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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ColourPop Cosmetics | Single Pressed Shadows | Full Review

Hi Beauties!

Today is another long one so I won’t go on in my little introduction. As you can tell from its title, this post is an in-depth look into my personalised ColourPop Cosmetics Single Pressed Shadows. I picked these shades myself, so my goal for this palette is to only keep the colours that I think I would get the most use out of. Let’s do it! 

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Now and Zen is a metallic pale yellow gold shade. The pigmentation on this shade is amazing. It really does add that pop of colour to the inner corner, the brow bone or however you wish to use it really. Because of its velvety texture, it can tend to pick up a bit chunky on a brush or finger if you are too heavy-handed. Verdict – she’s staying! 

Let Me Explain is a metallic ivory shade. Similar to Now and Zen, the pigmentation is so amazing but it can pick up a little chunky if you go in too hard. I love using this shade for a bit of brightness on the inner corner and brow bone. Verdict – she’s staying! 

Come And Get It is a beautiful duo-chrome rose with a gold flip. Once again, the pigmentation on this shade is amazing, especially considering how cheap and affordable ColourPop shadows are. I have to admit that I don’t reach for this shade too often, but when I do I am reminded why I fell in love with it in the first place. Verdict – she’s staying! 

Heavy Glam is a vibrant duo-chrome orange with a pink shift. This shade was also a collaboration with the beautiful ILUVSARAHII. Again, it is a shade I don’t reach for too often as I don’t think pinks are really my colour, but it is still so beautiful to occasionally put on the eyelid or even as a pop on the inner corner. However, after playing around with it recently I was a little unimpressed with how it performed. Verdict – bye sis! 

Pinky Promise is a rich, metallic, cranberry red shade. These types of colours are the ones I am obsessed with as I think they really make my green/hazel eyes pop! On its own, all over the lid it really makes a bold statement, which is exactly how I have been using it. However, now that I think about it, pop it over a black base and wow I can only imagine the beauty. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Lit is a metallic dark plum shade, very similar to Pinky Promise actually! Lit is definitely more of a purple shade, compared to Pinky Promise, which is more uh, pinky. Again this is one I would use over the lid as a bold statement with a smokey eye look. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Indio is a soft pink with holographic glitter. The glitters in this shade aren’t too large but they are slightly chunky, which I think adds to the beauty of it. I have to say that glitter has never been my thing as I just never got the hang of applying it and it just goes everywhere! However, these pressed glitters are something I can get behind. Although it is advertised as a self-adhering glitter, I use a base as it just helps make it extra sparkly and helps the staying power. Verdict – she’s staying! 

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Vivacious is a light-medium metallic peach shade. This shade is just like the rest in terms of pigmentation however, I did notice that it tended to sheer out the longer I wore it. Perhaps with a good base underneath this wouldn’t be an issue. I love using this on the inner corner to brighten the eye, all over the lid, or if I’m feeling extra, well, vivacious, I might use it on a wet brush to really give it a bright pop. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

High Strung is a metallic coppery brown shade. The pigmentation of all ColourPop metallics is just second to none. I am drawn to this shade as soon as I look at my little palette, something about it just screams my name. I love using it all over the lid or as an inner corner pop. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Snake Eyes is a metallic pale pink taupe shade. This is another shade that I reach for all the time when using this palette. It is great all over the lid and as an inner corner highlight as well. I don’t know how I haven’t hit pan on it yet! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Glass Bull is a duo-chrome lavender icy-blue shade. This is my all-time favourite shadow in my palette to use all over the lid or as an inner corner highlight. It is applied best with your fingers, but a damp brush works amazing also. The other day I applied this over a dark base, and ohhh girl, do this and you will have yourself a bomb look, my friend. Verdict – she’s staying!

Tea Garden is a duo-chrome red with a green-gold flip. This is one I don’t reach for all too often. I love the numerous different colours you can get out of it, depending on where the light is hitting the shade. Once again, it’s one for all over the lid or as an inner corner pop. Verdict – she’s staying!

Lightshow is an iridescent teal glitter. On the website it is said to be a ‘self-adhering’ glitter, however, without any base, it just flakes off. With a good base underneath it, this glitter really is bright and beautiful! Verdict – she’s staying!

Tiny Tangerines is a metallic teal shade. This shade works amazing with a damp brush much like the other metallic shades. It is so easy to blend out and has a super smooth and soft consistency. Again, love using it on the inner corner or all over the lid. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying!

Antimatter is a metallic turquoise with a deep purple duo chrome flip. I find this shade a little hard to work with because I have found that if you over blend it, then it can become very dark and black (really resembles a bruised eye). It is easy to apply and is also very pigmented. The blue sparkles really stand out when applied with your finger too. Verdict – bye sis! 

