ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Sweet Talk

April 22, 2019 | Beauty, ColourPop | 8 Comments »


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ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Sweet Talk

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Sweet Talk

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Sweet Talk

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Sweet Talk

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Sweet Talk

Swatches: Catch Me, Side2Side, Garden Date, Work It, Prima Drama, Meadow

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Sweet Talk

Swatches: Eearly Mornin’, Dream Maker, ICYMI, Melody, West Side, Feel Free

I’m slowly, but surely trying to get back into a routine. After everything that’s happened I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. I’m trying to just take it one day at a time. I’m still feeling upset about my hair. I really am trying to look at the bright side. Once a week I go to get my hair deep conditioned, my color refreshed, and I walk out looking like me again. I’m grateful for that. I truly am. But in between appointments when I wash my own hair and I see it crunch back up again, I can’t help but feel sad. And when I see my frail hair breaking off my anxiety kicks in and I wonder how much longer I have to deal with this. I feel like an annoyance when I constantly ask how much longer my hair is going to be like this, but I guess that’s anxiety for you. You constantly need to be reassured. Even though I’m told it will be a while before my hair looks and feels like normal hair again, I wonder if that’s even true. I feel like it’s going to be like this until it grows out and I can cut off the frail bits.

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Sweet Talk

Anyway, last week I talked about my latest ColourPop order. I just had to get my hands on the Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in It’s My Pleasure and Sweet Talk. Had I not laid my eyes on Sweet Talk I probably could have stayed away from ColourPop for a while. But this palette really caught my eye. It’s so pretty and absolutely perfect for Spring!

The Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Sweet Talk contains 12 eyeshadows in 4 different formulas! It includes their pressed powder, pressed pigment, pressed glitter, and super shock shadow! I’m really digging the variety here. There is a nice combination of transition shades and some really pretty sparkly lid shades. I appreciate the addition of a base shade. I love using those types on my brow bone. The shadows all applied and blended beautifully. Apparently a few shades aren’t meant to be used in the eye area. I probably wouldn’t put the glitters near my eye anyway as they were quite chunky. The pigments didn’t cause any irritation though and my eyes can be pretty sensitive. You can see a look I created with the Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Sweet Talk below.

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Sweet Talk

Overall, I’d have to say that I really love this palette. I have no clue how I’ll use the pressed glitters, but the rest of the shadows are just gorgeous and will get lots of use. I wouldn’t say it’s a must have since a few of these can’t even be applied near your eyes. I’m pretty sure I even have a few of these shades in other ColourPop palettes and you might too. Or at least it seems that way since they all start to look the same at some point. I really do need to lay off the palettes for a while, but Sweet Talk was just too pretty to pass up. Even the packaging is pretty!

Did you purchase anything from ColourPop’s Spring collection? How would you use the pressed glitters?

Info

Product: ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Sweet Talk
Price: $18.00
Purchase: colourpop.com

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in It’s My Pleasure

April 15, 2019 | Beauty, ColourPop | 4 Comments »


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ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in It’s My Pleasure

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in It’s My Pleasure

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in It’s My Pleasure

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in It’s My Pleasure

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in It’s My Pleasure

Swatches: Kittenfish, Do Or Dough, Pretty Cruel, Bare Minimum

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in It’s My Pleasure

Swatches: Earthshine, Chick Lit, Mr. Sandman, Fan Fiction, Sleeper

So you’re probably thinking ‘It sure didn’t take you long to start ordering from ColourPop again.’ I guess it didn’t. Shortly after I swore them off they came out with their Spring collection and I really struggled over whether or not I should place an order. Then one of my friends kept telling me that I needed the It’s My Pleasure Palette in my life and I eventually caved. I’m a sucker for purple so she really didn’t have to convince me. I ended up ordering some of the Spring stuff along with the Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in It’s My Pleasure. I also ordered another Pressed Powder Blush in Soul Mate to see if I did in fact receive a bad batch. Turns out I did because the new one swatches so much better! Thanks for nothing, ColourPop! All I wanted was a replacement. But if it’s one thing I’ve learned in all of my years of shopping with ColourPop, it’s that if you receive something damaged or if it just doesn’t perform the way that it should, you’re pretty much stuck with it. But hey at least they got the customer service thing down. Oh wait…

Ok I’m done being petty. Now we can talk about how gorgeous this palette is! The Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in It’s My Pleasure contains 9 eyeshadows. It’s a mix of mattes and metallics with a few pressed pigments thrown in. This surely is a purple lovers dream palette. These jewel tones really stand out. They swatched beautifully. A few of the darker shades were a bit dry and looked a little patchy when I swatched them. However, I didn’t experience any issues during application. They applied and blended beautifully. You can see a look I created with the Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in It’s My Pleasure below.

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in It’s My Pleasure

Overall, I’d have to say this is another great palette from ColourPop. I really thought the Ooh La La! Palette was my favorite, but I think the It’s My Pleasure Palette might have taken its place.

