Review: ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Dream St Palette

Hey guys! How’s it going?

Got a review for you today on the Dream St palette ColourPop did in collaboration with Kathleen Lights. This palette came out awhile ago, but I only picked it up just recently when I had a 20% off coupon from Ulta burning a hole in my pocket.

So grab yourself a snack and let’s get the party started!

Now…. I’ll be honest. I don’t watch Kathleen Lights. I used to, but then I just lost interest in her channel for some reason and I never went back. Nothing against her though. I just moved on. But I will admit this palette caught my eye back when it was released because I love warm tones and I’m a sucker for teal/turquoise shades. So, I caved.

This palette retails for $16 and comes with 12 shadows in a variety of matte, metallic, satin and duochrome finishes. The shades in the palette are:

Shooting Star: matte soft golden brown
Magical: matte yellow peach
Star Dust: metallic true copper
Twinkle: metallic true rose gold
Sweet Dreams: metallic soft champagne with a peachy pink flip
Water Bearer: matte cool teal
Potion: matte vivid reddish rust
Spark: matte neon red
Kaleidoscope: metallic intense silvery nude
Elfish: matte rich red brown
Moony: satin soft baby pink
Mermaid Boy: metallic deep teal

I really like the formula of ColourPop’s pressed shadows. They’re very soft, buttery and pigmented. They apply and blend like nobody’s business, and they have pretty good staying power. This is my first palette from CP, but I have 5 single pressed shadows I purchased a year or 2 ago (you can read my review of them here if you missed that post).

I really love the colors in this palette. You got neutrals, but then that bright neon red (looks like a bright coral to me) and those teal shades. And can we talk for a moment about Kaleidoscope? OMG. That shade has sucked me in HARD. It’s described as a “metallic intense silvery nude”, but I see hints of light teal in it. It almost reminds me of my Demure Cosmetics loose mineral shadow in Spring Fever, which is stunning. Mermaid Boy is another gorgeous duochromey (is that a word?) shade that’s kind of between MAC’s Blue-Brow pigment Makeup Geek’s duochrome shadow in Secret Garden.

So I’ve been using this palette for a couple weeks now and have come up with some really pretty looks. I wish I could show you some photos, but I completely suck at taking eye closeups. You’ll just have to take my word for it. I especially love a look I did using Potion in the crease, Elfish in the outer V and Kaleidoscope on the rest of my lid. I’ve also been loving Moony as a brow highlight.

And now…. Swatches! I apologize for the 2 different backgrounds. When I tried taking a photo of the last 2 rows with the white background, the colors didn’t look true to how they swatch in real life, but they did against the darker background. Go fig.

TOP ROW: Shooting Star, Magical, Star Dust, Twinkle

MIDDLE ROW: Sweet Dreams, Water Bearer, Potion, Spark

BOTTOM ROW: Kaleidoscope, Elfish, Moony, Mermaid Boy

So yeah I am really enjoying this palette a lot. if you like these kinds of colors and looking for something along these lines, or are a fan of ColourPop’s pressed shadows (or even just a fan of Kathleen Lights and want to support her), I definitely recommend picking this palette up. And don’t forget if you get it from Ulta, you can use their $3.50 off $15 coupons on ColourPop to save a little money.

And that should do it! Do you own this palette or is it on your wishlist?

As always, thank you all so much for reading and your support. Love you guys! I’ll see you again soon in my next post!

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3 thoughts on “Review: ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Dream St Palette

  1. I don’t watch Kathleen Lights either. I never did and tried watching her since people mention her a lot, but personally I don’t get the appeal.
    I like ColourPop’s pressed shadows a lot too – they outperform MUG shadows for me. Which is great since ColourPop is cheaper! That Kaleidoscope shade is stunning – wow! 😮 Mermaid Boy is so pretty too – I swear I own probably 5 colours similar to that duochromey (yes totally a word) shade.

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