ColourPop California Love Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

01/08

Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop California Love 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

ColourPop California Love Eyeshadow Palette launched last week as an homage to the brand’s home state (California). It features a mix of warm-toned neutrals across mattes and shimmers, as well as a pressed glitter (which is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area”). Here are swatches!

ColourPop California Love Eyeshadow Palette

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An okay palette for someone who doesn’t have a lot of neutrals and likes warm tones. I would argue (again) that several of the colors are to close in appearance. Surf Rider and Mission both look like they have something a little special going on. I assume El Capitan is the pressed glitter, which means I’m really not impressed by Diego — it looks like straight up glitter, with the patchiness one would expect from a glitter. Maybe it’s a topper shade.

Looks brown girl friendly. I do wish someone would make a color mix that was dark skin brown girl friendly, as most neutral palettes turn ashy. this one is workable, but again, would love to see one for nw47 and greater.

Traca, is the yellow based undertones of the warm neutral shades that turn ashy on you?
I agree with your point – some of these mega brands could easily do a palette that would be suitable for your skintone instead of releasing that same kinds of palette all the time.

Because; California! Having spent many a summer on vacation with my mom visiting family and her friends there, this speaks to an odd nostalgic bug that bit me! El Capiton actually looks like it is fine enough to not scare me witless if a stray piece landed in my eyeshadow.
But; do I need it? Probably not.

*yawn*

Oh wow, look, another warm, orange & brown-toned palette 🙄

These companies realize that not every person has yellow undertones, right? I’m starting to doubt that

At the risk of sounding selfish, I spent the early years of my makeup life very frustrated at the complete lack of any makeup (specifically foundation) that worked for me; there was nothing with a yellow undertone strong enough! Everything — and I mean EVERYTHING — was for pink girls, at least as far as I could tell. Eyeshadow had the same thing going: I remember trio after quad after single (larger palettes weren’t so much a thing in those days) of taupes, greys, pinks … mostly colors that either looked like dirt on my skin or gave me a lifeless tone. I can’t tell you how amazed I was when I started noticing (about 6 or 7 years ago) that foundations were trending yellow (though are still very few companies that make a yellow-enough foundation for me) , and that eyeshadows were warming up significantly. On the one hand, I should be empathetic given my experiences, on the other hand, I’m sure no one else really cared that I spent 20+ years not being able to wear makeup the same way as others. Some small, evil part of my brain grins and responds “see! that’s what it’s like!” every time someone complains about too-warm palettes.

Having said that, I get it. I understand what’s frustrating people. When I look at the market and all the options, it does lean warm, and while it’s frustrating for some people to see an otherwise acceptable cool to neutral palette with warms in it, it’s similarly frustrating for people who need warm tones to see an otherwise acceptable warm palettes with cools in it. (I’m not saying that’s what’s happening here — there are two neutral colors in this palette, with the rest being obviously warm toned).

It’s a trend which I’m not sure will ever fully correct itself, because warm is a good financial bet. No, not everyone is warm-toned, but the reality is, taking all skintones into consideration, there are a lot more people in this world that can successfully use neutral-to-warm colors than neutral-to-cool, even quite a lot of people that swear they need cool colors! And where mixed “cool and warm” palettes are concerned, quite frankly, technique matters more than undertone. Even I, with my gold skin, can use taupes and cool pinks with the right transition shades — it just took me 30 years to figure that out.

Yes, it’s less of a struggle to use colors with undertones that work better with your skin, but that’s the very reason warm has become so prevalent — it’s easier for most people. Seriously.

I bought this…now I’m wondering if I’ll regret it! It doesn’t swatch as well as I’d hoped and I have a million neutral palettes like all of us here. I’m from California though and it looked cute. I’m a sucker what can I say? Lol

Really not liking the gritty appearance of a couple shades

No need for the palette overall, can easily be duped with what I have

I’m actually surprised that brands aren’t using biodegradable glitter – like I’m just wondering why? what is the rational behind it? There’s a huge influx in glitter offerings this year and I don’t think any of the mainstream ones are using biodegradable glitter (ColourPop, UD, etc.).

