ColourPop Haul

ColourPop Haul Review and Swatches

ColourPop are my current favourite beauty brand, and I can’t help myself from making frequent orders as they’re frequently launching new collections. I do try and keep my orders for when they have an offer on international shipping as you’re going to be stung with customs fees on any orders over $15, but even with customs fees I still make frequent orders as their products are so affordable yet such high quality too. I keep all of my ColourPop products within their own acrylic storage tower, and so far I’ve tried the Super Shock Shadows, the Pressed Eyeshadows, the Ultra Matte Lips, the Ultra Satin Lips, the Ultra Glossy Lips, the Lippie Stix, the Lippie Pencils and the Super Shock Highlighters. I’ve had these photos stored waiting for me to write up this ColourPop haul for quite a while now, so I’ve been testing the products for a good few months so read on to find out what I bought, and my thoughts…

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Starting off with lips, I bought four ColourPop lip products which are all in the pinky nude shade range as it’s my go-to lip colour for everyday. I really wish I could lie and tell you I’m adventurous with my makeup, but I’m really not when it comes to lips. I know some people don’t like the ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip formula as it’s quite drying, but I actually really like it especially if you want a lip colour which doesn’t need frequent touch ups throughout the day. I haven’t yet tried the Blotted Lip and Ultra Blotted Lip formulas but I’m sure I will come Black Friday when ColourPop always do amazing deals.

ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip – Fairy Floss $6

Described as being a “sheer pale beige is a sugary treat” Fairy Floss is the sheerest ColourPop lip product I’ve tried, but it works nicely for the days I don’t want more natural makeup. I don’t find that it imparts any colour to the lips, but it can be worn alone or layered over the top of any other shade especially the three other shades within this ColourPop Haul. I feel like I’m in the minority that love glosses, as everyone appears to hate them but I would much rather wear a gloss than a lipstick and the ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lips are my favourite gloss formula and they wear for around two hours on my lips.

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip – Littlestitious $6

I’ve seen so many rave reviews for this shade so I knew I had to buy it as it looked like my kind of shade. According to ColourPop it’s a “dusty pinky purple” but to me it’s more a cool toned mauve than it is purple, and to me it’s very wearable.  It is quite a light shade so it might look a little pale and grey on medium to deep skintones, and I also find that it dries down to a slightly deeper shade than the one in the tube but that doesn’t bother me at all.

ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip – Bestie $6

Bestie looks like the gloss formula of Button, as they’re identical in colour when on the lips. Bestie is described as being a “creme mid-tone pink” and is pretty pigmented for a gloss and is my favourite out of the four lip products in this haul.

ColourPop Lippie Stix – Button $6

Button is a “satin peachy pink” which as I mentioned above, matches Bestie amazingly. I really do need to buy more of the ColourPop Lippie Stix as I love how creamy they are on the lips, with full opacity in just one swipe. I know the Lippie Stix aren’t the best value for money when you compare ml for ml of product with the tube lip products, but they’re so quick and easy to apply and I really like the colour coded bases too. They feel more hydrating on the lips too as they’re infused with shea butter, mango, avocado and Vitamin E. If you don’t know which ColourPop lip product to start with, I’d recommend the Lippie Stix as they’re longlasting, opaque, comfortable on the lips and easy to apply.

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My absolute favourite ColourPop product is their Super Shock Shadows, and I would love to own every single shade if I could and I had the storage as they’re such amazing quality and unlike anything else I’ve ever tried. They’re all packaged within white plastic circular pots, and the shadows have a moussey soft texture like a cream so it’s important to keep the lids as secure as possible as they can dry out, and I like to keep mine upside down as I read it can help the formula from drying out, and I’m willing to try anything. They’re only $5 each which is crazy considering how beautiful they are.

The shades I bought were Nillionaire (bronze with pink and gold ultra-glitter), Blaze (coco bronze sprinkled with multi-dimensional glitter), Partridge (warm satin brown with a green and gold duo chrome flip), Wattles (dusty beige pink satin), Sailor (warm beige with multi-colored glitter) and Cheap Date (true gold with silver glitter). I always prefer to buy the non-matte shades as I think their shimmer and sparkle shades are their standouts in my opinion. I love all six shades I bought but my top favourites would be Nillionaire which is amazingly sparkly, Partridge which is a beautiful duochrome shade and Sailor which is a champagne base with the prettiest sparkle I’ve ever seen in an eyeshadow. I like to use the sparkly shades layered over a glitter glue primer to keep the sparkle in place, and apply all of the shades with my fingertip and blend the edges with a fluffy blending brush. I cannot rave about the ColourPop Super Shock Shadows enough, they really are unique and well worth the customs fees to get them to the UK.

I would love to know if you’ve tried any of these shades?

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