ColourPop Aurora Struck Eyeshadow Palette

Aurora Struck

ColourPop Aurora Struck 30-Pan Shadow Palette is the brand’s latest, mega-sized palette inspired by the Northern Lights. It has a wide range of shimmers and mattes, as well as a few glitters (with PET). Overall, the quality was as expected: mattes may be a touch powdered but were typically pigmented and blendable, whereas shimmers were less consistent and some were too emollient at times, requiring a fingertip or a moistened brush to apply.

Head North

Head North is a warm white with a metallic gloss.

Opaque color coverage
Smooth, lightly emollient but worked with a brush
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Borealis

Borealis is a pale pink with blue undertones and an iridescent shine.

Mostly opaque pigmentation
More firmly pressed, best applied with fingertip
Applied evenly and blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

So Lit

So Lit is a bluish-white polish with a sparkly gloss. It had glitter made of plastic (PET).

Semi-sheer color coverage
Lightly emollient with good spreadability
Light fallout over time
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Spiraling

Spiraling is a pale gray with cold undertones and a matte texture.

Opaque color coverage
Smooth, velvety, not too powdery
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Feelin’ Wavy

Feelin’ Wavy is a silvery-blue with a silky, metallic shine.

Semi-sheer pigmentation
More firmly pressed, best applied with fingertip
Applied evenly and blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Nite Sky

Nite Sky is a light gray with warm undertones and a shimmer-matte texture.

Medium color coverage
Firmer, thinner, somewhat stiff
Harder to apply evenly
Moderate-wearing (7 hours before fading visibly)

Solar Vibez

Solar Vibez is a pale pink with warm undertones and a glitter finish. It had glitter made of plastic (PET).

Medium color coverage
Lightly emollient with good spreadability
Light fallout over time
Long-wearing (8 hours)

No Sleep

No Sleep is a light-medium purple with overtones of warm pink and a matte texture.

Opaque color coverage
Smooth, velvety, not too powdery
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Great Earth

Great Earth is a light blue with a grey hue and a largely matte surface.

Opaque color coverage
Soft, finely-milled, lightly powdery
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox has a pearly gloss and is a delicate, warmer sage green.

Medium, somewhat buildable pigmentation
More firmly pressed, best applied with fingertip
Applied fairly evenly
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Journey

Journey is a pastel blue with strong, chilly undertones and a matte texture.

Opaque color coverage
Soft, finely-milled, lightly powdery
Applied evenly and was blendable but light sparkle fallout
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Hi Latitude

Hi Latitude is a medium grayish-pewter with a slight pinkish-gold shimmer that runs throughout.

Mostly opaque pigmentation
Slightly drier to the touch, light fallout
Applied fairly evenly and blended out fine but best applied with dampened brush
Long-wearing (8 hours with light fallout)

Bucket List

Bucket List is a very light taupe with grey undertones that are largely neutral and a matte texture.

Opaque color coverage
Soft, finely-milled, lightly powdery
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Comet Seekin’

Comet Seekin’ is a light-medium purple with cool blue undertones and a frosted finish.

Medium color payoff
Lightly emollient but prone to clumping
Best applied with a fingertip, light to moderate fallout
Moderate-wearing (7.5 hours before fading visibly)

Radio Waves

Radio Waves is a medium-dark lavender with pink undertones that are warmer and a blue pearl that is cooler.

Opaque color coverage
Smooth, lightly creamy, dense without being thick
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Geomagnetic

Geo magnetic is a very light taupe with warm undertones and a matte texture.

Opaque color coverage
Soft, finely-milled, lightly powdery
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Cosmic Ray

Cosmic Ray features a reddish-brown foundation with changing blue-to-teal shimmer for a delicate, metallic shine.

Opaque color coverage
Smooth, lightly creamy, picked up well with dry brush
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Icelandic

Icelandic is a medium grayish-taupe with a matte texture and colder undertones.

Opaque color coverage
Soft, finely-milled, lightly powdery
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Atmosphere

Atmosphere is a medium-dark plum-mauve with a taupe-brown foundation and a cooler sparkle over a frosted finish.

Mostly opaque pigmentation
Slightly drier to the touch, light fallout
Applied fairly evenly and blended out fine
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Dynamo

Dynamo is a deeper, purplish-mauve foundation with cooler undertones and bits of greenish-gold shimmer on top of a more matte finish.

Opaque color coverage
Soft, finely-milled, lightly powdery
Applied evenly and was blendable but light sparkle fallout
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Ionosphere

Ionosphere is a dark gray with chilly undertones and a matte texture.

Opaque color coverage
Smooth, velvety, not too powdery
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

In Orbit

In Orbit is a dark, deep teal with cold, blue undertones and a silky, pearly finish.

Opaque color coverage
Smooth, lightly creamy, dense without being thick
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Stormy Much

Stormy Much is a soft, medium blue with cold undertones and a matte texture.

Opaque color coverage
Smooth, lightly powdery
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Lunar Trippin’

Lunar Trippin’ is a delicate, medium black with warm undertones and a gleaming gloss.

Mostly opaque pigmentation
Lightly emollient to the touch
Applied fairly evenly and blended out fine but best applied with fingertip
Long-wearing (8 hours with light fallout)

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun is a medium-dark purple with warmer, brown undertones and a matte texture.

Mostly opaque color coverage
Smooth, lightly creamy, dense without being thick
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Stargazing

Stargazing is a deeper purple with pink undertones and a metallic shine.

Opaque pigmentation
Lightly emollient to the touch
Applied fairly evenly and blended out fine but best applied with fingertip
Long-wearing (8 hours with light fallout)

Orca

Orca is a deep, rich navy blue with cold undertones and a matte texture.

Opaque color coverage
Smooth, velvety, not too powdery
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Phenomenon

Phenomenon is a matte medium-dark green-teal with cold undertones.

Opaque color coverage
Smooth, velvety, not too powdery
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Total Eclipse

Total Eclipse is a medium-dark black with warm undertones and a silky pearl finish all throughout.

Opaque color coverage
Smooth, not too dense, lightly powdery
Applied evenly and was blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)

Due South

Due South is a dark, matte black with neutral-to-cool undertones.

Opaque color coverage
Firmer, stiffer, slightly thin
Could have been more blendable and easier to work with
Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)