Finally, A Cool-Toned Palette
Most eyeshadow palettes these days are warm-toned, and people go nuts every time a new one is released. Personally, I feel rather lukewarm about warm palettes (see what I did there, hehe). I’ve dabbled with a couple, but usually end up not liking how many of the shades look on me, particularly reds, pinks, and oranges. So I was excited when ColourPop released the cool-toned Fame palette awhile back!
I actually waited months before ordering this palette. Even though at $22 Fame is quite affordable, I kept prioritizing other purchases. Recently, though, ColourPop sent me a $5 off code for filling out a survey, so I decided that it was finally Fame time. And of course, I ordered a few other items to get the free shipping. I know…spending more to get free shipping totally defeats the purpose of a discount. The psychology of shopping, ladies and gentlemen!
In addition to Fame, I got a Tapered Blending Brush ($6), Brow Boss Gel in Dark Brown ($6), and the Disney Designer Collection Ultra Glossy Lip in Boo ($6). With my $5 discount and free shipping (LOL), I spent $35 on these four items. Not bad, ColourPop…not bad!
Fame Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Folks…I am psyched to finally have Fame in my collection! Fame includes 16 pressed powder shadows in a variety of finishes: matte, satin, and metallic. With my discount, I spent $17 on Fame, which comes out to just $1.06 per shadow.
I feel like a broken record, but ColourPop’s packaging is just too cute:
Fame is comprised of 75% light and medium shades and 25% dark shades. A couple of the matte light shades, Center Stage and Delirium, pretty much blend into my skin tone. So those will actually be great for those days where I want to put something on but don’t want to look like I’m wearing makeup.
How beautiful are these colors?! I think Dazzle, Debutante, and Privy are especially pretty.
Here’s how ColourPop describes each shade:
- Center Stage: soft matte cream
- Extravaganza: metallic cool champagne
- Show Boat: satin icy pink cream
- Delirium: soft matte beige
- The Most: metallic icy rose
- Razzle: matte rosy taupe
- Dazzle: metallic iced taupe
- Stardom: matte mauve
- Celeb: matte soft lilac
- Debutante: metallic silvery lilac
- Clubhouse: matte greige plum
- Privy: metallic silvery taupe
- Posh: metallic smokey pinky plum
- Blasé: matte gunmetal
- Piece of Me: satin deep amethyst
- Lifestyle: matte smoked aubergine
Check out the swatches of the top two rows of shades on my arm (you’ll see how close Center Stage and Delirium are to my skin tone):
And here are swatches of the bottom two rows (Celeb also doesn’t show up too well on my arm):
The dark matte swatches dragged a little but we’ll see how they perform on the lid. Blasé and Lifestyle will be really good liner colors. I can’t wait to play around with this palette! Scroll down for a simple look I created using a few Fame shades.
After getting the Disney Ultra Glossy Lip in Bibbidi, I decided to add Boo to my collection as well. While I appreciate the matte lip look, I prefer a more moisturizing, shiny lip. This is my third Ultra Glossy Lip and I’m really liking the formula. Boo is a beautiful warm rose that will go very well with eye looks from the Fame palette.
I believe the Brow Boss Gel is pretty new. The packaging is reminiscent of Glossier Boy Brow, but Brow Boss costs almost a third of the price. The small brush is similar to Boy Brow as well. I’ve used this once so far and it’s a little less pigmented than Boy Brow, but overall it seems like a pretty good dupe.
And you can see the Tapered Blending Brush I bought in a couple of the photos above. I have a couple blending brushes but haven’t been thrilled with them so I figured why not spend a few bucks on another one and see how I like it? I used it to create the look I’m wearing in the below photos, and so far so good.
Below you can see me wearing Fame, Brow Boss, and Boo!
Here’s a better look at my lids:
Yet another fun ColourPop order is in the books! I’m still loving ColourPop—it’s becoming one of my most-purchased makeup brands!
Do you have the Fame palette and if so, are you a fan of it?