Hey everyone! Today I have a review of the Colourpop At Forest Sight eyeshadow palette. This review is so beyond overdue, but you know how it goes. I actually purchased the entire collection when it launched in November, but it didn’t arrive until near Christmas. Since then I have been having the typical ebb and flow of motivation to wear and test out makeup, mostly due to COVID, so that’s the reason for delay. I believe there was a restock of some of the products recently, but as I am writing this the palette is currently out of stock. Hopefully it will be restocked soon for those of you who waited!
In this review I am also going to include some bonus swatch pictures and my thoughts on the supershock shadows and the gel creme eyeliners. I don’t think it is necessary to do separate reviews, but I do have some thoughts that I might as well share, since I used the whole collection together. Except for the lip glosses. My review for those is that I hate them, haha. They are so STICKY!
Packaging and First Impressions
This is a cardboard palette with a magnetic closure that has beautiful woodsy cover art. The overall look is watercolour styled, with sketches of trees and glossy mushrooms that extend onto the inside of the palette lid. The art is definitely an indication of the colour-scheme inside!
Inside you have 12 shades ranging from warm browns, yellows and terracottas, to dusty berries, greens and blues. This palette is mostly matte shades, with two metallics and one matte with shimmer. These shadows have no scent.
“Inspired by the Pacific Northwest, Kristi created this palette to capture her love for her home state! With rich mattes in a range of marigold, olive and chocolate to create dimension and magical metallics to highlight your look, create Kristi’s signature looks grounded in the PNW.”
puffball: matte mid-tone yellow brown
chanterelle: matte muted marigold
rainier: matte terracotta
old growth: matte muted warm pink
evergreen: metallic olive
west coast: metallic yellow gold
homegrown: matte chocolate brown
amanita*: rich matte merlot
fiddlehead: matte olive
emerald city: deep matte teal
pnw: matte navy
let it rain: matte black with copper pinpoints
Price and Quantity
This palette is priced at $20 USD and has 0.5 oz of product.
While I usually include price comparisons in my makeup reviews to other popular items on the market, I do not with lower priced items that would typically appear in a drugstore. This is because prices are not standardized between drugstore retailers. Therefore, no comparison today since Colourpop prices can’t possibly compare in a helpful way to higher end items! Colourpop will always likely have a better value, which is good!
Pigmentation and Performance
Overall, I would say this is a pretty good Colourpop palette! I have tried some really excellent palettes from Colourpop, and some that aren’t as great. This one is good, but not excellent, mostly due to the metallics.
First of all, the pigmentation of this palette is great. All of the shades really pack a punch, which is surprising since the only pressed pigment in this palette is Amanita. I had zero issues building up depth with all of the shades and they all layered well on top of each other. The only thing that I noticed was when I placed PNW beside Emerald City, it really didn’t look all that blue. This may have just been a trick of the eye with being so near to a blue-toned green.
The mattes in this palette were surprisingly good. Despite having shades like greens and blues, I really had no true issues with blending ANY of the shades in this palette. The only thing that stood out was that Rainier was much more powdery than the other shades, but was also exceptionally pigmented. One disclaimer though: the only shade I haven’t used in the palette yet is Let It Rain, so I can’t speak to that one. The only shade that left a slight stain was PNW, but it was very minimal.
The two metallics are pretty standard. There is nothing special or creamy about the textures, but they pack well on a tacky base. These days I always use a glitter glue to get the best performance. Evergreen is a duochrome olive-brown, but it really doesn’t look like anything special on the eye. Similarly, West Coast is a very yellow gold, which isn’t my favourite kind of shade. But there’s no denying how bright it is! So overall, the metallics are nothing to rave about. WHICH IS WHY I can’t recommend the super shock shadows from this collection enough!
Now, it has been a couple of years since I had tried super shocks. I used to have a decent collection of more than 10 shades, but I decluttered almost all of them because I just wasn’t using them (however, I always have Wattles in my collection!). I must say, this reintroduction has been magical. I use these shadows almost every day. The best thing about them is that they are soo sparkly, don’t require a tacky base to pack a punch, but they are also super thin, so they don’t add a ton of texture to your lids. I have used Like a Moss, Olympic and Mycelium the most. However, trust me when I say that you do not need both Olympic and Mycelium. The shades are almost identical, however, Mycelium is a touch warmer and more metallic. Campfire is beautiful too, but I haven’t used it a lot because I’m not using as many warm shades lately (just wait for the Summer and Fall!! I’ll be using that baby all the time).
