August 1, 2019

Colourpop Orange You Glad? Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.
5 stars out of 5

I picked up the Colourpop Orange You Glad? Shadow Palette ($12) which is a new 9-pan monochromatic orange eyeshadow palette. Actually, I was a little bad as I didn’t only pick up the Orange You Glad? Eyeshadow Palette I picked up the Orange You Sweet Set which was $88 and pretty much contained this entire collection. I have no shame, I needed it because I am every always obsessed with orange plus it reminded me of my beloved Etude House Miss Tangerine Collection! It also reminded me of my favorite Etude House Play Color Eyes Palette in Juice Bar!

I just can’t even…!

Present me with orange makeup anything and I get very, very excited. This palette had my name all over it.

Ok, let’s just squeal all over this for a second. The packaging is adorable. The shadow palette arrives in a bright orange box with metallic orange writing and a cute little orange image. The compact features the same exact coloring and design as outer packaging. It’s just really cute and Summer-y!

I will express some disappointment though. The palette contains nine shades and out of the nine only four are eye safe. Three out of the five mattes are pressed pigments that are marked as being “not intended for use in the immediate eye area” and the shade Clementine is a chunkier pressed glitter that has fairly large particles which I would highly advise against using around the eye area (ColourPop also labels it as “not intended for use in the immediate eye area). No one wants to cut their eye with a big old chunk of glitter.

As for the mattes that are not eye safe those are Rise N Grind, Sunkiss’d, and Mimosa Mami. If you have sensitive eyes that are prone to allergies or allergic reactions don’t use these on your lid as no one wants an eye infection. These shade have the potential to stain lids as well.

I am of the mentality that I only have two eyes and I should take care of them. But I admit I’ve thrown some caution to the wind lately because freaking every eyeshadow palette that comes out lately has pressed pigments not for use around the eye area. Huda Beauty’s new Neon Obsession Palette, the ABS Riviera Eyeshadow Palette, and many, many more have the same warnings. It’s kind of absurd. Something has to change with the FDA or these companies need to stop using shades that aren’t meant to be used around the eye area. Because even though I don’t have sensitive eyes a lot of other users do and it’s slightly misleading to sell eyeshadow palettes like this to consumers with a very tiny little warning on the back. I think a lot of users just assume, “Hey, I can use this on my eyes!” without every really noticing the warning. I always get a reply back when I discuss this and people point out it’s an outdated FDA rule, that the shades are fine in Europe, etc…! But I do think it is my responsibility to tell you about these things as sensitive users can develop a reaction, eye infection, etc to shades like this. If this is a topic you want further info on I suggest reading Lexy Lebsack’s article, “Neon Eyeshadow Has Never Been More Popular, But Is It Safe?” as she really did a lot of details on how brand’s get around eye safety, etc…!

Colourpop Orange You Glad Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Ya Feel Me?, Clementine, Sunkiss’d, Tangerine Dreams, Mimosa Mami)

Colourpop Orange You Glad Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Zested, Squeeze Me, Creamsicle, Rise n Grind)

Ok, enough of the woe is me eye warnings….!

Let’s get back to the fun!

I love, love, love this palette. I did use all the shades except Clementine on my lids and around my eye area without any staining issues or reactions. However, I don’t have sensitive eyes either.

I had a blast with this. It arrived earlier in the week and I’ve been using it for different eye looks. It’s just fun! The colors are so juicy and fresh! I didn’t struggle creating a look with any of them! They jive really well together and there’s just the right amount of contrast here that they don’t run together as you blend. There’s plenty of pops of orange, some softer peaches, and corals. Out of the nine shades six are matte but I didn’t mind at all as they all had a firm yet silky texture that blended easily on my lids. The satin shades have a velvety texture that blended equally as easy. All packed great pigment!

I spend so much of my time with nude eyeshadows lately I forgot how about I love pops of color like this. The Colourpop Orange You Glad? Eyeshadow Palette was just a great palette overall! The shades just work well together, the formula applied well and blended easily with plenty of pigment! It’s just a great fun Summer palette that’s well worth picking up!

Colourpop Orange You Glad? Eyeshadow Palette is available now!

Where to buy

Colourpop

Colourpop Orange You Glad? Eyeshadow Palette is a new nine shade monochromatic that launched for Summer 2019. The palette is $12 and each shadow is 0.03 oz in size. Sadly, the palette contains three pressed pigments and one pressed glitter shade which are not intended for eye use. I did use the pressed pigments on my eye without staining issues or a reaction but more details are discussed above about pressed pigment eye safety which you should educate yourself on if you have sensitive eye issues. The palette was very, very fun! It has fresh, orange-y shades that are scream Summer! They all performed well with excellent pigmentation, ease of application, and blending. The mattes are firm but silky and the satins velvety in texture. I had a blast using this and do recommend it.

