You guys didn’t think I was going to skip over the new Blue Moon palette from ColourPop did you!? I wasn’t feeling their birthday collection but as soon as I saw the new Blue Moon Palette on Trendmood I knew I had to have it… eventually. I didn’t order it right away because I didn’t want to spend $50 for free shipping when the palette was released. ColourPop disabled promo codes so I had to wait until after the 30% off sale to use a coupon to offset the cost of international shipping.
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ColourPop Blue Moon Palette Review
Meet the latest palette to take the scene, Blue Moon. With 5 matte shadows and 4 metallics in every shade of blue under the sun! Make a splash this summer with an all-out blue look, or wear it as a pop of colour – she is versatile, baby!
The ColourPop Blue Moon Palette retails for $12USD and contains 9 x 1g eyeshadows in a blue variety of matte & metallic finishes. A lot of you told me that an all blue palette was intimidating and I hear you — But I also couldn’t resist! Blue Moon reminds me of my favourite Super Mario Yoshi. Blue Yoshi was a badass and could fly when he got a turtle shell in his mouth. The palette may be called “Blue Moon” but it makes me think “Blue Yoshi”!
I love the crescent moon on the blue cardboard packaging! The same moon is on the outside of the palette itself and the back of the palette has all of the shade names. I love that the shade names are also printed under each eyeshadow pan.
The blue moon palette is made of plastic and contains a mirror. I wish that CP had stuck with cardboard packaging instead of creating more plastic that will eventually end up in a landfill. Their cardboard palettes also provide better cushioning than they plastic ones. I’ve dropped my cardboard palettes before and had no problems but I’ve had many eyeshadows break from a small tumble of the plastic palettes.
The CP Blue Moon Palette obviously contains all blue shades. It follows their monochromatic palette trend. So far there is a Green, Red, Pink, Purple, and now Blue palette. I’m not sure if they count the Sol & Mar palettes as monochromatic anymore because they both contain some bronze/brown neutral shades. Now that they have a real monochromatic blue palette MAR definitely doesn’t fit the trend!
These blue eyeshadows are stunning! I love that they have a periwinkle, cobalt and a royal blue. The only blue they might have been missing is a turquoise which can be found in the MAR palette. You have everything you need for a fun pop of colour on the lower lash line or an all blue cut crease, halo eye or whatever else you fancy. There’s even a beautiful blue highlight shade!
The shades that I can dupe from other palettes are Da Ba Dee, which is similar to Aquarius from the Zodiac Palette and Fine China which is similar to Detour from the Mar Palette.
- ColourPop Sol Palette Review – orange
- ColourPop Mar Palette Review – blue-green
- ColourPop Just My Luck Palette Review – Monochromatic green
I loved 2/3 of the ColourPop Blue Moon Palette. Three shades in particular gave me a lot of trouble and I was a little confused by how different the formulas of the matte shades are. I don’t regret my purchase but if you’re considering picking up Blue Moon there are some things that you should know:
Most of these shades are very pigmented. I don’t have a ton of experience working with blue shadows but I’ve heard that blues can be very hard to work with. All the shades swatch beautifully and most of them are high performing.
Moonlight and Starry Eyed are very soft in the pan and remind me of the mattes from Anastasia Beverly Hills. You only need the lightest tap of your brush to pick them up.
I had problems building up DabaDee and Fine China. DaBaDee is patchy and every time I tried to use it I ended up scrapping my eye look altogether. Fine China is drier and more firmly pressed than the lighter blue shades in the Blue Moon Palette.
Billie Jean… sucks. I can work with it if I use my finger or apply it over concealer but with a brush it doesn’t completely stick to my eye. Nor does it smooth across the lid easily like most of CP’s metallic shades from other palettes.
I didn’t experience a lot of fallout from the mattes, even the more pigmented ones like Moonlight and Starry Eyed. The shimmers and metallic shades are a completely different story. I get so much fallout from the metallic shades in this palette it’s not even funny.
Billie Jean… Fallout. Tide Pool… Fallout. Mad About U… You get the picture.
You absolutely NEED to do your eyeshadow first when you use the Blue Moon Palette. You’ll also need to use a makeup wipe to remove fallout from under your eyes. Any concealer you might have applied under your eyes beforehand will be ruined. Just something to keep in mind!
I was satisfied with the performance of the shades Moonlight, Starry Eyed, Lumi, Tide Pool, and Clued In. As were all the YouTubers out there who only used these shades and raved about the palette.
Unfortunately I can’t say the same for Dabadee, and Fine China. I much prefer Aquarius from Zodiac as a periwinkle alternative to Dabadee. Even though Aquarius had it’s own problems at least it’s not patchy and it will blend out. I could not for the life of me make Dabadee work! It does. Not. blend. I placed it all over my eyelid and tried to blend the edges to a softer finish and nothing worked. None of my brushes worked. I hate this shade.
It’s strange to me that some mattes in the Blue Moon Palette are extra smooth and soft and then you have drier, hard-pressed shades. Overall I was able to achieve a decent blend from every shade except for Dabadee.
Blue Moon Palette Swatches
As you can see from the swatches a few of the shades in the palette are similar to each other. Moonlight and Starry Eyed are essentially the same color, Moonlight is just a shade lighter. I also found Tide Pool and Fine China to be similar but not exact. How many shades of blue can there be in a palette anyways?
Blue Moon Makeup Looks
Look #1: Do you want to build a snowman?
This look made me feel like Elsa, especially with my braid! I am unashamed to admit that Frozen is one of my favourite movies. I watch it whenever I get sick enough to stay home from work and it fills me with happiness.
This look uses all the shades that I loved in the palette. Moonlight & Starry Eyed are my crease shades with Clued In in the outer V. On my lid are the shades Tide Pool and Moonlight with Lumi as an inner corner highlight.
I experienced a bit of fading after 6 hours of wear. Not a lot of fading and the colours were mostly still there but I could see some bare skin peeking through.
Look #2: Conceal, Don’t Feel
Is every look going to be named something that references Frozen? Why yes it is, thank you so much for asking. And what better name for a blue, frosty cut crease amirite?
I felt so fancy wearing this eye look even though it’s something that I would NEVER in a million years leave the house in. I got enough weird looks when the Skip the Dishes guy delivered my food last week.
This look uses Starry Eyed and Clued In in my crease with Billie Jean all over the lid. My outer V is comprised of Fine China and more Clued In. Of course I had to highlight once again with Lumi!
I also popped on some of the Blue Ya Mind BFF Mascara for this look!
Related Reading: Colourpop BFF Mascara Review
Look #3: For The First Time In Forever
And herein lies my main concern with the ColourPop Blue Moon palette: This palette has No Neutral Shades to make a daytime look. A lot of people told me on instagram that they were excited to read my review but wouldn’t be picking up Blue Moon themselves because these shades are too bold for everyday. Blues like these just aren’t wearable for the workplace.
The Only real daytime look that I could come up with that I would actually wear to work was a simple pop of blue on the lower lash line, and honestly you don’t need to buy an all blue palette to do that! All you need is a single shadow.
The Blue Moon Palette is gorgeous BUT irrelevant to most people except for makeup collectors and enthusiasts. Your average, everyday makeup wearing girl/boy probably doesn’t need it.
- Good Pigmentation
- A strong collection of blue shades
- Contains a mirror
- Not the most “wearable” palette
- Lots of Fallout
- Dabadee & Billie Jean are hard to work with
Did you pick up the ColourPop Blue Moon Palette?
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