ColourPop Sonya Esman Gemini by Night Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Review, Swatches: Hey guys, so colourpop recently collabed with Sonya Esman who is a YouTuber and Fashionista. They came out with an eyeshadow palette, a blush highlighter duo as well as a mini lippie stix to go set. So, I ordered everything the day it was released. I got the eyeshadow palette and the blush highlighter duo in my mail a few days back. However, I am still waiting for the lippie stix set. I have been testing these out since then and today, I am here to share my thoughts and views about this product with you guys. Let’s get started…
About ColourPop Gemini By Night EyeShadow Palette
Pressed Powder Shadow Highly pigmented shadow that applies evenly and feels ultra-velvety and silky. This long wearing formula contains a unique combination of softer powders which adheres easily to the eyes, gives a soft focus effect, and blends smoothly and evenly.
- Finish Matte, Satin, Metallic
- Shade Browns, Reds
- Net Weight 4 x 1.5g (0.053oz)
How to Use ColourPop Gemini By Night EyeShadow Palette
- Apply with your favorite shadow brushes.
- Flat and firmer brushes will give the most color payoff.
- Fluffier brushes are great for blending.
- Use a small angled brush to line the eyes.
Ingredients in ColourPop Gemini By Night EyeShadow Palette
Golden gate bridge: synthetic fluorphlogopite, talc, boron nitride, zinc stearate, lauroyl lysine, magnesium stearate, dimethicone, caprylic/capric triglyceride, silica, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, dimethiconol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), mica (ci 77019), titanium dioxide (ci 77891).
The hidden hills: boron nitride, dimethicone, synthetic fluorphlogopite, lauroyl lysine, magnesium stearate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, talc, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, dimethiconol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, tin oxide, bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), mica (ci 77019), titanium dioxide (ci 77891).
Manhattan coffee run: synthetic fluorphlogopite, talc, boron nitride, zinc stearate, lauroyl lysine, magnesium stearate, dimethicone, caprylic/capric triglyceride, silica, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, dimethiconol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), mica (ci 77019), titanium dioxide (ci 77891).
Moscow sunrise: synthetic fluorphlogopite, dimethicone, boron nitride, lauroyl lysine, magnesium stearate, dimethiconol, phenoxyethanol, talc, caprylyl glycol, tin oxide, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163), iron oxides (ci 77491), mica (ci 77019), titanium dioxide (ci 77891).
Price of ColourPop Gemini By Night EyeShadow Palette
$ 18.00 in USA
Colourpop does not have any official retailers outside of America. They only sell their products through their official website. You can always go for international shipping on their website.
In Detail ColourPop Sonya Esman Gemini by Night Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Review, Swatches and My Experience
Let’s talk about the packaging first. I mean, black and white, colourpop you got everything right. Its a simple yet super elegant packaging. Its a cardboard box palette with a magnetic closure. This palette has 4 pressed powder eyeshadows. All these are new shades and are currently not a part of their permanent line. However you never know, colourpop often puts their special edition products among the permanent collection. Really admire the packaging overall.
The theme of the palette is warm neutrals. There is a warm creamy light peachy brown, a shimmery satin light peachy shade, a warm deep brown matte shade and finally a super frosty or metallic rosy copper shade. This palette is basically beautiful in every possible aspect. Let’s talk about all the 4 shades individually below.
Individual Shades Description of ColourPop Gemini By Night Palette
Golden Gate Bridge – Colourpop describes it as “A matte warm n*de” shade. To me this is a creamy as well as slightly peachy n*de. Its incredibly smooth and finely milled. It has amazing pigmentation and applies well with a brush as well as finger tips. This shade is a beautiful transition shade if you’re doing some neutral warm eye makeup.
The Hidden Hills – Colourpop says this is a “Satin warm taupe”. It is a beautiful satin (slight shimmery) light creamy peach taupe shade. It looks beautiful in person and has a pretty good colour pay off. This has absolutely no fall outs and the texture is super smooth.
Manhattan Coffee Run – Colourpop describes this shade as “a matte mid tone brown”. Its a gorgeous chocolate brown matte shade which is super pigmented. It blends out quite nicely and is a wonderful shade for crease. This kind of a shade is a total must have in every makeup lover’s collection.
The Moscow Sunrise – Colourpop says this is “A metallic rosy copper” and this is pretty much an exact description of this shade. I have to add that this is so pigmented like out of this world. Still has absolutely nil fall outs. Amazing colour pay off and blends wonderfully.
Wearability, Staying Power
All these shades wear amazingly and do not crease easily. The formula is so amazing that it actually beats some of the most loved high end shadows. The staying power of these shadows is around 7 hours without fading even a bit. Till 9 hours you can totally pull them off and no one can tell. I am amazed at such wonderful formula priced so humbly.
These shadows are some of the best quality as well as value shadows out there. If you can get colourpop, you should totally check them out. I highly recommend colourpop’s pressed powder formula of eye shadows. They are pretty amazing and really inexpensive. This palette Gemini By Night is for warm neutral makeup. You can always add some pop of metal with the rosy copper shade in it. I absolutely love this palette and will continue to use it.
More Photos, Swatches
PROs of ColourPop Gemini By Night EyeShadow Palette
1. I totally love the packaging.
2. 4 beautiful warm neutral shades. The last shade – metallic rosy copper is uh-mazin!!
3. These shadows work well with a brush as well as with finger tips.
4. Super pigmented formula.
5. Minimal to Nil fall outs.
6. Very inexpensive.
7. Cruelty free.
CONs of ColourPop Gemini By Night EyeShadow Palette
1. Colourpop is not easily available outside United States.
1. Use a good eye base primer to get the most flawless finish.
2. Metallic shadows are best applied with finger tips and then you can blend them with a brush.
3. Make sure to pick up a little bit of product at first and build up if needed because the last 2 shades in the palette are super pigmented.
4. To take off your eye makeup, always use a good eye makeup remover with which you do not have to tug on the skin around your eyes.