Oct 31, 2020

ColourPop That's Taupe Shadow Palette & Ultra Glossy Lip Rattler

ColourPop That's Taupe Shadow Palette swatches review

The last time when I bought from ColourPop was about 5 years ago when the brand introduced itself to the market. I have to tell you that I was utterly disappointed by them and never looked back since. However, ColourPop is one of those brands you keep seeing on SNS whether you like it or not and I even heard that the overall quality is much improved over the years. There is this one eyeshadow palette that I was particularly interested in thanks to a few friends' recommendations, so it seemed a high time to place an order when I saw the promo images of That's Taupe palette.


ColourPop That's Taupe Shadow Palette review swatches

For some reason, the color names and the packaging is all about snakes. The color story is quite awesome consisting of cool moody taupe, brown, and khaki in different textures.

ColourPop That's Taupe Shadow Palette review swatches

Really, I can't fault the colors themselves. These are something you would find from NARS eyeshadows in the old times and I appreciate that having this palette lets me experience all the different eyeshadow formulations that ColourPop offers including Super Shock Eyeshadow.

ColourPop That's Taupe Shadow Palette review swatches

Turns out, the problem is the quality yet again. The shimmers are quite nice but I can't justify the quality of the matte shades even for the affordable price. They all have enormous fallouts and go on quite patchy. When I apply them using eyeshadow brushes, they blend in just fine but soon become a muddy mess with no color distinction. I find it very interesting because the other palette that I got has better quality mattes. Maybe it is the type of pigment that went into these particular shades? I don't know.

ColourPop That's Taupe Shadow Palette review swatches


But, it wasn't the eyeshadow palette that appalled me.

ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip Rattler swatch review

I also bought lip gloss from the same collection expecting so much more since now we can find many excellent lip gloss from the drugstore ranges. This sucked so bad that I couldn't believe that ColourPop has the audacity to sell it for $7. It is a goo fragranced with a sickeningly sweet cake batter scent - something I was buying for $2 in the '90s! The Rattler Shade is a warm milky nude. It's pretty but washes me out.

ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip Rattler swatch review


I have tried this palette three times so far but I haven't come up with a really satisfying look. This was the best out of the three attempts but you will see what I mean.

ColourPop That's Taupe Shadow Palette review swatches

ColourPop That's Taupe Shadow Palette review swatches
(Do you see the dark matte shade ended up in my creases? I used an excellent eyeshadow base and this photo was taken minutes after I put them on.)

Makeup products I used for this look:
ColourPop That's Taupe Shadow Palette review swatches

I wouldn't dismiss the brand completely because as I said, I really like and enjoy the other palette (Making Mauves), but I don't think I would buy anything from ColourPop out of curiosity from now on. I would need some solid recommendations.


Thanks for being here. Have you tried ColourPop makeup? What is your experience?


*The makeup items mentioned in this post were purchased with my money. This post contains some affiliate links. Thanks for choosing to use them.




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  1. Oh I love slated!! Looks so shimmery :)
    have a great day,
    Tiziana

    www.tizianaolbrich.de

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    1. I agree! Slated is probably my favorite from this palette, too! :)

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  2. I know you didn't like the palette but I think the colors are so beautiful. I would buy the palette just from evr the beautiful swatches I think are so usable colors, in fact I already added it to the cart.

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    1. By the way, Boa and Slated were my favorite colors! 💖

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    2. I agree the colors are really pretty! It could be my preference for eyeshadow textures in general because there are so many who like ColourPop eyeshadows out there. If the colors speak to you, I'd say go for it! :D

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  3. It's such a shame that Colourpop have let you down again! The colours in the palette are nice but it's not really worth it if it's not wearable. I don't buy palettes just to look at them, and as you said, they transfer quite a lot.

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    1. At least the other palette that I got is quite nice. It's disappointing that the quality is so uneven. You'd think that after 5 years of experience and constant new releases, ColourPop figured out things, but sadly, no. ;-/

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