8/12/16

Belated ColourPop Birthday Haul

I have been wanted to try this iconic online beauty brand for a while now, and figured there was no better occasion to 'pop' my ColourPop cherry than my birthday last month, so I treated myself to a sweet little order!


I actually had my goodies shipped to the States, which is just a short distance from where I live. Hence why this post is a little belated...

A couple of very busy weeks went by after my order had been delivered, and I just couldn't seem to find a day to make the trip. My mom actually kindly picked up the package for me - thanks mom! I am pleased to report, however, that the company now offers international shipping! This makes me a happy bird, because the minute I dipped my finger into one of their buttery eyeshadows, I knew I needed to order more - this time delivered straight to my door. A second order has yet to be placed due to some serious spending crackdown...but I promise this won't be the last of my ColourPop hauls.

Girly (left), So Quiche (right)

The eyeshadows are definitely my favourite! Especially So Quiche, which is unlike anything I've seen before! It's a deep olive colour with pink micro-glitter and looks so pretty on the eyes. It can be paired with a variety of different colours in the crease, making it wearable for both day and night outings. I've received many compliments every time I've worn this shadow, and I guarantee it will be featured in my next favourites post. I just love it so much! I love it the same way I love watching sappy rom-coms on a Friday night after a long week of work. In a sad way, it brightens my attitude and puts a smile on my face.

The ColourPop shadows are an interesting texture. They're a powder-cream hybrid, with major pigmentation and setting power. These things barely budge! Although I must admit, I did experience some creasing the first time I wore one, but that problem was easily fixed by using concealer or an eye base to prime my lids. They're best applied with a finger for true colour pay-off.

Girly is a beautiful vanilla shade with pink duochrome that I think is perfect for highlighting the inner corner! It's a satin finish (no glitter) and changes colour when reflecting light for an iridescent look.

Get Paid (left), Cry Baby (right), Zulu (front)

The eyeliners are also pretty bomb! I selected two gel formulas in Cry Baby and Get Paid. I like having the option of applying these to the waterline for a pop of colour or using a brush to create a crisp feline flick. The rose gold/copper hue is great for all seasons and can be used to amp up special occasion looks. To me, it screams fall! Just staring at the warm colour makes me imagine orange leaves falling from trees and hot beverages in hand while sitting cozy next to a fireplace. It makes me somewhat eager to exit this heat wave weather and welcome cooler temperatures.

But we're not quite finished with summer just yet, and I'm going to take advantage of the last five weeks or so to sport some brighter colours. The pastel purple is simply stunning and very brightening when worn along the waterline. It looks nearly white...but it's not! It teases the eye and adds just a touch of something different to any makeup look.

The pencil liner in Zulu is equally as pretty and a little more vibrant. It's described as a vivid pastel sea foam green and would definitely be worn by mermaids! All of the liners are extremely creamy, but the pencil is almost too soft and thin. Mine broke (presumably in transit) and flew across my bathroom the first time I opened it. It was no biggy as I was able to pop it back into the tube, however, I now use very slow movements when twisting it up.

I definitely want to order more liner colours (there's an awesome selection) but I have to determine which formula I like best. Right now...the pots are winning.

Swatches of eyeshadow and liners, from left to right: So Quiche, 
Girly, Zulu, Cry Baby, Get Paid

I suppose I was really feeling the change of season when I placed this order, as the Ultra Satin Lips I chose are dark and a little more fall appropriate. To be honest, I already have a ton of pink, coral and red lipsticks in my collection. I wanted to go for something different that I knew would look nothing like anything I already own. 

Mess Around (top), Frick N' Frack (bottom) 

Frick N' Frack is a dark, rosy terracotta colour and Mess Around is straight up brown. We'll see if I am ever brave enough to wear chocolate-coloured lipstick in public. It's definitely different...and dark...and bold...but I think it would look amazing paired with matte, monochromatic brown eyeshadows. I'll have to experiment.

Mess Around (left), Frick N' Frack (right)

I kind of wish Frick N' Frack translated a little more orange on my lips, but instead it shows up as that very popular 90s grunge colour everyone has been obsessed with for the past couple of years. It's definitely something I will wear, especially as the weather gets colder and dark lips make a comeback. 

Overall I am quite happy with my first ColourPop haul. Did I mention that these items cost just $6 and $5 (USD) each? That price just can't be beat and the quality does not disappoint. 

Have you tried anything from ColourPop? What are some of your favourites? 

Leave me a comment below! 

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