There are few things more exciting to me than opening a brand spanking-new box of sparkly and gorgeous eyeshadows on an otherwise uneventful Thursday afternoon. I wanted to write about my first impressions on this product, ColourPop, but after the first day I also thought it would be better to try them out for a week before giving my full thoughts on them. So keep reading to hear about some BRIGHT colors, how they wore, and a look or two I did with the shadows.
Side note: In my last post I wrote about how I have recently starting using Instagram and also how I’m learning new things everyday…Well folks, that journey is still going strong. In my excitement of my new ColourPop goodies I posted the picture above on Instagram and then proceeded to use some small hashtags to describe the product by each of their given names….I started with #Coconut, #Slave2Pink, and #Dare and ended the tagging spree with the products: #Smokin’Whistles, #Erotic, #Fantasy, and #Corset. I thought nothing of it…that was until I started getting people who had taglines that read things like “Hit me up at this dating site,” adding me or liking the picture. One of the pages was basically just pictures of a girl licking a popsicle stick. It was then, and only then, when I realized that I should not have used these eyeshadows names as tags at all. Especially “Erotic.” Dully noted. I digress.
I first found out about ColourPop from watching the lovely Racquel on her Youtube channel which you can check out here: Beauty with Racquel. (Also watch out for a fun future collaboration video that we have in the works together! *Excited dance*) In her January Favorites video she talks about how ColourPop was so great and I had to try it out for myself! So I did my research and loved what I had found about this brand!
ColourPop is a newer company that is from LA and prides themselves on having “luxury formulas at prices that won’t break the bank.” Now THAT is something to be happy about! They also do not test on animals at all, which is a selling point for me. And did I mention the prices? I will again because they are SO affordable. Just one of these pretty eyeshadows is only $5…like FIVE DOLLARS!!
Okay, now we are going to walk through the arrival of this product and be excited together via a ton of pictures.
This was how the package arrived in the mail. The products were neatly placed and super wrapped in foam in these cute little boxes. On the right you’ll see the cards that came with the order which explain the BEST ways to use their product AND came with a note that looks to be handwritten and they personally add your name. I thought it was just adorable and made it harder for me to restrain myself long enough to take pictures of everything before I tore into it.
I had ordered 5 eyeshadows, one highlighter, and one lipstick, or as they call, it Lippie Stix. All of the eyeshadows that I picked were super bright and colorful but they also have a ton of gorgeous “normal” or toned down colors, and metallics, and everything else you’d need on their website! The first ones I opened were the Lippie Stix in “Corset” and the Super Shock Cheek Highlighter in “Smokin’ Whistles.”
“Corset” was a soft and glossy pink with a hint of violet-colored lipstick. It glided on so smooth and I liked the tube that it is packaged in because it made applying it very easy…And I LOVED the color and appreciated that it wasn’t drying one bit. Now I want one of each of the shades they have and with a price of $5 you really can’t go wrong with this. Love.
The “Smokin’ Whistles” highlighter is also a new favorite of mine with its true to form “pink champagne with silver highlights” color. I may have used TOO much of this the past week but that’s just because it’s so darn pretty. These highlighters are only $8, which is another good price point. It does have very small glittery flecks in it but they weren’t huge and added to the glow that it gave off when it hit the light. I can’t talk about these ColourPop products without talking about the texture of them…it was like nothing that I’ve ever felt before in a makeup product. It was creamy and powdery, but not all at the same time. It’s kind of like fluffed up, creamy, and smooth powder. It feels awesome and so unique I adore that. The only downside to this unique formula is that they can expire within a year because they eventually dry up. They state all over their makeup products to tightly close the lid to prevent it from happening sooner, but honestly I don’t think this is too much of a problem. I’ve already used a ton of the red one this week and I’m sure I’ll go through it within the year as I am using it just that much. It’s a tiny “downside” to a very affordable price, so I’ll still take it. I felt like it was worth mentioning though. I swatched these below and thought that the camera doesn’t do the highlighter proper justice. It’s so gorgeous. You can also see how creamy “Corset” looks on the skin.
Next I dug into my eyeshadows and was just in heaven seeing how pigmented and how sparkly they all were. It was everything I love about colors all wrapped into one little product! The texture of the highlighter applies to the eyeshadows too so they do recommend that the best technique for applying these eyeshadows is with your finger for more of a concentrated look. They have plenty of tips on the cards that they send along with eyeshadow which is another big plus and so helpful.
The first eyeshadow I grabbed was the pinkest pink I’ve ever witnessed. It was SO bright and really just looked like a Barbie pink to me. It’s a NEON pink with sliver glitter and it was really metallic looking. It’s another thing that I haven’t ever seen before and I’m happy when a makeup company keeps surprising me! The color is called “Slave2Pink” and here’s the pictures I took, which again do not do justice for how pretty this looked:
The second color I opened was the eyeshadow “Dare.” I had to check out this brilliantly purple neon color with violet flecks of glitter because purple is right under pink with my favorite colors of all time. Especially on the eyes, it was gorgeous.
