ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette Review & Swatches

Sweet Talk

Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette is a new palette that contains nine eyeshadows, two Pressed Glitters, and one Pressed Pigment.  The eyeshadows were actually not quite up to snuff–they were a little more powdery, little drier to the touch, and some had more fallout or sheered out when applied; normally, I find ColourPop’s formula to be consistently high in quality with a few exceptions. By no means were the eyeshadows bad, just when you’re used to more A-level quality, B-level is a surprise.

 

Colour Pop Catch Me Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Catch Me Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Catch Me Pressed Powder Shadow
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Catch Me

Catch Me is a soft peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture. The eyeshadow applied fairly well to bare skin, but there was a bit of fallout as I diffused and blended it out. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Colour Pop Side2Side Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Side2Side Super Shock Shadow

Side2Side

Side2Side is a light-medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and flecks of pink and peach sparkle. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a smooth, emollient texture–lightly creamy but thin and more powder-like as soon as it hit my skin. It blended out easily along my skin, didn’t have fallout over time, and stayed on well for nine hours on me.

Colour Pop Garden Date Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Garden Date Pressed Powder Shadow

Garden Date

Garden Date is a bright, medium-dark coral with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff but needed a second layer or to be applied with a wet brush for full coverage. The texture felt a little drier and more loosely-pressed, and it took a bit more pressing and gentle buffing to even out the initial application, though it was blendable along the edges with little effort. It lasted nicely for eight hours on me before it started to fade visibly.

Colour Pop Work It Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Work It Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Work It Pressed Powder Shadow
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Work It

Work It is a bright tangerine with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was soft, lightly powdery in the pan, and seemed a touch on the drier side, though I didn’t have any issues with applying and blending out the eyeshadow aside from a touch of fallout. It wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Colour Pop Prima Drama Pressed Glitter

Colour Pop Prima Drama Pressed Glitter

Prima Drama

Prima Drama is a peachy mix of glitter–both finer and larger, chunkier glitter–that shifted a bit from peach to copper. When I tried to photograph this shade straight-on, it looked like teal glitter, which was inaccurate, so I only kept the swatch that represents what I saw (both straight-on, in person, and when angled). It had more medium coverage when applied with fingertips (as recommended by the brand), and it did have an emollient base, which helped the glitter to adhere to skin.

As a cheek highlighter, it definitely lost its interest when sheered out–it looked a bit textured and just didn’t catch the light as nicely as when it was worn at higher-coverage. It was better when applied over another blush or bronzer, which gave it a bit more depth and helped the glitter contrast against the underlying cheek color. There was minimal glitter that had traveled beyond where I had applied it after eight hours of wear.

It’s a new formula called Pressed Glitter, which is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” For me, my eyes can be on the more sensitive side, and I tend to be wary of glitter, so I only tested this formula on my cheeks (as a highlighter). I wish this advisory was on the palette/box that one receives (I looked but couldn’t find it); it’s only listed with the shade’s ingredient list.

Colour Pop Meadow Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Meadow Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Meadow Pressed Powder Shadow
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Meadow

Meadow is a muted, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, blendable, and a little powdery in the pan, but the color was opaque in a single layer when applied to my skin and diffused easily along the edges. It wore well for eight hours before starting to fade on me.

Early Mornin’

Early Mornin’ has a more translucent base packed with what looked like orange-gold and gold glitter, possibly some peach/pink glitter. This is another Pressed Glitter shade, which is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” It had good coverage in a single layer and applied best with fingertips for maximum payoff but also to help move and spread the product out on skin. I patted it lightly along the higher point of my cheekbone, and it looked okay, but it didn’t catch the light as well when sheered out; it was better when applied over a more noticeable blush color as a way to add extra glitz. The majority of the glitter stayed in place with only minimal travel apparent after eight hours. It was difficult to get off entirely from my skin–I tried cleansing twice, cotton swabs dipped in makeup remover, and glitter persisted (well, in various areas — it wasn’t like it was stuck to where I had applied it anymore!).

Colour Pop Dream Maker Pressed Pigment

Colour Pop Dream Maker Pressed Pigment

Colour Pop Dream Maker Pressed Pigment
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Dream Maker

Dream Maker is a bright, medium coral with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but it applied evenly and didn’t sheer out too readily. It stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before fading noticeably. FYI, this is a Pressed Pigment, which is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.”

Colour Pop ICYMI Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop ICYMI Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop ICYMI Pressed Powder Shadow
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ICYMI

ICYMI is a deep, coppery orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, velvety consistency that blended out easily on my skin. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours before it showed signs of fading.

Colour Pop Melody Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Melody Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Melody Pressed Powder Shadow
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Melody

Melody is a light-medium coral with a pink-coral base and enough gold shimmer that it ended up looking lighter and warmer-toned overall. The texture was soft and more loosely-pressed to the point that it sheered out too readily and had some fallout during application. The pigmentation was more semi-opaque and buildable. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before I noticed fading.

Colour Pop West Side Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop West Side Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop West Side Pressed Powder Shadow
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West Side

West Side is a medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, blendable texture that was slightly powdery in the pan but wasn’t prone to fallout during application. It wore well for eight hours on me before it started to show signs of wear.

Colour Pop Feel Free Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Feel Free Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Feel Free Pressed Powder Shadow
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Feel Free

Feel Free is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was moderately powdery and did sheer out a bit when applied to bare skin. There was also slight fallout if I wasn’t careful to tap off excess from my brush. It lasted well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.