Brands can’t get much more hyped up online than Colourpop – their launches are always huge and their product lineup looks very tempting so my wishlist has been growing at a great rate with every new product they release. While I was in the U.S. I took the opportunity to place an order and save on shipping, but I also grabbed a couple of bits in a group order so I could get my hands on the new releases from Kathleen Lights. I finally got a chance to take pics of it all and try some of the stuff out so here’s a look at the newest additions to my overflowing makeup collection.
I’ve tried the Colourpop eyeshadow formula before, in my last haul, but there were a few more shades that were taking my fancy this time around. The formula is super smooth and creamy to apply but I find it can be a little hard to control with a brush – I prefer to pat them on with a finger before blending them out. La La is an Ultra Metallic rose gold shade, Weenie is a slightly warmer and darker gold in a Pearlized finish and Wattles is a slightly less metallic warm-orange/beige shade in the brand’s Satin finish.
Although I’m always much more of a powder highlighter gal, the swatches of the cream highlighters sucked me in. So the light, slightly pink-toned champagne made it’s way into my basket. First impressions are that these are almost tricky to work with – they tend to apply a little patchy if I don’t take plenty of care but that could also be my terrible application techniques. Nevertheless, the shade is beautiful on my pale skin when I get it right.
L to R: Wattles, La La, Weenie, Smoke N’ Whistles
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Bound, Contempo & Poppin –
The other bits that I also tried in my last CP order were from the Lippie Stix range but there were a few more colours on my wishlist this time around. Bound, in the Glossy formula, is a sheer yet stunning nude pink, Contempo is a classic dusty rose-mauve in the Matte formula and Poppin is a beautiful, bright and intensely pigmented fuchsia pink. Each formula is quite different when applied so I’ll be interested in giving them all a proper test run.
L to R: Bound, Contempo, Poppin
These were the lip products I was probably most excited to try – although there weren’t a lot of shades in the range that stood out to me, the raves about the formula convinced me I needed to give them a try. I picked up Alyssa and November from the Kathleen Lights release but was a little surprised by how peachy they both applied on my pale skin, particularly November. I also grabbed Lyin’ King from the original line up, partly because of the adorable name and partly because sometimes I just love a good raspberry red.
I wasn’t expecting quite as much from the Ultra Matte Lip formula – I’ve heard reports of them being quite dry and uncomfortable but I still wanted to give them a go. Clueless is a light dusty mauve pink when swatched but dries down quite a bit darker on the lips. Bad Habit is a deep berry red. I’ve only played around with the formula once or twice but so far I’m definitely not blown away.
L to R: Alyssa, November, Lyin’ King, Clueless, Bad Habit
Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip in Finder’s Keepers, Piranha & Weho –
While I made the order, I also grabbed the mini lip gloss samples they were offering to promote the new launch – the pink shade had sold out so I grabbed the other three. Finder’s Keepers is definitely my favourite shade of the bunch, shade-wise. Weho and Finder’s Keepers are a little stronger in pigment, whereas Piranha, in the Sheer formula takes a little more building up to get pay off.
L to R: Piranha, Weho, Finder’s Keepers
I’m still having a play with a lot of the bits in the haul – I couldn’t ruin the perfect eyeshadows before taking pictures, could I? But I’m very excited to keep playing as I’ve had mixed results so far when it comes to quality. Will make sure to report back soon!
What are your favourite Colourpop products?