So yeah… it’s been 5 months!
Where have I been, you ask?
Basically, things got crazy at work and life got interrupted and I wasn’t able to post for about a month. Nothing dramatic, but for a while I was like, if I return will anyone even read my blog? And I kind of felt a little scared about that, but then I was like, “Maritza, you love this! Don’t give up! Even if the only one reading this is your mother.”
So I’m back.
See… nothing dramatic.
Anyways, I think that for my first post since my hiatus, I wanted to review something that I really LOVE. Yeah, this may be a little old news considering that these days new products are being rolled out by the hour. However, if you are like me, sometimes you sit on a purchase for a while because you either don’t have the money at the time or you are kind of waiting for the hype to die down to see if it’s something you really want because you are actually going to use it or something that you are buying just because it’s new and everyone and their mother is buying it.
Know what I mean?
The good news, I didn’t actually buy the Colourpop x Kathleen Lights Zodiac palette. It was birthday gift from my dear friend Janet, but I was planning to buy it once the hype died down.
Funny enough, one of the reasons I kind of hesitated initially was that I didn’t get the color story. I know that the color choices are driven by the zodiac, but for that reason I felt it was kind of all over the place. Also, it didn’t help that it follows the zodiac signs chronologically from left to right and sometimes the color lineup made it difficult for me to create a look.
I need a palette that almost lets me paint by numbers. Know what I mean?
However, when I put brush to hand, my eyes were immediately driven to the upper right quadrant. I love pinky, mauve tones and I knew that I could create a simple, yet smoky look, by using those four colors.
Sure enough, when I started breaking down the palette, I realized that this was easier than I thought. Maybe I’m getting better at this whole eyeshadow thing or maybe there is a weird connection between all the signs, but I suddenly started creating looks that work!
Not only was the right upper quadrant speaking to me, but I dove right in to the left upper quadrant and it’s fiery tones. Then I headed to the lower left quad and was like, “Yeah… date night!
I’m not really a fan of blue shadows overall so other than swatching them, I really haven’t played with them, but I imagine that you can create a nice, sexy look by using the last row.
For that matter, you can go left to right on any of the rows and achieve a beautiful look.
Seriously the possibilities are endless.
So color stories aside, do the shadows perform well? Yes, but not all are built the same.
The shimmers are all good and I generally don’t have any complaints, other than they can all benefit from some setting spray, which I do about 99% of the time with any shimmer.
The mattes can be hit or miss though and will require a little build up on some. The Libra and The Virgo performed beautifully. However, The Sagittarius and The Aquarius are a little patchy. Not too upset about the The Aquarius being that way, but as a purple lover, a little disappointed that The Sagittarius fell through in pigment. Don’t be deceived by the swatch above, it falls apart when you start blending.
Other than those performance issues, for $16, I feel like this is a great addition to any collection. The color selection can carry you from season to season quite nicely, which makes it a great investment.
So tell me… what’s your sign and did you like the palette?
Till next time, my friends!
2 thoughts on “Colourpop x Kathleen Lights The Zodiac Palette – Review Time”
I love this palette! I know a lot of people didn’t like the layout but I think it forces you to be more creative instead of picking the obvious choices. Almost every single look I’ve seen with this palette has been completely different! I did four looks on my blog centered around the element signs water earth wind and fire using their respective shades and I made some of my most creative looks with it 🙂
I now need to go try some of the combinations you outlined! Enjoy your palette 🙂
Thank you!!! I totally agree…the palette is way more versatile that at first glance. The stars certainly aligned on this one 🙂
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