The ColourPop My Little Pony Collection – Review and Swatches
ColourPop are my favourite brand right now and are a brand I’m genuinely excited about no matte what they launch. I’ve professed my love for their products many times here on my blog, and some of my friends even jokingly mock me for my ColourPop obsession as I even have an acrylic tower devoted to my huge ColourPop Collection. ColourPop always nail it with their collaborations but their newest collection is possibly my favourite collaboration any beauty brand has ever done full stop.
The ColourPop My Little Pony Collection launched on the 5th of October and some of the products sold out within minutes it was that popular which is insane. I used to be seriously obsessed with My Little Pony when I was little, so much so I had a whole My Little Pony bedroom complete with My Little Pony bedding, wallpaper, rug, lampshade, curtains and chair as well as a massive collection of the ponies.
I might be 30 but I kept all of my My Little Pony ponies incase I ever had a daughter so I was insanely excited about this launch, even more so because ColourPop have used the retro My Little Pony images and not the modern version because let’s face it, the original retro graphics were the best.
This collection has made me incredibly nostalgic and has brought back so many very happy childhood memories which is why I think that every 80’s baby needs this collection as it’s fantastic in every single way. I love that ColourPop allows us to purchase their press packs so you can buy the same sets they send out to bloggers/YouTuber’s with exclusive items, and the only items I’m missing from the whole collection are the two highlighters but I have everything else to show you…
The main item included within the PR collection is something you can’t buy individually and it’s one of my favourite items so I imagine any My Little Pony fans plumping for the whole collection so they can get their hands on this little beauty. The ColourPop x My Little Pony Tote Bag is the prettiest tote bag I’ve seen as well as being really great quality too.
It’s a beige colour all over with My Little Pony graphics on the front and back, with a zip closure and the most amazing My Little Pony print on the lining and purple handles. This is so going to be in my handbag at all times so I don’t have to pay for bags when shopping as it rolls up nicely. I kinda wish I was still at school or uni as I’d totally use this bag to carry my books and coursework and I would genuinely pay £20 for this if I saw it in a shop as it’s such a lovely bag.
In the PR kit whilst stocks last there is also an actual My Little Pony – yes really. It’s a Glory unicorn pony with a blue and purple mane/tail complete with its own little pink star shaped hairbrush, as well as a mini 32 page illustrated book. You can actually purchase this pony here in the UK from retailers for £5.99 so it’s fab that ColourPop are including it within the press pack whilst stocks last. The retro My Little Pony is so much better than the modern version, and this little pony to have alongside the collection is such a great extra.
The next item within the ColourPop My Little Pony Collection is the My Little Pony Makeup Bag $18 which again, have you ever seen a prettier makeup bag?! It’s such a decent size for a makeup bag which I hope you can see in the first image when you compare it to the size of the other items. The bag is a metallic purple plastic with an adorable rainbow badge, a lilac zip and an amazing My Little Pony zip pull. Just like the tote, the makeup bag has a pony printed lining and it’s just so girly and pretty.
Now onto the makeup items within the ColourPop My Little Pony Collection with the My Little Pony Brush Set $22. The set consists of a see through, lilac plastic pouch with the rainbow design on the front, and five ColourPop makeup brushes for both the face and eyes.
I have tried a couple of the ColourPop makeup brushes previously when they’ve been featured as a gift with purchase offer but I’ve not tried their new brush range which recently launched. All of the brushes have a pastel pink wooden handle, a silver metal ferrule and pastel pink to neon pink ombréd bristles. They are described as being mini brushes but they’re not even that small in all honesty so don’t let the ‘mini’ put you off.
The brushes within the ColourPop My Little Pony Collection include a angled face brush, fan brush, shader brush, tapered blending brush and angled eye brush and I believe they’re made with synthetic bristles but I don’t know for sure as there’s no mention of the bristles on the website. I particularly like the fan brush, angled face brush and tapered blending brush but they’re all good quality and effective for the application and blending of cream and powder products.
I LOVE the ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip formula so I was thrilled there were three shades within the ColourPop My Little Pony Collection and they really are incredible, and the items I’m recommending the most to the many that keep asking me what they should get from the collection after I shared it on Instagram. The three ColourPop My Little Pony Ultra Glossy Lip shades are; Flutter Valley, Dream Castle and Ponyland and are $6 each.
