Colourpop Sandstone palette has an array of beautiful warm colors. Some of them are sequin finish – sparse glitter particles in matte base. I used to not like this formula much but I grew to love it: it blends well and I like to pack more color in the middle of my eyelids with my finger for more sparkle if I want to. I can also sheer them out in the socket and use them as blending shades.

It has cardboard packaging like most of their eyeshadow palettes. This pan is also a little different as the pans are square, and ColourPop usually uses circular pans for their palettes.

Some indigenous people have pointed out that the use of indigenous patterns/symbols is cultural appropriation on the packaging for this collection, which certainly brings to mind when MAC’s Vibe Tribe released and similar concerns were raised.

For some greater context, Pueblo, which is used as a shade name, can be used to refer to permanent, indigenous settlements or to refer to Pueblo peoples, who are the indigenous people that populate those settlements in the Southwestern US

I find that these particular mattes that have the glitter through them apply with more of that glitter on the lid that previous versions have. I’m ok with it so I actually still apply these as if they were just mattes.

  • Oasis in crease, keeping it lower
  • Canyon Loop on outer half of lid and into lid
  • Big Butte in outer third of lid and softly into crease
  • Templeton in the outer edge, in a V shape with a tighter brush. Then take a fluffier brush to blend it out and slightly blending it into the crease
  • Pueblo on lid – dip brush into color, spray with setting spray then apply to lid
  • Blend between Pueblo and outer lid colors
  • Lower lash – Canyon Loop, Big Butte and Templeton
  • Desert Sky in the inner corner, dip brush into the color, spray and apply

It’s quite unusual to see square Colourpop refills, and I’m happy this packaging is fully recyclable. Such a pretty palette!

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