Hi everyone! Whew, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted on here hasn’t it? I’ve just been living life to the fullest & haven’t found much time to write, simple as that. Also had a mean case of writers block for a few months, that was no bueno. 😦
Anyways, I thought of the perfect way to get back into the swing of things: snag a must-have item, test it, & review the hell out of it. What better product to do that with than the highly-sought after She palette by Karrueche?
For those unfamiliar with Karrueche Tran, the gorgeous actress & model & former girlfriend of Chris Brown, she created a second collaboration with the very insta-popular makeup brand Colourpop. Her first collab called KaePop focused on neutral, nude, & gold shades. Tbh, about 3/4 of that collection isn’t the best for ultra-pale skin, so I had to pass on it unfortunately. However, her latest collection Fem Rosa, oh man. Metallic neutrals, soft mauves, & gorgeous rosy hues, this palette is a thing of beauty. Even the packaging is stunning; very understated but also on-trend. ❤ It’s no wonder this baby sold out in 15 minutes!
So, after setting 5 alarms on my iPhone to wake me up in time for the launch, does this palette live up to the social media hype? Let’s begin the review & dive into some swatches.
Honestly, after the the first two swatches I was speechless. The pigmentation of these shadows are PHENOMENAL, and all of these swatches are done without primer! This is my first pressed powder palette from Colourpop, and it certainly won’t be my last. Here’s an in depth look at the shades & their color descriptions:
Ladylike: a metallic soft ivory
Babe: a satin light peachy pink
Dainty: a metallic pinky taupe
Chick: a metallic subtle gold
Mademoiselle: a metallic rose gold
Gal: a metallic red with copper duochrome
Empress: a metallic mid-tone pink plum
Filly: a metallic rusty orange
Dear: a matte warm rose
Missy: a matte deep burgundy
Damsel: a matte smokey violet
Duchess: a matte dusty coral
Even though this palette overall is amazing, there were a few standout shades and a few misses. Although I wouldn’t even classify them as misses, they’re still pretty darn good. It’s more of a “not as up to par as the other shades in the palette” type of thing.
Hits: Dainty, Filly, Dear
All three of these shades were soft, buttery shadows pigmented beyond belief and blended incredibly well. Dainty is a gorgeous color that flatters all skintones, Filly is such a unique vibrant metallic that’s perfect for summer/fall, and Dear is the best matte in this palette. All A+’s in my book. ❤
Misses: Gal, Missy, Damsel
I know it seems crazy to have Gal on here, considering its such a gorgeous color with an amazing duo chrome effect. However, all that glitter duo chrome means it’s gonna be fallout city when applied, and if you know me you know I hateee fallout. 😦 The other two were difficult to blend and had a drier consistency than the other mattes in this palette. They even stained my fingers, which I found odd.
Currently this palette is out of stock, but Colourpop will be refilling it on Thursday, July 20th at 10 AM PST in limited quantities. The She palette retails for $16, and if you spend $20 on any of the Karrueche Collabs (Fem Rosa & KaePop) you get a free lipgloss! Who doesn’t love free makeup?
Final Thoughts: If you’re looking for a decently priced rose & coral-toned palette, you need this in your life. However, it sells out fairly quick and they are only restocking a certain quantity. I suggest being online EXACTLY at 10 am PST, maybe even a little earlier, to ensure you get one. 🙂
Click here to view the She Palette on Colourpop
Click here to view both Karrueche Tran Collabs