There are also three shades of the matte formula too and all six shades have a gorgeous purple metallic star print around the neck of the tubes and lilac metallic lids as opposed to their ordinary silver lids so they look really special in comparison – even the writing is purple foiled on the tubes.
All three shades in the ColourPop My Little Pony Collection are packed with sparkle which you can see in the tubes so I was a little worried they’d feel gritty on the lips but they absolutely don’t. They are the most pigmented sparkly lipglosses I’ve ever tried, these swatches are just three swipes of the doefoot applicator, and as you can see Dream Castle and Ponyland are almost totally opaque.
I really love the MAC Lipglasses but the sparkle is very sparse once applied to the lips but these glosses are saturated with sparkle and it’s extremely fine so it doesn’t add texture or grittiness to the lips and they wear for around four to five hours on the lips which is impressive for a gloss.
Flutter Valley: Golden undertone with tons of hot pink and gold glitter.
Dream Castle: Metallic fuchsia with blue, violet and gold glitter on top.
Ponyland: Lilac slightly sprinkled with pink and gold glitter.
The three ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip shades are Pin Wheel, Lemon Drop and Moondancer and are also $6 each. The packaging for the matte shades is the same as the glossy shades and they’re all pretty bold shades but it’s a My Little Pony collection so that’s kinda the point. The Ultra Matte formula is extremely matte once it’s dried down around five minutes after application, and they apply beautifully to the lips without being patchy or uneven.
Moondancer is a little less opaque than Pin Wheel and Lemon Drop, but a couple of extra swipes covers up any patchier areas. I don’t find these three shades to be drying on the lips and they wear for around four to five hours without transferring or feathering and Pin Wheel and Moondancer are the longest wearing of the three with a wear time of five to six hours.
Pin Wheel: Vibrant cool-toned fuchsia.
Lemon Drop: Bright cool-toned lavender.
Moondancer: Blackened plum.
The ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are my favourite eyeshadow formula from any brand so I love that there are three shades within the collection, especially as they also have special packaging. The ordinary packaging for the Super Shock Shadows is white, whereas these are lilac with purple foil writing and stars on the lid. The three shades are going to be insanely popular as they really are incredible and I just don’t think my swatches give them justice as they’re packed with beautiful sparkle which reflects the light.
The three shades are $5 each and are; Posey, Cherries Jubilee and Sunbeam and they’re so packed with sparkle. All three shades are stunning and aren’t as intensely pigmented as some of the other shades I’ve tried but they can be used as incredible eyeshadow toppers as they’re more multidimensional than the other shades – they really are so, so beautiful.
Posey; Soft pinky beige with silver, gold and pink glitter.
Cherries Jubilee; Opalescent pink with hot pink glitter.
Sunbeam; Pastel lavender drenched with violet, hot pink and ice blue glitter.
The final item from the ColourPop My Little Pony Collection which I have to show you is the ColourPop My Little Pony Palette $16. The packaging for this, just like the entire collection is amazing with holographic ponies on the front of the palette itself, and a lilac pony print decorating the inside of the palette.
There’s no denying that this palette is colourful as it’s part of a My Little Pony collection but I think the colours are actually very wearable and I love the mix of finishes ColourPop have chosen to put together. Each of the shades are named on the back with names of the ponies and the palette is magnetised and lightweight containing twelve shades.
I have to be honest I’m a little confused about the shade names for the shades as the descriptions on the website for each shade don’t match the shade names on the back so perhaps ignore the names next to the shades and just focus on the shades instead. There is only one shade which is a little disappointing and that’s Butterscotch as it doesn’t translate onto the lids when applied dry with a brush, instead it’s better used with a dampened brush or fingertip instead.
It’s such a gorgeous palette and although you might not be able to create a multitude of looks just using this palette, it’d work well alongside many neutral palettes so it’d be a great addition to a palette collection, especially if you love My Little Pony as the names are adorable.
So that is the fantastic ColourPop My Little Pony Collection apart from the two highlighters, and I’m so in love with every single item especially as it’s brought back happy memories I didn’t even know existed. I’d love to know if you’ve bought anything from the ColourPop My Little Pony Collection? Which is your favourite item? Let me know in the comments below..
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