Colourpop X Kathleen Lights Zodiac Palette – Review & Swatches!

Once again Kathleen Lights and Colourpop teamed up to make a palette. I already own and love the previous collab the Dream.St palette so I was excited to see this launch. I was also excited to see a lot of different colors to play with. I love my neutrals, but I honestly have to say I do get a bit more intrigues with fun, bright colors.


The packaging on this palette is absolutely stunning. Visually more pleasing than the standard Colourpop palette due to it’s level of detail. The design is much more detailed with the golden zodiac prints on dark blue background. This palette is one of their regular 12-pan palettes (my preferred size actually) with no mirror.


You get a variety of different finishes. 4 are true mattes, among them a light brown a darker brown a berry and a mid-toned blue. This gives a very nice variety of different crease shades. You also got “The Libra” which is a pale satin pink, and “The Capricorn”, a dark blackened brown with gold glitter flecks. In danger of repeating myself, I don’t like matte bases with glitter. The 6 remaining colors are of the gorgeous metallic formula that I absolutely love. “The Pisces” are slightly more chunky than the regular smooth metallic formula due to the glitter. This is the shades of my Zodiac sign, and I have to say the interpretation of Pisces are good because I love shades like this. The shades I am most drawn to are blues like this, or shimmery greens. So I am happy about that choice!


If you have been reading a bit here and there on my blog you may have stumbled upon a Colourpop eyeshadow palette review here and there. The general verdict is the same, these are great palettes! There are a few duds here and there, but overall the metallic formula is fantastic and so is the mattes. In this palette I am for the most part happy. Almost every shades is the great Colourpop quality I am used too. One exception is “The Aquarius”. I was not quite happy with the pigmentation on this, because it needed to be built up much more than what I am used to with Colourpop mattes. I also have a similar single pan which works much better, so I don’t think this shade is as good as it could be. Also the shade “The Libra” is a bit underwhelming to me. On my skin it’s too pale and doesn’t really show up that well. Since it’s a satin finish it does not really work as an highlight either because it’s too dull. And yes, you all know my issue with matte bases with glitter two.


But besides those minor issues (that are partly based of preferance) this palette well worth having. The 9 shades that I don’t have any issues with are more that good, so they improve the overall quality of the palette.

The color story of the palette is pleasing, and I really like that you get a lot of colors alongside a few pops of neutral. It does make the palette very versatile, and you can use this if you want to keep it very toned down or if you want to create a fun colorful looks. The palette works well both ways.

And for the wallet friendly price of 16$ you do get a good quality shadows for your precious pennies.

Do you have the Zodiac palette? What is your favorite shade in the palette? Does in match with your zodiac sign?




9 thoughts on “Colourpop X Kathleen Lights Zodiac Palette – Review & Swatches!


    Your thoughts really refelct mine almost identically. I think it was not their best palette, but I do use it once in a while. Personally I like to take it out for a orange/purple colour combo. This is what I mainly do when I reach for this palette. Unfortunately the blues were not that much my thing, but I can make them work. So all over it gets to stay with me for now. Very nice review as alwayy dear!!

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    1. Thank you! I feel like we very often agree on eyeshadow and eyeshadow quality, which is why I love watching your reviews. If you like ut I know it’s a pretty decent chance I will like it too 😄 I will also keep mine (I am not big on decluttering in any way though 😅) because I do like it, but it’s far from the best thing Colourpop made.


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