You're Golden! - Colourpop You're Golden Mega Eyeshadow Palette Review

Today we'll be reviewing Colourpop's You're Golden Eyeshadow Palette! It is a large 30-pan eyeshadow palette inspired by summer and it's priced at RM160 (USD34).


💖 To-know before you read my makeup reviews 💖

- I'm Asian, hence all my swatches are based on yellow-toned skin.

- I live in Malaysia (tropical, humid and hot af climate)

- I have dry to very dry skin

Colourpop - You're Golden Eyeshadow Palette
Colourpop - You're Golden Eyeshadow Palette
Colourpop - You're Golden Eyeshadow Palette Shades Display
Colourpop - You're Golden Eyeshadow Palette Shades Display

🖤 Shade Distribution - 12 Metallics, 3 Shimmers, 1 Glitter, 14 Mattes.

🖤 Longevity - Decent

🖤 Color Payoff - Decent

🖤 Fallout - Medium

🖤 Price - RM160 (USD34)


Shades Breakdown

Colourpop - You're Golden Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
Colourpop - You're Golden Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

🌟Metallic ⚡️Glitter ✨Shimmer

☀️ Right from top ☀️

pch: matte warm ivory

jet set: metallic icy ivory🌟

rum season*: true aqua⚡️

one way: soft metallic gold🌟

salty: metallic warm taupe🌟

hidden gem: soft matte peachy brown

covet: mid-tone matte warm brown

secret spot: warm peachy matte nude

on ice: golden metallic taupe🌟

remote: matte bright coral

cruise: matte taupe

illusion: true metallic taupe🌟

weekend: rich metallic bronze🌟

sandy: metallic coral with a gold shift🌟

lounger: matte warm saddle brown


☀️ Left from top ☀️

bayshore: bright metallic marigold🌟

suns out: icy metallic aqua🌟

private beach: matte plummy brown

must stay: matte warm nude with gold pinpoints✨

saunter: matte terracotta

the palisades: metallic icy chocolate🌟

balmy: rich metallic copper🌟

primetime: matte chocolate brown

daydreamer: metallic dirty bronze🌟

cover up: matte deep chocolate

slumber: matte bright terracotta

warmer daze: matte warm cocoa

bask: matte warm rich brown with gold pinpoints✨

sporty: matte deep teal

fling: matte blackened brown with gold pinpoints✨


Looks & Thoughts

This is a very versatile palette that I fell in love with at first sight. When I saw Colourpop announcing that they were dropping this, I knew I had to purchase it. And luckily, the 30% sale came right after and I was able to snatch it.


As it's inspired by the summer time, there are a lot of browns and golds, with some bolder colors like pink and dark blue. It can go from bright and cute eye looks, to dark and sultry real fast. It's a day and night difference, and I enjoyed it very much and I'm very happy to have it in my collection.


Look #1

Colourpop - You're Golden Eyeshadow Palette (Ruby's Eye Look #1)
Colourpop - You're Golden Eyeshadow Palette (Ruby's Eye Look #1)

Here's an eye look I made with browns, golds and the matte pink (Remote) in the palette, which is the shade I'm very attracted to. The blue metallic (Suns Out) you see actually has a very prominent gold sheen to it.


I wasn't too happy with this look, so I created two more.


Look #2

Colourpop - You're Golden Eyeshadow Palette (Ruby's Eye Look #2)
Colourpop - You're Golden Eyeshadow Palette (Ruby's Eye Look #2)

This one was a simple smokey look featuring only the blues in the palette, which includes - Jet Set, Suns Out and Sporty.


This is super gorgeous for a sultry, sexy night out.


At this point, I kind of feel that it's better if you don't mix too many shades in the palette. 1-3 shades are enough to create a complete bomb look.


Look #3

Colourpop - You're Golden Eyeshadow Palette (Ruby's Eye Look #3)
Colourpop - You're Golden Eyeshadow Palette (Ruby's Eye Look #3)

I initially wanted to go for a more daily, casual eye look, but I can't stop my looks from turning more sultry hahaha. But anyway, this look was made with mainly the terracotta red (Slumber) and metallic pink (Sandy).


TL;DR - I love the entire palette!

(9.5/10)

Even though I doubt I'll have much use of the dark blues, I'm still very happy to be able to play around with it. The neutrals, browns and golds are more than enough for our daily use to create a wide variety of looks!


Definitely recommend if you would like to get your hands on a mega palette from Colourpop!


💖 Almost all the shades have wonderful color payoff and performance. Some shades may slight differ from what they look like in the pan.

💖 All-rounder palette that can create a wide variety of looks. You would only need this one palette for every occasion.

💖 Doubt you'll need to purchase another Neutral-Daily eyeshadow palette if you have this one.

😶 Quite some fallout if you're not gentle with it.

😶 Expect some glitter to fall on your face when using the glitter or metallic shades.

😶 It's too large for most people to travel with.

Overall, I enjoyed my purchase and I'm super happy with this palette! I'll be having some trouble purchasing my future palettes now that I have such a large collection oof. Anyway, do you have this palette if your collection? Let me know your thoughts!


*Other products include - Colourpop (BFF Eyeliner, Act Natural Mascara), NARS (Climax Mascara, Radiant Creamy Concealer), Innisfree (Brow Pencil), Flower Knows (Blush).


Disclaimer: Please note that my articles are written according to my own personal experience. All opinions stated are my own and I tend to keep things as honest as possible for my readers. There will always be varying experiences and opinions from others, what works for me may not work for you and vice versa. As a consumer, the choice is ultimately yours to make. Feel free to go ahead and test products at your nearest outlet before making a purchasing decision.