Monday, February 12, 2018

ColourPop Take Me Home Pressed Powder Shadow Palette - Review, Swatches and Makeup Look!

I have made no secret of the fact that I love mini palettes! If it comes in mini size, chances are that I will pick it up! There is just something so convenient about the little sizes - the shades all go together, making eye looks really easy. They are perfect when you don't have a lot of time to think about what shadows you should use, they travel well and are really handy! 


ColourPop Take Me Home Pressed Powder Shadow Palette - Review, Swatches and Makeup Look!

I picked up ColourPop single shadows when they were released; but, I haven't yet picked up any of the full sized shadow palettes yet so I was excited to see the mini palette on the Sephora website when ColourPop came to Sephora. I scooped it up immediately! 

So, it's not currently available on the Sephora website; but, ColourPop is kind of notorious for restocking products and having them in and out of stock. It is currently available on the ColourPop website and they have decent shipping to Canada (usually you spend $50 and get free shipping; but, you can encounter customs fees sometimes!)


ColourPop Take Me Home Pressed Powder Shadow Palette - Review, Swatches and Makeup Look!

ColourPop Take Me Home Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ~ $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN. Your right hand, your go-to. This mini 6 pan palette has you covered for your everyday necessities. Includes the perfect, best-selling warm-toned shades, a mix of matte and metallic finishes, and a mirror, this baby is a keeper. Keep one in your purse for touch ups or keep it displayed on your vanity, it’ll be a staple in your collection.

I happen to have a lot of mini palettes; but, if you can believe it, I don't actually have a light, neutral palette - this ones leans slightly warm, but it's exactly what my collection is missing! 

I have had really liked the ColourPop single shadows that I have tried before (you can check out my thoughts here). The formulas were great and the applied and blended really well on the eyes. So, I am hopeful that this mini palette of pressed powders will perform the same way! 


ColourPop Take Me Home Pressed Powder Shadow Palette - Review, Swatches and Makeup Look!

Issues ~ matte pastel peach
Side Tracked ~ matte terracotta with gold flecks 
French Kiss ~ matte medium chocolate brown
Salt Water ~ metallic golden peach
Popular Demand matte red brown
Bitter Better metallic soft gold

I like the size of this palette - it's easy to hold in the hand and I love that it has a good size mirror in it as well! Makes it perfect for taking with you anywhere.

Overall, I was happy with how this palette swatched - I thought that all the shadows were fairly soft and pigmented. I wouldn't go so far to call them the softest or most buttery shadows I have used; but, I do think they preform well. 

I did find that on application with brushes they were fairly powdery - especially the matte shadows. Now, this isn't a deal breaker for me at all - because, the shadows still applied really nicely on the eyes and blended out well. So, I can put up with a slightly powdery formula when the shadows look really nice (all you need to do is lightly tap the brush gently to get the excess off before applying the shadows!)


ColourPop Take Me Home Pressed Powder Shadow Palette - Review, Swatches and Makeup Look!

I was really happy with this eye look and I used every shadow in the palette! ! I used Issues as a whole base all over the lid and under the brows, Side Tracked in the crease and Salt Water in the high crease to really brighten up the crease (and under the eye as well). Then I used French Kiss to deepen the crease, and Popular Demand on the outer corner and Bitter Better all over the lid.



I honestly think that this is such an easy palette to use and throw together some great looks. I think I went with a medium toned look; but, with the shades in the palette you can easily lighten or darken up this look! 



The other products I used to complete the look are:
-primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 
-foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Fresco
-powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light
-blush: Too Faced Papa Don't Peach Blush
-highlighter: Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey
-brows: MAC Cosmetics Eye Brows in Spiked
-mascara: Benefit Rollerlash
-lips: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip in Whip 
-setting spray: Mac Fix+



Overall, I'm really happy with this palette! This is the perfect every day on the go palette! I took this with me to California and used it every day! If you are looking for major inspiration, this mini neutral palette won't really give you a huge variety, but for me, when I go back to work I could pick this up and come up with a very quick every day look! 

What do you think? Is this a palette that you would reach for?

22 comments :

  1. I really like this palette. I got it just before the holidays and it was my first colorpop purchase. I think it was a great size, quality and price point for my first try. I love the looks you created, I am going to have to try some

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    1. Oh so good for your first ColourPop purchase - it was my first palette from them and I'm really happy with it!

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  2. Wow that is such a pretty look! It makes your eyes pop like crazy! I love mini palettes too. So great for travel. Problem is I end up taking multiple with me LOL!

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    1. Thanks Elaine! I always end up taking a couple too - still smaller than a full sized palette!

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  3. This is such a nice palette - great size for travel and I love the eye look you created! :)

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    1. Yes - I love the mini size and the shades in it!

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  4. This is such a great essentials palette that seems like it would be perfect for travel! I really enjoy the pressed Colourpop eyeshadows as well, they did a great job with them!

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    1. Yes, problem is now I want more of their pressed shadow palettes!!!

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  5. I was looking at purchasing this palette! I picked up the Golden State of Mind instead, but I might see if they restock this one. It looks so nice and travel friendly!

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    1. Oooh - I went back and forth too; but, my love of minis won and picked this one! I wish Sephora would restock some more ColourPop asap!

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  6. I love the smokey but natural look you created with this palette! I really want to try Colourpop shadow palettes!

    http://www.thinkingofmakeup.com/

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    1. Thanks Emily! I love the pressed shadows from ColourPop!
      (Also side note, I went to comment on your recent post and I couldn't do it!)

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  7. Ohhh that's a pretty palette! I haven't tried Colour Pop's pressed powder eyeshadows yet, I have a bunch of their original eyeshadows but I rarely use them now.

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    1. I used to LOVE the super shock shadows too; but, I never reach for them any more either! Maybe I should soon before they dry out!

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  8. It's concerning how much time and thought Ive put into my next Colourpop purchase. I got the Yes Please palette, and now I NEED more.

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    1. Oh me too - I'm going to try and wait for May as they usually have a birthday shadow. Yes Please is top of my list - so pretty!

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  9. This looks and sounds like a great palette! I love the look you created with it! And its mini format would make it perfect for a short trip since you have everything you need to make a few different looks.

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    1. Thanks Chantal! I was really happy with this little palette!

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  10. The colors look a lot prettier swatched than in the pan! I thought it looked a bit boring but Salt Water would be beautiful all over the lid! I don't own any Colourpop yet which is kind of crazy!

    Raincouver Beauty

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    1. It turned out a lot prettier than it looked - Salt Water is such a good shade!

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  11. This is such a nice palette! I love love love the look you created too! Neutral, but definitely has that edgy glam look! :)

    Melanie | I'm Not a Beauty Guru

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    1. Thanks Melanie! I feel like that's my go to - an elevated neutral look!

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