A few months ago I found myself in an Ulta (always weird when that happens 😉 ) and was excited to see an end display of Colourpop products! I’ve been wanting to try Colourpop for a while but very rarely (read: never) do I order makeup online outside of Canada. I don’t like paying the combination of duties, exchange and shipping as I’ve been burned by that combo before.
Anyway, I ended up picking up a couple of ColourPop products – one of them being the Take me Home Shadow palette. Did I need another eyeshadow palette? Definitely not but note that I restrained myself by picking up this one as it’s a smaller, compact palette that only contains 6 shadows. I believe that deserves some accolades.
From the Ulta website:
“Your right hand, your go-to. ColourPop’s mini 6 pan Take Me Home Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette has you covered for your everyday necessities. Includes the perfect, best-selling warm-toned shades, a mix of matte and metallic finishes, and a mirror, this baby is a keeper. Keep one in your purse for touch ups or keep it displayed on your vanity, it’ll be a staple in your collection.
$12 USD / $15-16 CAD (varies based on fx rate) for 0.21 oz (6 shadows x 0.035 oz)
Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette (Ablaze) – $29 USD for 0.27 oz (6 shadows x 0.045 oz)
Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat Eyeshadow Palette – $29 USD for 0.24 oz (6 shadows x 0.04 oz)
Tarteist PRO to Go Amazonian Clay Palette – $23 USD for 0.18 oz (6 shadows x 0.03 oz)
This palette is constructed of cardboard; it has a small mirror inside and magnetic closure. I have several cardboard palettes but this one seems to be made of a thicker, sturdier cardboard than most. That, in addition to its compact design, makes it fantastic for travel.
I guess what could be considered a minor annoyance for some is that the shade names are printed on the back of the palette; I honestly could care less about this but anything but having them printed inside, next to the shadows really seems to bother some people.
SWATCHES & SHADES
- Issues (matte pastel peach)
- Side Tracked (matte terracotta with gold flecks)
- French Kiss (matte medium chocolate brown)
- Salt Water (metallic golden peach)
- Popular Demand (matte red brown)
- Bitter Better (metallic soft gold)
FORMULAS & PERFORMANCE
Prior to using this palette, I had heard good things about ColourPop’s shadow formula so I went in with high expectations. Overall I have to say I was impressed. There are 4 mattes in this palette and they are all very pigmented with a lot of colour payoff, smooth and exceptionally easy to blend. They have a slightly dry texture and a little powdery but the weird thing is I experience little to no fallout after applying these which is pretty rare and quite impressive.
There are two metallic shades in this palette but they both don’t fare quite as well. Side Tracked is what I’d classify as a true metallic and it has a fabulous formula. It’s smooth and creamy and rich with colour; Bitter Better, on the other hand – is drier and slightly patchy and I find it difficult to apply evenly. It’s definitely the dud in this palette and my least favourite shade, while Side Tracked is definitely my favourite.
I applied these overtop of my standard eye primer (Too Faced Shadow Insurance) and I experience around 6-7 hours of wear before the shadows start to fade and crease. That’s a little less than some of my other favourite shadows but still some decent wear overall.
- No noticeable scent
- Made in the USA
- Very reasonably priced
- Highly pigmented shadows with little fallout
- Surprisingly versatile
- Perfect for travel
- Slightly less wear time compared to other top shadows
I love this palette! Aside from the one dud, I am really happy with the overall quality of the shadows. In addition, I’ve been able to create a variety of unique looks with this – some more basic, some more dramatic but they’ve all been very pretty. I wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy using this because I’m really not much of a warm shadow person but this (in addition to the Too Faced Peachy Mattes palette) have convinced me that I not only can pull them off, but like the way they look on me too!
Do I think you need this palette if you own the TF Peachy mattes palette or any of the other warm-toned palettes out there? Probably not as there are some very similar shades in here but I think the shimmery shade will complement that palette nicely and this was a good introduction for me to Colourpop’s shadows. Also for $12.99 USD, I can’t complain about the price – I find the quality far exceeds the price point. Let’s just say I doubt this will be the last Colourpop palette that I add to my collection – I understand the hype now!
What’s your favourite Colourpop product?