Kathleen Lights X Colourpop Dream St Shadow Palette Review

Colourpop Dream St Palette

I know that it is very late for me to review this eyeshadow palette. I have had this palette since it was launched, but I haven’t got a chance to sit down and do the review. This Dream St Shadow is the first palette that a Youtuber, Kathleen Lights, has partnered up with Colourpop. She recently launched the second palette named Zodiac Palette. Based on the color selection, I would prefer Dream St Palette because the colors are perfect for everyday. However, is it great enough that it deserves the hype? Keep on reading.

WHAT IS IT?

Dream St Eyeshadow Palette is a collaboration between Colourpop and beautiful Youtuber Kathleen Lights. She is one of my most favorite Youtubers ever because she is so otherworldly beautiful. Colourpop explains that this palette is a super versatile warm toned nudes with rich pops of color. It contains matte, metallics, and satins finishes that are claimed to be buttery soft and easy to blend. There are 12 shadows weighed 0.85g each in this palette that Colourpop says to be highly pigmented and long-wearing. Also, all Colourpop products are cruelty free.

PACKAGING

Front Packaging
Back Packaging

I’ve got to say that the packaging is very pretty. It is made from cardboard, but it certainly doesn’t feel cheap. What I like about the packaging is its rose gold color. I love rose gold. However, because the main color is beige, it gets dirty easily. I don’t use this palette everyday, but mine is pretty bad. This palette doesn’t have a mirror. To be honest, I would prefer to get a decent mirror in my palette so that I don’t have to bring another mirror. I am the kind of person who do make up while sitting comfortably in a chair, which usually is far from vanity mirror. Also, I am shortsighted. That is why I have to hold a mirror while doing makeup. About the packaging, I think Colourpop does a clever job on putting the eyeshadow pan into the palette. It is evenly and neatly placed. What I don’t like is the naming position. The name of the eyeshadow on the left is put on the back of the rightest eyeshadow, and so on. That is a bit confusing for me.

PRICE

I bought this palette from an Indonesian online store called Belanjamimo. It costs me IDR 350.000. You can also buy it from Colourpop website for only USD 16. I don’t think this palette is a limited edition as they don’t state it on their website.

SHADE

Colourpop Dream St
Top Row
Middle Row
Bottom Row

There are 12 colors in this palette, ranging from nudes, earthy colors, to bright colors. They are also have different finishes, which are 6 matte, 5 metallics, and 1 satin. I love it when a palette name each one of the colors because it is easier to mention them. Colors with matte finish are Shooting Star, Magical, Water Bearer, Potion, Spark, and Elfish. The metallics are Star Dust, Twinkle, Sweet Dreams, Kaleidoscope, and Mermaid Boy. Meanwhile, the only satin is Moony.

I have to appreciate Colourpop and Kathleen for putting such a diversified color selection so that we can put on subtle makeup to a surprising look. We really have a lot of selection. On the formula itself, all metallics and satin are definitely my most favorites because they are so pigmented. However, I suggest to apply them with finger rather than brush because the result will be much more vibrant. As for the mattes, some of them have dry formula, especially on the dark ones. Maybe it is because I have a dry lid. I recommend using eye primer or moisten your eye lid first before putting these eyeshadow.

Here’s explanation and swatches on each color.

Shooting Star

Shooting Star is light golden matte brown. The texture is very buttery and easy to blend. I love to wear it all over the lid with shader brush. There’s not much fall out and also the color payoff is great for a subtle color.

Ingredients: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Lauryl Laurate, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 7799), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titamium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Magical

Magical is light matte yellow peach. The texture is similar with Shooting Star. It has a great color payoff. For such a pale color, surprisingly it covers eyelid evenly and blends very well. It also don’t have much fall out.

Ingredients:: Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Lauryl Laurate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Talc, Dimethiconol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Star Dust

Star Dust is metallic copper. It doesn’t have much pigmentation when applied with brush. I have to wet the brush or using finger to get a better color payoff. I prefer using finger since using wet brush will be too intense. The more intense the shadow, the more it emphasizes texture on my eyelids. It makes me look old. Also, when using finger, there is not much fall out. The texture itself is very buttery and soft.

Ingredients: Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Lauryl Laurate, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Twinkle

Twinkle is metallic rose gold. It has great pigmentation when applied with finger. The texture is buttery, similar to Star Dust. In terms of application, it also works best with finger.

Ingredients: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Stearate, Lauryl Laurate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams is metallic champagne with a hint of peachy pink. The color payoff is very sheer. I try to build it up with more layers, but it only gets chunkier and uneven. The texture is a bit drier than other metallics on the palette.

Ingredients: Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Magnesium Stearate, Lauryl Laurate, Talc, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Water Bearer

Water Bearer is matte cool teal. It looks really pretty in the pan, but it is the hardest color to apply, at least for me. It has great pigmentation, but I found it hard to blend because when I applied it to the lid, it sticks to it. I have to work very fast to blend it out. The texture itself is a bit on the drier side.

Ingredients: Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Lauryl Laurate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Talc, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethiconol, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Potion

Potion is matte medium reddish rust. The color is really opaque. It is one of the best dark matte in the palette. It also blends out really well. It is because the texture is very smooth.

Ingredients: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Lauryl Laurate, Magnesium Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Spark

Spark is bright matte red. This color also blends out pretty well. The texture is a a bit drier than Potion, but it has a really great pigmentation on the first layer.

Ingredients: Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Lauryl Laurate, Magnesium Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is unique metallic silver. At first I thought that it is a straight silver, but it is not. It slightly looks like duochrome. The texture is creamy and it is best applied with finger.

Ingredients: Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Silica, Lauryl Laurate, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Elfish

Elfish is deep matte brown. The pigmentation is really great, but it is a bit harder to blend. The texture is the driest among all. Maybe that is why it is harder to blend. It also has a bit of sparkle, but not noticeable after blending out.

Ingredients: Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Lauryl Laurate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Talc, Dimethiconol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Moony

Moony is satin champagne with a hint of soft baby pink. It is the only satin finish on the palette. I love it as a highlighter. I can even use it on other areas such as cheekbone and the tip of the nose. The texture is very smooth and applied evenly. For such a subtle color, it really has a great pigmentation.

Ingredients: Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Lauryl Laurate, Magnesium Stearate, Talc, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethiconol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide.
MAY CONTAIN: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Mermaid Boy

Mermaid Boy is  metallic deep teal. It is also a bit like duochrome. The color payoff is semi-opaque, but it is very buildable without looking streaky.  It is also best apply with finger. The texture is also very smooth.

Ingredients: Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Lauryl Laurate, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethiconol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

 

CONCLUSION

I rate this palette 4 out of 5 because the price is affordable and has a great selection of color. Most of the eyeshadow also blend well and have great pigmentation. I think it is really worth the hype. Also, if you are a fan of Kathleen Lights, you just have to get this palette.

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