It’s been a hot minute since I reviewed an eyeshadow palette on my blog. I reviewed the Pixi Eye Reflection Palettes at the beginning of March, and the Chasing Rainbows Palette at the end of January. Today we’re getting back into it with the ColourPop Just My Luck palette! The Just My Luck Palette has a green colour scheme and continues ColourPop’s trend of colour themed eyeshadow palettes. It was released in time for St. Patricks day for anyone living in the US. I’m in Canada so my palette definitely didn’t arrive in time. What can you do though, right?
Related: Spring ColourPop Haul
ColourPop Just My Luck Palette Review
We know you’ve been waiting for this baby. Meet the newest sis to our monochromatic palette fam! She’s so lucky, we know she’ll be the star of your makeup collection. With 9 richly pigmented shadows in every shade of green you can think of, it’s easy to create the perfect monochromatic look. Got fun, creative, bold looks up your sleeve? We’re totally here for it. — ColourPop
The ColourPop Just My Luck palette retails for $12USD and contains 9.9g of product. This works out to $1.21/g which is such a great deal compared to similar quality palettes on the market. The Just My Luck palette definitely follows the monochromatic palette trend, but I disagree that all of their 9 pan palettes have a monochromatic scheme. The Mar Palette certainly wasn’t monochromatic with all of the sandy neutral shades with a few blue/teal pops of colour. I also disagree wth the description that this palette contains “every shade of green you can think of”, and we’ll get into that shortly.
The Just my luck palette has simple green plastic packaging. I actually preferred the old white packaging of the Sol & Mar palettes before they updated them to be “monochromatic” but that’s just a preference. The packaging is a minty green like the shades inside and has shiny lettering. The shade names are printed on the back of the palette as well as under each shade.
I love that these 9 pan palettes have a mirror but I honestly wish that Colourpop had kept using their cardboard packaging. I find that the cardboard palettes are more “cushioned” if that makes sense. I’ve dropped cardboard palettes and the shadows were find, but a heavier plastic like this is more prone to shadows breaking or popping out.
The Just My Luck palette was not at all what I expected from an all-green palette. I can picture several shades of green that I would have preferred to be in this palette instead of the mint chocolate chip madness inside.
Chances Are is a pale mint green matte. It’s a nice shade, but I don’t think that it really serves as a transition shade for all of the shades in the Just My Luck Palette, especially the Olive shade Olive U and the forest greens. Kiss My Hass is also a beautiful matte shade, but once again it’s very minty. Which is fine, but I was really left wanting a shade that was the clover green on the lucky charms package. Or a mossy green matte shade, or a Pear green. There are so many other greens I would have liked to see.
There are so many shades in here that are repeats of each other. Big Banks is so similar to Kiss My Hass with the one difference being that Big Banks is metallic. Mo Bamba and So-So are also quite similar.
I felt like the Just My Luck palette really needed an olive or mossy matte shade because whenever I tried to use Olive U I hated the way the minty shades looked in the crease. I wanted more variety in the greens in this palette, or at least transition shades that worked with just about every shadow.
Pigmentation, Fallout, & Blend
I didn’t have any trouble getting these shadows to show up on my eyes. A primer really helped with chances are, but even on it’s own it was fine. The darker greens stained up skin after wearing them for more than a few hours. I wasn’t expecting that to be honest, I usually notice staining with red toned shades, not greens!
The shimmers do have quite a bit of fallout, especially Mary Jane and Olive U. I have to do my eyes first when I use the ColourPop Just My Luck palette.
The majority of the shadows do blend well but I would notice some of the darker shades like Mo Bamba and Act Natural gathering in certain spots when using windshield wiper motions with my brush. It’s nothing that a little patience can’t fix but I thought I should mention it. Other than that the quality is there, the formula is quite good for $12.
Just My Luck Palette Swatches
Chances Are: Matte Light Mint Green
Kiss My Hass: Matte Medium Mint Green
So-So: Metallic Forest Green
Big Banks: Metallic Medium Mint Green. Very Similar to Kiss My Hass
Mary Jane: Metallic Meadow Green
Olive U: Metallic Olive Green
Act Natural: Metallic Jungle Green.
Mo Bamba: Matte Seaweed Green.
Just My Luck Palette Makeup Looks
Makeup Details: Almar Clear Complextion Foundation, Pixi Beach Rose Blush, Milani Strobe Light Highlighter, ColourPop Private Party Bronzer, ColourPop Brow Boss Pencil, Elf Brow Lift Pencil, Esqido Peaches & Cream Lashes, Ardell 110 Natural Lashes.
Look #1: Minty
This look is my least favourite of the three. I’m just not a fan of minty shades on me I guess, I think they look a little strange. Maybe I just need to wear them more. Overall it’s not bad, but I probably would gravitate towards the next two looks.
Look #2: Forest Sprite
I’m not gonna lie, I felt like a child of the Kokiri forest when I was wearing this look. That’s from Zelda Ocarina of Time if you’re not sure what I’m talking about. I really do love the shade Mary Jane, I wanted more shades like it! It’s such a beautiful shade for a cut crease. I had to dip into another palette for the crease, I used the shade Apple Mojito from the Sephora Collection.
Look #3: I’m Charmed
Olive is such a beautiful colour! I think it’s flattering on a lot of people but it’s not one of those shades that you think to reach for all the time. I used Chances Are & Kiss my Hass in the crease but I hated the way it looked with Olive U all over the lid so I went over the crease with Charmed. I hate that I have to use both sides of the palette separately to get a look that I like! In the end I did really like this one though.
Did you pick up the Just My Luck Palette?
What do you guys think of the monochromatic palette idea? In theory I think it’s a good idea but at the same time I feel really limited by palettes like these ones. I’m sure I’ll be combining this one with the rest of my collection when I use it. Let me know what palettes you’d like to see reviewed next! Talk soon x