Cheaper? Availability? I don’t know why companies don’t. Maybe they just don’t care? I’m not trying to be mean or rude. Truthfully, maybe they really don’t care. Businesses aren’t always ethical and hardly anyone agrees on ethics. Refinery did a video on mica sourcing and how companies still use sources that depend on child labor. It’s very rare to see companies speak about how and where ingredients are obtained too.

I was looking at CP’s Instagram recently but there was an outcry for biodegradable glitter on a starry glitter post. It really warmed me to see that. When CP released the yelllow 9 pan with another pressed glitter there were no comments about the non biodegradable glitter. I don’t think the “backlash” is big enough yet. It depresses me that there needs to be backlash instead of simply doing it. Again, ethics.

I’d really would like go see more investment in biodegradable and recyclable products. If MAC took old lipsticks, packaging should be reused (after sanitation) if it can’t be recycled. With fewer plastics being recycled in the US alone, reusing is really important. Glitter can’t be reused or recycled and all of it has impact. Every thing we do has impact. It’s overwhelming but so will the issue if we continue to neglect it. As you posted some time ago, the beauty industry is huge and pumping out more products than ever before. It adds up. I wish the beauty community would extend their appreciation for beauty to the environment that gives them their beauty products.

Disclaimer: I’m definitely not out to demonize. I’m passionate and long winded, lol. Thank you for your time and your years of effort. I appreciate it.

The part that was struck me was just that I didn’t see it being used by… anyone? Like I’ve been looking at the ingredient lists for the glittery products releasing because PET glitters aren’t actually approved for eye usage by FDA. So is the biodegradable kind also not allowed in the US?

I think it’s important to remember that we can do our parts, but it is the companies that can do the most, so putting pressure on them is a more efficient use of time/effort – pressuring them on social, voting and electing people into power that care about environmental impact, etc. I look at what I do in life and try to reduce where I can – my footprint is bigger than I’d like in some areas (e.g. how much I order online and receive).

The one good part about having some very large beauty conglomerates is that most of them belong to the Responsible Mica Initiative – https://www.responsible-mica-initiative.com/ That means: L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Coty, Shiseido, Chanel, LVMH’s (just to name some of the bigger ones) – and whether they’re effective, fast enough, etc., they are at least working on it.

One thing I see that is more consumer-driven is that there is consumer push back of cardboard on palettes and a preference toward plastic – but cardboard might be more recyclable and have a lesser footprint. I’m not sure what goes into the processing and how recyclable it would be (or not) in the actual scheme of things, given how little is actually recyclable locally.

Not addressing the production processes, but on the post-consumer end of things, cardboard seems like a much better option than plastic: cardboard is biodegradable. And even in areas that recycle plastic (not every place does), the type of plastic used in palettes wouldn’t be accepted for recycling.

I actually prefer cardboard palettes for their warmer, softer feel — I’ve never been able to understand the preference for cold plastic. I have two plastic palettes with perfectly usable colors in them (one has great! colors), and I just don’t reach for them; I KNOW it’s because of they way they feel. My favorite palette to pick up is KvD’s Saints & Sinners eyeshadow palette — so warm and lovely!

Yeah, that was my thinking – the actual component would be more eco-friendly if it was always cardboard over plastic, but I wonder if there are hidden costs to the environment in the creation/production/assembly (like what’s the net impact). I like that plastic is easier to wipe down, but cardboard is particularly good for those who drop products (like me) or travel often as it’s more shock absorbent!

More of the same. You’d think they could have come up with more color variety. The quality looks good, though one might need some glitter glue primer for Diego, even if not using it near the eyes.

I’m from California and this is such a snooze. What a coincidence that everything in California reminds them of the color brown. Why even bother pretending this is inspired by anything?

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