I know it’s been awhile since I’ve shared something makeup related but I have tested out some ColourPop cosmetics the past month or two and I wanted to share my thoughts on a haul. I recently found out there are some new products coming out so I definitely needed to get this little review/haul out before I tried some more!
First off, if you don’t know the brand ColourPop, it’s an online cosmetics company that is known to make killer (not literally – they’re 100% fur baby friendly :D) makeup in all kinds of fun, trendy colours at affordable prices. They believe the whole barrier between fancy and affordable is complete nonsense and there should be no reason to break the bank for luxury formulas. Amen to that!
They offer a $5 PROMO code when you first sign up for their newsletter. Cha-ching!
I tried to pick up some brow pencils and gel liners but at the time I purchased my order, they were all sold out. I picked up several eye shadows, ultra satin liquid lipsticks and eyeliners.
When the box arrived, the packaging was very cute. Upon picking the items up, the packaging was poor and the boxes barely held together. When I opened the items they looked great. Nothing appeared damaged. It wasn’t until I opened up two of the four eyeliners and was saddened that they were broken inside the tube (brown and white). This was unfortunate. They are usable but when they’re broken in several spots it makes it difficult. On the bright side, the formula is great. I have watery eyes and so I have a hard time finding a pencil liner to hold up all day so with a $5 ColourPop eyeliner, I can justify using it broken 🙁 *tear
Let’s get into some swatches.
Eyeshadows: (top to bottom) Snap Dragon, Super Shock, Eye Candy, Desert, & Smash
The pigmentation of the shadows varies which I found kind of strange. The browns are velvety smooth and glide on the eyes and they are my favourites of the bunch. I love to use my fingers to apply them to my eyelid space.
The brighter colours are more chalky in texture. They need to be layered as they can be more streaky but once you take some time layering them on they’re not too bad, although I’ve used better. The lavender shade is not as pigmented as the rest, rather a sheer glittery colour. They all have shimmer except for the teal (Snap Dragon). I selected these colours for the summer but since I’m more of a neutral girl, I’ve rarely used the bright shades more than twice. Other than the browns, I would not recommend the other shades in my personal opinion strictly based on the formula. They just aren’t worth the $5.
The packaging is cute but bulky. I suggest depotting them it you can into a Z Palette so they’re not piling up on your vanity like mine.
Ultra Satin Lips: (left to right) Magic Wand, Echo Park, The Rabbit
Ultra Matte and Ultra Satin Lips have been hot this year! The matte collection came out first and I ordered a few of those and I loved their colours, the vibrancy and longevitiy but the big complaint for me was how drying it was on my lips. You can read about it here and how I keep my lips hydrated and fresh :). Colourpop’s Ultra Satin liquid lipsticks are much more comfortable with the same pigmentation and beautiful colour selection. It has the same doe foot applicator as the Matte but a creamier, satin finish. There is some transfer, being it a creamier formula, but I will sacrifice the longevity for overall comfort.
My favourite of the three is the warm peachy nude, Echo Park. Upon checking up on it on the website, it is sold out. It really is that nice. Magic Wand is a bit too light for my skin tone so I look washed out wearing it on it’s own. I’ve been using it with other liquid lipsticks and even regular lipsticks and they blend together seamlessly. The Rabbit is a fuchsia hot pink! I don’t normally wear such a hot colour often but boy, is it a statement. I like to mix The Rabbit and Magic Wand together for a more muted pink for summer. Overall, I love these Satins 100x more than the Mattes.
Eyeliners: (left to right) Exit, Get Paid, Brew-Haha, Swerve.
As mentioned above, the white and brown liners arrived to me broken. Brew-Haha is actually my favourite of the bunch, for an every day eyeliner so it saddens me it is broken. From time to time I like to use Exit in the waterline for a bright eyed look and surprisingly it stays put on my watery eyes for quite some time. Typically I would have no luck at all.
The formula of these babies are excellent. I have tried A LOT of eyeliners from drugstore to high-end and I would reach for these before some of my liners costing at least 3x more. These I would repurchase again. At $5 a pop, that can’t be beat.
Overall thoughts. Colourpop is basically categorized under Drugstore makeup. $6 for a full sized lip colour? That’s cheaper than my other drugstore lipsticks. I didn’t have high hopes for the eyeliners and they surprised me. I had higher hopes for the eyeshadows and they didn’t impress me this time around. Colourpop can only be purchased online and even from Canada, with the US conversion, it is still worth it. If you’re curious about the products, a little ColourPop haul wont break the bank 😊
How do you like Colourpop?? What are your favourite?? I’d love to know!