ColourPop My Little Pony Palette | Review + 3 Looks

ColourPop My Little Pony Palette ReviewHey everyone, happy Monday! I hope you guys had a great weekend! Hopefully your week is starting off on a good note. My weekend was pretty quiet, I worked Saturday and spend Sunday watching Pretty Little Liars. I’m hooked! What did you guys do on the weekend?  I’ve been so excited to post this review, I’ve been testing and playing with the ColourPop My Little Pony Palette since my order arrived back in November. This is the palette that finally made me order from CP and I am now addicted to the brand. Keep reading for my thoughts on the ColourPop My Little Pony Palette and some makeup looks ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

ColourPop My Little Pony Palette Review

ColourPop My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette Review

These retro ponies are back for a new adventure. Explore the palette inspired by their colourful personalities and magical cutie marks. From shimmery glitters and wearable mattes, to bright pops of colour and surprising iridescents, you can imagine the looks you’ll create with this little palette. Friendship is magic when you’re friends with this sparkly crew.

The ColourPop My Little Pony Palette was released as part of the ColourPop X My Little Pony collaboration this past October. The palette contains 12 x 0.85g shadows in a range of vibrant shades and retails for $16USD ($1.57/gram). ColourPop is leaping bunny certified (cruelty free).

ColourPop My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette


As I noted in my ColourPop She Palette Review these palettes are a little smaller than I initially expected, about the size of my hand. I’m probably not going to hit pan on these anytime soon so it doesn’t bother me.

The ColourPop My Little Pony Palette is so cute. I’m not a girl who was ever into My Little Pony as a kid, so the packaging isn’t nostalgic for me but I still love the cartoon pony design. The inside of the palette is less busy design than the outside (white stencils of the ponies instead of full colour) and the palette has a magnetic closure. It doesn’t contain a mirror.

ColourPop My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette Review

ColourPop My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette Review

My Little Pony Palette Colour Story

Included in the ColourPop My Little Pony Palette are four mattes (one is considered “opalescent” by CP but it applies matte for me), two satins and six metallic shades. I ordered this palette because a lot the the shades are very different and unique to what I typically see at the drugstore or at sephora. Specifically the bottom row of blues and the sparkly purple shade are gorgeous, I’ve never owned anything like them!

When I started using this palette I noticed that there are a few shades that look similar on the eye. The two pink shades Applejack and Minty look almost identical on me. Applejack is a little bit more of a dusty pink and Minty is slightly more vibrant, but I would have loved to see something different in one of those pans, like a brown shade to serve as a transition if you are solely using this palette. In the bottom row the two middle shades, Firefly and Snuzzle look similar if I use them side by side. Snuzzle has more of a white base than Firefly but I can’t tell the difference when applying them to my eyes. I do love the shade, so I’m not too worked up about it.

ColourPop My Little Pony Palette Colour Story

Pigmentation, Fallout & Blend

The pigmentation in this palette is pretty good. Most shades have good colour pay off but I was a little disappointed with how the two satin shades, Twilight and Bluebell apply (Bottom Left and Top Right). I know there are a lot of people that really enjoy CP’s satin formula but I prefer the metallic shades. The satins just don’t have the same payoff and wow factor as the metallics. As for the mattes ColourPop makes some of the best matte shades I have ever used. They’re so buttery and blend easily!

I was surprised at the amount of kick-up I get in the pan from the orange matte shade in the second row, Flutterbye. There is a very similar shade in the She palette that doesn’t have any kick up, so I’m wondering why Flutterbye is so different. The rest of the mattes don’t have much fallout for me, but when applying a few of the metallics like Princess Sparkle and Skydancer I find little flecks on my under eye area.

ColourPop My Little Pony Palette Swatches

MLP Palette Swatches

Top Row: Butterscotch, Blossom, Starshine, Bluebell

Butterscotch is described as white with a pink/violet opaleascence. It’s barely pearlescent though, it has a matte white base so I use it to set my eyeshadow primer. Blossom is an orange duochrome metallic, and Starshine is a lighter metallic orange. Bluebell is a satin ivory shade. It throws me off that butterscotch isn’t the colour of butterscotch and Bluebell isn’t blue!