Pros

  • Very fun selection of orange shades perfect for Summer looks.
  • Budget friendly.
  • Great textured eyeshadows that apply and blend with ease.

Cons

  • Sadly, contains a few unsafe eye shades that might be a potential issue for sensitive users.

Who

Colourpop Orange You Glad? Eyeshadow Palette is a perfect pick for anyone that likes fun, vibrant pops of color!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Kimmwc03

    Really cute look. I wanted this palette but my eye are sensitive so I’m avoiding anything that is not labeled as eye safe so I’ll pass.

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks! Yeah, you def want to use caution if you have eye sensitives! It’s a shame so many “eyeshadow” palettes are unsafe for eye use lately!

  • Sara

    Well….that’s beautiful and right up my alley…but only 4 shades are meant to use on the eyes? What the heck.

  • kjh

    Here’s a concept you need: the extension palette. The CP Orange palette is an EXTENSION PALETTE for your Etude House palettes. Since you are building on s.t. you really like, it’s barely rationalization. I think the CP Blue is the only palette I have bought this year, but orange, green, and purple will probably come my way, next sale. I just LOVE orange, too, which is funny, because corals and pinks look dreadful on me. So in on this one.

  • Stacy Kraft

    Ok got this is the mail today and I am not sure. It looks hella awesome on you, but I am not sure about me. We’ll see though. It is pretty.

    The glitter color is so pretty, but too chunky for me.

    Plus, who makes an eyeshadow palette that is not safe for eyes? Anywho, I will give it a shot, but I think the SOL palette might have been a better choice for me.

    Colourpop still rocks though

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks! <3! Why don't you like it? The glitter color is VERY pretty but I was concerned about the larger chunks so ended up not using it 🙁 Haha the answer to that question is, EVERYONE! Seems like everyone is doing unsafe eyeshadow palettes lately! 🙁 It'll be a nice companion piece to the sol palette 🙂

  • Margaret D. Jackson

    Am so sorry to be a curmudgeon, but non-eye safe pigments have absolutely NO business / place being used in eyeshadow palettes. You are so right — we have two eyes and it is just not worth the risk of potentially damaging them. With rare exceptions, people are NOT going to pay attention to the fact that there are pans in their palette that they shouldn’t be using on their eyes. I just don’t get this practise, it makes me nuts. That said, orange looks **lovely** on you! 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      I rant about this all the time it’s refreshing someone agrees because a lot of people will comment about how the FDA is outdated, the shades are safe in Europe etc…that’s not the point. The point is people CAN and will have reactions to shades like this if they have sensitive eyes and that to me means they shouldn’t be an eyeshadow palette. I’ll readily admit SOMETIMES I DON’T read labels! And a lot of people are like me. We just assume if it looks like an eyeshadow palette that means we can use it near out eyes. The average consumer isn’t looking at the back to see small letters that say “not eye safe”. I just don’t think they should make palettes with unsafe for use eye shades! But maybe you and I are the only ones that see it like that ha ;-D

      • Margaret D. Jackson

        I dunno, I just figure there are SO many pigment/micas options out there that ARE eye-safe, it just seems utterly ridiculous — and dare I say, irresponsible? — for companies to use non-eye safe ones in their palettes. I’m a perfect example — if you would not have made the point of mentioning that the 3 mattes ^^^ were not eye safe, I wouldn’t have known…people assume ‘in a palette, must be eye safe.’ I don’t think that this is inherently wrong either. It’d be kinda like having a lip palette but oops, 3 shades contain colours that aren’t lip-safe…wait, what? 😉

        • Isabella Muse

          I totally agree with you! You have no idea how it drives me crazy brands do this! One of the worst offenses to me was Huda Beauty! They released those gorgeous neon palettes and I really loved them however, certain shades are not eye safe. I will say they aren’t made in the USA just to give them the benefit of the doubt however, they are SOLD in the US. Now, they have a “not safe for eye use” label but you have to peel off the original label to see it. Why would they do that!? It’s crazy! I work in the insurance industry and this entire thing seems like a huge liability issue. But I guess there are ways for the brands to play around and get away with it. And yes, if it says “eye palette” I just assume ok eyeshadow yay I can put it on my eyes. Wrong! The term they use “eye” palette gets them somehow out of things because they don’t say “eyeshadow”. It’s just nuts. I also purchased the Colourpop quad of supershocks available with this collection (or it came in the set I brought) and two put of the four shades are not eye safe! Seriously though!? That’s crazy to me. Thanks for making me feel like I’m not nuts 😀