ColourPop Just My Luck Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Just My Luck

Colour Pop Just My Luck 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, permanent (!) green-themed palette that the brand specifically created without “teal” or “brown” — all green, you know? I think the palette is better thought of as a complementary palette; it’s for someone who either loves greens and sees the nuance between every shade or wants to add green to their line-up and be done in an instant. To that end, I decided to show the palette in two ways: a cooler-toned look and a warmer-toned look. You’ll likely want to add-in your go-to brow bone highlighter and perhaps a few favorite transition shades, depending on the look you’re going for.

Most of the shades were pigmented, blendable, long-wearing, and easy to work with–and there was a good range of depth, undertone, and finish. The only shade that gave me trouble as Act Natural, which was a little thinner in texture and took longer to spread and blend out than the other shades but was workable.

It actually had more similarity to Melt’s Smoke Sessions than I would have thought off-hand, but ColourPop’s take includes more mattes and has more mid-tones, which gives this palette a lighter feel in comparison (I did a similar cool-toned/warm-toned take with Smoke Sessions here, which shows how much darker, smokier Smoke Sessions turns out).


Chances Are

Chances Are is a light green with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was soft, velvety and smooth with a touch of powderiness in the pan but not enough that it was prone to fallout when blended out on my skin. This shade adhered well to bare skin and lasted nicely for eight hours on me before it started to show signs of fading.

Kiss My Hass

Kiss My Hass is a rich, medium green with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was slightly powdery in the pan, and there was a touch of fallout during application if I wasn’t careful. While it had opaque color payoff and didn’t sheer out too readily, it was almost “too pigmented” in the sense that it was easy to spread the eyeshadow out further than intended as it was quite blendable–more a lesson learned than anything else. It wore beautifully for eight and a half hours before it started to look faded.

50-50

50-50 is a medium, grassy green with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The texture was lightly creamy, emollient without being too thick or too densely-packed in the pan, and applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even application. it stayed on well for eight hours before fading slightly.

Big Banks

Big Banks is a brighter, light-medium emerald green with subtle, cool undertones and warmer golden sparkle over a metallic finish. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that felt emollient without being too thick. The eyeshadow picked up well with a brush and deposited evenly to my lid, while the edges were easy to diffuse with my brush. It lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed faint creasing.

Mary Jane

Mary Jane is a bright, very yellow-leaning chartreuse with a sparkling, metallic finish. It looked greener when surrounded with richer greens, though on its own, it was definitely quite yellow-based. The consistency was more loosely-pressed compared to the other shades, so it felt softer and gave a bit more, but it had some slip and seemed to adhere and combine well when pressed and patted onto my lid. There was slight fading apparent after eight hours of wear.

Olive U

Olive U is a light-medium, dirty o live green with warmer, olive undertones and golden shimmer. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even application. It had a lightly creamy, dense (but not thick or heavy) texture that was a dream to work with. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before it started to crease very faintly.

Act Natural

Act Natural is a medium-dark green with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff with a firmer, slightly stiff consistency that picked up well with a brush but was harder to diffuse and spread out on my skin. It was improved over a primer but still took noticeably more effort to blend out overall. This shade lasted nicely for eight and a half hours on me before fading visibly.

Mo Bamba

Mo Bamba is a deep green with subtle, warm undertones and a smattering of micro-sparkles over a matte finish. In practice, it was more matte than shimmery as few of the sparkles translated onto my lid (especially once I blended this shade out!). The texture was soft, slightly dusty, and it sheered out a touch as I worked with it. The eyeshadow was mostly opaque but needed a little extra on top to be fully opaque when applied. It wore well for eight hours before it started to fade on me.

Charmed

Charmed is a deep, olive green with muted, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were those very fine, barely visible micro-shimmers strewn throughout but not enough to make it appear anything other than matte to my eye in practice. The texture was smooth, soft without being too powdery or too firmly pressed in the pan, and remained blendable on my skin. The pigmentation was opaque in a single and stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before it showed signs of fading.

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