Sneak Peek: ColourPop Element of Surprise Pressed Shadow Palette Photos & Swatches

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ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

ColourPop Element of Surprise Pressed Shadow Palette ($16.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features 12 eyeshadows–warm neutrals and a few richer pink and plum shades. There are three shades that are “not intended for use in the immediate eye area,” which include: Silk Street, Opulent, and Blank Canvas. Here are swatches:

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Not intended for use in the eye area? Are they blushes? ( It reminds me of those shiny little silver dragees used for cake decorating that said not intended for consumption but of course we ate anyway.)
I am still a newbie to Colourpop and the She palette was a bust for me, so I will prob pass but I DO love those super shock shadows. I am also wondering how their cheaply priced brushes perform.

Can’t wait for the review, I’m passing on the palette but I want to see the dupes for a few of the shadows. Especially Rayon, Blank Canvas, and Silk Street. I do wish Subdue was a bit deeper.

The colors are pretty but why would they make an eye shadow palette – and market it as such – with shadows that you can’t use on your eyes? Makes no sense.

I don’t think any brand gives out anything more specific than that warning, though it is typically a pigment that isn’t permitted for eye use under the FDA but is approved for use on the eye outside of the US (Europe/Canada).

Maybe the ‘not intended for immediate eye use’ is carmine. Big allergen, there. That’s my only true annoyance with CP: no ingredients listing online. I suppose the persons to whom ingredients would be the biggest risk just don’t buy, but still….

ColourPop lists all of their ingredients online – I have always been impressed by the fact that they’ve had the full ingredient list on their listings!

Pass. Those “not intended for immediate eye use” warnings are almost always ridiculous. But, oh well. I’m fully intending to purchase ND Lila this upcoming month. No weird warnings. Much better quality bright shades.

FYI, the “not intended for use in the immediate eye area” is a disclaimer only (CP has other shadows called pressed pigments and you will notice that they are all in the red/pink/purple family) because under FDA regulations, there are specific pigments (carmine/red lake number something, eh) that are not approved for use in the eye area (but are apparently fine on face and lips, go figure) in the United States only. They are approved for use everywhere else on the planet and are not dangerous or harmful. Carmines are also used in food products, though I believe there is the potential for it to be an allergen so it has to be labelled (like all food ingredients anyway) because it is made from insects. It’s not like licking asbestos or anything.

It’s like those hilarious warnings on everything in California that will cause birth defects and cancer.

This palette looks lovely. 🙂

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