I purchased the ColourPop Take Me Home Shadow Palette a few days ago when it popped up on Sephora’s website for $12. I probably don’t need a selection of colors like this because I already have plenty like it already but when it comes to nude shades all logic flies out the window.
Let’s take a look!
The palette contains six Colourpop Pressed Powder Eyeshadows in a variety of finishes including matte, metallic, and shimmer. It’s a good deal smaller than Colourpop than the regular Pressed Powder Eyeshadow that are 0.042 oz for $5 each and the Supershock Shadows which are 0.07 oz each for $5. This palette holds a total of 0.21 oz of shadow each of which is 0.035 oz each. The physical size of the palette is also smaller, being a little bigger than a pack of cigarettes (I placed it by one of the Maybelline City Palettes so you can get a feel for the size).
One of the things that is different about this palette is the fact they included a mirror. I never use the mirrors in my eyeshadow cases but I still like seeing them in my palettes. It just makes things prettier. Typically Colourpop doesn’t include mirrors on some of their larger palettes so it was a little different to see one in a smaller palette release. None the less, the addition of a mirror might make the palette a little more travel-friendly for you.
The palette is dominated by matte shades with four total colors coming in this finish. The other shades are dubbed metallics by I feel like some can pass for shimmers. The selection of shades are quite warm and lovely. I struggled a little bit with certain shades though as they were too loosely packed which caused a ton of dusty kick up. This was particularly the case with the shade called Bitter Better. This is a lovely sandy gold but it was very, very loosely packed which caused major fall out during application not to mention a powdery mess all over the palette when I used it. Thankfully that was the worst offender as the other shades were a little powdery but not as bad as that one particular shade.
One of the shades, Popular Demand, had a strange color changing issue. It applied reddish brown but as I blended it turned into a darker brown. Although, the shades were silky in texture I struggled a little bit applying them as they seemed to go patchy on me. I recommend a good cream base which will allow you to lay down color a little easier on your lids and hopefully this will also aid with the patchiness I experienced.
I don’t regret the purchase but the palette isn’t one of Colourpop’s better offerings. There were some application issues and overall quality was a little remiss.
ColourPop Take Me Home Eyeshadow Palette is available now at sephora.com.