Colourpop Uh Huh Honey eyeshadow palette review

colourpop uh huh honey eyeshadow palette review swatch fair skin makeup look

In the spring time I filmed a video in which I showcased all 10 of my Colourpop monochromatic eyeshadow palettes. But I figured that we could also feature a full on, more in-depth review on each one of these 9-pan palettes. I am showing you the Uh Huh Honey first. Why? Because it was in my top 5 favorites and because I feel that yellow go perfectly well with the fall season. Let’s have a closer look.

Review: Colourpop Uh Huh Honey eyeshadow palette

These Colourpop 9-pan palettes retail for $12 from their official website. If you are in Europe this is the only place where you can buy Colourpop from. This is a bit of a shame as they are located in LA and this means you have to be prepared to pay custom fees as well as for shipping. That’s why I prefer to save up my Colourpop order until I have a few products I would like to get. That way I can make sure that placing the order is worth it. I would not recommend buying just one item. I personally bought all 10 of the monochromatic palettes in one go and made sure to wait for the Black Friday sale until I placed the order.

What does the Colourpop Uh Huh Honey palette have to offer?

colourpop uh huh honey eyeshadow palette review swatch fair skin makeup look

The Uh Huh Honey palette features 9 monochromatic yellow shades in a range of different formulas. You get 1 pressed glitter, 5 mattes and three shimmers. Personally I would have preferred it if the glitter were a lighter shimmer like a white with a yellow flip to it to make the palette more versatile. Then the range of shimmers vs mattes would also have been a lot better. I ended up having to repress three of the shimmers as all three had cracked in transit. These shimmer are super fragile and that’s also why this palette looks a little bit messy.

What is the color story like?

colourpop uh huh honey eyeshadow palette review swatch fair skin makeup look

It’s a yellow palette, so what do you expect? In terms of yellow palettes this is more outspoken in its yellow undertones than the Urban Decay Naked Honey. That features more browns and only two pops of yellow. I would typify this palette as a yellow palette with one neutral which would be buzz kill. My main issue with this palette: it’s too monochromatic. While I appreciate the yellows in a variety of shades, I am missing depth and dimension in the shade selection so that this can easily be turned into many different looks or that you can use these shades to create both day time appropriate as well as night time appropriate looks.

What do these shades swatch like?

colourpop uh huh honey eyeshadow palette review swatch fair skin makeup look

As you can see, the quality of this palette is outstanding. In true Colourpop fashion you get a lot of bang for your buck. Queen B is easily an exquisite shade. I am not a fan of golds, but this gold that leans a bit bronze toned is a gold after my heart. You also get enough mattes and they all blend beautifully, also on the eye. Sunburst may be the most interesting shade in the palette. This light shimmer is a great yellow toned inner corner highlight/ topper shade that can elevate any look you do. The only shade I don’t like? The pressed glitter. Colourpop’s pressed glitter formula is very flaky and just not great overall. I wish they would have put a deeper dark brown matte shade in there instead.

What does this palette look like on the eyes?

colourpop uh huh honey eyeshadow palette review swatch fair skin makeup look

Let’s talk makeup looks shall we? When I recorded my video I did a look with every palette using all 9 shades. This is the close up of the look I did with the Uh Huh Honey. I really like how it came together. The glitter really doesn’t add much to this look: I think it would have looked just as nice without it. I was pleasantly surprised by the matte yellow called sweet spot: I found it to be that perfect sunflower yellow that works really well for blending or adding a pop of brightness.

My final thoughts

colourpop uh huh honey eyeshadow palette review swatch fair skin makeup look

The Colourpop Uh Huh Honey eyeshadow palette is one that I really like. I definitely want to keep this in my collection. However, I now own quite a few of the Colourpop palettes and I feel it can get a bit repetitive. So what I plan on doing in the future is to rearrange my Colourpop palettes (excl. the Dream Street) to create custom palettes that work much better for me. I am sure that one of my Colourpop palettes has a deeper brown that I could substitute for the glitter.

Would I recommend the Colourpop Uh Huh Honey eyeshadow palette?

I really like Colourpop’s eyeshadow formula especially for how affordable they are. Whether it is worth placing an order with the US based brand is up to you. Depending on where you live and what you are looking for, they do some great products, this palette included. It’s a great way to try color or other makeup that may be out of your comfort zone. That said, if you’re in Europe placing an order can get pricey and I would definitely not place an order just for this palette in that case.

What do you think of the Uh Huh Honey palette by Colourpop?

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Esther M says:

    Hi Maaike,
    I share your feelings about this palette.
    I really like it, but could have done without the pressed glitter and would have prefered a shade to deepen up my looks. That aside, I don’t mind pulling other palettes to create a look. But if you don’t own a big collection it could be more problematic.

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      Yup! I hope to find a dark brown in my other Colourpop palettes to replace the glitter with.

  2. retrodee says:

    It’s not for me, and I definitely see what you mean about it not having any depth. The colors are really samey-samey. Also, I abhor pressed glitter! LOL!

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      I don’t like them either, but so many palettes now come with pressed glitters unfortunately.

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