Zoella x Colourpop Brunch Date eyeshadow palette

I always love me a good collaboration between a brand and a Youtuber/Influencer, especially when that collaboration is between Zoe Sugg (Zoella) and Colourpop! My expectations where pretty high because of this dream Youtuber/brand duo. The whole collection is brunch themed and 70’s inspired, which I think is very cute. However, the lip products, eyeliners, liquid eyeshadows and cheek products are a little to ‘basic’ if you were to ask me. Still cute and probably of great quality because it’s Colourpop we are talking about, but not something I’d spend my money on.

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This is the whole collection we are talking about. Very cute, right?

I decided to just pick up the Brunch Date palette because I did like the design of it and I can really appreciate the quality of Colourpop pressed eyeshadows, because they are bomb!

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The exterior packaging is designed like a waffle with fruit on it. The palette itself is pink with orange letters and all these cute brunch images. It makes me think about the times in Santa Barbara when me and my friends would go out for brunch before we had classes in the afternoon.

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The inside of the palette is just as adorable: with the pink and yellow and hearts made out of food.

The shade range of this palette is very, very basic. Bronze and brown toned eyeshadows, with a bit of grey, a purple and a blue for the creative eye looks.

I do like the whole brunch theme but I do feel a bit awkward when using eyeshadow shades that are named after eggs (Sunny Side Up). It’s a reference I’ve never made before: make-up + eggs, haha.

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The shimmer shadows are just as great as usual. Very creamy, pigmented well, they have a great sheen and great coverage. Some have glitters and are a little bit less form so you could get some glitter fall out though.

The mattes give me mixed opinions. Maple Syrup, Mimosa and French Toast are of great quality. The darker mattes (Americano, Brunch Club and Extra Slice) are way more chalky and not the best when swatched.

However, they do work perfectly fine when you take your time blending on the eyes and you can build them up well. However, the glitter in Extra Slice kind of disappears when applied on the eyes and Brunch Club loses some of its bright blue color.

Overall, the quality of these eyeshadows is great. However, some of the matte shades disappoint me a little bit because the quality of Colourpop pressed eyeshadow is always so high.

First up a look with: Maple Syrup and Mimosa in the crease, Sundae Funday on the outer 2/3 of the eye lid and Champagne Toast on the inner third of the eye lids. A very simple but gorgeous look! I keep repeating myself but I live for an eyeshadow palette that is good for a look that makes my eyes bright. Just like this look!

This look is the same as the previous look but I added some Brunch Club in the outer corner of my eyes and dragged it a little bit in the crease. For a graphic/more special kind of look.

For this look I (firstly needed more blending but let’s ignore that haha) used Maple Syrup in the crease (blended it out pretty high to my eyebrows), Brunch Club more centered in the crease, Pancaked Please on the eye lid and Sunny Side Up in the center of the eye lids.

Not sure if this is a look I will ever wear when going outside of my house, but I do enjoy experimenting a bit with the blue.

Long story short: it’s a very cute and nice eyeshadow palette with some amazing shimmer shades and some great mattes as well. However, the shade selection is kind of boring and not all the mattes perform that well, so I think Colourpop has better pressed eyeshadow palettes out there!

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