ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette

Posted in Beauty, ColourPop on June 12, 2017 | 12 Comments »


ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette

ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette

ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette

Swatches: Take a Break, Issues, Centerfold, Slim Fit

Ok so remember when I was all ‘Death to ColourPop?’ Well, that lasted about 2 months. Just after I decided to ban them they came out with their new pressed shadows. My friend ordered a bunch and kept telling me how I had to stop being so stubborn and place an order. I was very tempted, but I stood my ground. Then their Valentine’s Day promo photos started making their rounds on Instagram and I knew I had to swallow my pride and get myself a little something. I did and have been ordering from them since. I still have to post about the Valentine’s Day stuff I got, but for now I want to talk about some of their other pressed shadows. Like the Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Palette. For the record, I do still hate them. But my love for makeup is much stronger. And that’s where I’m at right now.

ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette

Blow Me Away contains 4 pressed shadows in the shades Take a Break which is a duochrome peach with a subtle gold flip, Issues which is a matte pastel peach, Centerfold which is a matte vibrant coral, and Slim Fit which is a matte hot red coral. The palette itself is a cute white cardboard box with a slim window in the front revealing the shadows. The box is covered in lots of silver stars and tucked inside a bright orange cardboard sleeve.

I’m digging the fun, Summer friendly shades. They all applied and blended beautifully. Even the matte shades surprisingly. I did end up using another darker shade from another palette to balance out all of the coral and peach tones. But it all still makes for a super cute look.

I’d like to note that the shades Centerfold and Slim Fit are not intended for use in the immediate eye area. I wish I had known that before applying Slim Fit on my lower lash line. I just know some of that got in my eye. I’ll probably overthink that one of these nights I’m trying to go to sleep at a reasonable hour.

ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette

I’ll definitely purchase more of their pressed products. I’d like to see them offer some larger palettes so that we could build our own palettes in one place. In the meantime I got myself a MAC palette to store all of my ColourPop shadows. I can probably fill it up already. For $5 a pop you really can’t go wrong. Some shades are even on sale for $4! I’d definitely pop in and take a look. But be careful with their shipping. I guess with ColourPop it’s a risk we all take. One can only hope that they start putting more effort into their customer service in the near future.

You can see a look I created with the Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Palette below. I applied Take a Break on my lid, Centerfold in my inner crease, and Slim Fit in my outer crease and on my lower lash line (lightly).

ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette
ColourPop Blow Me Away Palette

Note: Remember when I talked about those beautiful It Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Palettes? I’m wearing Instant Nude Glow in the photos above! Those palettes are gorgeous and I highly suggest testing them out if you spot them at your local Ulta!

ColourPop now offers larger palettes! I’ve already ordered a few and will post about it soon!

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ColourPop To And From

Posted in Beauty, ColourPop on January 5, 2017 | 29 Comments »


ColourPop To And From

ColourPop To And From

ColourPop To And From

ColourPop To And From

ColourPop To And From

ColourPop To And From

ColourPop To And From

Swatches: Baewatch, Cami, Pack Pack, Parker, Tutu, Weekender

So y’all might be wondering why I’m blogging about products from a company that sent me crap smashed to bits and gave me the hardest time ever trying to get it replaced. For the record, I did in fact ban ColourPop. I’m very unhappy with how they handled my complaint. I honestly felt like they believed it was my fault. Yes, because I opted to receive something as fragile as a cream based highlighter surrounded in a thin piece of foam tucked inside of a flimsy paper package. I could go on about this incident, but in the end it just doesn’t matter. They lost my business. Not that it really matters to them, but I see no point in dedicating an entire post on how bad they messed up.

That being said, I do still have a bunch of ColourPop items to blog about. I went a little crazy last month and have a few dozen items to post. I do still love their products. I won’t sit here and lie and say it’s crap. Their customer service on the other hand is total crap. And once I make my way through my last few hauls I will not be posting any more new items from the brand. Unless I use older products in a look. I mean I’m not going to just throw them out! They’re great products! But ColourPop broke my heart and for that they must pay. Look at me sounding like a bitter ex!

After trying out the Hello Kitty Lippie Stix I was left wanting more. So when I saw the To And From set from the holiday collection, I just knew I had to make it mine. The packaging is on the bulky side. I think it would have been fine in the record case alone. The outer cardboard is a bit much to me. Like something they could use to send their fragile highlighters in to keep them from breaking.

Not so subtle digs aside, I love the shades included in this set! It’s a nice mix of neutral and bold. And all of them are matte! You can see all of the shades in action below!

ColourPop To And From

Baewatch is described as a dusty rose.

ColourPop To And From

Cami is described as a mid-tone mauve.

ColourPop To And From

Pack Pack is described as a deepened dirty plum.

ColourPop To And From

Parker is described as a mid-tone warm nude.

ColourPop To And From

Tutu is described as a blackened red violet.

ColourPop To And From

Weekender is described as a warm true red.

