ColourPop Yes, Please! Pressed Eyeshadow Palette Swatches - RED LIPSTICK DIARIES

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ColourPop Yes, Please! Pressed Eyeshadow Palette Swatches


Today I am sharing one of the latest ColourPop releases which launched and sold out in about 10 minutes last week, the Yes, Please! Pressed Eyeshadow Palette. When ColourPop teased the palette everyone immediately began to make comparisons between this palette and the Natasha Denona Sunset Palette which is $129. As someone who owns the Natasha palette I can tell you there are about 5 shades in this palette very similar to ones in that palette. I will be sharing a second post later comparing both palettes with swatches of the matching shades.

But even if you're not trying to dupe the super expensive Natasha Denona Sunset Palette, this palette is a great value. ColourPop's pressed shadows have been getting a lot of buzz lately and to get 12 of them for only $16 is a really nice deal. These shadows are a little smaller than the regular sized pans, but they're not overly small and this is a nice stand-alone palette that has everything you need to create many looks. 


For me the only negative about this palette would have to be the packaging. I am not a fan of the yellow box it comes in, the font or the Cute AF on the front cover. Maybe it's because I am older or just because none of it is pleasing to the eye. I recently purchased a few ColourPop quads with beautiful, elegant packaging and in comparison this packaging looks really child-like and cheap. For the price of the palette, the packaging gets a pass but it's really not my favorite. 



As you can see, theColourPop Yes, Please! Eyeshadow Palette has a beautiful selection of shades. Warm shades are not my favorite and even I can look at this palette and say that there isn't a shade in here I don't like. The yellow is so pretty, I also love the orange and peachy nude shades. The gold is gorgeous in the pan and it's incredible in the swatches.

Overall this is a vey cohesive palette that has everything you need including two transition/blending shades and an ivory shade with decent pigmentation.



ColourPop Yes, Please! Eyeshadow Palette 


THE SWATCHES


These swatches are on bare skin with a finger and they are ONE swipe which makes them impressive. I usually build my swatches up twice because my swatches are larger and just to even shades out, but these shades did not need to be built up, especially the metallics. 

Full-Zip: a matte warm ivory, has nice pigmentation, I love that this doesn't disappear into my skin
Big Cocktails: a matte orange, is such a fun shade and has great pigmentation
Champs: a matte pale peachy nude that is one of my faves and a knock off one one of the shades in the Sunset Palette for sure!
Bling: a metallic rust with a super creamy formula that has great pigmentation
Louie: a metallic duochrome red with a gold flip, this shadow has a beautiful shift and is gorgeous. A favorite in the palette for sure and another super similar shade to one in the Sunset Palette. 
Butter Cake: a metallic pale yellow gold, this shadow is a stand-out, the finish is so metallic and beautiful.
Spoiled: a matte brick red that is super pigmented, plus a little bit of shadow goes a long way.
Gno: a matte burnt orange is another favorite of mine, the most beautiful burnt orange with great pigment. 
Mischief: a matte warm yellow that has very nice pigmentation and is just such a fun and pretty shade. This is another dupe to a shade in the Sunset Palette for sure.
Note to Self: a matte warm caramel that's the only shade I found needed more pigment, but I do believe this will be a nice blending and transition shade for all those brighter colors. 
Chauffeur: a metallic duochrome bright orange with a gold flip that has incredible pigment and is very fun. I don't see the duo chrome finish as much in tbis as in Louie.
French Kiss: a matte deep red brown that is super pigmented. In my first swatch this swatched even and perfect but when I was trying to swatch all the mattes, it came out a bit patchy. This is one that might need a little extra work when blending out.




Overall I was incredibly impressed. I hadn't ever swatched any ColourPop matte shades and I was definitely impressed, especially since I was able to do one-swipe swatches. I've swatched palettes that cost a lot more that needed to be built up in order to show up nicely, but this entire palette seems to be a really great quality. French Kiss is the only shade that showed a bit of patchiness for me as I played with the shadows today but it's a really beautiful shade of brown and has great pigmentation. 


close-ups of the swatches



UPDATE: I have now gotten the opportunity to use this palette on my eyes and I am incredibly impressed. We already knew that shade selection was pretty amazing but they also perform really well. Everything from pigmentation, blendability and wear-time is excellent. What I loved most is how little fall-out there is. Fall-out is one of those deal breakers for me and seeing that this palette has so little on application, really made me love it more.

Now I really suggest picking up the ColourPop Yes, Please! Pressed Eyeshadow Palette when it restocks. For only $16, you can't go wrong with this great little palette. 

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