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…!
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 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.
- Very fun selection of orange shades perfect for Summer looks.
- Budget friendly.
- Great textured eyeshadows that apply and blend with ease.
- Sadly, contains a few unsafe eye shades that might be a potential issue for sensitive users.
Colourpop Orange You Glad? Eyeshadow Palette is a perfect pick for anyone that likes fun, vibrant pops of color!