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.  

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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. 

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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. 

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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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Jeffree Star Cosmetics | Jawbreaker Palette | First Impressions

Hi Beauties,

A few weeks ago I put out a blog post dedicated to the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Breaker Palette. As promised in that blog post, this week I am going to share my thoughts on the bigger and bolder Jawbreaker Eyeshadow Palette

In June Jeffree Star Cosmetics released his newest Summer Collection which included so many amazing products. One of which is the large and in-charge Jawbreaker Eyeshadow Palette. This palette contains 24 (yes 24 shades!) super bright and colourful eyeshadows. Two of the shades, ‘Bubble Gum’ and ‘Bite Me’ also come in the smaller Mini Breaker Palette. This palette retails for $58 USD (approx. $85.76 AUD) on its own or can be purchased in a bundle with the Mini Breaker Palette for $75 USD (approx. $110.80 AUD). 

“Say hello to our BIGGEST palette we’ve ever released! The Jawbreaker Palette is our take on a rainbow colour story, including 24 bright and iconic eyeshadows and pressed pigments. With the same intensely pigmented formulation as our previous palettes, Jawbreaker is filled with blendable mattes, blinding shimmers and silky metallics!”

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Final Thoughts…

If you already own any of Jeffree Star’s other palettes than you would know that the pigmentation of his eyeshadows is simply amazing. I found that all shades were super pigmented and easy to blend. I was worried about how the lighter pastel shades would perform, but they were just as pigmented and stunning on the eyes as they were in the pans.  There was a little bit of fall out and kick back with some of the shades but nothing major. There is a slight bit of skin staining from some of the shades but again that is to be expected when you are working with vegan eye products. 

If I had to pick something to criticise, it would be the layout of the shadows. Being a slight OCD ridden individual, I would have loved for the shades to have a bit more uniformity instead of being randomly scattered throughout the palette. If that’s all I have in terms of negatives than that is something that I can definitely live with. 

Have you tried out this palette? What are your thoughts on it? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

 

Juvia’s Place | The Zulu Eyeshadow Palette

Hi Beauties!

If you haven’t heard of Juvia’s Place, then you are in for a real treat! The owner, Chichi Eburu, is a Nigeria-born wife and mother of two who launched her cosmetics company roughly 4 years ago. Currently, they sell super vibrant and pigmented eyeshadow palettes, highlighters, blushes, lipstick and brushes!

I recently picked up three of the Juvia’s Place eyeshadow palettes, so today’s post is going to focus on the Zulu Palette! I will be sharing swatches, details on all the shades and my first impressions of this palette.

Let’s get into it!

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The Zulu palette contains 9 large shadow pans, 6 beautiful matte shades and 3 exotic metallic shimmers. You can buy these directly from the Juvia’s Place website for $20 USD (approx. $28 AUD), however I purchased mine from the Black Swallow website (at time of posting, it was unable to find it on the website, possibly sold out).

“Art is Life

The ambiance of the Zulu eyeshadow palette takes on a new character. It exemplifies the rich arts of the Ndebele people of South Africa, embodied with colourful symmetry and precision.

A limitless expression of self through eccentric hues, earth tones and exotic metallic shades.”

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The Zulu Palette Shades

Shade 1 – light bright matte orange

Shade 2 – matte yellow

Shade 3 – medium matte warm brown with yellow/orange undertones

Shade 4 – creamy matte teal

Shade 5 – foiled spring green

Shade 6 – foiled aqua

Shade 7 – pinky gold duo chrome

Shade 8 – bright matte rose

Shade 9 – bright matte purple

As I expected, the pigmentation of this palette is amazing! I am usually blown away by shimmer shades, but for this palette, it’s all about the matte shades. This palette really inspires me to play with bright bold colours and I can’t wait to get into this palette.

Have you tried any Juvia’s Place palettes? What other Juvia’s Place palettes would you recommend I try? Leave me a comment and let me know! 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

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Juvia’s Place | Saharan II Eyeshadow Palette

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Hi Beauties!

If you haven’t heard of Juvia’s Place, then you are in for a real treat! The owner, Chichi Eburu, is a Nigeria-born wife and mother of two who launched her cosmetics company roughly 4 years ago. Currently, they sell super vibrant and pigmented eyeshadow palettes, highlighters, blushes, lipstick and brushes!

After seeing numerous videos from NikkieTutorials featuring Juvia’s Place products, as well as seeing some dedicated blog posts on MUFAVORITES, I knew this is one brand that I had to try out for myself!

