Colourpop Good Sport Eyeshadow Palette | Review, Swatches + 5 Eye Looks

Hello everyone! Today I am bringing you a review that I knew I would be writing from the beginning! Going into this Fall, I was feeling so tired of the constant eyeshadow palette releases, and I know many people were feeling the same way. To be honest, I’m still burnt out on eyeshadow palettes. BUT, the release of Colourpop Good Sport immediately drew my attention, so I knew I had to get it. And boy, did it not disappoint! So let’s get into this review!

Packaging and First Impressions

This palette is a cardboard palette with a magnetic closure, typical of most CP palettes. The design on this palette is like “groovy leopard print”, which I’m not the hugest fan of. I thought we were at the point where animal prints were thought of as cheap-looking and out of date, but I must be wrong if Marc Jacobs can’t stop doing it, and now CP.

Inside, the palette does not have a mirror, but the names of the shades are printed below each shadow, which is a positive change from past CP palettes. CP shadows are not scented.

There are 12 shades in this palette, 7 of which are matte, and 5 are metallic. The colour scheme of this palette is truly inspired. With an array of warms browns, greens and purples, the diversity of looks that you can get out of this palette is huge. It is every word of “Fall with a twist”.

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Claims

“We made your Fall transition easy. This 12 pan palette is the perfect mix of smoky neutrals and rich jewel tones that will take you into the new season effortlessly. Create your entire look with one palette with the help of matte and metallic finishes.”

Shades

Wild Out: metallic warm champagne
Hooky: matte rich terracotta
Rookie: burnt orange with blue glitter
Sista: matte vibrant violet
Licious: metallic yellow gold
High Hopes: matte peachy saddle brown
Reckless: matte rich maroon
Trooper: matte marigold
Hooked: metallic icy moss
Trophies: matte dusty purple
Ebb: vibrant metallic olive
Flow: matte blackened olive brown

Price and Quantity

This eyeshadow palette is priced at $16 USD and has 0.48 oz of product. Each shade has 0.04 oz which is pretty typical, or just below the typical amount included in shadow palettes. For example, the typical amount included in palettes ranges between 0.5-0.7 oz, but Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes only have 0.02 oz per pan.

Pigmentation and Performance

I truly think this that this might be Colourpop’s best palette yet. Not only is the colour scheme just so good, the formula almost seems even better than usual, if that is even possible.

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The Colourpop formula has really become one of my favourites in the last six months. Their shadows are almost always very pigmented, and blending is basically never a problem. The real difference in this palette is that the metallics seem EXTRA creamy. You can easily apply them with a brush or your finger and have them transfer, even without a tacky base. Now, I always recommend a tacky base because you will get the best wear time, but you almost don’t need it with these. They’re that good.

If terms of the performance of all the shades, they are all pretty good, with a few exceptions:

  • Rookie, the burnt orange with blue glitter definitely has a lot of glitter fallout. Not just during application, but throughout the day as well.
  • Sista, the matte purple is a great shade and blends well, but I ran into trouble when I tried to blend deeper shades over it. Overall, I’m not sure if the deeper shades were to blame, or if Sista was, but regardless you just might not be able to deepen a look if you are using it as a base.
  • Reckless, the matte maroon brown is drier to the touch and seems to be pressed harder, but it still applies well and deepens the outer corner really well. I find the best type of brush to use with it is a more scratchy brush, vs a very soft brush. The scratchy brush will pick it up better.

In terms of palette composition, I have already sung the praises of the colour scheme. But this palette also gives you the perfect matte shades to build up the crease for a variety of looks, plus a ton of metallic shades to really switch it up. 

Below I have created five looks with this palette using all of the shades. My thoughts on each specific shade are discussed as I list them.

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Shades used:
High Hopes: Crease and lower lash line. This is a medium warm brown matte that has really good pigmentation and is the perfect shade to start your crease. You will see that I used this shade in the crease for almost every look.
Hooky: Crease and outer corner.This is a very warm terracotta orange matte. I just love how this shade applies and warms up a look, and it was also very pigmented.
Reckless: Outer corner. This is a very deep maroon brown matte. This shade is a little peculiar because there is literally no kick back, so it is pressed much harder, which is not typical for Colourpop mattes. But, when using it, it builds on other shadows really well, and deepens the outer corner perfectly.
Licious: Inner third of the lid. This is a metallic yellow that is so drool-worthy. The reflect is stunning and I just love this shade. Gorgeous!
Ebb: Center of the lid. This metallic leaf green is also stunning and oh so creamy!
Wild Out: Inner corner. This is a classic champagne shade that is equally as good as the other metallics.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Lucky” and NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Black Bean” are on the waterline.

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Shades used:
High Hopes: Crease and lower lash line.
Hooky: Crease.
Trophies: Outer corner. This is a deep olive green matte that builds really well on top of the other shades and retains its true colour really well. Usually I would be worried about blending a green on top of browns, but this one works incredibly well!
Hooked: Lid. This is an olive green metallic that is a little more subtle than the other shimmers, but is still very smooth and easy to apply.
Wild Out: Inner corner.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Lucky” and NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Black Bean” are on the waterline.

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Shades used:
Hooky: Inner and outer corner and lower lash line.
High Hopes: Crease.
Trooper: Center of the lid and lower lash line. I was actually pretty impressed by this matte yellow. Often matte yellows can be lacking in pigmentation, but this one worked really well!
Licious: Center of the lid.
Reckless: Outer corner.
Ebb: Lower lash line.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Lucky” and NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Black Bean” are on the waterline.

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Shades used:
High Hopes: Crease and lower lash line.
Hooky: Crease and outer corner.
Reckless: Outer corner.
Rookie: Lid. This is such an interesting shade: an orange metallic with a bunch of blue glitter. Unfortunately, I did experience some glitter fallout even after application throughout the day. So that is a drawback for sure.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Lucky” and NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Black Bean” are on the waterline.

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Shades used:
Sista: Crease and lower lash line. This is a bright purple matte shade that has good pigmentation and blends really well, unless you blend on top of it too much. I’ve had trouble building other deeper shades on top of this one, but it is hard to know which shade is to blame.
High Hopes: Transition.
Flow: Outer corner. Unfortunately, this is the shade that just wouldn’t build on top of Sista. Other than that I haven’t used this shade a ton so I don’t have an entirely formed opinion on it yet.
Reckless: Outer corner.
Wild Out: Lid and inner corner.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Rockstar” is on the waterline.

Final Thoughts

This might be one of the best purchases I have made all year. I know a ton of us are feeling so bored of the non-stop eyeshadow releases, and CP is one of the worst culprits of this. However, a colour scheme like this is just what I was needing to get my out of my funk. When I am reaching for the same palette every day, and having to force myself to use other palettes, you know it is good. The best part is that it is CP and oh so affordable! I only hope that they can keep it up with these inspired palettes!

What is your favourite eyeshadow palette right now? Do you have a favourite Colourpop palette?

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16 thoughts on “Colourpop Good Sport Eyeshadow Palette | Review, Swatches + 5 Eye Looks

  1. Ahh! This eyeshadow palette is gorgeous. I think you’ve just convinced me to order some Coloupop eyeshadows ASAP!

    All of the looks you created are amazing, as usual. My faves are #2 & #3. 😄

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  2. This is so gorgeous – I must have totally missed the release of this because it doesn’t sound familiar at all (I get ColourPop’s releases mixed up because they’re so frequent haha), but it’s the perfect fall palette! All of the looks are pretty, but the halo eye is my favourite!

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