I. Love. Colourpop.
A lot, obviously.
I love them even more now that they’re about to drop a vintage My Little Pony collection. I don’t like to be one of those people who’s like “SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!”, but that’s kind of how I feel about this collection. I don’t know that I’ll even wear most of it but I want it anyway. Us Magazine did a spread of the entire collection and I literally want it all. I know I’ll end up with at least one lip color, the palette, and at least one of the Super Shock Shadows. And maybe the brushes. The entire collection is available tomorrow, October 5 at 10 am PST.
Ok, enough about my favorite cartoon collabing with one of my favorite brands. I wanted to actually talk about the brand in this post.
This brand has only been on my radar for about a year and has only existed since 2014. They were founded in LA and have consistently delivered on their promise to sell quality products at mega-affordable prices. And they’re serious about the affordable part; I don’t know that I’ve ever spent more than $30 on an order, and they always include multiple freebies. I especially like the Buy 2 Get 1 Free promos with lip products and Super Shock Shadows and take advantage of them almost every time. They also give us free stuff when they hit a milestone, like when they had their third anniversary and hit five million Instagram followers. In both cases, they had special edition lip and eye colors that they included free. Woo free things! Here are some of the specific products I love:
Super Shock Shadows: I don’t typically purchase or use single shadows but these are so good. They come in so many gorgeous colors and finishes, and the texture is like butter. The glitters and metallics apply best with my fingers which isn’t something I’m used to, but they’re just so pretty. The formula isn’t quite a cream but it’s not strictly a powder, which is interesting. I don’t know how well they perform long-term because none of mine are that old, but I’ll keep you posted.
Pressed powder shadows: Specifically the She and Yes, Please palettes. I’ve only used them a few times but the quality is just as good as the Super Shock Shadows. The Yes, Please palette is my favorite because it has the same kinds of warm tones that are currently on trend and look awesome with my eyes. These are worth every penny of their $16 price tag.
Lippie Stix: Beautiful colors, inexpensive, doesn’t get stuck on my teeth. What more could I ask for?
Ultra Matte Lip: I’ve heard a lot of people complain about the formula of these, saying they’re too drying, but I don’t find them overly drying. I don’t tend to wear them for extended periods, but I don’t feel like I need to moisturize more than normal when I remove them. They’re a little tricky to apply (though it could also be me), but once they dry they’re completely matte and transfer proof. There are so many colors to choose from; I lean mostly toward nudes, browns and cool pinks, but soon I’m thinking about branching out into reds and maybe a purple.
Ultra Satin Lip: I like these for basically the same reason as the Ultra Matte lip, but these have a satin finish and they’re not quite as transfer proof. Still love them.
Pressed Powder Face Duo in Double Play: I don’t typically like duos, but this one is really nice. The bronzer is matte and very pigmented so I could also use it to contour if I ever got into that kind of thing. The highlighter isn’t sparkly but gives me a healthy, age-appropriate glow. Unlike my teenage niece I’m not about the highlight you can see from space but I’m not against a little pop. These also don’t emphasize any of the texture on my face so it gets major bonus points.
And finally, a product I don’t like: No Filter Concealer. This is a recent release and a new thing for Colourpop, since it’s their first cream face product, and sadly I don’t think it’s very good. It oxidizes so, so much. I knew this going in so I bought one that’s several shades too light, and after wearing it for about five minutes it’s several shades too dark. It also doesn’t give much coverage and it blends out really patchy. Overall I just don’t like it and hope they reformulate it soon.
So now we’ve talked about Colourpop… what should we talk about next?