Review of the Colourpop x Kathleen Lights So Jaded Palette

As a Christmas present from me to me I did a little Colourpop order, and on the top of my list was the Kathleen Lights So Jaded palette. I have been eyeing this palette for a few months now but couldn’t bring myself to do it until the Black Friday sale when everything was 30% off. So I got this palette for $27 so £20.60 for 30 shades!! For me I don’t have a lot of palettes which have a variety of jewel tones which are so prominent in this palette and it spoke to my soul. I have been testing this palette for over a month and I have been loving every single look I have created and I have also been so inspired by it. So here my friends is my final review of the Colourpop x Kathleen Lights So Jaded palette.

The back story..

Kathleen Lights is one of the top tier beauty youtubers and she has collaborated with Colourpop on multiple occasions over the past few years. Even before her collabs, Kathleen has been one of Colourpop’s biggest advocates and so these collaborations seem so genuine and cohesive. It is very well known that Kathleen is really passionate about Astrology, meaning of dreams and crystals. She is very interested in this holistic and new age trend and so it makes the concept of the palette much more personal and on brand.

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On 6th September, Kathleen announced the So Jaded palette in a video of hers. She discussed the idea and concept behind the palette and it is something which seems to inherently her which I love from a collaboration. This was Colourpop’s FIRST Mega Palette and so it made the launch even more exciting because it was a new collab and also a new type of product in Colourpop’s repertoire.

My first impressions..

I fell in love instantly with the palette when I saw it, I loved it but I didn’t feel like I needed it. Then a month went buy and I watched reviews and saw loads of reviews and started to really expand my taste in eyeshadow shades, and I wanted to add it to my next Colourpop order when there was a sale. I loved the idea that there are quads next to each other within the palette which could act as different looks, this just inspired me to think of all the looks I could create with the palette.

The palette itself..

  • The First Mega Palette which contains 30 shades
  • 5 different formulas: Matte, Satin, Metallic, SuperShock Shadow and Pressed Glitters.
  • 13 Mattes, 1 Satin, 1 Super Shock, Two Pressed Glitters, and 13 Metallics.
  • It has such a range of warm tones, cool tones, neutrals, bright colours and different depths of the tones throughout.

The swatches…

My Thoughts and Feelings..

When I started using this palette to create some looks I knew found it so easy to use. It was Colourpop’s dependable formula which blends easily but has a brilliant amount of colour to it. The mattes blend gorgeously with each other and I didn’t have to work with them as much as some other palettes I have, the only ones which weren’t as easy to use were the blues but they are shades which aren’t always the easiest to work with. The shimmers/Metallics work the best on a finger but also work with a damp flat brush or with a fluffy brush for a more blended look. The supershock is a great addition and is a shade which is a great topper for all shades so it adds a different texture to all of the looks you can create. I will only use this one with my finger as the heat of my hand makes it apply better than a brush.

The only controversial point of this palette is the presser glitters which aren’t actually deemed as eye safe. Now I would NEVER recommend using something eye safe so in one of my looks I used one of the glitters in a safe way which gets use of them but also doesn’t put you in danger. If you’re a bit confused, basically the glitters aren’t deemed eye safe because they are quite large glitters which could cut your eye and damage your eye sight if they get into the eye. So legally Colourpop has to disclose that they are not meant for the immediate eye area, but obviously it is down to your discretion whether you want to use these glitters in your immediate eye area. I find the glitters have significant fall out, are hard to wash away and I’m cautious with them as I don’t want to damage my eyes.

Overall I get so inspired by the palette every time I use it and I feel like I can create so many different looks without getting board of it. I find it’s good for travel, everyday and for creative looks. So if you can access Colourpop and want a palette which gives you so much in one place then go for it. It’s worth the money and I would 100% pay full price for it. There are influencer codes which you can use for 10% off and they now work on collaborations too which is amazing so if you want to knock off a few dollars you definitely can!

My Stand Out Favourite Shades:

  • Diamond
  • Garnet
  • Smokey Quartz
  • Sunstone
  • Jade
  • Alexandrite

Some codes you can use

  • KRISTI
  • KATHLEEN LIGHTS
  • SHAE
  • NICOL

The looks I’ve created..

Rose Quartz, Ametrine, Garnet and Smoky Quartz

Eyes: royal jewels, Ametrine, Garnet

Face: Turquoise, Aquamarine, Sapphire and Opal

Royals Jewels, You’re a Gem, Carnelian, Jasper and Aquamarine

Rose Quartz, you’re a gem and Onyx

You’re a gem, carnelian, Jasper, Pearl and sunstone

Geo dude, stoned, jade and tiger eye.

Jasper, Ametrine, Pearl and Diamond

Royal Jewels, Garnet, Ruby and Moonstone.

My Precious, Royal Jewels, and Diamond

Geo Dude, Jade, Stoned, Citrine, and Peridot

Geo dude, Jade, Stoned, Emerald and Peridot

Rose Quartz, Stoned, Amethyst, and Smokey Quartz.

These are all of the looks I’ve created with this palette and I’m so happy with my purchase. It is a brilliant palette and I’m so happy I have it!

What do you guys think? Do you like it? Did you not buy it? Let me know everything you think down below!

Thank you so much for reading today and I hope to see you around these parts again soon. If you’ve enjoyed my recent content then please leave me a like, comment and follow so I know! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest which are all left down below.

Alex xxx

5 Comments

  1. I totally agree with you on how inspiring this palette is and how KL did a great job in creating something that felt exciting, versatile, and genuine to her aesthetic and vibes. She could prob convince me to buy anything ….. I feel like her CP Collabs are always a new launch for the brand in terms of formula or new product types!

    As always, I love seeing all the looks you create – you’re so creative. I’m living for that galaxy look that you created!!

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