Are you sick of ColourPop reviews yet!? I really hope not, I’ve been loving writing these reviews and creating makeup looks with each palette. I posted my ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palette First Impressions two weeks ago with the promise of a full review to come. Well, here it is!
Mauve has been all the rage lately since the Huda Mauve Obsessions palette came out. I loved the colour scheme but at $35 I couldn’t justify such a tiny palette. The Give It To Me Straight Palette has a similar mauve-y vibe, though it’s by no means a dupe for the Huda palette.
ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palette
We’ll be frank, this is our favorite palette yet. Full of warm coppers and rich, romantic mauves, it complements multiple skin tones and satisfies all your moods. Includes 7 buttery mattes and 5 intense metallics that can be used wet or dry.
The Give It To Me Straight Palette by ColourPop contains 12 x 0.85g shades in a selection of copper and mauve mattes and metallics. ColourPop is Cruelty Free.
The ColourPop Give It To Me Straight eyeshadow palette is the same size as all the other CP 12 pan eyeshadow palettes and fits in the palm of my hand. The lid has a magnetic closure and contains no mirror.
The design of the palette is simple compared to some of the other palettes CP has come out with like the My Little Pony or She Palette. The cardboard packaging is a pinkish white with “Give It To Me Straight” printed in rose gold on the front. I’m going to have a hard time keeping the white inside of the palette clean.
I’m thrilled that ColourPop finally took the hint and printed the shade names under each pan as well as on the back. It’s frustrating trying to review a palette and needing to flip it over all the time to see the shade names! I associate names with the shades much easier when they’re printed beneath each pan.
This palette was marketed as being a mauve palette but once I started playing with it I noticed that there are just as many coppery brown shades as mauve. Honestly it’s a slightly odd combination in my opinion. When I use the palette I tend to use only the coppers or only the mauves.
I’m happy that there are so many mattes in the palette. The She palette only had three mattes so having seven is a huge step up into making the GITMS more wearable for everyday. There are still five metallics to transition for an evening/going out look.
Pigmentation, Fallout & Blend
The pigmentation is great for most of the shades in the palette provided I use a primer. I love that the Give It To Me Straight only has mattes and metallic/shimmer shades. I’ve mentioned in previous reviews that I’m not a fan of the ColourPop’s satin formula so I was glad that there aren’t any satin shades in here! Up Front, the metallic white gold in the top row was the only truly disappointing shade for me. I need to apply it wet to make it last and even then it’s just not quite on par with the other metallic shades.
There are a few metallic/glitter shades that have a lot of fallout. It’s not a big issue for me because I do my eye makeup before applying foundation & concealer but I can see how it could be a problem for some. When I apply the shades Be Blunt & Forthright I have so much glitter under my eyes afterwards that I have to use a makeup remover wipe! The matte shades don’t have any fall out issues besides a small amount of kick up in the pan.
Though some of the shades didn’t swatch as beautifully as I would like on my arm they do apply nicely to my eyes and they build and blend quite well. The formula is on par with any of the other CP palettes I’ve used, which are currently the She, My Little Pony and Double Entendre palettes.
Matter of Fact: The lightest shade in the palette. It’s a matte with strong pink undertones.
Up Front: White gold metallic. Needs Fix + or similar on me to stay all day.
Straight Up: Bronze/Copper metallic. This shade is stunning!
BS: Matte Based Copper with Gold Flecks. The gold flecks disappear when I tap out my brush.
Frank: Warm Matte Brown. I use this shade in the outer corners for a natural look.
Candid: Metallic Copper. This shade is WOW. It really pops on the lid.
Forthright: Glittery Metallic Rose. This shade is a bit chunky when applied, it’s best used wet to keep the glitter from getting everywhere.
Downright: Matte Pinky Beige. This is THE perfect transition shade for every mauve toned look I create with this platte. It’s so pigmented and so pretty!
Truth Hurts: Matte Orange/Peach. The name reminds me of the theme song from Pretty Little Liars xD This is my transition for any copper based looks I create using GITMS.
Be Blunt: Metallic Purple/Mauve. This shade is so beautiful! It’s the perfect outer corner shade when you’re playing with mauve.
TMI: Matte dusty purple. OMG I freaking love this shade! If it was a Supershock single or a pressed single I would buy it over and over. I’m absolutely obsessed with TMI.
Actually: Matte Chocolatey Raspberry Brown. This shade is a deep brown but it had a raspberry undertone. This shade pulls together all the mauves when used to deepen the outer corners or crease and it blends really well despite how poorly it swatched.
Look #1: Creamsicle
This is a burnt orange halo eye I came up with one night while brainstorming looks. I’ve worn it a few times since then, I really like how it turned out! I set my eye Primer with Matter Of Fact then blended Truth Hurts into the crease. Next I took BS and packed it all over the inner & outer thirds of my eyelids. After that I applied a little bit of Frank to the outer corners and blended in with Truth Hurts & BS. In the middle of the lid I pressed on a blend of Straight Up and Up Front.
Look #2: Natural Beauty
If the shades in the Give It To Me Straight palette look daunting know that you can create some really nice daytime looks with this palette. I love to dip into the oranges, coppers and mauve tones but sometimes I like something a bit more subtle. I wore this look on Sunday when daylight savings time kicked in and I was feeling like wearing a natural look.
First I set my primer with Secret Boudoir from the Sephora Sunbleached Filter Palette. Matter Of Fact is a bit too pink as an all over shade for the look I wanted. I used it in the crease though mixed with Downright. Next I pressed the shade Frank onto the outer third of my eyelids and blended into the crease.
To deepen the outer corners I took the shade actually and very softly blended it into Frank. I then took a dab of ColourPop No Filter Concealer and carved a very soft half cut crease and pressed Matter of Fact on top of the concealer. I couldn’t leave it alone so I took a medium shader brush and applied Up Front wet and blending it into Frank. It sounds like a lot of work but the end result was very soft and natural looking despite the shimmer I packed on the lid!
Look #3: Mauve Over Matter
This is the look that I created for my First Impressions blog post. It’s basically a mauve version of the Creamsicle Halo Eye Look I did above. I love halo eyes so much, they’re so easy to do compared to a cut crease and look like you put in a lot of effort! In this look I used the shades Matter of Fact, Downright, TMI, Be Blunt, Actually, and Up Front.
Look #4: I only had one Pun with the word Mauve in it
Totally different lighting here, I took the photo in a different room! Let’s ignore my unruly hair… This is a slightly softer version of the look above. I used all the same shades as the previous look but instead of applying Up Front in the centre of the lid I used Straight up to create the halo effect. Straight up is bronzier shade and it changes how the look pulls together.
Which Look Is Your Favourite and are you going to buy the ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palette?
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