Crown Jewel is a slightly shimmery dark purple shade. Look, I am really not impressed with this shade. It feels drier than the others in my collection, it is harder to work with (granted that most purples are like that) and it just doesn’t meet my high standards for an eyeshadow. I don’t even think I have used this shade since I swatched it when I first got it. It’s also not on their website, so there’s that. Verdict – bye sis! 

Bel Air is a matte cool taupe shade. The pigmentation on the matte shade is also pretty amazing. They are a little drier to the touch, but that is to be expected when dealing with matte shades. I love using this as a transition colour all over the crease, sometimes I just pop this on, add mascara and walk out the door. Verdict – she’s staying! 

Freckles is a matte light brown shade. The pigmentation of this is amazing and I love using it all over the crease or to add more definition to the inner crease when I am creating a softer look. Again, she’s a little drier than some of the other shades in my palette but I am putting that down to it being a matte shade. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Top Notch is a matte terracotta brown shade. Again, another drier shade due to its finish, but the pigmentation is great! Because this one is a little deeper in colour compared to the last two, it is perfect for creating definition or deepening the outer crease. Verdict – she’s staying! 

Cloud Nine is a matte plummy brown shade. I love how deep this colour is. I love using this to deepen the outer corner, or I use it as a liner when I want something a little softer than a black. The pigmentation of this dark brown is amazing too! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Noche is a matte dark brown shade, very similar to Cloud Nine. I love using this shade in the same way I use the other dark brown shades, as a liner, outer corner or just for more depth in a nice smokey look. I do think it is way too similar to the shade above so the real question is… do I need two dark browns? Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – bye sis! 

Razy is a deep matte eggplant shade. It is highly pigmented with a smooth velvety texture, more on the dry side compared to other shades. I love using to deepen the outer crease for a more dramatic look. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Let’s Do It is a deep matte black shade. It does needs building up to be a true black shade but the pigmentation is definitely there. Again, it is more on the drier side of matte shades but it does blend out on the eye like a dream. I love smudging it along the lash line for a perfectly soft winged liner look. Verdict – she’s staying!

End Results: I started off with 23 single shadows in this palette, and after the big test, I am decluttering 4 and keeping 19. Not a big shock as I knew I loved these shadows, but hey, it’s something!

I would highly recommend any beauty lover to get their hands on some of the ColourPop Cosmetics single pressed shadows. They are such good value for money (especially when they have sales on, which is pretty regularly) and the shade range is incredible!

What was your favourite shade from my palette? What ColourPop Single Pressed Shadows are your favourite? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills | Modern Renaissance | Palette Review

Hi Beauties!

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette has been a cult favourite ever since its release. I know what you are probably thinking, ‘Wow bit late reviewing this one, don’t you think?’ Well, instead of going out and buying a new makeup product every single week in order to have something ‘new’ and ‘fresh’ to get content out of, why not look into the makeup you already have and remind yourself why you have them in your collection in the first place.

So, the Modern Renaissance palette, for those who maybe have been holding off trying it out, contains 14 eyeshadows, with a mix of warmer neutral shades with the added pops of pink, red and orange. The majority of the palette is matte, however, the small selection of 4 shimmer shades do not disappoint. It also contains a dual-ended brush with one fluffy blending end and one densely packed precision end, and I love it! It also has a small mirror in the lid opposite the palette itself.

Let’s get into some swatches!

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Tempera – light beige with a satin sheen

Golden Ochre – yellow neutral matte

Vermeer – bright, light peach with a metallic finish

Buon Fresco – muted purple/mauve matte

Antique Bronze – metallic satin bronze

Love Letter – muted dark berry matte

Cyprus Umber – dark brown matte

Raw Sienna – light brown matte

Burnt Orange – muted orange matte

Primavera – peachy-gold metallic

Red Ochre – muted reddish-brown matte

Venetian Red – medium-dark red matte

Warm Taupe – taupe-brown matte

Realgar – orange/brown matte

Now let’s get into some pros and cons of this beautiful palette.

Pros – super pigmented, blendable, great colour selection, the mattes aren’t overly dry and they perform the same as the metallic shades, great sized mirror and the additional dual-ended brush is always good.

Cons – it is pigmented to the point that if you even slightly go overboard when getting the shadows on your brush, you will have a tougher time blending shades into one-another, expensive for the size of the pans you are getting, mostly matte palette, the packaging gets dirty very easily.

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I do love the colour story of this palette. However, I find that I don’t reach for it nearly as much as I should simply because the pigmentation is so intense that I have a hard time using it. I am not an expert when it comes to makeup, nor do I know all the skills and techniques that comes along with makeup. Because I am just the average person, I think that this palette is just a little too intense for me. But I will continue using it and hopefully, my skills will be developed enough one day to be able to use this palette to its fullest potential.

Have you tried the Modern Renaissance Palette? What other palettes would you like to see me review? Leave me a comment and let me know! 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

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