ColourPop Cosmetics Double Entendre Palette - Review and Swatches
Hi, friends! It’s only a few days until I leave for Australia and I could not be more excited!! I’ve been really busy trying to get everything packed and ready to go as well as keep up with my blogging and social media posts. Blogging is so much effort, man. I admire those bloggers that are able to post every day or at least 5 times a week. I really try to post consistently and to create as much original content as I can, but it’s a lot of work! The bloggers that are able to do that really have their shit together. Maybe one day I’ll have my shit together. :) And then there’s the social media and marketing aspect of blogging… I’m trying to figure out the best way to manage everything (while having a full-time job and being just a lazy person in general), but it’s a struggle!
Side note: I’ve really been trying to up my Pinterest game, so please follow me on Pinterest! :)
So, without me continuing to ramble, the topic of today’s post is the ColourPop Cosmetics Double Entendre Eyeshadow Palette! I know I’m pretty late to the party with this review, as it was released at the start of the year, but better late than never! Plus, it’s a permanent product in ColourPop’s collection, so you can still get your hands on this little guy.
Yes, this is my second ColourPop eyeshadow palette review in a week, but girl, it seems like ColourPop is dropping new items every day – like who can really keep up?! Also, I’ve really been into ColourPop products as a whole, recently. In general, the quality is awesome, especially for how affordable all of their products are. ColourPop is just speaking to my heart right now. (Read my review of the ColourPop Fame Palette here.)
Details from colourpop.com:
Double Entendre is the perfect palette for everyone! Your new go-to, your ride or die, your partner in crime - this palette holds the ultimate everyday, nude neutrals. With 12 shades, ranging from cool to warm, matte to metallic, you and this palette will be inseparable.
You can never have too many nudes...
Highly pigmented shadow that applies evenly and feels ultra-velvety and silky. This long wearing formula contains a unique combination of softer powders which adheres easily to the eyes, gives a soft focus effect, and blends smoothly and evenly.
The palette contains 12 shades with a mixture of matte, metallic, and satin finishes.
Double Entendre’s Numbers:
12 different shadows
Net weight of each shadow: 0.85 g (0.03 oz)
Cost of each shadow: ~1.34
Net weight of entire palette: 10.2 g (0.36 oz)
Cost per gram: ~$1.57
Cost per ounce: ~$44.44
Locked & Loaded: matte pale yellow
Uninhibited: metallic deep gold
Hot Bod: matte chocolate brown with gold flecks
Flasher: satin soft ivory
Nekkid: matte pastel orange
Extra Curricular: matte burnt orange
Hard: matte deep terracotta
Draft: metallic rich rose gold
Keep it PG: metallic champagne gold
Nip Slip: matte warm saddle brown
Send Noodles: matte soft tan
Teddy Bare: matte deep chocolate brown
Side note: How about those shade names??
FIRST ROW, L-R
SECOND ROW, L-R
THIRD ROW, L-R
Before we begin, I have to mention how ironic it is that in my review of the ColourPop FAME Palette, I said that I’m not a warm-toned shadow girl, but here I am reviewing a warm-neutral palette and spoiler alert: I like it.
The shadows are packaged in a standard cardboard palette, like all other ColourPop palettes. There’s nothing fancy about the palette, but it feels well-made, sturdy, and not cheap at all. The palette is covered with a metallic copper-brown (almost rose gold?) foil-like finish, which perfectly suits the color scheme of the palette.
It comes in a pale pink cardboard box, with the title of the palette written in the same dark copper-brown metallic finish as the palette. The shade names are unfortunately not written near each shade, but are written on both the back of the palette and on the back of the cardboard box. Also, unfortunately, there is no mirror included.
A common theme I’ve been seeing amongst ColourPop pressed shadows is that the matte shades don’t swatch the best. It doesn’t have the really soft, creamy feeling when you first touch the shadow, but it’s more of a dry formula that takes a bit more work to get a nice swatch.
However, the satins and metallics swatched very nicely – super smooth, creamy, and full of color. From the first time I touched it, I had no doubt they would work amazingly.
Even though the matte shades were a bit underwhelming when swatching them, I REALLY like how they perform on the eyes. The dry-ish formula really makes it easy to control how much color gets put down.
