collection came about as a way to help consumers figure out what products they might enjoy within a particular product category.
Do you agree with my ColourPop Monochromatic Palette collection ranking? How do you feel about the brand’s constant releases? Let me know in the comments below.1