ColourPop My Little Pony Palette Swatches

Middle Row: Applejack, Skydancer, Minty, Flutterbye

Applejack is a dusty redish pink matte. It looks very much the same on the skin as Minty, the third from the top. I don’t really know why CP included two shades that are pretty much the same. It would have been nice if they at least changed the formula so that one was maybe a metallic or a glitter shade.

The purple shade, Skydancer is more of a glitter than a metallic. It looks light in the swatch but it’s SO pretty on the eyes. At the bottom of this review I have a look where I used a black gel crayon as a base and WOW does the colour pop on top of it (no pun intended!). Flutterbye, the bottom matte shade has great pigmentation at the cost of kickup in the pan.

ColourPop My Little Pony Palette Swatches

Bottom Row: Twilight, Firefly, Snuzzle, Princess Sparkle

Twilight is a satin shade. I wish it was metallic as well to get a bit more out of it but it’s still a pretty and unique shade. Firefly & Snuzzle are both icy metallics. On the arm they look different but applied to the eye they’re almost identical, though Snuzzle has more of a white base than blue. Princess Sparkle is a unique metallic turquoise. I wish it had the crazy pigmentation of Firefly, but it’s buildable at least.

Ice Queen Holiday Makeup Tutorial

ColourPop My Little Pony Palette Makeup Looks

I created three very different looks with the CP My Little Pony Palette to showcase it’s versatility. None of these looks are natural everyday makeup given that there aren’t really any transition shades. I’m lucky that I have a job where if I wear colourful eyeshadow and purple hair my colleagues are like, rock on, y’know? I wish I could have created a look for everyday wear but there just wasn’t one that came to mind with these shades.

Look #1: Ice Queen

I created this look using mainly the bottom row of the ColourPop My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette. I did end up reaching into other palettes for transition shades. You can find out exactly which Non-ColourPop shades I used in my Ice Queen Makeup Tutorial! I’m really in love with the blue shades Firefly & Snuzzle. I just wish they weren’t so similar to each other on the eyes!

This look is probably the most “wearable” out of the three I created!

Look #2 Purple Rain

I created this look with no idea how it would turn out. I wanted a glam rock look to wear to a Stone Sour & Halestorm concert I went to last week so I got the idea for this grungy purple look in my head.

My main idea for this makeup look was to use a black Nyx Jumbo Stick as an eyeshadow base. This was the scary part, I looked terrifying for a few brief moments. Before the gel could fully set I took the shade Skydancer and packed it on top. The gel base turned into eyeshadow superglue! The purple was intensified thricefold and left me with a budge-proof beautiful purple shimmer that lasted all night. I will absolutely be wearing this look again! This look is featured in my Purple Glam Makeup Tutorial, I updated the photos here because my recreation was ten times better than the original!

ColourPop My Little Pony Palette Makeup Look

Look #3 Here Comes The Sun

I had to stick with the song theme ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was really feeling the cool tones in the ColourPop My Little Pony Palette but since I wasn’t given any neutrals I was stumped for what to do with the oranges. If this look seems familiar it’s because this is the makeup I was wearing in my ColourPop No Filter Concealer Review that I posted last Friday!

I set my primer with a shade from another palette, then went into the crease with Applejack. Next I intensified the outer corner with Minty, which if I’m being honest didn’t really change the look at all. Next I used No Filter to carve a half-crease and went in with Blossom. I blended the outer third of my eye with a little bit more Minty on my brush. In the inner third of my eye I packed on Starshine, the lighter orange shade. Since I was already going overboard with colour I highlighted the inner corner of my eyes with Snuzzle.

