ColourPop Semi-Precious Eyeshadow Tutorial

ColourPop eyeshadows were something I never thought I’d ever use again. After a horrible first experience with their Super Shock formula, I had no interest in wasting any more of my time on their products. However, I couldn’t help but test out their new pressed eyeshadow formula when this Semi-Precious palette showed up in my April Boxycharm. The color selection provided in this palette isn’t the best, but I was able to work a few of the shades into a look that I’m actually not all that mad about.

Before we go any further, make sure to check out my full review of this palette first. I posted that last week and it will provide more details about the formula, pigmentation, shade selection, etc. This post is just specifically an eyeshadow tutorial.

These eyeshadows are extremely pigmented, but they still need something to stick to or they’ll just fall all over the cheeks. I chose to use the Cover FX Shimmer Veil in the shade Amethyst. This is a pretty tacky product, so it works great as a primer. Plus, it already has a lot of glitter in it which will help to intensify these shimmery eyeshadows.
Because all of these eyeshadows in this palette are completely shimmery, I needed to bring in something matte to add a little contrast. Makeup Geek’s Creme Brulee has been one of my favorites lately. I’ve been loving the warm-toned browns and this shade is the perfect transition color. I applied this into my crease and slightly on the outer corner of my eye.
Now going into that ColourPop palette, I took the shade called Upon A Star and applied that to the outer half of my eyelid and blended the excess up into the crease. This is one of the lighter shades in the palette, so it does take a little work to build up the color.
Upon A Star was still a bit too light for what I was looking for, so I took the shade called West Star on the same blending brush and placed that color directly on top of the other. That added the definition I was looking for. And once I had the pigment in place, I brought in an empty, loose-bristled blending brush to blend everything together.
To add even more definition, I took the shade called Easy Go and placed that in a sideways “V” shape on the outer corner of my eye with an angled eyeshadow brush. This shade is pretty intense, so I’d recommend going in with a light hand and building it up as you wish. Once I had the color placed where I wanted it, I brought in the same empty blending brush to clean up the edges.
For the rest of the inner half of my eye, I used the shade called Celestial. I applied it with my finger first and then blended it out with a small shader brush. It’s very pigmented and incredibly shimmery. This is definitely my favorite shade in the palette. I’ve even just been using this and the Creme Brulee shade on the daily for an easy, out-the-door look.
I took a Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil in the shade Noir Intense and placed that halfway along both my upper and lower lashlines. Then I went over that with my NYX Black single eyeshadow and an angled eyeliner brush. This combo will create a softer line that will last all day.
After I applied my pencil eyeliner, I quickly realized I had forgotten one of my favorite steps. If you’ve seen any of my tutorials before, you probably recognized this was a little out of order! I needed to go in with Ulta’s single eyeshadow in the shade Naked and put that on the very inner corner of my eye with a small smudge brush. I could immediately tell a difference at how much it brightened my eyes.
Then I went back to what I was doing and curled my eyelashes with a heated lash curler. I have no idea why that picture is so blurry (my apologies), but I’m sure you know what curling the eyelashes looks like by now. I added three coats of the Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint mascara and called it quits.
Here’s a close-up of the final look:
And a quick, more condensed guide recapping every step for easy reference:
I’m actually really surprised at how this look turned out. I was a little scared at first because everything was so shimmery, but the matte Creme Brulee shade really helped to pull it all together. You could even go over the outer corner shades afterwards with a blending brush and a little bit of Creme Brulee to add some more browns and mattify the look even more.

In this look, I also tried to use other products that were included in my April Boxycharm so you could see them in action. I am wearing The BrowGal Instatint Eyebrow Gel as my setting product. And in the title picture, I also have on the Tarteist Pro Glow Liquid Highlighter as well as the Adesse Hi-Definition Liquid Lipstick. I love the brow and lip products, but stay tuned for Wednesday’s post to see how I feel about the highlighter!

If you enjoyed this tutorial, please feel free to share it using one of the buttons below. If you recreate this look or get inspired to create something similar, don’t forget to tag me on social media. All of my links are at the bottom of the post. I’d love to see what you come up with! Have you tried this palette before? Which shade is your favorite?

~Mani Monday~
I reached for this Sinful Colors nail polish in the shade Mauvelous a few weeks ago, but decided on something else instead. Ever since then, I kept thinking about it and figured this week would be the perfect time. It was even a little stormy outside when I painted my nails, so the sky almost look just like this color. This is one of my favorites because I love the different undertones that it has. I don’t own anything like it!
What’s on your nails this week?

~Christina~

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