A quick note on the eyeliners as well, they are excellent! I haven’t tried the Creme Gel Liners before, but I am impressed. They last a long time on the water line, apply easily even if your eyes are watering, and the colours are vivid and vibrant! I’ve already ordered some additional shades.
So let’s get into the eye looks and I will let you know all the shades used and my thoughts on each shade as we go through. Each look was created on a set concealer base with metallics applied on top of a glitter glue. Super shocks were not applied on a tacky base, just straight on top of the eyeshadow already applied.
Puffball: Crease, lower lash line. This is a pigmented matte medium brown with slight yellow-undertones that applies and blends beautifully. It is the perfect shade to use with any of the warm shades, or the olive greens.
Fiddlehead: Outer corner and outer lower lash line. This is a matte moss or olive green that again blended really nicely and had good pigmentation. I used it fairly lightly in this look.
Evergreen: Inner and center lid. This is a metallic olive-brown duochrome. Mostly it comes across as green on the eye, rather than the neutral brown shade. I do think it is a pretty shade and it will be beautiful for Fall, but I don’t feel it is anything special.
Creme Gel Liner the shade “Spare Thyme” is on the waterline.
Old Growth: Crease, inner lid, lower lash line. This is a matte dusty blush pink that again was surprisingly pigmented. It blended very smoothly.
Amanita: Outer corner and outer lower lash line. This is a matte berry purple that built beautifully on top of Old Growth. This berry sure packs a punch!
Mycelium (super shock): Center lid. This is a very sparkly and metallic neutral shade. To be honest I love all the super shocks in this collection! They adhere to the lid very easily, even without a tacky base.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shades “Alkaline” and “Heartless” are on the waterline.
Rainier: Crease. This is a matte terracotta that was surprisingly powdery. I got a lot of kickback in the pan, but it was very pigmented and applied and blended well.
Chanterelle: Transition, lower lash line. This is a beautiful matte warm mustard yellow. It blended out the transition beautifully and I’m confident it would be excellent as a main crease shade as well. It’s so sunny and bright!
Homegrown: Outer corner and outer lower lash line. This is a matte deep brown with slight red undertones. Again, added a nice amount of depth and built well on top of other shades.
West Coast: Inner and center lid. Here is that very bright yellow gold metallic! I suppose it is impressive, I’m just not a fan of super yellow metallics. Although, if I were to do an all yellow eye, it would be really pretty! It still isn’t that super creamy Colourpop formula that I know is possible, though, but it packed well on a glitter glue.
Creme Gel Liner the shades “Woodsy” and “Marigold” are on the waterline.
Fiddlehead: Upper crease, lower lash line.
Emerald City: Crease and center lower lash line. This is a matte deep emerald green that has lovely pigmentation and blended pretty darn well!
PNW: Outer corner and outer lower lash line. This is a matte deep peacock blue that blended again, pretty well for a shade like this, and really packed a punch in the outer corner.
Like a Moss (supershock): Inner and center lid. See how beautiful and sparkly this metallic green super shock is?! In person, it is simply stunning, and practically, I like how thin it is. Because it applies in a really thin layer, it makes it much easier to apply liquid liner on top. Again, I applied this on top of dry eyeshadow with my finger, no tacky base needed.
Creme Gel Liner the shade “Spare Thyme” is on the waterline and I am wearing the Colourpop Minx false lashes.
You know, when I ordered this palette I was really excited for it. But when it came time to use it in January, I was fully prepared to not like it. I think this is partially because I prefer this colour scheme in the Fall, and I also knew that some of these shades are hard to formulate and maybe wouldn’t perform as well as they could. Boy, was I wrong! I would go as far as to say that the mattes in this palette are excellent, whereas I am kind of bored with the metallics included. They’re fine, just nothing special. What are special are the super shocks!!! If you are going to get this palette, definitely consider ANY of the super shocks from this collection. They are wonderful! And if you need any long-lasting, fun coloured eye liners, then the creme gel liners are your best bet! So overall, I’d say this collection was a success!