I love Colourpop eyeshadows. And I mean LOVE. They are everything you can need in an eyeshadow: pigmented, blendable, and also super affordable!
In comes their new release: Of Quartz. I was dying to try this palette because of all the cool tones in it. If you need a cool-toned neutral palette, I think you’ve found your go-to.
I love this palette for a few reasons:
- The shadows are super pigmented
- Easy to work with
- Cool tones!
- Neutrals (which I tend to stick to)
- Easy to blend
- Great quality
- Affordable – I paid only $14 for this palette, but its currently on sale for only $8.40 (Click here to check it out)
Things I didn’t love about this palette:
Sadly, one of the eyeshadows wasn’t glued in all the way and I didn’t notice, so it fell out and broke pretty quickly after I received it. I’ve never had this experience with a Colourpop palette before so I just chalked it up to bad luck.
This is a bright white glitter that I liked using on my inner corner. It is very pigmented and added a bright highlight where I needed it.
I tend to use satin shades on my inner corner and under my brow, so this was a bit out of my comfort zone, but I still really loved it!
This one didn’t swatch great in the photos, but I think it was due to my bright lights and light skin tone. Not to worry, it showed up great on the lids!
Sio is a matte taupey-grey shade that works really well for a transition shade. It blended out the other colors beautifully and looks great as a transition.
This one is really cool toned, so I noticed that it made my looks fall to the really cool end of the spectrum.
I appreciate having Sio in the palette to give me a really cool-toned transition shade.
In the Zone
I also enjoyed this one as a transition shade, but as you can see from the swatches, its on the warmer side compared to Sio.
This one is a light rosy brown shade that I used mostly as a transition. It is matte.
I really liked this one too because I felt like it helped warm up some really cool-toned looks.
Transform is a metallic dark peach shade that looks absolutely stunning on the lids.
The color was opaque and not at all dusty or powdery on me. Because of that, I didn’t experience any fall-out, which I find to be hard to do for metallic shadows.
I loved applying this one all over the lids with either darker shades in the crease or outer V, or just on its own as a look.
Ore is a metallic taupe shade that also perfromed beautifully on the lids. Its much more cool toned than the other metallics, so it can really be used to cool down any look.
This one is also super pigmented and not dusty or powdery. I did not experience any fall-out.
This one I applied on the lid with Opaque in the outer V for a really nice cool-toned look.
Magnetic is a warmer mettalic bronze shadow with specks of silver glitter, which help keep it in the cool toned family.
Just like the rest of the glitters in this palette, it was pigmented, blendable, and did not leave any fall-out.
I hate to be a broken record, but I just loved the glitters in this palette!
Granite Access is matte medium taupe that I loved popping in the crease.
This one was pigmented, but I did noticed that building layers helped it really stand out on my lid.
Again, this one is a great shadow that is super blendable and easy to use.
Opaque is a matte deep gray that is very cool toned. So cool, in fact, that it was mistaken as navy on my lids.
I adore this eyeshadow and think it brings a lot of depth to any eye look.
It was just as pigmented and blendable as the other shades in the palette.
Rock On is a soft black with mutli-colored glitter speckled throughout.
I liked using this one to line my upper lash line and occasionally to deepen the outer V.
I love the addition of this shade in the palette because it gives you the ability to create a beautiful cool-toned smokey eye. If you create one of those, drop me a photo in the comments! I bet it’ll look stunning!
All of the shadows in this palette were super pigmented and I didn’t have to work hard at all to get them to show up on the eyes. One of the things I love most about this palette is that every single shade worked well. Every shade was easy to work with and went on super pigmented with just one swipe.
Because every single shade packed a punch with just one brush application, I gave this one 5/5 hearts.
This is standard Colourpop packaging. Its cardboard with no mirror.
You know how I feel about mirrors. I just think small palettes like this NEED one.
Colourpop’s packaging is sleek. simple and to the point, which I really appreciate. I just want a mirror!
This one gets 4/5 hearts for the lack of mirror.
These eyeshadows blended like a dream. They aren’t even powdery, so I didn’t get a ton of fall out from them, but they still just blended out perfectly.
Have you ever had that eyeshadow day where you pop the color on, do a slight blend, and everything turns out looking great?
That’s the experience I had with these. I just found it so easy to make a beautiful look with them.
I gave them a 5/5 hearts because these were probably the easiest shadows to blend I’ve experienced in a long time.
This also gets a 5/5 hearts!
I wore these for a 12 hour day on multiple occasions and was impressed at how they performed.
Did the color fade a bit after 12 hours? Yes. But not significantly. I could definitely still see the end result by the end of 12 hours.
Note: I did use an eye primer with these. Need a hand picking one? Click here for my list of top eye primers for oily lids.
Looks I Created with the Of Quartz Palette
The left look was more an everyday look I created using In the Zone as a transition shade, Granite Acess in the outer V, and Ore all over the lid. I ended it with Mine Games in the inner corner. This look is so beautiful and I loved it so much for everyday wear. I think it’ll be one I wear really often.
The look on the right was created with Sio as a transition shade, Granite Access in the crease, and Opaque in the outer V. I finished this look with Transform all over the lid. While it might not look like it in the photo, this one was pretty dramatic and made me feel like I was rocking glam make up the days I wore this look.
I LOVE this palette. And I mean love it!
I’ll be using this one a ton because I just don’t really have anything like it in my collection. Most of my palettes are on the warm side, so I love getting to add a little cool toned shadows to my collection.
These performed so well that I gave this one a 5/5 hearts, even though its missing a mirror, which is a huge deal for me. I’ll still use this palette all the time and just pull out another mini mirror to help out.
I think you’ll also love this one if you’re a cool-toned lover or just want to add more cool tones to your repertoire.
Do you love Colourpop eyeshadows as much as I do? Read my more recent post on their Mandalorian Palette by clicking here.
Until next time!