I have spoken a lot about the Colourpop Give It To Me Straight and the In-Nude-Endo palette on my YouTube channel. I realised that I haven’t done the promised swatches here on my blog yet. So, here they are.

These palettes were released around 5-6 months back and I have had them for around 4 months. As always, I bought both of them from the Colourpop website. I think they are limited edition, but they are still available for purchase on the website. I am not going to go into detailed review in this post since I have already done a video on my channel, which I will link below the post.

IN-NUDE-ENDO PALETTE

The In-Nude-Endo palette is a 6 pan highlighting palette. It retails for USD 18 (SGD 24 approx.) and each pan contains 3.25 gm or 0.11 z of product.

I quite like the colour selection of this palette. It would work on a variety of skin tones and its also possible to mix and match the shades (not always practical, to be honest). Although I like the colour selection, I won’t be able to use all the highlighters on my face. Out of the 6 highlighters, 3 of the deeper ones will flatter my tan skin tone more than the rest. So, I have a feeling that everyone will face this issue of not being able to use all the shades.

The formula of all the highlighters are very smooth and buttery to touch. Once applied on the face, they are easy to blend out. All the highlighters can be built up to a very high shine finish and they look really smooth and intense on the face. These highlighters are supposed to have super fine pearls which give the high shine radiant glow. They are not overly shimmery but will show some very fine shimmer in certain lighting.

As per the website, the shades have been described like below.

Glad You Came: warm ivory
On the Loose: soft gold
Fine Line: silvery cream pearl
On Tempo: soft rosey taupe with highlights of gold and silver
Morning After: light peach with highlights of gold and pink
Losing Sleep: amber with gold highlights

 

GIVE IT TO ME STRAIGHT PALETTE

The Give It To Me Straight palette is one of my favourite palettes from Colourpop, shade range wise. It has a lot of warm coppery tones along with some beautiful mauves and plums. This colour scheme usually suits a lot of skin tones.

This eyeshadow palette has 12 eyeshadows and each pan has 0.85 gm or 0.03 oz of product. It retails for USD 16 (SGD 21 approx.). Very affordable.

The shades have been described on the website, as below:

Matter of Fact: pale pink
Up Front: metallic pale gold with a silvery sheen
Straight Up: metallic warm gold
BS: matte orangey brown
Frank: matte warm brown
Candid: metallic bright copper
Forthright: neutral metallic rose
Downright: matte soft pinky beige
Truth Hurts: matte peachy beige
Be Blunt: metallic rich raspberry
TMI: matte dusty burgundy
Actually: matte deepened chocolate brown

I have been using this palette for the last 3-4 months and so far I have really enjoyed working with it. I haven’t done a single look which I haven’t liked. You can do very easy to do single eyeshadow looks or even do a soft smoky eye.

There are 5 shimmer or metallic shades and 7 matte shades. The matte shades are really nicely pigmented and they blend well. Depending on how you use the matte shadows, you might find them a little powdery. I find just two shadows, “TMI” and “Actually“, more powdery than the other shadows. These two shades feel very soft and powdery in the pan and can also cause some fall-out. The rest of the matte shades are easier to work with. With this palette, always tap of the excess from the brush and consider doing the eye makeup before the base.

The shimmers are smooth and intense for the most part. Only one shade called “Fortnight” is a bit chunky and needs some time to smooth out. All the shimmers work best with the fingers in my opinion. If you want to use brushes then you might have to foil the shadows with some setting spray before applying to the eyes.

Overall, I love both the palettes I have purchased. The highlighting palette was a surprise hit as I didn’t expect the quality to be that good. The eyeshadow palette has some beautiful colours and very versatile. If you love such colours, then I will definitely recommend the eyeshadow palette as well.

I have done a detailed review of both the palettes on my channel. Here is the video link.

That’s all for this post. Hope it helped.

Cheers!