Review & Swatches: Metamorphosis Shadow Quad By ColourPop

Happy Friday, beauties! Ready for the weekend? I know I am!

Today’s post is going to be a review of the Metamorphosis shadow quad by ColourPop. Got that pastry and iced coffee (or tea if you prefer) ready? Let’s get going!


So ColourPop came out with this shadow quad earlier this summer, which is a collaboration with YouTuber Dani from CoffeeBreakWithDani. This is actually Dani’s 2nd collaboration with ColourPop, as she has already created a Lippie Stix shade and matching Lippie Pencil with them previously (Frida, which I own the Lippie Stix of and it’s a really pretty color – you can see my review and swatch of it here, along with a couple other Lippie Stix shades).

TOP: Hope & Strength BOTTOM: Bravery & Kindness

TOP: Hope & Strength
BOTTOM: Bravery & Kindness

This shadow quad comes with 4 shadows (which makes sense as otherwise it wouldn’t be called a quad, right?) that are brand new to ColourPop, including 2 shades that have a finish that’s exclusive to this quad. Here are a breakdown of the shade colors:

Strength – Soft peachy caramel with a satin finish

Bravery – True medium brown with a matte finish

Hope – Radiant opal with pink, violet, blue and silver duo chrome in a sheer opal finish

Kindness – Warm red brown undertone with a gold, green and blue duo chrome in a sheer opal finish

Like all the other shadows I’ve tried from ColourPop, these are nice and pigmented. They have the same unique texture as other ColourPop shadows as well. I’ll admit Kindness is the shade that drew me to this quad as it looked to be a sheer version of ColourPop’s shadow Partridge, which is one of my all-time favorite shadow colors ever. I am a HUGE sucker for duo chrome finishes.

Here are swatches of all 4 colors, no primer:

Left to Right: Hope, Strength, Bravery, Kindless - NO FLASH

Left to Right: Hope, Strength, Bravery, Kindless – NO FLASH

Left to Right: Hope, Strength, Bravery, Kindness - WITH FLASH

Left to Right: Hope, Strength, Bravery, Kindness – WITH FLASH

And here are side-by-side swatches of Kindness and Partridge so you can see they are kind of similar. Kindness is obviously more sheer and more on the blue-green side, whereas Partridge is way more opaque and more on the green-blue side.


LEFT: Partridge RIGHT: Kindness

Now Hope and Kindness are kind of in a league of their own. These are what you’d call “transformer” shades, as they’ll change how they look depending on what color base you use underneath. Hope looks stunning under a bases like rusty red, black, white, purple and silver. Kindness looks amazing over rusty red, black, white & nude pink (like MAC’s paint pot in Painterly) bases.

Here’s a photo of how these two shades look over an array of basis. Sorry for the kind of crappy quality. I didn’t really think this one out too well. LOL!


TOP: Hope BOTTOM: Kindness

Overall, this quad is stunning and Dani did a great job with ColourPop creating these shades. Well done!

This quad sells for $20 and is only available on the ColourPop website. I think it’s limited edition but not 100% sure. But I highly recommend checking this one out, especially if you’re a ColourPop fan.

Ok that should do it for today! Do you have this quad? If so, what do you think of it? If you don’t have it, are you planning on ordering it? Sound off below in the comments.

As always, thank you all so much for reading! I hope you have a fabulous, fun-filled weekend (for my followers in the States, enjoy the 3 day Labor Day weekend!) and I’ll see you again Monday with a new post! 🙂


9 thoughts on “Review & Swatches: Metamorphosis Shadow Quad By ColourPop

  1. Wow! This set is beautiful! I like how the 4 shades can do a complete look – and that shade Kindness is to die for! I’m a sucker for duochromes too – your swatches over all those bases look amazing. We have Labour Day weekend here in Canada too! 😋

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  2. Amy, these colors are so pretty and I love Dani! But I’m not going to go for this quad. I just don’t like cream products!!! That was super smart to show them over a variety of basis, I don’t think I’ve seen anyone do that before. But it really gives you a great view of how the products can look!

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    • The only one I’ve seen show them over different bases is Dani herself. And I found applying these with a small, flat shader brush or concealer brush works great. These things are weird because they’re really not a cream even though they have that kind of texture in a way.

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