The ColourPop So Very Lovely Palette is the first new palette I have purchased since last year. Sometimes when looking at new releases, I’ll mentally go through what I already have and think of what I have that might be similar. What came to mind first was the original ABH Norvina Palette just because of that one pop of cool toned lavender. The shades in that palette are different but the concept is similar.
For a while I started to get annoyed with ColourPop because they would create palettes with redundant shades or textures I was not the biggest fan of (like mattes with sparkles). And while the quality on some of my older ColourPop palettes was always at least usable, I never knew what to expect from shade to shade. The last one I reviewed was the ColourPop So Jaded Palette, which generally had more consistency across the shades, and that is what I see in this palette. Some of the shades are a little more unique and some are fairly common and you probably already have something similar if you are an eyeshadow lover.
If this one caught your eye and you want to know if it’s a safe buy, yes, I think the quality is good.
Most of the shimmers in this palette have some larger sparkly flecks in them along with the finer shimmer particles. Those that don’t are Braided and Tea Time.
- Lace Up – Pale peachy pink shimmer with cool silver undertones and a few larger specks of white gold sparkle.
- Organza – Metallic icy mauve with silver sparkle. Feels creamier than the other shimmers in the palette.
- Craft Works – Matte light peach. This requires some building up to see against my skin tone but it is plenty pigmented.
- Fringed – Somewhere between a light gold and a true taupe. A shimmer with a good amount of shine and larger sparkles but not quite as metallic as Organza.
- Braided – Somewhat sheer yellow gold shimmer. The particles in this are more uniform than most of the other shimmers.
- Macaroon – Matte lavender. This is a bit sheerer than some of the other mattes in the palette but I still think it’s a good shadow when I consider it in comparison other pastel shades I have like this.
- Eyelet – Light coral with a matte finish.
- Rose Ave – Warm toned mauve with a matte finish.
- Dream Catcher – Reddish/orangey brown with a matte finish. Looks a little bit lighter on the eye than how it looks in the pan.
- Tea Time – Light bronze, *almost* leans pink. A good one for someone with cooler undertones that is intimidated by warm shades like this. The shimmer particles are mostly uniform and small like those in Braided but this has more color payoff than that shade.
- Collective – Orchid purple shimmer with larger golden sparkles. The gold is more noticeable if this shade is sheered out a bit. This is pretty unique for my collection.
- Topanga Blvd – A deep, somewhat warmer purple with subtle red undertones and a matte finish. This was more difficult to blend and apply than the other mattes but I still like it for not being patchy. If applied with patience, it can look smooth and well blended.
Dupes and Comparisons
I went through my collection and looked for shades I had that might be similar to what is in this palette. The first swatch in each photo below is from the ColourPop So Very Lovely Palette and the ones to the right of it are things I already had either in other palettes or as single shadows. I focused on looking for dupes within other ColourPop palettes but pulled in other brands to compare to as well.
- So Sirius (ColourPop She’s Got Solstice Palette)
- Ready or Yacht (ColourPop Baby Got Peach Palette)
- The Talk (ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette)
- Sunstone (ColourPop So Jaded Palette)
- Moonstone (ColourPop So Jaded Palette)
- Dazed (Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette)
- Dazzling (Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette)
- Crave (Huda Beauty New Nude Palette)
- Angelic (Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette)
Lace Up is more unique than I thought it would be just by looking at it in the pan. Yes, it’s a light neutral beige-y kind of shade and almost every makeup lover has something like that. What I didn’t capture well here is the complexity of this shade. It has a silvery undertone that is more visible at different angles and a peach and gold shift.
- Mauve on Top (ColourPop Making Mauves Palette)
- Daydream (Huda Beauty New Nude Palette)
- V.R. (Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette)
- Posh (ColourPop Fame Palette)
- Bloomer (ColourPop Super Shock Shadow)
- Third shade in the Elf Rose Water Bite Size Eyeshadow
- First shade, second row (Huda Beauty Purple Haze Palette)
- First shade, second row (Huda Beauty Nude Light Palette)
The closest dupe to Organza that I found on this day was in the Elf Rose Water Bite Size Eyeshadow. Both are very smooth but Organza is just slightly creamier feeling and a tiny bit brighter and shinier. I’d say if you have the Elf one, though, it’s so close I doubt you’d be able to notice the difference visually on the eye.
