iluvsarahii x Colourpop: Chic-y Pressed Powder Eye Shadow Palette

I know this collection from iluvsarahii X Colourpop has been out for a while, so I’m a little late on this post but it’s not because I don’t love it! I’ve actually had this whole collection for a couple of months and this eye shadow palette is what I use the most, as in almost on a daily basis. Chic-y is by far one of the most user-friendly eye shadow quads that any brand has released this year. Literally ANYONE of any age, skin tone, or experience level can put this to use. All of the shades in the Chic-y palette are great to pair with a bright, bold, or smokey eye too, so you can incorporate these shadows into any other look you create. It really has all of your basic, every day shadow colors in it, plus it’s super affordable… You do NOT want to sleep on this palette!

If you’d like to check out the $aucey palette, also from this collab, click the link below:

iluvsarahii x Colourpop: $aucey Pressed Powder Eye Shadow Palette

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Left to Right:   Distressed, Vivacious, Freckles, and Noche

Based on the two palettes in the iluvsarahii x Colourpop collection, Colourpop’s pressed powder eye shadow formula is really nice! It definitely exceeded my expectations, especially considering the super affordable price point. They’re all nicely pigmented and finely milled, so they’re easy to apply and blend out or layer and pack on. I’ll go into more details regarding the individual shadows in the rundowns below.

You can buy the Chic-y palette by itself for only $12 from www.colourpop.com or you can pick up the entire collection, which includes another eye shadow palette, one Ultra Matte Lip, one Ultra Satin Lip, and one Ultra Glossy Lip, each of which have Lippie Pencils that match them. When purchased in the kit form, the whole collection only costs $54! That’s a HUGE savings!

Each shadow contains 1.4 g / 0.05 oz of product, which is a total of 5.6 g / 0.2 oz for the palette. MAC’s single eye shadow refills for their pro palettes contain 1.5 g of product and sell for $6 each, so you’re basically getting twice as much for your money if you go with this Colourpop palette. Also, in comparison to ABH’s single shadows, which cost $12 and contain 1.67 g of product, the Chic-y palette is a WAY better deal!! Colourpop is a cruelty free company and the Chic-y palette is vegan.

TIP:   Pop on a primer before you apply your powder eye shadow for the best color payoff and wear time! My personal favorite is a Pro Longwear Paint Pot from MAC… Painterly, Layin’ Low, and Soft Ochre are good primers shades for all skin tones. After I put on my primer, I like to set it with whatever is left on my powder brush before applying my powder shadow. This little trick is going to make it stay in place all day long!

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The packaging for this palette is gorgeous! The box it comes in is a lovely nude color with golden, metallic crocodile-type pattern printed on it. The name of the palette is printed on the top of the box, while the eye shadow shades are printed on the back. The palette itself doesn’t have any indication that it’s from the iluvsarahii collab or the pretty crocodile pattern found on the box, which I really would have liked but it’s very simple and pretty, nonetheless. It feels sturdy and has a magnetic flap on the front that managed to stay closed in my makeup bag, even while traveling to LA and back! My main complaint about the palette itself is that it gets dirty SO easily! The white is modern and looks very nice at first, but once you get anything on it, it tends to stain pretty quickly.

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Left to Right:   Distressed, Vivacious, Freckles, and Noche

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Left to Right:   Distressed, Vivacious, Freckles, and Noche

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Left to Right:   Distressed, Vivacious, Freckles, and Noche. Photo taken outdoors in indirect sunlight. Eye Shadows swatched on MAC NC20 skin.

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Distressed

Distressed:   Distressed is described as a “matte vanilla” and is a light, neutral, creamy vanilla with a soft matte finish. This works well as a base color for the lid or even a matte highlight just below the arch of the brow.

The texture of this eye shadow is smooth and not dry or powdery like many mattes can be. It applied well using a flat brush on the lid and buffing it out with a fluffier crease brush to soften the edges a bit. Color payoff is nearly the same as it looks in the pan, especially when worn over a primer (I used MAC’s Soft Ochre Pro Longwear Paint Pot). Coverage is about 90% opaque but can be full if you layer it. Wear time was nearly 10 hours on the lid before it began to crease, but keep in mind that I always wear my eye shadows over a primer because I have oily eyelids, which definitely helps them last a lot longer!

