ColourPop Double Entendre Palette | First Impressions

ColourPop Double Entendre Eyeshadow Palette First Impressions

This is the week of eyeshadow first impressions at Always, Cleia. On Monday I posted my Give It To Me Straight Palette First Impressions and today’s post is a first impressions of the ColourPop Double Entendre Palette. I was obsessed with the idea of owning this palette for months before biting the bullet and ordering it. I hoped it could become my everyday palette with all the warm neutral shades. I’ll post a full review in a few weeks once I’ve had more time to play with it. Here’s my first impressions!

ColourPop Double Entedre Palette Flatlay

ColourPop Double Entendre Palette First Impressions

Double Entendre is the perfect palette for everyone! Your new go-to, your ride or die, your partner in crime – this palette holds the ultimate everyday, nude neutrals. With 12 shades, ranging from cool to warm, matte to metallic, you and this palette will be inseparable. You can never have too many nudes…

The ColourPop Double Entendre Palette is a ColourPop original (meaning it wasn’t part of a collab). It contains 12 x 0.85g eyeshadow pans in a range of warm neutral shades. Many people believe it’s a dupe for the Tartelette Toasted palette. The shades range from cool to warm nude shades in matte & metallic finishes.

Related Reading: ColourPop Double Entendre VS. Give It To Me Straight

ColourPop Double Entendre Palette


Not including the cardboard packaging the palette came in the Double Entendre has the same palette design as the I Think I Love You Palette (no longer available). It’s a nice design but as a makeup collector I don’t like that I wouldn’t be able to easily distinguish between the two palettes once I discard the cardboard box.

I expected a few more cool neutrals in the DE palette. The product description promised them and the photos of the palette online looked like it had a mix of both. Once I started playing with it I noticed that many of the shades that appeared cool to me (Nip Slip & Send Noodles in the bottom row) had a warm orange undertone. I enjoy wearing orange eyeshadow but I wasn’t counting on most of the browns to pull extra warm.

I love the ratio of mattes to metallics in this palette. The amount of mattes makes the DE palette more wearable for daytime but I can also pull in a metallic gold or bronze for evening. The three metallic shades are beautiful! I really do adore ColourPop’s metallic pressed eyeshadow formula.

There’s one shade that I believe the palette could do without, and that’s Flasher, the ivory shade in the top right hand corner. ColourPop’s Satin pressed eyeshadow shades never seem to be all that pigmented to me and don’t show up very well on my skin compared to their mattes & metallics. The slight shimmer is barely there, even after applying the shade wet. I had the same issue with Babe in the She Palette.

ColourPop Double Entendre Palette Swatches


My favourite shades in the palette are Hot Bod (Third Shade – Top Row) for it’s beautiful matte brown base with flecks of gold, Hard (Third Shade – Second Row), Draft (Fourth Shade – Second Row) and Nip Slip (Second Shade – Bottom Row).

ColourPop Double Entendre Palette Eye look

Golden Eyes

What do you think of the ColourPop Double Entendre Palette?

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  1. March 1, 2018 / 10:08 am

    Colourpop are absolutely killing it with all their palettes! And you look stunning as always x

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 1, 2018 / 10:29 pm

      Absolutely they are! Thanks Siyana ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Rebecca Allatt
    March 1, 2018 / 1:13 am

    This is such a pretty natural palette, the packaging is stunning! x

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 1, 2018 / 10:30 pm

      I haven’t tried a CP palette I haven’t liked yet xx

  3. Makeup by Erin
    February 28, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    Soooo pretty! I love Colourpop and this palette is gorgeous. It’s just too similar to my other palettes. ๐Ÿ˜ž

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 28, 2018 / 10:24 pm

      Haha! This is my first all neutral palette so I didn’t have that problem, but I can see why others might. I just want all the palettes ๐Ÿ˜ญ

      • Makeup by Erin
        March 1, 2018 / 6:09 am

        Girl, same. I just want to buy all the makeup. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  4. lifeofangela
    February 28, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    I do really love this palette, but I can see how it does have similar shades to other palettes, so not everyone might want to get it. I don’t have I Think I Love You, but that is a bit odd how it has the same packaging.

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 28, 2018 / 1:52 pm

      It’s a good palette to mix with other more vibrant palettes, I’m going to need to try it with the My Little Pony palette since that one had zero transition shades ๐Ÿ˜€
      It’s so strange! I don’t know why they would use the same palette case for both of them :S

  5. lipstickdenimandcoffee
    February 28, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    This is really pretty!

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 28, 2018 / 3:20 pm

      ColourPop makes some gorgeous palettes ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. February 28, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Ahh~~ Iโ€™m having crazy makeup FOMO right now! I have yet to try Colourpopโ€™s pressed eyeshadow formula, and I want to so bad! I see colourpop photos everywhere and itโ€™s making me so jealous!

    Btw, Cleia, your golden eye makeup looks gorgeous! I absolutely love it!

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 28, 2018 / 12:01 pm

      Once you order from ColourPop once it’s hard to stop! Their pressed formula is soooo good, it’s one of my favourites now ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thanks Linda! ๐Ÿ’• It’s good to see you back ๐Ÿ™‚

      • March 1, 2018 / 11:43 am

        Thanks Cleia! It feels good to be back! I went through your blog and saw that this was CP haul #3?!? Dang girl! I was on that CP train for a long time too!

        • AlwaysCleia
          March 1, 2018 / 10:29 pm

          To be fair my first ColourPop haul was a bunch of products they sent me by mistake. They got my order wrong and let me keep the extra ๐Ÿ˜€
          I have so many brands I want to order from this year!

          • March 4, 2018 / 1:49 am

            Me too!

  7. February 28, 2018 / 8:53 am

    How many ColourPop palettes do you own now?! Haha.
    Love the colour scheme of this palette – you’re right, it looks a lot like the Tarte Toasted palette! I think for me this has a few too many cream/ivory shades…I count 5?! They might look distinctive on fairer skintones but they’d all end up looking the same on me.

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 28, 2018 / 11:54 am

      I have four ColourPop palettes! Though one of them I received by accident ๐Ÿ˜‚
      There are a fair amount of light shades, they look fairly different on me luckily but I can see what you mean.

  8. February 28, 2018 / 8:30 am

    Great review! the shades are so pretty and I love Colourpopโ€™s eyeshadows in general but, I would never buy it cause first, I already own these shades. Second, it pisses me off that the packaging is the same as the โ€œI Think I Love Youโ€ palette :p I have it too and I can imagine that you will have hard time distinguishing both, like you said :p

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 28, 2018 / 11:57 am

      I’m getting to that point too where I don’t really “need” newer palettes because I have similar shades already ๐Ÿ˜…
      Ugh yes! It’s a huge oversight on CPs part making the two the same

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