The third color has grown to be another one that I will use all of the time. Dan even said he thought it looked cool the other day when I wore this which made me love it even more. It’s called “Coconut” and is this totally what I would call a peacock blue. It’s a teal-ish type color with dark blue flecks of shimmer in it and I love how pigmented this was also. One little touch with your finger and it picks up beautifully. I hope to do a future look with this one and plan on wearing it a TON:
The forth color was also pretty but not quite what I expected. “Fantasy” is said to be a “Electric neon red violet topped with multi-dimensional glitter” and looked a bit purplish from the outside. When I swatched it I found that it was more pink than anything else and almost a little too close to “Slave2Pink” for me, which I preferred a lot more to this one. It really still is a pretty color but I recommend getting one or the other because on the eye they look similar AND there was a little difficulty with this one because after I tried to wipe it off with my makeup remover it left a light stain on my eyelid. I think a great thing about this brand was the staying power that it has with all of the colors that I tried, but the stain for this one was not something that I liked about it. I read a little up on it and making sure you have a good base or primer should help with the staining more so, but I wouldn’t buy this one again just for that factor.
The last color that I swatched is the infamous earlier mentioned “Erotic” and I just love the heck out of this one! For a long time I’ve been wanting to do a bold red eyeshadow look and I was just waiting for something as perfect as this one! I have to just repeat what the website said about it because it’s spot on: “Super neon candy apple red with sparkling pink and copper glitter. Let your freak flag fly with this baby. Totally x-rated, makeup junkie certified.” Freaking. Love. This. Red. There should be a warning that when you wear this symptoms of feeling like a bad ass superhero are strong. It’s so different and fun and I’m happy to have finally tried it out because I SO fancied it. It was a true electric red with fun glitter.
So after I opened these babies I swatched them all to see how they looked out of the packaging and here’s what I got below. You can definitely see how metallic and pigmented these are but it’s hard to show some of the duo-tones that these give off. That pink though…ugh. Beautiful.
If you like any of the ones you see I’m all about good deals so here’s the scoop on ordering from the website. Once you go on colourpop.com a pop-up window shows up and, if it’s still there, you can enter your email address and get $5 off your first purchase…which is one of these shadows FREE! Also they have free shipping if you spend $30 or more, which I found easy to do and you get SO much for that price. Again, I know this was long showing all of the colors so I’m going to do a mini recap of what I liked about the product and didn’t like.
Likes: It’s SO affordable. Super fun colors. Unique texture. Highly Pigmented. Awesome staying power. No testing on fur babies. Made in LA. All around gorgeous. Would definitely buy more again and recommend to any friend!
Dislikes: “Fantasy” too similar to “Slave2Pink and it can stain the eyelid without a base. I want to say that the drying out within a year is a negative, but it’s really not for me because I will most likely use them up by then, but I could see how it would defer someone from buying a ton of them to make sure they use it up.
Okay!! Now onto the “Kellie Pink” eyeshadow look that I did with a few of these shadows mixed together. I’m sure this will be one of many looks that I will show with these new shadows! I named the look Kellie Pink because of the fact that when I see anything so bright, pink, and happy as these colors I think of one of my best friends Kellie! She’s my bright light and happiness!
Here’s the few and quick steps I did to get this look:
1. I’ve said it and I’ll say it again: Prime your eyelids peeps! It makes the makeup look extra beautiful and creates a clean base for your eyeshadows. I then applied a cream colored eyeshadow all over to set the primer and get my eye ready to go. Also, add a little highlighter color right under the eyebrow and in the inner corner of your eye.
2. Blend out a little of a taupe eyeshadow with a fluffy brush in the crease to make blending the shadows easier later on and then add the color “Slave2Pink” to your lower lashline with a small angled brush.
3. Take “Slave2Pink” and apply it to the inner part of your eyelid carefully with your fingertip for maximum color. Then take your fingertip and apply “Dare” to the outter corner of your eyelid.
4. Apply a little more of the “Dare” color to your crease gently with your fingertip and then blend it out with fluffy brush to diffuse the color.
5. Take a black liquid liner and apply it to your upper lash line and create a small wing at the end. Also add some more of the “Slave2Pink” under your lash line and drag it out underneath your black liner.
6. Curl your lashes, add some mascara, and throw on some falsies if you want to finish the look!
ALL done! See, that was easy-peasy! While I realize this isn’t probably an everyday look it’s fun to get a couple bright eyeshadows in your life to spice things up drastically!! Here’s the eyeshadow look paired with the “Corset” lip color:
PRODUCTS USED (IN ORDER):
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion- Original
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in “Foxy” ,”Bootycall”, and “Tease”
ColourPop Super Shocked Pressed Pigment in “Slave2Pink” and “Dare”
Almay Liquid Liner in “Black”
IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes Extensions mascara
Ardell Eyelashes in “Demi 120”
Duo Dark-tone Eyelash Adhesive
OTHER PRODUCTS USED:
IT Cosmetics Brow Power in Universal
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 in Light Neutral
IT Cosmetics “Bye Bye Under Eye” in Neutral Medium
Almay Clear Complexion Concealer in Light
Laura Geller- “Baked Blush Catalina”
IT Cosmetics “Bye Bye Pores” Powder
ColourPop Lippie Stix in “Corset”
I also wanted to post another look with the red shadow “Erotic” that I loved so much. It was an easy one, just a lot of blending. For this I also used a good amount of the “Smokin’ Whistles” highlighter for a Strobing contour effect and also lighten up the rest of my face since it’s such a bright color on the eyes:
Hope everyone enjoys!! Have any looks that you’d like to see with this? Please comment below and let me know and please subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss a beat!!
*This was not a sponsored post.*