Following on from my recent Colourpop haul I promised I would share some looks I have created with the two palettes. I decided to share three looks from each palette and I tried to use a range of shades. Starting with a quick rundown of each palette and a few points of note in case you didn’t see my haul post before showing the looks I created.
This is one of Colourpop’s nine pan monochromatic palettes with a focus on orange hues. There is a pop of coral-red in this palette and also some great shades for everyday wear. There is an even mix of mattes and shimmers, four mattes and five shimmers. The palette performs well, is pigmented and I’m loving the warm tones – they match nicer with my hair than I thought they would!
Look #1 – Peach Bellini
Shades used: New Digs, Dynamite, Floaties and MAC’s Melon Pigment.
New Digs was applied all over the lid as a base shade before going in with Dynamite through the crease. Using my ring finger I applied Floaties all over the lid as well before topping that off with a light layer of MAC’s Melon pigment.
Look #2 – Sparkle Baby
Shades used: Unwind and Anthem.
Unwind was applied all over the lid and through the crease. Anthem was then applied over the top.
Look #3 – Tropical Sun
Shades used: New Digs, OOO, Motel and B+B.
New Digs was applied all over the lid as a base shade once again. OOO was used as a transition shade in the crease. Motel was used all over the lid below the crease and B+B was applied to the inner third to brighten things up.
Brunch Date Palette
This palette is part of the Zoella x Colourpop collaboration and the item that appealed to me most from the range. It is a twelve pan palette with shades names and packaging based around a cutesy, brunch theme. This palette also has a good mix of mattes (6) and shimmers (5), and also contains one satin shade. The shimmers in this palette are stunning and there is still ability to create different looks with the colours in this palette despite it being mostly neutral.
Look #1 – Pink Ice
Shades used: Mimosa, French Toast and Sundae Funday.
Mimosa was used all over the lid. French Toast was applied to the crease and the outer corner/outer V before using my finger to apply Sundae Funday to the main part of the eyelids.
Look #2 – Bronze Goddess
Shades used: Maple Syrup, Americano and Cinnamon Sugar.
Maple Syrup acted as the base shadow and I blended Americano into the crease. Cinnamon Sugar was applied over the top of Maple Syrup.
Look #3 – Sparkly Taupe
Shades used: Pancakes Please and Champagne Toast.
Pancakes Please was buffed all over the eyelids before using Champagne Toast on the inner half of the lids to create a soft, ombre effect.
As you can see using three shades tends to be my go to for a simple, put together look; one shade all over the lids, one as a transition shade/to deepen the crease and a shimmer applied over top of the base shade. It’s quite easy but I don’t like complicated eye makeup and having to reach for a half a dozen brushes. The majority of the time I apply shimmers with my finger as it’s more effective than using a brush.
Which eye look is your favourite?