ColourPop x KathleenLights Where the Light Is Set Review, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Where the Light Is Set
ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Where the Light Is Set

ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Where the Light Is Set ($20.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes four shades of warm-toned eyeshadows in beige, brown, copper, and bronze. Three of the four shades were really lovely and easy to use, while Glow is a bit drier, so it needs some extra work to really blend it down on the skin. All of them lasted for twelve hours without any fading or creasing, and they were easy to combine together in a look. Three of the four eyeshadows are very easily duped, but they’re primarily duped by powder options, so it is good to see those shades in cream versions.

Glow is described as a “creamy vanilla with a matte finish.” It’s a brightened, light white-beige with subtle warm undertones and a matte finish. It appears darker and warmer in the pan, but it is much whiter applied and has more semi-opaque coverage. The texture is a little drier and more prone to applying unevenly, though it is blendable enough that you can smooth it out, but it skips a little initially. I think really fair skin tones may not notice any chalkiness, but for sure on my medium skin tone, it was really stark and chalky enough that I had to mix and blend in Cornelious quite a bit to make it work. It may potentially be a good base shade for brightening powder eyeshadows that need some help. It wore well for twelve hours without fading or creasing. Tarte Compassionate (LE) is brighter, powder. Givenchy Delicate #4 (P) is powder. Too Faced Coconut CrΓ¨me (P, $16.00) is powder. Tarte Super Mom (LE) is cooler-toned, powder. Too Faced Turtle Dove (LE, $16.00) is lighter, powder. Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is powder. Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is powder. Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is powder. Too Faced Rockabilly (P, $16.00) is powder. Kat Von D Lifelike (P) is powder. Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) is powder. Too Faced Egg Nog (LE, $16.00) is powder. Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies (LE, $16.00) is powder. Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is lighter, powder. Urban Decay Anonymous (LE, $18.00) is powder. MAC Vanilla (P, $16.00) is brighter, powder. Inglot #355 (P, $6.00) is powder. Bobbi Brown Bone (P, $22.00) is powder. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Cornelious is described as a “mid-tone warm caramel with a matte finish.” It’s a soft, medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had great pigmentation with a soft, velvety texture that blended well on the skin. It hadn’t faded or creased over a twelve-hour period. Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P) is lighter, powder. Tarte Force of Nature (LE) is a powder, cooler-toned. LORAC Sepia (LE) is darker, powder. Stila Individual (P) is warmer, powder. MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $16.00) is darker, powder. Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is yellower, powder. Makeup Geek Latte (P, $5.99) is darker, powder. Makeup Geek Creme Brulee (P, $5.99) is warmer, powder. MAC Layin’ Low (LE, $18.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

KathleenLights is described as a “bright golden copper with a pearlized finish.” It’s a bright copper with warm, red undertones and a strong, gold, metallic shimmer finish. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy consistency that blends out really well, but it’s so metallic that it can sometimes bunch up on itself and create texture on the lid. Though I used a brush to apply it in the look, I later tried patting it on with a fingertip, and the application was smoother. I prefer brushes, so the best method was to initially apply with a brush and then smooth it out with my fingertip (rather than using the brush to blend so much) on the larger area, then going back to the brush to blend out edges. The finish is really metallic and brightens the eye a lot. On me, it wore well for twelve hours without fading or creasing. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE) is less metallic, powder. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #3 (LE) is darker. Sugarpill Penelope (P, $13.00) is redder, powder. Urban Decay Heat (LE, $18.00) is lighter, powder. LORAC Unleashed (P) is a powder. Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $18.00) is powder. Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, powder. Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, powder. LORAC Nude #2 (LE) is lighter, powder. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE) is less metallic, powder. Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE) is darker, less metallic, powder. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #10 (P, $9.99) is lighter, powder. LORAC Gold (P) is darker, powder. Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $18.00) is lighter, powder. MAC Amber Lights (P, $16.00) is slightly darker, powder. MAC Campfire (LE, $32.50) is more metallic, powder. bareMinerals Louder (LE) is similar, powder. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Blaze is described as a “coco bronze sprinkled with multi-dimensional glitter [with a metallic finish].” It’s a brightened, medium-dark golden bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen with a smattering of gold micro-glitter. The texture was very soft, creamy, and a little more emollient than other shades in this formula (though the more metallic shades tend to have a wetter feel than the mattes in general). It applied with rich color payoff and blended easily on the skin. It wore well for twelve hours without creasing or fading, and I didn’t notice any fall out over time either. Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE) is cooler-toned, powder. Colour Pop On the Rocks (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop Eve (LE, $5.00) is slightly brighter. Makeup Geek Pretentious (P, $5.99) is warmer, powder. Kat Von D Depeche (LE) is darker, powder. Anastasia Gilded (LE, $12.00) is warmer, powder. Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler-toned, powder. Too Faced Biscotti (LE, $16.00) is darker, powder. MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is more sparkly, darker, powder. Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip (LE) is powder. Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is redder, powder. Makeup Geek Poker Face (P, $6.99) is warmer, powder. Make Up For Ever ME658 Golden Brown (P, $21.00) is more metallic, powder. Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer, powder. Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (P, $21.00) is less metallic, powder. LORAC Nude #6 (LE) is powder. Chanel Mirage (95) (P, $36.00) is more sparkly, lighter. Too Faced Buttered Rum (LE, $16.00) is powder. Chanel Initiation (827) (LE, $36.00) is darker, more sparkly. Urban Decay Radar (LE, $18.00) is darker, powder. Maybelline Downtown Brown (P, $6.99) is lighter, powder. Urban Decay Deeper (LE, $18.00) is darker, powder. Urban Decay Snakebite (LE, $18.00) is darker, powder. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
96%
Total
Glow
Glow
A-

