The ColourPop My Little Pony Pressed Powder Shadow Palette featured in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are 100% my own.
If time travel was a possibility, I’d take a time machine and travel back somewhere in the early ’80s. Where, you might ask? Directly to my childhood playroom in Johnson City, Tennessee which was filled with an impressive assortment of cartoon-themed toys that included Strawberry Shortcake (and crew), the Smurfs, and, of course, My Little Pony. Since this isn’t something that’s currently possible, I’ll take the ColourPop My Little Pony Pressed Powder Shadow Palette – it’s the next best thing!
Looking back, 2017 was quite a year for My Little Pony and makeup! First, PUR Cosmetics introduced an incredible makeup collection based on My Little Pony: The Movie. I squealed with delight over their eyeshadow palette, brushes, eye and lip products that live up to PUR’s excellent product quality. Truly, their eyeshadow quality is excellent and I’ve never been disappointed. Plus, those synthetic brushes are super soft and plush!
A few months after PUR’s collection dropped, ColourPop released a limited edition makeup collection based on the original My Little Pony cartoons from the 1980’s. I thought it was strange for two different beauty companies to have two similar released until I realized ColourPop was going for the throwback. Similar to PUR Cosmetics, this collection contains an eyeshadow palette, brushes, single eyeshadows, lip colors and highlighters. I had my eye on the ColourPop My Little Pony Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($16) and I’m glad I took the plunge. So much pastel prettiness.
This palette is the same size as the ColourPop Fem Rosa She Pressed Powder Shadow Palette I featured not too long ago. The sizes of these shadows is a tad bit smaller than the ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadows that are sold individually.
I’m generally a mega fan of the quality of ColourPop’s powder shadows, but have to confess I’m not quite feeling the same over the shadows in the ColourPop My Little Pony Pressed Powder Shadow Palette. While they’re not the worst shadows I’ve ever used, the mattes in the second row are a bit on the powdery side and take work to build up. Also, the dark shimmery purple in the last row is a challenge to blend! Let’s take a closer look at some swatches.
Butterscotch, Blossom Starshine, Bluebell
Applejack, Skydancer, Minty, Flutterbye
Twilight, Firefly, Snuzzle (spectacular in real life), Princess Sparkle
I created two fun looks for you using this palette along with a handy reference guide.
This purple look? Oh, I love it! This is just the kind of eyeshadow look I adore and could wear every single day forever.
I’m digging this cool blue look, as well.
My Final Thoughts: When it comes to the nitty gritty, I have to say the quality of the ColourPop My Little Pony Pressed Powder Shadow Palette is a mixed bag. The shimmery colors are a lot easier to work with than the matte shades and that one shimmery dark purple/grey in the lower left corner. Is it a must have? Nah, but it does have a lot of sentimental value for this 1980’s cartoon lover.