I did a massive ColourPop haul at the beginning of the year, and I’m working way through writing the reviews of everything I bought. I bought a number of their eyeshadow palettes as they’re incredible and the ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Eyeshadow Palette had been on my wishlist for such a long time, but it’s often sold out as it’s one of their bestsellers so I couldn’t believe it when it was in stock during their post-Christmas sale… it’s safe to say, I added it to my basket swiftly. The ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Eyeshadow Palette is ColourPop’s ‘favourite’ eyeshadow palette yet and it’s easy to see why as it’s seriously pretty and only $16 / £12.21.
The ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Eyeshadow Palette contains twelve powder eyeshadows each containing 0.85g. The palette has quite plain packaging for ColourPop, but it suits the name.. it’s simple, yet pretty with an ombréd pastel pink design both outside and inside.
ColourPop do have some eyeshadow palettes which contain a mirror but they’re $18, and the palettes without mirrors are $16. I’m not overly bothered about there being a mirror as I prefer to use my light up Tweezerman Mirror for applying makeup, but it’s fab that there are palettes with mirrors if you do like your palettes to have mirrors. Plus they don’t overcharge just because a palette contains a mirror, like some brands do.
Matter of Fact is a pale pink matte.
Up Front is a metallic pale gold with a silvery sheen.
Straight Up is a metallic warm gold.
BS is a matte orangey brown.
Frank is a matte warm brown.
Candid is a metallic bright copper.
Forthright is a neutral metallic rose.
Downright is a matte soft pinky beige.
Truth Hurts is a matte peachy beige.
Be Blunt is a metallic rich raspberry.
TMI is a matte dusty burgundy
Actually is a matte deepened chocolate brown.
Even though I have a lot of ColourPop eyeshadows and palettes, I’m still wowed every single time I try new shades. The pigmentation of every single shade is insane and you only need the tiniest amount of shadow on your brush. I don’t know any other brand that offers such consistently high quality with their palettes like ColourPop.
Yes the Natasha Denona Palette I bought is extremely good overall, but the mattes in this palette are superior to that palette which is £41 for just five shades. The Natasha Denona shimmers are very unique but give me the choice of three ColourPop twelve pan palettes over one five pan Natasha Denona palette, it’d be ColourPop every time. Just look at the swatches, they speak for themselves.
I love the rosy and more romantic tones within the ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Eyeshadow Palette, and if you too enjoy those kind of tones too, you’ll love this palette. The palette contains five shimmer shades and seven mattes, although one of the mattes; BS contains the prettiest gold glitter which amazingly does translate onto the lids very well which is rare for a glitter loaded matte shadow.
I honestly can’t rave about this gem of a palette enough. It’s just so beautiful, and there are nearly 900 reviews on the ColourPop website agreeing with me incase you needed any extra persuasion for this palette. I’m so pleased I managed to buy this palette whilst it was in stock, and I can’t wait to show you the other ColourPop palettes I bought very soon.
Just an heads up to finish, ColourPop’s birthday month is May and they tend to have fab offers on their products and on shipping throughout the month of May, so keep an eye out for their offers (and new launches) if you are planning on making a purchase as the offers make their products even more affordable.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of the ColourPop Pressed Powder Palettes?