I surprisingly liked this look enough to wear it all day, but I’m probably going to tone it down a notch next week…

ColourPop My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Final thoughts

I like the ColourPop My Little Pony palette for how unique the shades are and how nicely they blend; however, even though the shades are beautiful the palette doesn’t feel very cohesive to me. I need to dip into other palettes to find transition shades to create a full eye look that isn’t too crazy for everyday wear. If you have a neutral palette to use along with the MLP it’s a nice addition to your palette collection but I don’t believe it’s a necessity. If you aren’t one for crazy colours you can pass on this one, but if you are the MLP palette might be your dream come true.

Which look was your favourite!? Do you have the ColourPop My Little Pony Palette?

Thanks for reading! I know this was a long one, I try to be as detailed as possible when I review palettes so thanks for sticking through to the end. I recently ordered the Double Entendre & Give It To Me Straight palettes so remember to like & subscribe so you don’t miss my ColourPop Reviews! <3



  1. April 9, 2018 / 8:16 am

    I thought the colours looked a bit too bold for me but I loved the looks you created! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 9, 2018 / 11:49 am

      Thank you! Yes it’s not really an everyday palette! If I worked in an office I couldn’t get away with wearing these shades to work

  2. February 8, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    All of the looks you created are so pretty!! LOL Ice ice baby.. Hahahahaha. I really do like the quality of CP shadows and I’m glad to hear this one is a banger too!

    • February 9, 2018 / 1:41 am

      Thanks Nova!! Yeah I don’t know why I went with that title, but it popped into my head so I went with it xD

  3. February 6, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    This is such a cute palette but I never seriously considered buying it because I like my palettes to have a good balance between shimmery and matte shades, and another thing I look for is whether they have shades that are light enough to set the eye primer as well as transition shades.
    All that aside, I love the pink and purple shades LOL

    • February 6, 2018 / 11:36 pm

      Yes absolutely. I can see why this might not be a palette for everyone, the lack of transition shades especially doesn’t make it a good palette for every day makeup looks or for travel. I know I’ll use it, but I could live without it too. The purple is one of my favourites, and the Icy blue shades ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. February 5, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    That blue/purple is absolutely stunning! You really have a knack for eye makeup. I’m so boring with all of my bronze/nudes! lol

  5. Amiliea M-W
    February 5, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    I love how honest and in depth you are! such a lovely post to read!

    • February 5, 2018 / 1:37 pm

      Thank you so much! My palette reviews take the longest to write, there’s so much to say! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. February 5, 2018 / 12:46 pm

    I have this palette, too, but have only used it once or twice. It does seem to need transition shades for a complete look.

    • February 5, 2018 / 1:21 pm

      I would have loved to see a brown shade to replace one of the pinks! It’s a nice palette but if you didn’t have any other eyeshadows to use with it it would be a little harder to use I think ๐Ÿค”

  7. February 5, 2018 / 9:59 am

    I totally agree, super cute palette but not the most versatile.
    And I was doing the exact same thing on Sunday haha! Iโ€™m totally obsessed with pretty little liars!
    What season are you on? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • February 5, 2018 / 12:17 pm

      Yeah, it’s definitely not the most necessary palette, I do like it though โ˜บ I’m on season 1 around episode 14. You!? I wasn’t expecting to like the show as much as I do

      • February 5, 2018 / 2:19 pm

        Oh yes, itโ€™s definitely eye candy! ๐Ÿ˜›
        Oooh be ready to get addicted haha ๐Ÿ˜‚ neither was I! Now Iโ€™m on season 7! Iโ€™m trying to pace myself hehe

        • February 5, 2018 / 2:27 pm

          Haha I need to know what happens!! 7 is the final season right?
          There are so many things going on it’s crazy!

          • February 5, 2018 / 8:39 pm

            Yup season 7 is the last one! I feel the same way, I just wanna know who A is already ๐Ÿ˜‚ itโ€™s like a crime mystery, but fabulous :p

          • February 5, 2018 / 11:43 pm

            Oh my gosh we still don’t know in season 7!? So much suspense!

          • February 6, 2018 / 12:50 am

            They give you little bits and pieces of who it is. They are good at keeping you guessing too ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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