Instead of having a super soft formula where a ton of product gets picked up on the brush and a color explosion happens when you apply it, this formula allows you to pick up just the right amount of product each time and slowly build up the color when applied.
This makes the shadows really easy to work with and keeps the ‘oh shit’ moments to a minimum. But, don’t get me wrong, even with this type of formula, the shades are still pigmented AF.
All of the mattes blend out seamlessly and they work really well together. You know how sometimes the more shadows you put down (to build up color), the harder it is to blend and it can become patchy? You’ll never have to worry about that with this palette – all of the shades blend out so easily, even the dark shades.
I am very much into these shades. The description said the shades range from cool to warm, but to me, this palette screams warm-neutral. It’s not crazy warm like the Naked Heat Palette or the Morphe 35O Palette, but it’s a more wearable warm palette that can totally be a go-to everyday palette for many people.
It’s very much a one-stop palette that you can achieve many looks with. It has three light mattes: Locked & Loaded, Nekkid, Send Noodles, two mid-tone mattes: Extra Curricular and Nip Slip, three deep mattes: Hot Bod, Hard, and Teddy Bare, three metallics: Uninhibited, Draft, and Keep it PG, and one light satin shade: Flasher.
I’ve been using this palette a lot recently and I can easily see it becoming my go-to everyday palette or my favorite palette to take traveling.
Here’s a little tutorial on the look I’ve been doing with it recently (which I love):
Transition shade (crease and slightly above crease): Send Noodles – really buff this one out
Crease: Extra Curricular – focus most of product on outer portion of crease and blend inward
Crease: Nip Slip – same as above (slowly building up the crease ensures a seamless blend)
Outer crease/outer corner: mix of Hard and Hot Bod – place on outer corner and blend into crease (dual purpose! While I start to deepen up the outer corner with this step, I also continue to build up the outer crease)
Outer corner: Teddy Bare – this goes solely on the outer corner to really deepen it up and add dimension to the lid
Lid: Any of the metallic shades, just depends how I’m feeling that day – apply with finger to create a messy half cut-crease.
Lower lash line: Teddy Bare - apply super tight to lash line from outer corner to about 3/4 of the way in
Lower lash line: mix of Hard and Hot Bod - use these two shades to blend out Teddy Bare and get rid of any harshness
Using the same brush used for the outer corner (Teddy Bare), blend out the edge between the metallic shade and the deep outer corner shade. Using the same brush used for the transition shade, blend out the top edge of the metallic shade. This is why I call it a ‘messy half cut-crease’ – it isn’t a clean line on the top of the metallic shade. I like a soft blend there. These steps create the most beautiful soft warm brown smoky eye that is still very wearable and appropriate for work.
As I mentioned just above, I use my finger to apply the metallic shades. Just like the FAME Palette and the Golden State of Mind Palette, these shadows are definitely best applied with a finger or with a wet packing brush. Using a dry brush just doesn’t give the same metallic effect and creates more fallout. Applying it with a finger or a wet brush will definitely minimize the fallout.
This palette is seriously the most perfect palette to take traveling. It’s really small, which makes it easy to pack – who likes dragging around huge palettes while traveling?! Probably no one.
As much as I love my Jaclyn Hill Palette, I always dread traveling with it (even though I do) because of the size. I always end up hand carrying it in my purse or backpack because I’m afraid it’ll crack in my luggage.
But, with this palette, it’ll be so easy to throw it in my purse! Also, the color scheme of the palette makes it the perfect palette for everyday use. I can do a light neutral look during the day and easily vamp it up to a smoky look at night.
I am definitely giving this one a 5/5. I’m so in love with it! The quality of the palette is so amazing, especially for such an affordable price. $16 for 12 shades?! You can’t get much better than that.
This palette is the perfect everyday warm-neutral palette, but is also versatile enough that you can go from day to night in an instant. With all of the warm/warm-neutral palettes on the market right now, it can be hard to decide if you REALLY need this one.
I would say if you don’t already have a warm-neutral palette or if you have not yet ventured into warm shadows, this palette would be a great place to start because it isn’t crazy warm. If you already have a warm palette, you might not need this one, unless you’re an eyeshadow palette hoarder like me!
And that’s it for my review of ColourPop’s Double Entendre Palette! Please let me know what you think of this palette down in the comments. I’d love to hear your opinion!
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