ColourPop X My Little Pony Palette Full, In-Depth Review + Shade by Shade Eye Swatch
ColourPop X My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette Product Information + Description
The ColourPop X My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette contains 12 pressed-powder eyeshadows in matte, satin, metallic and duochrome finishes. Each shade contains 0.85 grams (0.03 ounces) of product, giving the palette a total of 10.2 grams (0.36 ounces) of product. It is made in the USA and has a shelf life of 24 months.
The My Little Pony Palette can be purchased from Colour Cosmetics Online
I am now going to go over and talk about each shade and show you pictures of it on the eye, and after that I will provide my overall thoughts on the palette, followed by all relevant links, etc!!
Shade 1- Butterscotch
Butterscotch is a Shimmery White Shade that has Duo-Chrome Pink and Violet Reflects in it. It has a soft, powdery consistency that has next to no fall-out and looks like a matte in the pan. In regards to the shade in the pan vs on the eyes, Butterscotch looks way more white in the pan than on the eyes. On the eyes, you can see the pink and purple reflects that are scattered throughout the pigment, and although you can see pink reflects, the purple reflects seem to dominate the most. I have to say, this is one of the best duo-chrome shades I have tried in a while. It can be extremely hard to get duo-chrome eyeshadows perfect, and some of them don't come up very bright on the eye area.
Butterscotch DOES come up on the eye brightly, and has a really, really good colour pay-off. You can wear this shade as a sheer, light shade, or you can build it up on the eyes to full intensity, which is perfect because it means you can get a tonne of use out of it if you like the shade. It goes onto the eyes very brightly alone, and when you use a wet brush to build it up it goes even brighter. It is easy to build up on the eyes, and blends extremely well. Overall, it is extremely easy to apply and is just a dream to work with.
As I said, Butterscotch can be worn all over the lid and crease area alone, or can be combined with ANY other of the shades in the palette to create a nice gradient, duochrome, halo effect. It really does work with every single shade in the palette, and I love it the most with the purple and pink shades, especially Skydancer (the purple shimmery shade, you can see what I mean in the gallery below). I found that it applied best to the eye- lid using a flat synthetic shader brush, and best to the crease using a fluffy blending brush.
Overall, I am extremely happy with Butterscotch, and it is FOR SURE one of my favourite shades in the palette, and the best duochrome shade I have tried to date!!
Shade 1- Butterscotch Photo Gallery
Shade 2- Blossom
Blossom is a Metallic Peach Shade that has Pink and Gold Reflects. It has a soft, powdery consistency with a tiny bit of fall-out, but nothing bad at all. Blossom has an extremely, extremely high colour pay-off and pigmentation and is a beautiful, pinky coral shade. I did find that it come up slightly more pink on the eyes than in the pan, and less of a coral and more of a pink, but it is certainly a mix between a light, bright coral pink shade.
Blossom is extremely easy to apply, and works best on the lid with a flat, synthetic brush. It applies extremely brightly WITHOUT wetting the brush, and there is no need for you to wet it unless you want that extra bit of intensity. Even though it's a shimmery shade, it works and looks really nice in the crease (as you will see in the gallery below), and is a nice undereye, liner shade.
All in all, Blossom is an absolutely stunning, beautiful shade that looks even better on the eyes than it does in the pan.
Shade 2- Blossom Photo Gallery!!
Shade 3- Starshine
Starshine is a Peachy Orange Shade with a Metallic finish. It has a soft, powdery consistency with minimal fall-out or kick up. It is such an intense, highly pigmented shade that glides onto the eye-lids with a dry, flat shader brush extremely easily. I was actually shocked by how metallic and bright this shade applied right off the bat, and I found that I hardly even had to build it up.
Starshine looks absolutely STUNNING all over the lid, and is also a beautiful undereye liner shade.
All in all, this shade is absolutly perfect, it is SO pigmented and an absolute dream to work with.
Shade 3- Starshine Photo Gallery!
Shade 4- Bluebell
Bluebell is a Pale Ivory Shade with a Satin Finish. It has a soft, powdery consistency and medium fall-out/kick-up levels. It is extremely pigmented and fully opaque, and certainly comes up on the eyes unlike some other white, light shades like this.
I did find this shade problematic, and probably my least favourite in the palette, simply because it is SO pigmented that it tends to over-ride anything else you have on your eyes. It is deffo to . bright to be used as a 'topper' shade, and my initial plan was to put in in the middle of the eyelid with darker shades on the inner and outer corner, but again, I found that it just dominated everything a bit too much.
All in all, Bluebell is a great shade to put on the lid or brow bone/inner corner alone, but doesn't work well in the middle of the lid with other shades to create a nice, halo effect.
Shade 4- Bluebell Photo Gallery!
