If you’re a regular blog reader of mine, you’ll be well aware that ColourPop are my absolute favourite makeup brand and they have been for a solid two years now. Their products are so consistent in terms of quality yet the prices are super affordable with the majority of the product range being under $10/£7.76 except their palettes but they’re still under $25/£19. ColourPop have been on a massive roll this summer with their new launches and one of their most recent launches is the ColourPop All Star Primer and Face Setting Spray which are $10 each or you can buy them in a duo for $18.
“The game changing duo for longer lasting, better looking makeup. Formulated to work together, this All Star team will prep your skin to create the ultimate canvas for flawless foundation application and set your makeup for long lasting, all-day wear. No more melting, cracking, creasing or fading“
ColourPop All Star Primer $10
“For makeup that performs better and lasts longer, our primer creates the perfect canvas for any foundation, concealer, or powder. It instantly minimizes pores with optical blurring powders and creates a smooth surface for makeup to easily glide on and stay on for a more flawless complexion that lasts all day. This oil-free formula never feels greasy and will keep you looking fresh past overtime.”
The ColourPop All Star Primer is packaged within a pastel pink, rubberised plastic tube with a screw top lid. The directions are very simple, you just apply a thin layer over your moisturised skin and allow it to set for a minute before applying your foundation. The primer is white in colour with a lotion consistency, but I find that it’s quite runny when squeezed from the tube, but the formula thickens as you begin to massage the product into the skin but it doesn’t feel at all greasy or slimey like a silicone based primer.
Usually I find that blurring, mattifying primers are silicone heavy and feel like Benefit POREfessional in that they’re very drying on my skin however the texture of this primer is so unique for a mattifying primer. The ColourPop All Star Primer however feels like a skincare product once absorbed and it doesn’t feel at all drying on my already super dry skin. Even though I do have dry skin, I still like to use a mattifying primer to combat shine and this is without a doubt the best hydrating yet mattifying primer I’ve tried as you never normally get a mattifying primer which offers hydration at the same time.
As a comparison this primer contains 25ml of product for $10/£7.76 whereas the Benefit POREfessional only contains 22ml and is £27.50 so the ColourPop All Star Primer is £20 cheaper than the Benefit POREfessional primer which is insane. Once blended into the skin, it leaves my skin very smooth and ready for makeup, and it genuinely does blur and soften imperfections, and it’s oil-free which is a winner if you have oily skin.
ColourPop All Star Face Setting Spray $10
“For makeup that lasts way past game time, our weightless face setting spray delivers serious staying power. Soft focus, optical blurring powders fights oil, minimizes the look of pores, and smooths texture for a flawless finish that lasts all day. The micro-fine mist does not disturb makeup while creating an invisible barrier to defend against melting, cracking, creasing or fading. Alcohol free, oil free, and as always cruelty free.“
I’m going through a bit of a setting spray obsession right now which I put down to the heatwave we’ve had in the UK for the last two months. There’s nothing worse than spending ages on your makeup to open your front door and it instantly begins to melt off so makeup setting sprays have been a godsend to help me cool down, refresh my makeup but also to help lock my makeup in place for longer. The ColourPop All Star Face Setting Spray is packaged within an orange rubberised bottle containing 118ml with a pump dispenser which has the perfect, even and fine misting action. It has quite a strong, soothing herbal scent but it does dissipate within a couple of minutes but I personally really like the scent and the fragrance doesn’t aggravate my sensitive skin.
I know this setting spray is being compared to the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray and after using the ColourPop spray on one side of my face and then the Urban Decay Spray on the opposite side of my face I can confirm that they are seriously comparable. In fact I much, much prefer the ColourPop All Star Face Setting Spray as it doesn’t sting my face whatsoever whilst the UD sprays ALL sting my face due to the very high alcohol content and the UD sprays all smell very strongly of alcohol. I would liken the ColourPop spray to a facial mist with the added benefits of actually setting your makeup in place.
I have tried endless setting sprays from the likes of NYX, Urban Decay, Giorgio Armani, L’Oreal, Makeup Revolution, MAC, Revlon, ELF, Ben Nye, Maybelline and many more but this is the best makeup setting spray I’ve tried. I can’t believe how effective it is considering it contains ZERO alcohol and it offers the same results as an higher end brand yet it’s only £7.76. I have been using this spray over the top of my primer before applying foundation and then again over my finished makeup and it’s worked brilliantly at prolonging the longevity of makeup, and it does a fantastic job when spritzed onto a makeup brush for making shadows, glitters or pigments adhere to the lid.
I am so impressed by this ColourPop All Star Primer and Face Setting Spray Duo. Have you tried either of the All Star products yet?
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