My One & Only “Fun” Eyeshadow Palette

I’m so proud of black YouTubers like Jackie Aina and Shayla for collaborating with major beauty brands. Not many influencers of color get those types of opportunities so whenever they do, I like to support and buy something from their collection. I never review the Jackie Aina collab with Artist Couture but I did buy both of her highlighters and the makeup bag. Let me know if you’d like to see me review the collection but today I wanted to share my thoughts on the first Shayla x Colourpop collection.

From the collection, I purchased the Perception Palette, both highlighters, Quickie Lipstick and Neat Freak Gloss.

Shayla x ColourPop Cosmetics Perception Palette Swatched

As stated in the title of this post, the Shayla x ColourPop Cosmetics Perception palette is the only “fun” aka bold eyeshadow palette that I own. I’ve mentioned time and time again on here and on instagram that I love neutrals, golds, coppers and bronze shadows, so this is a big change for me. I think this palette is the perfect mix of everyday shades and pops of color for when you want to take your look a little further. It has my staples like Diva, TF, Culture, & Strut N’ Slay, as well as a few wild cards like 14, Sassy and September, making this the perfect palette to travel with. This palette also gets a thumbs up for including a full sized mirror, which ColourPop hadn’t done with it’s previous palettes.

The shades are really pigments and I love the mix of mattes and shimmers. I REALLY want to do an eye look with the vibrant cobalt blue named “14”. The matte shades weren’t that velvety smooth like the shimmers when I swatched them but I think that’s typical for matte shades. I’m actually really excited to use the last row of shades this Fall!

Quickie Lipstick, Boomin’ & Pose Highlighters Swatched

I also picked up both of the Luster Dust Loose Highlighters in the collection named “Boomin’” and “Pose” and I love them both. Boomin’ is a peach toned gold tone and Pose is a warm copper. I usually go for warmer highlighters around this transitional time of year so I’m currently living for Pose but I was all about Boomin’ this summer. These loose highlighters are so finely milled but so highly pigmented. These are the type of highlighter I reach for when I’m dressed up with some place to go.

The Shayla x Colourpop collection also included 3 lipsticks in Quickie (peachy nude), OOUUUU! (warm peach), and C’mon Sis (soft pinky brown) and a lipgloss in Neat Freak (Peachy champagne with pink & gold glitter). I picked up Quickie and Neat Freak from the lip collection but I think I may need C’mon Sis. As a mentioned above, Quickie is a peachy nude and we all know that I prefer a brown-toned nude. I think I can make this work with a nude liner underneath so I’m still going to give this a try. As for Neat Freak, I love this gloss. I’d been wanting to try a lip topper for a while, so I was happy when this sheer, glittery gloss came out. This can be worn alone or overtop a different shade to glam up your lips.

Overall, I think Shayla and ColourPop Cosmetics did a beautiful job for their first collab. It’s all reasonably priced and the products are all high-quality and come in wearable shades for a wide range of skin tones. Shayla and ColourPop also just recently released a second collaboration that features all lip products and a makeup bag to store everything in. You can view that collection here.

What influencer and brand collab do you want to see in the future?