I love the beauty industry, so I always stay up to date with the newest releases, beauty news, and industry conversations. Despite owning such a large makeup collection, I work hard to use what I own. Trying tons of makeup means I get to test out many different formulas from a wide variety of brands. In the past few months, I’ve embarked on a journey to showcase and rank all of the items in my collection, by category.
In today’s ranking, I will be discussing my ColourPop Cosmetics eyeshadow palette collection. As with all posts in this series, I’ll include swatches of each palette.
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. Moreover, the brand is always up-to-date with trends and makes these trends accessible to mass markets.
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.
ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey Palette Swatches
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. 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.
ColourPop Blue Moon Palette Swatches
6 | ColourPop Orange You Glad? | $12.00, CF
When Orange You Glad? promotional images first released I was not impressed by this palette. However, once I saw YouTubers using this orange-toned palette, I fell in love and had to buy this bad boy. The undertones and depth in this palette make it easy to create tons of warm, orange looks.
Originally, I had no intention to purchase the Smoke Show Palette because I already owned the Lime Crime Venus Immortalis Palette. However, after let down with the performance of the Immortalis Palette, I was on the hunt for a similar color story that would perform better. The Smoke Show Palette is the smokey, grey palette of your dreams.
ColourPop Smoke Show Palette Swatches
4 | ColourPop Ooh La La! | $12.00, CF
Ooh La La! is my third favorite 9-Pan ColourPop Palette because of the range of colors and pink undertones included in this palette. I can create a ton of different, unique looking eyeshadow looks with this palette.
ColourPop Ooh La La Palette Swatches
3 | ColourPop Going Coconuts |$12.00 USD, CF
When the Going Coconuts palette was released, I thought this palette looked incredibly 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.
And damn. 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.
ColourPop Going Coconuts Palette Swatches
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 disliking before purchasing. Although I had a change of heart and purchased this palette, I slowly grew to love this palette. Main Squeeze is a very monochromatic, mid-tone palette that creates very similar looks. However, these are some of the most beautiful and vibrant red shadows that I own.
ColourPop Main Squeeze Palette Swatches
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 because I can create such a variety of looks from soft, sweet looks to dramatic smokey looks.
ColourPop It’s My Pleasure Palette Swatches
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.
There are relatively 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 so 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 palettes. Lately, it has felt like so many of the brand’s releases are dupes of other previously made palettes.
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 and think critically about each new release as it comes out. Within my collection, I am most in love with my Good Sport and Sweet Talk Palettes, but have a lot of love for my other palettes.
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.
Disclaimer:I am in no way intending to brag about my beauty collection or to show off any wealth. I work hard to buy what I own and so much of what is in my collection has been purchased at a discount or given to me as a gift. Moreover, these items have been garnered over the years.
Have you tried any ColourPop Monochromatic Palettes? How do you feel about the brand’s constant releases? Let me know in the comments below.