ColourPop Cosmetics x Shayla | Perception Palette | Full Review

Hi Beauties, 

Welcome back to yet another eyeshadow palette review post! Today’s post is going to focus on the Perception palette which was a collaboration between ColourPop Cosmetics and Shayla (aka MakeupShayla). If you want to learn more about the palette, and whether or not I will be keeping it in my collection, then keep on reading. 

About The Palette –

I was instantly drawn to this collection when it was first released back in 2018. I splurged and purchased the entire collection all in one hit, which contained the palette, some creme luxe lipsticks and two loose highlighter shades. Shayla and ColourPop have come together on numerous occasions now and released some pretty amazing stuff! The Perception palette is a large 16 shade palette that contains shades with matte, shimmer and metallic finishes.  


The Packaging – 

The palette itself is stunning. The cardboard exterior has a black, purple and gold splatter pattern to it and is quite large in size as it does contain 16 shades of shadows. The size of the pans, however, are smaller in comparison to ColourPop’s single pressed shadows. A major bonus for me in regards to this palette is that it also holds a decent sized mirror. You could very easily do your makeup with it! Another bonus is that the packaging isn’t super thick, so it is super easy to store within your collection. 


The Shades – 

Unbothered is a metallic soft, golden beige shade with a very subtle peach shift. 

T.F. is a metallic gold shade. 

Titus is a dark frosted grey taupe shade. 

Stallion is a deep black shade with flecks of blue sparkles. 

Spill The Tea is a metallic medium rosy copper shade.

Diva is a metallic copper with orange undertones. 

I.E. is an olive green shade with a pearly sheen finish.  

14 is a medium blue shade with a pearly sheen finish. 

Strut N Slay is a metallic rosy copper shade. 

Culture is a matte dark orange/peach shade. 

Sassy has a reddish-brown base with green/teal shifting shimmers. 

September is a pink shade with a frosted sheen finish. 

Revenge is a matte dark red/copper shade. 

Thic is a matte rich orange shade. 

Played Out is a matte deep red-brown shade. 

Shade is a plum/burgundy shade with flecks of sparkle. 


Final Thoughts

I have really grown to love the formula and pigmentation of ColourPop shadows. They blend out super easily on the eyes, they are intensely pigmented and they have such a wide range of shades within their single pressed shadow collection. The Perception palette definitely reaches these expectations also. While the more metallic shades are definite standouts in this palette, the pigmentation of the matte shades are still something worth noting. 

Will I be keeping the ColourPop Cosmetics x Shayla Perception Palette in my collection? Sadly, I think this one is going to go. While I have found so many positives about this palette, it is just one of those items that I hardly ever reach for. The shades are stunning, but I like a palette to contain more cohesive shades so that I can use it for numerous different looks without having to dip into other palettes. The colour story just leaves me feeling a little uninspired. 

Have you tried the Perception palette? What is your favourite ColourPop Cosmetics eyeshadow palette? Make sure you leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!


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