ColourPop Garden Variety Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

 

Garden Variety

Colour Pop Garden Variety 15-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow is a new, limited edition 15-pan palette that includes six matte eyeshadows, seven shimmery eyeshadows, and two sparkly “mattes.” It was a decent palette, and the issues it had were mostly around powderiness, fallout, and some shades were sheerer than marketed.

It wasn’t difficult to work with, though, so for someone who doesn’t mind some fallout during application, it likely won’t be a big disappointment. There was a good variety in depth and finish, so it seemed like a versatile color story, which was nice to see.

Deserted

Deserted is a bright, very light beige with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a denser, thicker consistency, which helped to minimize fallout and gave it better coverage (without sheering out) when applied to bare skin. It stayed on well for eight hours before showing signs of wear.

Herbivore

Herbivore is a soft yellow with strong, warm orange undertones and fine sparkle over a matte finish. The sparkle didn’t translate too much during application. The texture was moderately powdery and prone to sheering out during application, so it didn’t build up beyond its medium-level coverage. It wore decently for seven hours before fading visibly.

Colour Pop Synergy Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Synergy Pressed Powder Shadow

Synergy

Synergy is a light-medium pink with subtle, cooler undertones in the base and warmer, gold-to-green shifting pearl. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that was a touch drier but wasn’t prone to fallout. The eyeshadow lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

Wavelength

Wavelength is a very light gold with moderate, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had medium coverage with a moderately powdery consistency that was prone to sheering out and had light fallout during application. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.

Prickly Please

Prickly Please is a light, coral-orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer. The texture was soft, lightly powdery but blendable and wasn’t prone to sheering out too readily. It wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

Colour Pop Third Eye Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Third Eye Pressed Powder Shadow

Third Eye

Third Eye is a bright, medium gold with a green-gold shift paired with a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product that remained blendable along the edges. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

Colour Pop Best Buds Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Best Buds Pressed Powder Shadow

Best Buds

Best Buds is a light, springy chartreuse green with warm, golden undertones and a sparkling finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which could be intensified to opaque coverage if applied with a dampened brush or a fingertip.

The texture was soft and more loosely-pressed, so I’d recommend using a lighter hand to pick up product to avoid potential for fallout. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably on me.

Colour Pop Smudge Off Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Smudge Off Pressed Powder Shadow

Smudge Off

Smudge Off is a brighter, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and cooler lavender micro-sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer and had to be applied with a dampened brush for more opaque coverage. The texture was blendable but more loosely-pressed with light fallout during application. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.

Colour Pop Don't Leaf Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Don’t Leaf Super Shock Shadow

Don’t Leaf

Don’t Leaf is a light orange with strong, warm undertones and flecks of pink and gold sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff in a single layer, which wasn’t buildable. The texture was lightly emollient, almost wet to the touch, and felt like a Super Shock Shadow to me, so while it felt creamier in the pan, it felt more powder-like as soon as it came into contact with my skin. It lasted nicely for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.

Over the Bloom

Over the Bloom is a brighter, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and flecks of gold sparkle over a matte finish. There was more of a smattering of sparkle, so it didn’t translate during application (I’d guess it dropped on the way or got trapped in the brush as I didn’t notice fallout!). It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer. The consistency was lightly powdery but blendable. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

Stay Sharp

Stay Sharp is a light brown with strong, warm golden undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had excellent color coverage in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease along the edges. The texture was soft, smooth, and velvety–denser and less powdery than most of the mattes in the palette–which made it a cinch to work with. It wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

Succa 4 U

Succa 4 U is a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and flecks of gold sparkle over a matte finish. It was more packed with gold sparkle than most of the brand’s sparkle-plus-matte finish, so a fair amount translated to the lid during application. Unfortunately, they sit more on the surface and are easily blended well past wherever they were initially applied. It lasted well for eight hours but had moderate fallout over time.

Stuck On You

Stuck On You is a deep berry with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with a second. The texture was moderately powdery and was prone to sheering out a bit, so I’d definitely suggest using this over a primer. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

Clay Day

Clay Day is a dusty, medium-dark coral with moderate, warm undertones with flecks of silver sparkle over a matte finish. There was enough sparkle that some of it translated during application, but it didn’t bind with the underlying color, so it was prone to migration and falling out over time.

The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with otherwise. The eyeshadow had good color payoff that could be built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. It wore nicely for

Root ‘Em Up

Root ‘Em Up is a deep brown with muted, warm olive undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a soft, velvety texture that was a smidgen powdery in the pan but was blendable and didn’t sheer out too easily when applied to bare skin. It lasted well for eight hours before fading slightly.

 

 

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