Shade 5- Applejack
Applejack is a Raspberry Pink Red Shade with a Matte Finish. It has a soft, powdery consistency with minimal fall-out/kick up. It comes up sligtly more pink on the eyes than in the pan, and does look a little more red-based than it is in the pan. This was a good surprise for me because I LOVE raspberry pink shades like this and wasn't exactly expecting it to be such a beautiful shade.
Applejack comes up extremely bright on the eyes, and works amazingly as a crease AND lid shade! I found that Applejack worked really well on the inner and outer corner of the lid to create a nice, multi-coloured, gradient effect. It also looks beautiful all over the lid, and I mixed it with some of the other shimmery shades, and it created a beautiful, NEW shade. For example, I mixed it with Skydancer (purple shimmery shade that I talk about below), and it created this stunning, light, raspberry pink shade that I instantly fell in-love with.
The good thing about Applejack is that it is a BEAUTIFUL crease shade but it also looks amazing on the lid. In addition, it looks beautiful under the eyes as a liner shade, and can be mixed with the other colors to create unique shades. In regards to application, Applejack is super easy to apply and works in the crease best with a fluffy blending brush, and on the lid best with a synthetic, flat shader brush.
All in all, I absolutely LOVEEEEEEE Applejack. It is a perfect crease and lid shade, and I am extremely happy with it
Shade 5- Applejack Photo Gallery!!
Shade 6- Skydancer
Skydancer is a Frosty Purple Shade with a Metallic Finish. It has the same soft, powdery consistency as the other shimmery shades in the palette, and has minimal fall-out/kick-up. It looks exactly the same on the eye as it does in the pan and in arm swatches.
Skydancer has high pigmentation and a really nice colour pay-off. When I first looked at it in the pan I thought it might be a sheer, topper shade but it is deffo a bright, metallic shade that can be worn alone and will be intense. It applies to the eye area extremely brightly with a DRY brush, and you deffo don't need to wet your brush to get it to come up although it will go a bit brighter if you do.
My favourite use of this shade is as a lid shade, and as an undereye liner shade. It applies best to the eyes with a flat, synthetic brush wet or dry.
I have to say, this shade is my favourite in the palette. It works extremely well with each and every other shade in the palette, and has such a beautiful, intense, frosty finish.
Shade 6 - Skyjack Photo Gallery + Ranking Table
Shade 7- Minty
Minty is a Pink Raspberry Shade with a Matte Finish. It has the same soft, powdery consistency as the other mattes in the palette with minimal fall-out/kick-up and high pigmentation and colour pay-off levels. Minty is very similar to Applejack, but has more pink tones to it whereas Applejack has slightly more red tones.
In regards to application, Minty is extremely, extremely easy to work with. It blends out and builds up on the eye beautifully, and requires next to no effort to get to look nice. Minty can be used for pretty much everything - as a crease shade, as a full lid shade, as a liner shade and combined with other shades on the lid to create a halo, gradient and multi-coloured look. I really like it on the inner and outer corner of the lid and running into the crease with another shade in the centre.
All in all, Minty has a perfect, matte formula, a high colour pay-off, and can be used in so many ways to create so many different looks.
Shade 7- Minty Photo Gallery + Ranking Table
Shade 8- Flutterbye
Flutterbye is a Medium Peachy Orange Shade with a Matte Finish. It has the same soft, powdery consistency as the other mattes in the palette, and the same high pigmentation and colour pay-off.
Flutterbye is extremely easy to apply, is extremely builable and blends out like a dream. It can be used as a crease shade, a lid shade and as an undereye liner shade. It works best in the crease with a Fluffy Blending Brush, and best on the lid and undereyes with a flat, shader brush.
All in all, Flutterbye works amazingly on the eyes and is extremely, extremely easy to work with.
Shade 8- Flutterbye Photo Gallery + Ranking Table
Shade 9- Twilight
Twilight is a is a Blackened Violet Shade that has fine, multi-glitter reflects in it. It's not your typical glitter shade though, and the consistency feels just like a normal, shimmery shade does and doesn't have chunky glitter that comes loose. It is extremely pigmented, but isn't messy and is pretty easy to work with, just make sure you are building it up slowly and not applying TOO much at once.
Twilight works best as a lid and undereye liner shade. It is applied best to the eyes with a Flat Shader Brush, preferably synthetic.
All in all, Twilight works perfectly and is a very high quality eyeshadow. It is one of my least favourite in the palette simply because I do tend to stray away from blackened violet shades like this, but there is no denying it is a good eyeshadow!
Shade 9- Twilight Photo Gallery + Ranking Table
Shade 10- Firefly
Firefly is a is a Silver Blue Shade with a Metallic Finish. It has the same soft, powdery consistency as the other Metallic and Shimmery shades in the palette and has minimal fall-out or kick-up. It looks nearly identical on the eye as it does in the pan and in arm swatches.
