ColourPop Give It To Me Straight | First Impressions

Give it to me straight first impressionsI asked on instagram if you guys would like to read my first impressions on the ColourPop Give It To Me Straight, Double Entendre & Juvia’s Place Nubian 2 Palettes. I got a very positive response so I decided to write them all! The Give It To Me Straight Palette from my Recent ColourPop Haul was requested first so today’s post is an abbreviated first impressions/review on the GITMS. I will be posting an in-depth review once I’ve had more time to play with it.

Give It To Me Straight Palette

ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palette
First Impressions

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 containsΒ 12 x 0.85g shades in a selection of copper and mauve mattes and metallics.

ColourPop Give It To Me Straight | First Impressions


The ColourPop Give It To Me Straight palette has light pink packaging so it’s going to get dirty fast. On the other hand I love that ColourPop has started printing shade names directly below the pans in addition to the back of the palette. I’m actually remembering the names of each shade now!

The pressed formula hasn’t changed, I’m still loving ColourPop’s matte & metallic shades. The quality is honestly so good! I’m happy that the GITMS palette has more mattes than previous CP palettes I own. I can create an all matte look with the shades provided or play with the metallics.

Give It To Me Straight is marketed as a mauve toned palette, but now that I’ve played around with it a bit more I’m noticing that there are almost as many coppery/bronze shades as mauves. It’s kind of like a combination of the Fem Rosa SHE Palette and the Double Entendre. I wish that the lightest shade in the palette was a white to set my primer, but it’s got a very noticeable pink undertone.

ColourPop Give It To Me Straight | First Impressions | Swatches

ColourPop Give It To Me Straight | First Impressions


All these shades are swatched without a primer. I will go into full detail about each shade when I post my review. My Favourite shades in the ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palette are Straight Up (Third Shade – Top Row), Downright (Last Shade – Middle Row), Be Blunt (Second Shade – Bottom Row) and TMI (Third Shade – Bottom Row).

ColourPop Give It To Me Straight - Mauve Over Matter Eye Look

Smokey Mauve Halo Eye

Did you pick up the ColourPop GITMS palette?

Thanks for reading! This is a first impressions of the GITMS palette but you can now read my full review. I also have full reviews of the ColourPop Double Entendre & Juvia’s Place Nubian 2 palettes up now.

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  1. February 28, 2018 / 11:53 am

    Another beautiful eye makeup look!

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 28, 2018 / 12:02 pm

      Thank you! 😊

  2. February 28, 2018 / 3:35 am

    I almost got this palette but went with single eyeshadows instead because I saw the swatches and realized I have most of those shades but it looks really nice on the eyes πŸ™‚

  3. February 27, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    Such dreamy colours 😍

  4. Makeup by Erin
    February 26, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    I looove the look of this palette, but it’s just so similar to every other palette I own. I don’t know if I’ll end up buying it or not. πŸ™ˆ

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 26, 2018 / 8:54 pm

      haha that becomes a problem after a while! When I didn’t own a lot of palettes that wasn’t a consideration but it is now for sure. Honestly the neutral coppery/bronzey shades aren’t anything new but I do really love the mauvey shades in the bottom row, I’m reaching for them a lot.

      • Makeup by Erin
        February 26, 2018 / 9:44 pm

        I know exactly what you mean! Haha, it’s hard when you start growing your collection and you buy the same things! The mauves look amazing!

  5. February 26, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    I love copper/bronze eyeshadow shades & colourpop is absolutely wonderful! love that you included a makeup look and swatches! so helpful πŸ™‚

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 26, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      Thank you so much for reading! 😊 I always try to do swatches & a few makeup looks, I’ve been doing three looks for my full reviews lately 😁

      • February 26, 2018 / 1:44 pm

        good for you girl! I always really appreciate that with posts like this. so much easier if you can see the shadows in action!

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 26, 2018 / 11:22 am

      Thanks Mare! 😊

  6. February 26, 2018 / 11:04 am

    I like how this one has a lot more lighter β€˜neutral’ colours than the Double entendre. You came up with a lovely look as always πŸ˜€

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 26, 2018 / 1:33 pm

      I think I’m liking this one more than the double Entendre for that exact reason. The DE palette is still nice, but this one ended up being more wearable for me! I hope you’re loving the DE palette you got!

      • February 26, 2018 / 1:50 pm

        I do love the DE, but now you have me eyeing up Give It to Me straight too haha!

  7. February 26, 2018 / 10:20 am

    I was so tempted to buy this palette during my ColourPop haul, but I had to restrain myself from getting it because I already have too many neutral palettes. I love the good mix of shimmer and matte shades. Straight Up, Forthright, and Be Blunt look gorgeous!

    Would love to see the first impressions of the Double Entendre palette first

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 26, 2018 / 11:21 am

      I’m getting to that point too. I didn’t need this palette, but there are a few shades that weren’t like anything I already had. After using the MLP & She palettes the ratio of Mattes to metallics is refreshing!

      That will be Wednesdays post this week! 😁

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