Permanent in Palette

9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Cornelious
Cornelious
A

Permanent in Palette

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
KathleenLights
A

Permanent in Palette

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
98%
Total
Blaze
Blaze
A+

Permanent in Palette

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Where the Light Is Set
ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Where the Light Is Set

ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Where the Light Is Set
ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Where the Light Is Set

ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Where the Light Is Set
ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Where the Light Is Set

ColourPop Glow Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Glow Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Glow Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Glow Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Glow Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Glow Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Glow Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Glow Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Cornelious Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Cornelious Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Cornelious Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Cornelious Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Cornelious Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Cornelious Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Cornelious Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Cornelious Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop KathleenLights Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop KathleenLights Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop KathleenLights Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop KathleenLights Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop KathleenLights Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop KathleenLights Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop KathleenLights Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop KathleenLights Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Blaze Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Blaze Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Blaze Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Blaze Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Blaze Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Blaze Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Blaze Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Blaze Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Where the Light Is Set
KathleenLights (inner lid), Blaze (outer lid), Cornelious (above crease), Glow (brow bone),
Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner

ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Where the Light Is Set
KathleenLights (inner lid), Blaze (outer lid), Cornelious (above crease), Glow (brow bone),
Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Ok, I’ve been tempted by Colour Pop for a while thansk to their fab quality and price point, and I think I’m sold on this collection! Perfect colours for me so I’m super tempted… let’s see if it wins me over!

The Kathleenlights and Blaze shades look amazing, but I think I already own similar shades and I definitely own similar shades to the two neutral shades, so I think I’ll be skipping this set just to avoid over-collecting, which I have a bad habit of.

Also, I know it probably sounds silly, but it’s bothering me that they spelled the name Cornelius with an extra “O” in there. :/

Hi Christine, how do you know this set is limited edition? It doesn’t say so on the Colourpop website, I really hope they’ll start shipping to the UK before this is discontinued.

Really likeable colors. The bright gold one actually throws it off for me because it’s way too orange for my skin. I was already going to get On the Rocks. Does ColourPop have anything else at all close to Glow?

Another hit form CoulourPop! I can’t keep up with them! I think it’s time for a collab with Christine! I put it in the comments every time I place an order and once they see the amazing eye looks you create, it’s a no brainer!

I’m so glad mine is already on its way! I knew I was going to like this since gold and bronzes are the story of my life haha

Christine, I’m waiting for your review. Thanks a lot! I’m not sure whether to get them or not. I love every colourpop item that I purchased and I love Kathleen but this set does remind me of the Lorac Skinny Nude which I love. I’m loving matte shadows recently and Cornelious is so pretty!

No problem, Lea! I could see it resembling that palette for sure. I guess I’d ask myself if I wanted cream options!

Thank you, Christine! I do like the colourpop formulas and I do want to support Kathleen :). I think I’ll pick this up along with the new highlighters when they release (can’t wait!!!)

I think I have enough powder dupes (which I prefer, as I would not likely make it through a cream shadow before it dried up!), but I love what you did with the colors! Your eye looks are always so pretty, Christine. I love the pop of emerald green with the bronze tones.

Christine, I don’t know how you do it! Once again I find myself looking at a product only to have an alert saying “Temptalia reviews…” And there’s the product I’ve been looking at! πŸ™‚ Of course, I also often find myself imagining how you must be mad organized to be able to test SO many products out all day for wear, trying so many combinations for variety of shades, etc, etc. Makes me think there’s hardly enough hours in one day! Amazing.

Having seen several of your other ColourPop reviews and been surprised (pleasantly) and impressed with other comments as to the quality of their cosmetics, plus the cant-miss price point and, well… All I needed was shipping to Canada and I was in! Sure enough, they’re doing that. Methinks – with your reviews in hand – I’ll be placing my first order!

Thank you, as always, for your amazing reviews! Your site is truly unsurpassed in quality and integrity and I’d just like to offer my gratitude for your tireless pursuit of excellence. I always enjoy your posts and look forward to seeing what comes next!

Thanks again for all you do! A fan from British Columbia! πŸ™‚

Keep me posted on what you get/how you like what you try, Lisa! I’ve been pretty impressed by ColourPop in general – a very sleek, streamlined brand that’s making a big splash. All I know is that I’m always happy when I can find a good bargain buy with readers.

Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

I love Kathleen Lights, and i’m so excited to see that you reviewed her quad!
and it earned a “temptalia recommends” which makes me wish they shipped to Mexico

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