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- Paulo Coelho
Hello beauties!! A few weeks ago I placed an order with ColourPop for a couple shadows and some lippie stix & pencils.. You can check out my previous review on Frida.. That post gives a little rundown on who/what ColourPop is and also gives some info on the lip products they carry.
They always leave a super cute handwritten note in every box... I love that!
This post will be pretty lengthy; I was thinking about breaking this down into multiple posts but since it's a haul, I wanted to also include swatches and a bit of a review so hopefully you guys will like this! I put a lot of work in, and took literally hundreds of pictures!
I'll start with the lip products first!
I picked up 5 Lippie Stix and 4 Lippie Pencils.
This shade is super pigmented and gorgeous! I purchased it knowing it would more than likely wash me out on its own so this is a shade I will mix with others or layer with different lip liners. It has a beautiful shine/gloss to it and feels amazing on the lips.
I love that the lip liner is darker! Line your lips as you normally would and fill in just the outer corners, blending it inward and then apply the lipstick all over... Gorgeous! It makes your lips look full and beautiful. I love these shades! Super pigmented and smooth to apply.
Brink is a matte finish.
The pencil matches fairly closely, however it's a tiny bit deeper. These are both described as warm dusty taupes.
These are just stunning! It applies with a slight shine and then dries down to a matte. Super creamy for a matte lipstick!!
Ellarie is also a matte finish.
This is probably my favorite from all the lippies I purchased!! The pencil is a deep blackened violet and the lipstick is described as a sultry cranberry.. The perfect description!
How absolutely perfect are these shades?! This gives you that ultra sexy, vampy lip that is always in trend for the fall and winter.
(I used all four eyeshadows in this look!!!)
I could easily see myself wearing this religiously! It lasts forever on the lips and it did not dry mine out at all, after hours of wear. I was very impressed.. They honestly don't feel like mattes. They are much more moisturizing than most.
Last, but not least is Dalia.
A matte finish.
Another shade perfect for the fall and winter. This has to be a MAC dupe or something!!
So pigmented, so creamy and smooth. I couldn't believe how comfortable all of these mattes feel. It's truly impressive.
So there are the lip products! There isn't one I disliked, the formula is just perfection on each.
Now for the Super Shock shadows! I only purchased four because I wanted to try them out before I went crazy with buying a ton. All four are mattes!
The packaging is super cute! A mint/teal shade and the inside is purple.. It's the little things :)
These are a creme-to-powder type formula so it's super important to keep the caps on TIGHT so they don't dry out!!
Each shade is written on the bottom along with what type of finish it is.
Let's check out the shades!
Bandit is a warm rusty brown.
You guys know how much I just love warm red browns... And this is PERFECTION. In the crease?! Heaven. Pure heaven.
Mittens is a deep warm brown with a red violet undertone.
This shade just makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside..... Yeah, I'm a loser. But seriously... It's just a buttery, smooth, deep warm, absolutely gorgeous brown. It's just so beautiful.
Hustle is a burgundy violet.
This is such a unique shade! It's just beautiful. Am I being too repetitive yet?! I can't help it. These shades are so lovely.
Last, but not least... Doe-A-Deer, a blackened violet.
True to its name, just a perfect deep, dark violet shade.
This is a look I did using all four eyeshadows.
The formula on these is out of this world. Unlike anything I have ever used before. You literally have to feel these for yourself to understand. They feel like velvet. That's the best way I can describe it.
Because these start as almost a cream, it is said that the best way to apply these is with your finger. I've played with these throughout the week and tried a bunch of different brushes out and some definitely work better than others. I found that synthetic brushes seemed to work the best (Sigma's E40 was perfect for crease blending). Brushes with natural hairs tended to make these a bit patchy so I'd say either stick with your fingers or synthetic brushes.
It definitely takes a little getting used to. These are not your traditional powder eyeshadows. I'd recommend taking a day you're free to play with these and get the hang of them, figure out how you like to apply them best. But once you get used to it, they blend like an absolute dream. They last all day and do not budge once they set. When I first got these in the mail, I did swatches on the back of my hand... Washed my hands over 10 times throughout the day and there was still color on my hands. They are that pigmented and long-wearing.
I can officially say, not only do the lip products live up to the hype... But the shadows do too. I'm dying for the blushes now as well!
Have your tried ColourPop yet? If so, what are some of your favorite products and shades? Let us know in the comments below!
ColourPop is a cruelty-free, made in the USA company. Every lip and eye product is only $5 each! An incredible deal. I'm in love!
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