I’m kicking off the week with some shimmery shadow goodness! Last week, I reviewed the Heavy Metal collection from Urban Decay. Today, it’s all about Golden State of Mind, the all new glitter palette from ColourPop. Glitter loves rejoice, this baby is jam packed with metallic goodness!
COLOURPOP GOLDEN STATE OF MIND
Retailing for $26, this limited edition palette features 15 pressed shadows (0.035 oz) with a glitter finish. Each shade is exclusive to the palette, and the formula claims to deliver a multidimensional luster in just one stroke. It’s also exclusively sold at Sephora, cruelty free, and free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates.
There is a great variety of light and dark shades, but they all definitely lean warm. So, if you’re into cool tones, I’d pass on this. In terms of the finish, they weren’t kidding about the glitter formula, these babies are sparklyyyyy. Because of that, I really only suggest these shadows for use on the lids. You can try to complete a full look, with a shade on the lid, crease, and outer v, but honestly it might just look like a glittery mess.
Based on the shimmery finish, I prefer to pair this palette with other shadows. For example, I’ll reach for a mattes for my transition, crease, and outer v, and then I’ll place one of these shadows on my lid for a pop of shine. Your finger, or a dampened synthetic flat shader brush (like MAC 242) will work best. I haven’t had much issue with fallout during application, but beware your cheeks will have glitter on them by the end of the day.
Swatches were taken under direct sunlight, and applied to my arm with my finger (without a primer).
Every single shade swatched opaque in either one or two strokes, so their full coverage metallic claims do hold true. Though, on the lids they can be a bit more sheer depending on the application method. I’ll be featuring a look with this palette, so you’ll really be able to see how they appear on the lids. Stay tuned!
So, do you really need this? No. It’s a cute add on palette, for shimmery lids – or if adventurous enough, for an all over glitter look. But, with the fallout, and lack of mattes (to create depth), I say this is fun to have, but not a necessity. The affordable $26 price tag is nice, but I’d skip it if sparkles aren’t your thing.
What do you think of the ColourPop Golden State of Mind palette? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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