Over the last four years, ColourPop experienced one of the biggest beauty come-ups due to the brand’s affordable prices, quality products, and constant releases. The brand frequently collaborates with some of the biggest beauty influencers from Kathleen Lights to Bretman Rock and Makeup Shayla.
ColourPop’s most recent collab is with beauty influencer, Karen Gonzalez, otherwise known as iluvsarahii. She is most well known for her flawless, Insta-glam makeup and is one of my favorite influencers on Instagram.
When I saw the ColourPop x iluvsarahii Through My Eyes Palette I was entranced by the mix of warm-toned oranges and cool greens. Please keep reading for my review of the ColourPop x iLuvSarahii collaboration.
ColourPop x Iluvsarahii Through My Eyes Palette Price & Packaging
ColourPop x ILUVSARAHIII Through My Eyes Palette retails for $23.00 USD and is sold on ColourPop.com.
In addition to the Through My Eyes Palette, ILUVSARAHII and ColourPop released two nude liquid lipsticks and a gloss. You can purchase the entire bundle, which comes with a custom kaleidoscope, for $55.00 USD.
The design of the outer box of the ColourPop x iluvsarahii Through My Eyes Palette is captivating. The box is a trippy, orange-hued kaleidoscope pattern featuring Karen’s eyes.
However, the box hugged the palette too tightly. I struggled to get the palette out of the box without tearing the outer packaging.
The ColourPop Through My Eyes’ palette packaging is mesmerizing due to the gorgeous emerald hues and intricate kaleidoscope detailing. Also, the packaging is made out of a sturdy cardboard material.
I appreciate the large mirror inside the ColourPop x Iluvsarahii Palette. Also, I appreciate the clearly labeled shade names in the palette.
ColourPop x Iluvsarahii Through My Eyes Palette Claims
ColorPop claims that this 16-pan palette will help wearers to express their individuality. The green and orange tones of the ColourPop Through My Eyes palette are hyped as being “ahead of the curve with the trendiest shades.”
The brand promises pressed shadows will apply evenly and last the eyes. The shadows are further described as feeling “ultra-velvety and silky.”
Ingredients & CF Status
The shadows in the ColourPop x Iluvsarahii palette contain Talc. Also, the shades Mesmer-Eyes, Lomo, Divina, and Missbehave are “Not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” Pressed pigments are often labeled this way due to the pigments and dyes used to give shades certain hues.
The ColourPop Through My Eyes Palette was manufactured in the United States. ColourPop is Cruelty-Free.
ColourPop x Iluvsarahii Through My Eyes Swatches
Although swatches are not always perfect, they can give clues regarding a product’s pigmentation and ability to blend.
I’ve swatched each row in the ColourPop x Iluvsarahii Through My Eyes palette using both my fingers and a brush. In each photo, the top swipe is the finger swatch and the bottom swip is the brush swatch.
Row 1 | Lucido (metallic light gold), Wild Soul (dusty mustard yellow), Mesmer-Eyez (metallic gold orange), Sandalwood (matte soft light beige)
- Lucido and Mesmer-Eyez glided across my arm.
- Mesmer-Eyez crumbled and produced fallout.
- Wild Soul felt dry.
Row 2 | In a Wink (matte soft pastel peach), Euphoric (matte bright true orange), Canela: (matte soft terracotta sprinkled with gold glitter), Lomo (metallic bright coral red)
- Euphoric felt dry, but swatched well.
- Lomo stained my arm, which indicates that this shadow should be long-wearing.
Row 3|Emerald Dream (metallic vivid emerald green), Muze (metallic bright warm gold sprinkled with silver glitter), Divina (matte deep blackberry), Flecks (metallic icy taupe packed with silver glitter)
- Emerald Dream shade was non-existent when brush swatched.
- Muse swatched like a dream.
- Divina was dry, applied patchily, and did not blend.
Row 4 | Nostalgia (matte mid-tone warm rose), Moody (matte rich forest green), Nocturne (metallic rosy red), Missbehave (matte rich wine red)
- Nostalgia was patchy.
- Missbehave felt dry but swatched fine.
- Nocturn is stunning, but produces a lot of fallout.
ColourPop x Iluvsarahii Through My Eyes Application & Wear-time
After having such mixed results with the swatches, I was apprehensive about how the Through My Eyes palette would apply on the eyes.
I wanted to test as many shades in this palette as possible given the inconsistent formula. After creating a few looks, my views are still mixed.
Look #1: Reddish, Orange Smokey Eye
To start, I buffed Sandalwood and I’m a Wink just above my crease. Then, I worked Euphoric into the middle of my crease. Missbehave was stamped onto the outer portion of my eye.
I took a flat, dense shader brush to pack Nocturne onto the center of the lid. I softened the edges with Lomo. Then, I packed Mesmer-Eyez on the eye with minimal fallout. Using my fingers, I patted Lucido into the inner corner of the eye.
To bring the entire look together, I blended Euphoric and Missbehave into the crease to soften the upper edges of Nocturne. I deepened the look by stamping Divina into the outer-V. Be aware, this shade was difficult to blend and applied patchily.
I blended Warm Soul across the lower lash line. Then, I deepened the outer-corner with Euphoric. Finally, I highlighted my brow bone with Lucido.
I impressed by the overall ease of application and pigmentation of these shadows. These colors lasted for 8+ hours without creasing or fading.
Look #2: Emerald Smokey Eye
First, I blended Sandalwood and Wild Soul into the crease. Then, buffed Moody into the crease and outer corner of the eyes. Moody was patchy and blended into nothing. Also, it didn’t play well with other mattes in the palette.
Given my struggles swatching Emerald Dream, I was anxious to try this shadow on my eye. Emerald Dream was buildable with a brush, but was best applied with a finger. I used my finger to tap Mesmer-Eyez to add a gradient effect to the eye.
I attempted to add depth to the look by applying Flecks to the outer corner of the eye. Sadly, this shadow was not pigmented.
The most frustrating thing about this second look was how quickly the shadows creased. I was embarrassed to be out in public with such creasy shadows.
Final Thoughts on the ColourPop x ILUVSARAHII Palette
The ColourPop x iLuvSarahii palette is on-trend but is in not “ahead of the curve.” It is a warm-toned palette with a few pops of green. Many 2018 palette releases followed this trend.
Personally, I did not own a neutral palette with a pop of green, but anyone with a large collection would likely own a palette like this one. A common complaint about the ColourPop Through My Eyes Palette was its similarity to the Kathleen Lights Dream St. Palette.
Most of the shadows wore beautifully on the eye. I wasn’t super disappointed that a few of the deeper matte shades were duds. Ultimately, I was impressed by the quality of the palette for the affordable price point.
Would I recommend this palette?
I recommend the ColourPop x iLuvSarahii Palette to fans of Karen, as well as anyone looking for a neutral palette with pops of green. However, if you already own the Dream St. Palette, I would skip the Through My Eyes Palette. Buyers beware: the greens in this palette do not live up to the hype.
Did you enjoy my review of the ColourPop x Iluvsarahii Through My Eyes Palette Collaboration? Check out my reviews of the ColourPop Double Rainbow Kit, the ColourPop x Disney Villains Collaboration, or the ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette.
Are you ballin’ on a budget? Read my reviews of the Milani Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Palette and the Milani Eyeshadow Primer.
Have you tried ColourPop’s pressed eyeshadows before? What do you think of this color story? Let me know in the comments below.