Hey beauties!! After a little hiatus from shopping a little neutral palette from ColourPop caught my eye. The Going Coconuts palette contains cool tones browns & taupe shades that for once don’t pull warm on my skin tone! I remember when I bought the Double Entendre Palette and all those “cool toned” shades looked orange on my eyes 😂
The ColourPop Going Coconuts Palette is cool toned but also super wearable. Some palettes with cool tones can look grey against my skin and make me look ashy. Not this one! It’s the perfect mix of cool & neutral and although it is “just another neutral palette” I haven’t been reaching for much colour on my eyes. Working full time in a professional setting means that I don’t have time for full glam anymore and I want to be more polished than experimental with my makeup on work days.
I’m loving the shades and the laid back vibe of this palette. I took it to Hawaii with me at the start of December, along with the Too Faced Natural Love Palette. I probably reached for the Natural Love a little more, just to find those pops of colors but I was very happy with my look when I wore the Going Coconuts Palette.
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ColourPop Going Coconuts Palette Review
Go loco for this toasted neutral 9 pan palette, perfect for your every day look. This super wearable palette is cute, compact, and ready for any look. This Toasted cool-toned 9 pan palette will make you go crazy!
The ColourPop Going Coconuts palette is a cool toned monochromatic neutral eyeshadow palette. It retails for $12USD and contains 9 x 0.9g shades for a value of $1.48 per gram.
Something I’ve noticed is that ColourPop has slowly started including less product in their 9-pan palettes for the same price. The Brown Sugar and Sol & Mar Palettes originally retailed for $12 and contained 1.1g per shadow. *The Brown Sugar Palette now retails for $15. wtf*
The Blue Moon & Just My Luck palettes retail for $12 and contain 1.0g of product. Now the most recent 9 pan palettes, Going Coconuts, Smoke Show and Uh-Huh Honey contain 0.9g per shadow which is 18% less product than the original quantities with no price reduction.
I personally have never hit pan on a ColourPop palette yet, so is it a big deal? Probably not. But it does show that the company may be starting to cut costs and corners.
The ColourPop Going Coconuts palette has simple off-white plastic packaging with some cute little coconuts drawn on the front. I know this will rub off eventually. If you want quality packaging that lasts I really can’t give ColourPop credit for that. A lot of their packaging has broken for me and the labels rub off BUT the products themselves are high quality.
The 9 shades inside have the names printed underneath each eyeshadow pan. Each shade is magnetic and removable.
The Going Coconuts palette is a gorgeous cool toned neutral palette for everyday. You can combine it with other shadows or glitter to fill out the transition tones in your eye look or wear it on it’s own.
I love that Going Coconuts gives me something different than Brown Sugar, Colourpop’s warm toned neutral 9 pan palette. Cool tones were really lacking in my collection and these cool brown & pink shades are a breeze to wear. The shades in here do play it safe, which means that it will be easy for a lot of people to create simple & beautiful looks.
I wore this palette a lot in Hawaii this month, Coco Crush is beautiful as a lid shade! It’s a perfect taupey shimmer, I reach for it all the time!
I have a suspicion that ColourPop’s formula may have changed recently. I don’t know why… but the mattes in my most recent new ColourPop palettes aren’t as buttery or smooth as I’m used to. They seem a little firmer in the pan and don’t really wow me when swatched on my arm.
With a brush they pick up well and build nicely on the eyes. This palette is very beginner friendly in my opinion, but it might not wow you if you were expecting super pigmented, buttery shadows.
Fallout & Blend
Any shadow in the Going Coconuts palette containing shimmer does get a bit of fallout under my eyes. The shade Get Crackin‘ has a ton of fallout because it’s one of those matte sequin glitter shades that ColourPop likes to include for some reason. I can’t stand them because the glitter never stays on my eyes.
I can still get away with doing my foundation first, but I save concealer for when my eyes are done.
The shades in Going Coconuts blend easily on the eyes.. the mattes aren’t incredible but you can put together a nice look with them.
I had trouble with the shade Da Coco. It doesn’t grip to my eyelid or a dry brush. I need to use a wet brush when I wear it, or else it’s rather lacklustre. I adore Coco Crush and Palm Reader!
Shredded: Matte – Vanilla pudding
Palm Reader: White & Gold Duochrome. This shade is very crumbly.
Coolada: Matte Taupe
Lovely Bunch: Matte brown
Coco Crush: Colourpop describes this as an “icy pale champagne”, but I would call it an ethereal bronze.
Shell Ya: Matte rosy brown
Get Crackin’: Sequin Matte cool toned brown
Da Coco: Silver Taupe. Supposedly it has violet flecks, I don’t see them.
Nutty: Matte dark chocolate brown
This is the look that I’ve been wearing almost everyday. I generally don’t wear the lashes in real life, so the resulting look is much more subtle. This look is really just two cool toned brown matte shades and Coco Crush stamped all over the lid!
When I think of coconuts I think of two things: Coconut Curry and Pina Coladas! A Pina Colada make a much better theme for an eyeshadow look though, so here we are. I used the ColourPop Uh Huh Honey palette for the yellow cut crease shades you see in this look, and the Just My Luck palette for the Green liner.
This look is the closest I could get to glam using the shades in the Going Coconuts palette. I was so frustrated with the sequin shade in the palette, Get Crackin’, I did all I could to get the glitter to stay but it ended up all over my cheeks instead. Useless I say, useless! Anyways, I liked the way this look turned out even if the end result wasn’t sparkly. It’s kind of a halo eye, but the shade in the center of my eyelid is a little darker than a traditional halo eye.
So I don’t think that Going Coconuts is the best ColourPop palette out there in terms of formula. There are definitely palettes with mattes that are more pigmented and buttery, but I don’t think that the drier formula will make or break the palette for you. As I said, it’s very beginner friendly and even makeup enthusiasts like myself can enjoy having something quick to throw on when there isn’t time for elaborate blending and experimenting.
Plus, it is only $12. I feel like it’s hard to complain with such a fantastic price!
Did you pick up the ColourPop Going Coconuts Palette?
Thank you for reading! I have several more palette reviews in the works, I bought way too much makeup in November. I’m on a no buy now, but I have plenty to work with! Talk Soon x