I have been subscribed to Kathleen Lights on YouTube for four years now ever since I stumbled across a video she did on her MAC Lipstick collection, when I was looking for swatches to decide which shades to buy next. I have religiously watched every video Kathleen has uploaded ever since, and I love how humble, genuine and honest she is in her videos. Kathleen hasn’t changed at all in the four years I’ve watched her, even though she’s become a massive YouTuber so I’m thrilled that she’s been so amazingly successful as she really does deserve it.
Kathleen Lights has collaborated with ColourPop numerous times since ColourPop initially launched, and I already own several of her products so I was extremely excited after watching Kathleen’s announcement video on the new ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Dream Team Collection. The ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Dream Team Collection consists of the Dream St. Pressed Powder Shadow Palette as well as the Dream Team Lip Bundle, but you can purchase the lip colours individually should you wish to.
I loved watching Kathleen’s video as she talked through every single shade name and why she chose it, and how it’s important to her and it’s very clear that she put a lot of time and thought into the shades, packaging and names of the whole collection. Kathleen described this collection as being her “dream collection” and she wanted it to have a specific theme as her past collabs haven’t had a theme.
ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Dream St. Pressed Powder Shadow Palette $16
This is the first pressed eyeshadow palette Kathleen has created with ColourPop, as her past collaborations have had Super Shock Shadows and the packaging of the palette is simply stunning. The palette both inside and out has a super pretty rose gold marble design with moons and stars which makes the palette look and feel like it should be a lot more than $16.
Inside the palette there are twelve powder eyeshadows in a range of matte, shimmer, satins and metallic finishes. I love the thought behind every shade name, as it shows that Kathleen genuinely had full creative control with everything and didn’t just stick her name on a ready made palette and the shades are the type of shades Kathleen loves to wear.
Shooting Star: matte soft golden brown
Magical: matte yellow peach
Star Dust: metallic true copper
Twinkle: foiled true rose gold
Sweet Dreams: metallic soft champagne with a peachy pink flip
Water Bearer: matte cool teal
Potion: matte vivid reddish rust
Spark: matte neon red
Kaleidoscope: metallic intense silvery nude
Elfish: matte rich red brown
Moony: satin soft baby pink
Mermaid Boy: metallic deep teal
I have always loved and raved about the Super Shock Shadow formula, but the ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadows are incredible. I’ve never used such soft, intensely pigmented, easy to blend, longlasting eyeshadows before and I can’t believe that you get twelve amazing quality shadows for only $16 as it works out at just $1.33 per shade. I thought ColourPop couldn’t beat their Take Me Home Palette, but the Dream St. Palette is even better which I just didn’t think was even possible. I just can’t believe how bright, bold and intensely pigmented every shadow is especially shades such as Water Bearer, Spark, Potion and Mermaid Boy – they are SO beautiful.
The palette contains a beautiful range of warm toned neutral shades, as well as some bolder shades which I’d never purchase individually as I’m not very daring with colour but the neutrals alongside the bolds make them easier to use. The inspiration behind the shade selection for the palette was that Kathleen wanted to create a palette which was bold and colourful, yet very wearable too. Kathleen wanted the palette to be different to the typical neutral palettes brands do, which I think she’s done very well as I’ve never seen reds and teals combined before in a palette. The rose gold marble design of the palette makes the palette look so luxurious, and I hope they make this permanent as everyone needs it in their life.
ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Dream Team Lip Bundle $15
The ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Dream Team Collection features the ColourPop Dream Team Lip Bundle is $15 for three shades, but you can purchase the shades individually for $6 if you didn’t want to buy the bundle but the packaging has the same beautiful rose gold marble design. In Kathleen’s video she talked about how happy she was for the new ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Dream Team Collection to have exclusive special packaging on the lip products, as until now the tubes haven’t had a special custom design. The tubes for the collection have a pale rose gold metallic lid, and little starbursts scattered around the top of the tubes which look so pretty.
Moon Child: Ultra Glossy Lip – Pinky nude with gold glitter.
Dreamy: Ultra Satin Lip – Peachy pink.
Rêver: Ultra Satin Lip – Neon orange red.
The whole ‘dream’ theme for the ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Dream Team Collection was inspired by the Rêver shade within the bundle, as it was the very first shade she wanted to create, as it’s her dream lip colour she’s always wanted to create; an hot orange, fiery red matte lip colour. The name for the shade is the French word for dream, and the theme for the collection was inspired by this one shade name. Dreamy is my ideal lip colour shade as it’s a very wearable nude which I can wear with any eye colour, and it’s not too pale that it makes my lips look like I’m wearing concealer on them. Moon Child is Kathleen’s ‘dream gloss shade’ with the perfect amount of pigmentation where it’s not too sheer but it’s not too opaque where it’ll mask the lips entirely, but it’s so pigmented for a lip gloss.
The ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Dream Team Collection is so dreamy, and one of (if not my all time) my favourite ColourPop collections to date. I’d love to know which is your favourite shade from the collection?