Hello beauties! Today I am talking about the much anticipated, ColourPop It’s My Pleasure eyeshadow palette. For starters, this online indie brand is based in California and known for their unique mouse and jelly shadow formulas that a pack a pigmentation punch! Lately, they have branching out from their eyeshadow singles in the last few years; expanding their range into face products and skin care. The ColourPop brand has grown from just single shadows to pressed pigments, eyeshadow palettes, blush, highlighter, liquid lipsticks, and recently, colored mascaras and liquid eyeliner. I have been using ColourPop Cosmetics since their initial debut in 2014-2015 and I have had good and not-so-good experiences with them. So, what is my opinion on this mini palette? Keep reading to find out!
The online beauty community was swept off their feet by the debut of the Oh La La palette on “Mean Girls Day”; a pink color schemed palette with adorable and travel friendly packaging. After ColourPop conducted a low-key survey of what color scheme the buyers wanted to see next, purple shades were the winner (Note* ColourPop has a few mini palettes already out sporting blue and warm sunset tones).
I was excited about this palette as February is the month of love and you know what that means..beautiful girly pink and purple makeup looks! Sadly, I didn’t participate in the hype this year…mainly because after using this palette the first time I experienced a bad allergic reaction! More on that later…
I’ve always liked ColourPop’s packaging; both the decorative cardboard housing and the makeup packaging itself. This palette is a mini size and can fit into your jeans back pocket if it was a must. It’s easy to pack for travel and is relatively sturdy. Inside the palette, a pretty generous sized mirror is there, with a full layout of the shadows inside. My favorite part is that each eyeshadow has a labeled name on the packaging and not on a plastic insert (which, usually gets lost).
The It’s My Pleasure palette comes with nine shadows in side; slightly smaller than the diameter of a quarter. There are three true matte shadows, one matte shadow with glitter, and five metallic shadows with duo chrome shimmer and glitter. The textures of all the shadows are buttery and smooth, despite any glitter or shimmer, however the silky nature of these shadows kicks up a lot in the pan and does have fall out when applying and blending on the eyes. Nevertheless, pigmentation is never compromised and shadows are easy to build. I did encounter some strange patchiness when using their matte eyeshadows, despite using eyeshadow base.
Here is a run down of all of the colors featured below. (Forgive me, these weren’t swatched in order of the palette…I’ll get it right next time!)
Mr. Sandman – A duo chrome brown/muave metallic with blue and green shimmer.
Pan Fiction – A warm tone muave pink matte shadow; no shimmer or sparkle.
Sleeper – A deep burgundy matte shadow; no shimmer or sparkle.
Kittenfish – A cool toned matte shadow; no shimmer or sparkle.
Do or Dough – A fuchsia berry mettalic shadow with blue shimmer.
Pretty Cruel – A peachy toned nude matte shadow with golden glitter sparkle.
Bare Minimum – A burgundy berry metallic shadow with multicolor shimmer.
Earthshine – A unique light muave pink frost with blue and green shimmer.
Chick Lit – A deep royal purple metallic shadow.
FOTD: Smoky Royal Purple
Featured in my Lookbook gallery is the Smoky Royal Purple look using the ColourPop It’s My Pleasure palette. Although I had a bit of trouble with the matte shadows, I was able to complete this look and I relatively enjoy how it turned out. I am definitely giving Kylie Jenner lavender hair vibes with this wig, right?! For more makeup details, visit my Lookbook.
Final Review: 3.5 / 5
Overall, I give this palette a 3.5 out of 5. This was my third time using this palette and each time I struggled a bit. I know my way around affordable cosmetics that have less pigmentation, but the quality of their matte eyeshadows is hard to work with. The first time I used this palette, I had eye irritation along the waterline so badly that I had to remove it after only two hours of wear. Later, I discovered the shadow Kittenfish, Chick Lit and Sleeper were labeled as not being safe for the immediate eye area on the website’s ingredients. Of course, I never look at the ingredients of brands I trust and I am certain a lot of other companies use the same ingredients, but for some reason I had an allergic reaction with this. The palette colors are unique and beautiful, but please beware if you buy!
Olive Unicorn says
I’ve been thinking of this pallette but I may pass . The colors look beautiful but if the formula is that wierd and hard to work with its not worth it .
At full price plus shipping (which I think was around $18 when I purchased), I agree. However, I felt the Oh la la was worth the price. Overall, I will continue to invest in these mini palettes because I really do enjoy the quality of their shimmer and metallic eyeshadows, but I would definitely suggest waiting for a sale or at least free shipping. Thanks or stopping by Olive Unicorn!
Kathryn Taylor says
I used this palette for the first time recently and had a terrible allergic reaction. My eyes started watering and it felt like a particle was stuck in my eye. Over time it worsened and watered and by the time I got home and removed my eye makeup my eyes were so sore, the left one barely opened. I really thought I’d wind up at the medical centre the next day. When I woke I couldn’t open my left eye at all and had to warm a flannel and hold it over my eye to release the lid. I have many of Colourpops shadows but scared to use this pallette again