- Hustler (ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette)
- Darlin’ (ColourPop Baby Got Peach Palette)
- Peaches and Cream (Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Palette)
- First shade, second row (Huda Beauty Sand Haze Palette)
- Mind Slip (Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette)
- Play (Huda Beauty New Nude Palette)
Craft Works doesn’t seem terribly unique. Hustler from the Bare Necessities Palette looks and feels identical.
- Silk Teddy (ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette)
- Infinity (ColourPop All Things Equinox Palette)
- Bicoastal (ColourPop Making Mauves Palette)
- Second shade in the Elf Cream and Sugar Bite Size Eyeshadow
- Ironic (Essence Melted Chrome Single)
Fringed is a more common type of shade. I have shadows like this in my older Urban Decay and Lorac palettes and even things from the drugstore. The quality of this is very nice, though.
- Dandy (ColourPop Uh Huh Honey Palette)
- Queen B (ColourPop Uh Huh Honey Palette)
- Genie (ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette)
- Golden (Urban Decay naked Honey Palette)
- First shade in the Elf Hot Jalapeño Bite Size Eyeshadow
Out of all the shades in this palette this is probably my least favorite. It’s not bad, it’s just a little bit sheerer and drier than the rest of the shimmers. I use this in Look #1 below and the way it is applied there is a more accurate representation of how this looks than what you see swatched above. All of the shades I picked to compare this to are less dry. This shade almost seems more like a topper.
- Zoned Out (ColourPop Lilac You A Lot Palette)
- Kittenfish (ColourPop It’s My Pleasure Palette)
- Heiress (ColourPop Single Shadow)
- Howlin’ (ColourPop Single Shadow) ***This was soooo hard to swatch***
- Optimized (Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette)
- Lace (Huda Beauty New Nude Palette)
- Soul (Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette)
- First shade in the Elf Acai You Bite Size Eyeshadow
- Jellyfish (Menagerie Cosmetics Violet Ink Palette)
- Iron Grip (Menagerie Cosmetics Violet Ink Palette)
- Belly Slide (Menagerie Cosmetics Pastel Pup Palette)
- Ice Cap (Menagerie Cosmetics Pastel Pup Palette)
I swatched out some shades that are clearly not that similar here because sometimes with these kinds of pastels, if you aren’t that familiar with them, you may not realize how similar or different they are just based on your imagination. Zoned out from the It’s My Pleasure Palette is the closest in terms of color but I think Macaroon has more color payoff. Optimized from the Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet is another very close comparison both in color and how it feels and applies.
- Centerfold (ColourPop Baby Got Peach Palette, also a single)
- Perky (CP Baby Got Peach Palette)
- Eden (Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette)
- You’re A Gem (ColourPop So Jaded Palette)
- Peach Punch (Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Palette)
- Peach For The Stars (Makeup Geek Single)
I thought for sure I’d have a dupe within one of my ColourPop palettes for this shade but it is slightly different. It’s brighter and less muted than the shades I swatched next to it. I want to use words like true, pure, and clean to describe this shade. It isn’t faded or made to be more brown/neutral like many of the comparisons I picked out.
- Solitaire (ColourPop Making Mauves Palette)
- All 4 U (ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette)
- Secret (Huda Beauty New Nude Palette)
- Stardom (ColourPop Fame Palette)
- First shade in the Elf Berry Bad Bite Size Eyeshadow
I’m happy this shade is in this palette because I think it complements the others nicely but I have several super similar shades already.
- Haute (ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette)
- Amber (Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette)
- Third shade in the Elf Carnival Candy Bite Size Eyeshadow
- Brick House (Makeup Geek Single)
- Magma (Natasha Denona Bronze Palette)
I found some close matches to Dream Catcher but most weren’t actually that easy to find. Haute from the Bare Necessities palette has some tiny sparkles in it that aren’t visible here whereas Dream Catcher is a true matte. The shade from the Elf Carnival Candy quad looks closer in real life than it does in this photo. Brick House from Makeup Geek is more red and has a drier, flat matte finish.