Firefly has high pigmentation, and at first glance I thought it might be a more sheer shade, but was surprised when I applied it and it has an intense, metallic finish. It works really well as a lid and undereye liner shade, and looks good in combination with every single shade in the palette. I really like putting Firefly in the centre of the lid, and putting a darker colour like Minty or Applejack on the outer and inner corner to create a gradient, multi-coloured, halo look. It applies best with a flat, synthetic shader brush wet or dry.
All in all, Firefly is an absolutely stunning colour that has a beautiful formula and high colour pay-off
Shade 10- Firefly Photo Gallery + Ranking Table
Shade 11- Snuzzle
Snuzzle is a Frosty, Pale Blue Silver Shade with a Metallic Finish. It has a soft, powdery consistency and minimal fall-out.
Snuzzle has high pigmentation levels and can be worn all over the lid alone, or can be put over the top of other shades to give them some sparkle because I find that it has tiny bits of green, glitter reflects in it, It applies to the eyes extremely brightly dry and you don't need to wet your brush to make it intense. Snuzzle works best as a lid shade and an undereye liner shade, and applies best with a Flat Shader Brush.
All in all, Snuzzle is a beautiful, unique shade that works perfectly alone and in combination with the other shades in the palette.
Shade 11- Snuzzle Photo Gallery + Ranking Table
Shade 12- Princess Sparkle
Princess Sparkle is a Deep Teal Green Shade with a Metallic Finish. It has the same soft, powdery consistency as the rest of the Metallic/Shimmery shades and works the same too. It has an extremely high colour pay-off, and like Twilight, you do want to slowly build it up at first so you don't get TOO much colour on your eye at once.
Princess Sparkles works best as a lid and undereye liner shade, and applies best with a flat synthetic brush. It does NOT have to be wet to get bright, and is extremely easy and smooth to apply
All in all, this shade works absolutely perfectly. It's not my favourite colour to wear on my eyes, but it is deffo a nice eyeshadow and you can create a variety of looks with it.
Shade 12- Princess Sparkle Photo Gallery + Ranking Table
Eye Swatch Comparisons
My Overall Thoughts/Conclusion on the ColourPop X My Little Pony Palette
I have to say, I have ENJOYED every single second that I have been playing with this palette. I have had it for a couple of weeks and haven't put it down since. I absolutely LOVE every single shade in the palette, the formula is seriously out of this world amazing, the eyeshadows take little to no effort to get to work.
I did not find ONE bad eyeshadow in the entire palette. I am going to talk about the different finishes in the palette for a minute, and then I will continue with my overall thoughts under that
MATTE SHADES IN PALETTE (x3)......
The 3 Matte Shades (Applejack, Minty and Flutterbye) all have the same, soft powdery consistency that has hardly any fall-out/kick-up. They are all extremely pigmented, blend out extremely well and build easily on the eye. I do find that maybe there could be one more matte shade because 3 can seem like too low for some, but the mattes mix well with the other shades and I found no problem with needing to reach for any other matte when using the palette. All in all, the 3 mattes in the palette are perfect.
METALLIC SHADES IN PALETTE (X6).....
The 6 Metallic Shades (Blossom, Starshine, Skydancer, Firefly, Snuzzle & Princess Sparkle) are so buttery, pigmented and glide onto the eyes with no trouble at all. You DO NOT need to wet your brush to get them to show up intense. When you wet your brush, you will get added intensity but it is certainly NOT a necessity, which is a very good thing because not all shimmery/metallic eyeshadows work this way. Every single shade is so beautiful and can be worn all over the lid alone, or mixed in with the other shades in the palette to create a multi-coloured look. Honestly, the metallics in the My Little Pony Palette are stunning and perform so, so well.
SATIN SHADES IN PALETTE (X2)......
The 2 Satin Shades (Bluebell and Twilight) both work pretty much the same way as the metallic shades do, but have slightly less reflective/shimmery particles. I would of thought they were metallic shades if I didn't look at the description on the ColourPop site. Both Satin shades are extremely pigmented, are easy to build on the eye and do not require a wet brush to get bright and bold.
DUOCHROME SHADE IN PALETTE (X1)
The 1 Duochrome Shade (Butterscotch) works absolutely amazing, and unlike some other Duochrome eyeshadows, shows up on the eyes extremely brightly. It has pink and purple reflects in it, and it looks SOOOOO stunning on the lid with the other shades in the palette. This duochrome is formulated perfectly, and performs very, very well!
All in all, I am EXTREMELY HAPPY with the ColourPop X My Little Pony Palette and I would say it HAS TO BE one of the best palettes I have tried this entire year. I MAY just hit pan on this palette for the first time in ever because all of the shades are so stunning and are right up my alley.
SHADE BY SHADE PHOTO GALLERIES + OVERALL RANKING TABLE
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