Frozen II X ColourPop Anna & Elsa Palette Reviews + Swatches + 2 Looks

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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ColourPop Frozen II Collection

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*

ColourPop Elsa Palette & Lux LipstickolourPop Elsa Palette & Little Snow Lux Lipstick

Little Snow Lux Lipstick

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.

Frozen II Elsa Eyeshadow Palette

the shades

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.

Frozen II Makeup - ColourPop Elsa Palette

the formula

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.

Elsa Makeup Look

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!

CP Anna & Elsa Palette Swatches

Nails: KL Polish Scorpio

ColourPop Anna Palette & Lux Lipstick

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?*

Anna Pressed Shadow Palette

The Shades

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!

ColourPop Anna & Elsa Lipstick

Little Snow & Going North

the formula

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.

Anna Frozen Makeup Look

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!

THANK YOU FOR READING

Did you pick up the ColourPop Frozen II collection? I’d love to hear about your experiences with these two palettes! If you enjoyed this review please subscribe to my blog. Stay warm & cozy x

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21 Comments

  1. January 22, 2020 / 12:45 pm

    Great review! Yay for some cool-toned palettes for a change! I’d probably pick the Elsa over the Anna any day πŸ˜‰.

    • January 23, 2020 / 1:41 pm

      Absolutely! The Elsa palette is so much more fun πŸ’•

  2. January 21, 2020 / 10:02 am

    The Elsa palette definitely looks more unique, whereas the Anna is definitely more wearable. I can see what you mean about the gold shade, even looking at it on the pan, it doesnt look like it goes well with the other shades lol.
    It does seem like the quality has changed based on your review, but as we talked about it last night, could* be the batch. I guess we will have to see what else they end up releasing and if I’m a fan of the shades and color story, I will buy one last CP palette and compare to the ones I have (though I dont have much). My favorite CP palettes so far are the KL Dream St and the Sweet Talk palette. The formula for both was so great!

  3. January 21, 2020 / 8:51 am

    I didn’t pick up this palette myself. I’ve been trying to spend less, and shop within my own collection. I”m trying to purchase my first home, which means to save save save! It’s honestly okay, because I really don’t need more eyeshadows. While these specifically don’t speak to me, I have to say that I’ve been really wanting tati’s palette! Also, what do you think about the latte 2 palette by dominique costmetics? Great post cleia xx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    • January 23, 2020 / 1:35 pm

      Oh my gosh that is exciting!!! Saving for that first downpayment is tough. Good for you!
      The formula from the Tati palette is really good. I think a lot of people have similar shades already but the shades are really nice to work with.
      I don’t think I’ll be picking up Latte 2 anytime soon, but it looks beautiful! The original latte palette is probably my favorite thing that I purchased last year and I think the formula is worth the price. I have too many palettes though, so I’m trying to resist new releases!

  4. January 20, 2020 / 11:05 pm

    Out of the two palettes I prefer the look of Elsa and the shades in that palette but I don’t see myself picking up either of these. As always the looks you created are super pretty xx

    • January 20, 2020 / 11:44 pm

      If it wasn’t a Frozen collection I probably wouldn’t have picked up either of these, but I’m a sucker for Frozen! Thanks Chanelle! πŸ’•

      • January 20, 2020 / 11:47 pm

        I still haven’t seen Frozen πŸ™ˆ

        • January 20, 2020 / 11:50 pm

          I haven’t either 😭 I’ve been too busy! I hope I can see it before it leaves theatres but I might need to wait for the dvd.

          • January 20, 2020 / 11:51 pm

            I meant the first film 🀣

          • January 20, 2020 / 11:54 pm

            WHAT! It’s such a cute movie and has the catchiest songs! πŸ˜‚

          • January 20, 2020 / 11:55 pm

            I’ll get to it some day!

  5. January 20, 2020 / 8:22 pm

    Thanks for the review! I LOVE the packaging of the Elsa lipstick, it’s so wintery – and the artwork on these palettes (and the ColourPop x Disney collections in general) are beautiful. I definitely see where you’re coming from in terms of feeling more creative with the Elsa palette. It’s a lot more unique and has an interesting colour story compared to the Anna palette! It’s nice that they made one warm toned and one cool toned, but I kind of wish they incorporated colours like the magentas/blues you see in her dress/cape outfit, or even the green from that green dress she wore in the first movie!

    • January 20, 2020 / 11:43 pm

      The lipstick packaging is amazing! I kind of regret getting the Anna lipstick just because it’s so similar to LA lady from ColourPop, but it looks really nice on my shelf πŸ˜‚

      It’s such a missed opportunity not having her green dress as a shade! I remember feeling really confused by the last few Disney collections, they were lacking all the shades I associated with my favorite Disney films. I also could have done without the pressed glitter shades.

      Thanks for reading!

  6. January 20, 2020 / 6:08 pm

    Beautiful looks, and incredible swatches! What kind of camera do you use for your photos if you don’t mind me asking? 😊

    • January 20, 2020 / 11:38 pm

      Thank you so much! I use a Canon T6i most of the time, for my swatches I just use my phone!

  7. January 20, 2020 / 9:30 am

    I really wanted both of these! They look like stunning palettes and the packaging is amazing. I can’t believe you haven’t seen Frozen 2 yet, you need to get yourself down to the cinema ASAP, it’s such a great film! The Elsa palette is definitely my favourite out of the two too and I loved the look you created with it. πŸ˜Šβ„οΈ

    • January 20, 2020 / 11:39 pm

      I want to see the movie so bad 😭 I need to find a free evening to go, this month has been so busy!

      Thank you so much Hollie!

  8. January 20, 2020 / 9:07 am

    Great review, I love the looks you created with both palettes. I didn’t purchase these, but they are gorgeous!

    • January 20, 2020 / 11:57 pm

      They’re such cute palettes, thank you for reading !

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