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.
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ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palette Review
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. — ColourPop
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 Give It To Me Straight palette provided I use a primer. I love that 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 has 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
If you’re reading this post for the second time you’ll notice that all of the makeup looks have changed. I’ve been revamping all of my reviews & makeup photos because I improved so much in 2018! I still kept the same type of looks in each review, they’re just better now 😉
When re-creating makeup looks for this review I wanted to do a look with the coppery shades in the palette. This makeup look is a half cut-crease, I love the way it came out! I used Truth Hurts for my Transition shade, then deepened it with BS. Next I added dimension to the look by blending Frank and Actually into the outer corners and I cut the half-crease with concealer. The copper vibes of this cut crease were created with Candid on the outer portion of the concealer, and Up Front on the inner corners.
I’m wearing the Sugar Cookie Melted Matte Lipstick from the Too Faced Sweet Smell of Christmas Set!
Look #2: Natural Beauty
If the shades in the Give It To Me Straight palette look daunting know that you can create some great daytime looks with this eyeshadow palette. I love to play with oranges, coppers and mauve tones but sometimes I want something a bit more subtle. I wore this look out to run errands and it was perfect! It’s the perfect super cute but not overly done up eyeshadow look.
For this look I focused on a soft pink vibe. I began with Matter of Fact in my crease then built it up with Downright. I wanted a darker shade in the outer corners of my eyes but I didn’t want to go too dramatic. Frank was perfect, it added a tiny bit of depth but not so much that this wouldn’t be considered a “daytime” look anymore.
For my eyelids I pressed Downright on the outer half of my eyelid and blended it softly into the champagne shimmer Up Front. I finished off this makeup look with a soft brown ColourPop Gel Eyeliner in the shade Call Me, and the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen on my lower waterline.
My Lipstick here is a combination of the Sephora Lipstories lipstick in Brunch Date and an Ulta lipgloss in the shade Brigitte.
Look #3: Mauve Over Matter
This is an updated version of the look that I created for my Give It To Me Straight Palette First Impressions. I used the same shades in both looks! This is a mauve halo eye and I’m obsessed with it. Halo eyes are 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.
On my lips is the Ciaté Liquid Velvet Lipstick in the shade Pin Up.
Look #4: I only had one Pun with the word Mauve in it
For this GITMS makeup look I wanted a soft mauve cut-crease that also incorporated some of the copper shades. On the outermost edges of my crease I used Truth Hurts and fluffed Downright through the centre of the crease. I blended out Frank and Actually in the outer corners of my eyes. Next I carved out a half cut-crease with concealer. Normally I would use the lightest metallic shade in the palette over top of the concealer but I went darker and placed Forthright on top of the concealer. I blended it together with Be Blunt in the outer corners of my eyes.
On my lips is the ColourPop Ultra Satin Lipstick in the shade Calypso.
Which Look Is Your Favourite? Are you going to buy the Give It To Me Straight Palette?
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