The Good And The Teal of The Colourpop Dream St Eyeshadow Palette

I’ve been on a bit of a Colourpop kick lately, and it’s in large part due to the Colourpop Dream St Palette in collaboration with YouTuber KathleenLights. This isn’t the first Colourpop x KathleenLights collaboration item I’ve reviewed (read my thoughts on the Telepathy SuperShock Shadow here), but it is by far my favorite.

From the moment this palette was announced, I knew I had to get my hands on it. It contained elements of Anastasia’s infamous Subculture palette without the quality issues, plus rose gold & basic brown shades that I knew I would reach for. The $16 price tag is very affordable, especially when I picked it up during a 20% off sale.

In my opinion, this palette contains four different eyeshadow textures, although Colorpop officially only acknowledges three. There are six matte eyeshadows (Shooting Star, Magical, Water Bearer, Potion, Spark, and Elfish), three shimmer shadows (Star Dust, Twinkle, and Mermaid Boy), one satin (Moony), and two that I can best describe as glitter topcoats (Sweet Dreams and Kaleidoscope). Traditionally, I might have been disappointed by the glitter topcoat shades, however, after using Pat McGrath’s Mothership eyeshadow palettes, I have a newfound appreciation for them – just don’t expect them to perform like a straightforward pigmented eyeshadow.

Colourpop x Kathleen Lights Dream Street Palette
Immediately after application

I have used the rose gold and neutral mattes countless times, so for the look to accompany this post I wanted to focus on the beautiful teal shades. There is a decent amount of fallout from this palette, with the worst offenders being Shooting Star, Twinkle, and Kaleidoscope. I don’t believe that Sweet Dreams or Kaleidoscope should be used on their own or without a glitter glue. For these photos, I mistakenly used Kaleidoscope on the inner half of my lid and I had to apply several layers to get the color to stay as vibrant as I wanted. A medium amount of glitter fallout was on my face by the time I was done. As for Water Bearer and Mermaid Boy, I felt that the color was difficult to build to achieve the depth that Water Bearer gives in the pan and the colors faded within a few hours. I even used the NARS Pro Prime Eyeshadow Primer. The teal shades aren’t a total disappointment, but they are hard work.

Colourpop x Kathleen Lights Dream Street Palette
Approximately six hours after application

Outside of the fallout and the teal shades, this palette performs wonderfully. The rose gold metallic shades really pop on the lid and Spark is an unexpected shade that I’ve loved experimenting with. It’s certainly a palette that I would travel for a weekend trip with and would have no problem using to create a wide variety of looks. Overall, it’s a great value and if any of these shades appeal to you, I highly recommend picking it up.

Colourpop Dream St Palette Review


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  1. 3.22.18
    Kristen Kosek Day said:

    Thank you for sharing this! I just got the Kat Von D “Divine” palette because I am obsessed with John Waters, but I am not sure what to do with blue eyeshadow! I love how you blended from dark to light. It looks so tasteful!

    • 3.22.18

      Thank you so much, Kristen! I have definitely lusted after that palette, but I don’t think I’ve seen enough reviews on it to sway me. I have always loved blue (and green!) eyeshadow. My best advice is that if you feel like it’s getting too crazy, if you anchor it with black, whether it be an eyeliner or shadow, it can help pull things back into focus. You can also always do your eye makeup first so that if you miss up, you can more easily wipe it away and start over. That doesn’t happen to me often, but this look ( was definitely my second try. Good luck, and please tag me on Instagram when you do a look! ???