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I have so many emotional excitement rolling in my stomach when I knew that Colourpop is collaborating with Hasbro on the My Little Pony collection. I have so many sentimental memories of My Little Pony. If you're a girl in your 30's, you would feel the same. I'm not sure if you can feel my excitement from reading my post, but I just want you to know, I spent half hour on photoshop to make that display post on the top.
Overall I think this is a beautiful collection. There are some hit and miss in between but as a fan of My Little Pony, I totally approve everything. They could improve some of the things, such as including blusher and pick a better colour option for the eyeshadow palette. This is my very first Colourpop product and I can't compare with their usual products. Do bear with my first experience with the brand as a whole.
Colourpop My Little Pony 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
The star of the collection is obviously the eyeshadow palette. I am not feeling the vibe of My Little Pony from the colour selection. If it is a pan in a different packaging, I wouldn't be reminded of the cartoon at all. I hope there's light blue, pink and yellow in the palette. But this is what we get...
I want to talk about this palette separately in another post because some of the colours perform better and some are disappointing. Overall, I think you can achieve really colourful eyes with using just this shadow.
I'm not into the brush set because it feels like a toy makeup brush. The handle is short, the bristles aren't dense enough. I tried the brushes and it is not impressive as well. For traveling, the size suits to be carried around. If you're a makeup noobie then you may find these brushes useable. Otherwise, I think you can skip it entirely. It costs USD22 for the set, which is not cheap.
These highlighters cost only USD8 each and it is amazing! Trickles (pink) is very similar to the Hourglass highlighter that I am using. The pink base will make your face flush and I recommend you to try out the highlighter yourself. Starflower (orange) has an orange base which suits darker skin tone.
Ultra Matte Lip
There are three shades of matte lip range in this collection. Moondancer - a blackened plum, dark maroon colour. Lemon Drop - A bright cool-toned lavender. I'm not sure why they call it lemon drop when there is no hint of yellow at all. It is more of a muted lilac. Pin Wheel - a vibrant cool-toned fuschia. I've heard many good things about the Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip, it is not drying and long lasting. I will write a separate review on this.
Ultra Glossy Lip
You also get three lip gloss in the collection. Flutter Valley - golden undertone with tones of hot pink and gold glitter. Dream Castle - metallic fuschia blue, violet and gold glitter on top. Ponyland - lilac slightly sprinkled with pink and gold glitter. I am not a fan of lipgloss but these three glosses have the most amazing colour, especially Flutter Valley and Dream Castle.
Super Shock Shadow
The Colourpop Super Shock Shadow is another of their star item. Compared to the powder eyeshadow, the Super Shock Shadow is very soft and moist, so it glides easily without effort and has a buttery texture. You will get 3 shades in the set. Posey - Soft pinky beige with silver, pink and gold glitter. Sunbeam - Pastel lavender drenched with violet, hot pink and iced blue glitter. Cherries Jubilee - Opalescent pink with hot pink glitter.
Lastly, we have the makeup pouch that made of iridescent lilac purple faux leather. It has a very cute Little Pony zipper and a rainbow hardware. Everything screams My Little Pony with this makeup pouch. Although this makeup bag is very cute, I think it is pretty expensive for USD18.
Check out full review here: MY LITTLE PONY X COLOURPOP EYE SHADOW PALETTE FIRST LOOK AND SWATCH
I'm not sure which product I should review first. If you can help me to vote which product you would like to read a separate review one, that would help me a lot...