Water Element: ColourPop Zodiac Palette Makeup Tutorial

ColourPop Zodiac Palette Water Element Makeup TutorialHello again, welcome back to my blog! Today’s blog post is a tutorial using the ColourPop Zodiac Palette, specifically a Water Element Makeup Tutorial! I promised you four element themed makeup tutorials when I wrote my Zodiac Palette ReviewHonestly I didn’t even know that Zodiac Signs had elements before getting this palette… I’m starting with the Water Element. Later this week I’ll be sharing my Earth Element Tutorial, it’s filmed and ready for editing! Next week will be the Fire & Air Elements.

The smoke has finally started clearing from our air at my home in Alberta so I was able to start filming youtube videos and photograph products for blog posts again. It’s been so frustrating, I missed a few posts because the light had an orangey yellow cast and I wasn’t happy with the way any of my photos/videos were turning out. I’m so happy to see blue skies again!

ColourPop Zodiac Palette Colour Story

The Water Element

The Water Element Signs are known to be the “emotional” signs. I thought that Aquarius was a water sign because Kathleen Lights mentioned that Aquarius is a Water Bearer. I went and did a little research and learned that Aquarius is an Air Sign but is called the Water Bearer because of Aquarius’ ability to “carry the water”. The water stands for our emotions, so that makes Aquarius a good friend to Water Signs. Or something.

The Cancer: This eyeshadow is gorgeous! It’s a pale pink shimmer and it’s stunning in the inner corner or all over the lid. This shade is especially smooth and creamy, I love it.
Personality Traits: Intuitive, Sympathetic & Sentimental

The Scorpio: I’m obsessed with my scorpio shade! It pairs really well with the Sagittarius shade in the Zodiac Palette, Sagittarius is the matte sister to scorpio in terms of shade.
Personality Traits: Passionate, Assertive, Distrustful (yup), Secretive/Mysterious (double yup)

The Pisces: This shade is gorgeous, I wish it didn’t fade throughout the day! A setting spray helps, but I haven’t been able to lock this shade down all day yet.
Personality Traits: Selfless, Empathetic, Intuitive, Artistic

ColourPop Zodiac Palette Water Element Tutorial

ColourPop Zodiac Palette | Water Element Makeup Tutorial

Get The Look: Water Element Makeup Tutorial

Step #1: The water element signs are all shimmers so I ended up pulling shades from other elements. I began with The Libra in my crease using a big fluffy brush. This shade is fairly smooth and it blends out well. Next I took The Aquarius in the crease just below that first shade.

Step #2: Next I took The Sagittarius on my morphe M506 and blended it into the outer corner and through my crease. This shade works really well with the Scorpio shade. Now it’s time for the Water Shades.

Step #3: On a flat packing brush I placed The Scorpio all over the outer 2/3’s of my lid. Taking The Pisces on a wet flat brush I packed this shade all over the inner corner of my eyes and all the way to the centre of my lid. This left a harsh line where The Pisces and The Scorpio met.

Step #4: To blend this harsh line I took the shade The Cancer on my finger and I placed that shade in the centre of my lid. It blended the blue and purple together really well.

Step #5: In the outer corner I placed a tiny bit of The Virgo to deepen up the outer corners of my eyes. I applied The Scorpio on the outer 2/3s of my lower lash line and placed The Cancer on the inner 1/3.

Step #6: Finish the look with eyeliner & mascara.

Are You A Water Sign?

Related Tutorials:

Earth Sign
Fire Sign
Air Sign

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, you can find a video tutorial up on my YouTube Channel if you need more visual instruction. Please like & subscribe <3



  1. September 15, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    I love the contrast of Pisces and Scorpio together! This look is stunning!

    • AlwaysCleia
      September 17, 2018 / 11:54 pm

      Thank you!

  2. September 4, 2018 / 8:17 am

    Such a pretty makeup look…I think between this and the earth look, I like this one better because it has two tones!

    • AlwaysCleia
      September 6, 2018 / 3:57 pm

      This one is my favourite so far, the earth look is more simple and wearable but I love my glam!

  3. August 31, 2018 / 8:38 am

    I love the idea of an elemental zodiac look! This one came out so beautifully! Great post, can’t wait to see the other looks 🙂 xxx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    • AlwaysCleia
      September 2, 2018 / 1:27 am

      Thanks Melina! This palette is so perfect for themed looks 🙂

  4. August 30, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    So pretty! Can’t wait for the other looks 🙂

    • AlwaysCleia
      September 2, 2018 / 1:26 am

      Thanks Chanelle! 🙂

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