Product: ColourPop Love Bird Palette
Claims: 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette | Romantic Pinks and Mauves | LimitedEdition | Multi-Formula | Cruelty Free
Size: 0.03 oz per shadow
Purchase: No Longer Available at Ulta or ColourPop
When I was browsing Ulta’s site and saw the ColourPop Love Bird Palette, I knew I had to get. It’s “holiday”, a 9-pan ColourPop palette (why yes I do own all the ones released, a review?! why sure I’d love to start doing that for you), and it’s an exclusive. However, one little thing kept this from being a favorite. Keep reading to find out what!
*NOTE: This palette was available at Ulta when I wrote this review. Then they removed it from their site. It then became available on ColourPop’s site and they have also since removed it. However, I’ve heard some Ulta’s still have it in store and stores like Poshmark exist so I’m still going to put up this review, and never receive PR from ColourPop… *wink*
About the ColourPop Love Bird Palette
The full-size Love Bird Palette has 9 eye shadows that are 0.03 oz. each for a total of 0.09 oz. of product, comes in a cardboard package with no mirror, and retails for $12.00. The Love Bird Palette can be purchased at Ulta.
ColorPop claims that their Love Bird Palette is filled with romantic pinks and mauve shades and has a variety of finishes. I’m assuming that other claims like intense, pigmented, and easily blended from their other shadows are inherited by this palette as well. The finishes in the Love Bird Palette are mattes, metallics, Super Shock Shadow, and pressed glitters.
ColourPop Love Bird Palette Review
I can’t begin to tell you how disappointed in this palette I am. As usual let’s start with the packaging shall we? This is supposed to be a “holiday” palette, and if I’m wrong about that it’s at least supposed to be limited edition. So tell me, why instead of the plastic palettes that the 9-pans usually come in, do we have this cheap cardboard. Don’t get me wrong, the design on them is gorgeous but it could have been just as gorgeous on the plastic housing. In addition, the 9-pans are known for having mirrors in the palette that are nice sized and good quality. This doesn’t have a mirror at all!
As for the shadows themselves, FIVE of the Nine shadows aren’t even supposed to be used on the eyes *flabbergasted noise* I HATE when a brand puts out an obvious eye shadow palette and makes most of the shades unuseable. ColourPop is able to get away with it though because technically this is a “Pressed Powder Palette” but lets get real we all know what it’s supposed to be and it’s just TRASHY for a brand to pretend otherwise. Also, I don’t know why ColourPop started putting pressed glitters in their palettes. Maybe it’s because they bought so much of the stuff and when the single pots of it didn’t do well they needed to make their money back. Whatever the reason, it’s bogus for them to be in there as well. Again, pressed glitters like this are usually not meant to be worn near the eyes, due to how big the pieces are. However, the fact that when I rub my finger or a brush in theirs it feels like whatever is holding it together has decided to “abandon all hope ye who enter here” is my bigger worry.
Final Thoughts on PRODUCT
Should you purchase this palette? HELL NO! I don’t care if you’re the biggest ColourPop Stan there is even if you do have their name tattooed across your chest . This is a palette that is the same price as their other 9-pan palettes but has inferior packaging, no mirror, the pressed glitter feels like it’s barely got its life together, and the worst part of it all you can safely only use FOUR of the damn shadows. GTFO ColourPop and try again with those other two Bird Palettes (HINT: I’m reviewing those next).
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