ColourPop Pretty Guardian is a limited edition eye palette that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.36 oz.
ColourPop Pretty Guardian 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($20.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new palette from the brand's upcoming Sailor Moon collection (which launches February 20th at 10AM PT). It features nine eyeshadows, two Pressed Pigments (Tuxedo Rose and Miracle Romance), and one Pressed Glitter (Mare Serenitatis).
The palette contained several mattes with sparkle throughout them, so those who don't mind a bit of sparkle fallout or a few random sparkles that diffuse and blend with some imprecision will enjoy the palette more than those who like true mattes. They're not the worst sparkle-over-matte formula I've come across, but they still have some inherent issues with fallout and dispersion. The mattes also seemed a little more powdery with the exception of Miracle Romance.
It is a palette I'd apply prior to base products so that any fallout can easily be wiped away. Otherwise, I found it easy enough to work with as the mattes applied evenly, blended out nicely, and maintained their intensity/depth and the shimmers were workable. I've noticed some of the brand's more recent shimmers seem a little drier, so they apply easiest with a dampened brush or fingertip; this was the case for Fullmoon but Luna and Silver Crystal I could use dry.
The cover of the palette features lenticular print that shifts between two images from what I saw (the blush compacts shift between three), which more of the standout as it's not something often seen in beauty and not something I've seen from the brand before.
Highly pigmented shadow that applies evenly and feels ultra-velvety and silky. This long wearing formula contains a unique combination of softer powders which adheres easily to the eyes, gives a soft focus effect, and blends smoothly and evenly.