Colourpop Brown Sugar Eyeshadow Palette | Review

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This eyeshadow palette has been laying around in my drawer for a while now and recently I rediscovered it. I found out that I didn’t write about it yet. After testing it for a while, I’m ready to give you my thoughts on the Colourpop Brown Sugar Eyeshadow Palette. 

I’m not really sure why I forget about this palette. I think it’s because it came in a period where I received a lot of packages and I just put it away. I know, it’s pretty bad lol! But I’m glad I rediscovered it recently so I’m still able to share my thoughts. In today’s blog post, I’m reviewing the Colourpop Brown Sugar Eyeshadow Palette which was a part of a collab, I believe with Karrueche. I just really liked the colors, as you know I’m a neutral shade b*itch. The palette has some pretty mattes and metallics in it. Moreover, I also really like Colourpop’s eyeshadow palettes and singles so I had to buy this. 

Colourpop Brown Sugar Eyeshadow Palette

Colourpop Brown Sugar Eyeshadow Palette | Review

Here’s the palette we’re talking about today. The packaging has some sort of glitter in it, which makes it look like the palette is super dirty but it isn’t. The colors in this palette are very pretty and very nice for a daytime look. Henna seems a bit off to me since it’s a bit cooler toned but it matches the metallic shade Sauté. 

Overall, just a nice looking palette with neutrals. Is it super special? I don’t think so. If you own a lot of neutral palettes, then I don’t think you need this particular palette in your collection. If you’re looking for a new one, this might be a nice and affordable option. 


Colourpop Brown Sugar Eyeshadow Palette | Review & Swatches
Top to bottom: Chai: matte soft yellow beige, Jamocha: matte mid-tone yellow brown, Amber: matte muted rust orange, Ginger: metallic golden pearl, Auburn: metallic warm bronze, Sauté: metallic icy brown with a green and gold duochrome sheen, Sorrel: matte deep cool brown, Henna: matte charcoal brown, Choc: matte reddish brown.

I have to admit that I was slightly disappointed with the pigmentation of this palette. I think I swatched them multiple times for them to show up a bit. Even the metallics aren’t that pigmented as Colourpop’s metallics usually are. The last shade, Choc, is so patchy. Overall, I’m not ‘wowed’ by these swatches. 

However, I feel like they perform better on the eyes. But not the pigmentation I’m used to from Colourpop. It’s definitely not a bad palette, but I won’t be purchasing this one again. I would love a darker shade to create more depth. All the shades are pretty similar and light and the darker shades in this palette are patchy so I’m not really using them. 

If you look at my Colourpop x Disney collection review, that palette performs way better. The pigmentation is a lot better and overall a lot easier to work with on the eyes. I felt like I needed to do more work to make the shades blend. 

The palette retails for $12 (Net Weight 9 x 1.10g/0.04oz) so it’s definitely not too bad for the price but I just expected more from Colourpop, as I usually LOVE their products! I can see myself using this palette in combination with other palettes since the shades are pretty good transition shades. 

One of the things I love most about Colourpop is how their products are vegan and cruelty-free! 

Even though, I’m slightly dissapointed, I still love Colourpop and I’ll continue buying from them since the overall quality of products is literally amazing. Maybe this palette just didn’t work for me? Who knows. 

Hope to see you next time loves, 

xoxo Simone


Hi there! Im Simone, 24-years-old born and raised Dutch girl still living in The Netherlands. I graduated in Human Resources and I have a huge passion for all things beauty. Im a dog mom to Bailey, USA obsessed, and lipstick hoarder.

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  1. 7.29.19
    Boss Babe Chronicles said:

    I only ever purchased some lipsticks from Colour Pop and I really like them! The pigmentation of these shadows could be better but I’ve seen swatches of some of their other palettes and they look beautiful!

    • 7.29.19

      Most of the palettes I own from Colourpop are way more pigmented so yeah overall I love them!

  2. 7.29.19
    Lauren said:

    I’m also a neutral gal and really liked how you showed us the swatches on your arm! I definitely like these colors but as you suggested, may search for the singles!

  3. 7.29.19

    I’m into neutrals most of the time, but they can get boring, especially when even a shimmery oan (if it even has one) isn’t very pigmented. Having said that, I would compromise for cruelty free and a good price. This is a helpful post, thank you! I’ll look into the brand!

  4. 7.30.19

    I love these colours! I prefer neutral/warm tones so this is right up my range 🙂

  5. 7.30.19

    I love the colours! I love warm natural tones so this palette looks like something I would totally wear 🙂

  6. 8.3.19

    What a bummer that this palette didn’t perform well – the shades do look very similar and light compared to what ColorPop normally creates. I feel better that I picked up the “I Think I Love You” Palette over this one now.

    • 8.3.19

      I have the I Think I Love You palette too and 100% sure it’s more pigmented! You made a great decision getting that palette.