‘Yes, Please!’ ($16) was ColourPop’s first ever fixed 12 pan pressed powder eyeshadow palette and is still one of their most sold-out products to date. It’s constantly out of stock and although I signed up for their email notifications, it was their Facebook page that alerted me to its restock.
The packaging is similar to Juvia’s Place, a simple slim cardboard palette which gets covered in fallout, but unlike my Nubian palette, it doesn’t bother me, as at only $16 I understand that sacrifices had to be made. I love ColourPop’s single pressed powders (you can browse my collection here), I’d compare them to Makeup Geek they are such good quality. I’d say the shades in ‘Yes, Please!’ are just as good as the singles, however, I did notice that they come with a lot more fallout and the metallics, although beautiful, are a tad chunkier.
There’s no denying that the selection of shades is beautiful. The first row contains Full-Zip (matte warm ivory), Big Cocktails (matte orange), Champs (matte pale peachy nude) and Bling (metallic rust). Champs could be a touch more pigmented but it’s so buildable and easy to work with that this doesn’t bother me in the slightest. The second row includes Louie (metallic duochrome red with a gold flip), Butter Cake (metallic pale yellow gold), Spoiled (matte brick red) and Gno (matte burnt orange). Finally, the last row includes Mischief (matte warm yellow), Note to Self (matte warm caramel), Chauffeur (metallic duochrome bright orange with a gold flip) and French Kiss (matte deep red brown). This row surprised me the most. The mattes appear more pigmented than the top row and the colour payoff more even and smooth.
The only setback to this palette is the mess the cardboard sleeve gets in around each pan and obviously the issue with stock replenishment. The metallics are especially beautiful and even more intense when applied with a wet brush. Every single shade is easy to blend and ultra long-lasting. In my opinion, ‘Yes, Please!’ is 100% worth the hype and definitely worth the wait. To find out more about shipping to the UK, potential customs charges and delivery times, check my previous post here.1