Hi all! Today I thought I would do a little review on some ColourPop products!
ColourPop is widely know across the US for being a source of affordable yet incredible makeup products. In Australia, it’s not so commonly known of. Whilst you’ll find that some people know of the brand, very few people have actually tried their products. As a beauty junkie myself, I have had my eye on ColourPop for the longest time, but I could never justify paying ridiculous shipping prices in order to try their products. But thankfully, ColourPop had a few deals towards the end of this year – including free international shipping! Naturally, I placed an order… and turns out, I LOVE their products! So today I thought I would share some of the products I bought and my thoughts on them.
First, let’s talk about their eyeshadows. Their eyeshadows are truly an incredible formula and I have never seen anything like them before. They are creamy and almost bouncy to the touch, they apply like a cream eyeshadow and yet they dry down to a powder finish. Once they dry, let me tell you – they do not budge. I have rubbed my eye multiple times and NOTHING transferred onto my hand! It is truly an amazing formula, with a large variety of shades. They retail for $5 USD each, which is a steal for the quality of product you get.
- Smooth, buttery feel
- Creamy on application, but dries to a powder finish
- Easy to apply
- Great colour selection
- Excellent price point
- Difficult to apply with a brush. I would not recommend applying these shadows with an eyeshadow brush. They are meant to be applied with your finger and using a brush does not pick up anywhere near the same amount of pigment/product.
- Difficult to blend out. I like to use these colours solely on the lid. I will tend to put a powder eyeshadow in the crease with a brush and then apply a ColourPop shadow to the lid. I find that these shadows do not blend out into the crease nicely simply because they don’t work well with brushes and you can’t exactly use your finger to blend out a shadow into the crease.
Overall, these shadows are a big hit for me.
Ultra Matte Lip
I only bought one of their Ultra Matte Lips because I wasn’t a huge fan of the shade range for my skin tone. For reference, I have a medium/tan/olive complexion with pigmented lips and I find that a lot of their lip colours are suited to girls with paler complexions. Nevertheless, I tried their Ultra Matte Lip in the shade More Better, which is described as a deep wine. I think the formula is pretty good considering the price point. It doesn’t dry out my lips too much, but it does transfer a bit and is not as long wearing as my holy grail liquid lipstick by LA Splash.
- Good formula considering the price – not too drying
- Transfers whilst eating and drinking a bit
- Difficult to apply darker colours with the doe foot applicator – you basically HAVE to get a lip liner to match any darker colours or your lips will look like a hot mess. A lip liner also helps stop feathering.
To match More Better, I decided to get the LBB Pencil and I have to say – this pencil is amazing. It is a beautiful lip liner, which matches More Better amazingly. The formula is creamy, soft, pigmented – you name it. I LOVE the quality of their lippie pencils and for $5 USD that is hard to beat! LOVE these, can’t say anything bad about them.
The final product I tried was the Lippie Stix in the Ultra Matte formula in the shade Brink. This is described as a terracotta rose. I have to say – I wasn’t THAT impressed with the formula or colour of this product. It was just okay, it didn’t blow me out of the water at all. The formula is fine, but nothing special. Just like any other matte lipstick really. I didn’t like the colour on myself either, which may be why I wasn’t such a big fan.
- Is matte as name claims
- Creamy, not drying
- Innovative packaging
- Nothing particularly impressive formula wise, but it should receive bonus points for being a creamy matte formula – not drying at all. For the price point, this is a good option if you want a matte lipstick, but keep in mind companies like Maybelline offer similar matte lipstick formulas.
- Can exaggerate fine lines in the lips
ColourPop has some amazing products and with their price point, they are difficult to beat. I recommend their eyeshadows in particular to EVERYONE.