ColourPop Bare Necessities is a palette with 30 neutral shades in varying finishes, hues, and depths. There are some peachy-orange shades, some purples, rosy shades, warm neutrals, and cool neutrals but all of the colors are on the more muted side.

14 shades are matte, 6 are “sequin” shades (those that have a matte base with sparkle/glitter infused into the formula), and 10 shimmer shades that have varying degrees of reflectiveness. Some of the shimmers are incredibly smooth and foiled, some are quite soft and offer more of a satin-looking finish, and some are a mixture of shimmer and larger flecks of glitter.

Because of the wear time, I wouldn’t recommend this palette to someone with oily eyelids. Even for someone with “normal” eyelids, this may not be the palette to turn to for everyday use if you typically have very long days. If you have drier eyelids or you have a primer that you know works very well for you, then it might work just fine for you.

I freakin’ love this palette! Quality wise it is up to par with other ColourPop palettes. The shadows have great pigmentation, blend nicely, and last all day without creasing. The shadows are super soft which does create quite a bit of fall out in the pan but it doesn’t bother me. What I love the most is you can create so many different neutral looks with this palette.

It has warm tones AND cool tones. It includes basically every eyeshadow shade that I would wear on a normal basis. It includes neutral browns and bronze type browns,  copper and rust brown/reds, pinks, mauves, purples, dark smokey browns and deep chocolates. It even has a matte ivory shade which is a staple shade that I feel alot of palettes are missing!

If you want a basic neutral palette that you can do A TON with then this is the palette for you. If you are new to makeup and want somewhere to start…this is the palette for you. If you love natural looking makeup but want to be able to amp up the drama…this is the palette for you! I have nothing bad at all to say about this palette. You need it.

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