ColourPop Orchid You Not Eyeshadow Palette Review

Orchid You Not

ColourPop Orchid You Not 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette is an orchid-themed palette that included five matte shades and four shimmer shades. The quality was consistent with past ColourPop releases; the mattes were lightly powdery but pigmented, blendable, and easy enough to work with, while some of the shimmers were more loosely-pressed or drier, so there was potential for fallout. I was happy to discover that the shades didn’t seem too redundant once I had applied them, which can be an issue with more monochromatic palettes.

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Pretty One

Pretty One is a light lavender with warm undertones and warmer, contrasting gold sparkle. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage with a moderately soft, somewhat drier texture that resulted in some frostiness when applied dry. It was smoother and less prone to fallout when applied with a fingertip or a dampened brush. It wore nicely for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

Rebloom

Rebloom is a light-medium berry pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had nearly opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Of All Purple

Of All Purple is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and cooler violet and blue pearl. It had rich pigmentation paired with a soft, smooth consistency that was lightly emollient without being powdery or prone to fallout. It lasted well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

Moth

Moth is a medium-dark, reddish-plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was moderately powdery with some dryness, though it applied better to bare skin than I expected as it went on evenly, built up with light fallout, and blended out without much effort along the edges. It wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.

OMG

OMG is a darker red with warmer undertones and cooler fuchsia pink sparkle throughout. It had a softer, more loosely-pressed texture that resulted in some fallout during application with a dry brush, so use a fingertip or a dampened brush if that is a concern. It had opaque color coverage that stayed on decently for eight hours.

Ada

Ada is a deep red with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a slightly drier consistency, but it didn’t seem to impact application as the product went on evenly and blended out well without much effort. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours but left a faint stain behind.

Buddies

Buddies is a muted, medium-dark purple with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage that applied well to bare skin as the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.

Seedling

Seedling is a deep, red-plum with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The eyeshadow had full pigmentation in a single layer, though the texture was more loosely-pressed and had slight fallout when applied and blended out initially. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Nuh Uh

Nuh Uh is a rich burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that could be built up with a second layer, though it was very soft to the point where it had some powderiness and light fallout during blending, so I’d recommend using a light hand and gently building up to avoid fallout. It lasted well for eight and a half hours and left a faint stain behind.

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