Is the ColourPop x ILUVSARAHII Through My Eyes Palette Bad or Rad?! Review + 2 Looks

ColourPop ILuvSarahii Through My Eyes Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches, and Demo

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.

ColourPop x ILuvSarahii Through My Eyes Palette

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 Palette - First Impression Review

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.

ColourPop x ILuvSarahii Through My Eyes Demo

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

YIKES!

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.

ColourPop x ILuvSarahii Through My Eyes Eyeshadow Palette - Emerald Green Look
Emerald Green Eyeshadow Demo

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.

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ColourPop x ILuvSarahii Through My Eyes Palette Review

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.

38 thoughts on “Is the ColourPop x ILUVSARAHII Through My Eyes Palette Bad or Rad?! Review + 2 Looks

      1. I’m super cautious (and rubbish) when it comes to eyeshadow but find an orange eyeshadow can be really easy and flattering ☺️ Love seeing other people’s creations

  1. Loving these colors ! & 23.00 isn’t a bad price at all for this pallet !! Thanks for the review because I’m actually gonna need to buy some more makeup soon anyway! My stash is getting low lol!

  2. I do like the colours and the packaging! It’s a shame there was some fallout though! I love the orange smokey eye look on you! It’s such a standout look. This makes me feel like I should experiment more with makeup!

    1. Thank you so much!! I had SO much fun with that look and have definitely returned to playing with vibrant colors on my eyes. With your killer sense of style, I can only imagine the makeup looks you’d create! <3

  3. I love CP eyeshadows, I have a bunch of singles and they hardly ever disappoint. As you said, it’s yet another neutral/warm palette with a pop of green or blue, but you can’t blame them for going with the trends.
    I’m very interested in their latest palette called It’s My Pleasure. It’s full of lavenders, purples and mauves. Have you seen it?

    1. Yes, totally – for me this palette’s color story worked out since I hadn’t yet grabbed a palette like this in 2018.

      And YES!! I’ve been eyeing that palette, along with Ooh La La … AND the BFF Mascaras lol!! I keep putting items in my shopping cart and then stopping myself. But I may end up picking up some of those items later this week, since i’m 100% planning on grabbing some of the Kathleen Lights Zodiac pigments when they launch! 😀

  4. Ahhh the colours in this palette are so intriguing, I’ve actually never bought an eyeshadow palette from CP (mainly due to the insane shipping costs to Aus…)! This palette kinda tempts me, but I know deep down I’d probably get most use out of the top two rows rather than the bottom two, and I mainly have most of the colours in the top two rows in other palettes anyway! Great review though, very thorough and detailed!! xx

  5. What an amazing in depth and thorough review!! I loved the orange/red look you did! I’m dying to try colour pop but we have to pay so much in shipping and customs to get it delivered in the UK! 😢 xx

    1. The n you so much, Laura! 💜 It was so fun playing with this palette!! And that is such a bummer about shipping costs – hopefully one day soon they’ll become more readily available in the UK!

  6. Hi and thank you for the review. I was just starting to see CP in my area but haven’t tried them. I’m in love with Tarte and Huda palettes at the moment. However, everyone is putting out nude palettes and I want some jewel tones! I wish I could find a green blue palette to play with. Thx for the comprehensive review!

    1. Thank you so much for this thoughtful comment, Michelle! <3 Do you have a favorite Huda Palette? I've just bought the Smokey Obsessions Palette, but haven't had any time to play with it yet.

      I've heard good things about the Blue and Green Huda Obsessions palettes, but I definitely wish there were more out there to play with since so many brands seem to just be adding blue or green as a "pop" color in warm or neutral-toned palettes.

  7. Lovely review! You always do so well and give such a thorough review on products. I’ve only had a couple of ColourPop liquid lipsticks, and they did well… until they didn’t. One would go patchy very quickly, and I think the other dried out after a while. To be fair, for the price you pay, it doesn’t have a bad run. I’ve stayed away from their eyeshadows so far because I haven’t been sure if they’re worth the ordering effort. After this review, I’ll probably just stick to investing in other palettes.

    1. Thanks, girl! <3 You're review on the Dior products was SO great – now I want to grab that face palette lol!

      And yes, I've heard very mixed reviews on the CP liquid lipsticks. I actually ended up purchasing a few more palettes from CP because I think they're good quality for the price, but CP can definitely be a a mixed bag. I will say that I do REALLY like the Supershock Shadows though – so if you're thinking of trying any of their eye products, those would be my top recommendation. BUT if you're ever on the fence, wait until they have a sale because then everything is even cheaper!!

      1. Ohhh! I’ll definitely need to look into the Supershock Shadows then. I usually stick to ABH palettes because they seem to work well on my oily lids, so if they’re able to work through that, then they sound like serious contenders for a spot in my collection.

      2. So I always wear an eye primer so I’m not sure how they’d wear on their own (because of how oily my lids are lol) but these shadows are like $5.00 and can be easily applied with a finger so I really like them on days when I want to wear a one-shadow look! ☺️

    1. Hi B. <3 Thank you for your comment! I really enjoyed writing this post and I'm glad you like the shades! ColourPop is such a fun brand with a huge variety of products.

      Wishing you the best weekend! <3

  8. Oh my gosh, such a shame that the green shades performed so badly. This palette is gorgeous & I love the red smokey eye you created! Great review 🙂 thanks for sharing your honest thoughts with us!

    1. Thank you so much for this thoughtful comment! <3 It was definitely a bummer that the greens didn't work out, but overall I'm pretty happy with the palette and I'm having fun playing with the reds and oranges.

  9. I LOVE this thorough review!! You swatches are perfect and I love those eye looks that you put together. Especially the yellow / green one, so pretty! I agree that it isn’t exactly ahead of its time but the eyeshadows do perform well – very similar to other ColourPop palettes!

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