June 11, 2015

HELLO Colourpop!

This is a post I have been wanting to write ever since I first heard about Colourpop Cosmetics. If you are an avid watcher of Youtube beauty videos, I am willingly to bet my life on the fact that you have heard of Colourpop. They were pretty much made famous by their vlogger friends, so much that a lot of vloggers have even created their own products in collaboration with the company. 

Colourpop is one years old as of last month and they came on the scene with their unique eyeshadows. They aren't a powder, they aren't a cream, no one can describe the texture and everyone makes sure you are enticed by the fact that it is indescribable.

People say it's a mousse like texture, you can touch it and your finger is imprinted into the shadow. Yet, it feels like a powder on your eye but has the staying power of a cream. It is very, very unique.

Colourpop then expanded with Lippie Stix & Lippie Pencils, lipsticks that came in a thin tube and matching lip liners. Then blushes, then bronzers, and now highlighters.

The company has grown exceptionally in the past year and since hearing about them late last year, I have been lusting after them.

Oh, did I mention the best part? The price range. Are you ready??

Eyeshadows, Lippie Stix & Lippie Pencils are $5 each--YES FIVE DOLLARS! Blushes, bronzers, and highlighters are $8. The face products are also bigger than the eyeshadows, hence the increase in price. You must pay for shipping but if you spend $30, shipping is free. That is pretty reasonable in my opinion.

I have always put off ordering from Colourpop because I don't use individual eyeshadows. I go through phases where I won't even wear eyeshadow, for weeks on end, so I was skeptical.

Then, my favorite YouTube beauty guru, Kathleen Lights came out with her own eyeshadow quad (she already has a Lippie Stix in Lumiere) and I knew that would be my first purchase.

Over Memorial Day weekend, I saw that Colourpop was having a special where with any purchase, you received their Birthday Girl eyeshadow for FREE & it was in hot pink packaging. I also found a coupon code for 20% off (it could've been 10% but I don't remember) so I thought now is just a great time to do it. I bought the Where the Light Is quad, the Smokes N Whistles Highlighter, and got the Birthday Girl eyeshadow for free!

The order took a little while to get here since they were backed up because of their birthday/anniversary special but it was well worth the wait. Actually, the day I got my shipping email, I received it in the mail, but I don't think Colourpop usually takes that long.



I was so excited to have these products in my hands, I was squealing with excitement and just so pumped to finally see and feel them in person.



The 'Where the Light Is' quad comes with four shades, two matte shades, one peralized finish and one metallic shades. I had watched her review of the quad when it was first released so I knew what to expect but I don't think I realized how shimmery these shadows were.

"Kathleen Lights"
Blaze

"Cornelius"
"Glow"
I tried on Birthday Girl, which is a metallic finish, and also tried on "Blaze" (from the palette), which is also a metallic, and they were very shimmery. They are much more suitable (for me at least) for a night out. I was however, obsessed with the matte shade in Cornelius (named after Kathleen's dog--how precious!). It's perfect to just throw in your crease with a fluffy blending brush and be on your way--which is what I did all last week.

"Birthday Girl"
The texture is in fact, very hard to explain, and feels just as everyone else described it. They are very long lasting which is always a plus.

The best way for me, to apply the shimmery shades, is with my finger. If you have a dense, shader eyeshadow brush that packs on color like a pro, go ahead and use that but fingers are just fine!

The highlighter is a dream. After much research, I decided to go with the white, shimmer that is Smokes N Whistles. It packs a serious punch and gives an intense glow to the skin. I'm kind of obsessed and haven't been using any other highlighter all week.

"Smokes N Whistles" 
The face products also have the same texture as the eyeshadows. All of Colourpop's products are incredible smooth, soft, and pigmented. I was stunned at the color payoff when I swatched them.

Top to bottom: Blaze, Glow, Kathleen Lights 

Top to bottom: Smokes N Whistles, Birthday Girl, Cornelius 
I'm already looking to place another order, to try out the Lippie Stix, bronzers, and blushes. I also want more matte shadows because I could always use a good matte color.

Needless to say, I have found love with Colourpop and I think they are the bomb dot com!


Have you tried any Colourpop products? Tell me in the comments!!


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