Dupes:   Blanc Type from MAC is nearly an identical dupe. The color and finish are both incredibly similar to Distressed, but I do think that Blanc Type is slightly less pigmented. I imagine that many palettes have a shadow similar to Distressed in them!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

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Vivacious

Vivacious:   Colourpop describes this shadow as a “metallic pink champagne”. It is a light, neutral to warm toned, pink champagne color with a frost finish and can be used dry or damp. I like this best on the lid, below the arch of the brow, and especially on the inner corner of my eyes!

Vivacious feels very buttery and can be applied with either a flat brush or your finger. You can also use a flat, synthetic brush for a damp application if you want it to appear more metallic. To do this, I like to pack the shadow onto my brush while dry, THEN spray my brush with something like MAC’s Fix+ spray. That way you won’t get the shadow wet, which usually ends up with it developing a crust of sorts on the top layer, which makes it hard to use the product in the future! The color payoff is great, even when used dry. I got good opacity with this shadow but some minor patchiness, so coverage isn’t 100% with the first pass unless it’s applied directly on top of a primer so it has something to stick to. Over a primer, I got about 8-9 hours of wear on the lid, inner corner, and below the brow.

Dupes:   Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Glisten is similar in finish, but the color is slightly darker and more peachy. All That Glitters from MAC is close, but still bit darker. Naked Lunch, also from MAC, is closer in color but the finish is much less metallic… Vivacious is sort of what you would get if Naked Lunch and All That Glitters had a baby.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

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Freckles  (It’s been used so it does look a little darker than it did when brand new, which is due to the product being stirred up)

Freckles:   This shadow is a “matte warm mocha” and is a medium, warm toned brown with a matte finish. It’s a pretty basic color, but that doesn’t mean it’s not gorgeous and VERY handy to have in any palette! It works well as a blending color in the crease and can honestly be used with any look and on any skin tone.

Like Vivacious, Freckles felt very soft for a matte but did seem a bit drier. It still applies and blends out beautifully, especially with a fluffy domed brush in the crease. Color payoff is VERY pigmented and looks just like it does in the palette using very little product. While coverage is great when used as a crease color, I did have a little patchiness when I applied this all over the lid, which you can probably notice in the swatch photo. Putting it over a primer did help, though. Wear time in the crease was about 8 hours, and more like 7 hours on the lid.

Dupes:   Caramel, from ABH, is close but darker and a little warmer. Also from ABH, Burnt Orange is close, but warmer and more or orange/peachy toned and Fawn is cooler toned. MAC’s Soft Brown is pretty similar but lighter. Texture is a better dupe as far as color goes, but it’s a Velvet, so it doesn’t have the same matte finish that Freckles does.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

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Noche (I also had to redo photos for this shadow, so it has been used and looks a little darker than it did to begin with because the product is no longer brand new and pristine)

Noche:   Noche is described as a “matte black brown”. It’s a dark, blackened brown with some reddish/plum undertones that give it warmth. Noche has a very matte finish. This is a great color to use in the “outer v” section of the eye, blended into the crease for a more dramatic look, or even packed onto the lid and blended out with something like Freckles in the crease for a warm, soft smokey look.

This shadow felt a little more dry, similar to Freckles, but was still very easy to apply and didn’t give me any powdery fallout. Color payoff is AMAZING! Noche is SO pigmented you’ll want to use a light hand, then build it up if necessary. Coverage is also full with very, very little product used. In the crease, this shadow wore well for 9-10 hours. On the lid, I didn’t notice any creasing or fading until around hour 7.

Dupes:   From Anastasia Beverly Hills, Hot Chocolate is VERY close but a little darker, Fudge, also from ABH, is lighter and warmer. MAC’s Embark is almost identical but is a little less pigmented than Noche.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

 

*** This post expresses my own honest opinion. I purchased these with my own money and did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this review. ***

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