Today’s review is all about the Colourpop That’s Taupe eyeshadow palette. Why? Because this is one of my favorite Colourpop 9-pan monochromatic palettes is why. So far many of the reviews I have featured on here are of palettes I wasn’t too sure about or that I felt a bit underwhelmed by, but I haven’t posted many reviews of Colourpop 9-pan palettes I truly love. The That’s Taupe was one that stole my heart, pretty much at first swatch. The main reason? Because it truly makes my cool toned loving heart beat a little bit faster.
Review: Colourpop That’s Taupe eyeshadow palette
As in any of Colourpop reviews I have to point out that if you are in Europe like me, Colourpop can be expensive to buy from. That is why I like to wait for sales and currently, as I am writing this, Colourpop is having a 30% off sale on their website. So if there is a chance to snatch up a few products it would be now. That said, make sure you have enough products on your wishlist before you do. This palette retails for $14 at full price which means you have a bit of a way to go before you qualify for free shipping and I find Colourpop to only be worth it if I get a sale + free shipping. Because if I am then hit with a custom’s fee it’s not that bad and you end up paying about as much as if you were living in the US and the products were not on sale.
What does this palette have to offer?
That’s Taupe is an eyeshadow palette that I knew I wanted to get the moment I laid eyes on it. It’s taupes and taupe is my favorite shade of eyeshadow. Even better: this truly is a cool toned palette which is very rare to find in the makeup world. Many palettes that a brand claims are cool toned aren’t all that cool toned if you actually have a fair skin tone like me with a cool to neutral undertone. Additionally, I feel that many brands think a cool toned palette should be grey and while this features some grey tones, it is not only that and you also get a variety of taupe shades.
What is the color story like?
The palette features 4 shimmers and 5 mattes which is almost perfect for me. There is one shade that Colourpop has had in their singles line for a while: Snake Eyes. The other shades are all unique to the palette. I love how this features some brown tones, as well as some grey tones, and some taupes that are more mauve/ plum and a bit green leaning. That means that within just 9 pans you get a full spectrum of different taupe shades which I love. And where one critique I have with many of Colourpop 9-pan palettes is that there are too many different undertones in the palette that don’t go well together, which this one I feel there is enough common ground to make all 9 shades play together.
What does the palette swatch like?
Ta-dah! Isn’t this palette gorgeous? I love how it is light enough to make it work on fair skin tones, but you also get enough deep shades that allow you to make a deeper look if you wish to do so. The mattes all feel buttery smooth and blend easily with a blending brush. The shimmers are impactful and go on well but they may need a bit of finger action for them to show up at their fullest intensity. My favorite shade has to be Constrictor which is a great shimmer with a green undertone. If you are a cool toned olive tone: this is your shade!
How does the palette apply to the lids?
If you are familiar with my reviews you will know that I like to use every shade in a palette before I review it and within this basic eye look all 9 shades have indeed been used. I love how the shades come together. The darkest shade makes for a stunning liner, the two rosy shimmers play well on the lid and the champagne shade is lovely in the inner corner. The mattes all blend well into the crease and along the lower lash line to add definition, but the look is never too dark or overpowering. On my fair skin, this is a great everyday palette that I can get so many looks out of. In fact, writing this review is making me want to go back to it immediately and do some more looks with it pronto!
My final thoughts
The Colourpop That’s Taupe is one of the palettes that really stole my heart from their 9-pan monochromatic range. Where I wanted to reorganize many of them, this is one I kept in tact as I felt it was just perfect for what I want. This is very flattering on me, the quality is great and it makes for a lovely cool toned palette at a more affordable price point. Honestly, this is one of the palettes I bought last year that really got me back into neutrals again and that is saying something!
Would I recommend the Colourpop That’s Taupe eyeshadow palette?
This palette is simply one that I think so many people can wear. If you are like me and you love neutrals it will be great, but it is also a great introductory palette if you have never tried cool tones before. I can’t stress it enough: taupes make for the best shades simply because they are so versatile and can do a lot. I wish more brands would do something like this. I would buy them all! I would mostly recommend this palette to people who are looking for a great basic neutral palette with fair to light skin tones though.