I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I love Frozen. It’s the movie I watch whenever I’m sick and I have the soundtrack in the stereo in my living room. So when the Disney x ColourPop Frozen collection was announced in time for the new movie I knew needed it!
The previous Disney collections from ColourPop haven’t appealed to me. I don’t buy every release that come out (I would be broke) but the ColourPop Frozen collection felt really special to me. I picked up the palette & lipstick in each princess collections.
I will be formatting these reviews a little differently today — I’m reviewing two palettes in one day and I don’t want this post to go on forever and ever.
Let’s talk Frozen!
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The ColourPop Frozen II Collection
The Frozen II collection from ColourPop contains both an Anna and an Elsa themed makeup set. Each princess set contains an eyeshadow palette, creme lux lipstick, a lipgloss and glitter gel eyeshadow.
*This collection is limited edition*
The ColourPop Elsa Palette
Be brave and bold with the cool-toned Elsa Palette! Featuring 9 icy shades, in matte, metallic, and Pressed Glitter finishes, you’ll find your own way to express yourself! — ColourPop
Out of the two palettes the ColourPop Elsa Palette appealed to me the most, but Anna is my favourite Disney princess. So I got both! The Elsa palette really screams winter to me, so I’m really feeling it now that there’s snow on the ground. The packaging is simply beautiful. The Elsa & Anna illustrations are perfect!
The Elsa Palette retails for $15USD and contains 9 x 0.9g eyeshadows for a total of 8.1g of product. This works out to $1.85/g. 6 shadows are pressed powder shadows, 2 are pressed pigments and one pressed glitter. These Disney collaboration palettes are a little more expensive than ColourPop’s other 9 pan palettes, likely because they’re limited edition.
Obviously people are going to use all of these shades on their eyes, but full disclaimer there is a note on the ingredients section of the website stating that the pressed pigment & glitter shades aren’t meant for use in the immediate eye area. Deep red and purple shades often contain dyes that can stain the skin, which is why the warning is there for the pressed pigment shades Awakened and Spindrift.
The shades in the Elsa palette are the most inspiring to me out of the two Frozen II palettes that came out. It contains shades that are unique to my own personal collection like the icy blue metallic and duochrome purple! I even had fun playing with Flurry, the pressed glitter shade in this palette and I hate ColourPop’s pressed glitters.
*If you love glitter you HAVE to check out the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 Palette. It completely changed my opinion on glitter and is one of my favourite eyeshadow palettes to date! Check out my review here.
There is a lot that I can do with the ColourPop Elsa Palette. I often find with ColourPop’s 9 pan palettes I have a lot of trouble coming up with looks that are different from each other, especially when the transition tones aren’t deep enough. I got over the monochromatic palette trend a few palettes ago but the Elsa Palette doesn’t have a monochromatic vibe at all and contains both light and dark shades to round out your makeup collection.
I’ve noticed that CP’s formula has slowly become drier over time and the mattes have been less pigmented in more recent palettes. I was swatching some older palettes like Double Entendre and Give It To Me Straight on my arm and the pigment was definitely richer back then than in these newer palettes. I noticed the same thing when I reviewed the Going Coconuts Palette.
That doesn’t mean that the Anna & Elsa Palettes aren’t good, but you might have to spend more time building up your matte eyeshadows if your palette performs the same as mine. The blue shade Water is surprisingly good! Blues can be tricky but I didn’t have any issues with it.
The silvery blue shade Ice Crystals really makes the Elsa palette worth it for me, even though I literally bought it for the packaging. Ice Crystals is so smooth and creamy! It practically glides across the eyes and doesn’t require a setting spray to really make the shade pop. The other metallics Gale and Northern Lights perform well but aren’t quite as magical!
I generally don’t enjoy CP’s glitter shadows but I had fun experimenting with the shade Flurry. It required a glitter glue so I used a glue from Essence Makeup for my look below. I placed it where I would usually highlight my eyebrows and it was kind of cool, but I would never wear such a chunky glitter in real life.
ColourPop Elsa Palette Makeup Look
This look was so fun for me! I tried something new with two different shades on opposite sides of my crease so the pink would fade to blue. I also played around with the Flurry glitter and placed it not only in the inner corners of my eyes but on my brow bones as well!
The ColourPop Anna Palette
Make this palette your right-hand-woman! The warm-toned Anna Palette features 9 rich shades in matte, metallic, and Pressed Glitter finishes. — ColourPop
The Anna Palette is probably the more traditionally “wearable” of the two ColourPop Frozen II palettes, but it’s definitely NOT a neutral palette! The packaging features Anna on the front but is purple instead of Elsa’s blue.
The ColourPop Anna Palette retails for $15USD and contains 9 x 0.9g eyeshadows for a total of 8.1g of product. The Anna & Elsa palettes have the exact same value at $1.85/g. In the palette you have five matte shades, three metallics and one pressed glitter. Arendelle, the pressed glitter, is the only shade with an application warning on the website.
*You’d think they would have to put the warnings directly on the product, not just in the fine print of the ingredients section of the website, but what do I know?*
Where the Elsa Palette leans cool the Anna Palette is definitely warm! It really brings the Fall vibes from Frozen II to life. I think of leaves blowing in the wind and the crisp Autumn chill that starts creeping in.
Unfortunately I don’t feel very creative with the Anna palette. I feel like all the looks I do turn out very purple, and the gold shade doesn’t really go with the pink shades. I had to spend some time on instagram searching out inspiration for this color story!
The mattes in the ColourPop Anna palette blend out pretty well. Autumn Breeze wasn’t exactly a breeze to work with. It was a little patchy and required some extra work but it blended well enough.
I was very disappointed with the gold metallic shade Earth. It’s very patchy and doesn’t have any of the smoothness of the metallics in the Elsa palette. I tried applying it with several different brushes, a wet brush and over concealer but I had to spend a lot of time packing more shadow on to cover up the patchiness. It lasted all day once I was able to build it up, but I’m not a fan of fussy eyeshadows.
Scooch In is more of a satin than a metallic shade and I love it for highlighting my brow bone or the inner corners of my eyes. It’s soft and subtle and gives a really beautiful glow to the skin. This is a shade that I would consider wearing on my cheekbones!
Arendelle looks stunning in ColourPop’s swatches, but as usual the glitter is chunky and messy. Ever since I purchased the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals palette I’ve been over ColourPop’s glitters. Tati’s glitter adheres to your skin without the need for a glitter glue and Arendelle flakes off without one. It’s too bad — this shade would’ve been amazing as a metallic or shimmer shadow.
ColourPop Anna Palette Makeup Look
I did a more wearable look with the Anna palette. I’m drawn to colorful palettes but often find that I have nowhere to wear them. Now that I’m working 5-6 days a week on a regular basis I don’t have extra time to photograph three colorful looks in a day and then do my makeup again to go to the office.
This eyeshadow look uses the more earthy tones in the palette but you can definitely pull in some of the purples for a bolder look if you want. I really liked how this look came out which surprised me given how much trouble I had with Earth!
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