Colourpop Sweet Talk | Review + 4 Eye Looks

Hey everyone! This week for Palette Roulette Colourpop’s Sweet Talk was selected. However, since I haven’t actually ever reviewed this palette, I have decided to turn this into a full review since, hey, I have the time!

I remember when this palette came out I was dreaming about it for months. I eventually caved in and did purchase it, but for whatever reason I never ended up liking it or using it more than once or twice. I’m not quite sure what the problem was, but now I have had the chance to thoroughly test it out and actually develop some concrete feelings.

Packaging and First Impressions

This is one of Colourpop’s typical cardboard palettes. The packaging this time is exceptionally beautiful with peachy florals, gold holographic accents and old magazine-y designs. Inside the decorative pattern continues on the lid, instead of a mirror, and the base for the pans is gold holographic.

Inside you have 12 shades ranging from pinks and corals to yellow-toned neutrals and golds. There are 6 mattes, 2 metallics, 2 pressed glitters, 1 super shock shadow and 1 pressed pigment. I’m fairly happy with this ratio of finishes. In the past I have been strictly against the pressed glitters that Colourpop includes because they are not considered eye safe, but during this quarantine boredom I suppose I’ve stopped caring  and I did actually use them this time around.

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Claims

“Get our #1 best selling palette ever. ✨ A coral dream, this palette features 12 shadows and 4 finished in matte, metallic, Pressed Glitter, and our iconic Super Shock Shadow. 😱

Fun peach, vibrant coral, and a mix of self-adhering glitter toppers – create the look you want with ease. When you feel pretty, we feel pretty. 💁”

Shades

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 (small hex glitters and microglitter)
meadow: matte true coral
early mornin’: marigold glitter (just microglitter)
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

*pressed pigment

Strangely, they don’t tell us which shade is the super shock shadow.. I feel like I have heard that it is Side2Side.

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swatches 1

swatches 2
All of these shades are swatched without a primer, including the glitters

Price and Quantity

This palette is priced at $18 USD and has 0.38 oz of product. All of the pans have the same amount of product except for the super shock shadow which has 0.05 oz in the pan.

While I usually include price comparisons in my makeup reviews to other popular items on the market, I do not with lower priced items that would typically appear in a drugstore. This is because prices are not standardized between drugstore retailers. Therefore, no comparison today since Colourpop prices can’t possibly compare in a helpful way to higher end items! They will always likely have a better value, which is good!

Pigmentation and Performance

Overall, this is a pretty good Colourpop palette. I consider myself a Colourpop eyeshadow connoisseur at this point.. lol.. and I feel like I know what is great and what isn’t, for them.

Depending on your technique, the pigmentation in this palette is pretty good. The mattes for the most part are good. However, the deeper mattes like ICYMI and Free Free are not very good at building on top of other shades. Therefore, if you know you want to create a look with a good amount of depth, you need to make sure you apply the darkest shades to the lid first, and then apply and blend out lighter shades around the edges. Other than that, the performance of the mattes is great. As usual they are very easy to blend!

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The metallics are pretty standard. They aren’t too thin, but they still aren’t that extra creamy formula that I know Colourpop can do (as proven in Good Sport and Flutter By). However, they are fairly easy to work with and apply well to a tacky base. They don’t work quite as well with a brush. As for the super shock shadow, although it looks really flaky in the pan, it smooths out pretty nicely in a swatch and on the lid, although it almost looks like it cracks on the lid a bit. This is more noticeable in pictures than it is in person.

And finally, the glitters. These were surprisingly easy to work with. I do think they have some sort of medium to allow them to stick to themselves and surfaces (dimethicone is in the ingredients), but this is very minimal so they likely require a glitter glue, which is what I used. I’ll admit, I didn’t try them without a glitter glue because I just didn’t want to mess around with that.

As you may notice in the pictures below, there were some bald spots after I had applied the glitter, but I think that was just application error. It wasn’t noticeable in person. There was extremely minimal fall out while I wore the glitters which was great, but I think this is more of a testament to the performance of the glitter glue (I use NYX). I did notice some creasing, especially with Prima Drama because it has the larger glitters, but honestly this happens with most glitters.

