ColourPop Wild Nothing Palette Review + Swatches + 2 Looks

It’s been so long since I posted a ColourPop review! I used to review at least two or three ColourPop products a month, so it’s a little strange to me that it’s been several months since my last palette review. I wasn’t in the market for a new eyeshadow palette, but when ColourPop announced their Wild Nothing palette I decided to go for it. I’ll be honest.. the green shade was kind of the only reason I bought it.

The palette contains warm and cool shades and doesn’t contain any pressed glitter shades! Hallelujah, I’m so tired of pressed glitters in every palette. I was really excited to see that Wild Nothing contains Super Shock Shadows as well as ColourPop’s regular matte & metallic formula. Now onto the review!

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Wild Nothing Palette Review

ColourPop Wild Nothing Palette Review

In your wildest dreams, this vegan 12-pan palette has everything you need for the perfect natural look. Featuring the perfect matte, metallic, and Super Shock Shadows, in the perfect balance of warm and cool toned shades, this palette is ready to be your everyday go-to. — ColourPop

The Wild Nothing Palette from ColourPop contains 12 eyeshadows in a mix of matte, metallic and super shock shadows. If you’re unfamiliar with ColourPop Super Shock Shadows they’re a bouncy, almost wet to the touch formula with incredible pigment and staying power. I don’t really like the matte super shock formula, but the metallic and glitter super shocks are stunning.

ColourPop Wild Nothing Palette Packaging

Packaging

I was kind of hoping that CP would continue with the raised bubble packaging for the shadow names on the back of the palette (like the All That palette), but the shadow names are all 2 dimensional again. It’s not really a big deal. The shade names are printed under each shadow anyways so I wouldn’t have much reason to flip the palette over.

The front of the palette reminds me of Arizona when I visited my in-laws. Cacti everywhere! The palette is made of cardboard and features a magnetic closure. Wild Nothing doesn’t contain a mirror.

ColourPop Wild Nothing Palette

Color Story

The ColourPop Wild Nothing Palette reminds me a lot of the blush crush and nude mood palettes, only with some fun pops of orange and green. Overall, this really is a neutral palette with two bright pops of colour. I hate to say it, but it’s true.

This is a palette that would suit fair skin tones much better than darker skin tones. The shades do show up on my skin tone, but we have to keep in mind that there should be diversity in the shades brands are releasing. A brand that has been knocking this out of the park is Sydney Grace Cosmetics. Their most recent palettes have all come in a light and a dark version so that all skin tones can be represented in their products.

I actually prefer palettes that contain darker shades, because a palette like this one, Uh-Huh Honey, Sol, and many of their others don’t have as much ability to build depth in your eye look. It’s hard to get a true smokey eye with the Wild Nothing palette, so I would have liked to see some darker depth-building shades in the top & bottom rows.

ColourPop Wild Nothing

Pigmentation, Fallout & Blend

Let’s start with the super shock shadows in the Wild Nothing Palette since they’re the most unique formula in the palette. I always love my super shock shadows at first, but I find that they dry out quickly. I misplaced the plastic film that came inside the palette, and after a few weeks of storage without it I noticed that the shadows were noticeably less “wet”. They’re pretty sheer on the skin, I think that they’re intended to be eyeshadow toppers but I had trouble getting them to stick to my eyelids if they were placed ontop of a matte shadow. I had to place them directly on top of a primer that was still tacky (not set) to get the most impact from them.

The mattes perform like the majority of my other ColourPop matte shadows. They’re maybe a little dusty but they blend out really nicely and build up well. I didn’t have any “omg” moments when I swatched them, but they perform well and that’s all that matters.

ColourPop is still putting matte based sequin shadows with micro shimmers in their eyeshadow palettes. Why? The sparkles blend right off the eyes, and even though they show up okay if you pack them on, why would you do that without blending? It seems counterintuitive. I can’t soften any edges without losing the sequins anyways.

The metallics are gorgeous, especially the green! I wish the green shade was available for sale individually. It really felt like the only unique shade to me. The formula is great, on par with other ColourPop palettes.

I always put a little note about fallout, you can expect some with the matte based sequin shadows, as well as with the metallics. I like to have a makeup wipe handy or wear some undereye masks while applying.

