It probably won’t come as a surprise that I snatched the Colourpop X Kathleen Lights collab as soon as it became available or that I pretty much fell in love with it. I already knew I would before I even touched it as I loved the concept and the colors spoke to me.
If you’ve been reading my blog for even a week you’ve probably already noticed my affinity for both the brand and the beauty guru. I love them so. I’ll let you know why this collab is a must have and how to get the emerald elfish holiday look above!
I wasn’t surprised by how buttery and pigmented the shadows were as soon as I dipped into the palette. I’ve been a fan since of Colorpop’s lippies for a while. In fact, I was introduced to them by Kathleen Lights herself.
Binge watching her tutorials has actually taught me a thing or two about makeup products and introduced me to a whole new world of awesome indie and under the radar makeup.
Colourpop is hardly under the radar though, as some item in the collab collection sold out within a few hours.
You don’t have to take my word for it though, as the palette I’m reviewing was rated 4.9 by Colourpop consumers. The palette offers both wearable warm tones, which practically everyone loves, as well as unique pops of color, which are both fitting for holiday looks as well as year round.
It is truly dreamy and magical. The dreamy concept and theme was so well developed also, and I’m here for it all day.
On to the look!
I started off by priming my lids as usual with concealer. I suggest using a high coverage matte one that does a good job of cancelling out any redness, pigmentation, darkness, veins, etc. so that you have a blank, even canvas to work on and the colors show up as well as possible.
To start off I dusted Shooting Star in the crease, followed by magical. They are described as follows on Colourpop’s website:
Shooting Star: matte soft golden brown
Magical: matte yellow peach
I then used the matte dark teal emerald in the palette, water bearer, in the outer corner of my eye to deepen up the look and smoke it out. It is described as:
Water Bearer: matte cool teal
I had to use those teal colors. Like Kathleen, I’m also a water bearer and happen to love aquamarine shades. It’s so funny to me that I’m living for this palette because the first shade of eyeshadow I started wearing was a matte teal color as smoked out eyeliner when I was going through my rebellious Avril Lavigne fueled phase at 13. Lol.
I placed the shimmery teal shade, mermaid boy all over the lid with my finger and sprayed it with a little of Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray.
I used the gorgeous shimmery icy silver blue shade, Kaleidoscope in the inner corner and inner half of the eye. It’s such a unique color and I honestly don’t own anything like it, which is described as:
Kaleidoscope: metallic intense silvery nude
Lastly, I used Moony to additionally highlight the inner corner and brow bone, and it’s a satin soft baby pink.
I also purchased the Ultra Glossy Lip in Moon Child and wanted the other two but they were sold out and are now back in stock, so I better get on it.
have been using Moony and Magical or some other color in the palette almost every time I do my makeup since I got it and I’m kind of worried I will use it all up so I have to get a back up. I also layer Moon Child ove every nude lip and I’m obsessed.
I think this look is perfect for the holidays. I named it an Elfish Holiday look and Elfish is also a name in the palette btw, haha.
Love you guys and I hope you enjoyed this review and tutorial!
❤️✨✨Love and light✨✨❤️