Well guys, I got suckered in again. Being an absolute concealer junkie, when I heard that Colourpop was releasing their own line of concealers, I just had to try them out. Of course while browsing the website there was a whole bunch of other stuff I was curious about so I ended up with a whole haul of new products that I’ve been playing with over the past few weeks.
The No Filter Concealer is what started this in the first place. I picked up two shades, Light 20 and Medium 30. Upon first application, these are a really nice texture, pigmented and smooth, but I find that they are very tough to blend out, and they oxidize like crazy. I mean, MAJOR oxidization. I would suggest that if you want to try these out, to go 2 shades lighter than your actual skin tone. I’m tan right now and Light is working out well for me because it goes so much darker. It also settles into pores pretty badly so I think I will stick to using these under the eyes. Would I re-purchase? Honestly, no.
Another new release from Colourpop was their line of brushes; I only picked up one, the Small Fluff Brush, which is pretty versatile; it applies highlighter really well as well as setting the undereye area. For the price point, I would definitely recommend this brush and am totally open to picking up some other ones in the future.
A launch that I missed ages ago was the release of their Pressed Powder Shadows; they are known for their Super Shock Eyeshadows, which I’ve tried and blogged about before. I will say that the powder eyeshadows are really quite lovely, this was probably what impressed me most out of everything I hauled – they’re soft and blend out well with almost no fallout. I bought four since they send a free palette for them, which is nice, although I will say the palette is very large and bulky considering how little product they house. The shades I picked up (L-R in the swatch) are: Ringer, Save it for Later, I Owe You and Conundrum. I’ve always been super curious about the orange / burnt sienna shade as a crease shade and I think I Owe You is a perfect colour; it’s not too bright that it looks too strange for everyday. The two shimmery shades are really beautiful and unlike anything else I own, despite the fact that they are still in the gold/champagne/bronze family. I’ve been using these four shadows and they are really great for doing everyday and even more dramatic looks.
I’ve been trying to get my hands on a new bronzer so in the Sale section of the website I snagged the Alexis Ren X Colourpop collab called Topaz, which consists of two large pans of bronzer (Golden Moment) and highlighter (She’s Here to Stay) – first two swatches in the middle picture. The highlighter is obviously too dark for me to use in that manner, but I’ve been treating it like a massive pan of eyeshadow, and since I love my gold eyeshadows, I’ve been really enjoying patting some of this all over the lid on days I don’t use the other pressed shadows I picked up.
Another set I picked up in the sale section were a bunch of lip products. First up is the Lippie Pencil in the shade Toy, which is a lovely pinky nude. Next, I got a set (no longer sold, sorry!) of three of the liquid lip products – an Ultra Matte Lip in The Twirl, Ultra Satin Lip in Likely, and an Ultra Glossy Lip in Up Do. I’m not sure if I’m a huge fan of the liquid lippies from the brand, as I think the very thin liquidy formula is very difficult to apply neatly. But the shades are lovely and I like how they are unscented, but I don’t believe I’ll be buying any more of them in the future, except maybe some nude lip gloss shades.
All in all I’m quite pleased with my overall purchase. While I find Colourpop products to be hit or miss, the price point is really great so I don’t feel like I’ve spent so much of my hard-earned cash. What have you tried from Colourpop and what would you recommend?