Colour pop ‘Give it to me straight’ Palette

Hey there you gorgeous bunch of humans! So it’s no secret that I am absolutely obsessed with colour pop eye shadows. Ever since their pressed powder shadows have launched I became all about that custom eye shadow palette life. I mean Makeup Geek did kick off my addiction of custom made eye shadow palettes but colour pop took it to new levels. Aside from their custom eye shadow pans, they began entering the palette game – I may or may not own 9 (though I recently depotted all 9 palettes into 3 z palettes). So why don’t I review one of the palettes for you guys?!

Cool? Cool!

Let’s rock and roll!

Shade range: Really the whole point of these colour pop palette reviews is the shade range because it’s the same brilliant formula across all the palettes. So how do I sum up the shade range of this palette? Well surprise, surprise it’s not a warm-toned palette but it’s also not cool toned either. It sits happily in the middle with lots of pretty bronze shades, medium to dark toned matte browns and a slightly burgundy shade or two.

Shades 1-6
Shades 7-12

Pigmentation: Of course the pigmentation is glorious as it always is with colour pop eye shadow palettes (you can see said swatches for proof). The shadows glide on very opaque and easily give you an intense eye look.

Fall out? Yes, there is. The colour pop powder shadows are known for giving kickback but I don’t mind it. I feel like it allows the eye brush to be saturated in product and give you a more vibrant eye look. I haven’t found it super messy to work with and it’s super easy to dust away any fallout.

Do they blend well?: 1000% yes! This is why I often say that the colour pop eye shadows would be ideal for beginners. They blend very very easily and I can get a glam eye look quickly compared to brands like Huda beauty which make you work hard – blending wise.

Longevity: I do feel like these shadows last nicely, though because of their soft, easy to blend nature – an eye primer will make a huge difference. This is especially the case if you have really oily eyelids/oily skin.

Finish of the shades (how many mattes & shimmers): This palette contains 7 mattes and 5 metallic shades.

Versatility (Can this palette be used day and night?): Despite there being a couple of darker brown shades in this palette, I feel like it’s a very versatile palette that is super easy to use for day time/soft glam looks. Only 2/5 of the metallic shades are dark while the others pair well with simple and glam looks.

Is the palette a good option for beginners?: YES! I highly recommend the colour pop powder eye shadows to beginners in general because they are so easy to blend. This palette doesn’t have any frightening colours and perfect for those delving into eye shadow for the first time.

Packaging: The typical colour pop eye shadow palette packaging. Meaning a sleek palette with the outer packaging made from cardboard. It’s a glossy finished cardboard and a pale pink in colour.

Availability: The colour pop site

Price: $16 USD

Pros: The shadows are pigmented, buttery, and smooth and glide onto the lid. They are very easy to blend and the overall shade range of the palette is super wearable and versatile.

Cons: I have no complaints about this palette, it’s one of my absolute favourites from all the ones I own.

Rating: 8.5/10

Overall thoughts: This palette is fantastic! There isn’t a single shade I wouldn’t use (which is always an extra plus for me!) I can create both day time friendly eye looks and quickly deepen things up for a glam look. Of course, the formula is 10/10 and so freaking awesome which is always a plus for me. If you haven’t tried any colour pop palettes (or their pressed powder formula in general) – I highly recommend them!

Would I repurchase?: This is one of the colour pop palettes that I’ll definitely be repurchasing.

That wraps up this review! Have you guys tried any of the colour pop palettes? What affordable eye shadows do you love? Drop a comment and let’s have a chat! I hope you all have a great day and I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. Deanna

    April 28, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    This palette really is gorgeous. I’ve seen a few other bloggers review this and it’s stunning! They did a wonderful job of curating the shades.

    Deanna |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 30, 2019 at 2:36 am

      They definitely did! Some of their palettes have a shade range that doesn’t make as much sense.

  2. Lauren Victoria

    April 29, 2019 at 11:42 am

    This palette looks and sounds so good! I love the shades. They’re so pretty. I’ve never tried anything from Colour Pop before xx

    Lauren |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 30, 2019 at 2:37 am

      It’s easily one of my top 3 favourite affordable brands! Once you try their products you’ll be hooked. x

  3. Claire

    April 30, 2019 at 1:14 am

    such a beautiful palette! i love colorpop shadows and this one is so pretty ! the colors are basic and great to have!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 30, 2019 at 2:37 am

      I’m definitely obsessed with their powder eye shadows. x

  4. Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    May 1, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    I’m wearing this palette today. I really do enjoy Colourpop palettes but I wait for free international shipping.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 3, 2019 at 2:09 am

      They now have free international shipping after $50 at least for us aussies they do that. Their powder eye shadows is my obsession!

  5. Katie

    May 1, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    What a beautiful palette – I think fortnight is my favourite!

    Katie xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 3, 2019 at 2:09 am

      Their palettes in general are just so good! x

  6. Jenny

    May 2, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    All the shades in this palette are so beautiful and wearable! I’ve yet to try Colourpop but boy am I tempted after seeing how gorgeous this one is!

    ♥︎ Geeky Posh

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 3, 2019 at 2:10 am

      Once you get into colour pop it’s super addictive haha. x

  7. Sarah

    May 4, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    These shades look so beautiful. I have wanted to try their eyeshadows for so long, as I always hear so many people talk about how good they are.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 4, 2019 at 11:54 pm

      I highly recommend them. They are my favourite eye shadows from the “drugstore” – so easy to blend and incredible.

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