The glitters themselves were so stunning though! I am glad I decided to use them, even though one of them is much chunkier and therefore perhaps poses more of a risk to your eyes. I did take some precautions when using them, such as only applying them to the center of my lid (I feel like inner lid and inner corner are much more dangerous) and I was careful to remove my eye makeup completely before doing my usual double cleanse (which usually takes care of my eye makeup too).

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Below are four looks that I created with this palette, detailing my experience with each shadow.

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Shades Used
Meadow:
Crease and lower lash line. This is a great coral matte that has very good pigmentation and blends beautifully.
Dream Maker:
Transition, inner lid and lower lash line. This is a light-medium pink that also has good pigmentation and blended well. 
Catch Me:
Transition and brow bone. This is a light pink matte that is a great shade to finish off a blend in the transition area. 
ICYMI:
Outer corner and crease. This is a deep terracotta matte that is a very pretty shade, but has some trouble building on top of other shades (as done here). It can add a small amount of depth when applied on top, but it performs better if it is the first shade applied to the lid.
Free Free:
Outer corner. This is a deep red-brown that does not build well at all on top of other shades, but can add a ton of depth to a look if it is applied first. In this look I did try to build it on top, so wasn’t very successful.
Prima Drama:
Center lid. This is such a pretty glitter that has both small hex glitters and microglitter. In the pan it looks peachy pink, but on the eye it looked a little more orange/gold. It applied really nicely with glitter glue, and I experienced next to no fall out with wear.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in the shade “Nude” is on the waterline.

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Shades Used
Meadow:
Crease.
Dream Maker:
Transition and lower lash line.
Catch Me:
Transition and brow bone.
ICYMI:
Outer corner.
Side2Side:
Inner lid and inner corner. This is a very pretty shimmery light pink. It applied nicely on the lid with a tacky base, but it appeared to crack on the lid and wasn’t super smooth.
Garden Date:
Center lid. This is a beautiful peachy pink and gold duochrome metallic. It is smooth but could be a little creamier. It applied best on a tacky base with your finger.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in the shade “Nude” is on the waterline.

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Shades Used
Feel Free:
Outer corner. Here I applied this shade first and you can see that it packed a huge punch compared to the first look.
West Side:
Crease. This is a medium brown with a yellow undertone that has good pigmentation and blends well.
Work It:
Crease, transition and lower lash line. This is a nice mustard yellow that again has good pigmentation and blends well.
Early Mornin’:
Center lid. This is a gold-orange microglitter. A glitter this small makes me feel a little more comfortable using it. It again adhered well to glitter glue and I noticed no fall out throughout the day wearing it.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Lucky” is on the waterline.

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Shades Used
Feel Free:
Outer corner.
ICYMI:
Outer corner and crease.
Meadow:
Crease and outer lower lash line.
Work It:
Transition and lower lash line.
Melody:
Lid. This is a pink-orange metallic that is smooth and applies well on a tacky base. Again, this shade applied best with a finger rather than a brush.
Side2Side:
Inner corner.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Lucky” is on the waterline.

Final Thoughts

Overall, this is a fairly solid Colourpop palette. The performance is pretty good, with the exception of the deeper shades not building well on top of other shades. This is unusual for Colourpop, since their deeper shades don’t usually have this issue. But, at least it is possible to get them to perform well with the right technique.

I think the main point to consider with this palette is whether you are interested in pressed glitters or not. Additionally, this palette only has two metallics, and they are fairly similar in shade. So, if you are a metallic lover and are not that interested in glitters, this one might not be for you. But, if you love corals and mattes, and maybe you are a little more adventurous and want to try glitter, this palette is pretty great for that.

Have you tried this palette? What are your thoughts?

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3 thoughts on “Colourpop Sweet Talk | Review + 4 Eye Looks

  1. All of your eye looks are beautiful! The 2nd and 4th are my favourites! This is such a pretty palette and every time I see it I ask myself if I’d like it and whilst the colours are pretty I’m not sure peachy shades suit my fair skin 😛

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  2. I’m surprised that you had such an easy time with the pressed glitter shades! I got them all over my face when I tried to wear them, and I couldn’t get them to swatch well to save my life 😆 I might need to try that nyx glitter glue! I do kind of wish they’d stop putting glitter in their palettes but I think it’s here to stay.

    That being said I’m happy they’re working for you and you were able to create so many beautiful looks with this palette! I love the super shock shadow, it looks so pretty as an inner corner highlight x

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