The first two pressed eyeshadow palettes I tried by Colourpop were the You Had Me At Hello Palette and the Dream St. Palette that’s in collaboration with Kathleen Lights. I like Kathleen’s videos but the palettes is so beautiful in it’s design and it’s color selection, that I would have bought it anyway if I didn’t know Kathleen Lights.
The packaging has beige and reflection rose gold colors and it’s on of my favorite palette packaging I’ve seen in a while. It’s made of simple cardboard but it is pretty sturdy. The palette is sleek and small, packing it more than perfect for traveling and even to put it in your handbag.
The color selection is a combination of mainstream brown/nude colors and some original shades, making this palette very versatile. I can go for a basic nude look, go for something bold or metallic for going out, I can throw some color in it or I can be really original (for me anyway, haha) and mix several colors!
I’ve been using the palette for a while now and I’m still coming up with new eye looks. I also appreciate that this palette has a good transition shade, a good inner corner & brow bone highlighting shade, an option for a shadow eyeliner and enough options for a shimmery eye lid color. It has it all for me!
The colors are amazing! Every single shade has amazing pigmentation. The shimmery shades are creamy. The matte shades are more dry (also drier than the shades in the You Had Me At Hello palette) but they are pigmented really well and they are still easy to blend, which is most import for me. The colors are also great to build up. I like that for the matte shades because I like to build the intensity of the colors, because otherwise I might overdo it.
The shimmery shades (some are even foiled) are a dream for application because they don’t lose their shine when blended and the shine also stays strong during the day.
These are some of the looks I created with the Dream St. palette. The first one is a look Kathleen Lights made herself with her palette. You can see that there are so many looks to make with this palette. Love love love it!
If you are looking to buy one of Colourpop’s pressed shadow palettes, I totally recommend this because of how versatile it is! And also, for just $16, it’s a steal!