ColourPop Wild Nothing Swatches

ColourPop Wild Nothing Swatches

You can see from the swatches how wet the super shock shadows look! I swatched everything over the Morphe Eyelid primer. You can see that these shades are generally very muted. They’re pretty, but not necessarily unique. There aren’t a lot of colour combinations that really jumped out at me. Here’s what I came up with:

ColourPop Wild Nothing Makeup Looks

Look #1:

I knew I had to something with the green shade since it was literally the reason I bought the Wild Nothing Palette. I did a little half cut crease using the green shade and blended out the edges with the darkest brown. It would have been nice to have a darker green shade that to blend it out with, but I made do.

I’m really loving these eyelashes, they’re from Lithe, a Canadian brand! They sent them over for review and this was my first time wearing them.

Mauve Halo Eyeshadow Look

Look #2:

I wasn’t feeling creative at all with the shades in Wild Nothing. This Mauve look is pretty, but I can think of at least three other palettes in my current collection that I could have used to create something similar. Most notably is the Give It To Me Straight Palette, also from ColourPop. If you check out my review you’ll see how similar the looks there are!

I do love the shade Coastline, the highlight shade in the centre of my eyelids. It’s so creamy and pigmented! In the corner of my eyes I’m wearing one of the super shock shadows in the palette, Spirited.

Have you picked up the Wild Nothing Palette?

So, in terms of a review the Wild Nothing Palette is good, and it’s ColourPop’s usual good quality. I regret buying it because I had every shade in this palette already, besides the green shade. It was an impulse buy that I should have waited on. I purchased Wild Nothing the day it came out and didn’t feel any excitement for it when it arrived. Which is why it’s been out for a few months and my review is only going up now (sorry). So it’s good, if you love the colors go for it, but it didn’t knock my socks off. You win some you lose some.

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11 Comments

  1. October 21, 2020 / 1:38 pm

    the packaging is so cute and i love how subtle the tones are, perfect for every day wear 🙂
    love the looks you created along with this as well 🙂

  2. October 13, 2020 / 9:54 pm

    I got it as a gift and I love the soft texture of the shimmers and that theres no glitter shades (I hate those too!) but most colors are so light on darker skin. Its kind of annoying. Sigh. You’ve created beautiful eye looks though! I love both of them. Perhaps I’ll recreate the pink look. Im such a sucker for a pink shadow look. Xx

    • October 16, 2020 / 4:56 pm

      Yes that’s a big problem with this palette 🙁 I would have liked to see some darker shades as well. I hope Colourpop starts coming out with some palettes that cater to more skin tones, because this one is pretty limiting.

      Ooh that would be fun! Let me know if you try it!

  3. September 27, 2020 / 12:45 pm

    I love love that palette…pretty.

  4. September 25, 2020 / 2:25 pm

    Wow, those super shock shadows look incredibly wet and reflective! Sorry this didn’t work out for you. The colors are pretty, but I can see why you weren’t inspired – if you have enough palettes, you probably have these tones already. The looks you created are beautiful regardless!

    • October 6, 2020 / 8:47 pm

      I need to start decluttering my palettes I think, I just have way too many! I definitely need a break from buying eyeshadow haha.
      Thanks for reading Erica!

      • October 9, 2020 / 10:08 am

        I hear ya on that! 😉

  5. September 25, 2020 / 6:04 am

    The packaging is cute and the colours are nice but when I saw Colourpop announce this palette I didn’t think it was anything special. I’m sorry you regret your purchase, would you be able to pass the palette onto a friend or anything if you don’t think you’ll use it? The looks you created are beautiful as always 🙂

    • October 6, 2020 / 8:49 pm

      I definitely should have waited before purchasing! I’ve started giving some of my makeup away to my sister in law, I would definitely consider giving away more palettes when the pandemic settles down. Until then they’ll stay on my shelf lol Thanks Chanelle!

  6. September 23, 2020 / 9:01 am

    Wonderful review as usual!! I think the palette is very pretty but like you mentioned, I also have similar shades in my collection, so it’s not really worth it

    • October 6, 2020 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks Joy, I hope you’re doing well!
      This palette needed a few more interesting shades at least. Oh well!

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