Sometime last year I started seeing the company Colour Pop showing up all over the internet. Blog posts, YouTube videos, Instagram pictures, it was everywhere! When I looked it up I was AMAZED by the prices. $5 for an eyeshadow? $5 for a lipstick? How could it be! I assumed they weren’t the best quality, but then I started seeing swatches. I finally placed an order, picking out a few of their different products to test out. I’ve only been using them for 2 weeks or so, but I thought I’d put out a post with a quick overview of my thoughts!
Blush in Birthday Suit ($8.00)
There were SO many blushes to choose from, but I was in the market for something with a berry or rose under tone, since I have to many pinks. It’s hard to tell what the shades REALLY look like online, but I am SO happy with Birthday Suit, it’s exactly what I was looking for. I’ve been using a stippling brush to apply which allows me to control how much gets onto the cheeks.
Bronzer in Bon Voyage ($8.00)
For the winter, I really needed a lighter colored bronzer. I’d been using The Body Shop Honey Bronzer, but it’s starting to dry out so I need something new. I went with Bon Voyage because it looked like a neutral shade, not too orange, and wasn’t too dark. The color is perfect, but I’m having trouble figuring out how to apply it. The creamy formula doesn’t really work with my preferred bronzer brush and my stippling brush is too big.
The eyeshadow section of the Colour Pop is a little overwhelming. Shadows come in every color and finish imaginable. I figured I’d pick out two shades to compare. After looking at some swatches on the internet, I picked Weenie. Weenie is the most metallic coppery shade I’ve ever seen. It’s easy to wear sheered out, or layer up to be super pigmented. I really love a sparkly eye!
For the second shade I went with something completely different. Bill is a matte taupe with a pink undertone. The pigmentation is just as awesome as Weenie. This is a great everyday shade, and paired with some black eyeliner is the perfect look. The creamy consistency make it easy to apply quick when I’m in a rush in the morning.
Lippie Stix in Julep ($5.00)
When I first applied the shade Julep I was a little shocked how bright it was, but it’s so dang pretty. I love the size of the stick and angled bullet. Application is a breeze, and I don’t need to worry about sharpening. I wore this on a night out, lots of eating and drinking, and was surprised how well it stood up. The formula is a bit sticky, but that helps it really adhere to the lips. It wore off evenly, and left a slight stain on the lips.
Lippie Pencil in Friday ($5.00)
The Lippie Pencils come in the same shade as the Lippie Stix so you can match easily. I went with a different shade for the pencil because I really love using lip pencils all over the lip. Frida came up a lot in my google searches as a popular shade. It’s an everyday pinky nude. The pictures on the website I thought were misleading, I thought this was going to be chubbier, but I’m actually fine with the thin pencil. It’s matte and adheres to the lip. I wore this for a whole work day and only touched up a few times, but didn’t need too much work!
Left to Right: Bronzer in Bon Voyage, Blush in Birthday Suit, Shadow in Weenie, Shadow in Bill, Lippie Stix in Julep, Lippie Pencil in Frida
Overall, I’m really happy with my Colour Pop haul, and can’t wait to try even more items! I was amazed at the pigmentation and creaminess of the products considering the cheap price. I had a little trouble figuring out the best mode of application for a few items, but think I just need a few more make up brushes!