Info

Product: ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in It’s My Pleasure
Price: $12.00
Purchase: colourpop.com

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

March 18, 2019 | Beauty, ColourPop | 34 Comments »


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ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Swatches: Champagne Toast, Pancakes Please, French Toast, Skinny Latte, Cinnamon Sugar, Mimosa

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Swatches: Maple Syrup, Sundae Funday, Sunny Side Up, Americano, Brunch Club, Extra Slice

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Swatches: @ Me, Swipe Right, Soul Mate

If you follow me on Instagram then you probably know that I’m at war with ColourPop again. Their products aren’t the issue. Like with most brands they have their hits and misses. I personally think they have more hits than misses which is why I’m such a fan. However, their customer service is by far the worst I’ve ever had to deal with. I won’t bore you with details, but I will say that I’m tired of their crap. In the past I’ve had to deal with receiving broken products. Trying to get a replacement was like walking through a maze with no end in sight. They keep asking for photos despite the many I had already sent. When you start showing signs of irritation they rudely tell you that they will send you a replacement ‘this time’ as if they are doing you some huge favor. It really rubbed me the wrong way. Shortly after those days they introduced their pressed products. I caved and started to order again thinking their Super Shock products were the problem. Maybe they just didn’t ship well? I still had issues with their pressed products, but it wasn’t as bad.

My problem this time? Well, when their newest collection launched I decided to place an order. The ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection looked so cute! Especially the Pressed Powder Blush in Soul Mate. I saw so many swatches and just couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Once it arrived I swatched it and it was a huge powdery mess. This couldn’t be right! Yet somehow it was. I would swipe and the product would just clump up and fall off. It wouldn’t blend out or stick to my skin. In fact in my swatch that’s several swipes going back and forth just to get the color to even show. I reached out to ColourPop to see if maybe I had received a bad batch. After days of back and forth they refused to answer my question and refused to replace my blush because to them nothing was wrong with it. Um… ok? This was even after sending them a video of me live swatching the blush. I was left feeling disappointed and angry.

Ok so I guess this was rather detailed. I guess I needed to vent? I get that not every product can be a winner. I’ve dealt with quite a few duds in my time. And for the price you really can’t complain much. However, something just didn’t add up here. Mine is nothing like any of the others I’ve seen. Obviously some people have received this blush in perfectly swatchable condition. All I wanted was a replacement. I wasn’t looking for a handout or even a refund. I just wanted what I paid for. Simple as that. Yet instead of trying to keep one of their biggest customers happy they go and insult me. I wish I could say I’ve sworn them off yet again and I probably should especially after telling their customer service right where they can stick their useless $5.00 promo code, but I’ll probably order from them again.

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Anyway, onto the review.

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Brunch Date
I probably didn’t need the Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Brunch Date, but it was too cute to pass up. Brunch Date contains 12 shadows in both matte and metallic finishes. I don’t think any of the shades really stand out, but like I said it is a cute palette. They are nicely pigmented and blended beautifully. Brunch Club is the beautiful cobalt blue shade. That’s the shade that really stands out in the palette. It did need to be built up a bit.

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Ultra Matte Lip in @ Me
The Ultra Matte Lip in @ Me is described as a dusty pink mauve. It’s the most gorgeous nude and paired really well with some of the bolder shades in the Brunch Date Palette. It applied nicely and lasted quite a while. It was still going strong at the end of the day. It was a little drying, but it wasn’t bothersome.

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection
ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Pressed Powder Highlighter in Swipe Right
The Pressed Powder Highlighter in Swipe Right is described as a soft peach with a pink duochrome flip. Swipe Right was indeed silky soft and glided onto my skin. It gives off such a nice glow. It’s easily one of the more unique highlighters in my collection. It’s very pretty and a fun shade to work with.

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Pressed Powder Blush in Soul Mate
The Pressed Powder Blush in Soul Mate is described as a petal pink. I was so looking forward to this blush because it looked like the most perfect Spring shade. However, once my brush touches the blush it turns to powder. If I tap off any excess I’m not left with much on my brush. It literally just falls off. I have scraped off a hefty layer and was able to get a really beautiful application. But it faded within the hour. The next time I went to use the blush I had the same problem. A huge powder fest! If I don’t tap off any excess I at least get some color payoff. But it’s patchy and doesn’t blend out easily. It definitely does not make for a good look.

You can see a look I created with all of these products below.

ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection

Overall, I do think it was a really cute collection. I wish I could be more excited about it, but honestly ColourPop ruined the experience for me.

Have you tried anything from the ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection? Also, if you purchased the Soul Mate Blush, how was it?

Info

Product: ColourPop X Zoella Brunch Date Collection
Price: $5.00 – $89.00
Purchase: colourpop.com

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