When ColourPop first released the Yes, Please Palette, warm eyeshadow lovers everywhere jumped for joy at the chance to own this orange-toned palette. With obvious inspiration from Natasha Denona’s cult-classic, Sunset Palette, ColourPop’s variation offered buyers a chance to own a similar color story at a 7th of the price. But after hundreds (if not thousands of new releases), does this neutral palette still stand the test of time? Keep reading for my honest review on the ColourPop Yes, Please Palette.
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A Little About ColourPop
Founded in 2014, ColourPop Cosmetics is a Los Angeles-based indie makeup brand that experienced a meteoric rise in the American beauty space. Known for their fast-fashion inspired business model, ColourPop provides beauty lovers with the trendiest new releases without breaking the bank.
Here is what ColourPop has to say about their OG palette:
What do we say to warm, sunset eyes? 🌅
Yes, Please! 🙋
With blendable mattes and fiery metallics, create the perfect look for day or night.Neutral enough for your every day look, but with vibrant pops of colour to let you experiment, get this go-to palette loved by everyone! 😍
I appreciate when brands keep their product descriptions simple, because some brands promise the world in their product descriptions. According to ColourPop this palette will help you achieve warm, sunset eyes (an obvious reference to Natasha Denona’s Sunset Palette).
Also, the Yes, Please Palette contains 12 eyeshadows. This includes 4 shimmers and 8 matte shadows.
Packaging & Price
The Yes, Please Palette comes in a simple, cream-colored cardboard packaging. The outside of the palette features the words, “Cute AF.” As a result of this design element, many beauty consumers actually refer to the Yes, Please Palette as the Cute AF Palette.
Like most ColourPop Palettes, this palette does not include a mirror. However, inside the palette all of the shade names are labeled.
Interestingly, when the palette first dropped, ColourPop intended for Yes, Please to be a limited edition release. However, after selling out immediately upon the initial launch and subsequent restock, the palette was made permanent for the brand. In fact, for a brand that discontinues products so quickly it is genuinely surprising that Yes, Please is still available.
Also, when the palette first launched it retailed for $16.00. However, as of 2020, the Yes, Please palette now retails for $18.00.
Is ColourPop Cruelty Free & Vegan?
Manufactured in Los Angeles, California, ColourPop is 100% Cruelty-Free. However, the brand is not 100% Vegan. Yes, Please is not Vegan.
As I say in many of my reviews, ingredient literacy is extremely important. With the American beauty market’s current obsession with labeling “clean” vs “dirty” ingredients, consumers need to be empowered to understand and judge ingredients for themselves.
Top Ingredients in the Matte Eyeshadows
The below chart breaks down 5 of the commonly shared, top ingredients in the matte shadows.
May help to enhance the function of preservatives in cosmetics.
Again, I’m not surprised to see dimethicone and another silicone ingredient within the top 5 ingredients However, I was surprised that Mica failed to make the top 5 ingredients while 3 preservatives were listed so high. Typically, preservatives are found much lower on the ingredient list.
ColourPop Yes, Please Palette Swatches
As always, swatches are not a perfect indicator of quality. However, swatches can provide clues about a product’s color payoff and ability to blend.I swatched the Yes, Please Palette using my fingers on a bare arm. No primer.
As you can tell from the above swatches, the Yes Please Palette contains a beauty array of warm-toned neutral shadows from burnt browns to warm oranges and fiery reds. Also, unlike some popular warm-toned palettes, this palette contains a lot of depth.
Given that this was the brand’s first 12-pan palette, I expected to encounter some difficulties swatching. However, as you can tell from these swatches, the shadows in this palette are incredibly pigmented.
In general, the performance of the eyeshadows within the Yes, Please Palette falls in line with other ColourPop pressed powder palettes. The matte shadows look pigmented on the eyes, but remain easy to blend.
Meanwhile, the metallic eyeshadows apply best using a finger compared to brush. Although I typically prefer to apply metallic shadows this way, some beauty lovers do not love this application method.
Also, across both formulas minimal fallout was produced. In fact, I never notice a ton of kickback in the pan nor do I notice fallout on my face.
Finally, the wear-time of the shadows felt standard compared to other powder eyeshadow formulas. When worn over an eyeshadow primer, these warm-toned shades last 10-12 hours on the lids without fading, creasing, or smudging all over the face.
Where is the Yes, Please Palette sold?
The Yes, Please Palette is sold exclusively on the ColourPop website. At the time of this writing, the palette is out of stock. However, check back for restocks.
Final Thoughts on the ColourPop Yes, Please Palette
At the time of its release in 2017, affordable beauty lovers struggled to find pigmented eyeshadows that performed similar to high-end alternatives. With the launch of Yes, Please, ColourPop helped to usher in a new era where makeup snobs were forced to come to terms with the idea that such an affordable brand could create such impeccable eyeshadow formulas.
Overall, ColourPop’s Yes, Please Palette contains a beautiful selection of warm-toned neutral eyeshadows. The color story effortlessly infuses pops of color with neutral shadows in a way that makes wearing color approachable for the every day eyeshadow wearer. Moreover, the palette’s price point and formula makes Yes, Please an amazing beginner-friendly palette.
With the above said, as a palette, Yes, Please is no longer revolutionary. At this point, nearly every brand offers this color story in a palette. However, that doesn’t stop this palette from selling out during nearly every ColourPop sale.
Overall, buyers cannot go wrong with the ColourPop Palette that started it all. The Yes, Please Palette continues to shine as one of the best warm neutral palettes created. 10/10 recommend snagging this palette for anyone looking to try the brand’s formula or anyone drawn to these shades. See where this palette ranks in my ultimate ColourPop Palette ranking.