There’s no doubting that it doesn’t get much bigger than Colourpop. The brand appeared out of nowhere and captured everyone’s hearts, including mine. This is maybe my fifth or sixth order from the brand and each time, the products seem to be better quality. Which is good news because at times, it’s easy to be disillusioned with their customer service. I ordered these bits on the 27th of July, it shipped on the 10th of August and it arrived on the 24th of August. That is eons in beauty junkie years. I’ve heard all kinds of strange stories from people about their customer service experience but for now, we’re here to talk about the makeup.
When CP dropped a whole bunch of new products (namely concealers and single highlighters and bronzers) I couldn’t resist adding a few new things to my collection.
I was very intrigued by Colourpop’s first foray into complexion. So I grabbed the lightest shade in the range. Initially, when swatching it I was a little worried that this wouldn’t be working on my skin tone at all but it actually works better than expected, not appearing as dark or as yellow on my face as it does on my arm when swatched, for whatever reason. The flat, doefoot applicator is great to really distribute product under the eyes. It blends in beautifully under the eye and provides pretty good coverage but I’ve only just started testing it so will need to give a proper run down soon.
Colourpop Pressed Powder Highlighters
S’Il Vous Play & Here Kitty Kitty
The most exciting part of the latest launches, in my opinion. You all know that I can never resist a new highlighter formula to play with. Especially when the range includes a couple of pale-gal friendly shades. Both formulas impressed me, they’re not the softest formula in the pan but on the cheeks, they blend in nicely. One thing that really bothered me about these pressed powders were that the names aren’t anywhere on the packaging.
S’Il Vous Play is definitely not for the faint hearted. The pearlescent white shade can look quite intense on the cheeks, I imagine this would be even more the case on deeper skin tones. It swatched a little glittery but I don’t seem to have much of an issue when I apply it to the cheekbones. Here Kitty Kitty is a shade that I think would work for more people. It’s a light, golden ivory shade (with a super cute name). It starts off quite subtle but can be built up to be quite intense.
Colourpop Pressed Powder Bronzer
I thought, while I was at it, that I’d pick up a bronzer and see how they fared. Particularly as the shade Private Party looked like it’d actually work on my pale skin. Again, I haven’t tested this a whole lot yet but the formula has immediately impressed. Super easy to apply with a big, fluffy bronzer brush, without going overboard. When swatched, Private Party looked like it’d be too intense for me but so far, I’m loving this one to add warmth and a bit of definition to the complexion.
L to R: Colourpop Fair 5, S’Il Vous Plait, Here Kitty Kitty & Private Party
Colourpop Pressed Shadows
Come and Get It, Save It For Later, Board Shorts, Note to Self & Lil’ Boat
No surprises that I took the opportunity to add to my pressed shadows collection from CP, after my first impressions were so positive. And definitely no surprises that, yet again, I went for the bronzes and neutral browns. Nothing revolutionary, but my Colourpop palette is starting to take shape. I also picked up the Colourpop Empty Palette in the order. I’m glad that Colourpop released a proper sized ‘z-palette’ kind of thing, giving me the perfect excuse to rehouse my existing CP shadows and add a couple more to the mix. As you can see in the pics, there’s still plenty of room for expansion…
Come and Get It was the furthest out of my comfort zone – a beautiful golden pink. Save It For Later is a gorgeous, easy to wear warm gold, Board Shorts is similar but more intense and metallic. Note to Self is yet another medium matte brown – I’ve been throwing this one in the crease on it’s own a lot lately. And Lil’ Boat is a darker brown I’ve been reaching for to deepen up the outer corner of the eye.
L to R: Come And Get It, Save It For Later, Board Shorts, Note to Self, Lil’ Boat
(first row) Let Me Explain, Ringer, Just In Time, You Know The Drill, Save It For Later, Board Shorts
(second row) Come and Get It, Ego, Boxer, High Strung
(third row) Made to Last, Bel Air, Conundrum, Note to Self, Lil’ Boat
Colourpop Blending Brush
Now this isn’t one that I actually purchased but a little freebie they included because my order took ~decades~ to ship. I saw some others get a gorgeous vampy Lippie Stix shade but I was pleasantly surprised to see a brush. After looking on the website, it would seem that this brush is an old one that’s been discontinued but nevertheless, it’s a nice touch.
I can’t wait to keep playing with these bits and pieces and slotting them into upcoming content. I always seem to find that there are never enough swatches online of CP products so hopefully this has helped anyone looking to order!