Colourpop Haul and Swatches

Well, you see, what had happened was…. I know, I know it’s been forever since I’ve posted on here but life has been hectic. I just completed one of the most difficult years in graduate school and it literally took all my strength and time, not to mention work and extracurricular activities. But, I am back and I’ve been shopping…
Most of you have heard about ColourPop Cosmetics. For such a young company it has created a buzz in the beauty community and best of all they provide good quality products at drugstore prices! Since this will be a long juicy post, lets just jump into everything.

Eyeshadows

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With flash
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Without flash
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(From left to right: La La, Game Face, Sequin, and Nillionaire)

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(From left to right: Birthday girl – limited edition gift with purchase, On The Rocks, and Bandit)

Review: These eyeshadows are very creamy in the pan and to the touch but set to a powder. I mostly purchased shimmery shades (except for bandit which is matte) because, as you can see with the swatches pictured with flash, these shadows catch the light and create an amazing glow on the face. I prefer to apply these with my finger for maximum pigmentation and then go over it again with a synthetic brush to really get the shimmer going. These retail for $5 a pot and I would highly recommend them.

Blush
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With flash
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Without Flash
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Review: As you can see, I only purchased one blush in the shade Jellyfish. I wanted to test out the pigmentation on my brown skin tone before purchasing more of these blushes. The blush is very pigmented and I would recommend this shade. The formula is similar to the eyeshadow in that it is creamy in the pan and “sets” on the skin. I’m a novice when it comes to cream blushes, I usually prefer powders, but this blush intrigued me. I use my fingers to dab a little on my cheeks and blend it out with either a stippling blush or my beauty blender. This adds a nice glow to the cheeks and is a great summer color. The blushes retail for $8.

Highlighters
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DSCN0292 (From left to right: Most Necessary, Highly Waisted and Avalon)

Review: Like the eyeshadows and the blush these too are a cream to powder formulation. I find they work best for me by tapping them on the tops of my cheekbones with my fingers and then blending them out with a damp beauty blender. I really like these highlighters and would love to try more shades. These retail for $8.

Lip products
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(From left to right: ColourPop Lippie Stix in Blood (matte), LBB (matte), and Fighter (matte) and ColourPop Lippie Pencil in Fighter)

Review: These ColourPop Lippies are very pigmented and matte without being drying. I still need to wear these more often to see how well I really like them but so far I’m enjoying them quite a bit.

Overall, I think this company is worth the hype and if you are the least bit interested give them a try!
(P.S. They have free shipping on all online orders $30+ at Colourpop.com)

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