- Fuzzy (ColourPop Bare Necessities Palette)
- Second shade in the Elf Pumpkin Pie Bite Size Eyeshadow
- Blood Moon (Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette)
- Flame Thrower (Makeup Geek Single)
- High Degree (Natasha Denona Bronze Palette)
I didn’t swatch that many comparisons but I don’t think it is hard to find shades like this. The one in the Elf Pumpkin Pie Bite Size Eyeshadow is a lot like Tea Time.
- Bare Minimum (ColourPop It’s My Pleasure Palette)
- Mystical (Makeup Geek Single)
- Third shade, second row (Huda Beauty Purple Haze Palette)
- Second shade, first row (Huda Beauty Nude Light Palette)
- Cyber Punk (Urban Decay naked Ultraviolet Palette)
- A La Mode (ColourPop Making Mauves Palette) *** This shade has a thicker/waxier texture than your typical powder shadow ***
Collective is probably the most unique shade in this palette. Nothing I picked out is something I would swap out for it. The purple in this is brighter with more pink tones and the gold sheen is strong and noticeable without washing out the purple underneath in direct light.
- Marquee (ColourPop Making Mauves Palette)
- Love Bite (Huda Beauty New Nude Palette)
- Last shade in the Elf Berry Bad Bite Size Eyeshadow
- Sleeper (ColourPop It’s My Pleasure Palette)
- Wine & Dine (Makeup Geek Single)
Sleeper from ColourPop is the closest thing I found to this shade but Topanga Blvd has a smoother texture and is slightly more muted and red toned.
For the most part, everything worked well. A few things to note are that Macaroon (lavender shade on inner corner) was sheerer than I expected it to be and Topanga Blvd (outer lid shade) is the type of eyeshadow that is hard to move once it’s placed on the skin, so you have to be mindful of how you apply it.
Where all the shades are used:
- Craft Works – high in the transition area, near brow bone
- Eyelet – inner crease
- Dream Catcher – outer crease
- Braided – center part of crease
- Fringed – inner lid
- Collective – center of lid
- Topanga Blvd – outer lid, outer lower lashline
- Rose Ave – inner lower lashline, blended over a larger area
- Tea Time – same place as Rose Ave but closer to the lashline
- Macaroon – inner corner, over a larger area
- Organza – smaller part of inner corner
- Lace Up – outer lower lashline, on edges of Topanga Blvd
Because the matte lavender shade looked sheerer than I wanted in the first look I did, I decided to try packing it on over a white eyeshadow base to see how much I could get it to pop. I’m happy with how it came out applied like this.
All of the shimmers (except for Organza) were applied with a dampened brush to keep fallout to the minimum. The shimmers are the type with larger particles that tend to fall out easily.
What I used:
- Sydney Grace Snow Queen – brow bone
- Rose Ave – transition
- Topanga Blvd – outer lid/crease
- NYX Eyeshadow Base in White – center of lid
- Macaroon – center of lid, over NYX Eyeshadow Base
- Organza – inner lid/crease
- Collective – outer lower lashline
- Fringed – inner lower lashline
- Braided – inner corner
Went for a somewhat strange/experimental look this time using the ColourPop So Very Lovely Palette.
I usually don’t have a plan when I do these looks but sometimes I have a starting point in mind and let it go from there. I knew I wanted to use Dream Catcher in the crease the way I did and use some of the lighter shimmers underneath it on the lid.
- Sydney Grace Snow Queen – brow bone
- Dream Catcher – outer crease-ish, outer lower lashline
- Macaroon – transition for Dream Catcher on both upper and lower part of eye
- Topanga Blvd – inner lid/crease, used as a smudged winged liner
- Eyelet – inner corner
- Craft Works – transition for Eyelet
- Collective – center of lid, center of lower lashline
- Braided – to the right of Collective on lid, inner lower lashline
- Lace Up – outer lid
On the lower waterline I have ColourPop Creme Gel Pencil in Macrame.