November 28, 2017

ColourPop Take Me Home Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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.

ColourPop Take Me Home Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Salt Water, Issues, Side Tracked, French Kiss)

ColourPop Take Me Home Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Popular Demand and Bitter Better)

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

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Melaina

    Colourpops palettes are like PokΓ©mon to me, I have to catch them all.
    That said my bitter better was loose out of the pan when it arrived, but not shattered. I gently pressed it back in, figuring worse case scenario I could return it. Happily its actually pretty pliable and pressed into the pan nicely, and afterward I didn’t have application issues with it.

    • Isabella Muse

      Likewise! I had the same problem with butter and tried pressing it back in but each time I used it I ended up with a lot of powder kick up. It’s not really Colourpop’s best in show but I’m happy to have in regardless as I can see myself using these shades daily!

  • kjh

    Every time I read this, the John Denver tune Country Road gets in my head for hours. Not tempted by more warm neutrals, but have noticed we have pretty high expectations of CP, and def notice, if they are a bit faulty.

  • Deb

    Do you intend to pick up Double Entendre? I’m so terribly tempted by it but I don’t want to have another palette sitting unused πŸ™

    • Isabella Muse

      I did. I’m waiting on the shipment πŸ™‚ will give you the good (or bad) word as soon as I check it out ;-D