If you’ve been following my blog for a long time you might remember that I reviewed the Karrueche X ColourPop She Palette near the end of 2017. Since then I’ve become a lot more familiar with wearing eyeshadow and ColourPop’s formula in general so I wanted to revisit that post and write an updated version of my ColourPop She Palette review. This is especially relevant now that Karrueche has collaborated once again with ColourPop to bring you the Brown Sugar Palette (reviewed Here) and the She palette has been restocked. Let’s revisit my ColourPop She Palette Review!
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ColourPop She Palette Review
“It’s coming up roses in soft mauve tones and buttery metallic finishes. Romantic shades make it easy to transition from sweet damsel to femme fatale.”
The ColourPop She palette contains 12 x 0.85g rose toned eyeshadows in a mix of matte, metallic & satin finishes. The Karrueche Fem Rosa She palette retails for $16USD. ColourPop products are leaping bunny certified (cruelty free).
ColourPop’s She palette is part of a makeup collaboration with Karrueche. Karrueche is an American Model, but other than that I don’t know too much about her. I don’t generally follow models so that’s my excuse. She seems really sweet however, she retweeted my Brown Sugar Palette review!
The ColourPop She Palette contains 12 eyeshadow pans and uses cardboard packaging with a magnetic closure. It doesn’t contain a mirror and is priced accordingly. My palette only has the shade names on the back but if you order it today you’ll have shade names printed under each shade which is a definite improvement.
I received this palette by accident last year, I was sent the wrong order and they let me keep the extra products at no extra charge. When I first saw it in my shipping box I was confused but also elated when I saw how stunning these shades are.
The whole pink aesthetic of this palette is beautiful. The pretty pink & red roses stamped on the front make me swoon. It looks so feminine and delicate!
This eyeshadow palette was my first introduction to ColourPop’s eyeshadows and I was impressed by how pigmented they are for the price. Today ColourPop’s formula is my absolute favourite for eyeshadows, hence I own almost every other palette. That being said this was not a good palette for a beginner. I struggled to create easy eyeshadow looks with it. I cringe when I look back at some of the looks I did back when I wrote my first review. They weren’t awful but I think these shades were intended for more dramatic eyeshadow looks and I wasn’t ready for it at the time.
The main reason I believe the She Palette was meant for intermediate skill level artists is because there are literally no “normal” transition shades. Depending on your skin tone the shade Duchess can be used as a peachy transition shade but if you are as pale as I am it’s still a stark contrast to my skin tone. I typically use browns and peachy shades in my crease but I remember having trouble working with the deeper pink shades.
Matte transition shades aside the metallic shades are very pretty. There are baby pinks, deeper pinks and even a row of purples which I love for a good purple halo eye.
The mattes in the She palette are very pigmented. Tapping out your brush will go a long way to help you build these shades slowly as opposed to slapping on a ton of colour at once. This palette was really tough for me to use as a beginner so I don’t recommend it unless you’ve been working with more pigmented shades for a while.
The Metallics are pigmented as well. They apply well with my fingers or with a flat brush. Unfortunately I found the shades Gal & Filly to be super chunky. I prefer when metallic shades are finely milled and give off a foiled appearance, not the ones that get chunks of glitter everywhere that won’t adhere to my eye properly.
I hated ColourPop’s satin shades when I first got this palette. It was only this summer that I realized that they will show up on my eyes when I apply them over concealer. I still don’t like them because the formula is too much of a hassle but Babe in the She palette is actually really pretty as a cut crease shade. Check out my second look near the end!
Fallout & Blend
I don’t have much to talk about with the mattes but those two chunky shades, Gal & Filly have a lot of fallout. They get everywhere. Do your eye makeup first if you’re wanting to use these shades, or else your concealer and foundation could possibly be ruined.
There is a little bit of kick-up in the pan from both mattes and metallics but not much. I haven’t had any trouble blending these shades, especially since upgrading my makeup brushes. If you struggle a lot with blending eyeshadows my top tip is to make sure you’re using good quality brushes and to make sure that they’re clean. Leftover pigment from previous uses can make your eyeshadow look muddy. I have an easy brush cleaning tutorial on my blog Here which requires only two things: baby shampoo and water. Easy Peasy! I also recommend cleaning sprays for a quick fix, the Sephora Citrus Spray is pretty good.
Karrueche X ColourPop She Palette
Ladylike: metallic champagne. I like using it to highlight the inner corners of my eyes.
Babe: satin light pink. Pretty as a cut crease lid shade.
Dainty: metallic lilac-pink.
Chick: metallic pale gold. I love it in the centre of my eyelids or as a highlight shade.
Mademoiselle: metallic rose gold. Can anyone say no to rose gold?
Gal: metallic copper duochrome. Fallout Central.
Empress: metallic plum. Sooo pretty!
Filly: metallic rusty copper. Fallout Central.
Dear: matte warm rose. One of the only shades that can really be a transition shade.
Missy: matte magenta. Basically a deeper version of Dear.
Damsel: matte violet. I love the purple shades the most!
Duchess: matte dusty coral. The other reasonable transition color.
Karrueche X ColourPop She Palette
This purple halo eye was one of the original looks I created with the Karrueche She Palette. I still love the colour combo but I’ve gotten much better at executing a halo eye than I was two years ago. Practice makes perfect! And I can sometimes apply false lashes properly now, these are the Chocolate & Caramel lashes from Esqido. I used the matte purple shade Damsel for the inner & outer halo with the shade Dainty in the centre.
I’m wearing the Lux Lipstick in the shade Brick.
This is a simple pink cut crease. Though it turned out to not be so simple because the concealer was doing something weird on my left eye. (aka I messed it up). But I liked this look enough to still post it, even if this isn’t the most instagramable cut crease in the world!
This pink cut crease uses the shade Babe all over my lid with the mattes Dear and Duchess in the crease. I also went ahead and borrowed Jamocha from the Brown Sugar Palette for an outer transition shade.
I wore this look to my little brother’s high school grad last week! On my lips is the Kylie Cosmetics Lipgloss in the shade Literally.
This third look uses Gal. I dealt with the chunkiness by applying it wet, it helped the shadow to hold together more on my eyelids. I’m also wearing the mattes Dear and Missy!
Did you pick up the Karrueche X ColourPop She Palette?
I hope you found my She palette review helpful. Make sure to check out my Karrueche Brown Sugar Palette review, I am absolutely obsessed with that neutral palette! I think it’s better than the She palette personally but if you love pink eyeshadow you might love this one just as much. Thank you for reading, Please subscribe to support my future ColourPop Reviews! Talk soon xx