This was a limited edition Ulta exclusive palette that came and went from the Colourpop website faster than I was able to eat my lunch. I was able to grab this, but I missed out on the sister palette Sweet Nothings that was released together with this. I am sitting here hoping they will bring this back so I can snag the other one too. I was a bit thinking about if I should release a review or not since they are not possible to order from the website, but it is still possible to get a hold on, so in the end I decided to to the review.
The palette holds 12 shades, in a simple but beautiful gold and blue cardboard packaging with no mirror. The palette holds a mix of new and old shades. If you do have a lot of Colourpop singles, at least from their older single pan releases, then jus beware that you may dupe some shades in your collection with this palette, because 5 of the eyeshadows in the palette are re-releases of already excisting shades. I myself ended up having a few doubles, but I don’t mind. The palette is still beautiful an something I was happy to snag up.
I have raved about the Colourpop quality over and over again. With a few nit-picks here and there, the overall quality of Colourpop shadows are solid through and through. This palette is just the same. Overall the mattes are pigmented and blend beautifully, even the black blends with ease! The metallics are rich, smooth and gorgeous! The nit pick this time would be that I feel like the shades “Release” and “Our Secret” really can benefit from a dampened brush, while the other metallics are really smooth and rich and reaching for the spray didn’t even cross my mind while using them. But again, the overall quality of Colourpop is great and well worth the money.
With 5 mattes and 7 metallics in several different depths I feel like the composition is very good, and you are more than able to do complete looks with this palette which is always a big advantage. I at least rarely reach for palettes if I have to use a company palette to finish of a look. This palette has a nice variety so you can do plenty of looks without dipping into other palettes.
As always, solid palette through and through. Considering the price there is just no beating Colourpop…They are on a roll!