Hi beauty junkees!
I’ve been dreaming to buy an eyeshadow palette with trendy red tones for quite a long time, but I wasn’t sure that such a makeup will look good on me.
Well, I entered the official ColourPop website to purchase the Yes, Please! Palette, but I was worried that almost all the shades were red and if they didn’t suit me, the product would be just gathering dust on my shelf. I know it’s not pricey, but I still didn’t want to shell out money to throw down the drain. After a while I saw the Dream St. Eyeshadow Palette and realized straight away that it was exactly what I needed, because it had an abundance of colors. It has cold tones for daily makeup along with trendy red tones and incredibly beautiful blues for making an accent on my eyes. To top it off, it has the same awesome quality like the Yes, Please! Palette.
The Dream St. Palette came out last year. It’s a collaboration of the brand with beauty-blogger Kathleen Lights. The palette is palm-size and quite small. It comes in a package that has the same design as the palette itself.
Both the palette and the package are beige with some golden-pink patterns. It looks like a night sky with the moon and stars. The packaging is actually very easy to stain. The shade Water Bearer smudged the upper lid by the way and I can’t remove it.
The palette is made of thick cardboard and has a magnetic closure. On the back you can find all the names of the shades included.
What I particularly like is that this product is made in the USA and not in China.
It has 12 shades and each of them weighs 0.85 g. At first sight the refills look small, but I think that it is actually a plus, because such an amount is easy to use up to the end, which doesn’t actually happen that often, right?
Also, you can take your shades out and place them as you like, because the palette has a magnetic bottom.
The palette has a very potent chemical smell, which doesn’t really disturb me, but it would be great if there was none. I’ve been using it for a month now and it is still there.
The palette comes with 6 mattes and 6 shimmers, which have some tones with huge glistening particles.
The upper row has eyeshadows with a silky texture. They are not dusty and pick up with a brush easily. Moreover, they apply to my eyelid very well.
The two shimmer shades look quite similar at first sight, but it’s not true. Twinkle has a higher pigmentation and an even rose gold color. Star Dust is copper and may leave some fallout behind when applying.
The shades Shooting Star and Magical are perfect for blending. Plus, they layer very well.
The first two tones of the second row are quite loose.
The shade Sweet Dreams is one of the few I don’t like. It’s loose and poorly pigmented. It looks half-transparent with a huge amount of golden particles. Water Bearer has a loose texture also, but it’s highly-pigmented and applies to my eyelid without fuss. The only thing is that it you should tap the excess amount from the brush before applying.
The shades Potion and Spark are awesome and have a great payoff with a single swirl of a brush, therefore it’s easy to overdo them! Both shades have a silky texture. By the way, the neon-red has a nice texture that reminds me of a creamy eyeshadow.
The lower row:
Kaleidoscope is a silky half-transparent pearly tone.
Elfish is a superb and highly-pigmented chocolate color. It has quite a loose texture, so I recommend you pick up a very small amount very gently, because the payoff is insane.
Moony is a highlighting shade for lighting the inner corners of the eyes and defining the area under the brows. Mermaid Boy is an intense satin hue.
I use almost all shades except for Sweet Dream in my makeup. I’m not much into its texture and big shimmering particles that fall out towards evening. You can probably solve this problem with a specific primer, however.
I apply all shimmer shades with my fingers, but first I use a concealer. I’d like to show you 3 makeups you can create with this palette. Thus, you can probably understand what to expect from this product.
Here, I used the following shades:
Without a flash
With a flash
Here, the following shades were used:
Lipstick: ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip in the shade Jay-Z + Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in the shade No. 10.
The hues I used:
Lipstick: ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip in Jay-Z.
In general, I’m pleased with the results. The palette comes in a handy compact package with nice colors. The mattes have an awesome quality. The shimmers look really fascinating, plus the price is so affordable.
In addition, the product has incredible staying power.
Here is a photo after 6 hours and as far as you can see, the foundation is already gone, but the eyeshadow stays put.
After 6 hours
I’ve been wearing this eyeshadow for 12 hours and the colors faded just a teeny bit. The product doesn’t crease even without an eyeshadow base.
The shimmer shades do actually fall out, but I think that if you use a specific primer for them, it won’t happen. However, I don’t see much point using it unless you are a makeup artist.
The matte hues do not come off so easily with water or by rubbing with fingers, but it removes easily with any makeup remover.
As for application, I recommend you tap the brush before applying or put your makeup after the eyeshadows, because they are quite dusty.
In terms of the price, it retails for $16 at the official website. I think it’s affordable. You can purchase the eyeshadows with somewhere about 8-10 hues from Max Factor, Maybelline and Loreal for such a price. These brands are quite reputable, but honestly, the quality of ColourPop is way better than these.
I would recommend this eyeshadow palette for those who are not afraid of vibrant and bright colors and love experimenting with makeup.
I give it 4 stars because of the chemical smell and some shades that leave fallout behind.
In my makeups I also used:
L'Oreal Alliance Perfect Foundation, shade 1.5.N. Linen;
ColourPop No Filter Concealer, shade Fair 05;
ETUDE HOUSE Drawing Eye Brow Pencil, shade №02;
Vivienne Sabo Cabaret Mascara;
The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer;
ColourPop Pressed Eyeshadow, shade Why Hello.
Thank you guys for reading my review!