ColourPop Cosmetics is taking the world by storm. I mean let’s start with the fact that they spell “colour” correctly, which here in Canada is a MAJOR plus with beauty brands (at least for me). And then we add on the fact that not only are they manufactured at the same facility as Kylie Cosmetics, so we know they’re pretty great, but they’re super affordable too even with the exchange rate.
Which, for a girl on a budget makes beauty pretty accessible.
Now, let’s preface this article with the fact that I love colour. And if you haven’t noticed that yet, then, shame on you. I never shy away from a good pop of colour; it makes life more fun.
So, naturally, with my love of colour and a plethora of ColourPop palettes to choose from I landed on their bestseller Yes, Please known to be, “all about that golden hour glow—the hottest shades inspired by our fave time of the day.” Who can go wrong with that, right?
Each palette comes with 12 shades, and I made it a challenge to include each shade at least once in the week of beauty.
Day One: Soft Sunset
Inspired by the early hour of sunset (and sticking to the palette’s theme) I went with a soft sunset eye that starts at the inner crease and intensifies as it crosses the lid. Subtle at first sight, but a closer look reveals the innermost shade is Full Zip, and as it progresses it blends into Big Cocktails, and then Champs.
Day Two: (Red)y for It?
Cat Eye? Yes. Smoky? You bet!
Filled with to-die-for rusts, brick reds and maroons, day two’s look is a winged, smoky cat-eye liner. Smudging the edges and creating a blur effect softens the intensity of the colour and makes it more wearable during the day. Look achieved with Spoiled, French Kiss and Bling shadows.
Day Three: Orange Pop
If you’re like my dad and still mourning the loss of orange pop in McDonald’s fountain drinks then hopefully, this look will bring a little joy to your life. Taking a classic smoky eye up a notch, I used burnt orange GNO and maroon French Kiss to replace the classic colours and threw in a bright, saturated metallic orange Chauffeur in the inner eye crease.
Day Four: Line ‘Em Up
Day four is one of the only days where I felt the need to employ outside resources for a quick look. So many people only think of eyeliner in the classic sense, on the top of the lash line and the outer wing. But there’s so much more you can do. Starting strong at the inner eye and moving softer to the outer eye, I used the palette’s duochrome red Louie, with a black liquid liner to accentuate only the inner most corner and let the rest speak for itself.
Day Five: Goldie Looks
Some days are more chill than others, and you want your beauty to represent your mood but also align with the rest of your look. So for day five, I went with the softer neutral tones of the palette, Note to Self and Butter Cake. Sweeping the overall lid with the taupe Note to Self, I used the golden hues of Butter Cake to open the eye for a not-so-dreary mellow day.
Day Six: Copper Tone
As we’ve established from day four, classic liner looks are meant to be thrown on their head and given a refresh. For day six, I went for a classic liner shape but opted out of the usual neutral tones of browns and blacks and opted instead for a super pigmented metallic copper shade, a mix of both Chauffeur and Louie.
Day Seven: Mellow Yellow
Ok, let’s just agree that yellow is the best colour to come out of 2017, right?
And what better way to pump up matte yellow Mischief than with a little gloss? I often find people are way too skeptical about glossy lids because they fear the ever-likely creased lid, but that’s the glory of glossy lids. Not only do they add an excellent sheen to your look but they allow for the eye to alter as your day goes on. And the best gloss to shine up your look is often already in your arsenal, just use a little lip gloss!
Colourpop is flying off the shells…is it worth it? Heck yes! We give the Yes, Please! Eye Shadow palette a total #crowdcrush.
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