Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Product Review -- ColourPop Shayla x ColourPop Perception Eyeshadow Palette and Shayla Lux Lipsticks

Everytime that ColourPop puts out a new pressed eyeshadow palette, I know that I'm going to pick it up even before I see the promo photos.

That's because the quality is always excellent and the price point is always reasonable, and I'm willing to go outside my comfort zone in terms of shade selection because I can get in makeup ruts pretty easily.

So I was all over the Shayla x ColourPop Perception Eyeshadow Palette the minute it was announced. I've only started watching Makeupshayla's YouTube videos over the past year or so, but I enjoy her quite a bit so I definitely don't mind supporting her either.

The palette features the same type of packaging that all of ColourPop's other palettes do -- it's made of sturdy cardboard that's nice and slim for easy storage. But it does include a mirror on the inside, which most of ColourPop's other palettes don't. The palette doesn't stay open by itself, though, so you'll need to prop it up against something if you want to use it to do your makeup.

The packaging also features pretty impressive artwork -- it's a black background with a cool gold metallic paint splatter effect that carries over to the interior as well.

ColourPop Shayla x ColourPop Perception Eyeshadow Palette
ColourPop Shayla x ColourPop Perception Eyeshadow Palette
 Inside, there are 16 shadows that are a mix of colorful and more neutral colors. The shades include: Unbothered, a metallic ivory with peachy shift; TF, a metallic gold; Titus, a metallic gunmetal; Stallion, a matte black with blue glitter; Spill the Tea, a metallic warm taupe; Diva, a metallic amber; I.E., a metallic olive; 14, a metallic navy; Strut 'n Slay, a metallic rosy copper; Culture, a matte soft brown; Sassy, a metallic eggplant with teal flip; September, a metallic pinky violet; Revenge, a matte red brown; Thic, a matte vibrant orange; Played Out, a matte chocolate brown; and Shade, a matte deep purple with violet glitter.

ColourPop Shayla x ColourPop Perception Eyeshadow Palette

From l. to r.: Unbothered, TF, Titus, Stallion, Spill the Tea, Diva, I.E., 14

From l. to r.: Strut n'Slay, Culture, Sassy, September, Revenge, Played Out, Shade (I somehow forgot to swatch Thic... my apologies!)
First of all, the shadows in this palette are the same formula that I've come to expect from ColourPop's pressed shadows. The shimmery and metallic shades are extremely pigmented, smooth, and creamy, so they're very easy to work with. The matte shades are a little bit more powdery, but they're not dry at all and blend very well too.

I also really appreciate the color selection -- there are some of the warm shades that have been so popular for the last few years, but they are also so fun cool tones that you don't see all the time. The variety in the palette lends itself to a wide range of looks, so this is definitely a versatile palette.

I will say that with my fair skin, most of the looks that I've done with the palette are a little too intense to describe it as an everyday palette. Don't get me wrong -- I've done plenty of daytime looks with it, but it's not one of those don't-have-to-think-too-much-about-it palettes for me, if you know what I mean

That said, if you have medium or deeper skin, I don't think you'll have any issues with the palette at all. The shades are rich and beautiful, and you'll probably come up with an endless number of looks with the palette.

It retails for $23 on the ColourPop website.

I also picked up two of the Lux Lipsticks that came out with the Shayla x ColourPop collection. I will do a separate review on the Lux Lipsticks in the future because I also bought several shades from the permanent line, so I'm just focusing on the shades here.

Shaya x ColourPop Lux Lipsticks

From l. to r.: C'Mon Sis & Quickie
From l. to r.: C'Mon Sis & Quickie
Quickie is a peachy nude that's great for everyday wear. It's maybe a touch too warm for my fair neutral/cool skin, so I usually top it with a pink gloss to make it a little more neutral.

C'Mon Sis is a pinky brown that's also great for every day.  The color is nice and rich, so it would definitely work for a wide range of skin tones.

The lipsticks retail for $7 each on the ColourPop website.

I definitely recommend all of the products from the collection if the color selection appeals to you. The quality is definitely there for all of them.

Have you tried the ColourPop Shayla x ColourPop Perception Eyeshadow Palette and/or Shayla Lux Lipsticks? Are you a fan?

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