The ColourPop Sweet Talk palette is possibly one of the prettiest Spring palettes that I’ve seen come out. The first time I saw it online I wasn’t entirely sold, but the more I looked at it the more appealing it was to me. After this freezing cold Canadian winter I’m really in the mood for some soft floral living coral shades. The Sweet Talk Palette contains two brand new pressed glitter shades which is something that ColourPop has never done before, AND it contains a super shock shadow in palette form. When I found out about the brand new formulas I just had to try them!
ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette Review
We won’t blame you if this becomes your new fave – create looks from soft, everyday eyes to your ultimate Spring Fling Queen glam! When you feel pretty, we feel pretty. — ColourPop
The ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette is the first ever ColourPop Pressed Powder Palette to contain 4 different eyeshadow finishes: Matte, Metallic, Super Shock and Pressed Glitter.
The Sweet Talk palette is a little more expensive than ColourPop’s other 12-pan palettes at $18USD but it contains more product. The super shock shadow contains 1.45g of product, the pressed powder shadows contain 0.9g and the pressed glitters contain 1g each. The palette as a whole contains 11.55g of product which is more than their standard 12-pan palettes which contain 10.2g. The higher pricing of the Sweet Talk palette makes sense because the originals worked out to $1.568/g while this new palette works out to $1.558/g.
Okay this packaging is soooo gorgeous!! I’m obsessed with the entire ColourPop Spring 2019 Collection just for the packaging alone. It’s sweet and floral with a touch of elegance and I can’t look away. The Sweet Talk Eyeshadow Palette doesn’t contain a mirror but it makes up for it with how pretty it is. A mirror is nice but not a necessity
The cardboard packaging and the palette itself have the same aesthetic but the designs are different. I will be keeping both! The cardboard is too pretty to throw away. You can check out my Spring ColourPop Haul to see the packaging of the lipsticks and blushes in the Spring Collection, they’re very well done.
I’ve heard people say that the Sweet Talk Palette isn’t anything special and I can see where they’re coming from. It is just pinks and neutrals with a few glittery shades. I purchased it because I was curious about the pressed glitter formula, not necessarily for the palette as a whole. Now that I have it in my hands I’m reconsidering that thinking. I know that it’s not necessarily unique and I could probably dupe a lot of these shades but they’re so perfectly arranged and the palette is so cohesive that I just love it! Even without the glitter shades I think that all of these shades are elegant and sweet and I can’t stop reaching for it.
The super shock shadow Side2Side doesn’t have a ton of colour to it. It’s more of an ethereal glitter finish but I love it! I’ve been wearing it all over the lid with one or two transition crease shades and it’s literally been my go-to look all week. Sometimes I even wear it on its own.
Pigmentation, Blend & Fallout
The formula of the pressed powder metallic & matte shades in the ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette is top notch. I’ve been experimenting with different eyeshadow formulas on and off but whenever I go back to a ColourPop palette I’m almost surprised by how smooth the formula is. Even the lightest shades in the palette are pigmented and the blend like an absolute dream.
The Super Shock Shadow, Side2Side, feels wet to the touch and adds a beautiful ethereal sparkle as an eye topper. It also looks gorgeous on it’s own. I’m glad they they included a glittery super shock shadow instead of a matte formula. I’ve tried a few individually and the glitter finishes are by far my favourite.
The mattes & metallics don’t have too much fall out, nor does the Super Shock. The glitter finishes are another story though…
NEW ColourPop Pressed Glitter Formula
These pressed glitters are NEW and are making an appearance in the Sweet Talk palette! I didn’t want to include the pressed glitters under the previous heading because I felt like these glitters are so different from the other shadows. I used these once or twice just over top of an eyeshadow primer and they were messy and hard to control. After that bad experience I went out and bought a glitter glue. I wanted to give these pressed glitters the best possible shot to perform well before posting my review.
I used the Essence Glitter glue as my glitter base. The glitters adhered to the glue much better than I expected them too. The shade Prima Drama is chunky and the glitter flecks are huge, so no matter what I did they looked bling-y and inappropriate for literally anything I was doing that day. The yellow glitter, Early Mornin’ is finer and worked better for me. I still wouldn’t wear it to work but I might for a night out.
Overall I wasn’t wowed but I’m going to chalk that up to me not being a glittery person. I generally like sparkly super shock shadows (like Side2Side from the Sweet Talk Palette) but chunky glitter flecks aren’t my thing. If you don’t mind so much and are comfortable with wearing glitter I think you’d really like ColourPop’s pressed glitters.
Sweet Talk Palette Swatches
I used the cutest Polished Vino swatch stencils I could find, these heart swatches are so adorable! I combined the glitter shades into one swatch, otherwise I couldn’t fit all the shades on my arm. The Super Shock Shadow & Pressed Glitters are underlined. Here are the shades as described by ColourPop:
Catch Me: matte pastel peach
Side2Side: warm champagne with silver and pink glitter
Garden Date: metallic coral with a gold sheen
Work It: soft matte yellow orange
Prima Drama: pale rose gold glitter with a copper and gold duochrome shift
Early Mornin’: marigold glitter
Meadow: matte true coral
Dream Maker: matte soft coral
ICYMI: matte dirty terracotta
Melody: metallic rose with a gold flip
West Side: matte camel
Feel Free: rich matte bordeaux
Sweet Talk Palette Makeup Looks
This look is craaazy pink. Pink all through the crease, then pink glitter all over the lid! I used Essence glitter glue and the pressed glitter Prima Drama but the texture wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. The glitter is so chunky! In person it was a little too much and I had to remove my eye makeup before work, which resulted in me looking like a glitter bomb went off on my face. The glitter is NOT easy to remove without getting it everywhere!
The glitter looks pretty in the photo but trust me, it was over the top in person.
Lipstick: Too Faced Mini Melted Matte Lipstick in Pumpkin Spice
This second look was more subtle. I used the peachy mattes Work It and West Side for my crease and the pink metallic shade Garden Date all over my eyelids. These soft pink shades give me all the Spring feels! This look is simple and toned down enough for work, but if I had wanted to make it more neutral I would have used the shade Melody instead of Garden Date.
Lipstick: ColourPop Lux Lipstick in Flower SZN
My go to Sweet Talk Palette makeup look is very simple. I press the super shock shadow Side2Side all over my eyelids, then add some brown eyeliner and mascara. It’s basic but hey, it works! It’s so crazy to me uploading a look without false lashes. Now that I photograph with them I think that natural lashes look so bare. But it’s the way I go about my day so whatever.
Lipstick: ColourPop Lux Lipstick in Brick
I had to show off the second pressed glitter in the Sweet Talk Palette. The yellow glitter is finer than Prima Drama and looks much nicer on the eyes in my opinion. After being really unhappy with the pink glitter Early Mornin’ was a pleasant surprise. You can check out my YouTube Channel for the tutorial on this look!
Lipstick: ColourPop Lux Lipstick in Flower SZN
The bottom line is that that the ColourPop Sweet Talk Eyeshadow Palette is good. The shadows perform really well for the most part, my only complaint is that Prima Drama is so chunky. Glitter isn’t for me, but it was fun trying it out for the sake of this review.
A lot of my looks have turned out somewhat similar, which is to be expected when most of the shades are in the same colour family. I don’t regret my purchase but I can see how that could be a deal breaker for some people.
Did you pick up the ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette?
Thanks for reading!! I had a lot of fun coming up with these looks. I need to get a ring light sooner or later so I can move into my actual office for filming/taking photos, for now everything will be photographed in my bathroom because that’s where the lighting is best. If you liked this post please subscribe to my blog! xx