Colourpop Baroque Palette | Review + 3 Looks

Hey everyone! Today I have a review of the Colourpop Baroque eyeshadow palette. While not a new palette, I decided to add it to my cart when I purchased the Raw Beauty Kristi collection, and put off testing it until this month. This grey-blue colour scheme is absolutely unique to my collection so I knew I needed to get it at some point!

Packaging and First Impressions

This is one of Colourpop’s cardboard palettes. I have to admit, the floral packaging and colour scheme of dusty blues and pinks is absolutely what got me. Inside the decorative pattern continues on the lid, instead of a mirror, and the base for the pans is a matte gold.

Inside you have 9 shades ranging from blue-toned greys and charcoals to duochrome dusty pinks. Surprisingly, this palette only has two metallics! The rest of the shades are matte, however, three have glitter. I feel like if I had taken photos of the palette before I had used it, the glitter shades would have been more obvious, but you’ll see it in the swatches. These shadows have no scent.

Claims

“If it ain’t Baroque…. This rich gunmetal and navy blue palette is our moody vibe. Cool metals and icy greys in a range of matte and metallic finishes create the perfect palette for your look.”

Shades

bougie: matte pale grey
ritzy: metallic icy lavender with silvery green pinpoints
bébé: matte slate grey
secret: matte sparkle midtone blue grey with blue and silver pinpoints
noble: metallic violet purple with blue duochrome flip
etiquette: matte sparkle charcoal grey with silver pinpoints
lounge: matte deep purple
grand: matte sparkle black with purple and silver pinpoints
stunner: matte deep navy

Price and Quantity

This palette is priced at $14 USD and has 0.3 oz of product.

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! Colourpop will always likely have a better value, which is good!

Pigmentation and Performance

Overall, I would say this is a middle of the road Colourpop palette. I have tried some really excellent palettes from Colourpop, and some that aren’t as great. This one is good, but not excellent, probably due to the nature of the colour scheme and the composition of the palette in general.

First of all, the pigmentation of this palette is great. Absolutely none of the shades come across as lacking. The only thing I did notice is that Lounge didn’t actually add any purple to the look where I used it on top of another shade. It seemed to deepen the look a bit, but it still looked very blue. So, if you are wanting your look to lean a bit more purple, perhaps starting with that shade on the eye might give you a better chance, instead of layering it.

The mattes in this palette blend pretty well for shades like these. It’s well known that it’s challenging to formulate blendable blues or greys and I think Colourpop has done a good job here. The only issue is that you do get some streaking around the periphery of the look, but it’s fairly minimal. Additionally, the mattes with the microglitter perform as expected: if used dry, the glitter falls out. I actually don’t take issue with this, because this just means you basically have regular matte shades that you can use in the crease. However, I did also use them with a glitter glue and the glitter stuck really well.

The two 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, like glitter glue, which is what I always use now.

So let’s get into the eye looks and I will let you know all the shades used and my thoughts on each shade as we go through. Each look was created on a set concealer base with metallics applied on top of a glitter glue.

Shades Used
Bébé
: Crease, outer lower lash line. This is a medium charcoal grey matte with an obvious blue undertone. It blends fairly well for a blue grey, but there is still some streaking around the outer periphery of the look, no matter how hard you try to get it smooth. I would say it is better than average though, and the pigmentation is great.
Bougie: Transition and outer lower lash line. This is a light blue grey matte that is very pigmented. It’s a little too pigmented for the purpose of using it as a transition shade to blend the edges without getting a chalky pastel blue look, but it does still work for this purpose if you are super lighthanded. This shade is probably best for the lid.
Lounge: Outer corner. This is a deep grey matte with deep purple undertones. It again has great pigmentation and builds up nicely to deepen the outer corner. Although, it didn’t necessarily keep its distinctive colour when applied on top of Bébé as you can see in this particular look.
Ritzy: Inner lid and inner corner. This is a pink base with a strong green duochrome effect. As you can see on the lid you really only get a silvery green shade coming through, not pink at all. It’s stunning though!
Noble: Center lid. This is a medium pinky-red base with a strong blue duochrome effect. Again, that blue reflect really takes over on the eye, and frankly, I love it. It matches the mattes in this palette so beautifully!

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

Shades Used
Bébé
: Crease, outer lower lash line.
Stunner: Lid, lower crease and outer lower lash line. This is a deep matte navy blue with excellent pigmentation. I didn’t have too much trouble blending it into Bébé.
Etiquette: Inner lid. This is a matte charcoal grey with silver microglitter. When applied on top of a glitter glue, as done here, you get a lot of that glitter and the shade actually ended up looking much darker than expected on the eye!
Grand: Center lid. This is a black matte with silver and blue microglitter. Again I applied this shade on top of glitter glue to get that maximum glitter look and it didn’t disappoint!

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shades “Perversion” and “Mainline” are on the waterline.

Shades Used
Bébé
: Crease, outer lower lash line.
Bougie: Inner lid and outer lower lash line.
Secret: Center lid and transition. This is a dusty blue grey matte with blue microglitter. This time I applied this matte with glitter on a dry base and of course most of the glitter fell out. But, it does act as an additional matte that can be used to smooth out the crease blend, which I hadn’t tried yet.

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

Final Thoughts

Overall, I think this is a great blue/grey palette. The only way I think it could be improved would be by including a few more interesting metallics, but perhaps that’s just because metallics are what I like! I absolutely love this palette for smokey eyes. I prefer smokey eyes with some sort of a colour undertone, rather than just black. I actually bought the Blowin’ Smoke Palette at the same time as this one, and realized after the fact that I probably didn’t need both!

Did you decide to get this palette? What is your favourite smokey eye palette?

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8 thoughts on “Colourpop Baroque Palette | Review + 3 Looks

  1. Love the looks! I think the Noble duochrome shade is similar to the one in Grandeur, but I can’t really compare since I don’t have this palette to swatch. It’s nice to see some cool toned palettes come out these days x

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