Colourpop Element of Surprise Palette

Colourpop Element of Surprise contains 12 shadows for $16. Shade and finishes includes:

Feels: metallic soft opalescent pink
Late Night: metallic copper with gold duochrome
Silk Street: matte purple-fuchsia
Rayon: metallic dark coral with blue-green duochrome
Go With the Flow: matte true peach
Subdue: metallic lavender with blue-green duochrome
Opulent: metallic bright true fuchsia
Labyrinth: matte dusty pink
Blank Canvas: matte deep maroon
Sea Stars: matte medium yellow brown
Details: matte smoky burgundy sprinkled with hot pink glitter
Peace of Mind: metallic bright burgundy

Extra Details:

  • the pans are smaller than their individual shadows.
  • the packaging is more compact, cardboard, and no mirror.
  • the pans can be easily depotted.
  • Labyrinth and Sea Stars are sold individually ($5).

Since I don’t go through palettes, the size of the pans is just fine for me. As I was swatching, I did notice the wiggle room for easy depotting; and the pans are magentic but do not have info on the back. The only downside is the color scheme. The scheme should have been arranged from light to dark with the coordinating.

Element of Surprise is a great way to play with color. As with most palettes, I find myself having a hard time using all the colors. I feel Silk Street, Blank Canvas, Opulent, and Peace of Mind might look weird on me, but I think I can work with it.

 

The finger swatches without a base or primer. Blank Canvas, Details, and Silk Street are uneven but the rest swatched smoothly.

 

Element of Surpise is going to be a match for those who don’t mind the color scheme or selection.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit Marshmallow/ Gumdrop/ Butterscotch/ Starburst retails $40 contains three repromoted shades from previous glow kits. Marshmallow and Butterscotch (Sweets), Starburst (Gleam), and the new shade is Gumdrop.

 

I don’t have technically a favorite shade in the palette just yet, but so far, I love Gumdrop. The glittery shades are Gumdrop and Butterscotch, and the softer shades are Marshmallow (duo chrome white gold) and Starburst.

Additional details

  • they freely pop out if depotting is desired
  • magnetic

I can’t push myself to go out of my way to depot them unless I just wanted one shade to place in an empty palette while on the go.

Almost every high end highlighter I’ve come across are so expensive going up to $38 just for one. I have the Aurora Glow kit. I appreciate how her Glow Kits have different shade ranges and finishes, so no one feels limited in their options.

Urban Decay Moondust Palette😍

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette $49 with 8 exclusive shades. The shadows are pressed glitters with multi facets of shifty goodness. The shadows have so much shift they almost change color in different lighting.

The shade that stood out to me the most was Element. Under direct light the shade looks red, and under florescent light it looks burnt orange. Specter has more pigment in person. I thought it was going to be a weak color and more as a highlight, but it had good color payoff. Specter, Vega, and Lithium are my faves. I still have yet to try Element, Granite, and Magnetic.

The swatches are dry without a base. They can be applied with a finger or brush depending on preference. In order to make the shadows hooded eye friendly, it is best to apply glitter glue (for mostly glitter eyeshadow to adhere to the lid). If you want to wear them alone or with crease colors, is up to you.

Moondust palette isn’t going to be for everyone. I normally do not wear pigments because they don’t always work. The pressed pigments like the Moondust does work for me.

Urban Decay did a great job putting this palette together. I hope they make these shades individual.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Auora Glow Kit

Abh Auora Glow Kit

Is the latest set if six unicornish highlighters. In person, the shades are very glittery and intense. Depending on how you like your highlighters, this kit isn’t for everyone. I personally never wear shades like Orion or Spectrum and go for more golden shades. As I was researching the Glow Kits, many say they can be used as shadows. When I tried them as shadows, they looked a little grainy in texture.

Glow Kit did work for me. If she releases more highlighter Glow Kits in the fall/winter, I can’t wait to see them.