The word that’s hot on everyone’s lips: ColourPop. I’d say ColourPop Cosmetics is, without a doubt, the brand of the moment. Great quality, cute packaging, inexpensive. Tick, tick, tick.
Lippie Stix, pencils and eye shadows are USD$5, and their blushes, highlighters and bronzers are USD$8. I must have watched around 20 swatch videos on YouTube, and the more I saw, the more I wanted to place an order. At the same time, however, I knew that would be dangerous, because I could see myself going back for more and more, so I held off for months. But… sometimes, we just need to go with the flow and let things happen!
Let’s see what I hauled and what I think of these products so far.
I picked up the shades Frida, Brink, Lumiére, Tootsie, Lady, Pitch and the lip primer. All have a matte finish, except for Frida, which is a satin finish. These smell delicious – it’s a vanilla smell similar to that of MAC lipsticks. From the moment I swatched these on the back of my hand, I could already tell I’d be in for a treat. The formula is incredibly smooth, creamy and pigmented. I have worn most of these for a whole day and they wear so well for a $5 lipstick; I get through the 6 hour mark without needing major touch ups. The way these lipsticks wear is also quite good – I don’t experience feathering, patchiness or dryness at all. Quite honestly, I don’t notice much of a difference when I wear the primer, but I have only used it twice. I shall report back.
I decided to only get lip liners for the more out-there shades – Lady, Pitch and Tootsie. Again, these are fantastic. Super smooth, easy to apply and pigmented. Sounding a bit repetitive there, I know, but it’s true! The three Lippie Pencils are the exact shade as their respective Lippie Stix (I mention this because some aren’t), and are also a lot more matte. I think it’s great for the lip pencils to have less slip, as we wouldn’t want them sliding around. All in all so far, very impressed with these too, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend getting the Lippie Pencils, at least for the deeper shades.
Blushes are my downfall and I couldn’t check out without picking up a few. Firstly, let me start by saying the formula of these are unlike anything I have tried before. They’re like a cushiony cloud (?), such a poor descriptive effort but I don’t know any other way! I got the shades Between the Sheets, Quarters and Swift. Both Between the Sheets and Swift are matte, whilst Quarters is a satin finish. So far I’ve tried two of the three and it’s a bit of a learning curve trying to figure out the best way to apply the product (I am a pressed-powder blush kinda gal), but I can safely say they do not budge! I will keep testing and will hopefully review these soon.
The only downer to ColourPop is the expensive shipping to Australia. For my first order, I simply sent my parcel to my US address (using a forwarding company) since any orders over USD $30 get free shipping within the US, and I had other packages waiting to be sent. But, if I had checked out and shipped to Australia, it would have cost me USD $23.60… ouch. If possible, I’d recommend ordering with friends and splitting the cost.
So there you have it! You may be wondering why I didn’t pick up any eyeshadows, and that’s because I don’t typically wear eyeshadow on a daily basis and have way too many palettes to get through (#toomuchshadownotenougheyelids, #problems). Lipsticks and blush on the other hand, are part of my daily routine and this makes having 50+ of each totally acceptable…
Keep an eye out for full reviews and swatches of these products coming soon! Are you thinking of getting some ColourPop into your life? If you already have, what are you loving? I am thinking of getting a few more Lippie Stix and highlighters next. Drop me a comment!