I stalled for the longest time before ordering any of the ColourPop pressed shadows. It seemed like making a first purchase could have the potential to release an avalanche of future buys so I put it off, and I was right to do so. I really enjoy the formula so when ColourPop held a number of site wide 20% off sales before christmas 2017 suddenly I found myself putting in a second order! Oh man.
I have enjoyed all the palettes that I have purchased from ColourPop so far, but by far the one that I have enjoyed the most for everyday wear is the ‘Double Entendre’. It has a combination of shadow formulas including 7 mattes, 3 metallic shades, 1 satin shade and one glitter shadow. It is a warm colour palette for sure and reminds me very much of the vibes coming from the Tarte Toasted palette which has been really popular.
So lets review the pros and cons of this little guy:
- Compact and travel friendly.
- 12 x 0.85g shadows.
- Sturdy cardboard packaging (which I prefer to plastic)
- The mattes blend beautifully – so easy to use!
- The metallics are really pigmented and apply beautifully with a finger or some fixing spray for a very reflective look.
- These last well on the eye.
- Budget friendly!! These retail for US$16
- The matte shades will kick up a lot of product when you dip into them. Take a light touch and tap off your brush well.
- The satin shade ‘Flasher’ lacks pigmentation and is very firmly pressed. I find it picks up better with a brush than on my finger. It is a pretty brow highlight or inner corner highlight but it is more glossy than metallic. It is a bit of a dud in my opinion.
- I don’t dig glitter shades so I’m not about ‘hot bod’ BUT the glitter does transfer well when applied so if that is your jam you may love this shade.
- Two of the three metallic shades, ‘Uninhibited’ and ‘Draft,’ are really quite similar. I would have preferred two really distinct metallic colours here.
- The shade names are pretty tragic…
- This palette has identical packaging to the ‘I think I love you’ palette: a bit annoying if you own both.
- There is no mirror included in this palette – totally not an issue for me but worth mentioning.
As a final note, these palettes are magnetic which means you can easily rearrange the shades to your own order preference OR if you own multiple 12 pan palettes you can mix and match between them. I decided to reorganise my Double Entendre palette in terms of formula and tone and it now looks like this 🙂 Just a bit more user friendly for a novice like me!
Overall, I think this is a great little palette. Excellent quality at a great price and ethically produced. If you haven’t tried the ColourPop pressed shadows I would say give them a go for sure but just know that they release new things all the time so you might be opening the door to a new addiction!!
Have a glorious day!