I recently picked up three of the Juvia’s Place eyeshadow palettes, so today’s post is going to focus on the Saharan II Palette! I will be sharing swatches, details on all the shades and my first impressions of this palette!

Let’s get into it!

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The Saharan II palette contains 9 super pigmented shades that include matte and metallic finishes. You can buy these directly from the Juvia’s Place website for $20 USD (approx. $28 AUD), however I purchased mine from the Black Swallow website for $36 (I got free shipping as I spent over $100 and used the oh so handy Afterpay method of payment).

“Spice Up Your Eyes!!

Introducing the uber pigmented, hot and spicy Saharan II eyeshadow palette. Inspired by the rich colours in Moroccan spices, herbs, rich patterns and one of a kind heirloom of the Moroccan people. 

Saharan II consists of a beautiful blend of matte and shimmer textures, that will transform you into a regal goddess.”

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Saharan II Palette Shades (top to bottom): Marrakesh, Aziza, Hadiya, Berber, Nomad, Chefchaouen, Fez, Zohra, Taza

Marrakesh – orange toned peach with gold reflects

Aziza – champagne gold metallic shade

Hadiya – light brown with a copper shift

Berber – sea blue metallic shade

Nomad – burgundy/cranberry with a red/orange shift

Chefchaouen – icy mint green and aqua duo chrome with gold shimmer

Fez – deep brown matte with red undertones

Zohra – deep burgundy matte

Taza – dark burnt orange matte

Firstly, check out the size of those pans! I feel like I am never going to hit pan in this palette. I am also absolutely blown away at the pigmentation of these eyeshadows. Both the matte and the metallic shades impressed me so much and I can’t wait to play with it more! They are creamy to the touch and I can honestly say that there isn’t a single shade that lets the palette down in terms of pigmentation!

Have you tried any Juvia’s Place palettes? What other Juvia’s Place palettes would you recommend I try? Leave me a comment and let me know! 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

Juvia’s Place | Saharan Eyeshadow Palette

Hi Beauties!

If you haven’t heard of Juvia’s Place, then you are in for a real treat! The owner, Chichi Eburu, is a Nigeria-born wife and mother of two who launched her cosmetics company roughly 4 years ago. Currently, they sell super vibrant and pigmented eyeshadow palettes, highlighters, blushes, lipstick and brushes!

I recently picked up three of the Juvia’s Place eyeshadow palettes, so today’s post is going to focus on the Saharan Palette! I will be sharing swatches, details on all the shades and my first impressions of this palette.

Let’s get into it!

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The Saharan palette contains 12 super vibrant shades that include matte, shimmery and satin finishes. You can buy these directly from the Juvia’s Place website for $20 USD (approx. $28 AUD), however, I purchased mine from the Black Swallow website for $54 (I got free shipping as I spent over $100 and used the oh so handy Afterpay method of payment).

“A Lively Saharan

Inspired by the vibrancy and vivaciousness of the Wodabee Festivities in the Fulani culture of Western Africa. Filled with elaborate and flamboyant makeup.

The Saharan eye shadow palette is endowed with pops of colors, earthy hues and golds that emulate a true Saharan.”

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Saharan Palette Shades (top to bottom): Sokoto, Wodaabe, Bororo, Kia, Zoya, Iman, Jamila, Senegal, Chad, Katsina, Lulu, Fula

Sokoto – matte bright red toned orange

Wodaabe – metallic green gold

Bororo – metallic deep red/cranberry

Kia –  blackened metallic teal

Zoya – pale peachy gold with pink undertones and a satin finish

Iman – pure pearly white metallic

Jamila – dark matte brick red

Senegal – metallic bronze

Chad – matte black

Katsina – soft matte tan

Lulu – pale salmon pink with peach undertones and a satin finish

Fula – medium pink/cranberry metallic

The pigmentation of these eyeshadows is amazing. They are super creamy and smooth to the touch and very easy to work with! I can’t wait to play with it more. The mix of bold metallics and stunning neutrals is exactly what Juvia’s Place is all about. The only con that I found with this palette in my first impressions of it is that I don’t really see how I cam create heaps of different looks using ONLY this palette. Yes, it does have lots of vibrant and amazing shades, but I only like using matte shades in my crease, so the fact that this palette only has 1 brown transition shade, two reddy crease shades and a black, I struggle to come up with ways to only use this palette to create different looks. In saying that, it doesn’t bother me too much that I would have to reach for another palette, I just know this isn’t a palette that would be packed into my travel makeup kit.

Have you tried any Juvia’s Place palettes? What other Juvia’s Place palettes would you recommend I try? Leave me a comment and let me know! 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

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