Several weeks ago I decided that I wanted to try the Colourpop highlighters and a popular shade of their Lippie Stix, Lumiere. Then I discovered that in the US you only need to spend $30 to get free shipping, so needless to say I took advantage of that offer and picked up a few more items!
If you haven’t already heard, Colourpop is an affordable makeup line that is relatively new and it’s been raved about all over the blogosphere. I’ve only tried one item from them, a crème Lippie Stix in Aquarius, so I wanted to get a good assortment of products while I was placing the order.
Unfortunately there was a little mix-up and at first I didn’t receive Lumiere. In its place I was sent the Lippie Stix Nevermind, a deep plum shade that I can never see myself wearing. Had it been a nicer color I probably would have left it alone, but I emailed Colourpop about the mistake and was sent the proper shade. Their customer service was great and they replied quickly! I suppose I got two products for the price of one and maybe someday I’ll be bold enough to wear a purple lip. Maybe.
Lumiere arrived a few days ago and I'm so glad I got it; the color is a deep mauvey pink and it's so pretty! The matte finish last for ages.
I’ve heard a lot of great things about Colourpop Super Shock eyeshadows so I picked up three, two of which I featured as inspiration for my If I Designed My Own Eyeshadow Palette post. Cricket, a neutral shimmery plum, is my favorite. It’s a nice little pop of color on the eyes that isn’t too bold. The formula is hard to describe because it feels almost like a cream-to-powder product but it’s just a powder.
The other two shadows I got, Flower Shop and I <3 This, I’m not as happy about. Flowershop is a bright teal shade but online it looked more like a pale jade. I’ll try to wear it in the summer but it might just be too bright for me. Swatches of I <3 This looked absolutely gorgeous but it seems to be mostly glitter, which I’m not crazy about. I’m hoping that the glitter is just a spray-over and as I get deeper into the product it will go away. Both of these shadows have the same creamy texture that I like about Cricket.
I also picked up a highlighter in Lunch Money and it is absolutely stunning. The cream texture is even more pronounced in the highlighter than in the eyeshadows. This makes it difficult to pick up with a brush, but I like to swipe it on my cheekbones and then blend it in with a sponge. Lunch Money is pure sheen and it’s not as intense as my other highlighters, so it doesn’t leave a stripe across the face even if you apply it with your fingers. I love it and I’m hoping to get some other shades! I think Lunch Money would be flattering on a ton of skin tones as it’s a neutral champagne shade that isn't too pigmented.
The last product I added to my cart was one of the Ultra Satin Lip. From what I’ve read about Colourpop’s liquid lipsticks, the Ultra Matte lips are quite drying so I knew I wanted to avoid those. The Satin lips are said to be less drying and matte so I went with a light nude shade called Magic Wand. I love it so far and even included it in my 10 Autumn Nudes post! I forgot to swatch this shade with the others so if you’d like to see it I did a swatch in that post.
Based off my experience with the shadows, I don’t think I’ll place an order anytime soon. At the very least I’ll do a lot of research on the shades I get. I do love the lip products and the highlighters so I’m going to check out more shades from Colourpop!
Have you tried anything from Colourpop?