I found all of the shades to be surprisingly creamy. They all applied beautifully! A few of the darker shades can be a little stiff at first, but after a few applications they apply beautifully. Pack Pack and Tutu can look a little patchy. You’re also going to want to prep your lips really good beforehand because these two don’t play nice with dry lips. The other shades were much more forgiving. Pack Pack also looks much bolder in person. Aside from the slight patchiness it’s actually a very beautiful shade. My swatch really doesn’t do it much justice. I’ll have to work it into another look to really show her off. Tutu doesn’t look totally matte on me, but I don’t really mind because it really is a pretty shade. All of the shades were very comfortable. I didn’t find them to be drying. They don’t last too long and they really don’t hold up so well with food and drink. But reapplying is easy so it’s not really an issue with me.

Overall, I’m really happy with my purchase. I’m excited to have a few more of the Lippie Stix in my collection because I really do like them.

So how is the new year treating you so far?

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ColourPop Hello Kitty Collection

Posted in Beauty, ColourPop on November 17, 2016 | 26 Comments »


ColourPop Hello Kitty Collection

ColourPop Hello Kitty Collection

ColourPop Hello Kitty Collection

Swatches: Surprise, Tiny Chum, Konichiwa, Coin Purse, School Is Fun

Now you just know I had to get in on the ColourPop Hello Kitty Collection! My order surprisingly shipped within 3 days and was in my hands within the week! I say surprisingly because I’ve had to wait well over 2 weeks for less popular collection releases. I’m not complaining though!

I think ColourPop did a wonderful job on this collection. The packaging is cute as heck! It’s simple, but nicely done. I wasn’t really sold on the eyeshadow shades, but everything else is as colorful and sparkly as I’d expect it to be. I only picked up a few items. I totally would have purchased the kit if the eyeshadows were more exciting to me. I was a little bummed that the highlighter and blush included in the kit wasn’t sold separately. It seems I wasn’t alone in that. Anyway, here’s what I picked up.

ColourPop Hello Kitty Ultra Metallic Lip in Surprise $6.00
Surprise is described as a metallic finish dynamic cool toned ruby red topped with copper and hot pink glitter. This is the lipstick I was most excited to try. It looks all kinds of sparkly and pretty. I think it’s the perfect holiday lip shade.

It’s very creamy. It’s a little on the thick side, but it still applies nicely and evenly. It’s a little gritty because of all the glitter, but it doesn’t affect application. It made for a nice comfortable wear, but it did feel a little drying toward the end of the day. It wasn’t transfer-proof, but it did hold up well to food and drink with only a little fading on the inner part of my mouth. It also leaves behind a bit of a stain. Aside from the drying and fading, it’s a really beautiful lipstick. This is easily my favorite of them all!

ColourPop Hello Kitty Ultra Metallic Lip in Surprise

ColourPop Hello Kitty Ultra Metallic Lip in Surprise

ColourPop Hello Kitty Ultra Satin Lip in Tiny Chum $6.00
Tiny Chum is described as a satin finish baby nude pink. The texture on this one is a little thinner. It applied just as nicely as Surprise. It does settle a bit into lines so you’ll want to be sure to prep your lips well before applying this one. It felt a little tacky, but it wasn’t bothersome. It lasted around 7 hours and did require a bit of a touch-up after food and drink.

ColourPop Hello Kitty Ultra Satin Lip in Tiny Chum

ColourPop Hello Kitty Ultra Satin Lip in Tiny Chum

ColourPop Hello Kitty Lippie Stix in Konichiwa $5.00
Konichiwa is described as a creme finish mid-tone cool blue pink. This lipstick is so creamy and glides onto your lips with ease. It made for one of the most comfortable wears I’ve experienced from ColourPop. It didn’t last nearly as long as the liquid lipsticks, but touching up was easy. I don’t have many Lippie Stix and I’m just now wondering why. I will have to change that! Soon!

ColourPop Hello Kitty Lippie Stix in Konichiwa

ColourPop Hello Kitty Lippie Stix in Konichiwa

ColourPop Hello Kitty Collection

ColourPop Hello Kitty Blush in Coin Purse

ColourPop Hello Kitty Blush in Coin Purse $8.00
Coin Purse is described as a matte finish bright cool toned rosy pink. It’s creamy and applies and blends beautifully. I usually use my fingers to apply their blushes. I just dab and blend in. It’s not as intimidating as it appears in the pan. But I’d still use a light hand.

ColourPop Hello Kitty Collection

ColourPop Hello Kitty Highlighter in School Is Fun

ColourPop Hello Kitty Highlighter in School Is Fun $8.00
School Is Fun is described as a pearlized finish soft iridescent duo chrome gold. It’s creamy and soft like the other highlighters I’ve tried. I use a combination of my fingers and a brush to apply their highlighters. The gold pairs beautifully with the pink. I’ll have to photograph my look the next time I wear them together. This post is already a little too heavy on the photos.

I also ordered another Lippie Stix in the shade Date Mate, but I decided to include it in my upcoming giveaway. So be on the lookout for that!

Did you order anything from the Hello Kitty Collection?

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